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 Post subject: What sort of towball?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:31 pm 
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Hi - Just bought a 57 plate 2 litre diesel X-trail (T31?) and am very pleased with it. I could do with some advice on the towbar though, if someone could oblige:

There is a towbar fitted and I had assumed it was factory fitted until I read some of the posts. My problem is that it didn't come with a towball and the hitch itself looks unusual (to me) Picture:
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Can anyone tell me what sort of towball I could get for this - I was hoping for a swan-neck type.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:22 pm 
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Not enough in the picture to see all of it. Is it not a fold away one. Does the bolt loosen for it to drop down and then a pin put through.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:56 pm 
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Hi, I think you have a detachable swan neck towball. This is a link to a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB& ... vmx8&gl=GB


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:24 pm 
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Looks like a detachable to me with the 13pin euro connector. Have a good rummage around in any compartments in the boot and under the boot floor around the spare wheel. Usually where they are stored when detached. If not contact the previous owner. He might have it in his garage.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

I don't think it's the witter one in the video and I have checked the car to see if it's stored anywhere.

I'll undo that bolt and see what happens.

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Looks identical to my Witter


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Witter detachable tow-ball manual


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Hi Chris - yes it does, thanks

Bertye - you were right.

I'll play around with mine a bit later on to check that it is this type. Anyone know if the detachable bit is sold separately?


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Hi Chris - yes it does, thanks

Bertye - you were right.

I'll play around with mine a bit later on to check that it is this type. Anyone know if the detachable bit is sold separately?


They used too at a price, but I could not find one on their site, give them a ring. Seem to recall it was about £200 ish, might be wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: What sort of towball?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:20 pm 
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Just been to a Witter installer and they have confirmed it is the one that's been identified - £217 for a new swan-neck!!!

Thanks for your help chaps - much appreciated.


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