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Tesla Model 3 Towbar Dedicated Electrics

Following on from the success of the model S saloon and model X, the Model 3 shares those cars’ combination of clever battery technology, powerful electric motors and high-tech onboard systems. Outside, the Model 3 also shares its siblings styling, which easily flies under the radar – a stark contrast to the remarkably minimalist interior that’s all but bare except for a very large infotainment screen used to control pretty much everything in the vehicle. Many customer have the desire to carry bikes with the new Tesla and here we have the perfect solution. The Model S comes with a 750 kg towing capacity so any major towing is not an option, but for the purpose of carrying bikes the detachable towbar provides a safe and easy option. This towbar also provides a great nose weight of up to 91kgs giving plenty of scope to carry multiple bikes.

You can generate an instant quote for the towbar by clicking the link here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/search/car-reg-search and dont forget to check out our range of bike carriers in the shop https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/product-category/bike-racks/

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Best Places for Caravanning in Shropshire, UK

Best Places for caravanning in Shropshire UK

Shropshire is a beautiful, rural county in the West Midlands of England.

Caravanning in Shropshire offers you the chance to explore some of the most picturesque and tranquil countrysides in Britain. The rolling hills and lush valleys provide an unrivalled opportunity for outdoor activities such as walking, cycling or horse riding.

Many caravan parks across the county cater for all budgets, from campsites with basic amenities to luxury holiday parks with swimming pools and spa facilities.

You can find more information about caravanning in Shropshire on VisitShropshire’s website at- https://www.visitshropshire.co.uk/.

When exploring this site, make sure to check out our blog posts which will give you advice on how best to enjoy your time here, including where to go for great food or drink locally, what amenities are available at each park, and what activities they have on offer.

These are some of the areas that have campsites; 

1. The Shropshire Hills

2. Telford

3. Bridgnorth

4. Ludlow

5. Edgmond 

6. Much Wenlock

Don’t forget that our towbar fitting services are readily available if you need the advice to get your caravan or trailer to any of these beauty spots.

Based close to Shropshire, our installation specialists are happy to give you advice and fit the correct towbar safely and efficiently.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 01952608750 or https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/.

We have chosen a few of our favourite caravan and camping parks in Shropshire: 

1. Oxon Hall Touring Park

At Oxon Hall Touring Park, owners can enjoy the best of both worlds. The site is one of our premium class caravan sites in Shropshire that’s open all year round and has an attractive parkland setting just a short bus ride from the town centre and is easily accessible by road network to Mid Wales & North Wales!

2. Bank Farm Caravan Park

Bank Farm Caravan Park is a small, high-quality holiday park near Welshpool on the Shropshire/Mid Wales border. You’ll have access to nature trails through beautiful landscaping that abounds with wildlife and deer, sometimes even seen foraging in this lush 7-acre area!

3. Greenway Touring and Glamping

Discover the rolling Corvedale Hills with a caravan, camping and glamping site. This haven of relaxation will leave you free to explore Shropshire by car or on foot while experiencing life at its finest!

4. Stanmore Hall Touring

This 12.5-acre park stands in the impressive lawned grounds of Stanmore Hall, a Grade Two listed building with historic interest that can be found at your fingertips! Caravan and motorhome owners enjoy luxury facilities as well as tranquil views across wooded parkland to a beautiful lake where there is plenty for wildlife lovers like you who visit every day – even if they’re just passing through on their way somewhere else.

5. Wayside Camping

Wayside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s located on the outskirts of Aston-on-Clun, which makes for an ideal getaway from any bustling city life. Ludlow can be found nearby with its picturesque surroundings that offer relaxed shopping in addition to all other amenities one could need when around Shropshire.

The Wayside campsite situated high up into Shropshire Hills – known locally as “the Wye valley” is considered by many people who’ve been there personally because they know what beauty awaits them inside this lush green landscape.

Let us help to get you here!

If you have any concerns about what type of towbar you need for your car, let us take that headache away from you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at Telford Towbars.

Shropshire is a county that will be sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Pitch up at one of many camping or caravan sites in this idyllic setting, perhaps near Oswestry, which provides easy access into Wales on the other side (or over there). Tune out your worries as if they were never even there with an open space view like these; pitch down tent knowing everything around seems more pleasant because it really does seem like Shropshire time after all–and then enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Your car or van must have the best towbar fittings for your vehicle to help you have a relaxed and worry-free holiday.

