Learning to tow is far easier than you think, but acquiring the skill is only half the story. Once you have learned how to tow, you need the right kit to be able to do so safely and in comfort, which is where we come in.
This site is a guide to all things towing. Our aim is to tell you everything you need to know to be able to stay safe and legal while towing a trailer, horsebox or camper. We are here to help everyone from the hobbyists and tourists to those who tow for a living. Use our guides below to get started.
Why learn to tow?
Being able to tow is a great skill to have. Once you have learned to tow, a whole world of opportunity opens up to you.
Towing means that you can start to enjoy hobbies like camping, racing, boating, and many others. It can save you money and make pastimes that you could not otherwise afford accessible. For example, because you can keep your boat on your driveway and haul it yourself, there is no need to pay expensive marina fees.
You can also potentially help your friends and family out with things like moving. If your neighborhood is holding a fete, you can help by picking up equipment and other items.
Once you have fitted a trailer hitch to your vehicle, you can tow anything provided your tow vehicle is heavy enough and has enough engine power. You can even find out about how to buy the right tow vehicle from this site.
What type of trailer owner can benefit from using this site?
It does not matter whether you are already an experienced tower or someone who is just getting started this site is for you.
Everybody that runs a tow vehicle needs to stay up to date about what is going on. Things change, and when they do you need to know what the change is and how it will affect your ability to tow.
For example, states regularly change the rules and regulations surrounding towing. When that happens, you may need to buy new equipment that you have never used before.
We tell you about the rule changes, explain the impact it is likely to have, and point you in the direction of the equipment you will need to comply with the changes. The rules are explained in the state and local towing laws section, and you can find the equipment you need in the towing accessories area of the site.
Automotive technology is also in a constant state of flux. New equipment and systems are being added to vehicles, on a regular basis.
If you want to be able to take advantage of these innovations, you may need to update your equipment, or buy new accessories. We stay up to date with these changes, and tell you what adaptations you may need to make to your setup to be able to continue to tow safely, and legally.
We also watch the towing and trailer markets looking for innovations. When one of the specialist towing equipment firms comes up with a new piece of equipment that we think you can benefit from, we review it, and tell you what you need to know to decide whether it is worth buying or not.
Finding what you want on this site
Using this site is easy. We have tried to think of everything you may need to know, and have done our best to provide the information in an accurate and concise way.
It really does not matter what type of trailer you are pulling, how big you tow vehicle is, or what you are hauling. You can use our tow guides to help you to tow safely, legally and as economically as possible.
For example if you are planning to tour America with a camper trailer you can click through to our laws and regulations page to find out what equipment you need for each state you are planning to travel through. You can then take this information and search our product pages for equipment and accessories that meet your needs. We explain the various options and tell you where to buy what you need for a fair price. For many towing accessories, we also explain the basics of installing and maintaining them.
This site is full of towing tips to help you to get the most out of your towing outfit. Most of this type of information can be found in our towing guides section.
Saving money with us
We know that for many of our readers money is tight. Therefore, we take the time to tell you about the best way to use towing accessories to keep your towing costs as low as possible.
The way you set your trailer up, how you load it, and what equipment you use all make a big difference to how much fuel you burn on a journey, and have an impact on wear and tear. Both our tips and products sections include this type of information.
When we come across special deals and offers, we take the time to share the details with our readers. When we find new, or better ways, to do things we tell you about that too, especially if we think it will reduce your towing costs. Typically, any offers will be on our product pages, and details of cost saving innovations can be found in our tips area.