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Hi all, looking to tow a caravan when I purchase a new Kuga.


I was just wondering if I can get the detatchable tow bar form a dealership, and then get it fitted via the dealer cheaper than the £500 being charged as an extra.



Reason Im asking is that I can get 33% off all ford parts and servicing due to working for Ford. But if I can get the tow bar at a discounted rate, how much would the dealer charge to fit it?



As I think I might as well get it as an extra if they charge a huge ammount to fit it?
 

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If you work for Ford, have a look at HROnline. there is a PDF on there for Accessories that shows the summer accessories offers with Privilege prices.


The KUGA fixed and detachable towbars are listed with a "fitted from" price
 

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Hi, I purchased my Kuga during the launch week and got a Ford kit that the local dealer had fitted by a local tow bar specialist (they do not fit it themselves for some reason). Total cost was £400 including parts, fitting and twin electrics.

We tow a Bailey Pageant Monarch and it is a fantastic match (used to have a 2L Petrol 07 plate Mondeo). A real joy to drive (and it got us out of the mud on a hilly CL site and as there were no other real 4x4's around, we had to help 2 others off the site as their Passatt and Avensis just churned up the mud).

It is so good you sometimes forget you have a van behind you so had to purchase a TomTom 920T that includes the option to have a max speed alarm set.

The other advantage of a ford tow bar is that it includes the connections to support the Trailer Assist Control function of the ABS/ESB electronics in the Kuga.
 

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Thanks guys. got a price for £250 for the Fordtow bar, and also get 33% off that so am just hoping now fitting wont cost that much lol.


Would be looking to tow a Pageant Burgundy or a Senator Indiana, and am really looking forward to it, as its my first real effort in the caravaning world. can you tell me what twin electrics mean on the tow bar??



And the trailer assist control is a nice little touch too, I was cosidering getting the rear view camera installed too, or would you say this is a waste of money??
 

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Hi Daisbuys, Looks like a good price. The twin electrics are the old Black and Grey plugs as my Bailey was pre-13 Pin Europlug.


We get on OK without the rearview camera as there are two of us. Camera is a good idea if you want to hitch up on your own. We have a motormover on our Monarch so even hitching up without someone to guide is simple.



I'd use the money saved not having the camera to go for the Motormover on the van as it has got us out of a few binds on difficult sites.



Happy caravanning ;-)
 
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