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Does anyone know any towbar companies that are producing a towbar for the Kuga Yet


Fords £500 for a towbar is a joke
 

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Gefff i would contact whitter or one of the other larged tow bar manufacturs and see what they will do if you lend them you car they may supply it for nothing to you


please let me know how you get on



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Hi, I placed a PXorder for a Kuga Zetec (with Bluetooth & Mat's thrown in) on Sunday subject to Towbar being available. My local Garage TC Harrison Peterborough placed an order for a Ford Detachable Towbar yesterday through their spares department yesterday and it will arrive on Friday. They have booked the fitting through a local specialist on Tuesday and I pick the car up on Thursday





So if Towbar is important, they do seem to be readily available through the Ford Spares network.



Hope this helps.
 

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Hi, although my Kuga is being held by the dealer pending the DPF Retrofit, the Towbar was fitted yesterday and it came in a £450 to supply and use their Towbar fitting specialist partner to fit it. That was £50 less that having it as a factory fit option



Just wish Ford would pull their finger out and get the DPF Retrofit parts to my dealer PDQ so I can get my hands on the car....
 

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just had a witter towbar fitted to my kuga from a company in midlands called cdf towbars. got an online quote of £260 inclusive of remove-able bar,single lecci and the dreaded vat. phoned up and got the job done next day. only a tiny bumper cut req'd too and can't tell its there when removed. very happy with the job just need to hook up a trailer now and give it a test !!!
 

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What about trailer stabalisation? What is it and how does it work? Do you get this with the witter? I'm getting bored of waiting for the Ford one now! Got some off road motorcycle events to go to!!!!!
 

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Sorry amser its only on the ford bar. It uses the ESP to apply the front brakes alternatively to stop sway.
 

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Cheers for the explanation Joe... I will just have to chase after my dealer then.






Anyone else waiting for their Ford detachable towbar?
 

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Amser. As an x biker I would love to know what type of off road biking your into....Cheers.

joe

p.s. how long have you waited for your ford bar?

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X Biker!?!? There's no such thing as an X biker!!! FFS!!!


If u'r a biker u'r a biker end of....



Only jokin! Thing is... if u've ever been a biker, u'r still entitled to call urself a biker. Maybe one day u'll be tempted back???



I've always ridden trials bikes. Tried Enduro and found it to be a bit too dangerous with a young family. So I've gone back to trials. I ride a 250cc Sherco and my son rides a 50cc GasGas. We went out for a ride the other day and here's a little vid...



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KzgECPQ6MH8



(Comical commentary provided by wife!)
 

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Hi amser.

Really enjoyed the vid. Call myself an x biker cos I ain't rode for 30 years.(you will think i is getting on a bit now, but the k has made me feel young again) I lost my left kidney on a Triumph 750 bonny back in 1975. Never rode since, but never lost lost my love of motorcycles.
I am glad you are into trials riding, it was always a favorite of mine.

Just a thought. Ask your dealer if you can have a whitters tow bar fitted with a FORD electrical kit. Can't see any reason why trailer stabilty won't work with non ford bar and ford electrical kit seems to be readily available. Let me know how you get on.

cheers joe

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Amser,

Went into my dealer tonight to collect Kuga after free 1500 mile saftey check (oops 3K now) and enquired about towbars - told me Ford one was 250 plus electrics at 105 and then fitting at £tba... I asked if he could get definitely get hold of one as "I'd heard there'd been some trouble" and after 10 minutes out back "on his computer" he said yes he could get hold of one. Would be the original Ford part as well he said after I double checked.
 

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Wildyce.

It seems some ford dealers are more committed than others. My dealer got mine in 10 days at a time when some people had been waiting weeks.
 

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Have been pricing up the towbar for my Kuga. Suprised to find that the Ford detachable towbar is actually cheaper to buy than a witter detachable. I forget the exact price but it was around £280, the witter is priced at £320 with vat.Obviously fitting is to be taken into account but diy is not difficult. Anyone with a Ford employee discount can get the bar for about £180. the 13 pin electrics were about £150 retail or £80 employee, which is still cheaper than the dedicated kits available on the net from towequipe or similar.
If anybody has a factory fitted bar with 13pin e-kit, you will find the power and charging terminals are not operational. the wires should be in the boot ready for you to wire via a relay from the battery. On the dealer parts screen a lead is available to connect to the battery and via a fused supplies power to the continuous power pin, and by a smartcom self swithching relay (approx £10 from towsure) could provide the battery charge / fridge switched supply. Not got mine yet as my family still need to eat etc... but sometime soon i will get mine.
 

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Hi BruceKuga


Just read yout thread re factory fitted Towbar with 13 pin socket. I have this fitted to my Kuga and have been worried that fridge etc. does not work when connected via convertor to 12S and 12 N pligs on my van. Can you tell me where to look for the wires in the boot and any further info./parts numbers so that I can get this sorted.


Hope you can help
 

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As i havent fitted mine yet i`m not 100% sure, but the wires should be one redand one yellow behind trim nearside boot trim. you should find them taped up to the wiring near to the 2 electrical boxes (fog lamp cut out and trailer light relay) fixed to the nearside rear corner. The part no i cant help you sorry, but if you speak to a Ford parts shop to look at the page with Kuga detachable towbar on it, on the right side it shows at the top the 2 electric boxes i refer to above, and belowthem a lead which is labelled 13 pin power supply. For a switchable relay check out Towsure and look for a Smartcom relay.Sorry but best i can do. Good luck. PERMANENT POWER FEED PIN 9 RED WIRE, SWITCHED POWER SUPPLY FOR CHARGING PIN 10 YELLOW WIRE.Edited by: BruceKuga
 

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Hi

I've looked @ CDF, did you have a fixed or detachable towbar fitted? I'm looking for a cycle carrier, I can't use my tailgate one as it bends the spoiler


Cheers

Steve
 
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