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So i have my buzz rack p10 which looks nice but my e-bikes dwarf it a little. Maybe a thule 949 with bike attachments might have been a better way to go and shed some weight off the bikes by swapping for smaller hub motors. should still be great for the long drives down to the in laws in the south when i next get that chance.
 

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So i have my buzz rack p10 which looks nice but my e-bikes dwarf it a little. Maybe a thule 949 with bike attachments might have been a better way to go and shed some weight off the bikes by swapping for smaller hub motors. should still be great for the long drives down to the in laws in the south when i next get that chance.
Pictures pictures pictures please mate!!!!! Detailed ones with install if you can.
 

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Not a picture yet but some success on locking the ball to the square receiver on the curt hitches. Originally i erroneously bought a 5/8 inch diameter locking hitch pin from china. This is too big the curt takes a 1/2inch diameter pin which are rare like rocking horse poo. anyway in the meantime bought a 1/2 inch trailer pin from an atv parts specialist in wales (off Ebay) but again i think i bought the last one they had. That was a good get me buy solution but i didn't like the idea of my new buzz rack being a split pin away from being twoked by a light fingered type whilst i was away from the car.

I realised over lunch today that i had the requisite tooling at home to turn down my cheap Chinese 5/8 inch locking pin to the required 1/2 inch. A pillar drill, an angle grinder, a file and some vernier calipers are sufficient. Now i have the ability to lock it all down which is quite an improvement on a the atv pin. If you do get in this same pickle and own the same tools then have ago but go slow and check often so as not to take to much meat off. its like a steak, you cant uncook it. Alternatively make sure you buy one that does have 1/2inch pins beforehand.
 

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I am still having difficulties obtaining even a quote for the tow-hitch let alone actually getting my hands on one. The bloke at LifKitsForLess in Las Vegas, a fella called Robert, was telling me how he'd sort out a quote for me. 11 telephone calls and umpteen webchats later I still haven't even got a quote! Bloody frustrating as hell. I think I'll worry about hitch pins if and when I finally get some sort of response.

However did you manage to get one so easily? It's just a nightmare for me.

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I am still having difficulties obtaining even a quote for the tow-hitch let alone actually getting my hands on one. The bloke at LifKitsForLess in Las Vegas, a fella called Robert, was telling me how he'd sort out a quote for me. 11 telephone calls and umpteen webchats later I still haven't even got a quote! Bloody frustrating as hell. I think I'll worry about hitch pins if and when I finally get some sort of response.

However did you manage to get one so easily? It's just a nightmare for me.

Tony.
link to item on ebay i used.
did it all through ebay, didnt ask for a quote i just hit buy it now.

might be easier to buy a brink one from pfjones in the UK. then you wont have to source a ball joint to square receiver part too.
 

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Not if the weight limit is truly an issue, although I'd observe that the chassis fixings on the Brink look better thought through than the Curt and it's unfair to compare their limits when they aren't tested to the same standard.
 

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link to item on ebay i used.
did it all through ebay, didnt ask for a quote i just hit buy it now.

might be easier to buy a brink one from pfjones in the UK. then you wont have to source a ball joint to square receiver part too.
No, I don't like that Brink one at all, looks comparatively flimsy.o_O In my trailer factory in Western Australia I have dozens of the 1 1/4 inch fittings floating about, I can actually view them on my camera system I installed before repatriating. Bloody galling to see them sitting there and unable to get my hands on one! :censored:I have just bitten the bullet and did a "buy it now" on the ebay site. If necessary I'll get a bit of tube and make one myself, it isn't that hard, done it before for odd shaped farmer's utes out in the bush that needed something special. I have a 50mm ball kicking about in the garage somewhere if only I can find it. Estimated delivery sometime at beginning of August, not too bad.
 
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Here is the muxsan leaf complete with buzzrack and token cargo. This was a test run to dorset. Will be doing a trip back to rotterdam soon and we shall really test the capacity then. Managed Dorset to Cheadle in 5 hrs today 2 charges both on ecotricity. Not bad for a ex-24kwh 2011 gen1. Think i have 34kwh usable in this one.

I also bought an anti rattle device for the square reciever which works well. However it is a u piece and a metal plate with the threaded ends pointing toward the floor. At the destination there is an obnoxiously large speed bump and after i went over it the overly long thread u piece hit the floor. It is a bit bent now and needs some attending to with an angle grinder and cutting disc. Still does the job mind, no rattles all the way home after a quick retighten.
 

