Motorhome Towbarsmotorhome

Here at Ambrow Trailers we have been making towbars for Motorhomes and Campervans since 1981, long before any mass producer of towbars was interested.There are very few vehicles that we cannot fabricate a towbar for and often relish the challenge of some of the more exotic Campers. The reason that there is not a recognised supplier of towbars for motorhomes is because there are so many different combinations of bodies on a myriad of donor chassis from all makes of commercial vehicle manufacturers,all seeming to have different lengths of body overhang and chassis fitment, some with no recognisable chassis at the rear at all. Others have water tanks and storage lockers and racks and steps at the rear, all seeming to stop you towing,we have seen them all. We will make a bespoke towbar for your vehicle.

There are usually towbars readily available for campervans  ie: vans that have been converted from commercial vehicles to motorhomes using the original body. These may just need a bit of tweaking around the rear step and a normal commercial vehicle towbar will be just fine. If in any doubt just contact us and we will tell you just what you need.

With the custom made towbars there are two options to consider:

1. A full width crossbar at the rear of the vehicle,this will act as an underrun bar and a

bumper to protect the fragile fibre glass or plastic bodywork.

full length crossbar

2. A single central towbar with a flange ball ,available to take all towing accessories and is neat and tidy.

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Both towbars are fitted to the vehicle with a substantial steel frame.These bars are then fitted with single ,double or 13 pin sockets wired up to the latest wiring standards.

12N, 12S and 13 PIN
12n socket 12s socket 13s socket

 

 

We normally make the towbar,paint and fit it with electrics within one working day but if you can allow a second day it helps us.

Normally the neck or crossbar is painted white but can be painted  any colour,plastic coated,or galvanised to suit you.

PRICES are ; £595 for a full width spray painted crossbar with single socket electrics.

£485 for a central towbar ,flange towball and single socket electrics

£75 for the second socket  [12S type] or 13 pin type socket

For painted colours,plastic coated or galvanised allow at least 2 to 3 weeks after we have made the towbar for these coatings to be applied.The price of these would be advised but it depends on the vehicle and style of towbar. Please call for a quote.

Motorhome Towbar Gallery

 

Commercial Towbars.

As with Motorhomes we have been making commercial vehicle towbars since 1981 for vehicles that do not have towbars mass produced for them.

 

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Most commercial vehicles have a proprietary towbar made for them by the large manufacturers but where Vans and trucks have been modified or have been custom built or not built in the quantities to be worth while to the main towbarmanufacturers we will round it off with the perfect towbar.These are just "some" of the vehicles we have built towbars for;

*Taillift vans and chassis cabs *Military vehicles*

*Fire fighting vehicles*  *Oil exploration and safari vehicles*

*Ambulance type vehicles*  *Off Road 4X4 's and six wheel vehicles*

*Breakdown Trucks* *Agricultural vehicles*

*Fairground and Showmens vehicles*  *"You name it,I think we can do it"*

*Vintage vehicles*  *Fifth wheel lorries*

 

All these vehicles can have the latest and more traditional towballs ,ball pin and jaws, sliding adjustable ball heights,stabilisers etc.

********12 Volt and 24 Volt electric sockets fitted  and reducers fitted to allow 24 volt lorries to plug in 12 volt trailers.*********

 

Imported Vehicles

 

By the very nature of this type of vehicle a lot that came into this country do not have towbars readily available for them. We Can Help.!! Some imports look the same as European Type Approved vehicles but up close there are usually very many differences.The Chassis are quite often a different size and bumpers and their mountings are usually quite different.If we cannot source a towbar for these vehicles then we can make the whole thing.Don't worry, if it can drive on the road then we can fit it with a towbar.Type approval laws do not apply to this category of vehicle If there is a towbar manufactured for these cars then we will tell you but rest assured we can put a towbar on for you, even if you have been told that there is not one made.

This type of vehicle is usually from ;The far east, mainly from Japan and China, Asia,mainly India, or America and Russia.

We have made towbars for electric cars and gas powered cars.

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The G - Whizz a very small electric car with a 44mile range,

this one is used to tow a small sailing dinghy to the slipway.

 




 


Front Mounted Towbars

 

The favourite towbar for slipways .With a towbar on the front it is the simplest of operations to slip or recover a boat from the water.Everything the trailer is doing is right in front of you so  Jackknifing is is a thing of the past. Also with the front wheels,the steering wheels, just in front of the trailer hitch control of the traileris a cinch.You can maneuver into the smallest of gaps with ease.

