Re: Best Towbar for UK Hatchback
On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:52:55 +0100, "Neil McDonald"
>"Philip Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I am looking to purchase a detachable towbar (with relevant
>> accessories) for a UK 2002 Ford Focus 5-Door Hatchback. I am keen that
>> no cut is required in the rear bumper, so I understand that a
>> detachable one is preferred. Any recommendations on a suitable towbar
>> (that will be used only for a trailer) with any fittings that may be
>I have a Witter (non-detachable) towbar on my 2004 Focus - it does not need
>any cuts in the bumper. It is fitted by removing the bumper, sliding the
>towbar into the now-exposed ends of the chassis rails, bolting it up, and
>then refitting the bumper. The bar curves up from under the bumper to the
>plate for the towball. Should cost about £200 fitted.
I will second Neil's comments on the Witter bar and add that this make
does have the best reputation around for towbars. The only detachable
one I looked at was Fords own which was very expensive at around £500
a couple of years ago.