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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!

The New Volkswagen ID Buzz Towbar - Cover Photo

The New Volkswagen ID Buzz Towbar

Vehicle Information:

Fixed and detachable Towbars with dedicated electrics now available at Telford Towbars.

So the all new ID Buzz is now available here in the UK and at Telford Towbars we have worked hard on making the Towbar and dedicated electrics available for this vehicle. And finally… we’ve done it! So, if you’re interested in a towbar for your ID Buzz, we thought it would be helpful to let you know some details regarding towing with your new ID Buzz.

What is the towing capacity for the new ID Buzz?

Both the Buzz Life and the Buzz style have a towing capacity of 1000 kgs with a braked trailer and 750kgs without.

When will the ID Buzz Towbar and Electric kit be ready?

The towbar and vehicle specific electrics are now ready for the ID Buzz. In fact, we’ve already installed a few to tis vehicle already. Take a look at our most recent installation below containing a detachable towbar with 13 pin electrics, fully coded using our complete diagnostic software to ensure safe and legal towing.

How much does a towbar installation cost for my Volkswagen ID Buzz?

Towbar fitting prices vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting is to use our online towbar quote builder linked below, which takes as little as 60 seconds to complete! Simply enter your vehicle registration or manually select your vehicle to generate a quote.

Should I choose 7 or 13 pin 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!  

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 if you have the older 12n 12s style electrics we will still fit the latest electrics to your vehicle and then simply provide a 12n 12s to 13 pin adapter.

What we offer:

Here at Telford Towbars, we offer mobile towbar installation to suit you. Should you choose to come to us, we aim to ensure that your experience is as easy and relaxed as possible. We provide loan vehicles free of charge so you can go about your day as normal. Or, if you want to would like to explore the local area, enjoy a day out on us at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum and the Blists Hill Victorian Town here in Telford! The birthplace of the industrial revolution.

Warranty for your ID Buzz towbar and towing electrics:

Our installations come with a “Life of Ownership” warranty. This means that for as long as you own your vehicle, we have you covered! We also offer a free 1 year Towbar health check after your installation.

Our very happy customers:

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

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

Best Bike Racks for Cars in 2022

Best Bike Racks for Cars in 2022

There are many car-bike racks on the market, so finding the right one can be tricky. However, here at Telford Towbars   we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the top four car bike racks in that we recommend. So, without further ado, here are the best car bike racks on the market! Whether you’re looking for something simple and easy to use or something more robust, we’ve got you covered.

A question to ask yourself is how frequently do you need to carry bikes?

How many bikes?


Which vehicle or vehicles will you be using?

You may require a bike rack for your motorhome?

We are happy to advise you on any of the above here at Telford Towbars.

Call us now on:  +44 (0)1952 608750

Another question before you start looking is how are you planning to carry the bikes?

  1. On the top of the vehicle?
  2. Off the back of the vehicle?
  3. Does your car have a vehicle hitch?

There are many factors to consider, and one of the most important things is the value of your bike. There is no point in risking a cheap bike car rack if your bike is worth a few thousand pounds!

Bikes vary so much in cost, style, size and weight all these need to be considered.

The main types of bike rack are roof-mounted, boot or trunk-mounted and towbar or hitch-mounted.

Your one-stop destination to choose from the best bike racks for family car rides and solo adventures

Thule Pro Ride- 598

Thule Pro Ride- 598

This is one of the best bike racks for cars currently in the UK.

Why Choose Thule Pro Ride- 598?

  • Automatically positions your bike when you secure it, thanks to the uniquely designed frame holder and wheel tray
  • Pressure is spread via large, soft claw pads that adapt to your bike’s frame tubes – minimizing the risk of frame damage
  • Quick and easy bike securing – the torque limiter dial controls the force going into the bike frame with a clear sign of correct mounting
  • Safe mounting – your bike is prevented from falling thanks to the claw’s extended lower jaw
  • Stable wheels – firmly fixed in smartly designed wheel holders with diagonal quick-release wheel straps
  • Easy, tool-free interface for switching the bike rack from one side of your car to the other
  • Pre-assembled, no tools required
  • Locks the bike to the bike rack and the bike rack to the roof racks (locks included)

The Thule ProrRide is a great choice and is ideal if your bike has mudguards, because rack wont interfere with them which is different to those bike racks that hold the bike by the wheels.

