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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: car tow bar adviceq Reply with quote

I'm planning on fitting a tow bar to the new Astra the question is which type -- swan next or fixed flange?

What are the pros & cons of either?

One thing with the flange type is I could put a jaw and pin hitch on - easier as tie down point for the canoe.

The car has rear reversing sensors - does this affect the decision of which to go for

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't have a swan neck unless it was removable as I don't see the point. Atleast with a standard type you can put something on to protect your bumper.

Remember if your going for a pin and ball type hitch and are planning to tow a trailer on both you need the two mounting positions to keep a trailer level.

I've never had a tow bar affect parking sensors but I guess it depends where they are on the bumper.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't get after market reversing sensors to work when I had a NATO hitch on the 110
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I couldn't get after market reversing sensors to work when I had a NATO hitch on the 110


That was because you left the trailer on...

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