Detachable towbar for KIA EV9

10. July 2024 at 14:58

KIA EV9

The KIA EV9 impresses as the latest, large-framed SUV and offers plenty of space in combination with a powerful character. In order to be able to tow a trailer with your SUV, you also need to have the right trailer hitch. We have developed the right trailer hitch to easily retrofit the KIA EV9.

Our trailer hitch is equipped with the MVG system 2040 and is removable. A rotary wheel is used to remove the ball rod, which is easy to handle. The removable towbar adapts well to the look of the KIA.

 

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for KIA EV9 from 07/2023KIA EV9

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • optimal appearance on the vehicle
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • easy handling

Technical data for detachable towbar for KIA EV9 from 07/2023

  • D-value: 14 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2550 kg
  • Trailer load: 150 kg

The towbar for your KIA EV9 from 07/2023 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3797 A. In addition, you will also find the right electrical kit for retrofitting your KIA in the shop.

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Detachable towbar for Jeep Avenger

13. June 2024 at 14:47

Jeep Avenger

As the latest model from Jeep, the Jeep Avenger now impresses as a large SUV for the whole family and as a powerful partner for towing a trailer. The Jeep Avenger from 2023 can be converted into a towing vehicle at any time with the retrofittable trailer hitch.

Our range also includes a suitable trailer hitch for retrofitting the Jeep Avenger. Our trailer hitch is removable and does not interfere with the look of the SUV. The trailer hitch is easy to use and can be removed in just a few steps when not in use.

Jeep Avenger

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Jeep Avenger from 2023

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • no cut-out required by using the original cut-out
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • easy handling

Technical data for detachable towbar for Jeep Avenger from 2023

  • D-value: 7,5 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1221 kg
  • Trailer load: 75 kg

The towbar for your Jeep Avenger from 2023 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0852 A. In addition, you will also find the right electrical kit for retrofitting your Jeep in the shop.

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Warning sign for rear bike racks when traveling to Italy

18. May 2024 at 15:29

Warning sign for 
rear bike carriers

Italy is also a popular holiday destination during the holiday season, especially Lake Garda and Lake Como are popular travel destinations. Both are also popular destinations for beautiful bike tours including Italian dolce vita. However, there are special rules in Italy for transporting bicycles on the rear bicycle rack.

Keep this in mind when transporting items with overhang

In Italy there is a basic rule for transport: goods being transported that protrude beyond the rear, trailer or rear bicycle rack must be provided with a warning sign. To do this, you should use red and white striped warning signs; you need at least one. However, if the goods to be transported take up the entire width of the vehicle, you will need two warning signs, which are attached to the left and right at the end of the goods to be transported.

Why warning signs are important for rear bike racks

In Italy, bicycles are classified as hard to detect cargo when transported on the rear bike rack. This makes it mandatory to mark this difficult-to-recognize load during the journey, especially if the load is wider than the vehicle, i.e. if your bikes on the rear bike carrier protrude beyond the width of the car. However, what is important is not the width of the vehicle from mirror to mirror, but rather the width of the vehicle measured at the tail lights.

Mark the rear bicycle carrier with a warning sign

Regardless of whether you transport your bikes on the rear bike rack in summer or your skis and snowboarders on the towbar for winter sports in the north of Italy, warning signs are mandatory in Italy. This regulation is independent of whether the rear bicycle carrier is illuminated and has a license plate. Previously, rear-mounted bicycle carriers with a so-called repeat license plate (the vehicle’s license plate is repeated on the rear bike carrier) were excluded from the warning sign regulation, but this is now also mandatory for such transports.

Choose the right warning sign

The warning signs you need for such cargo in Italy should be red and white striped and made of metal. The dimensions should be 50×50 cm. If you do not use a warning sign, violations of the labeling requirement are usually punished with fines; more rarely, only a warning is issued.

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Detachable towbar for Renault Espace VI

30. April 2024 at 8:57

Renault Espace VI

The Renault Espace is entering the next round with the latest model and, in the usual Renault style, offers a versatile, modern vehicle. With the appropriate trailer hitch, the Renault Espace VI from model year 05/2023 can also be easily retrofitted and turned into a towing vehicle.

