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Four Top Tips For Safer Towing on Australian Roads
Posted on 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 [...]

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Discover the InvisiHitch Towbar
Posted on 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 to[...]

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When Should I Replace My Towbar?
Posted on 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 wh[...]

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Tips for Safely Towing a Horse Float
Posted on 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[...]

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Safe Towing While on the Roads This Summer
Posted on 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 f[...]

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Post Road Trip Towbar Maintenance
Posted on 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 car[...]

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Discover the Ecohitch Towbar – The Latest in European Tow Bars
Posted on 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 [...]

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Laws and Legislations Regarding Safe Caravanning and Trailer Towing
Posted on 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 cruci[...]

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Genuine vs. Aftermarket Towbars – Which Are Better?
Posted on 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 occas[...]

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Are You Sure Your Trailer Is Travel Ready?
Posted on May 30, 2016

Back when I learned to drive a car, my instructor took me through a process called the ‘cabin drill’. The cabin drill was something I was taught to do every time I got behind the wheel, before I even put the key in the ignition. It involved checking that all doors were closed and [...]

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How to Choose a Bicycle Hitch Rack for Your Car
Posted on June 21, 2016

It’s November and the weather is getting considerably warmer, which means that many of us will be getting out to enjoy the great outdoors. One activity that many people like to do in the warmer weather is cycling, whether it be mountain biking on a holiday to the Grampians or just g[...]

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Product Spotlight – Tow Pro Elite Electric Brake Controller
Posted on September 16, 2016

An essential piece of equipment for any caravan or trailer that is being towed by a vehicle is an electric brake controller. This component is fixed either below or behind the dashboard of the towing vehicle. It sends an electric brake current to the towed vehicle which enables it to [...]

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