Towbar Fitting

Many years experience providing mobile towbar fitting in Bideford, Barnstaple and throughout North Devon.

We supply and fit all types of tow bars including detachable, fixed flange and swan neck. We can source towbars for all types of vehicles from leading manufacturers such as Witter, Thule, PCT, Tow Trust and Westfalia. Towbars  are fitted at your home or place of work by one of our professionally equipped mobile towbar fitting units. Materials and labour are guaranteed and installations are covered by our full public liability insurance.

We are now using the Westfalia Auto Code tool to correctly code your vehicle. This allows your vehicle’s TSP (Trailer Stability Program) function to be activated and works alongside the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) to allow safer towing. Click here for more more information.

Towbars supplied and fitted at your home or place of work by one of Our professionally equipped mobile fitting units.

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Domestic and trade enquiries welcome domestic and trade enquiries welcome

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Type Approval

Type Approval EC94/20 was introduced under European law from the 1st January 1998 and was implemented in the UK on the 1st August 1998. The aim of these regulations was to standardise the design and manufacture of towbars. As a result of this, all light passenger vehicles manufactured after this date must only be fitted with towbars that conform to the EC94/20 regulations and fit to all manufacturers mounting points. Towbars that meet these requirements will always carry a type approval label which ensures traceability of the product. The label will show the following information: The European type approval number, The “D” and “S” value and the product code identity of the manufacturer. This label must be visible on the towbar and not removed.

Vehicle Specific Wiring

A growing number of vehicles built since 2003 contain communications systems within the wiring to enable certain modules to talk to one another. This system is known as CAN (Controller Area Network), which was first introduced in 1992 for the Mercedes-Benz vehicles and now can be found in many other manufactures vehicles. The CAN bus system allows information to be transferred around the vehicle, allowing displays to be activated either in the instrument or display panel. The trailer stability program carried within the CAN network is being introduced into many new vehicles, including the new Volkswagen range. Once a vehicle specific wiring loom has been fitted, a simple programming change will be arranged with the dealer to enable the TSP to be activated.

Guarantee

Towbars that meet EC94/20 regulations carry a life time guarantee when correctly fitted to the original vehicle and used within the recommended towing limits.

Towing Limits: Towbars are designed for use within the vehicle manufacturers recommended towing limits. It must be taken into consideration by the user that towing a twin axle trailer, towing over rough terrain, or using towball mounted carriers adds extra loads onto a towbar.

Disclaimer: Top2Tow ensures every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information, however the content of this site is meant for general information purposes only. It does not constitute professional advice (legal or otherwise) nor should it be used as such. Top2Tow cannot accept responsibility for actions based on the material contained herein.

Drivers with driving licenses obtained after 1st Jan’ ’97 are required to pass an additional driving test to gain entitlement B&E.

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