Here we are going to look at the different types of tow bars available for towing trailers and caravans as well as carrying bikes too.
Q. What type of tow bar is available?
A. There are 2 main types of tow bar for passenger cars, the fixed ball type and the removable ball hitch type:
Larger 4x4 and commercial vehicles can be typically the Flange Ball type which is designed for more heavy duty use and application:
Q. What is the difference between the fixed and removable ball head tow bars?
A. As simple as it sounds, removable ball head tow bars have specially designed quick fit and quick release ball heads so that you do not have the ball head protruding from the rear of the vehicle whereas the fixed ball heads are not designed to be removed once fitted or could be welded solidly to the bar.
Q. What does the tow bar come supplied with?
A. The tow bar is supplied with all the necessary nuts, bolts, washers and spacers that are needed and are specific to what the vehicle that the tow bar is to be fitted to requires.
Q. How are the tow bars fitted to the vehicle?
A. Nowadays, tow bars are fitted to particular dedicated mounting points on the vehicle and there is no longer a need to drill the floor to fit the tow bar.
Q. How long does it take to fit a tow bar?
A. It depends on the particular vehicle that the tow bar is to be fitted to, however typical fitting times average at between 1 and 2 hours in total.
Q. Do I need to cut the bumper?
A. There is no simple answer to this, some vehicles do not require the bumper to be cut, others require a cut to the bumper that is not visible from the back of the vehicle and finally there are other vehicles where the bumper has to be cut and the cut will be visible from the rear. Contact us and we will advise on any specific vehicle.
Q. How do I find the fitting instructions?
A. Simply Click here to contact us & we can send you all the fitting instructions.
Q. How much weight can my tow bar pull or carry?
A. Each tow bar is different, Simply Click here to contact us & we can email you the full weight details.
Q. Do the tow bars come with the wiring and socket?
A. No, tow bars are not supplied with electric wiring, interfaces and sockets. See the separate article on these items by Clicking here, for more details.
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