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Wally- Nice dog, looks really at home there. Thanks for the picture, but only one? Where are the install pictures? What did you do about the rear fog lamp? No pictures of the receiver, come on, it isn't as though you have to buy film, get it developed at the chemist any more. Why so stingy with the photos? Get your act together and show us, pretty please?:rolleyes:
 
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No, I don't like that Brink one at all, looks comparatively flimsy.o_O In my trailer factory in Western Australia I have dozens of the 1 1/4 inch fittings floating about, I can actually view them on my camera system I installed before repatriating. Bloody galling to see them sitting there and unable to get my hands on one! :censored:I have just bitten the bullet and did a "buy it now" on the ebay site. If necessary I'll get a bit of tube and make one myself, it isn't that hard, done it before for odd shaped farmer's utes out in the bush that needed something special. I have a 50mm ball kicking about in the garage somewhere if only I can find it. Estimated delivery sometime at beginning of August, not too bad.
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Perhaps you should consider producing a better one using your knowledge and experience. There are lots of certificated welders around without much work at present (including my Uncle) who would be happy to do the hard part.

The other alternative would be towbars designed for the other cars on the Nissan/Renault/Dacia B0 frame that the LEAF uses, for example the Dacia Sandero (note the chassis spacers)





 

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Two questions - do you have the longer rear springs from Muxsan, and does your dog enjoy the heat from the batteries in the Range Extender pack?
 

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@dk6780 said "Perhaps you should consider producing a better one" err.....that means actual work!!:eek:

In my trailer business I was the "business" part, my business partner was the engineer. I'm ok with the IT, website and homologation and type approvals, buying materials and sorting out the wages, but I am definitely no mechanical engineer. I can fault-find down to component level any electronic circuit but mechanics leave me frustrated and dirty. I used to help out on the factory floor when one of the staff got sick or in emergencies, but I am the first to admit, I am no mechanic. I can see the logic of it, the incredible beauty of a well-designed gearbox, but as for designing a tow-bar....forget it.
 
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@dk6780 no noticeable heat from the muxsan pack. if you think about it, the extra pack means half the current, infact this is what you see on leaf spy as it only measures what is being put into one pack. Yes it has uprated springs. that comes as standard with a muxsan conversion.
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here is the buzzrack stored in my garage. i haven't used the upright yet but useful for taking bins to the tip and such. I pondered on whether to make adaptors to put my Downhill ebikes on it but i think it is too short width ways for their wheelbase so ive shelved that idea for now. i like the look of a saris freedom 2 but i havent found one for what i consider normal money.
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here is the anti rattle device with its u piece bent after the aforementioned massive speedbump at the farm entrance. Am yet to take my angle grinder to it and shorten those threads.
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here is a better close up, here you can see the locking pin that i turned down using a pillar drill, angle grinder, file and calipers. You can see it is rusting due to it having no chrome plating where it was turned. More importantly the key end is weather proofed and the receiver is tight so no rattles. I also sprung for the lockable knob on the buzzrack so that has a higher likelyhood of being there after being left unattended for short periods.
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This is to show where my garage reinstalled the fog light. European models don't have this so Emile hasn't had to do this yet.

The other night i took the badges off the passenger side front door. used my screw fix card (in lieu of fishing line) washing up liquid and hairspray (in lieu of acetone). it looked good at the time but after the drive to Dorset and back the glue residue has attracted mud so i need to re-clean it and I have since watched a video on YT where an guy takes badges of an audi with a stripe off disc, 5000 grit sandpaper and fishing wire. I have ordered the stripe off disc and when that arrives i will do the driver side too and finish off the passenger side properly. need to polish it up too to finish. It does look better though.

In other news we are selling our non modified twin to this car and have the advert on the front page here at speak ev. this is just because now we can do the trips to Dorset in the Leaf in 5 hrs we can ditch our merc and our plan is to get an e-nv200 instead of my wife's leaf. It has no issues and is fantastic for being a gen 1. (as young a gen one you will find, built early 2013) and being ex- council it was never rapid charged. I think it still has only ever done 6 or so. Thats the plan anyway. Get an e-nv200 and slowly convert to a camper with a full muxsan conversion too.

The leaf we are selling is completely stock (except the latch for the charge port which was broke so i printed a new better strong one in white pla). Its has it earth plates replaced by nissan too.
 

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Regarding the Buzzrack, I went the other way and fashioned a floor for the Thule bike rack to give it a flat base to cart stuff around. I actually used it to take a front-loading washing machine to Stockport from Bournemouth for my brother-in-law. It weighed almost 60kg, right on the limits for the Thule rack. It looked a bit strange behind my EOS I have to say.
 

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@Barfly I know Stockport well it being down the road from us. Send me a pm if you are in that neck of the woods again.
Wally- My brother-in-law has now sold his bungalow in Bredbury, and lives in my sister's house in Poole now. They still have the Blackpool caravan but that is now problematic with the covid thing, they are thinking of giving it up as it's costing them thousands to keep it every year and they can't use it.
 
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