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Well yesterday was the day, at 9 am the DS was taken to local dealer where they fitted my tow bar with new rear apron and 13 pin electrics. They gave me the original silver apron back incase l sell car and decide to keep tow bar. On completion the rear reversing beepers stopped working, so back in to be programmed again.
Right my DS comes with spare wheel fitted under, but when the guy programmed the car with this, beepers did not work, in the end they had to program the car saying it had inflation kit instead and now it all works fine. Total cost for rear apron, fixed height tow bar and electrics £748.80
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Bet you're glad that it's finally done.

Is that about the going price for you guys in the UK?

Is that some unprotected cabling I see just in from of the sealing grommet?
 

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Well done Merctony, you got it cheap I paid about £1100. I think that the fixed tow bar with apron looks really good goes well with the black pack or in my case the black roof.
 

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We had ours fitted post delivery in April. We have the skinny spare. The cost was around £750. Completed by supplying dealer in Droitwich. It was ordered at time of vehicle order but there was apparently an issue with supply of the electric kit. Works well. Didn't have the reverse beeper issue. DS tows the caravan even better than the previous Freelander. More economical too.
 

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petefree said:
We had ours fitted post delivery in April. We have the skinny spare. The cost was around £750. Completed by supplying dealer in Droitwich. It was ordered at time of vehicle order but there was apparently an issue with supply of the electric kit. Works well. Didn't have the reverse beeper issue. DS tows the caravan even better than the previous Freelander. More economical too.
Had mine done at Droitwich too
 

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petefree said:
We had ours fitted post delivery in April. We have the skinny spare. The cost was around £750. Completed by supplying dealer in Droitwich. It was ordered at time of vehicle order but there was apparently an issue with supply of the electric kit. Works well. Didn't have the reverse beeper issue. DS tows the caravan even better than the previous Freelander. More economical too.
Had mine done at Droitwich too
 

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merctony said:
Well yesterday was the day, at 9 am the DS was taken to local dealer where they fitted my tow bar with new rear apron and 13 pin electrics. They gave me the original silver apron back incase l sell car and decide to keep tow bar. On completion the rear reversing beepers stopped working, so back in to be programmed again.
Right my DS comes with spare wheel fitted under, but when the guy programmed the car with this, beepers did not work, in the end they had to program the car saying it had inflation kit instead and now it all works fine. Total cost for rear apron, fixed height tow bar and electrics £748.80
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This was the problem with mine as well but the reverse camera overlay still does not work. Does this work on yours? If so I might tell my dealer to reprogramme it again with the inflation kit settings! They've been trying to fix it for weeks.
 

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This was the problem with mine as well but the reverse camera overlay still does not work. Does this work on yours? If so I might tell my dealer to reprogramme it again with the inflation kit settings! They've been trying to fix it for weeks.[/quote]

Yes everything works fine now, may be worth you popping back and getting dealer to reset and saying car has inflation kit instead of spare.
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Does anyone have any pics of the detachable Towbar fitted with the spare wheel (7 seat) option? I need an occasional Towbar for bike rack only, and contemplating need for a spare wheel (re. other threads).
I checked with dealer and these are the correct pictures but they show it with the Towbar on. I was wondering what they look like with tow bar off eg is there a blanking plate etc?
Without spare wheel http://accessories.landrover.com/gl/en/discovery-sport/towing-carrying/towing/vplct0147-quick-release-tow-bar-5-seat-5plus2-seat-without-spare-wheel-star/
With spare wheel http://accessories.landrover.com/gl/en/discovery-sport/towing-carrying/towing/vplct0148-quick-release-tow-bar-5plus2-seat-with-spare-wheel-star/
 

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philn said:
I thought in 7 wheel guise you could only have the skinny spare wheel with the fixed tow bar not the detachable one.
Not according to my UK dealer and the current LR website accessory like I put in last post... detachable is fine, you just end up with the extra-sticky-outy bumper thing because the skinny spare takes up the space that the detachable tower mount would otherwise be in...

Hence trying to determine how much it detracts from the rear view of the car with a grey panel, not the contrasting silver one to match the front. Form vs Function...
 

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Must have changed from model 15 year cars as you couldn't have the skinny spare and detachable, may be worth checking your dealer is correct with Pete on customer section of forum.
 

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philn said:
Must have changed from model 15 year cars as you couldn't have the skinny spare and detachable, may be worth checking your dealer is correct with Pete on customer section of forum.
Same story from my dealer - detachable tow bar plus skinny is possible but solution not as neat. Having said that, if the new black edition hse has black rear valance as discussed on another thread, the difference will be less noticeable...
 

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sorry but that the worst towbar fitment Ive ever seen, its suppused to be subltle not a great rear carbuncle blob
 

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haha yes well I was being polite for those people who have shelled out the thick end of a grand for their carbuncles.

I'm going for the "normal" detachable tow bar and crossing my fingers with a can of squirty foam to hold any punctured tyres on to the rim ..... as one poster observed, I'm hopefully going to be using the 3rd row of seats and the tow bar more often than the a spare wheel....
 

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chicken george said:
sorry but that the worst towbar fitment Ive ever seen, its suppused to be subltle not a great rear carbuncle blob
hence the rationale for my question...!
 

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merctony said:
chicken george said:
sorry but that the worst towbar fitment Ive ever seen, its suppused to be subltle not a great rear carbuncle blob
But from my point of view its great, especially if your parked behind me and l bang it in reverse....
yes that might slightly scratch the paint on the 1000kg weight on the front of my tractor
 
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