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Tow bars

29 Aug 2020 20:54 - 29 Aug 2020 20:55 #227523 by lightning
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Ebay has fixed and detachable towbars for the Gen 4 Jimny at £100-150
Has anybody tried one. Which is better, fixed air detachable?

Fixed Swan Neck Towbar for Suzuki Jimny Mini SUV 2018 onwards Tow Bar 37031/F_A1

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29 Aug 2020 21:05 #227524 by Roger Fairclough
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The important point is that no part of the ball or neck be allowed to obstruct the number plate. There is probably an illustration as to the angle at which the plate is viewed to determine if it is obstructed in much the same as there is an illustration of chips in windscreens to determine if you need a new screen. My own tow ball can be removed the problem is I forget to do it!


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29 Aug 2020 21:24 #227528 by Lambert
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I have had both types on various Jimny and it really depends on how much towing you regularly do. Dreadnaught is a detachable and is a constant pain because I am forever taking it on and off because I don't want the swan neck getting pinched but it's an odd week that doesn't see a trailer on the back. The previous spare Jimny was fixed and a pain because you were forever whacking your shins on it every time you were in the back and being fixed it wasn't simple to remove it for the 75% of the time it wasn't needed. Either way though go direct to TowTrust for a good price on a quality bar.

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29 Aug 2020 22:23 #227532 by Scimike
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I have detachable swan neck on our G3 and like Lambert found it's a shin whacker if you leave it fitted, so it's good for me it's removable. I only tow every few weeks so fitting it's not an issue, but it's a heavy lump to handle.

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03 Sep 2020 21:45 #227693 by gilburton
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Apart from the detachable aspect you might consider whether you need a standard bolt on flange type as they are more versatile when it comes to bolt on extras.
I believe you can get them in detachable form as well? eg cycle carriers or similar.

I started off high and worked my way down ever since :-)

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