Why Use An A-Frame?
Many places we like to visit in our motorhomes are not always that suitable for large vehicles.There may be narrow streets, limited parking, height restrictions, expensive parking and more that are inconvenient for the motorhomer.
Using a motorhome tow car can give you the freedom to explore, without any of the listed problems above and without having to disturb your pitch set up. Also useful when using sites that do not have reserved pitches.
Some may say it's a bit like caravanning, but the difference is that instead of having to buy an expensive vehicle that is large, heavy and fuel thirsty. You can have the benefit of a small easy to park, cheaper to buy and fuel economic vehicle, that can be beneficial when travelling and for the day to day use.
And you have the choice to not always use it.
Tow Car A Frame Vs Trailer?
A Towcar-A-Frame is much more stable to tow with its widely separated axles, when using the cars braking system has a far superior braking efficiency over a trailer and has no pushing and pulling effect, or yawing on the motorhome.
A Towcar-A-Frame also has a lower centre of gravity and is unlikely to snake like a trailer could. However it is a conversion to that vehicle alone and cannot be used with another vehicle that has not been converted.
So if you change your towcar regularly it may not be the most cost effective solution.
Trailers have a higher centre of gravity, less efficient brakes, are prone to snaking, are more to store at home and away, and are more to maintain. However thay do offer the benefit of being able to take a different car. In fact any car that fits the trailer without the need for any converting of the vehicle. If you need advice on trailers call us on 0117 9694955.
Are A-Frames Legal?
Yes! although this is a complicated area, which is explained in our Towcar Legislation page. Our A-frame system complies with all current and pending legislation covering a frames and trailers.
The changes in legislation that came into effect in November 2014 will mean many systems on the market will no longer be compliant.
Our Towmaster 2 A-Frame
The New Towmaster 2 A-Frame is Stronger, Anti Binding, Faster and Easier than ever before.
Designed for strength and longevity, its lightweight, and the easiest and fastest Towcar A-Frame to hitch up with the easy alignment autolok system and EZ Lock rapid assembly towing pins.
Folds Up for easy storage when not in use.
Discreet when removed leaving no petruding metal.
Assembles in less than 2 minutes.
Towmaster 2 has retained all the positive features of the original Towmaster and introduced some great improvements taken from customer feedback.
Click on the link for more information about this great system.
How does the braking system work?
Our award winning Invisibrake braking system that uses the power of the cars existing brake servo to acheive fantastic progressive braking performance. This braking system is key to complying with UNECE Regulation 13. Click on the page Power Braking System for more information about our system.
What Car Can I Tow?
We currently adapt around 25 cars to towcars. It is not always possible to adapt every car.
We use a system of towing that does not deface the car with pretruding metal parts. Nor do we change the cars crash properties. We adapt the cars existing crash bar system in such a way that when not being used as a tow car its just as safe to run over a pedestrian or crash into another car or object as it was originally (we don't recommend that you test this if possible). Not all cars are suitable for this type of adaption, some are too heavy, and we have to draw the development line somewhere. I recommend looking at our list of suitable towcars on are The Cars We Do page before buying a car to tow behind your motorhome.