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All you need to know about towbars for Ford Transit Connect

Ford first introduced the Transit Connect into their range in 2002. The Ford Transit Connect is available as a or Van. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Ford Transit Connect, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Ford Transit Connect below.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Towbars

The Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) was first released in 2002. To determine which variant of Ford Transit Connect you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Nose Weight

Van((V227) not RS or Sport) models made between 2002 and 2009 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Van((V227) not RS or Sport) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Van((V227) not RS or Sport), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Van((V227) not RS or Sport) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Van((V227) not RS or Sport) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Van((V227) not RS or Sport) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Bumper Cuts

Van((V227) not RS or Sport) models made between 2002 and 2009 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227) not RS or Sport) Towing Capacity

Van((V227) not RS or Sport) models made between 2002 and 2009 have a towing capacity of 800 kg to 1250 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Van((V227) not RS or Sport) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Van((V227) not RS or Sport) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Towbars

The Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) was first released in 2009. To determine which variant of Ford Transit Connect you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Nose Weight

Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) models made between 2009 and 2013 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Bumper Cuts

Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) models made between 2009 and 2013 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Transit Connect Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) Towing Capacity

Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) models made between 2009 and 2013 have a towing capacity of 800 kg to 1250 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Van((V227_facelift) inc. RS or Sport) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Ford Transit Connect Van Towbars

The Ford Transit Connect Van was first released in 2013. To determine which variant of Ford Transit Connect you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Ford Transit Connect Van Nose Weight

Van models made between 2013 and 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Ford Transit Connect Van Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Van to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Ford Transit Connect Van

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Van, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Van and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Ford Transit Connect Van Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Van requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Van can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Ford dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Ford Transit Connect Van Bumper Cuts

Van models made between 2013 and 2018 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2018 will require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Ford Transit Connect Van Towing Capacity

Van models made between 2013 and 2018 have a towing capacity of 1250 kg to 1270 kg, vehicles made after 2018 have a towing capacity of 1250 kg to 1270 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Van is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Van may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


To find specific details for your Ford Transit Connect, select your vehicle below.



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