Ford Transit Custom Towbars
Ford Transit Custom Towbars
Ford Transit Custom Towing Specifics
The Ford Transit Custom was first introduced in 2012 by the American manufacturer as a light commercial vehicle, offering great towing abilities. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.
Ford Transit Custom Towbar Electrics Kits
It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Ford Transit Custom vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.
We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Ford Transit Custom vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.
Check your Ford warranty for more information.
All tow bars for the Ford Transit Custom models will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.
A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.
Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.
This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.
All Ford Transit Custom vehicles will require coding.
Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.
Depending on the towbar, Ford Transit Custom vehicles may require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.
All Ford Transit Custom models have towbars that require non visible and no bumper cuts.
Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.
All Ford Transit Custom models have a nose weight of 112kg up to 120kg.
Towing weight is the weight that a Ford Transit Custom vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.
For a Ford Transit Custom vehicle, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 2800kg.
You will need to check the towing limit for your Ford Transit Custom vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.