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The New BMW X1 (U11) Towbar is now available!

The New BMW X1 (U11) Towbar is now available at Telford Towbars!

The towbar for the new BMW X1 U11 is now available at Telford Towbars. We’ve also been busy manufacturing the vehicle specific towing electrics to ensure safe and legal towing. If you are interested in a towbar installation on your BMW X1, then there are a few things to consider prior to your appointment.

7 or 13 pin electrics?

When you are towing a standard trailer or have a lighting board attached and even a bike carrier to your BMW X1 , 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 with your BMW X1 to provide 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.

Towbar?

There are three available towbar options for the BMW X1, including the fixed flange or fixed ball and pin towbar and the detachable swan neck.

How much does a towbar installation cost for my BMW X1 ?

Towbar fitting prices vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting on your Fotd Transit Custom 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.

What we offer:

Here at Telford Towbars, we offer mobile towbar installation to suit you. Should you choose to come to us for a towbar fitting, we aim to ensure that your experience is as easy and relaxed as possible. We can provide loan vehicles 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 Ford Transit Custom V710 towbar and towing electrics:

Our installations come with a “Life of Ownership” warranty. This means that for as long as you own your Volkswagen Amarok, 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!

Remember, you only fit a towing solution to your vehicle once, FIT THE BEST!

Contact us today!

If you are still unsure about what towbar or electrics to fit, 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 request a Call Back

The New Ford Transit Custom V710 Towbar is now available!

The New Ford Transit Custom V710 Towbar is now available at Telford Towbars!

The towbar for the new Ford Transit Custom V710 is now available at Telford Towbars. We’ve also been busy manufacturing the vehicle specific towing electrics to ensure safe and legal towing. If you are interested in a towbar installation on your Ford Transit Custom, then there are a few things to consider prior to your appointment.

7 or 13 pin electrics?

When you are towing a standard trailer or have a lighting board attached and even a bike carrier to your Ford Transit Custom , 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 with your Ford Transit Custom to provide 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.

Towbar?

There are four available towbar options for the Ford Transit Custom, including the fixed flange or fixed ball and pin towbar the fixed swan and the vertical detachable. You can view the bars here https://shop.telfordtowbars.co.uk/product/ford-transit-custom-towbar-2024-onwards-v710-nxn-nrn/

How much does a towbar installation cost for my Ford Transit Custom?

Towbar fitting prices vary depending on the vehicle specification. The easiest way to find out the costings of a fitting on your Fotd Transit Custom 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.

What we offer:

Here at Telford Towbars, we offer mobile towbar installation to suit you. Should you choose to come to us for a towbar fitting, we aim to ensure that your experience is as easy and relaxed as possible. We can provide loan vehicles 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 Ford Transit Custom V710 towbar and towing electrics:

Our installations come with a “Life of Ownership” warranty. This means that for as long as you own your Volkswagen Amarok, 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!

Remember, you only fit a towing solution to your vehicle once, FIT THE BEST!

Contact us today!

If you are still unsure about what towbar or electrics to fit, 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 request a Call Back

The New Landrover Defender Towbar Fitting Available Now at Telford Towbars - Cover photo

The New Landrover Defender Towbar Fitting Available Now at Telford Towbars

The all new Landrover Defender Towbar at Telford Towbars UK.

The highly capable off roading British icon will always be a favourite for those looking to tow either for business or leisure. The most recognised vehicle around the world Landrover had some biig boots to fill in the development of the New generation Landrover Defender since production finished back in 2015 for the previous generation.

What can the New Landrover Defender Tow?

As you would expect from the king of off road the New Landrover Defender can tow up to a maximum of 3500kgs

Click here to take a look here at our compatible bike carriers.

If you are needing some extra space for those camping trips or even some extra suit cases for the airport run then perhaps the Towbox would be a great addition to your new Landrover Defender.

Click here to take a look at the collection of Towbox products that we offer.

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 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 Media Templates - Cupra Born Towbar fitting available now at Telford Towbars

Cupra Born Towbar Fitting Available Now at Telford Towbars

Cupra Born detachable towbar & dedicated electrics fully coded to the vehicle.

