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What to Look Out For When Buying a Towbar

Posted by Bob Newman on Oct 24, 2013 - 0 Comments

There’s an awful lot of rules and regulations that you need to be aware of when you start using a towbar on your car, and the best way to get a good start in the world of recreational towing, is to choose the right towbar for you and your car. So before you hitch up the caravan to get out of the Sydney and into the NSW countryside, what do you need to be aware of and look out for when you’re buying a towbar?
Buying a Towbar in Sydney

Easy riding means following a few practical rules and regulations.

If you choose to use a towbar you should be aware of how it can help you save money, particularly when you’re on holiday:

  • If you plan to stay in a particular area, whether it’s to caravan or fish, you won’t need to rent a car to tow your caravan or boat anymore

  • If you can tow a caravan, rather than drive a motorhome, you’ll save money on petrol if you only intend to drive short distances where you stay (e.g. you can unhook the caravan and drive into town for dinner)

  • If you want to go fishing, you can bring your own boat instead of renting one

But if you choose the wrong sort of towbar, you can easily end up losing money thanks to nasty accidents.

You need to match your towbar up to your vehicle as well as to what you intend to tow. So you need to make sure it’ll fit with your car, or if it’s even possible for your car to tow what you want it to. Then you need to find the right towbar for your car that can take the weight of what it is that you’re towing. For instance, if you want to tow a heavy caravan, but the towbar you have can only carry a light trailer, it’s not safe or legal to use that one for that purpose.
When you’re shopping for your towbar, remember to speak to the experts. Tell them what you’ve researched, what you intend to buy, and see if they agree. There are plenty of experts out there who make their living or spend all their days towing all sorts of things, so they’d be the ones to help you or point you in the right direction. And maybe one day you can share your knowledge and experience with someone else.

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