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Brotan

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A quick update:




Finally got around on Friday to get the registration procedure started, allowing me to drive 3 months with the UK plates.

Two days later (today):

I'll go enjoy the Lexus on a sunny day and I walk up to this:







Whelp.. I guess not
 

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The good thing here is that this was one of those occasions which never happens, the person who drove their van into it left their contact details and will handle the insurance. (I needed a new front bumper anyway) so, I can sort of count this as a win.
 

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is that front mounting bracket stock???
that thing must weigh a ton!!

and looks totally overkill for its purpose...
 

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The good thing here is that this was one of those occasions which never happens, the person who drove their van into it left their contact details and will handle the insurance. (I needed a new front bumper anyway) so, I can sort of count this as a win.
You can't be too mad then, obviously it sucks but accidents happen!
 

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is that front mounting bracket stock???
that thing must weigh a ton!!

and looks totally overkill for its purpose...
I think it's some sort of aftermarket tow rig, as the car seems to have a history of being towed behind a caravan for holiday purposes and the front bumper has a trailer hookup for brake lights etc. I presume the beam will get binned the first thing when the car is repaired again.
 

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I think it's some sort of aftermarket tow rig, as the car seems to have a history of being towed behind a caravan for holiday purposes and the front bumper has a trailer hookup for brake lights etc. I presume the beam will get binned the first thing when the car is repaired again.
Weight savings!
 

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I'd say you got out of this pretty lucky. Is anything besides the bumper (and possibly a few clips) broken? He could've done way more damage to your car. And you will be paid by insurance to fix a previously broken part.

Also:
I think it's some sort of aftermarket tow rig, as the car seems to have a history of being towed behind a caravan for holiday purposes and the front bumper has a trailer hookup for brake lights etc. I presume the beam will get binned the first thing when the car is repaired again.
I had to Google such a thing, but I've never seen a caravan towing a car that's not on a trailer. Is it really that much cheaper to modify a car so it can be towed by a caravan than buying a separate trailer, which would also save the tyres and to an extent the suspension as well?
 
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I don't know, the motorhome people are weird enough to begin with. :p
 

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TBH, I’m surprised just a handwritten note is enough. Here they’d want a police report before insurance would do anything. Usually people are shitty wouldn’t help you.
 
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