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Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby cormie » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:45 pm

Hey folks,
Just wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to swap a tow bar from a chassis cab/luton to a jumbo or is it a different tow bar needed for each? The Jumbo has a factory fitted reversing sensor bumper on it (like this: http://www.maroochycarsound.com.au/site ... k=qaYfbCeq) so I'm not sure if that would cause complications too?

Any feedback would be appreciated :)
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby S26coolin » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:22 pm

Hi I think it will be different mate as it's off a pickup chassis. As for the bumper I had this problem and ended up fitting a standard bumper. Just measure how wide the chassis is apart I think it will be about 100mm to short
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby cormie » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:12 pm

Wasn't too sure where to measure, but took these photos: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=162530&start=15#p1377288


Could you not find a tow bar that could be fitted with the reverse sensor bumper? How much did you pay for the tow bar?
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby S26coolin » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:42 pm

They do make 1 for the bigger bumper but ul probs not find a used 1 so I think new are 150-200 pounds I got mine of of a mk7 I stripped so I wasn't going to buy 1 justed swapped bumper
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby cormie » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:55 am

Thanks a lot for the reply, I assume it doesn't matter whether it's a Jumbo, LWB, SWB etc, just as long as it's ok for the bumper?

I think this might be the one here: http://www.pfjones.co.uk/transit-van-st ... w-bar.html

Would that be the right one?
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby S26coolin » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:27 am

I'd say yes going off the description mate and yes it doesn't matter if it's lwb or small they end off the chassis are the same
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby cormie » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:53 am

Brilliant, thanks a lot for your help! I'm going to try see if they have a detachable one too as I wouldn't be using it too often and would be nice just to be able to quickly remove the ball section when not in use.
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Re: Swap tow bar from Luton to Jumbo?

Postby S26coolin » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:04 am

Ye sounds good I'd like 1 like that 1 day haha
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