Our range includes a suitable removable towbar with which the Renault Espace VI can be easily retrofitted. The removable trailer hitch can be removed by operating a rotary wheel when not in use.

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Renault Espace VI 05/2023 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting

Technical data for detachable towbar

  • D-value: 9,4 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1672 kg
  • Trailer load: 85 kg

The detachable towbar for your Renault Espace 05/2023 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0988 A.

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Ongeval met trekhaak – wat moet je doen?

21. March 2024 at 15:21

Ongeval met trekhaak

Bij een ongeluk zijn er veel dingen die door je hoofd schieten en waar je rekening mee moet houden. De trekhaak is daar (misschien) niet altijd een van. Wanneer je ergens tegenaan of frontaal op botst, heeft dit natuurlijk geen gevolgen voor de trekhaak, hoewel andere onderdelen van het voertuig zeker beschadigd zullen raken. Over de trekhaak hoef je pas zorgen te maken wanneer de achterzijde van de auto bij een ongeval wordt geraakt. Dus als iemand je van achteren aanrijdt of je rijdt iets te ver door bij het parkeren en belandt in de muur, dan moet je je zeker zorgen maken over je trekhaak.

Schade aan de trekhaak – reparatie vereist

In het geval van een kop-staartbotsing waarbij je trekhaak beschadigd raakt, moet je actie ondernemen. Een trekhaak kan niet gerepareerd worden. De reden hiervoor is dat reparaties en wijzigingen van welke aard dan ook niet zijn toegestaan en dat de garantie die we voor je trekhaak ontvangen en opsturen vervalt. Ook zijn er redenen in verband met de productaansprakelijkheid die het noodzakelijk maken om de trekhaak te vervangen.

Wanneer je van achteren door een auto wordt aangereden, is schade aan de trekhaak vaak niet echt zichtbaar. Als de lak beschadigd is, is dat op het eerste gezicht natuurlijk niet zo erg. Eventuele schade aan de dwarsstang of de zijkanten kun je echter niet met het blote oog zien.  Reparaties zelf uitvoeren wordt sterk afgeraden, en niet alleen om de reeds genoemde redenen. Bij doe-het-zelf-reparaties wordt niet voldaan aan de noodzakelijke procedures voor uitharding en afwerking die treksterkte en stabiliteit garanderen en die niet door jou of welke werkplaats dan ook uitgevoerd kunnen worden. Wanneer je achterkant en dus ook je trekhaak beschadigd is, mag je niet langer een aanhanger met de trekhaak trekken en moet je de trekhaak zo snel mogelijk vervangen.

 

Schade die door de trekhaak ontstaat

Bij een ongeval zoals hierboven beschreven, zal het andere voertuig zeker ook schade oplopen. Het zal vaak zo zijn dat jouw achterkant er veel onschuldiger uitziet dan de voorkant van de andere partij. Door de trekhaak op je auto is de kracht van de botsing van de andere partij op zijn auto op bepaalde punten veel sterker, zodat zijn auto zeker aan de voorkant zwaar beschadigd raakt.

Maar heeft de trekhaak invloed op de aansprakelijkheid van de verzekering? Op dit moment is hier geen officiële en algemeen geldende regelgeving voor. In paragraaf 30c van het Wegenverkeersreglement (StVZO) staat het volgende: “[…] er mogen geen onderdelen zodanig buiten de contouren van het voertuig uitsteken dat ze het verkeer meer dan onvermijdelijk in gevaar brengen.” Dit betekent dat bij een verwijderbare trekhaak of een draaibaar model het uitsteken vermeden zou kunnen worden. Daarom adviseren we je met klem om de twee modellen alleen aan het voertuig te bevestigen of uit te vouwen wanneer je de trekhaak onmiddellijk wilt gebruiken. Anders kunnen er problemen ontstaan met de verzekering.

