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Hi All,

Ive recently changed my 2013 SW to 2017 SW and need to get a towbar fitted to pull my hobby trailer. 2013 model had a fixed bar with no issues from parking sensors so I was going to get kia to fit a fixed bar in case of future warranty issues. However, Kia tell me they no longer supply towbars for this model and that i will have to go to a towbar fitting centre. I have contacted a few and they all tell me the same, that they strongly recommend a removable bar in case of sensor issues. They will fit a swan neck but say if the sensors trigger then there's nothing they can do.

I've currently got it booked in for a removable bar with dedicated electrics for £700, however the fixed is £200 cheaper. I was wondering what people thought, as i said my fixed was fine on 2013 but the 2017 is a 4 spec with rear camera etc. so dont know if they are the same.

I'm tempted to ring and change fitting to fixed.

Thanks

Clive
 

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Been towing caravans for 48 years now and have had several towcars with reversing sensors. Have always fitted my own towbar and fixed towball with never a problem. Prefer fixed as gives a bit of protection from others bad parking
 
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I have a removable tow bar. When the ball is attached the reversing sensors don't notice it, in fact the combination of the reversing sensors and the camera make solo hitching a doddle.
 

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Yeah thanks for the replies, I have changed the order to a fixed swan neck. I mocked up a tow bar with tome waste pipe and cricket ball on top and that didn't trigger the sensors so I have no doubt it will be fine.
 
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