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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:45 pm 
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For a little extra, consider the Thule 'Ride on'. Has the trailer board integrated, and the bikes are better attached IMO.

Got mine from amazon for £100.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:14 am 
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I've got the cheaper Thule one with lights, it's perfectly fine. Needs a spanner to attach to the tow ball and the tilt mechanism isn't very sophisticated, but it carries bikes around entirely adequately.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:31 am 
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MikeD wrote:
I've got the cheaper Thule one with lights, it's perfectly fine. Needs a spanner to attach to the tow ball and the tilt mechanism isn't very sophisticated, but it carries bikes around entirely adequately.


Do you know the model? Looking at a few used ones but some are other makes or generic.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:36 am 
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Personally I use one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-TowBar-M ... 43a5549e5f

...means you can use the towbar at the same time!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:42 am 
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What does plate look like when not in use? Rarely use tow ball so not an issue but daily load 4 dogs in and out so don't want anything sticking up or that will catch leads or collars or obstruct my old lab getting in.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:02 am 
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The History Man wrote:
Do you know the model? Looking at a few used ones but some are other makes or generic.


It's a Ride-On 9503. Takes three bikes, but there's a two-bike one as well (the 9502). Paid £50 for it second hand, IIRC.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:05 am 
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The History Man wrote:
What does plate look like when not in use? Rarely use tow ball so not an issue but daily load 4 dogs in and out so don't want anything sticking up or that will catch leads or collars or obstruct my old lab getting in.


- it is just a metal plate that sits behind the towball (also acts as protection from your hitch hitting the bumper when you don't line up your caravan right ;-) )

We have 3 dogs who get into the back of our X-Trail without any issues with it fitted - it is the ideal solution for us to take the dogs, bikes and caravan at the same time.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:59 pm 
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I bought a Thule Euroride for my towbar. Holds 3/4 bikes. Built in reg board/lights etc, solid as hell and worth every penny.

There's a Danish site that ships to uk cheaper than anywhere else.

uk.varerum.dk

Brilliant and cheap service. COuldn't recommend highly enough

TL


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:47 am 
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Got a Dutch one, a Hawk. Very secure on the towball only, also lockable onto the towball. It has a built-in numberplate and lights.


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