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Best Tow Bar Options

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Best Tow Bar Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best tow bar options for flat towing your vehicle. A lot of people are going to ask, "Why do I need a tow bar" It's going to be a great solution if you want to travel with your RV and still have your vehicle behind you, and it's going to be a lot easier to store and much, much lighter than a tow dolly itself. One thing I do want to mention, you always want to double check and make sure that your vehicle can be flat towed, so you want to make sure to check your owner's manual.Here we have several different styles of tow bars, and we do carry a full line of each one. Now let's take a closer look at the differences and some of the benefits of each style. Here we have our fixed-style, coupler tow bar and this is gonna be great for occasional use because it's not gonna have a lot of the other features that some of our other tow bars are gonna have. Fix arm tow bars are going to be more difficult to hook up since our towed vehicle is gonna have to be directly inline with our RV because we don't have any adjustments in our arms.

Our fixed tow bars are gonna have several different ways that they're gonna mount to our vehicle. That's gonna depend a lot on the type of base plate you have, and the vehicle you're driving. In general, most fixed tow bars are gonna mount either bolting to your base plate, or with a pin securing it to your base plate.When it comes to hooking up to a motorhome or RV, we're gonna have a coupler style. Like here, we have our ball mount coupler and also there is the option of having a lunette ring. Now I just want to mention, you obviously are gonna need to have a ball mount or a pintle mount to hook this tow bar up.

When it comes time to disconnect, we are gonna have to disconnect both ends from both vehicles and find a solution to store it. Since the arms don't collapse, and they don't fold in, it is gonna be rather cumbersome and it is gonna be a little bit difficult to find a storage solution for this. Another thing about our fixed-arm tow bars is that some of them do have a speed rating, so if you plan on doing some traveling down the interstate or going down the highway, you definitely want to double check and see if it has any speed ratings on it.The next style we have here is the car-mounted style. Once we have this hooked up, this is gonna store directly on the front of our car and all we have to do is fold it out so we can hook it up to our RV. Each one of our car-mounted tow bars is going to mount slightly differently.

Our car-mounted tow bars are gonna mount directly to the base plate and it's really gonna depend on what kind of base plate you have and what kind of car that you're driving. Since it is a car-mounted tow bar, it is gonna stay on the front of our vehicle making it much easier, because we're only gonna have one connection point at our motorhome that we're gonna have to hook up rather than two between the cars. When it comes time to hook up the motorhome or RV, we're gonna have a coupler. Either like our ball coupler here or a lunette-style ring. Now you just want to keep in mind that you are gonna need a ball mount or a pintle mount to get everything hooked up.One of the main benefits that I really like about our car-mounted tow bars is that they have telescoping arms, so it means that the inner sleeve is gonna slide out making it that much easier to hook up even if we're not directly inline with our RV.

When it comes time to disconnect, there are going to be a couple of things to consider. We have standard and non-binding arms and over here on our hitch mounted tow bars, I can show you the difference. When our vehicle is hooked up, the arms are going to be extended out and there's gonna be slight tension on it because we've either pulled our vehicle forward with our RV or if we're parked on an un-level surface. The standard arm does have a release button to release the arm so that it will go back in. But with tension on it, it is possible to release the arm, but it is rather hard to push the button in and it will release.On the non-binding style, when we have our arm extended, I can push down as hard as I would like, but on the back if I lift this lever, it releases all the tension making it that much easier to unhook. So our car-mounted tow bar is gonna be a great option because not only is it gonna give us a storage solution since it's gonna store on the front of our car, but it is gonna make hooking up a little bit easier and disconnecting that much easier as well.Here we're gonna have the RV mounted style tow bar. There are two main types of RV mounted style tow bars. We're gonna have the standard telescoping arms and the non-binding telescoping arms. Our RV mounted tow bars are gonna be our preferred method to flat tow your vehicle purely because they're going to be the most versatile, the easiest to use, and have some of the best features out of all of our tow bars. All of our RV mounted tow bars are gonna mount inside the receiver tube on the hitch on our RV. When we're ready to tow, we can come to the back of it and we can release the latch. We can fold the arms down, and then we're ready to hook up. All of our RV mounted tow bars are gonna feature a standard connection point that's gonna connect at the base plate mounted to our vehicle.When it comes time to store our tow bar, we can simply lift up and we're actually gonna be able to store it on the RV itself, rotating it to the side and we can leave it right here. The main benefit of it living on the RV opposed to living on the car or even just taking it out completely is the fact that we're not gonna have a big bulky thing on the front of our car and we're not gonna have to worry about completely disconnecting it and finding somewhere to put it. Another nice thing about our RV mounted tow bars is they do come with a little bit of additional features, like this one here, we have a channel that's gonna allow us to route our wiring and our safety cables through. Some are even gonna have integrated lights built into the tow bar that's gonna illuminate the area in between our RV and our towed vehicle, allowing us to travel safely at night.All the tow bars that we've talked about, from the coupler style all the way to the RV mounted, they are made of a steel construction with some kind of powder coat finish on them so they are gonna be rust resistant. However, with our RV mounted style, we do have a few options that are aluminum construction so they're gonna be completely rust resistant and rather light. Each different style of our tow bars here are going to have a wide range of weight capacity. The only thing you want to make sure of is that the tow bar that you choose either meets or exceeds the weight of your vehicle that you're gonna be towing.To sum everything up, as far as mounting style goes, I think the RV mounted tow bar is gonna take it here purely because we're gonna have to have a hitch on our RV for any tow bar to work and this is simply gonna go directly into the hitch on our RV and be secured down without having to have a ball mount or a pintle mount. As far as the arms are considered, whether they're telescoping arms or fixed, I think the telescoping arms are going to be better because you're going to make it easier for us to hook up even on un-level ground or at a harsh angle. As far as standard and non-binding goes, I definitely have to say that the non-binding is gonna much easier and much more user friendly. As far as storage goes, I think the RV mounted tow bar is gonna take it here, purely because we're not gonna have anything on the front of our car and also it's gonna live on the back of our RV.In conclusion, our RV mounted tow bar is gonna be the most convenient, versatile and user friendly tow bar to use. Now, based off our customer reviews we can see why, and that's why it's our preferred method to flat tow your vehicle.