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Author Topic: When is a towbar not a towbar?  (Read 169 times)

Offline Mirez

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When is a towbar not a towbar?
« on: October 28, 2021, 12:26:45 pm »
I'll just leave this here:

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Re: When is a towbar not a towbar?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2021, 01:16:05 pm »
OMG that's got to be just bolted to the crash bar surely? SKETCHY AF.

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Re: When is a towbar not a towbar?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 06:13:23 pm »
Haha I saw that other week while waiting at traffic lights,was going to take a picture but the person was stood next to it

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Re: When is a towbar not a towbar?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 07:05:51 pm »
Do they not check this stuff during the mot
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Re: When is a towbar not a towbar?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2021, 08:06:32 pm »
Haha I saw that other week while waiting at traffic lights,was going to take a picture but the person was stood next to it

lol, wondered if you had seen it! It's got some box thing bolted on the roof as well, thought it was a solar panel to start with but its a bit overkill if it is!


I don't think it is included within the MoT. The rule (I believe) is that the ball has to be secured and not worn, I think they expect it will be a proper tow bar installation and not a DIY affair! I guess it depends what they are pulling with it, it could just be for a cycle rack but the more I look at it I think AK is right and it has to be bolted onto the crashbar.
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Re: When is a towbar not a towbar?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2021, 08:57:18 pm »
They had another mpv a while back that had the same contraption on the roof,no idea what it is though. There is all sorts of junk in that little yard.

 

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