 

Our towbars for electric and hybrid vehicles (Part 3)

20. March 2024 at 11:29

In the third part of this series we will introduce you to other electric vehicles and hybrid models for which you will find the right towbars for retrofitting in our shop. Basically, just like other vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles can be retrofitted with a trailer hitch and used for driving with the trailer or the rear bicycle carrier. But: For this, the vehicles must first be equipped with a registered trailer load by the manufacturer. If you would like to retrofit your model, then feel free to take a look around, but you also consider consulting your trusted car dealership about using your model as a towing vehicle.

 

Mercedes Citan MVG towbarThe Mercedes Citan (T-Class) from 09/2021 turns into a towing vehicle with our towbar

The T-Class from Mercedes offers a lot of space by default, but the model can be used in even more ways with a trailer hitch. Our trailer hitch is detachable and is operated via a rotary wheel. The towbar can be removed in just a few steps when not in use.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1675 kg

Trailer load 90 kg

D value 9.4 kN

 

Nissan Townstar from 2021 – now with trailer hitchNissan Townstar MVG towbar

The Nissan Townstar can be easily retrofitted with the right trailer coupling: You will find the right towbar with us, which also fits electric models. Our trailer hitch is equipped with the MVG automatic system 2040, which enables uncomplicated operation and easy removal of the ball rod when not in use.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1675 kg

Trailer load 90 kg

D value 9.4 kN

 

Suzuki Vitara MVG towbarSuzuki Vitara (LY) from 10/2018 – also retrofits the hybrid

The Suzuki Vitara is an evergreen among towing vehicles, you can also retrofit the hybrid version with the right trailer hitch. Our product range includes a detachable trailer hitch that does not interfere with the design of the Vitara and is easy to operate with just a few movements.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1614 kg

Trailer load 90 kg

D value 8.5 kN

 

The removable trailer hitch for the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross from 01/2022Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross MVG towbar

You can also find us for the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross a trailer hitch for easy retrofitting. Our trailer hitch is detachable, so that the ball rod can be easily removed when not in use by operating a rotary wheel. The hitch can also be retrofitted to the hybrid model.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1688 kg

Trailer load 90 kg

D value 8.5 kN

 

Dacia Jogger MVG towbarThe trailer hitch for the Dacia Jogger from 04/2022

Our trailer hitch for the Dacia Jogger is removable. To remove the ball rod, you simply use the rotary wheel of the MVG automatic system 2040: You only have to pull the rotary wheel to the right and turn it backwards, and you can remove the hitch if it is not needed. The Jogger tow hitch also fits LPG vehicles and does not require any cut outs in the visible area.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1248 kg

Trailer load 90 kg

D value 7.5 kN

 

Detachable towbar for Renault Express

12. February 2024 at 15:44

Renault ExpressAs a spacious model, the Renault Express is versatile and can also be used as a towing vehicle with the appropriate trailer hitch.

We have a practical removable trailer hitch for retrofitting the Renault Express. Our towbar is equipped with the MVG automatic system 2040, which is operated via a rotary wheel. The tow hitch visually adapts well to the Express.

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Renault Express 03/2021 model

  • vertically detachable towbar, MVG towbar 2040 
  • No visible cut-out required 
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • Opening the rear doors when towing is not possible

Technical data for detachable towbar

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

The detachable towbar for your Renault Express 03/2021 model can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0962 A.

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Our towbars for electric and hybrid vehicles (Part 2)

18. January 2024 at 10:59

So that your hybrid or electric vehicles can also be used to tow a trailer, you can retrofit a trailer hitch at any time. This works with our products in just a few steps. Ease of use for you as a user is even more important to us than uncomplicated installation.

Notice this: Before you buy your trailer hitch for your hybrid or electric vehicle, be sure to get information from the vehicle manufacturer. Although trailer hitches are only developed for vehicles that also have registered trailer loads and are therefore approved as towing vehicles by the manufacturer, there is still no harm in a consultation in which you can clarify, for example, how high the trailer loads are or whether the vehicle in question is suitable for your purposes fits. For example, the range of your electric vehicle can change significantly when driving with the trailer.

For retrofitting the current Mazda, Nissan and Jeep models, we present our trailer hitches for an uncomplicated trailer ride below.

