MAN Tow bars
MAN Towing Specifics
The MAN TGE was launched back in 2006 by the German manufacturer as a commercial van, designed with substantial towing abilities. The model is a rebadged VW Crafter. We will cover the towing specifics of this vehicle below.
MAN 2017 Onwards Towbar Electrics Kits
It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a MAN 2017 onwards 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 MAN 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 MAN warranty for more information.
All tow bars for the MAN year range 2017 onwards 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. MAN vehicles made from 2017 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, MAN 2017 onwards vehicles will not 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.
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. For any MAN vehicle manufactured from 2017 onwards, the lowest nose weight is 120kg and the highest nose weight is 200kg. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.
Towing weight is the weight that a MAN 2017 onwards towbar can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.
For the MAN range, the towing weight capacity for the tow bars is 3000kg up to 3500kg depending on which towbar you chose.
You will need to check the towing limit for your MAN vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.