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My understanding is that if it was constructed before 1998 :) and fit for purpose it is OK.

I believe the 1998 refers to the vehicle not to the construction of the towing appliance. Im gleaning that from the line that vehicles constructed from 1998 require type approved tow bars so either way in this instance it has to be type approved.

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I believe the 1998 refers to the vehicle not to the construction of the towing appliance. Im gleaning that from the line that vehicles constructed from 1998 require type approved tow bars so either way in this instance it has to be type approved.

I can build a vehicle from scratch (and have it SVA tested) and include a tow bar so there must be some sort of getout clause.

I seem to remember something about if the car was designed with towbar mounting points then they must all be used by any bar fitted. The reasoning is that monocoque design cars are generally thin material and the loads have to be dissipated through the structure.

Steve

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