Detachable towbar for VW Passat estate and saloon models

27. September 2017 um 15:49

VW PassatIt is one of the most popular German cars on the market: The VW Passat (B8) comes along in a high-quality design and offers enough space on the inside. It is a modern car for the whole family, using our detachable towbar it can now be retrofitted and be used as a towing vehicle.

Our detachable towbar can easily be used and with only a few hand grips it can be detached. It requires no visible cut-out.

VW Passat

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for VW Passat estate and saloon (B8) 11/2014 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • also fitting for VW Passat Variant Alltrack (B8)
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, CAN databus

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Technical data for detachable towbar for VW Passat estate and saloon (B8) 11/2014 model

  • D-value: 11,8 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2200 kg
  • Trailer load: 130 kg

The detachable towbar for your Passat saloon (B8) 11/2014 model and Passat estate (B8) 11/2014 model  as well as for the Alltrack model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3847 AS.

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The breakaway cable in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland

17. September 2017 um 16:24

breakaway cableIt makes sure that even in the event of the trailer coming loose from the coupling towbar it will still decelerate. This is what we call the safety or breakaway cable. Anyone who drives a lot with a trailer is sure to be familiar with installing it – and probably also had many discussions about it. When travelling to our neighbouring countries, the Netherlands and Switzerland, if the breakaway cable is not correctly installed or you have no safety cable, this could lead to heavy fines. For this reason, we’ve put together the provisions given by the ADAC (German Automobile Association) regarding the correct installation and use of the cable.

Breakaway cable safety mechanisms when driving in Germany

In Germany trailers in the medium-weight class, i.e. with a permissible maximum weight of more than 750 kg and up to 3,500 kg, are generally equipped with inertia (overrun) brakes. This means that in the braking procedure the trailer overruns the towing vehicle and the resulting power is transmitted by lever transmission to the trailer brakes. In the event that the trailer becomes detached from the towbar, a safety cable should trigger the brakes and bring the trailer to a halt.

The use of a breakaway or safety cable is mandatory in Germany. Where exactly the cable should be installed is not specified. However, one thing is certain, the cable may not be looped over the towbar. As far as technically possible, the safety cable has to be fixed through an opening, drill hole or eyelet on the towbar, not on the ball head.

 

How to use a safety cable correctly in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands safety devices are foreseen for both braked and unbraked trailers. Trailers up to 1500 kg therefore require a safety feature and/or breakaway facility. With trailers without their own brakes a secondary coupling in the form of a cable or chain is compulsory. This also applies for unbraked trailers up to 750 kg. With larger trailers an ultimate (at break) braking provision must be in place, i.e. a steel cable between the vehicle and the braking system of the trailer. This is only available for vehicles (trailers) with brakes.

In any case, it is very important that in the Netherlands the specified safety cables must, in addition, be attached to the towbar for both unbraked and braked trailers.

This is done with special eyelets or clamps. Simply winding the cable round the knee-joint bar is not sufficient in the Netherlands.

 

How to use a safety cable correctly in Switzerland

In Switzerland with trailers up to a permissible total weight of 1,500 kg without a service brake system, an additional safety cable, e.g. a breakaway cable is required. The Federal Office for Roads has approved additional eyelets or special fixing holes on the towbar as suitable for mounting.

 

What requires special attention with a foreign/German trailer combination in the Netherlands and Switzerland?

In accordance with the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, the brake systems of trailers must be equipped in such a way that the trailer, even in the case of a break in the coupling device when in motion, can come to a halt. This does not apply for single-axle trailers or double-axle trailers with a wheelbase of less than one metre and the trailer does not exceed the permissible total weight of 1,500 kg. Unbraked trailers up to a permissible total weight of 1,500 kg must be connected and secured to the towing vehicle via a safety cable, i.e. a breakaway cable. General information: Since the minimum requirements specified by the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic may not be exceeded, either in the Netherlands or in Switzerland, the national provisions shall in any case also apply for trailer combinations registered in Germany, insofar as these are active road users in the Netherlands or Switzerland.

 

Please note: Our towbars have either eyelets or a drill hole for fixing the breakaway cable. Read more about how to use the cable correctly in our report on this topic.

Detachable towbar for Volvo XC60

10. September 2017 um 13:41


Volvo XC60As a modern SUV the Volvo XC60 fascinates its drivers. Being the smaller Swedish model its design is part of its success, accompanied by its towing capacity. This can be underlined by using our towbar. Volvo XC60

We have produced the fitting detachable towbar for the Volvo model. The towbar can easily be handled and can be detached with just a few hand grips.

 

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Volvo XC60 06/2012 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown, parking assistance system car-mounted, CAN databus, LED compatible (only for vehicles with rear fog lamp)

 

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Volvo XC60 06/2012 model

  • D-value: 11,21 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2100 kg
  • Trailer load: 90 kg

The detachable towbar for your XC60 06/2012 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3730 AS.

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LAND ROVER Range Rover Evoque: The detachable towbar

29. August 2017 um 14:05

LAND ROVER Range Rover EvoqueAs one of the classics among offroad vehicles the LAND ROVER Range Rover Evoque has delighted everyone with its modern and sporty design. Hence, it is among the most favoured cross country vehicles.

