Safe loading for the drive with trailer

11. Oktober 2018 um 10:02

LoadingBefore driving with the trailer, it is important to also deal with the cargo. Finally, this can affect the driving behavior of the trailer. If you’ve gone through the checklist, you’ll also be dealing with the cargo and loading it within the trailer. Maybe you have already loaded the trailer, but maybe you also have to accommodate some parts. It is important to be clear about a few points. The center of gravity of the trailer is usually centered, slightly ahead of the axle. It is important when loading not only to know where the center of gravity is, but also to plan it when distributing the load. Above all, you should pay attention to distribute the load evenly at the center of gravity and around the center of gravity. Better you load the goods a little further forward than too far behind. If you overload the rear part, there will be a negative vertical load, which can cause the team to skid during the ride.

In addition, you should make sure that large, heavy cargo pieces are stored as far down the ground as possible. A lying cabinet is easier to transport than a standing, finally, this cabinet springs from movements and can move its own focus unintentionally, for example, when driving around a curve. On the other hand, if the cabinet is transported horizontally, the center of gravity of the cabinet is also significantly lower, significantly reducing the handling of the trailer and the entire yoke. It is also important that you always secure your cargo well. Lashing straps and nets are a good way to secure loads, and in the worst case, even the smallest of loads can become dangerous missiles. Even cartons with books in a move are heavy and can adversely affect the trailer, so you should load them in the trailer safely so that the range of motion is limited, in case of doubt, it is best to use safety straps.

The license plate for the rear bicycle carrier

26. September 2018 um 9:23

license plate
If you are traveling with a rear bike rack, you must also have a license plate number for your rear bike rack. This is a so-called sequential indicator. It does not differ from your license plate and is basically a duplicate.

That’s why you need a license plate for the rear bike carrier


Such a sequential indicator is always important if the existing is concealed on the vehicle. This can be the case, for example, by loading with a transport box for the trailer hitch or just with the widespread rear bicycle carriers. It does not matter if the rear bike rack covers everything or if it is still partially visible, you must always plan a follow-on license plate when using a rear-wheel carrier. It’s best to pay attention when buying the carrier that it also has a license plate holder so that you can mount the required license plate as well. In many countries, the absence of the successor mark is punishable, so it is important to be prepared before going to Switzerland for example26. Also in Austria you should prepare yourself and assemble your successor license plate on the rear bicycle carrier. Basically, a missing license plate can also be punished in Germany.

Also make sure that the lights on the vehicle are often covered by the transporting bicycles. In road traffic, the other road users can not see your taillights and turn signals so it is important to use a lighted rear bike carrier.

 

Get a follow-up license plate for your rear bike carrier

If you buy a rear bike carrier, you should get the following number plate immediately. Since this requires no stamping, you can usually save long waiting times. Just have your license plate duplicated at your local contact point, as a rule a number of providers are based at the Traffic Office, so you can get the license plate there at short notice. The waiting times on site are individual, but usually very low. Often ordering on the Internet is no problem, so you even save the way to the office. 

Checklist before driving with the trailer

12. September 2018 um 16:47

checklistBefore you start moving with your trailer, you should go through and check certain items from your checklist. We have put together for you the most important points that you should absolutely check before leaving, so that you are well prepared for the next ride with the trailer.

 

Our checklist: These points should be checked before driving with the trailer

  1. Make sure that the trailer’s ball coupling is actually snapped onto the tow bar’s ball bar. Many tags have a tag to detect, so you can be sure that everything is correct – even if you may not hear the click sound.
  2. Be sure to check the turn signals and lights before starting. Due to the electrical kit towing vehicle and trailer are electronically connected to each other, whether everything is working properly there, you should check before every trailer ride by checking the flashing and light functions. In addition, you should also take a closer look at all the reflectors, are they perhaps too polluted?
  3. Is the safety rope correctly attached to the vehicle? In some EU countries, this requires specific brackets. How to fasten the tear-off rope correctly, we present you in our post.
  4. Have you kept all the values? When driving with a trailer, the vertical load that the vehicle and the trailer hitch allow should not be exceeded. The trailer hitch can often „endure“ more than the vehicle, but the lower value is decisive.
  5. Make sure you get your cargo right before starting. Large heavy parts should be down, the weight should be basically evenly distributed and nothing should be able to fly back and forth. This can change the driving behavior of the trailer while driving and you can quickly lose track.
  6. Finally, you should go around the whole trailer again. Is the handbrake released? Is the jockey wheel cranked up? Are possible flaps closed? Are the 12 in good shape? You should be able to check all these points at a glance and keep an eye on the tires for driving in different weather conditions.