You do have to clamp directly onto the down tube bike, however the jaws have been designed to minimize the risk of damage.

RockyMounts TomaHawk roof rack

This hauls one bike and requires a base bar system.

If you have a Thule or other base bar system or you have a vehicle that already has factory cross bars. The RockyMounts versatile TomaHawk upright bike rack is really ideal.

This bike rack is very versatile and it can haul all sort of bikes including kids bikes.

Loading a bike onto the rack is quite easy because RockyMounts roof racks include tabs so the wheel straps are kept out of the way.

Loading a bike is relatively easy since RockyMounts includes tabs to keep the rack’s wheel straps out of the way.

A disadvantage maybe that the lock on the base rack doesn’t rate as a top scorer.

Storage wise it folds down well.

Thule EasyFold XT 2

RockyMounts TomaHawk roof rack

Many e-bikes are just too heavy to lift onto a car roof or load into a hatchback. This clever – but very expensive – rack might be the answer to your problems if your car has a tow ball. Being low to the ground it’s a lot easier to lift e-bikes or heavy mountain bikes into place. They are held in position using adjustable and removable arms with clamps which click loudly when at the correct tension, so you won’t damage expensive frames. The whole assembly can be tilted out of the way of your rear tailgate at the press of a foot pedal, so you can still access the boot.

The cleverest feature of the XT 2 is its ability to fold up for easy storage in a garage or shed – there’s even a built-in carrying handle to make it easier to move around. Its big brother, the XT 3, even has a wheel so you don’t even need to lift it. The design includes built-in rear lights and a number plate holder.

Why Choose Thule EasyFold XT 2?

  • Fully foldable for convenient mounting, handling and storage
  • High load capacity enabling transport of e-bikes and heavy mountain bikes
  • Easy mounting of bikes through detachable bike arms with lockable Thule AcuTight torque limiter knobs that click when optimal torque is reached
  • Large distance between wheel holders enabling transport of sturdy bikes with large wheel bases
  • Adjustable pump buckles with extra-long wheel straps for easy fastening of wheels (up to 4.7″ wheels) enabling transport of fat bikes
  • Easy trunk access even with bikes mounted, thanks to smart foot pedal tilt
  • Easy mounting and adjustment of the bike rack before closing the tightening handle, thanks to the towbar coupling’s initial stability
  • Ergonomic transport of the bike rack thanks to the integrated carrying handles
  • Pre-assembled, no tools required
  • Lock your bikes to the bike rack and your bike rack to the towbar (locks included)

The Menabo Carriers

Finally, we recommend the Menabo Carriers these are available in various sizes for carrying up to four bikes;

Alcor Product Image

Why Choose Menabo Carriers?

  • ALCOR Towbar mounted bike racks E bike compatible
  • Suitable for E-Bikes or FAT Bikes
  • Tilts to give you access to the boot of the car, using the pedal at the front of the carrier
  • Featuring Rapid-lock, which allows you to easily fit the carrier to the towball and lock it to protect it from theft
  • Steel frame with aluminium channels
  • City Crash Tested
  • Sliding straps for a quick fixing to secure the wheels to the carrier
  • Arms are provided to secure each bike to the support bar
  • Each jaw arm is padded to protect the bike frame
  • Modern chrome UK specified lights also included

Have a look to see if we have the right one for you?


 That’s it for our list of the best car bike racks in UK. We hope you found this post helpful and that it has given you a good idea of what to look for when purchasing your own bike rack. If you have any questions or would like some help finding the perfect product for your needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Telford Towbars. We offer a wide range of car bike carriers and accessories, all of which are available for purchase on our website. Thanks for reading!

Check out our website Or Call us today on +44 (0)1952 608750.

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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!

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