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Land Rover Discovery Towbars

Land Rover Discovery Towbars

Land Rover Discovery Towing Specifics

The Land Rover Discovery was first introduced in 1989 by the British manufacturer as a series of mid-size luxury SUVs, designed with impressive towing capabilities. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.

Land Rover Discovery Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Land Rover Discovery 1998-2004 models will not require a bypass relay if universal electrics are fitted.

All tow bars for the Land Rover Discovery 2005-2009, 2009-2017 and 2017 onwards 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.

Coding

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 Land Rover Discovery 1998-2004, 2005-2009 and 2017 onwards models will not require coding.

All Land Rover Discovery 2009-2017 models 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.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Land Rover Discovery models 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 Land Rover Discovery models have towbars that require no bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

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 Land Rover Discovery 1998-2004, 2005-2009 and 2009-2017 models have a nose weight of up to 150kg.

All Land Rover Discovery 2017 onwards models have a nose weight of 195kg up to 350kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Land Rover Discovery vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For a Land Rover Discovery vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 3500kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Land Rover Discovery vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.