 

Now you only have to adjust the interior mirrors on the vehicle and if necessary put the additional mirrors into operation. Then you have already completed the checklist, you can go and start your trip with the trailer. Good ride!

 

Our detachable towbar for Seat Ibiza

3. September 2018 um 15:16

Seat Ibiza

With its fresh design the Seat Ibiza goes into the next round: The popular car has been thrilling its drivers for many years and can be easily retrofitted with the right trailer hitch at any time. In our assortment we offer the suitable detachable towbar for an easy retrofit. We attach great importance to a good look on the vehicle and a high level of operating comfort for our customers. The towbar is easily operated via a rotary knob and requires no intervention on the vehicle.

Seat Ibiza

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Seat Ibiza

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

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for Seat Ibiza from 06/2017

  • D-value: 7,2 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1258 kg
  • Trailer load: 80 kg

The towbar for your Seat Ibiza from 06/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0797 AS.

Explaining the MVG systems 2010, 2040 and 2080

24. August 2018 um 16:28

MVG systemsWith our products, you often come across the number codes 2010, 2040 and 2080. We explain what the codes actually stand for and where they are relevant for you. The codes refer to MVG systems. These designate different models of trailer hitches, but give no further information as to which vehicle the system is suitable for.

 

The MVG systems explained in a simple manner

The system 2010 – always ready with the rigid trailer hitch

It is probably the easiest system to explain. The code 2010 designates the rigid trailer hitches at MVG. The ball bar is firmly welded to the cross member. On some models we also offer  an optional replaceable plate system. Here you can exchange the rigid AHK on a removable plate for a jaw clutch and are flexible as you can attach a variety of pendants. This is often helpful, especially for powerful models like the current pick ups.

 

Our system 2040 – mounted in no time

The System 2040 is the successor of the System 2020, both codes stand for our removable system. With our detachable trailer hitches, you can remove the ball bar at any time flexibly and store it when not in use in the trunk. To remove the ball rod, you simply operate our wheel. The assembly is easy and you can take the towbar in no time in operation. Also, the socket holder is foldable, so you can not see anything on the vehicle, if you do not use the trailer hitch.

 

The System 2080 – the swiveling solution for your vehicle

With the code 2080 we refer to our swiveling trailer hitch. You can not remove the ball bar, but the ball bar can be pivoted away when the trailer hitch is not needed. It disappears inconspicuously behind the bumper. Also, the operation is done for you via a hand wheel. It only takes a few steps to assemble the ball bar and also to disassemble it again. Again, the socket holder is simply foldable, so that the AHK is not noticeable when it is not needed.

The detachable towbar for KIA Stonic

10. August 2018 um 11:54

KIA Stonic

The KIA Stonic is the newest SUV from the South Korean manufacturer and fascinates due to its modern looks. With the matching towbar the SUV can easily be turned into a towing vehicle, we offer the fitting towbar for an easy retrofit. Our towbar is detachable and can be handled using a twist grip. Therefore, it can easily be detached at any given time and can be stowed in the trunk. The towbar does not interfere with the optics of the KIA. The trailer coupling impresses above all by the simple operation, the socket holder can be folded away.

KIA Stonic

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for KIA Stonic

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

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for KIA Stonic from 09/2017

  • D-value: 7 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1229 kg
  • Trailer load: 80 kg

The towbar for your KIA Stonic from 09/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3792 A.

Reversing made easy: 5 tips for maneuvering with the trailer

31. Juli 2018 um 16:12

Maneuvering
Maneuvering with a trailer, parking and normal driving is often not as easy as one would wish. For driving with a trailer, you do not only have to get used to the big yoke, but also always pay attention to the restrictions of the driver’s license.

Even with practice, maneuvering and reversing with the trailer is often the most difficult t ask. To make sure that this is no longer a hurdle, we have put together five tips that make reversing with a trailer easier and prepare you for the next shunting.

