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The all new 2023 Ford Ranger Towbar & Dedicated towing electrcics now available at Telford Towbars - over photo

The all new 2023 Ford Ranger Towbar & Dedicated towing electrcics now available at Telford Towbars

The New 2023>> Ford Ranger Towbar is now available for you to order at Telford Towbars.

Available as a fixed flange towbar and also a multi height adjustable bar for more details please contact our sales team on 01952 608750 or via our contact us page. More details to follow over the coming weeks

The New Peugeot 408 Towbar now available at Telford Towbars - Cover photo

The New Peugeot 408 Towbar now available

The latest generation Peugeot 408 Towbar is now available from Telford Towbars.

The New Peugeot 408 has a towing capacity for 1400kgs giving the vehicle a credible towing ability for its driver. We have a line up of 3 towbars available for this vehicle The fixed swan neck the horizontal detachable towbar and the vertical detachable towbar.

The New Peugot 408 detachable and fixed swan neck towbar available at Telford Towbars.

We are on the lookout for our first customer to fit for so if you are that customer we will be offering a 25% discount for the first booking. Please give us a call on 01952 608750 if you have a 408 and are looking for a Towbar. Full details of the install will be updated once we have completed the fit.

Lexus NX 300h Towbar fitting at Telford Towbars - Cover photo

Lexus NX 300h Towbar fitting at Telford Towbars

Looking for a Towbar on your Lexus NX 300h check out our latest installation at Telford Towbars

How much is it to fit a towbar to my Lexus RX300H Towbar?

Towbar fitting prices can vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting is to use our towbar quote builder.

Do you use deicated or universal?

We only use vehcile specific towbar electrics read more about that here https://shop.telfordtowbars.co.uk/product-category/towbar-electrics/

Do you offer a mobile service to fit my RX300h towbar?

We do offer a mobile towbar fitting service at Telford Towbars… however, should you come to us, we like to make your fitting experience as easy and relaxed as possible!  Go about your day as normal with a FREE hire car, or if you want to explore the local area, have a day out on us at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum here in Telford! The birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Click here to find out more.

What warranty do I get with my RX 300H Towbar?

Our towbar installations come with a life of ownership warranty so for as long as you own your vehicle we have you covered.

How can we help?

Purchase a Towbar today! Click here to view our dedicated towing solutions.

If you want us to carry out the install then simply enter your registration number in our registration search tool, to generate a quote in less than 60 seconds.

Contact us today!

If you are still unsure about what electrics to use for your towbar fitting, then please don’t hesitate to contact us:

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

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

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

Our Happy Customers!

Customer service is a main priority at Telford Towbars our team of highly trained technicians and support team are always here to help and go the extra mile! Don’t believe us? Check out of 5* google reviews!

Remember, there is always a cuppa waiting!

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social KIA EV6 Towbar & 13 Pin Vehicle Specific Towing Electrics

KIA EV6 Towbar & 13 Pin Vehicle Specific Towing Electrics at Telford Towbars UK

KIA EV6 Towbar electrics in stock now at Telford Towbars.

The EV6 is a fully electric crossover from Kia.  It marks a new era and sets new standards for years to come. Get inspired by its eye-catching and inspired design and with upto 1600kgs towing capacity.

KIA EV6 has upto 1600kgs Towing capacity

Kia EV6 detachable Towbar and 13 pin electrics at Telford Towbars UK

Our simple Towbar quotation builder allows you to generate a quote in less than 30 seconds here https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/ we have many customers travel from all over the UK whilst we carry out the work you can take advantage of a free day out at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums here in Telford https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/2021/09/28/free-entry-to-the-ironbridge-gorge-museum-for-all-our-customers/

If you have any further questions then please give us a call on 01952 608750 Monday to Friday 9am -5pm or drop us a message via our contact us page https://www.telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/contact

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Looking After Your Caravan: How to keep your Caravan Winter Safe?

Is your caravan winter-safe?

Caravanning is a hugely popular pastime, with more and more people hitting the open road in their caravans every year. But while caravanning can be great fun, it’s also important to remember that they require a bit of care and attention – especially in colder weather.

That is a lot more to looking after your caravan in the winter than protecting the towbar!

Here at Telford Towbars, we have given you some simple tips so you can be rest assured that your caravan will stay in good condition all winter long. Plus, you’ll avoid any nasty surprises when it comes time to hit the road again in the spring.

Insurance and Security

You can keep your caravan safe with specialist caravan insurance.

Although not a legal requirement, caravans cost a lot of money to replace, and insurance can be surprisingly inexpensive. So our advice at Telford Towbars services is don’t skimp here; it may end up in tears!

You may find that there are discounts available for members of touring, camping and caravan clubs and sometimes companies offer deals if you insure both your caravan and car!

First and foremost, and this may be so obvious, make sure you remove anything valuable from your caravans such as TVs, radios and anything else of value.


Telford Towbars’ advice is always to check with your insurance company or read the policy before you think of storing your caravan with a third party!

If you consider a caravan storage area make sure the caravans are not parked too tightly because we have seen a few caravans damaged when other caravans have been moved.

You can keep your caravan safe with specialist caravan insurance.

