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Hi all,
Iam looking to have a towbar fitted to my Compass Drifter (Boxer based)
does anyone know where I can get this done,also am considering carrying a scooter so the towbar will have to be able to carry this extra weight.I will be having the suspension uprated as well.

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Bill,

You can get it done at lots of places, but I'd be wasting your time recommending one if you're at the other end of the country! :)

You can work out your weight limits (there are 4 to consider) by advice and formulae on MHF.

Dave
 

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It may be a good idea to get the chassis extension, and have a platform at the rear - but again, look into the weight aspect first. Towballs will take a maximum vertical force of 150kg - they are designed to pull, and cannot hold downward forces well. Something to consider - most tpwbars have this info stamped on them.
 

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Watling engineers have a weight calculator on their web site, cannot recall the address but Google should find them. I bought my scooter rack from them and had towbar made up by local company.
 

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I took the chassis extension tow-bar off my Hymer 544 ,,,,,,,,,and the van leapt up into the air in relief,,,,, and it drives much better without. The van is fitted with air assisters on the rear springs.

After the removal it was obvious that the extra weight had made the van wallow around corners and sway to an alarming degree,,,, goodness knows what it would have been like with a scooter on board as well.

Be aware that your van will drive differently with the extra weight
 

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I took the chassis extension tow-bar off my Hymer 544 ,,,,,,,,,and the van leapt up into the air in relief,,,,, and it drives much better without. The van is fitted with air assisters on the rear springs.

After the removal it was obvious that the extra weight had made the van wallow around corners and sway to an alarming degree,,,, goodness knows what it would have been like with a scooter on board as well.

Be aware that your van will drive differently with the extra weight
In this case I would say something was wrong. My Swift sinks around 5mm at the rear wheel arch when I load my 98kg scooter and handing is not really affected, not that it has much in the first place. I have no extra assitance on the rear springs.
 
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