 If you’re looking for towbar specialists in Shropshire UK, then look no further. Telford Towbars is the premier choice for all your towing needs. We have a wide range of tow bars and accessories that are perfect for any vehicle type or budget.

Whether you want to buy online or visit us, we’ll help you find the right product at the best price possible. After all, it doesn’t matter how good a product is if it doesn’t work correctly! Our team of experts will advise which products suit your needs and ensure they fit perfectly with your car before installation.

When it comes to buying a towbar in Shropshire UK, there isn’t anyone better than us at what we do. So don’t delay – get in touch today by calling us on tel:01952608750. You can also send an email through our contact us page!

 We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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A Guide to Towing Safely With Your Tow Car/ Caravan/Trailer

guide to towing safely with your tow car

The UK is a nation of drivers, and we like to get out there on the road. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to have a car that can safely tow your caravan or trailer.

At Telford Towbars in Telford Shropshire, we have all the information you need to tow your caravan or trailer safely and efficiently. From what type of car is best suited for towing, how much weight can be pulled, and more! If you’re new to this world, then we are here to help. Our advice will make sure that your journey is safe and enjoyable every time.

You don’t want any surprises when it comes time to hit the road with your new caravan or trailer in tow. That’s why we provide everything you need right here on our website so that there are no unpleasant surprises along the way.

After spending lots of money on a holiday, the last thing anyone wants is that something unexpected like a faulty brake light switch could ruin it all at once! 

So please read our blog post before heading out into the great unknown with us by your side every step of the way!

Safety is Essential

  1. Do not exceed the maximum towing weight for your vehicle

  2. Keep sufficient distance between you and other vehicles on the road

  3. Ensure that all passengers are wearing their seatbelts before setting off

  4. Drive with care – do not overtake or undertake other drivers, especially when visibility is low

  5. Take extra caution when driving over bridges or through tunnels 

  6. If you experience any problems, pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and contact your local police station immediately

  7. Make sure you have a caravan license to tow your caravan

  8. When driving, stay in the right-hand lane and keep a safe distance from the car in front of you

  9. Always use indicators when changing lanes or turning corners 

  10. If you are towing a trailer with your caravan, make sure it is adequately secured for safety reasons 

  11. Never exceed the speed limit – if there’s no sign saying otherwise, follow the national speed limit shown on signs at roadworks or temporary speed limits set up by police officers

  12. Keep an eye out for cyclists who may be riding alongside cars and vans before overtaking them as they can’t see what’s coming from behind them; also, watch out for pedestrians who might step into your path without looking first!

  13. Research the best routes to take for your caravan

  14. Check the height of bridges and tunnels, as well as any other obstacles along your route

  15. Know what you can tow with a caravan – this includes cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and even pedestrians 

  16. Make sure you have a good quality tow ball hitch on both vehicles before starting out 

  17. Don’t forget to pack lots of food and water in case there’s an emergency stop-over!

  18. Be prepared for extreme weather conditions by packing appropriate clothing and blankets

  19. Ensure that all passengers wear seatbelts while travelling in vehicles (unless exempted), including those sitting in the back seats of large vehicles such as buses and coaches where belts are not fitted as standard equipment 

  20. Install emergency lights on trailers so others know you’re about to turn left or right; this is especially important if traffic conditions mean visibility is poor ahead 

Click through now and learn about how Telford Towbars UK can help keep you safe while travelling with your caravan or trailer today! We even give you tips on how to reverse!

Telford Towbars are designed and installed to be used with any vehicle, and we will help you overcome these problems so that you can go anywhere with complete confidence. Our towbars for cars or vans are made from high-quality materials, and they come with all of the fittings, clamps, bolts etc., needed to install them properly onto your vehicle. We have state of the art bays for you to bring your car or van to be fitted with the correct towbar! by our expert team here in Telford.

So what are you waiting for? Get yours today!

Remember!

If you want a hassle-free road trip, make sure that the car and tow bar is secure. There’s no point in putting yourself or those around you in a potentially dangerous situation when there is an easy fix: securing all connections first.