 

Jeep Wrangler MVG towbarThe trailer hitch for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV from year of construction 2021 is an electric vehicle, as it says in the book. To become a towing vehicle, we have a practical detachable trailer hitch. Our towbar does not interfere with the modern design of Jeep’s stylish electric vehicle. The detachable hitch is operated by the MVG automatic system 2040 using a rotary wheel.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1694 kg

Trailer load 120 kg

D value 9.5 kN

Retrofit the Jeep RenegadeJeep Renegade MVG towbar

Also for the Jeep Renegade from 07/2014 to 09/2018 we offer the right one towbar for hybrid models. Our trailer hitch is detachable, the system is operated via a rotary wheel. The required bumper cover is included in the delivery.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1546 kg

Trailer load 80 kg

D value 8.7 kN

Jeep Compass MVG towbarThe Jeep Compass from 12/2016 with trailer hitch

In our range you will find towbars for both, the Jeep Compass Hybrid as well as for the Jeep Compass 4xe. Our trailer hitch for retrofitting is detachable, the ball rod can be removed by operating a rotary wheel. Unfortunately, the trailer hitch does not fit vehicles with a factory bumper cutout. With our trailer hitch, no visible changes to the Jeep’s appearance are required.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 1200 kg

Trailer load 110 kg

D value 10.4 kN

The Mazda CX-60 from 2022 as a towing vehicle with a suitable trailer hitchMazda CX-60 MVG towbar

For the Mazda CX-60 you will find a practical trailer coupling for retrofitting with us. Thanks to the MVG automatic system 2040, the detachable trailer hitch is easy to use, and the towbar can be removed in just a few simple steps when not in use. The hitch does not interfere with the look of the SUV and is also suitable for vehicles with an electric tailgate with hands-free control.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

towing capacity 2500 kg

Trailer load 130 kg

D value 13 kN

Nissan X-Trail MVG towbarEquip the Nissan X-Trail (T33) from 2022 onwards 

The Nissan X-Trail (T33) is a modern SUV that follows its predecessor, you can also find the matching trailer hitch for retrofitting in our shop. This also fits ePower models and does not interfere with the look of the SUV. The trailer hitch impresses with its ease of use.

The values ​​of the towbar at a glance:

Towing capacity 2183 kg

Trailer load 100 kg

D value 10.5 kN

 

 

 

8 feiten over asbelasting bij aanhangers

13. January 2024 at 11:19

asbelasting

Wat is asbelasting eigenlijk en wat moet u erover weten? Wij hebben de belangrijkste informatie voor u samengevat en geven u een beknopt overzicht betreffende asbelasting. Natuurlijk bevat deze belangrijke informatie ook enkele tips over het rijden met een aanhanger en de invloed die de asbelasting tijdens het rijden heeft.

  1. De asbelasting wordt omschreven als de last die op de as van het voertuig drukt. Deze wordt van de wielen van een as naar het wegoppervlak overgebracht.
  2. Deze kan in feite op de volgende wijze worden berekend: Het leeggewicht plus de lading, d.w.z. de feitelijke massa, wordt door het aantal assen gedeeld en geeft dan de waarde van de asbelasting. Dit wordt in tonnen aangegeven en alle assen moeten altijd even zwaar worden belast.
  3. Als uw aanhanger daarentegen maar één as heeft, betekent dit ook dat de asbelasting gedeeltelijk op de trekhaak van de aanhanger rust en daar als kogeldruk gedragen moet worden.
  4. Als u met de aanhanger rijdt, moet u zowel de toegestane asbelasting als het toegestane totaalgewicht van het voertuig en de aanhanger in acht nemen.
  5. Er wordt onderscheid gemaakt tussen de technische en de wettelijk toegestane asbelasting. De eerstgenoemde is altijd gerelateerd aan een specifiek voertuig en wordt vastgelegd in de voertuigdocumenten. U vindt de belasting onder punt 7 in uw kentekenbewijs. Onder punt 8 wordt dan de wettelijk toegestane asbelasting vermeld. In oude kentekenbewijzen wordt meestal alleen de wettelijk toegestane asbelasting vermeld; als beide waarden worden vermeld, is de laagste waarde doorslaggevend.
  6. De asbelasting is bindend en mag niet overschreden worden. Het is de beslissende waarde als bijvoorbeeld een mogelijke overbelasting gecontroleerd moet worden tijdens een verkeerscontrole.
  7. Om een asbreuk te voorkomen, moet u de belasting altijd goed in het oog houden en de as niet te zwaar belasten. Ten tweede moet u de lading altijd gelijkmatig laden om een asbreuk te voorkomen. Hoe u op de juiste manier moet laden, kunt u in dit artikel lezen.
  8. Naast de waarden die in het kentekenbewijs vermeld staan, bestaan er ook wettelijke voorschriften voor de maximale asbelasting. Naast de waarden die in het kentekenbewijs vermeld staan, bestaat er ook wettelijke regelgeving voor de maximale asbelasting. De daar vermelde waarden gelden voor alle aanhangers met rubberen- of luchtbanden. Voor voertuigen en aanhangers met luchtbanden is de belasting op de volgende waarden vastgesteld (voor meer details, zie §34 StVZO (wegenverkeersreglement)):
    • Belasting bij enkelvoudige assen: 10 t
    • Belasting bij aangedreven enkelvoudige assen: 11,5 t
    • Belasting bij dubbele as en een kleinere afstand tussen de assen dan 1,0 meter: 11,5 t
    • Belasting bij dubbele as en een afstand van 1,0 tot 1,3 meter: 16 t
    • Belasting bij dubbele as en een afstand van 1,3 tot 1,8 meter: 18 t

