For making the most of any holiday and adding greater flexibility to your life in general, make use of the art of towing. If visiting relatives for a long vacation, you and your family can feel free to bring along all of your personal items. Children can enjoy their toys and bikes, while the option to take fishing equipment or extra suitcases makes it ideal for everyone.
Likewise, the family vacations in the outdoors become even better when towing along a small car with your mobile home. Quick day trips to the city or out to a nice restaurant can break up the monotony of a national park vacation. To tow a car, trailer or truck you will need to hook it up to your towing vehicle. This process will involve the use of a trailer, a tow dolly or a tow bar. Tow bars are the easiest, safest and least expensive option on the market.
While on the road, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the practice of towing cars on trailers. Car dealerships use these multiple car trailers to transport vehicles towed by a truck. An industrial workload such as this is unreasonable for private use, while trailers and dollies are also more expensive than tow bars.
Storing the tow bar will never be an issue, as each end of the connection remains attached to your vehicles. There will be no extra space required, unlike using trailers.
Consider the self-aligning tow bar, the most used model, which is very easy to operate. The A-frame style is a tow bar designed for connection by two people and another great option.
Once you are on the highway, remember that you are hauling plenty of extra weight. After you have measured the weight of your potential haul, select the corresponding Class for your tow bar. Of course, the most compact cars are the lightest.
The equipment you’ll need to set up for towing any haul is not complicated, but you will be best served by trying to connect your vehicles well before your departure. Like everything else, practicing your tow bar’s connection will make your trip stress-free.
When driving with extra weight behind you, operate your towing vehicle with care, making sure you leave plenty of space between your vehicle and cars ahead of you. The towed vehicle will make turns and bending roads slightly more difficult to manage. You should give your haul a test run in a safe spot close to your home before venturing out on your holiday trip. Always avoid moving in reverse when towing, as it could damage your towed vehicle as well as your tow bar.
The tow bar can come in handy if a friend or family member is in need of towing after an accident or mechanical failure. With a tow bar you are towing on four wheels, so keeping the bar parallel to the ground is important. Because of this leveled-off approach, tow bars work well with almost any vehicle.