Although not a legal requirement, caravans cost a lot of money to replace, and insurance can be surprisingly inexpensive. So our advice at Telford Towbars is don’t skimp here as t it may end up in tears!

You may find that there are discounts available for members of touring, camping and caravan clubs and sometimes companies offer deals if you insure both your caravan and car!

Cleaning the Caravan

Let’s start with internal:

To keep the kitchen clean and free from mould, make sure that you

scrub every part of your fridge. Leave the door ajar; there may be a catch on it for you to use, to prevent any attraction for pests such as vermin. Use products designed specifically for caravans instead of normal domestic cleaners because they may damage surfaces or seals in a caravan.

Keeping your caravan dry and clean is one of the most important things you can do to protect it from moisture. Vacuum cleaning carpets helps eliminate any dirt that might have settled there while also checking for anything left behind in cupboards or seat bases; this way, we know all areas are as clean as possible.

Vacuum cushions regularly to prevent mildew. Store them standing upright away from the caravan walls and cover them with breathable material for protection against dust. Ideally, if you have room at home, keep them there.

Bedding and pillows should be removed for the winter.

Body Work

Springtime is just around the corner, and with it comes an opportunity to give your caravan exterior a much-needed maintenance clean. Whether you plan on using wax or cover preparation, make sure that any dirt from last season has been removed before storing away for winter!

Thorough cleaning of the body also allows you to inspect the bodywork for any damage. The winter season is an excellent time to fix it when workshops are less busy.

The chemicals used to clean your caravans can significantly impact their longevity. Proprietary agents designed for this purpose will be kinder towards the surfaces while also safer than traditional cleaners, so they’re worth considering!

Use caution when using pressure washers. They often have a powerful spray that can damage trim and seals.

Remove any green or black mould from the surface of your caravan. This will help prevent it from growing over winter, which can mark plastic and aluminium permanently with an unwanted colour!


Tyres don’t like standing around for long periods, it may be worth increasing the tyre pressure while stationary, but forget to decrease when back on the road.

If your caravan is not too far away, it may be worth turning the wheels every six to eight weeks.

Hitch Lock

When you’re not using your caravans for travel, it’s important to lock them up. A hitch-lock will keep anyone from lifting or unhitching the caravan. 


Remember! have you changed your car in the last six months you will need a new Towbar for your car.

Here our towbar installation specialists will give you the correct towbar for your vehicle, and it will be fitted by one of our experts.

If you have already got a towbar, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice if you have any concerns.

You may need a refresh on towing, please take a look at our safe and legal towing services.

Towing Capacity

Once you have your towbar fitted it’s vital you look at the weight.

Details of the towing capacity for your vehicle found in the owner’s handbook, the manufacturer’s website, and 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.

Again check the website we have up to date information on here:

If you are looking for a Towbar supplier, we have experts on hand to speak to. Please call us on: : +44 (0)1952 608750

Alternatively, add your registration number onto our website Telford Towbars, and you can see the towbar that will fit your car: https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/shop/

Happy Caravanning!

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Best Places for Caravanning in Shropshire

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/shop/.

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!

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Templates A Guide to Towing Safely With Your Tow Car Caravan Trailer

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

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!


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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Three Simple Steps to a Mobile Towbar Fitting

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/shop/ or call us on 01952608750.

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B+E Licence Changes Being Made by the DVSA

The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your car driving test. The rules will change later in 2021. The new rules will still depend on when you originally passed your car driving test.There are different rules for towing if you live in Northern Ireland. Licences issued before 1 January 1997 you will not be affected by the changes. You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). View your driving licence information to check. You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg. MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded.

Licences issued from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997 to 18 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following: a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)a trailer over 750kg MAM, as long as it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle (up to 3,500kg in total)You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

Licences issued from 19 January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 19 January 2013, you can currently drive either of the following: a car or van up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM (up to 4,250kg in total)a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg. You’ve had to pass a car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.

What will change later in 2021

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’ll be allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM when the law changes. DVLA will update your driving licence record to show that you’re allowed to tow trailers. You’ll get category BE added to your driving licence when you get a new photocard driving licence. You do not need to contact DVLA for this to happen. It will be done automatically.The date the law will change has not yet been confirmed. Sign up for email alerts to be told when the law changes. Car and trailer driving tests are stopping from 20 September 2021. You can no longer book or take a car and trailer driving test from 20 September 2021. However, the law will not change until later in 2021.

What you can do until the law changes

Until the law changes later in autumn 2021, you must continue to follow the current rules about what you’re allowed to tow based on when you passed your car driving test. You can be fined up to £1,000, be banned from driving and get up to 6 penalty points on your driving licence if you tow anything heavier before the law changes. You’re only allowed to tow anything heavier if you’re being supervised. When you’re being supervised, you must:display L plates to the front of the car and the rear of the trailer be accompanied by a person who’s at least 21 years old and has had category BE on their driving licence for at least 3 years. Driving a car and trailer for the first time It’s best to take training from a driving instructor if you want to start driving a car and trailer.

The ‘National standard for driving cars and light vans’ tells you about the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to tow a trailer or caravan. You can also read about why learning to tow is important,safety checks you should do when you’re towing a trailer or caravan with a car.

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