The maximum towing weight for your vehicle is a critical factor and can be challenging to find.

On the road, you might not know the correct weight limit of your car. This means that you could exceed it and damage your vehicle or, even worse, cause an accident!

Telford Towbars UK has created a search engine that will help you find this information in seconds. Our website also allows customers to purchase tow bars online with free delivery on orders over £50 (excl VAT). We have been selling tow bars since 2002, and we are proud of our A+ rating from Trustpilot and our 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google+.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at tel: 01952608750 or get in touch by filling out our contact form.

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What Are Towbars and What Are the Different Types?

What Are Towbars and What Are the Different Types

A towbar is a device that you can use on your car to hook up to the base plate on your trailer or caravan so that your car pulls it smoothly and safely without you worrying too much!

We are the towbar specialists in Telford and work throughout the UK to make sure you are safe on the road when towing.

So Why Would You Need a Towbar?

We all use our cars for different reasons and quite often you may need to have a tow bar installed on your car whether it is for a family holiday or taking a trailer full of garden waste to the recycling centre.

Some cars and vans may be fitted with a towbar as standard, however, the majority will have to have a towbar installed later.

As towbar specialists in Telford, we strongly recommend you use the experts when fitting a towbar safety is vital.

Choosing a Towbar

The first thing at Telford Towbars we help you with is what type of towbar and why?

We start by looking at what weight you may likely be towing and the contents of what you may need to tow?

There is a huge difference between a caravan and a trailer so we need to be sure before you invest in installing a towbar what you will be towing. Otherwise, it can become an expensive game!

The last thing you want is the bodywork of your car or van ripped away driving down the road as this would be very expensive!

As Towbar Specialists in Telford, our experts will make sure that nothing like that will happen. Compliance and safety is our priority we make sure that all our parts are road legal and safe.

Don’t worry if you only use your towbar for a few months in the year Telford towbar specialists offer annual checks of your vehicle for peace of mind.

It’s important you check you are licensed to tow anything on the roads. Remember learners are not allowed to tow on British roads and when you got your driving license may make a difference so, please check with the DVLA.

What Are the Different Types of Towbars?

Choose from three types of Towbars:

1. Detached

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances, the system is completely invisible once the neck is removed
  • Compatible with AL-KO and other friction style stabilisers
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safekeeping once next is removed
Types of Towbars- Detached

2. Flange

  • Popular in the UK
  • It can be used with accessories such as bumper guard and tow-steps
  • Tow ball height can be adjusted on some commercial vehicles
  • Capable of using accessories like some models of cycle carriers whilst towing

Types of Towbars - Flange

3. Swan Neck

  • Compatible for use with AL-KO stabiliser without the requirements of a replacement ball
  • Less likely to affect reversing sensors
  • Not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps
  • It cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time
  • More aesthetically pleasing than a flange style towbar

Types of Towbars - Swan Neck

You are now a step closer to your mobile towbar fitting.

Once you have chosen what type of towbar, then you can select the type of electrics, or we can advise you.

Telford Towbar Specialists can help you with any queries you have about towbars. You can go onto our website to find out what type of towbar you need and the costing, you can book an appointment with us or you can simply call us on:

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How to Choose the Right Towbar?

How to Choose the Right Towbar

Choosing a Towbar

The first thing at Telford Towbars we help you with is what type of towbar and why?

Do we start by looking at what towbar towing weight you may likely be towing and the contents of what you may need to tow?

There is a huge difference between a caravan and a trailer so we need to be sure before you invest in installing a towbar what you will be towing. Otherwise, it can become an expensive game!

The last thing you want is the bodywork of your car or van ripped away driving down the road as this would be very expensive!

As Towbar Specialists in Telford, our experts will make sure that nothing like that will happen. Compliance and safety is our priority we make sure that all our parts are road legal and safe.

We always check the recommended weight limit when you are choosing your towbar.

Don’t worry if you only use your towbar for a few months in the year Telford towbar specialists offer annual checks of your vehicle for peace of mind.

It’s important you check you are licensed to tow anything on the roads. Remember learners are not allowed to tow on British roads and when you got your driving license may make a difference so, please check with the DVLA. For more information check out our page: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/safe-and-legal-towing

There Are Three Different Types of Towbars Available in the UK:

As Towbar specialists in Telford, we do the fitting for all three.