For turning it into a towing vehicle, we at MVG have developed a fitting detachable towbar. The towbar can not only be easily removed, the handling is user-friendly and it is perfect for straightforward retrofitting.

LAND ROVER Range Rover Evoque

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for LAND ROVER Range Rover 10/2011 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, optical warning device

 

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Technical data for detachable towbar for LAND ROVER Range Rover 10/2011 model

  • D-value: 11 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2100 kg
  • Trailer load: 130 kg

The detachable towbar for your Range Rover Evoque 10/2011 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3455 AS.

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Mazda 3 (BM/BN): The fitting detachable towbar for retrofitting

12. August 2017 um 16:44

Mazda 3The Mazda 3 (BM/BN) is a modern and very sporty model of the Japanese manufacturer. With its appealing design it is popular in the streets.

With the help of our detachable towbar it can now easily be turned into a towing vehicle. Our towbar is user-friendly in its handling and requires no cut-out.

Mazda 2

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Mazda 3 (BM/BN)  10/2013 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • also fitting for facelift models starting 02/2017
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, electronic warning device, LED compatible

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Mazda 3 (BM/BN)  10/2013 model

  • D-value: 9,5 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1951 kg
  • Trailer load: 90 kg

The detachable towbar for your Mazda 3 (BM/BN) 10/2013 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0599 AS.

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Detachable towbar fitting for Dacia Dokker and facelifts

25. Juli 2017 um 17:07

Dacia DokkerIt offers enough space for the whole family: The Dacia Dokker convinces with its indoor size, which is big enough for kit and caboodle and still offers enough storage space for everything needed. With our matching towbar it can now easily be turned into a towing vehicle for the next family holiday.

Our detachable towbar also fits for facelift models from 03/2017 and does not require a visible cut-out. It can easily be handled and is user-friendly.

Dacia Dokker

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Dacia Dokker  11/2012 model and facelifts from 03/2017

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • also fitting for facelift models starting 03/2017
  • not fitting for vehicles using LPG
  • also fitting for vehicles with factory-made parking assistant
  • its not possible to open the rear doors while trailer operation
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, electronic warning device

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Dacia Dokker  11/2012 model and facelifts from 03/2017

  • D-value: 7,5 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1253 kg
  • Trailer load: 85 kg

The detachable towbar for your Dacia Dokker 11/2012 model  as well as for the facelift models from 03/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0962 AS.

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Detachable towbar for KIA Niro

8. Juni 2017 um 13:16

KIA NiroAs the first hybrid of the South Korean manufacturer the KIA Niro comes to market. The model not only fascinates experts but has shown to be a good drive with a great design and comfortable equipment for consumers.KIA Niro

We have produced the fitting detachable towbar for the hybrid KIA Niro. The towbar can easily be handled and can be detached with just a few hand grips.

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for KIA Niro 2016 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, CAN databus

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Technical data for detachable towbar for KIA Niro 2016 model

  • D-value: 8,2 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1474 kg
  • Trailer load: 100 kg

The detachable towbar for your KIA Niro 2016 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3790 AS.

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Detachable towbar for KIA Optima Sportswagon

29. Mai 2017 um 11:57

The ideal car for the whole family: The new KIA Optima Sportswagon comes along in a classic modern design with high comfort and a lot of space for kit and caboodle.KIA Optima Sportswagon

With our detachable towbar your KIA Optima Sportswagon can easily be turned into a towing vehicle now.

The benefits of the detachable towbar for KIA Optima Sportswagon 10/16 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown, parking assistance system car-mounted, CAN databus

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Technical data for detachable towbar for KIA Optima Sportswagon 10/16 model

  • D-value: 10,0 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1946 kg
  • Trailer load: 100 kg

The detachable towbar for your KIA Optima Sportswagon 10/16 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3791 AS.

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Detachable towbar for Renault Talisman Grandtour

16. Mai 2017 um 9:48

Renault Talisman GrandtourWith the new Renault Talisman Grandtour a modern Renault model once again enters the market, which is not only a good choice for urban traffic.

To turn your Renault Talisman Grandtour into a towing vehicle we have developed the matching detachable towbar.

Renault Talisman Grandtour

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Renault Talisman Grandtour 10/15 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, electronic warning device

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Renault Talisman Grandtour 10/15 model

  • D-value: 10,1 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1942 kg
  • Trailer load: 100 kg

The detachable towbar for your Renault Talisman Grandtour 10/15 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0969 AS.

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Detachable towbar for Renault Captur (2R)

25. April 2017 um 14:07

With its compact form the Renault Captur (2R) cannot be assumed away from German streets. Its modern design can easily be combined with the ability to tow trailers now: In our shop the fitting detachable towbar for the Renault Captur (2R) can be found and can easily be retrofitted.
Renault Captur

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Renault Captur (2R) 03/13 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown and parking assistance system, electronic warning device, LED compatible.

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Renault Captur (2R) 03/13 model

  • D-value: 7,2 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1275 kg
  • Trailer load: 75 kg

The detachable towbar for your Renault Captur (2R) 03/13 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0963 AS.

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