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 Post subject: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:26 pm 
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Sorry if this is the wrong area but I am looking at getting a towbar fitted to tow an occasional trailer when collecting logs and the odd bit of furniture.

Having looked around I wondered if anyone knew how easy it was to fit a tow bar to a D22 (there is no rear bumper) and if it's easy where the best place to get a kit would be.

I can handle a drill and am comfortable with 12v electrics but all the sites I've seen that mention instructions say about drilling 13mm holes and without the kit in front of me I am not sure exactly where the holes would be (I don't have a ramp so would have to be working under the car on the ground if it makes any difference).

Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:38 pm 
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i've just taken a non bumper tow bar off mine looked like the holes were factory drilled for want of a better phrase
where abouts are you?
if anywhere near peterborough you could look at mine to see if it fits (i'd even help fit it :) )

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 Post subject: Re: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Hi Siday, that's sods law, I moved from Peterborough to North Wales about 6 weeks ago (hence me buying the Navara).

Ahtyrrel, that sounds like a good idea - I'll have a look tomorrow to see if I can source one locally (or at least get it here quickly)

Thanks both for your help :)


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 Post subject: Re: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:47 pm 
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its 5 holes in each chassis member for the d22 2 have captive nuts and the other 3 need nuts, be careful of the bumper type towbars as most arent rated to tow more than a bag of coal on a rollerskate
if you dont get sorted before you visit friends over this way give me a shout fortyniner :)

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 Post subject: Re: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:59 pm 
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Just wanted to publicly say thank you to Siday - I called in to his place today and not only did he sell me hit old towbar but even fitted it for me - so now I have an official Nissan towbar on the back of the car :D


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 Post subject: Re: D22 towbar - how easy to fit at home?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:23 pm 
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youre welcome mate just a shame my mrs sodded off with the new bolts or it would've literally been a 15 minute job :)

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