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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 Ford Mondeo?

Posted on March 29th 2019 by Towbar2U

The Ford Mondeo was first announced back in 1992, then released in 1993. It was the first Ford-declared world car (the name Mondeo is derived from Latin word ‘mundus’ meaning ‘world’), meaning the line was internationally sold, and since its release there has been 5 generations announced. The mondeo has a strong engine and a spacious cabin, making it the perfect family car. The Ford Mondeo towing capacity varies from model to model, ranging between 750 to 2,200 kg, and is renowned for being comfortable towing small trailers to mid-range caravans. This model is popular with families who like to travel,…

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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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What Are the Dangers of Buying a Car With a Towbar Already Fitted?

Posted on January 29th 2019 by Towbar2U

There are many different factors to consider when purchasing a car: what’s the mileage? How old is the vehicle? However, one factor often ignored — and sometimes even appreciated — is when a used car has a towbar already attached to it. Thoughts on the subject often don’t stem beyond “A towbar? Well that will come in handy if I ever need to tow something”. Unfortunately, little do people realise that purchasing a car with a towbar already attached can be a troublesome idea. Today, our article is going to focus on this subject. We’re going to explain why it’s important…

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How to correctly tow a horsebox

Posted on October 31st 2018 by Towbar2U

If you read our last article, you’d know that when it comes to the rules of towing a trailer, the waters are a little muddy. Now add a large box and a load of galloping animals into the mix and you’ve got some seriously filthy water. Have no fear. The team at Towbar2U have written this article to provide all the necessary rules about how to legally tow a horsebox. MAM and Licenses Part of the reason why people often get confused with the rules of towing a horsebox is because, unlike the majority of towing and automobile regulations, the rules…

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