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August 27, 2015, 08:53:28 PM

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Towbar, which type?
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:53:28 PM »
What make of detachable towbar have people got fitted to their X5? Their seem to be two that I can find, a Witter and a Westfalia. I think the Westfalia may be the type fitted by BMW at source but I am not sure. They are about the same price so I wondered if anyone had any more information on either of the bars. I have had both type fitted to previous cars without any problems with either make. :)

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August 27, 2015, 09:59:39 PM
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Re: Towbar, which type?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 09:59:39 PM »
Westfalia is the OEM fit.  Personally I think they are better built than any others I have used including Witter & Bosal.

There's nothing wrong with the others, and I have never had an issue, I just think the quality looks better IMHO.
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August 29, 2015, 10:38:49 AM
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Re: Towbar, which type?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 10:38:49 AM »
I fitted a Bosal detachable to mine. Very neat and easy to use, the electics even swivel up out of the way when not in use. I find it better than the Witter that was on my E53. I don't know if it's the same with other bars but you do lose the 2 tow hook screw in points through the bumper though.
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September 05, 2015, 11:11:41 AM
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Re: Towbar, which type?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 11:11:41 AM »
I fitted a witter from Pf Jones very helpful sales team too. Good prices too