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    Does anyone have or know anyone who has a towbar fitted to there vectra sri, reason for asking is i want to know if the trim on the back bumper has to be cut (hope not) cause that cost me £45 lol
    Hopefully going to buy a caravan this year.

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    I have a Witter towbar on my 06 Vectra SRi hatch. No bumper cutting was required. Obviously check with the specific towbar you buy but it shouldn't be required.

    Can post photo if you want

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    Witter detachable on my GSi and standard bumper insert. No cutting required or done.

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    mine used to have a tow bar and the sri bumper was not cut

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    Thats good enough for me, cheers guys!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davieboy1976 View Post
    Does anyone have or know anyone who has a towbar fitted to there vectra sri, reason for asking is i want to know if the trim on the back bumper has to be cut (hope not) cause that cost me £45 lol
    Hopefully going to buy a caravan this year.
    It'll depend which brand of towbar you have fitted - some do, some don't - it may also depend whether it's flange, swan-neck or detachable.

    Look at the towbar manufacturers website - you should be able to down load the fitting instructions and check.

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    I have done many a towbar on Vectra C, I know for sure that the following do not need a bumper cut for SRi/VXR/Standard bumper

    VX Geniune Swan Neck
    VX Genuine Detachable
    Tow Equippe Flanged
    Towsure Flanged

    Don't know about Witter as I have never fitted one.

    The best towbar in my opinion is the Vauxhall detachable, 100% hidden when not in use.

    Vauxhall do state you have to cut the bumper and buy the seperate cover but they have to state this due to type approval etc. But in practice you don't need to.

    Regarding electrics, you will need 12N and 12S for caravanning, spend the bit extra and get the genuine Vauxhall plug in electrics.

    Some on here will say to hack into the car's wiring and it will work, this is not good practice.

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    as above no cutting required on my sri with witter bar..

    what caravan you thinking of geting ??

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    I have a PCT removable towbar and no bumper cut was needed. It is also very well hidden when not in use, as Maverick said use the genuine VX electrics....very easy to fit and very reliable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    spend the bit extra and get the genuine Vauxhall plug in electrics.

    Some on here will say to hack into the car's wiring and it will work, this is not good practice.
    good advice there.

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