I tow with my Kuga and although I have only been out with the van six times I have found there to be no need for extending mirrors. BUT my van is only 7' 2" wide. I will have a new 7' 6" one for next season and that may alter my view. (no pun intended). It is just borderline between useing or not useing them at the moment.
Collect my Panther Black Kuga Zetec on 2nd Sep, only the basic model so I will have to fit a towbar.
Was yours factory fitted?, If not what make did you go for?, is it fixed or detachable? and are you happy with it ?.
Many thanks- Elder
Yes and no. My Kuga was an existing new stock item at Polar Ford (Wakefield), I did the deal included in which, was a Witter detatchable towbar. The fitting was carried out at the dealership by a third party Auto Electrician used regularly by them. I have used Witter tow bars for the last twenty odd years, they are excellent. HOWEVER on this one unless you are straight when coupling up it is difficult to get the Alko hitch lever all the way up/back as it presses on the rear skirt. In use I have had no problems. It would be easier to use if it projected out another 15-20mm. Enjoy your kuga, I do (when I can get it from my wife). This is my first Ford ownership and so far it is a delight, done about 3500 miles (i should say the wife has done most of it). They tow very well and give no stability problems, with superb brakes. I have no wish to upset any koc members but reading various posts over the weeks it seems that I got a very good deal at £18000.00 all in (March 09).
I've finished fitting my detachable towbar (Bosal) last weekend. The instructions said about 60 to 90 minutes to completely fit. Well it took me 4 hours to fit the mechanical bits, and about 3 weeks on and off to do the electrics. I fitted the 12N and 12S sockets.
the reason I got a bosal (detach) was because you do not have to cut anything out of the bumper. There are several threads on the forum relating to towbars - have a look.