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The Towcar Awards 2019

Posted on May 22nd 2019 by Towbar2U

For more than a decade, experts in caravan towing have been joining forces to examine and decide Britain’s best towing cars. All cars are put through demanding tests to inspect which one tows the best, how easy the installation process is, and whether it’s easy to incorporate into everyday life. The scoring method reflects multiple criteria, including a cars value for money, safety standards of the car and its resale value. Here are just a few of the tests the cars have to complete in order to rank in the competition: 1. Towing Towing is a difficult task for all passenger…

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Towing with an Alko Stabiliser – What Do I Need to Know?

Posted on April 30th 2019 by Towbar2U

In this article we will discuss everything you need to know about Alko Stabilisers, so you can have full confidence when installing and using one. What are Alko Stabilisers? Alko Stabilisers are typically found on caravans, as they help ensure there is enough distance between the caravan and your cars bumper. The Alko Stabiliser can be classified by its larger coupling head and red handle. Due to the larger coupling head than a standard caravan, you need to make sure that you leave extra space for it to work safely. Before using an Alko Stabiliser Before using an Alko Stabiliser, you…

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Towbars & Cars: Which is Best for a Nissan Qashqai

Posted on February 26th 2019 by Towbar2U

The Nissan Qashqai is revered as one of the best low emission cars on the market today. Combining an economical engine with the sheer space, size and power of a family-sized SUV, the Nissan Qashqai suits outdoor adventurers and families alike. The Qashqai targets multiple audiences, making it a little tricky to pinpoint the most suitable towbar. From fixed flange to swan neck, we’re going to explore the various towbars in further detail, highlighting how each one fares and whether they may be right for you. Fixed swan neck towbars The mammoth size of the Nissan Qashqai makes it perfect for…

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How to design a towbar and the science behind it

Posted on March 23rd 2018 by Towbar2U

When thinking of the main criteria for a good towbar, you may consider points such as strength, a safe connection, simple fitting and a neat aesthetic. Whilst these are all aspects which are easy to agree upon, the design and technological innovation which go into achieving these qualities are not, and have been developed over many years. Let’s take a look at some of the many considerations that go into designing a safe and successful towbar. Features for consideration Across Europe as a whole, about a quarter of vehicles have a towbar. This equates to a huge number of vehicles which…

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The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to NEC

Posted on February 13th 2018 by Towbar2U

If you are already a caravanning and camping enthusiast or are interested in getting into this pursuit, the NEC’s Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show is an excellent event. The show is the largest of its kind in the UK and is the perfect opportunity to explore all the latest vehicles, models, products, features and pieces of kit related to outdoor adventuring. The 2018 CCM Show is a great day out and is running from the 20th to the 25th February. Tickets can be bought online or on the door and give you access across all five halls and to a whole…

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Summer holidays: The best places to take your caravan this season

Posted on September 28th 2017 by Towbar2U

If you are still grasping on to the last days of summer, you may be wanting to fit in a last minute getaway. Packing up a caravan for a UK staycation break could be the perfect solution, and with so many great destinations across the country, you are spoilt for choice. Let’s take a look at some of the best places Great Britain has to offer for taking your caravan on holiday. Vale of Pickering Caravan Park – North Yorkshire This large park is the worthy winner of the 2017 AA Campsite of the Year. With excellent, modern facilities and a…

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