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Hey, Anyone had a retractable towbar fitted by dealer ? I didnt spec one on my build and am starting to wish I had.
I do mountain biking and cant bring myself to put a mud laden bike in the back of my shiny new car just yet. Was thinking retractable towbar and tow mount rack would save me.
Any advice ?
 

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Good day Danb....someone posted on the forum that they were having the retractable towbar fitted by his dealer and would be ready next week.... for the like of me, I cannot find that post at the moment...but it is somewhere on here ;) :)
 

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It normally involves removing the rear bumper, and several items of trim inside the luggage area, possibly running new wires to fuse box, to enable fitting. The electrics are the most important part, and dedicated wiring looms for lighting and probably a software update will be required, so its likely to be as expensive as the factory fit one I'm afraid. Many dealers outsource fitting to specialist towbar fitting companies. If thats the case with your local VW dealer, then it may be worth shopping around reputable fitters, as it could be cheaper direct, but to avoid any problems, they need to be accredited fitting companies.
 

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I had one fitted by the dealer!
 

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rjo said:
I had one fitted by the dealer!
Do you mind me asking?
Was it retractable as per the factory fit?
How much did the stealers charge ?
Was it a day of a job ?

Thanks
 

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Yes it was the swivel as per Factory and the same charge as per factory - excellent job - morning job
 

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Danb - fom rjo experience, the dealer definitely sounds like the option to go for, as on some cars, aftermarket towbars can work out more expensive than factory fit, and no warranty issues as well
 

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I'm not saying that your local stealer will do it for that price, I was quoting my experience - I have dealt with my supplier for many years having bought 5 vehicles in the last 4 years!
 
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