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Towbar Types Explained
There are several different types of tow bar and each have their strengths and weaknesses. The three main types of tow bar consist of Flange tow bars, Swan Neck tow bars and Detachable tow bars, which are all detailed in full below:Flange Tow barsThe most commonly used type of tow bar in the U.K. is the Flange where the tow ball is bolted to the tow bar with two 24mm bolts. There are also some variations of the flange tow bar type that have four bolts instead of two. This is the most ve...
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Bypass Relay Guide
Bypass Relay GuideAs car systems are getting more and more complex, it is becoming vitally important to protect against faults and damage to the car system. For older vehicle models the towbar wiring works by connecting each wire from the tow bar socket to a point on the vehicle, and subsequently taking power from each point to power the trailer lights.However many modern vehicles are using complex systems such as CANbus or multiplexed systems. These systems work in a very different way to ol...
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Tow Bar Electrics Buying Guide
When buying a tow bar a very important factor to consider is how you intend to connect the vehicle’s electrics to your trailer / caravan.There are 3 main types of connection, which are: 7 pin socket (12N), twin 7 pin sockets (12N 12S), and 13 pin socket connections.The most common wiring socket is the 7pin single electrics connection, which will power the lights on a trailer or caravan.Twin 7 pin socket connections are used when a secondary charge is also needed, for instance if you are towin...