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      10-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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e90 tow bar installed - photos

Took the plunge and ordered a tow bar kit and dedicated electrics from PFJones.co.uk for $700 all up. Installed myself at no cost - very happy with the final result.

The installation is almost completely stealth, the tow bar gets detached when not in use and electrical connector is hidden by the bumper.
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      10-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Good job
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      10-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Great work! How long did it take?
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      10-28-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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Great work! How long did it take?
The install itself took only 3-4 of hours, but I did spend a fair few hours preparing and working things out - the instructions seemed to be fairly convoluted so I took things slowly

The install was broken up into two fairly equal parts - the bumper removal and tow cross bar installation and the wiring of vehicle specific electrics

Having done it once I reckon it could probably be done in 1-2 hours if I had to do it again

I will be doing a road trip to Darwin at the start of next year (about 5000 km) so I will provide an update on how the set up performs on this fairly challenging drive.
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      10-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Nice job with the install and good placement for the towbar as well. Would have looked awful if you had to cut into the bumper.
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      10-31-2012, 04:16 AM   #6
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Good to see other canberra folk around! Looks neat!
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So when you want to use the towbar you have to remove the bumper?
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      11-01-2012, 03:20 AM   #8
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So when you want to use the towbar you have to remove the bumper?
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      11-01-2012, 06:21 AM   #9
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So when you want to use the towbar you have to remove the bumper?
haha, obviously not

I'll throw some more pics of the whole set up (bumper on) later on... too lazy to do it now
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      11-01-2012, 06:22 AM   #10
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Good to see other canberra folk around! Looks neat!
yep... a lot of e90s getting around Canberra these days
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nice looking trailer!
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What are your trailer's dimensions?
I've found a 3.5'x5' and a 4'x6' that I like, but not sure if the 4x6 is going to be too large for my 325i.
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Took the plunge and ordered a tow bar kit and dedicated electrics from PFJones.co.uk for $700 all up. Installed myself at no cost - very happy with the final result.

The installation is almost completely stealth, the tow bar gets detached when not in use and electrical connector is hidden by the bumper.
PFJones have several types and brands listed. can you tell me just which one you went with thanks.
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      05-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #14
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What are your trailer's dimensions?
I've found a 3.5'x5' and a 4'x6' that I like, but not sure if the 4x6 is going to be too large for my 325i.
my trailer is 4 x 6, in hindsight I could have gone a little bigger
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PFJones have several types and brands listed. can you tell me just which one you went with thanks.
I went with Witter detachable tow bar, Westfalia specific to car harness

By now it has paid for itself many times over
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my trailer is 4 x 6, in hindsight I could have gone a little bigger

Hey thanks a lot!

I picked up the 4'x6' trailer over the weekend and couldn't be happier! I can't even tell that there's anything behind my car.
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