We at TrailerTREK Towbars aim to give all the advice and information we can, so we have come up with a list of common questions and answers below
If you cannot find the answer you want then please do not hesitate to ask through our contact page or call us.
Most towbars have to fit to the manufacturers specified mounting points. Because bumpers on modern cars are designed now that they stretch underneath the vehicle there is no alternative than to make cuts for the tow bar, however they are done as such so they are invisible from normal viewing.
If you want to know if this is applicable to your car or vehicle please call us and we can advise immediately.
The simple answer is no, apart from if the vehicle is exactly the same make and model.
You must also need to ensure your towbar is Type Approved (proving it can be legally used and is of a good quality standard).
The answer is simply no. You have the option to fit a different brand of towbar so long as it is Type Approved, this will not invalidate your vehicle’s warranty.
Type Approved means the specific tow bar has been approved to be of the same quality as the vehicle manufacturer’s components so meaning it is as safe and legal.
You can check. The tow bar will have a label, data plate or stamp showing an "E" number like E11*0001*02. This figure denotes that it is EC Approved in the UK (E11), has an approval number (0001), of EC Document revision 2.
Even though towbars do come with fitting instructions a professional will have a large amount of experience and really needs a professional when dealing with the complex electrics attached to them. Being an NTTA approved installer we have great knowledge and experience of towbars and of course our work is guaranteed.
In most cases the electrics are wired directly to the vehicles rear lights.
The time taken to fit a tow bar does depend on the type of tow bar and vehicle involved. In short, it can take from an hour to a few hours, if you would like to know how long yours would take, please call us and we can advise immediately.
The answer is No. When EC Type Approving took place on the car, the manufacturer did not declare that it was suitable for towing.
So it will have no specified towing capacity and no specified mounting points.
Towing with a vehicle like this that was registered on or after the 1st August 1998 would make you liable to prosecution.
This would require just single electrics for the tail and side lights as well as the indicator and brake lights.
Double electrics are needed when towing a caravan to supply power to the fridge and battery, as well as taking a 12v feed into the caravan for interior lights etc.
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