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#1 2019-06-24 11:44:49

Haydenw
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Registered: 2016-07-02
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Fitting towbar with reverse parking sensors

Morning all,

Looking to have a towbar fitted to my 2013 Expert. It is recommended that a detachable one is fitted if reverse sensors are present. However we also want to use a bar mounted bike rack which can only be used with a fixed towball.

Have any of you done / have this and will the sensors pick up the towball with nothing attached?

The van has the facility to switch them off when we will be towing but would like to use them when not. Do anyone have experience with this? Any help / insight appreciated.

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#2 2019-06-24 15:56:17

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
Posts: 210

Re: Fitting towbar with reverse parking sensors

Did this the other way round - van came with a fixed ball witter tow bar, I fitted the reversing sensors and they don't pick up the towbar. There was cutout areas where the sensors could be fitted - so I expect that you should be ok.

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#3 2019-06-25 21:51:28

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
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Re: Fitting towbar with reverse parking sensors

My Synergie had reversing sensors and a tow bar, it was fine. They weren't on the bumper though. Here's an annotated pic:

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#4 2019-06-28 11:15:14

Haydenw
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Re: Fitting towbar with reverse parking sensors

Cheers all, the bumper has 2 of the sensors so not as high up as yours kenbw2 - perhaps i should just tape a cardboard box or something where the towbar would be fitted and see if that gets picked up.

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#5 2019-06-28 12:40:45

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
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Re: Fitting towbar with reverse parking sensors

Haydenw wrote:

Cheers all, the bumper has 2 of the sensors so not as high up as yours kenbw2 - perhaps i should just tape a cardboard box or something where the towbar would be fitted and see if that gets picked up.

Here's my setup - the sensors are 26.5cm (centre to centre) from the towball

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