 

What you should look out for when maneuvering

  1. Before you start driving and, for example, place the trailer in a parking space, you should make sure to adjust your mirrors so that you can see the trailer well. You may not neglect the interior mirror, this is of course much less used than usual, but it can be a help when reversing, since you can watch the trailer well in there and you can make out landmarks on the trailer. Of course, you might alreday know this from attaching, once you have no helper, attaching through landmarks on the trailer becomes easier even without help.
  2. When going backwards, make sure you drive slowly and steer. The smaller the trailer, the more it reacts to your steering movements. So, if you slow things down a bit, you can avoid the trailer suddenly taking a position that you either could not predict or could not easily undo. If you are slow, you can brake at any time and react to movements of the trailer.
  3. If you are not sure about the distances when parking, you should get a referrer to help you. If you do not have anyone, get out in between and see how much maneuvering space you still have.
  4. Make sure the angle does not get too steep when reversing. Because the steeper the angle is, the more elaborate is the parking in the parking space for you. If possible, drive a bit farther away from the parking space, then relax in a gentle arc.
  5. When choosing the parking space, you should make sure in advance that this is not only big enough, but you also have enough space to maneuver. Consider the length of your team and act accordingly anticipatory.

Our towbars for Nissan Navara (D231)

5. Juli 2018 um 14:27

Nissan NavaraThe Nissan Navara (D231) is versatile in its use as a pick-up and is a proven puller in agriculture and forestry. For the drive with the trailer you need a trailer hitch, which is compatible with the Navara’s different tasks. In our assortment we offer matching towbars for the Nissan Navara (D231) for retrofitting.

Nissan NavaraIn addition to a detachable trailer hitch, which is easy to operate via a rotary knob, we offer you the matching fixed towbar for an easy retrofit. The fixed towbar is also available with a handy change plate system. You can always easily and flexibly change from the rigid trailer hitch to the jaw clutch, the change of the plates functions via a lever system.

 

 

 

 

The benefits of the change system for Nissan Navara

  • fixed towbar with optional exchangeable plate system
  • no visible cut-out required
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • easy handling, plate changing is done simply by lever
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown, parking assistance system car-mounted, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for the change system for Nissan Navara from 06/2016

  • D-value: 16 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3500 kg
  • Trailer load: 160 kg

The fixed towbar for your Nissan Navara from 06/2016can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2427 B. We also offer a detachable towbar.

Our fixed towbar for Renault Alaskan

24. Juni 2018 um 12:21

Renault AlaskanAs a modern pick up the Renault Alaskan came to market a few month ago. Being a  multifaceted vehicle, the pick up requires a towbar which enables it to fulfil its different tasks and which offers a maximum flexibility at the same time.

In our assortment we offer the matching detachable towbar and a fixed towbar as well. Our fixed towbar can be equipped with a cange plate system making the quick change from fixed towbar to maul clutch accessible at any time. The handling of the change plate system is easy and can be done using a lever. The possibility of changing from fixed towbar to maul clutch before starting your ride offers a huge flexibility for the use of the Renault Alaskan in agricultural and silvicultural matters.

 

Renault Alaskan

 

The benefits of the change system for Renault Alaskan

  • fixed towbar with optional exchangeable plate system
  • no visible cut-out required
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • easy handling, plate changing is done simply by lever
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown, parking assistance system car-mounted, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for the change system for Renault Alaskan from 09/2017

  • D-value: 16,7 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3500 kg
  • Trailer load: 180 kg

The fixed towbar for your Renault Alaskan from 09/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2427 B.

 

Our fixed towbar for Mitsubishi Pajero

14. Juni 2018 um 12:39

Mitsubishi PajeroIt is almost an oldie among the offroad-vehicles: The Mitsubishi Pajero has fascinated its drivers for many years now being a great towing vehicle, which can be used offroad as well. It shows its towing capacity best when being retrofitted with the matching towbar for an easy pull.

In our assortment we offer the matching fixed towbar for the popular Mitsubishi model. The towbar can also be equipped with a practical change plate system. Using  the changeable plate system a maul clutch can also be used. Changing  the different plates is accomplished through the use of a lever, the system can easily be handled.

 

 

Mitsubishi Pajero

 

The benefits of the change system for Mitsubishi Pajero

  • fixed towbar with optional exchangeable plate system
  • no visible cut-out required
  • automatic locking device when fitting
  • easy handling, plate changing is done simply by lever
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp shutdown, parking assistance system car-mounted, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for the change system for Mitsubishi Pajero from 03/2007

  • D-value: 16,3 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3500 kg
  • Trailer load: 150 kg

The fixed towbar for your Mitsubishi Pajero from 03/2007 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2637 B.