(08-01-2013, 09:21 AM)Fletch Wrote: I had a bad experience with the "visit you at home type company" I used. After about a year I was on a campsite near Blackpool and as I put my bike on the rack I noticed the whole tow bar dropped and I could easily wobble it about! A frightening experience when you've got to get a caravan home. Anyway, I took it steady and got home without losing anything. I found out the twit that fitted it had only bolted it onto the bumper carrier! There was 2 bars going into the car chassis that were not bolted in.
The guy that did it told me he was a time served qualified mechanic and seemed a competent chap. I usually do everything myself without exception but I couldn't buy the towbar for what they charged to supply and fit.
Lesson learned, NOBODY touches my cars now
Did you take action on this?
No, I was going to send an email with photos but they didn't have an email address, which kind of says what they think of customer care.
I blame myself a bit too, I should have known better. I had a fiesta van once and the garage that sold it me fitted the towbar (a Ford dealership by the way) and the electrics were wired into the little thin boot courtesy light wire, needless to say I ended up doing it myself 6 months later when the lights failed.
Just looking at fitting a tow bar to our Berlingo which we have yet to collect. 59 Plate Multispace XTR. I have had three quotes from two companies. Phil Taylor Towbars £240 spliced or £320 for one with the dedicated wiring kit. Indespension £240/£215 depending on what length and spliced in or £390 for one with the dedicated wiring kit. My question is " Is it better to have the dedicated wiring kit" or is plain spliced ok? and does anyone know these companies. I think I would rather go for the dedicated loom but don't want to pay £400 for it. I will let the experts tell me whether it is worth it. What difference does it actually make?