Tow Bars


We Proudly use Blue Ox Tow Bars, making sure your vehicle is as safe as possible.

Tow Bars
If you have a trailer for your vehicle, chances are that you're going to need a tow bar, too. Let McLaughlin's help you select everything you need.

Tow Bars are fitted to the chassis of your vehicle and is used in order to securely tow your haul. Currently, with modern tow bars with state of the art latches, you no longer have to straighten or align your vehicle with your trailer. Tow bars are not complicated and towing a car behind your RV is quite safe and practical, but there are some important things to remember. 
What you need to tow a vehicle:
  • Bracket for vehicle
  • Tow Bar Safety
  • Cables
  • Wiring for lights
You may also need:

  • Braking System
  • Tow Bar Cover
  • Padlocks/Hitchlock
  • Tow Bag 

Bracket for vehicle:
The bracket is specifically made to fit the frame of your vehicle and has the attachments that hang in front of your bumper and hook to the tow bar. There are several hundred different brackets based on the year, make and model of your vehicle. We can help you choose the correct one.
Installation of brackets:

The brackets are installed with no welding and most brackets require no drilling. 

Tow bars:
Choosing the right tow bar can seem complicated at first, but we can help you choose the correct one.
Safety cables:
Safety Cables are required by law. If your tow bar fails for any reason the safety cables will hold the tow vehicle to your RV. They are sold in pairs by capacity. 
Wiring for lights:
It is required by law in all states that you have working lights on your towed vehicle. The most common way to accomplish this is with a Universal Wiring Kit and a 4 or 6 wire electrical cord from the car to the RV. 
Braking systems:
Many states now require that you have additional braking for any trailer that exceeds a certain weight. This varies by state but it is usually between 1,500 and 3,000 lbs. 

Even when it is not required by law, an additional tow vehicle braking system is a good idea. With the added weight of the towed vehicle your stopping distance is greatly increased and a braking system could prevent a dangerous or costly accident.