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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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Why Choose an A1 Towbar?

Posted on January 24th 2017 by Towbar2U

A1 towbars manufacture and supply a range of quality towbars and towing accessories throughout the UK from their base in Sheffield. Operating for over 30 years, the company is dedicated to providing quality products at consistent prices. At Towbar2U, we’re proud to list A1 towbars amongst the brands of towbars we supply and fit for customers in most major parts of England, offering a convenient mobile fitting service to suit our customer’s schedules. So why choose an A1 towbar for your vehicle? Easy to fit A1 towbars are designed to be easy to fit and install on your vehicle, meaning a…

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Do I need to inform my insurance company if I get a towbar fitted?

Posted on December 19th 2016 by Towbar2U

Protecting your car against accidents is important all year round, but especially so in the winter months, when icy roads and cold brakes can increase the risk of an accident. If you have a towbar fitted, not informing your insurance company of this addition could cause your policy to be invalidated. Check out our FAQs on vehicle insurance when you have a towbar here to ensure you’re covered at all times. Do I need to let my insurance company know if I have a towbar fitted? Yes. A towbar counts as a modification to your vehicle in that it will differ…

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Does having a towbar effect my MOT?

Posted on November 29th 2016 by Towbar2U

When you have a towbar fitted to your car, this addition will also be checked as part of your annual MOT test. This article explains what is checked, how, and why you could fail your MOT test due to your towbar. How? MOT inspectors will carry out a visual assessment of your towbar and it’s assembly, checking for signs of excessive corrosion or damage to the towbar itself, as well as the tow ball, hook, eye, or jaw. Inspectors will check for the presence and maintenance of retainings nuts and bolts, and will ensure that the assembly is securely attached to…

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