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#1 AlanW

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

Has anyone got a new shape Focus estate fitted with a detachable tow bar (or even a normal one would suffice) that could post a couple of pictures please?

I am seriously thinking of getting one fitted just to transport bikes about, expensive option I know, but I don't like the idea of three/four bikes on the roof! And having come from a Mondeo estate, I've now lost 300mm interior length.

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#2 NorthSussex

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

I hang 2 mountain bikes off the back of a Mk2.5 estate with a 6 strap bike carrier, no probs; much cheaper option than the tow bar route. :)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

I hang 2 mountain bikes off the back of a Mk2.5 estate with a 6 strap bike carrier, no probs; much cheaper option than the tow bar route. :)


Sorry, but I never been a huge fan of these type of carriers. I had one once and it was more hassle than it was worth. I just want to clamp a carrier on and be away with the least amount of bother as possible!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Having got some quotes yesterday, me thinks its time for a rethink!

£550 to supply and fit a Witter detachable tow bar and single electrics, but then you have to take the car to a Ford dealer to have a "update" on the CanBus system.

How much do you think the dealership would charge to do this, simple 5 minute job?

£106.....the robbing swine's!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:29 AM

Having got some quotes yesterday, me thinks its time for a rethink!

£550 to supply and fit a Witter detachable tow bar and single electrics, but then you have to take the car to a Ford dealer to have a "update" on the CanBus system.

How much do you think the dealership would charge to do this, simple 5 minute job?

£106.....the robbing swine's!

That's why I use a strap rack for my bikes, it only takes 10 minutes to fit and is very stable.


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