Mobile Homes and Mobile Towbar

September 29, 2014    

Chances are, if you have a mobile home or an RV, you’ve probably got another vehicle too. And chances are, you may need to one day tow this vehicle behind your RV. The truth of the matter is, you’ll then need to ensure that your mobile home is fitted with a towbar. Mobile towbar fitting Melbourne needs not to cause any panic, but if you want to tow anything that’s larger than a bicycle. It’s a necessary step you’ll need to take no matter where you are, whether that’s in Melbourne or Bristol.

In fact, there may be a variety of reasons why you may need to tow something behind your motor home or RV. Maybe you’re moving and you want to transport a car behind you. Maybe you need to carry some of your belongings in a tow dolly or bed. Whatever the reason, having mobile towbars installed on your mobile home or RV is a necessary step that will make any long distance travel less of a headache.

Many mobile homes or RVs may come pre-installed with a towbar but when in doubt, consult your local RV dealer or automotive shop.

Now when talking about towbars, it’s important to remember that there are many different kinds of mobile towbar fitting Melbourne styles out there. For example, three of the most common shapes include the flange (which is straight and two-bolted and one of the most common, popular choices), the swan neck (curved, subtle, but slightly pricier than a flange towbar) and the detachable (which is very discrete but much pricier than a flange or a swan neck towbar). What you choose will depend on your needs and what you’re towing. It can also be an aesthetics choice.

You’ll also need to take into account, before you tow anything in your mobile home or RV, the towing capacity of your mobile home. How much weight can it support? Consult your owner’s manual. But for the most part, your mobile home should be able to support your average commercial vehicle.

During mobile towbar fitting Melbourne, there are several things to keep in mind. For one, towing the other vehicle on all four wheels is the easiest and most efficient method but it can cause a lot of wear and tear to its wheels. If you’re concerned, consider looking into a towing dolly but for the most part, your car will be fine if you keep it on neutral and with keys in the ignition.

You’ll also want to consider the weight of both vehicles and your driving style when you’re towing a car behind your mobile home. Try to limit any need you have to back up both vehicles- even if both vehicles’ brake systems are connected, you’ll be causing a lot of wear and tear on both vehicles if you back up with both. Try to be very precise and careful with driving both vehicles on the open road. Sudden turns or swerves in mobile towbar fitting Melbourne could be disastrous.

Keeping all this in mind, towing a vehicle with your mobile home can be safe and fun. Just pay attention, take good care of both vehicles, and when in doubt, consult an RV dealer or an automotive shop.

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