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All you need to know about towbars for Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen first introduced the Crafter into their range in 2006. The Volkswagen Crafter is available as a Chassis cab, or Van. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volkswagen Crafter, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volkswagen Crafter below.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Towbars

The Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) was first released in 2006. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Crafter you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Nose Weight

Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) models made between 2006 and 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 120 kg and a maximum nose weight of 150 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia), 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(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) 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(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Bumper Cuts

Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) models made between 2006 and 2017 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) Towing Capacity

Van(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) models made between 2006 and 2017 have a towing capacity of 2800 kg to 3500 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(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) 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(single wheel no step (Please order separately ball plate 329141600001 for Westfalia) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Towbars

The Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab was first released in 2006. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Crafter you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Nose Weight

Chassis cab models made between 2006 and 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 150 kg and a maximum nose weight of 240 kg, between 2015 and 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 150 kg and a maximum nose weight of 240 kg, vehicles made after 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 120 kg and a maximum nose weight of 140 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Electric Kits

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

Electric kits for Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Chassis cab, 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 Chassis cab 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Chassis cab 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 Chassis cab can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Bumper Cuts

Chassis cab models made between 2006 and 2014 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2015 and 2017 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2017 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.


Volkswagen Crafter Chassis cab Towing Capacity

Chassis cab models made between 2006 and 2014 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 kg, between 2015 and 2017 have a towing capacity of 3500 kg to 3500 kg, vehicles made after 2017 have a towing capacity of 3000 kg to 3500 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 Chassis cab 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 Chassis cab may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


To find specific details for your Volkswagen Crafter, select your vehicle below.



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