Please note:: You are not allowed to drive on the road with the trailer in this position,unlike a friend of mine who was so comfortable in this driving position that reversed all the way home with his 25 foot boat hitched to his front towbar.

This type of towbar/push bar is normally mounted slightly to one side so that the driver is able to see down the side of the trailer or caravan when maneuvering . Caravan maneuvering is especially simplified by the use of this towbar.

We can make a fixed towball or a demountable towball so it does not appear at the front during day to day motoring. Prices are from  £165  and can be made for any vehicle. Phone us now for a Quote!!!!!

 

Specialist Towbars

 

Most towbars are covered in the previous sections but we can always find something new to mount a towball to. Please let us know what the craziest thing you have seen a trailer hitch on ??? .

Recently we had in our workshop on the same day a brand new Mercedes  E class estate car, a 1967 Jaguar E type coupe and a 250 cc scooter all having towbars fitted simultaneously. Once a builder friend of mine left a wheel barrow for some welding and when he returned there was a very neat towball attached to the back!!

We can and have fitted towing jaws to garden tractors,towbars to excavators and have even fabricated connectors to barges.

If it needs a towbar we can help.

 

Miscellaneous Fabrications

Fabrications

Due to the nature of what we do, cutting and welding steel , means that we can make up those brackets and creations that can't be bought.But do bear in mind that as our core business is in the warmer months any fabricating projects are only really available in the winter months. Bring us your ideas and we can tell you if and when it can be done by us.

 

 

Steel Stock

Steel Stock

Steel Stock for sale by the Meter. Box section,  Angle Iron, Flat Bar, Round  Cut to Length!

Good range of steel stock available cut to any length.
All prices are per Meter but only pay for how much you need.
Box section, Angle Iron, Flat Bar, Round Bar,
All sorts available for Projects, DIY, Emergancy Repairs, Trailers, Fencing, shelf brackets the list is endless.
All steel is supplied untreated and ready to be cleaned and painted.
Large range of Nuts Bolts and Washers instock to compliment you steel order.
Please call ahead to check stock for any Specific or Larger orders.
Other sizes available upon request.
01202 479 259

Ambrow Trailer Services are located in
Barrack Road
Christchurch
BH23 2AP

Flat section in ; 25, 30, 40, 50, 80,100 mm  widths

Angle section in 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, mm  in various thickness's

Box section in  20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100,  normally in 3mm thickness.

Unequal box section in  25x50, 30x50, 40x60, 40x80, 50x100.

Other sizes can be brought in to order.

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BOX Section

20 x 20 x 2.5 £3.40

25 x 25 x 3 £4.10

30 x 30 x 3 £4.84

40 x 40 x 3 £6.85

25 x 50 x 3 £7.60

50 x 50 x 3 £8.53

50 x 50 x 5 £13.59

60 x 60 x 3 £9.37

70 x 70 x 5 £16.35

75 x 50 x 3 £11.20

80 x 40 x 3 £10.45

80 x 80 x 3 £12.60

90 x 90 x 3 £14.60

100 x 100 x3 £17.58

100 x 50 x 3 £12.72

FLAT Bar

25 x 3 £1.50

30 x 3 £2.10

40 x 3 £2.43

50 x 3 £2.69

50 x 8 £7.68

40 x 5 £3.10

40 x 8 £6.36

50 x 5 £3.89

60 x 5 £4.62

75 x 6 £7.50

90 x 6 £10.20

100 x 5 £9.89

130 x 6 £12.90

150 x 6 £14.70

200 x 8 £22.00

Angle

20 x 20 x 3 £2.10

25 x 25 x 3 £2.38

30 x 30 x 3 £2.85

40 x 40 x 3 £3.76

40 x 40 x 5 £6.25

50 x 50 x 3 £5.20

50 x 50 x 6 £7.28

75 x 50 x 6 £8.90

75 x 75 x £11.90

 T Section

50 50 x 6 £8.65

Solid Round

10mm rod £1.40

12mm rod £1.90

20mm bar £6.60

1” (25.4mm) bar £8.90

Tube

34mm Galvanised Tube £8.60

 

Internal dimensions can be approximately calculated by subtracting the wall thickness x2 from the over all diameter.

I.e. 50 x 50 x 3 box section =

50mm - 3mm – 3mm = 44mm approximately.

All prices are per Meter.

Any size can be cut +/-5mm charged by the meter price. I.e. 350mm required..

£12.60 per Meter ÷ 1000 x 350 = £4.41