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# 127080 29-Jul-2013 14:30
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I'm looking for a towbar mounted ski and snowboard rack.  I can't find any online in NZ but I have seen them on cars up Mt Ruapehu.

Anyone come across these in NZ before?

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  # 867870 29-Jul-2013 14:46
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I've been looking for this too! No joy in NZ so far...

http://www.villageski.com.au/vrack.html
http://www.westfalia-loadcarrier.co.uk/index.php/products/westfalia-ski/

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  # 867877 29-Jul-2013 14:53
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Try asking the parts department at a dealership for your make of car.

Or consult a towbar specialist like Best Bars who make most of the approved towbars for NZ franchises.

 
 
 
 


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  # 867888 29-Jul-2013 15:09
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Be careful with those. If they block number plates, then they are technically not legal in NZ.

Same with bike racks.




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  # 868323 30-Jul-2013 09:29
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Yeah, i've seen cars (and been in them) get ticketed for covering their plate with a bike rack. Thule do a fancy bike rack with a number plate holder and lights which makes it legal. The only downside is it's expensive and you have to get a third plate sent to you from the NZTA/LTNZ (can't remember which).

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  # 868332 30-Jul-2013 09:34
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Sounddude: Be careful with those. If they block number plates, then they are technically not legal in NZ.

Same with bike racks.





Strictly speaking, yes, but I've been doing this for years with my bike & rack, with no consequence (nor do I know anyone else that has been pinged). Personally, I think it's worth winging it given the low probability of being ticketed and the high cost/hassle of a legitimate solution.


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  # 868342 30-Jul-2013 09:49
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Be aware that infringements for obscured registration plates carry demerit points.

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  # 868386 30-Jul-2013 11:36
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Mattnzl: I've been looking for this too! No joy in NZ so far...

http://www.villageski.com.au/vrack.html
http://www.westfalia-loadcarrier.co.uk/index.php/products/westfalia-ski/


Were you aware that Wesfalia are in NZ?

http://www.towbarfactory.co.nz/

 
 
 
 


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  # 869433 31-Jul-2013 18:13
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nickb800:
Sounddude: Be careful with those. If they block number plates, then they are technically not legal in NZ. 
Same with bike racks. 

Strictly speaking, yes, but I've been doing this for years with my bike & rack, with no consequence (nor do I know anyone else that has been pinged). Personally, I think it's worth winging it given the low probability of being ticketed and the high cost/hassle of a legitimate solution.

Why not just get a supplementary registration plate and affix it somewhere visible? That's pretty easy and only costs $20.

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