In order to determine which towbar is the best fit for you, ask yourself these two questions:
1) how often do you intend to use the towbar?
2) do you value the design of your vehicle?
For most vehicles, the choice is between a fixed or detachable towbar. Retractable towbars are also available for certain vehicle types. The advantage of the detachable and retractable towbar is the invisibility of both systems, the detachable towbar can be disconnected and the retractable towbar folds behind your bumper and locks in place. Both of these systems keep the design of your vehicle completely intact and, because of this, are becoming a popular choice.
A Towbar Wiring Kit connects your vehicle’s lights and other electrics with the lighting board on your trailer, caravan or bike rack. This is legally required for all towing purposes, ensuring that when you brake or signal to turn, your trailer or caravan will indicate the same.
Having a quality towbar wiring kit designed specifically for your vehicle is essential for your safety on the road.
Brink Towing Systems offer two standard sockets: 7-pin and 13-pin.
A 7-pin socket is best suited for towing bike carriers, trailers, boat trailers or horseboxes. This socket provides brake, indicator and tail light functions.
A 13-pin socket is needed for towing a caravan which requires more electrical power. This socket combines both basic and advanced electrical features.
A vehicle-specific wiring kit supports the current complex digital systems of a vehicle. This wiring kit can be connected to the vehicles electronics and are programmable through the on-board computer.
A universal wiring kit is compatible with almost every vehicle. This wiring kit supports the basic electrical functions needed for towing.
These days car manufacturers help to ensure improved trailer stability for safe towing.
The Trailer Stability Program (TSP) is a smart solution in a car that detects the swinging motion of a trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horsebox. If the swinging motion exceeds the predefined values, TSP corrects the car in order to prevent further swinging. TSP achieves this by slowing down the vehicle and systematically braking the wheels. Please note: this is a security measure, not a free pass for driving too fast.
At Brink Towing Systems you can choose from a wide variety of towbars. Here is a useful guide for anyone wanting to know which types of towbars are available? And, what should you keep in mind during the purchase? Find your perfect fit.
We have often been asked what the towing capacity of a towbar is, but it is your vehicle that determines what you can tow safely and legally.
Before you start using your trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horsebox, we recommend first finding out what the maximum weight is that your vehicle is allowed to tow.
In order to guarantee safety, you are not allowed to exceed the maximum tow weight of your vehicle. Always consult the Vehicle Identification Number Plate (VIN Plate) of your vehicle to be certain about keeping within the limits of the maximum tow weight, sometimes also called the horizontal load.
Have you ever wondered what happens when your vehicle does not offer enough room for the installation of a towbar? In order to create additional room, it is necessary to make changes to your bumper. This is achieved by cutting away a piece of the bumper - referred to as a bumper cutout. This could be a notch in the bottom or the middle of your bumper.
Brink applies strict standards when it comes to the visibility of a bumper cutout.
The weight that the drawbar of your bike carrier, trailer, caravan, boat trailer or horsebox exerts on your towbar is called nose weight.
Your maximum nose weight, also called maximum vertical load, is the maximum vertical pressure that can be put on the towbar. The nose weight is listed on the towbar, it is often indicated as Max. Vertical Load. The nose weight is determined by the vehicle manufacturer, which takes into account the power and construction of the vehicle.