How to choose your towbar?

1. Detached

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances, the system is completely invisible once the neck is removed
  • Compatible with AL-KO and other friction style stabilisers
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safekeeping once next is removed

2. Flange

  • Popular in the UK
  • It can be used with accessories such as bumper guard and tow-steps
  • Tow ball height can be adjusted on some commercial vehicles
  • Capable of using accessories like some models of cycle carriers whilst towing

3. Swan Neck

  • Compatible for use with AL-KO stabiliser without the requirements of a replacement ball
  • Less likely to affect reversing sensors
  • Not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps
  • It cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time
  • More aesthetically pleasing than a flange style towbar

Don’t let us forget about towbar weight and capacity.

Calculating a Vehicle’s Towing Capacity

Details of the towing capacity for your vehicle that are found in the owner’s handbook, the manufacturer’s website and on other websites should only be taken as a guide.

The actual, exact and only towing capacity figure that should be used for your vehicle is the one that is stamped on the Vehicle Identification Number Plate, VIN Plate.

The VIN Plate:

The VIN plate will display either 3 or 4 sets of weights, it is these weights that VOSA or the other vehicle authorities use to determine whether your vehicle is towing or being driven within the law.

  • The top figure ‘A’ is the gross vehicle weight, the Maximum Allowable Mass (MAM) of the vehicle including occupants, fuel and payload.
  • The second figure ‘B’ is the gross train weight, this is the combined maximum allowable mass of the vehicle and trailer.
  • The third and fourth figures ‘C’ and ‘D’ are maximum axle loads front and rear respectively.

The manufacturer’s recommended maximum towing capacity for your vehicle is the gross vehicle weight subtracted from gross train weight. (4200kg – 2505kg = 1695Kg)

This calculation is based on a fully laden vehicle.

Note:

Certain performance, hybrid and city-car models or similar variants of standard models are not homologated to tow, this means that the vehicle manufacturer has deemed that the model is unsuitable for use as a tow vehicle. With this type of vehicle, the towing capacity will equate to zero or a gross train weight will not be displayed.

Vehicle Categories

The main non – LGV (unified) licence categories are:

Category A: Motorcycles (with or without a sidecar), including tricycles and mopeds.

Category B: Motor vehicles with:

  • A maximum authorised mass (MAM) not over 3,500kg
  • A maximum of 8 seats (not including the driver’s seat)

Trailers being towed by vehicles in this category must either:

  • Be not more than 750kg MAM – making a maximum authorised Train Weight of 4,250kg
  • Have a MAM which does not: – exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle
  • Have a MAM which does not: – Have a training weight exceeding 3,500kg

Drivers of vehicles in this category wishing to tow trailers that do not comply with either of the above conditions must have a B + E entitlement.

Booking is simple you can call us on  +44 (0)1952 608750

You can follow the booking process on our website: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/

Or book a Call Back: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/request-callback

Remember, there is always a cuppa waiting!

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Towbar Fitting Services in Telford, UK

Towbar Fitting Services in Telford, UK

In the heart of Telford, you will find Telford Towbars. Born out of a passion for innovation, safety and simplicity, the biggest and best towbar installation specialist

What Makes Telford Towbar Fitting the Best?

The newly established three-bay towbar fitting specialists in Telford, have drawn on 19 years of being the UK’s leading designer of vehicle specific wiring kits. We are leaders in design and manufacture and are original equipment for many motor companies. Our towbar fitting services supply thousands of towing solutions every month in the UK.

Telford Towbars are NTTA Quality Assured, and to back this with our unique lifetime warranty to both towbar and wiring kit. Couple this with our free annual health check on your towing solution, and there’s no need to look elsewhere.

Our 5-star user rating gives absolute peace of mind that you are making the right choice. Our advanced, in-house coding solutions ensure that your motor is correctly coded to manufacturers specifications, activating all extra safety features as the factory intended.

You only fit a towing solution to your vehicle once; FIT THE BEST!

Towbar Fitting Costs: What You May Need to Know?

