Hello Switzerland – MVG introduces new shop for Switzerland

15. Januar 2018 um 14:19

Swiss shopWe are happy to show you our new MVG onlineshop, now available for Swiss customers. In order to offer excellent and most of all personal contact and service to our customers from the alps region, we have opened a Swiss shop at www.mvg-ahk.ch. In our usual MVG quality we offer towbars for vehicles from Alfa Romeo to VW and also the matching electrical kits for an easy retrofitting. Our assortment is rounded off by rear cycle carriers as well as matching accessoires for trailer rides.

„We are happy to personally look after our customers from Switzerland with our new Swiss shop from now on. Of course, being a manufacturer the high quality as well as the good optics on the vehicle and a good conveniance of operation are of importance to us – clearly, we want to offer our customers the best products in our shop and are looking forward to the personal  exchange with stockists and customers from Switzerland“, says Harald Pütz.

Regardless whether you are an end customer or a stockist from Switzerland, in our Swiss shop you can easily and without any problems find the needed towbar for retrofitting and order it from us. We are happy to deliver your order to you and enable you to retrofit your car. With our huge assortment nearly all cars, SUV and motor vehicles can be retrofitted. Visit us at www.mvg-ahk.ch and find your new towbar.

 

We also offer a special shop for our customers from Austria. It can be found at www.mvg-ahk.at

 

New in our assortment: Detachable towbar for Jeep Compass

5. Januar 2018 um 17:28

Jeep CompassIt’s like an evergreen for offroaders: The Jeep Compass has been on the market for many years now and has proven itself as an offroad-vehicle. It does not matter if it is driven in the streets or offside the roads, the Compass is a comfortable allrounder and is an adequate towing vehicle. We offer the matching towbar for retrofitting the Jeep. The towbar is detachable and can be detached by using a twist grip. Also, it locks automatically when fitting and matches the optics of the Jeep.

Jeep Compass

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Jeep Compass from 07/2017

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • demanding optics
  • 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, electronic warning device, LED-compatible

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Jeep Compass from 07/2017

  • D-value: 10,4 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2108 kg
  • Trailer load: 110 kg

The detachable towbar for your Jeep Compass can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0847 ES.

Detachable towbar for Dacia Lodgy as well as its facelifts

7. Dezember 2017 um 16:53

Dacia LodgyThe Dacia Lodgy offers space for its passengers and is ideal for a trip with the whole family. In order to turn it into a matching vehicle for transport a fitting towbar is helpful. In our assortment we offer a towbar for the Dacia Lodgy as well as the Stepway model from 04/2012 and also the facelifts from 03/2017. Our towbar is detachable and can be handled with just a few small steps. Hence, the towbar can be detached using  a twist grip, it locks automatically when fitting. The towbar does not interfere with the Dacia’s optics.

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Dacia Lodgy and Lodgy Stepway models

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • no visible cut-out required
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • fitting also for facelift models from 03/2017
  • detachable towbar also for Stepway models and vehicles with factory-adjusted PDC
  • 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 Dacia Lodgy and Lodgy Stepway models

  • D-value: 8,1 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1400 kg
  • Trailer load: 85 kg

The detachable towbar for your Dacia Lodgy and Lodgy Stepway models from 04/2012 and facelifts from 03/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0959 AS.

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Detachable towbar for Ford Mondeo

17. November 2017 um 16:23

Ford MondeoAs a popular allrounder the Ford Mondeo is often used as a family vehicle. It offers a lot of space and comfort along with modern design. Using the matching towbar for retrofitting the Ford Mondeo can easily be turned into a towing vehicle as well. We offer a detachable towbar, which can easily be retrofitted and is easy in its use. The towbar can be detached using a twist grip, it requires no cut-out and thus does not interfere with the modern design and optic of the Ford. The towbar fits saloon as well as estate models.

 

Ford Mondeo

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Ford Mondeo estate and saloons models from 01/2015

  • 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

Ford Mondeo estate and saloons models from 01/2015

  • D-value: 12,1 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2550 kg
  • Trailer load: 102 kg

The detachable towbar for your Ford Mondeo estate and saloon models from 01/2015 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 1746 AS.

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New at MVG: Detachable towbar for Opel Mokka

9. November 2017 um 15:52

Opel MokkaThe Opel Mokka is among the most popular vehicles in the German car market. As a modern SUV he takes the attention he requires and delights with its looks and comforts. However, in order to turn the Opel in a towing vehicle, a fitting towbar is needed. We offer a detachable towbar which can easily be retrofitted and turns the Mokka into a strong partner for your next trailer ride.

Our detachable towbar can easily be used and with only a few hand grips it can be detached using the twist grip. The demanding optics ensure a towbar matching the design of the Opel Mokka.

Opel Mokka

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Opel Mokka 11/2012 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • demanding optics
  • 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, LED compatible

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Technical data for detachable towbar for Opel Mokka 11/2012 model

  • D-value: 8,75 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1500 kg
  • Trailer load: 75 kg

The detachable towbar for your Opel Mokka 11/2012 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 1121 AS.

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Cleaning your towbar correctly

18. Oktober 2017 um 15:17

CleaningCleaning your towbar properly is a lot easier than one might think. Being the commodity it is, a towbar often gets dirty quite fast. Since no one enjoys dirt stains on their trousers having loaded the boot of the car, the towbar should be cleaned from time to time. Splashing it with water is often enough using the water tube or the watering can. Care products must not bei used. When greasing the trailer coupling please consider that this is not recommended whenever vibration dampers are in use. The used greasing would restrict the functionality of the dampers.

When it comes to the mounting of the detachable towbar, cleaning it with water is sufficient. The mounting has been constructed in a way where no dirt can stick to it so that no further cleaning is necessary. However, this is different concerning the socket, whose inside should not be cleaned with water. Clearly, this is not only not conducive for the electronic but also not necessary since the inside of the socket rarely gets dirty, if at all. Should  there, however, be dirt using a soft towel is best to clean the socket’s inside.

 

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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