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

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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.

The warning functions of electrical kits: C2 controll lamp and warning devices

4. Juni 2018 um 13:45

C2 controll lampEvery obstructed electrical kit offers the opportunity of being warned in case of a dysfunction, using a C2 controll lamp or another warning device. If, for example, a flashing light is broken at the trailer, your car will behave different than usual and the indicator lamp will indicate the malfunction and give a warning. We are going to explain to you, which indications there are, how they are shown with different eletrical kits and what you have to know about indicator lamps. Of course, these functions and indications suit legal regulations, which serve your security and must be taken into consideration already during developing and conceptualising the electrical kits.

Which tasks does a C2 controll lamp have?

A C2 controll lamp serves the surveillance of the flashing lights at the trailer and shows you as the driver if these lights function correctly. Therefore, the c2 controll lamps must always be installed within the visual field  of the driver in the cockpit. It blinks in the same rythym as do the flashing lights at the trailer and thus shows you, whether or not the lamps function correctly. If it blinks faster or not at all, a malfunction is indicated and you know that the trailer lamps must be corrected for a proper functioning.

How does an electronic warning device work?

In contrast to the C2 controll lights the electronic warning device is only activated when a malfunction is taking place. If a flashing light at the trailer fails, it is noticeable for the driver due to a higher blinking frequency.

PDC shutdown: Why a car doesn’t recognise a trailer as an obstacle

30. Mai 2018 um 11:09

PDC shutdownFor some years now the PDC (Park Distance Control) system has been a standard feature of a car. When reversing sensors recognize obstacles behind the car, the board computer gives the driver an optical and/or acoustic signal.
In reality, a trailer should always be recognised as an obstacle, because it is directly at the tail end of the car. The PDC should really go haywire and permanently give warning signals. But it doesn’t – and why not? The reason is that the PDC shuts down, which is realised in various ways.
Heinz Hueber, Technical Manager of our Electrical Kit Department, explains how the Park Distance Control can be switched off with retro-fit trailer hitches and how the PDC shutdown functions.

1. Complete integration into the onboard electronics of the towing vehicle
If a towbar is installed by a car manufacturer in the factory, the electronics will be completely integrated with the onboard electronics of the towing car. Trailer operation is then activated in the board computer so that the board computer automatically knows when the trailer plug is inserted into the socket, e.g. that the car’s PDC and the rear fog light have to be switched off and possibly the trailer combination stabilisation switched on.
If a trailer hitch is retro-fitted the coupling electronics into the onboard electronics of the towing vehicle could also be integrated by a specialist workshop. For this, the control units in the vehicle must be manually activated with a tester (Caution! Not every tester can activate control units). There will be additional costs.
Unfortunately, not all car manufacturers authorise the access to the intelligent board electronics. Sometimes after a service at an authorized workshop the activation is reset. Therefore, the manufacturers of retro-fit trailer hitches solve the PDC shutdown by means of an electronic or mechanical trailer identification.

2. Control module in the electrical kit is used for recognition
A control module is built into the electrical kit delivered along with the towbar. This module detects the electrical load of the trailer lighting and passes on the information to the board electronics accordingly. Here we can latch into the board electronics of the towing vehicle, but without activation. The PDC shutdown is either switched on or off manually via a P-OFF switch, which many cars have, or automatically via an intelligent control module of the electrical kit, which also switches the trailer rear fog light on and off. Disadvantage: further driver assistance systems will not be adapted.

3. Micro-switch interrupts the power supply
The easiest solution is a mechanical micro-switch in the towbar socket. If the connector of the trailer is plugged in the micro-switch bumps off and interrupts the power supply to the PDC. At the same time the rear fog light will be switched off on the towing vehicle – only the rear fog light on the trailer will shine, not on the towing vehicle.

4. Digital communication via databus (CAN)
Nowadays many vehicles communicate via a databus. Here all information is digitally transported via a two-wire cable. The control modules are, connected with one another via the data bus, CAN (Controller Area Network) and communicate the necessary signals via the two cables, CAN-High and CAN-Low.
Technically the latest control modules of the trailer hitches could hook up into the CAN-Bus and communicate digitally with the onboard control units, but this is seldom the case.

Our fixed towbar for Citroen Jumper

16. Mai 2018 um 14:41

Citroen Jumper
The Citroen Jumper has been a popular transporter for years now and is still a good solution for transportation. In our assortment we offer the matching towbar for retrofitting the Citroen Jumper, making it even more flexible for transportation in terms of using a trailer. We offer a fixed towbar which is always accessible for trailerrides.

The fixed towbar does not require a cut-out at the Citroen and does not interfere with the optics of the modern transporter. Using our fixed towbar you chose a premium product designed and made in Germany.

Citroen Jumper

 

The benefits of the fixed towbar for Citroen Jumper

  • fixed towbar in  OEM quality
  • no cut-out required
  • easy to assemble, precise design of  the towbar
  • fast and easy installation
  • vehicle-specific eletrical kit, 13-pin, 12 Volt, rear fog lamp and parking assistance system shutdown, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for Citroen Jumper from 03/2011

  • D-value: 15,85 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3000 kg
  • Trailer load: 150 kg

The fixed towbar for your Jumper can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2244 B.

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Our detachable towbar for Skoda Kodiaq from 03/2017

5. Mai 2018 um 8:58

Skoda Kodiaq

New in our assortment we know offer the matching towbar for Skoda Kodiaq. The SUV has come to the market in 03/2017 and fascinates with its sporty design and high comfort standards. Using the matching towbar the Skoda can easily be retrofitted and be turned into a towing vehicle.

