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Is your towbar fit for towing?

Posted on July 31st 2018 by Towbar2U

Once you have had a towbar fitted, many people are prone to forgetting about it, assuming it’ll look after itself well enough. Although a towbar is a sturdy and durable piece of kit, it does require some care if it is to fulfil a good lifespan. What’s more, a towbar in a poor condition can be a safety issue and can even contribute to a failed MOT so it’s important you do check up on your towbar periodically. To find out more about towbar maintenance, read on. Towbar maintenance tips If you practice good towbar maintenance, you will prolong the life…

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How can I check my car is suitable for towing?

Posted on June 22nd 2018 by Towbar2U

If you are planning to tow a caravan or trailer, it is very important to know what your car is capable of. Before buying a caravan or trailer, you will need to check whether your car is able to tow equipment and, if it is, you will have to make sure the equipment is within the weight allowances set out by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Towing capacity will vary between makes and models of car so, to ensure you are towing safely and legally, it’s vital you check your individual car’s limits. How do I find out my car’s towing capacity? To…

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Do I need vehicle specific wiring when fitting a towbar?

Posted on May 25th 2018 by Towbar2U

When choosing a towbar for your vehicle, many people consider the physical apparatus but don’t initially give much thought to the wired connection to the vehicle. Whilst not mandatory, more and more people are choosing vehicle specific wiring due to its additional benefits over basic universal wiring. What is vehicle specific wiring? Vehicle specific wiring is a wiring kit which connects your towbar to your vehicle’s onboard system, and which has been tailored to your individual make of vehicle. This allows various features which can enhance safety and ease of towing to be activated. This wiring is more complex than the…

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Choosing the right towbar electrical socket

Posted on April 27th 2018 by Towbar2U

When you are in the process of choosing the right towbar for your vehicle, you will need to consider which towbar electrics to have installed. Different kinds of electrics will impact the towing features open to you and getting this wrong can be a costly mistake to change down the line. Towing electrics are a factor many people don’t know much about, however, and so we have put together this article to help you make the right decision. Types of towbar electrical socket Which kind of electrics you will require depends largely on what you tow and the features you need…

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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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