When we took the call from our customer who wanted to install a Towbar for attaching his bike carrier to his recently purchased Cupra Born we gladly took on the challenge.

Can the Cupra Born Tow?

The bad news is the Cupra Born is not homologated to tow and so the vehicle has no towing capacity at all. The good news is that with the installation of a towbar a range of bike carriers are available to make life easier getting away on those weekend trips.

Click here to take a look here at our compatible bike carriers.

If you are needing some extra space for those camping trips or even some extra suit cases for the airport run then perhaps the Towbox would be a great addition to your new Cupra Born.

Click here to take a look at the collection of Towbox products that we offer.

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 Media Templates - Audi Q5 Detachable Towbar & 13 pin Dedicated Electrics

Audi Q5 Detachable Towbar & 13 pin Dedicated Electrics at Telford Towbars

Are you looking for a Towbar on your Audi Q5 then take a look at our recent install at Telford Towbars.

The Installation

Our customer wanted to go for a detachable Towbar due to the fact the bar would not be in use all of the time. The other reason was that they didn’t want to spoil the look of the new car. We chose the Tow-Trust detachable Towbar that has a towing capacity of 2400kgs. The Audi Q5 dedicated electrics is the 13 pin kit from Right Connections that integrate correctly with the vehicles canbus system it was then fully coded with our very own Complete Diagnostics tool. Don’t forget all of our towbars are fitted with the coding included in the price.

How much is it to fit a Towbar to my Audi Q5?

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 offer a mobile fitting service for my Audi Q5 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 on my Audi Q5 Towbar?

Our towbar installations come with a “life of ownership” warranty. So 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.

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!

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Ford Transit Custom MSRT Towbar

Ford Transit Custom MSRT Towbar & Vehicle Specific Electrics Fitting at Telford Towbars

The MS-RT Transit Custom certainly stands out from the crowd, and the hand-crafted interior brings sporty luxury to a van unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. It’s a credit to the team at MS-RT that they have turned the Transit Custom from an everyday workhorse to a genuinely desirable vehicle that has a sporty edge that few SUVs, let alone MPVs, will be able to match. The chassis tweaks are well judged, too, boosting comfort a little over the standard model.

Having a towbar fitted to this sporty van is no problem here at Telford Towbars over the years we have completed many all fitted with the Right Connections vehicle specific electrics and a detachable towbar from Tow Trust. Having the vehicle specific electrics means that all of the saftey features are acivated when fully coded to the vehicle. Dont forget our towbar fitting prices all include coding so no trip back to the dealer your vehicle will leave the workshop ready to go!

To get a quote for your towbar fitting simply visit https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/ enter your reg number and generate a quote in less than 30 seconds. You can generate a quote for supply only and we will ship your parts the next working day. If you have any further questions then please contact us here https://telfordtowbars.co.uk/contact/contact or give our team a call on 01952 608750 dont forget all of our towbar fittings come with a life of ownership warranty.

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

Telford Towbar - BLOG Social Media Templates Guide to Caravan Travel in the UK

Guide to Caravan Travel in the UK

Caravanning through the countryside can be an exciting experience, no matter what the season. There is a certain charm to packing your temporary home to take it anywhere you want. It is very much akin to living a nomadic lifestyle. You get the opportunity to explore different places at your own pace, and you do not have to forsake the creature comforts either. For towing a caravan to any location, all you would have to do is get towbars for cars installed. We can help you in this respect, as we specialize in providing services for towbar fitting in Telford.

The United Kingdom offers many exceptional destinations for caravanning. Some offer exceptional scenery and sights, while others are hidden treasures that have not been explored by many. In this article, we will provide you with some recommendations for the best places in the UK, besides tips on basic problems that an inexperienced caravaner might encounter.

Caravanning Destinations in the UK

If you are looking for holiday destinations for towing your caravan to, here is a list of gorgeous and picturesque places in the UK:

1. Peak District in Derbyshire

Peak District in Derbyshire
Peak District in Derbyshire

The Peak District is the first National Park of Britain, which is widely known for its tranquillity and the scenic trails for walking and cycling. The park also offers many outdoor activities like horse riding, fishing, caving, and climbing. For exploring this location, you can pitch your caravan to the Backwell Caravanning and Camping Club campsite, which is only a few miles from the Peak District.

