TOW VEHICLE

If you are going to purchase a trailer or caravan, it is critical that you give careful consideration to our vehicle’s towing mass and construction prior to making your purchase.

THE TOWBAR

THE TOWBAR

THE TOWBAR

The towbar is the framework attached to the back of the tow vehicle. For safe towing, a properly designed and fitted towbar with an adequate certified weight rating is mandatory.

Further, the load capacity of the towbar and the trailer coupling must be equal to or exceed the loaded mass of the trailer.

Unless a permanent part of the vehicle, it is compulsory for all towbars manufactured after 1 July 1988 to clearly and permanently display the maximum load rated capacity plus the make and model of vehicle for which they are intended, or alternatively, the manufacturer’s name, trade mark and part number.

Check for this information to help you ascertain whether the towbar suits your needs.

Note: Towbars should not protrude dangerously when your trailer is not connected.

THE TOWBAR

The towbar is the framework attached to the back of the tow vehicle. For safe towing, a properly designed and fitted towbar with an adequate certified weight rating is mandatory.

Further, the load capacity of the towbar and the trailer coupling must be equal to or exceed the loaded mass of the trailer.

Unless a permanent part of the vehicle, it is compulsory for all towbars manufactured after 1 July 1988 to clearly and permanently display the maximum load rated capacity plus the make and model of vehicle for which they are intended, or alternatively, the manufacturer’s name, trade mark and part number.

Check for this information to help you ascertain whether the towbar suits your needs.

Note: Towbars should not protrude dangerously when your trailer is not connected.

The Towbar

The Ball Mount or Tongue

The Tow Ball

The Coupling

The Trailer Draw Bar or ‘A’ Frame

The Safety Chains