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Tow bar and Trailer

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:17 pm

Thinking of getting tow bar added to my wee Susuki Alto and then buying a small trailer. 2 issues arise.

A) Where is the cheapest place in the greater Belfast/Ballymena/Holywood area to get a tow bar added to a car?
B) Is anyone here disposing of an unwanted but roadworthy trailer that they would like collected?

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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby BR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:42 pm

HwoodMike2umate wrote:Thinking of getting tow bar added to my wee Susuki Alto and then buying a small trailer. 2 issues arise.

A) Where is the cheapest place in the greater Belfast/Ballymena/Holywood area to get a tow bar added to a car?
B) Is anyone here disposing of an unwanted but roadworthy trailer that they would like collected?

Ponder and discuss. No rush.

Going to have to be a lightweight trailer!
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm

Well its largely downhill from my house to the dump/recycle depot in Holywood and trailer will be empty on the way back home.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby BR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm

HwoodMike2umate wrote:Well its largely downhill from my house to the dump/recycle depot in Holywood and trailer will be empty on the way back home.

It's the downhills that frighten me. When your recycling overtakes you on the way.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby big mervyn » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:33 pm

In theory, a Suzuki Alto can legally tow up to 750kg (or 85% of kerb weight).

I got a towbar fitted by David Murphy, Belfast Road, Carryduff. Tell your insurance company.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby BaggyTrousers » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:50 pm

BR wrote:
HwoodMike2umate wrote:Well its largely downhill from my house to the dump/recycle depot in Holywood and trailer will be empty on the way back home.

It's the downhills that frighten me. When your recycling overtakes you on the way.


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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby big mervyn » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:55 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:
BR wrote:
HwoodMike2umate wrote:Well its largely downhill from my house to the dump/recycle depot in Holywood and trailer will be empty on the way back home.

It's the downhills that frighten me. When your recycling overtakes you on the way.


Superb mental picture, especially Mike's "Mayor of Hiroshima" :shock: look when it happens. :shock:

Is this anything to do with HWM's Alliance chums on the City council planning to cut black bin collections to once a month? :shock:
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby BR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:32 pm

big mervyn wrote:In theory, a Suzuki Alto can legally tow up to 750kg (or 85% of kerb weight).

I got a towbar fitted by David Murphy, Belfast Road, Carryduff. Tell your insurance company.

The published manufacturer's spec seems to be 200kg braked/100kg unbraked.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby BR » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:38 pm

big mervyn wrote:
BaggyTrousers wrote:
BR wrote:
HwoodMike2umate wrote:Well its largely downhill from my house to the dump/recycle depot in Holywood and trailer will be empty on the way back home.

It's the downhills that frighten me. When your recycling overtakes you on the way.


Superb mental picture, especially Mike's "Mayor of Hiroshima" :shock: look when it happens. :shock:

Is this anything to do with HWM's Alliance chums on the City council planning to cut black bin collections to once a month? :shock:
Mine was stinkin after 2 weeks in thon heat.

I would assume not. You're not suggesting that Mike is living in Belfast, but taking his waste to North Down and Ards for them to dispose of it?
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Dave » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:45 pm

Hope this trailer isn't for moving on purposes?
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Snipe Watson » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:09 pm

Dave wrote:Hope this trailer isn't for moving on purposes?

Can we not make an exception to the moving on ban in Michael's particular case?
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Dave » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Dave wrote:Hope this trailer isn't for moving on purposes?

Can we not make an exception to the moving on ban in Michael's particular case?


No. Best to have him shot just incase he gets any ideas.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Rooster » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:42 pm

BR wrote:
big mervyn wrote:In theory, a Suzuki Alto can legally tow up to 750kg (or 85% of kerb weight).

I got a towbar fitted by David Murphy, Belfast Road, Carryduff. Tell your insurance company.

The published manufacturer's spec seems to be 200kg braked/100kg unbraked.
200kg, that's not much use, I wouldn't consider anything under 25 000kg useful.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Russ » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Rooster wrote:
BR wrote:
big mervyn wrote:In theory, a Suzuki Alto can legally tow up to 750kg (or 85% of kerb weight).

I got a towbar fitted by David Murphy, Belfast Road, Carryduff. Tell your insurance company.

The published manufacturer's spec seems to be 200kg braked/100kg unbraked.
200kg, that's not much use, I wouldn't consider anything under 25 000kg useful.
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Re: Tow bar and Trailer

Postby Rooster » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:15 pm

big mervyn wrote:In theory, a Suzuki Alto can legally tow up to 750kg (or 85% of kerb weight).

I got a towbar fitted by David Murphy, Belfast Road, Carryduff. Tell your insurance company.
Give Dromone Engineering a shout and see if they do one for the Alto, they make fantastic quality towing attachments 08458624777
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