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    Default Towbar question regarding fitting

    Afternoon all.

    I am looking at getting a towbar, and have seen a thread on here where a member had a Westfalia detachable bar (was a silver siggy, cant remember members name).

    My question is, are there holes and stuff already below the car to bolt into, or will I need to do a bit of drilling?

    Was thinking of getting this bar: http://www.westfalia-automotive.de/index.php?id=32&L=1

    from these people:
    http://www.towbarsdirect.co.uk/Vauxhall.htm

    But any further advice would be most welcome.

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    you will need to get a stepdrill to go out to 40mm ( or a 40mm holesaw) and a 20mm holesaw.. the car needs the boot floorpan drilling in the premarked dimples to line up with the holes already in the chassis legs.. then use the 40mm holesaw to pass through the wiring to the rear electrical centre..

    Biggest tip i can give... Use the genuine VX wiring kit... its £40 and it's all plug and play... BUT be warned... to fit the bar you'll need to remove the rear trims from the back pillars/sides of the boot etc etc...so it's quite a big job to strip it, but not so big a job to fit the bar.

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    the stripping out is the worst and most time consuming part.the rest of it is hamdy enough.i done my siggy about 3 months ago
    and as GSI said you will need about a 40mm hole saw.
    there is indents om the inside when you remove the trim of where the holes are.get a hairdryer to remove the soundproofing on the lefthand side.
    hope this helps

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    When I did my Signum, I took the longer route of completely stripping the boot area, but boy did it make fitting the tow bar easier.

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    Default detachable towbar

    Quote Originally Posted by cheekylemon View Post
    Afternoon all.

    I am looking at getting a towbar, and have seen a thread on here where a member had a Westfalia detachable bar (was a silver siggy, cant remember members name).

    My question is, are there holes and stuff already below the car to bolt into, or will I need to do a bit of drilling?

    Was thinking of getting this bar: http://www.westfalia-automotive.de/index.php?id=32&L=1

    from these people:
    http://www.towbarsdirect.co.uk/Vauxhall.htm

    But any further advice would be most welcome.
    try www.Towequipe.co.uk i had the same tow bar as you are looking at its 100% invisable fitted at home by there mobile team, single elec's,relay, very good job would recomend to all £269 with a life time guarantee i think this has to have a yearly inspection for a nominal fee to keep the warrenty but its up to you ,the only thing if you do it yourself remember to remove the tar based lining where the plates sit inside the boot they do it with a hot air gun.

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