Remember adding a towbar and the electrics will give you such versatility so you can get more enjoyment out of your car.

Here at Telford Towbars, your safety is our priority. That is why we prefer you to get your towbar fitted in the hands of our specialists.

Towbar fitting costs vary; that is why all the prices are broken down for you on our website, or you can speak to one of our team members.

One of the main factors affecting the cost is the type of vehicle you have. Different manufacturers use various fixing methods, and these all add to the cost.

At Telford Towbars, we do three different types of towbar fitting, and these are:

Choose from three types of Towbars:

1. Detached

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances, the system is completely invisible once the neck is removed
  • Compatible with AL-KO and other friction style stabilisers
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safekeeping once next is removed

2. Flange

  • Popular in the UK
  • It can be used with accessories such as bumper guard and tow-steps
  • Tow ball height can be adjusted on some commercial vehicles
  • Capable of using accessories like some models of cycle carriers whilst towing

3. Swan Neck

  • Compatible for use with AL-KO stabiliser without the requirements of a replacement ball
  • Less likely to affect reversing sensors
  • Not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps
  • It cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time
  • More aesthetically pleasing than a flange style towbar

Electrics

Another essential for a towbar fitting is the electric kit.

This increases the towbar fitting cost, and we offer the best kits for reliability and endurance.

We can advise you or choose which one is the best for your use and your type of vehicle. Telford towbars will not let you leave our workshop without your electrics being legally compliant for whatever you want to use it for.

Towbar fitting costs vary according to your type of vehicle; it doesn’t always mean the bigger your car, the more expensive it will be.

Again, we always make sure that whatever your vehicle model, we are compliant with each individual manufacture and will not affect your vehicle’s warranty.

Let’s explain our Electrics:

  • 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics

When you are towing a standard trailer or have a lighting board attached and even a bike carrier, a 7-pin vehicle specific kit will enable all of your light functions for this job. A 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics kit provides all of the basic legal lighting requirements for towing and harnesses perfectly with your car. We never fit by-pass or universal electrics to your vehicle!

  • 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics

You will need a 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics kit for towing a caravan because it provides all of the legal lighting requirements for towing, as well as powering the electrics inside your caravan. Most caravans manufactured after January 2009 will have 13-pin electrics and will also connect to your reverse lights whilst providing a full power supply inside your caravan. Please note that if you have the older 12n 12s style electrics, we will still fit the latest electrics to your vehicle and simply provide a 12n 12s to 13 pin adapter.

If you are still unsure about what electrics to use for your towbar fitting, then please don’t hesitate to call us on  +44 (0)1952 608750

Booking is simple you can call us on  +44 (0)1952 608750

You can follow the booking process on our website: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/

Or book a Call Back: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/request-callback

Remember, there is always a cuppa waiting!

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Free entry to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum for all our customers

Yes you read that right! We offer all our customer the oppourtunity to take themselves and 5 guests to the Ironbridge George Museums.

Blists Hill open air museum Ironbridge.

How do i get my free passes?

Its very simple when placing your booking please let us know you would like to take advantage of the passes. They are on a first come first service basis so make sure you give us plenty of notice. If you a placing a order for products in the shop for mail order then please let us know at the checkout how many passes you would like. Please note that the passes need to be collected from and retuned to Telford Towbars after your visit.

Can i visit Ironbridge Gorge whilst having my towbar fitted?

Absolutley yes! Many customer make a day out whilst having a towbar fitted. Simply drop your car off with us in the morning and then take one of our loan vehicles free of charge and have a day out on us. 2 adults and 4 children would cost £92 for the Blist Hill victorian town alone! With our passes you get access to all of the attractions on the house.

What are the Ironbridge Museums?

A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, the Ironbridge Gorge is home to some amazing museums that make for an unforgettable experience.

Blist Hill Victorian Town.

Rocket yourself back to the age of steam and see life more than 100 years ago at the open-air museum! Have fun at the brand-new Outdoor Adventure. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

ENGINUITY

Enjoy our new interactives, table-top experiments and old-favourites. Enginuity is back… better than ever! https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/enginuity/

JACKFIELD TILE MUSEUM

Explore the home of British tile design and see galleries packed with dazzling examples from the very best designers. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/jackfield-tile-museum/

COALPORT CHINA MUSEUM

Be wowed by some of the finest examples of Coalport & Caughley China and enjoy brand new family activities. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalport-china-museum/

COALBROOKDALE MUSEUM OF IRON

Coalbrookdale changed the world forever… discover how with family trails, galleries and interactives. https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalbrookdale-museum-of-iron/

What are you waiting for?

