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Hi,

My name is Craig and in September I will be taking delivery of a 2019 model Navara N-Guard in Twilight Grey, I got a good deal through the leasing company Gateway2Lease.

Never owned a pick up before but always wanted one since Marty McFly got his black Hilux...

We have two kids (7/8) and I work offshore so the idea behind the truck is that it will be a lot easier for the missus loading up bikes and going on adventures, also i forever pottering about in the house and the garden which requires materials / skip runs!

I've asked a friend of mine that has a contact in Nissan Aberdeen to price the N-Guard black Tonneau Cover, Style bars, and a tow bar with 13 pin electrics for supply only and I will fit myself.

With regards to the Tow bar I've noticed a few historic posts about people having issues with a different style connector on the N-Guards? Has this been cleared up? I would rather get a tow bar from a specialist as it would probably be cheaper but I don't want something arriving that won't connect up easily due to connector this issue, hence why I'm just pricing from Nissan at the moment.

Thanks for your help

Craig
 

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Welcome to the forum.

A pickup is a great lifestyle vehicle, a bit longer than the average SUV, but no harder to drive.
Watch out for the tip runs, you may not be allowed into tips local to you.
The towbar height changed slightly around 2018/2019, but provided you get the right one it won't be an issue.
 

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Good point about local refuse centers. I'm in Leeds and the first time I went in the Navara they were going to turn me away as it's classed as a commercial vehicle. Anyway, once I explained I had no idea they let me in. They handed me a form to fill in, Leeds City Council wanted a copy of my V5C, proof of address and I think that was it. Several weeks later I got a sheet of 12 permits - I just have to fill it in and hand it over if I ever go to the tip.
 

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Good point about local refuse centers. I'm in Leeds and the first time I went in the Navara they were going to turn me away as it's classed as a commercial vehicle. Anyway, once I explained I had no idea they let me in. They handed me a form to fill in, Leeds City Council wanted a copy of my V5C, proof of address and I think that was it. Several weeks later I got a sheet of 12 permits - I just have to fill it in and hand it over if I ever go to the tip.
No chance where I live.
 

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Never owned a pick up before but always wanted one since Marty McFly got his black Hilux...
Hello, Craig, welcome.

If that scene doesn't make someone want a truck, then there's something far wrong! So that'll obviously be since 1985 then....!!

D23 nice choice, Twilight Grey, nice colour.
 

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Hello, Craig, welcome.

If that scene doesn't make someone want a truck, then there's something far wrong! So that'll obviously be since 1985 then....!!

D23 nice choice, Twilight Grey, nice colour.
The Council down my way are the same you can’t get into a refuse centre with a pick up or a van without a permit the permit is applied for online It only lasts a day can be a bit of a hassle when your renovating a house, It’s to keep self employed builders out.
 

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Hi,

My name is Craig and in September I will be taking delivery of a 2019 model Navara N-Guard in Twilight Grey, I got a good deal through the leasing company Gateway2Lease.

Never owned a pick up before but always wanted one since Marty McFly got his black Hilux...

We have two kids (7/8) and I work offshore so the idea behind the truck is that it will be a lot easier for the missus loading up bikes and going on adventures, also i forever pottering about in the house and the garden which requires materials / skip runs!

I've asked a friend of mine that has a contact in Nissan Aberdeen to price the N-Guard black Tonneau Cover, Style bars, and a tow bar with 13 pin electrics for supply only and I will fit myself.

With regards to the Tow bar I've noticed a few historic posts about people having issues with a different style connector on the N-Guards? Has this been cleared up? I would rather get a tow bar from a specialist as it would probably be cheaper but I don't want something arriving that won't connect up easily due to connector this issue, hence why I'm just pricing from Nissan at the moment.

Thanks for your help

Craig
I picked up a second hand towbar from the wreckers for 1/3 of the new price ,it came with the harness and the plug prewired as there is a plug passenger side just above the spare wheel to connect to ,
 

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I picked up a second hand towbar from the wreckers for 1/3 of the new price ,it came with the harness and the plug prewired as there is a plug passenger side just above the spare wheel to connect to ,
When I worked as a mechanic with merc the sales were stoped from reuseing tow bars, They used to change them over from the trade in vehicle at one time don’t know if it was something to do with health safety
 

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Thanks for the tip regarding the waste centres, I looked into it and they are soon introducing the 12 permits a year set up, I work an offshore rotation so means two runs every time home which shouldn't pose too many issues.
 

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Thanks for the tip regarding the waste centres, I looked into it and they are soon introducing the 12 permits a year set up, I work an offshore rotation so means two runs every time home which shouldn't pose too many issues.
Will have to go back on there web site to see if they have started the 12 permit system here don’t no if the rules are different depending what area your in.
 

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My local authority won't allow a pickup, no exceptions. Most others seem more accommodating.
Our council is ok as long as your pick ups private owned you show your I.d on the way in with one permit you were allowed up to 6 visits a day don’t know if it’s changed now will find out shortly,
 

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Will have to go back on there web site to see if they have started the 12 permit system here don’t no if the rules are different depending what area your in.
I'm in Aberdeenshire and the permit system isn't up and running yet, I think it would have been but COVID arrived and now it's by appointment.
 

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I'm in Aberdeenshire and the permit system isn't up and running yet, I think it would have been but COVID arrived and now it's by appointment.
Same down hear just outside Glasgow only plastic bags there taking just now the permit system not restarted yet.
 
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