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Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:12 pm
by arkaig
GallopingGourmet wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:24 pm
I’m just worried about the advice on the Skoda website that not all Kodiaq models can have a towbar retro fitted.
@GallopingGourmet - no need for you to worry. :D

The only Kodiaq models that are NOT homologated for towbar fitting purposes are the 7-seat versions with the 2.0Tdi 150PS 4x4 MANUAL GEARBOX, whichever model be it: SE, SE L, Scout, Sportline, Edition, or L&K.

Details are confirmed in the Kodiaq Pricing & Specification leaflet available here: https://az749841.vo.msecnd.net/sitesen ... d8b13c.pdf

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:14 pm
by GallopingGourmet
@arkaig - thanks, that’s good to know, peace of mind! Your spec has trailer assist but no tow bar?

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm
by FoxtrotAlpha
Just as a side note, on a different thread someone retrofitted a tow bar ( not by Skoda) and as a consequence Skoda are rejecting a warranty claim on a known battery / battery module fault. Makes no sense but their stance is that the retrofit and alteration by non-Skoda technicians to the electrical systems is the route cause of the fault therefore no warranty claim is valid even though it’s a known problem.

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 pm
by arkaig
GallopingGourmet wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:14 pm
@arkaig - thanks, that’s good to know, peace of mind! Your spec has trailer assist but no tow bar?
@ GallopingGourmet - Yes mine will have a factory-fit electrically folding towbar.

The reason it's not showing in my signature is that there's a 255 character limit within this forum's signatures.

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:23 pm
by GallopingGourmet
I’m exactly £295 below 40k, fingers crossed there will be no price increases and that the tax won’t go up by more than that!

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:22 pm
by Damson2GiN
My Kodiaq 190 DSG 7 seater, came with the electric tow bar fitted, I use the vehicle to pull the caravan. Also it came with biscuit spare wheel, which is no good, if you are towing, if you have a flat, the biscuit is not legal.So I bought a full size wheel as the spare, it is to big to fit in the spare well, because of the mechanism for the tow ball. I have to carry it in the boot , and takes quite a bit of room up.
Prier to the Kodiaq, I had a Superb, which I may go back to, in a couple of years. However with that, I had the tow bar fitted after purchase, with that I also bought a full size spare wheel, which did fit into the spare well, maybe the same would apply to the Kodiaq. But I think the Kodiaq is a great motor, as yet no probs what so ever, July 2 years old, as yet covered 7500 miles.

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:35 pm
by Old and Grumpy
Damson2GiN wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:22 pm
My Kodiaq 190 DSG 7 seater, came with the electric tow bar fitted, I use the vehicle to pull the caravan. Also it came with biscuit spare wheel, which is no good, if you are towing, if you have a flat, the biscuit is not legal.So I bought a full size wheel as the spare, it is to big to fit in the spare well, because of the mechanism for the tow ball. I have to carry it in the boot , and takes quite a bit of room up.
Prier to the Kodiaq, I had a Superb, which I may go back to, in a couple of years. However with that, I had the tow bar fitted after purchase, with that I also bought a full size spare wheel, which did fit into the spare well, maybe the same would apply to the Kodiaq. But I think the Kodiaq is a great motor, as yet no probs what so ever, July 2 years old, as yet covered 7500 miles.
Why not opt for the tyre repair kit? Lots of driver's manage OK with that.

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:44 pm
by tricky
Interesting thing I've noticed for the first time today on the Skoda website (it could of been there all along and I just hadn't noticed) is this:

"Please note in some instances it is not possible to retrospectively fit a tow bar if the car is not fitted with tow bar preparation at Factory. Please speak to your Retailer to confirm the exact towing eligibility."

This is different to the 150hp diesel not being homologated to tow - this implies that its tow bar prep or nothing on some models - anyone have any idea?

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:55 pm
by MrTrilby
The VRS model can apparently not be retrofitted (by dealers) with the factory tow bar. No idea why.

Re: Factory tow-bar retrofit

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:26 pm
by Damson2GiN
Tyre repair kit, from what I understand, if you have a puncture, you squirt the foam into the defective tyre, it will get you home, But cost you a new tyre?£200 plus. I suppose its the case of last resort. I prefer to change the wheel, get the tyre fixed back home, last puncture I had , they charged me a tenner.