Towing is definitely a skill. If you are new to pulling trailers, horseboxes or campers there is a lot to take in and learn before you are ready to hook up and go on your first journey. Our trailer towing guides will help give you the fast-track to this knowledge.
Even if you have been towing for years and have extensive experience, there is still a lot to learn. The rules surrounding what you can tow and what equipment you need to do so are changing all of the time. You need to keep up with these changes and adapt. Occasionally that means buying new towing accessories and learning how to use them.
Innovations in the auto industry also mean that the equipment you use sometimes has to change. For example, the introduction of anti-lock brakes meant that many people who towed had to upgrade their electronic brake controllers to be able to stay safe. Old towing technology will not always work with new vehicle tech.
The world of towing is in a constant state of flux. Engineers in the industry are always looking for new ways to help their clients to stay safe and make towing easier. This is great, because it means that there is always new equipment and gadgets coming to market.
We are here to keep you informed about all of these changes, to help you to learn about the new rules, innovations and equipment. Below is a taste of what you can expect from this site. We have put together a tow guide for each situation. Please take the time to click through and read some of our in depth articles.
One of the most important decisions you are going to make is choosing a tow vehicle. This section of the site explains what you need to consider when selecting a car, pick-up, van or truck to tow with.
A big reason that this is an important decision is because of the tow rating for each vehicle. This determines how much weight you can safely tow. Use our guide and towing capacity chart to help you select the right vehicle to use for your needs. Read More »
For anyone who tows, weight distribution is important. If you get it right your tow vehicle will perform well, you will have good grip. Your trailer will respond as it should, which will make your journey far more pleasant.
Provided you get the weight distribution right, when you turn right your camper or horsebox will follow your tow vehicle smoothly. If you have to stop sharply your trailer will not continue to push you forwards.
Getting weight distribution right is vital from a safety point of view, but it also has an impact on how comfortable you feel when towing. A stable towing outfit means a less bumpy ride.
It has an impact on wear and tear and fuel economy. Bearing all this in mind we cover the subject in detail, and tell you about towing accessories that can help you to get weight distribution right. Read More »
Naturally, when towing you want to do so legally. The last thing you need is to have your journey curtailed when a traffic cop pulls you over. Fines, and impound or towing fees are an expense you do not want. In addition to the legalities, these rules are in place simply to keep you and others safe when you are towing a trailer.
If you want to know about the towing laws in your state, or somewhere that you are planning to drive through, click here to read our staying legal trailer towing guide. Read More »
Staying safe is the top of most towers list of priorities, for both legal and personal reasons.
In our safety tow guide, we provide you with a checklist you can use to make sure that you have bought the necessary equipment to keep you, and everyone else, as safe as possible, and that you are following safety protocol that will help you arrive at your destination in one piece.
If you want easy to implement tips and information about the towing accessories you need, take a look at our towing safety tips and checklist here. Read More »
Maintaining your trailer keeps you safe and potentially saves you money. A well-maintained trailer, camper or horsebox performs better on the road. This means it sits on the road better, which makes towing as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Better performance also means less wear and tear for your tow vehicle.
Looking after your trailer saves fuel and will ensure you are not pulled over and fined by the police. The better maintained your trailer is the more mileage you will get out of your tires.
It is a big subject. So, we have worked hard to simplify things for you. The owner of any kind of tow vehicle and trailer combination can quickly find out what you need to do, and buy the best kit for the job. Read More »
Fitting your towing kit properly to your trailer is a daunting task if you have not done it before. We have worked out what you need to know and summarized in an easy to understand way.
When you really want to be able to tow a trailer but your vehicle didn’t come with it’s own hitch, you can simply install your own to any vehicle to allow it to haul a load (load size will depend on your vehicle though). Read More »
Wiring is something that few people feel confident tackling. However, if you want to tow safely you need to know how to connect your towing accessories up properly. As a result, we have taken the time to explain how to source everything from the right lights to the best brake controller, and install them properly.
To learn the basics of wiring a trailer, take a look at our guide. You’ll find out about color coding for cables, including differences between various car brands. We’ll also teach you how to troubleshoot problems that may occur if you wire it incorrectly. Read More »
Installing the right trailer brakes and brake controller is essential. With the right brakes, you will not experience the terror of the weight of your trailer pushing you forwards on a steep hill. You will always be able to stop safely and smoothly regardless of the road conditions.
We help you to work out which is the best electronic brake controller for your rig, and buy it from a good manufacturer. Once installed all you need to do is to find the right settings for your particular outfit.
Even more important than the right brake controller is selecting the best brakes for your trailer. Our trailer towing guide explains what you need to consider when buying brakes for every kind of trailer from a horsebox to a moving trailer. We also explain what you need to look for when buying replacement brake parts, so you always buy high-grade parts that are compatible with your existing system. Read More »