Looking for recomendations on a small car to tow behind our Bailey 76-2 MoHo

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I'm looking for recomendations on a small car to tow behind our Bailey 76-2 MoHo. Any A Frame suppliers in the Midlands also please. I have the tow bar sorted. TIA
 
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I'm looking for recomendations on a small car to tow behind our Bailey 76-2 MoHo. Any A Frame suppliers in the Midlands also please. I have the tow bar sorted. TIA
Smart car or the Citroen C1 or Toyota or Peugeot equivalent seem popular choices. Saw a C 1 in France off load a Pyrenean Mountain dog out of the back when the MH was pitched for the holiday. :)
 
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The following link lists variousl UK suppliers of A-frame systems that are intended to tow a car behind a motorhome.

https://tinyurl.com/tu9quzx

Damian has referred to Kaytow at Brierly Hill and the Bristol-based company he mentioned will be LNB Towbars

https://www.lnbleisure.co.uk/

but the Midlands area is large and there are other suppliers within it.

A few cars will be unsuitable for A-frame towing as their construction or transmission will prevent the required modifications. Many will be OK if the A-frame system is the basic ‘overrun braking’ type that operates the towed car’s brakes mechanically by pulling on a cable. Where the A-frame system is more sophisticated, an installer may restrict the choice of car to specific makess/models - for example, the LNB Towbars website advises

What Car Can I Tow?
We currently adapt around 25 cars to towcars. It is not always possible to adapt every car.

The original Smart car had a semi-automatic gearbox and Mercedes-Benz advised that, if the car were towed, speed should be limited to 30mph, but plenty of Smarts have been A-frame towed by UK motorcaravanners generally without problems. This supplier will make the necessary modifications

https://www.smartcarspecialist.com/smart-tow/

General guidance on A-frame usage can be found here, with the 2nd link mentioning some cars that should be suitable for towing and others that might be unsuitable.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-frames-and-dollies/a-frames-and-dollies

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/tips-and-advice/158397/whats-the-law-on-towing-with-an-a-frame
 
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The following link lists variousl UK suppliers of A-frame systems that are intended to tow a car behind a motorhome.

https://tinyurl.com/tu9quzx

Damian has referred to Kaytow at Brierly Hill and the Bristol-based company he mentioned will be LNB Towbars

https://www.lnbleisure.co.uk/

but the Midlands area is large and there are other suppliers within it.

A few cars will be unsuitable for A-frame towing as their construction or transmission will prevent the required modifications. Many will be OK if the A-frame system is the basic ‘overrun braking’ type that operates the towed car’s brakes mechanically by pulling on a cable. Where the A-frame system is more sophisticated, an installer may restrict the choice of car to specific makess/models - for example, the LNB Towbars website advises

What Car Can I Tow?
We currently adapt around 25 cars to towcars. It is not always possible to adapt every car.

The original Smart car had a semi-automatic gearbox and Mercedes-Benz advised that, if the car were towed, speed should be limited to 30mph, but plenty of Smarts have been A-frame towed by UK motorcaravanners generally without problems. This supplier will make the necessary modifications

https://www.smartcarspecialist.com/smart-tow/

General guidance on A-frame usage can be found here, with the 2nd link mentioning some cars that should be suitable for towing and others that might be unsuitable.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-frames-and-dollies/a-frames-and-dollies

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/tips-and-advice/158397/whats-the-law-on-towing-with-an-a-frame
Thanks very much for your comprehensive reply
 
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The following link lists variousl UK suppliers of A-frame systems that are intended to tow a car behind a motorhome.

https://tinyurl.com/tu9quzx

Damian has referred to Kaytow at Brierly Hill and the Bristol-based company he mentioned will be LNB Towbars

https://www.lnbleisure.co.uk/

but the Midlands area is large and there are other suppliers within it.

A few cars will be unsuitable for A-frame towing as their construction or transmission will prevent the required modifications. Many will be OK if the A-frame system is the basic ‘overrun braking’ type that operates the towed car’s brakes mechanically by pulling on a cable. Where the A-frame system is more sophisticated, an installer may restrict the choice of car to specific makess/models - for example, the LNB Towbars website advises

What Car Can I Tow?
We currently adapt around 25 cars to towcars. It is not always possible to adapt every car.

The original Smart car had a semi-automatic gearbox and Mercedes-Benz advised that, if the car were towed, speed should be limited to 30mph, but plenty of Smarts have been A-frame towed by UK motorcaravanners generally without problems. This supplier will make the necessary modifications

https://www.smartcarspecialist.com/smart-tow/

General guidance on A-frame usage can be found here, with the 2nd link mentioning some cars that should be suitable for towing and others that might be unsuitable.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-frames-and-dollies/a-frames-and-dollies

https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/tips-and-advice/158397/whats-the-law-on-towing-with-an-a-frame
I recall reading something in a magazine that seemed to say that A frames were not totally approved fir use under the C&R regulations. But that when questioned the then VOSA didn’t give a categorical yes or no. But generally in UK the police and other authorities plus insurers take a pragmatic view. But there was a warning that Continental authorities may not be so pragmatic.

As this all been cleared up now?
 
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Bob earnshaw has a video on you tube in which he extols the virtues of towing a VW Up behind a MoHo.
Mel
 
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