Legalities: You need to see the threads about tow-hitches. By testing and plating I presume you mean the homologation process?You do know that a Leaf isn't allowed to tow as it hasn't been tested and plated for that don't you?
There really is no need for personal attacks on this forum. I do not understand why anyone would think that is ok.Ah - I see. You want to fit a tow-hitch that cannot be used to tow a trailer. So that's clear now. And not at all confusing. Anyone reading the thread title would immediately understand that your proposal is for a tow hitch that cannot be used to tow anything. And you find it acceptable to say that anyone not understanding that this is a tow hitch that isn't able to tow is being 'silly'. Of course. I don't know what I was thinking. A tow hitch that cant tow is so obvious now that you've explained it so politely.
I suppose that it's perfectly legal to fit a flame thrower to the front of my car as long as I only use it to light a cigarette. So I can start a poll to see who wants to group buy flame thrower kits - but don't tell them that they would go to jail if they used it.
I would suggest that the issue here is that you ( the real silly party btw ) failed to mention in the title that you intend to buy a bicycle supporting device to be fitted to the rear of a car. Had you done that do you think that I would have replied about towing? Of course not. I already knew that it was legal to fit a supporting device for a bike rack. And that if you jump through numerous VOSPA hoops it is possible to legalise a towing device. But as you are a silly and rude person that never occurred to you when you quoted my comment.
Dear oh dear, you take one word written maybe in-advisably and make a mountain out of a molehill. Then you start insulting me. Why? Does it make you feel better to write a long diatribe to justify your inappropriate posts?That valid point is the entire point. You created a title that gave a totally wrong impression of your aim. Then delivered a lengthy patronising lecture and called me silly for simply asking if you were aware of the limitations on towing. To expect readers to trawl through a forum to be better informed before daring to ask questions added to the patronising nature of your response. And to reply like that because people failed to follow your instructions to the letter was the final straw.
If you then expected me to be intimidated by that reply you were mistaken. Not happening. If you accuse people of being silly by asking a perfectly valid question then they will react. You now seek to grab the moral high ground over an exchange that wouldn't have happened absent your prime error. I accept your apology of course. But can point out that as you started the thread you also have the ability to edit the title. Unless the new forum format has removed that facility there should be an 'edit' button in the header of your first post that enables the OP to correct spellings etc.
I look forward to the title being amended and trust that this can end here.
Thank you, it is not very intuitive, there is an edit box to the right that doesn't seem to do anything.Go to your first entry. Just underneath the thread title, there is a space listing the number of entries so far. On the right side about 2/3rds of the way over there will be three vertical dots. Click there. It opens a mini menu that enables edit. Click edit and it opens a field to amend the title. Amend as appropriate and click save.
I have a letter from VOSA too in reply to the same question I asked, stating that it was only the DfT that could make a determination.I have VOSA letters which state they have no interest or objections to fitting a tow-hitch to my leaf.