2. Snowdonia in North Wales

Snowdonia in North Wales
Snowdonia in North Wales

This is a great destination for people who love mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. The Snowdonia, which is the highest cliff in Wales, is located near the Welsh coast. For caravanning to Snowdonia, you can pitch your motorhome at the Aberafon Camping and Caravan Site. It is only an hour-long drive from Snowdonia.

3. Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland

Hadrians Wall Northumberland
Hadrians Wall Northumberland

 This large Roman artefact, which is also a World Heritage Site, stretches for 84 miles from Bowness to Wallsend. This destination offers breath-taking views of the English countryside, with many activities to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. You can tow your caravan to the Hadrian’s Wall Caravan and Campsite, which is just a stone’s throw away from Hadrian’s Wall.

These were our top 3 recommendations for caravanning across the UK. However, this list is not exhaustive. You can also visit the Lake District, Somerset & Wiltshire, Polperro (Cornwall), Glenfinnan (Scottish Highlands), Purbeck Heritage Coast (Dorset), and Brecon Beacons National Park (South Wales).

Tips for caravanning

Before you set out for a caravan holiday, there are certain things you should take into account.

1. Planning the route

Towing a motorhome can be quite tricky, so you need to plan your route well in advance. It is important to ensure that the roads leading to your destination are not too narrow and do not have any hairpin bends/sharp turns.

2. Ensure your car can tow a caravan

It is important to determine the towing ability of your car and whether the towbars for motorhomes can be attached to it. Besides this, you would also need to make sure that you have the relevant license for towing the caravan.

3. Read reviews about the campsite

Remember to read some reviews about the campsite where you are planning to pitch your caravan. Certain campsites might not have washroom facilities, while others can be fairly inaccessible. Reviews can help you prepare beforehand.

4. Avoid bad weather

Make sure to check the weather of the destination before setting out. If you are likely to encounter bad weather, you can consider postponing your caravan holiday or picking a new destination.

5. Bring entertainment

Don’t forget to bring along something for entertainment (that does not require electricity). You can bring your board games, books, and other things for entertaining yourself for the time you will be cooped up in the caravan.

6. Get insurance for the caravan

Whether you are buying a caravan or renting/borrowing one, it is important to get them insured. Also, check the campsite for glass bottles, hidden stumps, low tree branches, and animals so that it does not cause damage to the caravan unnecessarily.

Laws concerning towing of caravans in the United Kingdom

If you are planning to tow your caravan on the UK roads, you need to familiarize yourself with the laws. In the following sections, we will cover some basic laws regarding towing caravans. The first thing you need to do is get a towbar fitted in your car by availing of the towbar services in Telford.

1. Speed limits for towing caravans

If you are towing a caravan in the UK, you need to make sure that you follow the following speed limits:

  • 30 mph near build-up areas
  • 60 mph on motorways
  • 50 mph on single carriageways
  • 60 mph on dual carriageways

Remember never to drive on a motorway’s outside lane when it has three or more lanes.

2. Limits on lengths, widths, and weights in caravan towing

You would also need to ensure that your vehicle meets the requirements for towing a caravan. The maximum weight allowance is usually found in the vehicle handbook. It is also listed as the gross weight train on the VIN plate. As for the length and width requirements, the caravan can be a maximum of 7m (in length) and 2.55m (in width). If your car meets these requirements, you can get the safest car towing caravans in Telford through us.

3. Towing mirrors

If your motorhome’s width is greater than the width of your car, you would need to get towing mirrors installed. The UK can add 3 points on your driving license or fine you with a £1,000 ticket if you do not get towing mirrors installed in your vehicle.

4. Adherence to safety checks

You need to carry out the necessary safety checks if you are planning to tow your caravan to any location. This includes checking the tires and wheels, load weight, indicators and lights, and also the tow ball. If your equipment is not in compliance, you can be fined £2,500.

Conclusion

With this, we have covered everything there is to know about towing a caravan across the UK. The most important thing is to make sure that the towbars are specially designed for your vehicle and that it meets the EU regulations. If you are looking to install a car towbar in Telford, we at Telford Towbar can help you through the entire process. To find out more, reach out to us today!

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