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I’m moving to a new house soon and was going to buy a van, as it’s easier to move stuff around such as garden rubbish and all those trips to the dump when making improvements. 
As an alternative, I’ve looked at fitting a towbar to my 2020 NX and getting a trailer. Dealer has quoted £1100 for the towbar and a new 8x4ft trailer will cost another £1k, so for £2000 it’s a lot cheaper than a van and no additional tax/insurance.

Is the towbar cost a bit steep though? It will be detachable with single electrics and fitted by the main Lexus dealer. 

 

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Does fitting a towbar have no effect on insurance premiums?

Personally I'd have the dual electrics fitted as it makes it more flexible and possibly easier to move on. Is it significantly more expensive?

I would also check out prices from a specialist towbar fitter unless the car is financed, in which case the finance company may have a view on who does the job?

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52 minutes ago, Tubularowl said:

I’m moving to a new house soon and was going to buy a van, as it’s easier to move stuff around such as garden rubbish and all those trips to the dump when making improvements. 
As an alternative, I’ve looked at fitting a towbar to my 2020 NX and getting a trailer. Dealer has quoted £1100 for the towbar and a new 8x4ft trailer will cost another £1k, so for £2000 it’s a lot cheaper than a van and no additional tax/insurance.

Is the towbar cost a bit steep though? It will be detachable with single electrics and fitted by the main Lexus dealer. 

 

Ray, check with your local Council as if you take a van you may be refused entry to the Council Tip as they may suspect you are in business.

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2 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

Ray, check with your local Council as if you take a van you may be refused entry to the Council Tip as they may suspect you are in business.

Valid point John, also how often do you anticipate going? I suspect a van rental is about £50 per day or about 40 visits to the tip. And it also means relatives or neighbours won't be knocking your door asking for help 🤠

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