Our detachable towbar is handled by the use of a twist grip and can be detached easily at any time. When fitting it automatically locks. Further, the towbar does not interfere with the optics of the vehicle, when the towbar is detached no optical hints can be found at the car indicating that a towbar has been retrofitted.

 

Skoda Kodiaq

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Skoda Kodiaq

  • 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 data bus, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for Skoda Kodiaq from 03/2017

  • D-value: 12,7 kN
  • Towing capacity: 2637 kg
  • Trailer load: 125 kg

The detachable towbar for your Skoda Kodiaq from 03/2017  can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 3328 A.

Check controll for the electrical kit – what is it and how does it work?

25. April 2018 um 12:17

check controllThe term check controll is omnipresent, especially when it comes to the electronics of a car. But what does the term stand for and what does it mean? The surveillance of the lamps and their proper functioning is labelled as check controll system, the system is part of the vehicle’s on-board electronics. It serves as a controlling mechanism of different vehicle’s functions, part of those are the full beam, stop lights and rear fog-lamps. If these lights and lamps fail, the driver is informed due to the systems optical indications. Hence, the indications can also be digital informations of the board computer.

What must be payed attention to concerning vehicles‘ check controll?

A vehicle’s electronics are not only complicated but also finely calibrated, therefore, even small interventions can have a huge impact. For vehicle’s which entail check controll the electrical kit must hence be conceptualized in a way that ensures the tap of the lighting functions before the lamp test device takes place.

A different solution is to use an electrical kit with a special trailer control device, where lamp currents are generated for the trailer from the vehicle battery out. Incidentally, such a cable set is also strongly recommended for vehicles with too small cable cross-sections (<0.752). We already pay close attention to this when designing and developing our electrical kits. So you just have to make sure when buying that the electrical kit is suitable for vehicles with check-control.

Electric kits with trailer control unit MVG-type 4112

Our electric kits, which are fitted with a trailer control unit of the MVG-Type 4112, are ideally suited for vehicles with check-control and / or with insufficient cable cross-sections (<0.752). You also benefit from the following product advantages:

  • Short-circuit proof outputs of the trailer lighting functions
  • Suitable for both LED and incandescent trailers
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Monitoring of the charging line / charging active with the engine running and a light function
  • Made in Germany

Our towbars for FIAT Fullback – for an easy retrofit

15. April 2018 um 10:43

FIAT FullbackThe FIAT Fullback is a popular model among the pick ups and it unites a smart design, good comfort and much space. The model is also well suited for trailer drives , in order to start your trailer ride directly, retrofitting a matching towbar is needed.

We offer not only a detachable towbar but also a fixed towbar with an exchangeable plate system. Due to the different plates you are flexible and can easily change from the fixed towbar to an open-end towbar. Changing as well as handling the different towbars can easily be done via lever.

 

 

FIAT Fullback

 

The benefits of the change system for FIAT Fullback

  • fixed towbar with optional exchangeable plate system
  • no cut-out required
  • fitting for Double-Cab models
  • automatic system removal by twist grip
  • 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 and parking assistance system, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for the change system for FIAT Fullback from 06/2016

  • D-value: 15,7 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3500 kg
  • Trailer load: 150 kg

The fixed towbar for your FIAT Fullback from 06/2016 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2636 BS. We also offer a detachable towbar in our product line.

Our detachable towbar for Mercedes X-Class

31. März 2018 um 16:21

Mercedes X-Class

The Mercedes X-Class is a modern pick-up, which is well-known for its design and the high comfort. In order to enable the pick-up to show off his towing strength, retrofitting is inevitable. Therefore, we have developed a detachable towbar for the modern X-class.

Our detachable towbar can easily be handled and is detached via using a twist grip. When fitting it automatically locks. No interventions are required concerning the optics of the vehicle, retrofitting the towbar does not require a visible cut-out.

 

Mercedes X-Class

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Mercedes X-Class

  • 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,  parking assistance system car-mounted, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for Mercedes X-Class from 11/2017

  • D-value: 16,7 kN
  • Towing capacity: 3500 kg
  • Trailer load: 160 kg

The detachable towbar for your Mercedes X-Class from 11/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 2426 AS.

The detachable towbar for Dacia Duster II

12. März 2018 um 17:39

Dacia Duster II

The Dacia Duster II goes to the next round: Since December 2017 the Dacia Duster II is on the market, the popular allrounder has been reissued and excites as a family vehicle ever since. Further, it offers enough space for kit and caboodle. In order to turn the Dacia Duster II into a towing vehicle, we offer the matching towbar for an easy retrofit.

Our detachable towbar can be detached by the use of a twist grip and can thus easily be handled. Whenever the towbar is not needed, it is simply detached. No interventions are necessary concerning the vehicle’s design. The towbar fascinates due to its simply handling.

Dacia Duster II

 

The benefits of the detachable towbar for Dacia Duster II

  • 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,  parking assistance system car-mounted, electronic warning device, LED compatible

Check out towbar

Technical data for detachable towbar for Dacia Duster II from 12/2017

  • D-value: 8,4 kN
  • Towing capacity: 1598 kg
  • Trailer load: 90 kg

The towbar for your Dacia Duster from 12/2017 can be found in our MVG-shop. The item number is 0957 GS3.