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Four Top Tips For Safer Towing on Australian Roads
September 10, 2015

When was the last time you gave someone a piggyback? Been a while? Perhaps it wasn’t so long ago. Whatever the case, what you’ll likely remember is that you have to adjust the way you walk to ensure your own safety, that of the person you’re piggybacking and possibly even other people who are in or near your path. The same principles apply when you’re towing a caravan, trailer or…

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Discover the InvisiHitch Towbar
September 10, 2015

If there’s one particular item that might justifiably be described as a weapon of mass destruction against your shins, it is without a doubt the standard towbar, most commonly found at the back of a car. Fixed at just the right height, ready to attack; they’ve had their fun for too long. Not only that, but they can look pretty ugly too. However, tow bar technology has advanced rapidly over…

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When Should I Replace My Towbar?
September 16, 2015

I’m sure this comes as a shock to no one, but we live in a time where nothing lasts forever. Some products will last longer than others, sure, but everything has a shelf life. Even your car’s tow bar will at some point need to be replaced by a towbar fitter. But how do you know when that point is? FiveStar Towbars in Melbourne is here to advise you on…

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Tips for Safely Towing a Horse Float
October 28, 2015

It’s Spring Racing Carnival Time in Melbourne at the moment, and ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’ is (at the time of writing) just a week away. As a result, equestrian activities are likely on the mind of many horse lovers. As the weather slowly warms, you might feel more inclined to take your horse for a ride at the nearest equestrian club or even out in Victoria’s beautiful bushland.…

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Safe Towing While on the Roads This Summer
December 22, 2015

At this time of the year, over the Christmas / New Year period and the weeks that follow, the roads are noticeably busy. Some might be road tripping it to their nearest music festival; others might be travelling to catch up with family or friends, while many may just be getting away for a few day. Whether you’re roughing it out in the bush or staying in a caravan park…

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Post Road Trip Towbar Maintenance
February 2, 2016

The Christmas and New Year period is now behind us; a time when many people hit the road with their caravans in tow for a camping holiday, a surf trip, or perhaps a relaxing week at a coastal caravan park. Maybe you’ve just gotten back from such a trip yourself. You’ve got the caravan safely under cover, protecting it from the elements, but what about the tow bar that it…

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Discover the Ecohitch Towbar – The Latest in European Tow Bars
March 1, 2016

Back in September, we looked at the revolutionary Invisihitch tow bar. As far as European tow bars go, the Invisihitch has become widely popular for its hidden design features, its ‘behind the bumper’ installation, and for the fact that it’s virtually unseen once the ball mount has been removed. It can also fit onto just about any make or model of car such as BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan and…

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Laws and Legislations Regarding Safe Caravanning and Trailer Towing
April 6, 2016

Towards the end of 2015, the Victorian Government made some changes to the laws and legislations around the safe towing of caravans. Let’s take a closer look at some of these changes. The “D” Shackles on Safety Chains When you’re towing a trailer or caravan, it’s crucial to have measures in place to prevent the towed vehicle separating from your car. The tow coupling is the standard, but you’re also…

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Genuine vs. Aftermarket Towbars – Which Are Better?
May 3, 2016

About a month ago I got sick with the flu, so I went to the doctors to get some prescription medication. I went to my local chemist and was asked if I wanted a generic substitute. It’s a question I’d been asked many times before and had always said yes, just as I did on this occasion. But on my way home, I thought about other situations where the ‘genuine…

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