Free nationwide delivery available on every car.
Motahome Towacar is owned and operated by a father and son team of Keith and Paul. Both are active and keen
Motorhomes provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors; however, unlike caravans, they do not offer the convenience of simply unhitching your car upon arrival to explore your destination. Therefore, a viable solution to this dilemma is a Towacar.
Keith and Paul also run Panteg Vehicle Repairs garage in Pontypool, South Wales. We are fully approved by VOSA to carry out MOT’s, and have a fully equipped garage with state of the art diagnostics, repair and servicing. Panteg Vehicle Repairs employs 10 people and all our tow cars are prepared and tested by us in our garage. Panteg Vehicle Repairs is big enough to be effective and small enough to care.
So what cars make the best tow cars?
The key requirements of a tow car are:
Room for 4/5
Cheap to own and run
Quality make that’s reliable
Able to be used as a second car when you need it
All our cars are handpicked by us, all work done to our cars is done by us, all cars are MOT tested and serviced in our own garage before you take delivery. We predominately select low insurance group cars that either have no car tax to pay or very low car tax.
Cars that make the best tow cars and work well are Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107/108, Fiat Panda & 500, Ford Ka.
Check out this interview we did at a show explaining what we do...
How do the brakes work on our tow cars?
Simply put...in the same way as a trailer or a caravan. Through using the overrun principle, using a damped, sliding shaft within the 'A' frame, which in turn pulls a rod attached via a Bowden' cable to the brake pedal or linkage, resulting in a perfectly balanced four wheel braking system.
You may be thinking...Doesn't it need a servo to work properly? No, just like with a caravan system, our systems have tested our vehicles with the assistance of our M.O.T station, and we recorded un-assisted efficiency in excess of 75% without excessive pressure! The required minimum is 55% and incidentally, there is no regulation that states that the servo must work.
As the UK Department of transport classifies a car on a 'A' frame as a trailer, and if a trailer has brakes, they must work, your tow car brakes must work, all our tow cars have fully functional brakes.
Upgrade your braking system
All of our tow cars come with a lightweight and sturdy A frame. However, you can upgrade to an electronic braking system, with a permanently installed brake, always ready and waiting to keep you safe in whatever motorhome awaits. With Tow-Mode Detection, once you install it, you never have to think about it again as the system will automatically know when you are towing.
If you would like to add this system onto the vehicle, this is an additional cost on the listed price. Ask us about electronic braking when you get in touch.
Do I need to put a trailer board on my tow car?
No, we electronically connect the tow cars existing lights, brake lights and indicators to your motor home so they work with your motor homes systems.
How long does it take to couple the tow car to my motor home? About the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.
Is it a dirty job? Absolutely not, it’s an easy and very clean process.
Can I use an 'A' frame equipped tow car abroad?
Yes, our systems are used by people towing in Europe and beyond - some people have reported problems 'with the 'Guardia Civil' in Spain so you need to note this.
A free night on us!
As you know we offer free nationwide delivery on all of our cars. However, if you would prefer to collect your car. We provide a complimentary stay at a local campsite, situated just 15 mins away.
If you would like to collect your car then you can stay for free the night before or the night after at Pont Kemys Caravan and Camping Park.
Just let us know that is what you would like to do and we can organise that for you.
Can My Motorhome Tow a Towcar?Most Motorhomes are capable of towing a Towcar and usually have a standard towing capacity of between 1500kg and 2000kg. As the majorityof our cars weight less than 1000kg, you should have no problems, but you need to check the actual towing capacity of your Motorhome.
What is the A frame attachment procedure?
How Do the Brakes Work?The majority of our cars work In the same way as a trailer or caravan, using the overrun principle of using a damped, sliding shaft within the 'A' frame, which in turn pulls a rod attached via a bowden cable to the brake pedal or linkage, giving a perfectly balanced four wheel braking system. All of our tow cars come with a lightweight and sturdy A frame. However, you can upgrade to an electronic braking system, with a permanently installed brake, always ready and waiting to keep you safe in whatever motorhome awaits. With Tow-Mode Detection, once you install it, you never have to think about it again as the system will automatically know when you are towing. If you would like to add this system onto the vehicle, this is an additional cost on the listed price. Ask us about electronic braking when you get in touch.
Will I Need a Trailer Board Behind the Towcar for My Lights?All our Towcars come with integrated electrics. This means that no trailer board is needed. The power to the lights on the Towcar is supplied by the Motorhome, which ensures that you don’t get a flat battery on long journeys.
What Type of Electrics Do I Need on My Motorhome?We fit a 7 pin plug to our tow frames as standard, but can supply a 13 pin plug if you require it.
If I buy a Towcar can you deliver?We do offer a service of delivery through an outside contractor, please give us a call and we can give you a competitive quote.
What Do I Do with The Tow Frame When I’m Driving the Car?Our tow frame fits neatly into the boot of your car, which still gives you ample space for your shopping!
How Heavy Is the Tow Frame?Our light weight ‘’Integral’ frame is the only purpose made inertia braked frame available and weighs around 12-14kg. A design you won’t find anywhere else, our frames clock in at around half the weight of any competing frames on the market.
What Guarantee Do I Get on the Towcar?All our Tow cars come with a comprehensive 3 months back-to-base warranty as standard. There is an option to extend this for up to 3 years at an additional cost.
How Long Will the MOT Be on The Car?All of our Towcars come complete with a new MOT and service in our in-house workshop before delivery.
If I Already Own a Car and Would Like a Tow Frame Fitted Could You Do This?We do offer a service where we can fit a frame to your existing car, please call for details.