Donation handover to the St. Josef House in Eschweiler

21. December 2023 at 12:50

 Donation handover Haus St. Josef

Christmas time is also a time to do something good for others. We make a contribution to society every year, make others happy and get involved locally. This year we are supporting the Haus St. Josef in Eschweiler with a donation.

Haus St. Josef, founded in 1889, is a facility for children and young people which is particularly close to our hearts. As a children’s home, it offers various options for children and young people: A total of 100 children are currently living in inpatient residential groups, five of the eleven residential groups are housed in the residential buildings on site. Between six and nine children are living together in a residential group. Mr. Robert Wagner, managing director of Haus St. Josef, says: “We enable the children to have as normal an everyday life as possible; they experience community and at the same time have a place to retreat. Nowadays, almost all rooms avaiable for the kids are only single rooms; when the children’s home was founded, rooms for 6 children were still normal. Today we no longer only use our main house, but we also have outsourced properties, such as a farm.”

Diverse opportunities for children, young people and families thanks to Haus St. Josef

Donation handover Haus St. Josef

Not only has the layout and size of Haus St. Josef changed since it was founded by the nuns over 130 years ago, but so have the offerings. Apart from the children’s homes, there are also day-care and outpatient options, where children can be cared for. In the day-time part, the children spend their afternoon after school in Haus St. Hosef, in so-called day groups. “We pick up the children for the day groups at lunchtime after school and then they stay with us until the evening. This offers them a regular daily routine. Children who have problems in the family and need a break from everyday family life usually come to our day groups,” explains Robert Wagner.

The aim of the child, youth and family welfare is of course primarily to ensure that children do not have to leave their families. The outpatient offer is primarily aimed at families, children and parents who have problems at home and would like to get them under control together with professional help of the Haus St. Josef staff in their own homes. Around 100 families are currently looked after by Haus St. Josef throughout the city region. In addition, Haus St. Josef is also involved in organizing open all-day schooling at 10 schools in the Aachen city region. “We look after around 1,400 students at schools in Herzogenrath, Würselen, Eschweiler and Aachen,” explains Managing Director Wagner.

Support for special projects

The approximately 320 employees of Haus St. Josef Donation handover Haus St. Josefdo very important and very valuable, and unfortunately often very difficult, work, which we are happy to support with our donation. Mr. Wagner says: “We use donations like those from MVG to implement projects with and for children which are not included in normal care. Memberships in sports clubs, a new climbing frame or a soccer goal, equestrian therapy or excursions are examples of this.”

We would like to thank Mr. Wagner and the Haus St. Josef for the exciting and interesting insights on site and look forward to being able to continue following the development of the children’s home in the future.

 

Would you like to find out more? Then take a look at the Haus St. Josef website!