The Knowledge Centre aims to provide you with useful and practical information about all aspects of towing including advice about choosing the right towbar and safety tips, through to an explanation of technical terms.
If you have a question which you don't see addressed here please do not hesitate to contact us.
- A towbar is a safety critical item. If you are new to towing try and enrol on a towing course. These are readily available either from private training providers or from the major caravan and camping clubs
- If you are using a friction stabiliser, ensure that the towball is clean and free from grease. Any paint should be removed from it prior to use
- Take care when hitching up. Ensure that the coupling head is correctly located and locked on the towball and that the breakaway cable is attached
- Check that all of the trailer lights are functioning correctly
- Do not allow electrical cables to drag on the ground
- If towing something wider than your car ensure you have extended mirrors fitted on both sides of your vehicle to ensure you have a clear view down both sides
- Ensure loads are securely tied down and also the weight is evenly distributed across the load
- Ensure that the tyre pressures on both the towing vehicle and trailer are correct