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Hi , my first go on this forum so I hope I don't tread on anyones toes.
I am looking for a front tow bar for my 2007 X-Trail Aventura just for moving a caravan (Abbey Aventura) in and out of a tight parking spot. You can buy such a bar for about £160, fitting extra I think. I wondered if I could weld a bracket up, bolted on( 2 bolts) in place of one of the standard tow lugs at the front of the X Trail, that would carry a detachable towbar instead. Any idea if the mounting point would be strong enough? Has anyone tried it?
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Astrohog
 

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astrohog said:
Hi , my first go on this forum so I hope I don't tread on anyones toes.
I am looking for a front tow bar for my 2007 X-Trail Aventura just for moving a caravan (Abbey Aventura) in and out of a tight parking spot. You can buy such a bar for about £160, fitting extra I think. I wondered if I could weld a bracket up, bolted on( 2 bolts) in place of one of the standard tow lugs at the front of the X Trail, that would carry a detachable towbar instead. Any idea if the mounting point would be strong enough? Has anyone tried it?
regards,
Astrohog
You wouldn't think it would cause a problem after all it' just for pushing your van and a slight bit of pulling to get in and out of it's space.

Only thing I can think of it just make sure it won't cause a problem with the airbag sensors/ impact zones.
 

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There are one or two specialist suppliers/fitters.

Might be worth asking for a quote? at least a response will show it's feasible.

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I believe the front points are not tow lugs, but tie down points. One of the guys on the australian forum has used uprated bolts so that they can take the strain when being used as recovery points.
Not sure what size they are.
 

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Don't know but that is what it says in my owners manual! The bit about being towed states that it should be lifted and put on runners to protect the 4wd system. I haven't seen many of those used by UK recovery companies.

EDIT- Its snowing here, so didnt want to go out and check my manual so I downloaded a t30 manual from the net and it does have a diagram with arrows indicating the front two points and rear point. But does show the use of dollies for the wheels whether towed frontwards or backwards. Sorry guys. Hopefully the snow will settle tomorrow and I can go out and have some fun without getting stuck and needing to get towed :bigcry:
 
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I'm new to this forum tonight, expecting my first Xtrail, new next week. Can you say where you downloaded the manual from or post the link. I'd like to be familiar with the basics of the machine before I sit in for the first time.

Greetings to forum members and best wishes from Co Durham in NE England, 6 miles south of the NISSAN factory on the A19. NISSAN did a big stock clearance exercise in the month of January, available to employees, family and friends (ie seems like everyone) with discounts of 28% to 50% across all models. The Cashcow sold out in hours. I only heard about it on the last day and got the last Aventura explorer that he had. Colour thundercloud whatever that is. I'm looking forward to the gizmos which abound in this spec.

I need to tow a trailer (to carry motorbikes) and I've arranged for a local company (Hedleys of Durham) to fit a detachable tow bar with single electrics. If there are any hazards in this fitting I would be grateful to know about them.

again, best wishes to forum members. Mat.
 

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Hi Mat,

I just did a search on google for the manual. If you can't find the one for your model year try a torrent search engine or there may be a cheap one going on ebay.

Jamie
 
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