What is the best make of towbar?


What is the best make of towbar?

Westfalia. Westfalia is a major brand and the largest manufacturer of towbars and vehicle specific wiring worldwide. The company deserves recognition for the fact that they were the ones to invent the ball towbar in 1932, which is now a standard design used across the world.

What is a Class 2 towbar?

Class 2 Standard Towbars They can carry a load of up to 1200 Kg. Class 2 is only suited for towing single motorcycle trailers or a small six by four-metre trailer. Class 2 towbars generally will only use a flat tongue hitch.

What type of towbar is best for caravan?

Flange Towbar This is most popular with drivers towing heavy vehicles and caravans for long distances. The reason for this is because there are a number of partner accessories available to aid the towing experience such as pin type towballs, bumper protectors and drop plates to adjust the tow bar’s height.

What is a motorhome mounted tow bar?

A vehicle-mounted tow bar installs onto the front of your towed vehicle. This sort of tow bar will either be stored on the front of your dinghy or will need to be stored separately. This type of tow bar connects to your RV via a coupler or lunette ring on the tow bar and a ball mount or pintel hook on your RV’s hitch.

What is a detachable flange towbar?

What is a Detachable Flange Towbar? A detachable flange towbar works the same as a fixed flange towbar. It sits under your bumper and the tow ball is fixed on to the faceplate with either 2 or 4 bolts. However, unlike the fixed flange towbar, the neck can be easily removed from the bar using a lock and key mechanism.

Are there different types of towbars?

There are two different styles of towbars, fixed and detachable, both of which are available in swan neck and flange styles. Choosing a towbar can be confusing due to the wide variety of options. towbars are vehicle specific so the options of towbar types can be limited depending on the car make and model.

What is a retractable towbar?

What is a Retractable Towbar? A retractable towbar can be easily folded away under the bumper when it is not in use. Offering the same advantages as a detachable towbar, the simple precision rotation mechanism means that a retractable towbar takes seconds to hide away or prepare for use.

What is a Class 4 towbar?

Heavy duty towbars, or Class 4 towbars, are designed for towing applications up to 3.5 tonnes. Like Class 2 towbars, they come with plug and play wiring and have been designed to fit a range of vehicles with higher tow ratings; such as 4WD’s and SUV’s.

Are detachable towbars safe for towing horses?

What towbar do I need to tow a horsebox? Fixed and detachable towbars are suitable for most vehicles and are designed to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications on towing. For example, if your vehicle can tow a 2750kg braked trailer, then the towbar will be designed to do this safely.

Is it worth fitting a tow bar?

The permanent tow bar is suitable if you transport a lot and constantly need the tow bar. It is relatively cheap. If you only want to transport a trailer or caravan with your car from time to time, it is worth installing a detachable tow bar.