Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

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Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by OldFartAtPlay » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:26 am

Hello there...

I'm considering getting an electric car. Two of my main requirements are decent range and the ability to use my towball-mounted bike carrier (a Thule). It looks like the ID3 satisfies both of these. Is anyone using a towball mounted carrier with the ID3? Any thoughts or experiences would be very welcome.
Many thanks
Cheers, John

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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by scott28tt » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:30 am

This thread should help: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=314
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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by kaiz » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:05 pm

I've retrofitted it (saloon car was without), but never used since.
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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by OldFartAtPlay » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:29 pm

Thanks Scott. I had seen that thread, but it doesn't exaxctly have much in the way of people's actual experience of the thing. It does prove it exists though!
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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by OldFartAtPlay » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:30 pm

Thanks Kaiz. Do you mean you've fitted the bike prep to an id3 yourself, but never attached a towbar mounted bike carrier to it? Thanks.
Cheers, John

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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by kaiz » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:41 am

No, I bought a car without bike prep, as I wanted it fast.
Dealer retrofitted it in Germany for 540€.
I've tried the hook, but haven't got a chance to go biking. ;)
Have got Thule 3-bike carrier.

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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by kaiz » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:50 pm

Hooked on first time today.
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Post by OldFartAtPlay » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:37 pm

Hiya Kaiz..

That's brilliant, thanks for posting those pics. I'm happy then; looks like an id3 is the way to go.

Cheers, John

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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by kaiz » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:16 am

Life Pro Performance, Manganese gray, Heat pump, Tow bar, 0792 / 2.1.

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Re: Is anyone using the bike prep to attach a towball bike carrier?

Post by Sparky » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:08 pm

I'm wondering if that is the official VW carrier in the pics? Hoping my existing Thule carrier will fit as the VW one is two fortunes! Will find out tomorrow as I'm picking my car up then.

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