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Safe Towing with Tow Bars Dublin

By William Patrica Subscribe to RSS | December 28th 2011 | Views:

For numbers of reasons, one may has to tow a vehicle. A vehicle is not however a light stuff, that can be towed easily. This is mainly why we take help of the tow bars Dublin for pulling the vehicles. Have you ever wondered why safe towing is necessary while you attach one vehicle with the other? Yes, safe towing is must to ensure safety of both the vehicles. No matter for what purpose you want to drag a vehicle by tangling with another, you should do the work in a safe order. Majority of the mistakes in towing occurs, as people often do not have adequate knowledge about how the towing systems work in reality. Thus, first it is important to know the basic functionalism of these gears before applying them into work.

We all know that a tow bar attaches two vehicles, whereby the first one drags the second one. It is also known as the coach-mounted system. When the vehicle is bolted from the front side, it is called car-mounted system. In either of the systems, the towbar connects two vehicles. The system generally allows swiveling between two cars so that they can move freely in road turns and over the bumpers. To save both of the cars, their parts and accessories, and car paint Dublin, the towing system must be connected in a redundant fashion. To explain the system, the connection is between a ball and socket system, and the safeguard is maintained in form of towing chains that attach the towbar to the vehicle being towed or alternatively, the towing vehicle.

The first important factor to know is the gross combination weight rating or gcwr of the motorhome, and the capacity of the vehicle for towing unbraked loads. Making it simpler, one would require around 10 horsepower at least for each 1000 pounds of weight. Before towing the vehicle, some particular steps are to be followed. The transmission fluid should be at the full level. Release the parking brake, give a start to engine, change transmission from park to drive, move from drive to neutral, turn the engine off, set the key in accessory (I) status, and turn off all other accessories while using the tow bars Dublin. The steering system of the towing vehicle can damage if the steering wheel is locked. Leaving key to (I) position prevents this damage.

Sometimes, starting the engine, moving the automatic transmission by dint of the gears around every 500 miles, and moving from drive to neutral before turning off the engine work well while towing the vehicles. A supplement braking system with a breakaway feature is required for safe towing. Take care, serious damage may occur is the automatic transmission of the car is moved from reverse to neutral and then towed along with the drive wheels upon the ground. It would also damage the car paint Dublin considerably. Hence, do the job carefully.

Avoiding some of the handling hazards is easy while towing the vehicles. To ensure this, one has to tow the tow bars Dublin horizontally as close as possible to the ground. This would help to prevent the ‘running under’ or ‘riding up’ the back of the coach during the hard stops. This also helps to prevent excessive stress on both receiver of the hitch and the mounting brackets of the vehicle.

William Patrica - About Author:
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