If you are looking for a Towbar instalation for your vehicle visit our simple quote system here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/search/car-reg-search and get booking or simply give us a call on 01952 608750 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm or fill in our contact us form here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/request-callback

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Three Simple Steps to a Mobile Towbar Fitting

Three Simple Steps to a Mobile Towbar Fitting-Telford Towbars

Here at Telford Towbars, we want you to have a pleasant experience of getting the right mobile towbar for your vehicle along with the proper mobile towbar fitting services.

The reason for this is not only are you getting the correct equipment that you need, but your safety on the road is important to us.

We are proud to say our experience and innovation has made us the best mobile towbar specialists in Telford

Why Do We Call Ourselves Mobile?

Because we can keep you mobile whilst your car is in our workshop being professionally fitted by our experts here in Telford.

We can supply you with a courtesy car free of charge and you can even have an automatic.

And guess what?

If you are travelling a distance, you can make use of our National Heritage here in Telford, we are sponsors of the Iron Bridge Museum so we can offer free tickets for a maximum of six people for an excellent day out: https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/.

Towbars have been extremely popular over the last year with more and more people staying at home in the UK for their holidays or taking their cars, trailers, campervans etc. into Europe to avoid trains and aeroplanes.

We will explain the different types to simplify the process and help you choose the correct towbar for your use.

So here we go…

If you are using our website Telford Towbars or speaking to someone, these are the steps we will talk through or explain:

First Step

Choose from three types of Towbars:

1. Detached

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances, the system is completely invisible once the neck is removed
  • Compatible with AL-KO and other friction style stabilisers
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safekeeping once next is removed

2. Flange

  • Popular in the UK
  • It can be used with accessories such as bumper guard and tow-steps
  • Tow ball height can be adjusted on some commercial vehicles
  • Capable of using accessories like some models of cycle carriers whilst towing

3. Swan Neck

  • Compatible for use with AL-KO stabiliser without the requirements of a replacement ball
  • Less likely to affect reversing sensors
  • Not compatible with common accessories such as bumper protectors or tow-steps
  • It cannot be used for a cycle carrier whilst towing at the same time
  • More aesthetically pleasing than a flange style towbar

You are now a step closer to your mobile towbar fitting.

Once you have chosen what type of towbar, then you can select the type of electrics, or we can advise you. There are two types, and here we explain the difference to help you with what you need.

Second Step

1. 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics

When you are towing a standard trailer or have a lighting board attached and even a bike carrier, a 7-pin vehicle specific kit will enable all of your light functions for this job. A 7-pin Vehicle Specific Single Electrics kit provides all of the basic legal lighting requirements for towing and harnesses perfectly with your car. Here at Telford Towbars, we never fit by-pass or universal electrics to your vehicle!

What can a 7-pin electric socket power do?

  • Left indicator
  • Right indicator
  • Taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Brake lights

2. 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics

You will need a 13-pin Vehicle Specific Electrics kit for towing a caravan because it provides all of the legal lighting requirements for towing, as well as powering the electrics inside your caravan. Most caravans manufactured after January 2009 will have 13-pin electrics and will also connect to your reverse lights whilst providing a full power supply inside your caravan. Please note that if you have the older 12n 12s style electrics, we will still fit the latest electrics to your vehicle and provide a 12n 12s to 13 pin adapter.

What can a 13-pin electric socket power do?

  • Left indicator
  • Right indicator
  • Taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Brake lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Caravan electric (inside)

That’s it!

Your next step is to get it fitted by our mobile towbar specialists here in Telford.

And don’t forget we want to keep you mobile with the offer of a courtesy car and you can have a day out at the Iron Bridge Museum which is a great day out for the family.

Telford Towbars hope you have found this helpful information about mobile towbars and has helped you to choose the best towbar for you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us either via our website;  https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/ or call us on 01952608750.