From Steve Scott
281 Watkins Road
New South Wales
Dear Motorhome Owner
Are you (A-Frame) towing a small vehicle behind your motorhome? Maybe a Vitara, a Terios or something like it? Have you been looking for the best solution for a Vehicle Under Tow Sign for your rig? If so I have some good news for you.
Towing a small vehicle behind your home on wheels is a great idea and a small car or 4WD is much more sensible. A trip to Woolies, Coles or IGA once you are settled in a new location would be a nightmare otherwise, that’s for certain.
The reason for the Vehicle Under Tow sign was safety whilst travelling on the Australian Highways and back roads. Informing all vehicles that were travelling behind us, that the car in front was, in fact, being towed by the Motorhome in front.
We used to have a small plastic board with the words 'Long Vehicle' that was placed inside the rear window. This wasn't a very visible sign.
I felt that the new fabric sign was much more visible to the drivers of vehicles travelling behind our car, whilst in tow mode.
The fabric sign was able to be placed on the exterior of the rear window, increasing visibility and the sign as able to be secured tightly to the rear car window.
Finding a supplier of a sign that would suit our requirements, we knew we had to search the internet.
Steve was extremely helpful. The first fabric sign that he mailed to us was slightly too large for the rear window of the Suzuki. After speaking to Steve on the phone, he sent another fabric sign that fits the Suzuki well. The second fabric sign was supplied at no cost to us.
During our time in dealing with Steve, we had excellent customer service, to the point that he was very interested in our set up & the type of car we tow.
Visibility of the sign Easy of fitting the sign, its durability in all weather conditions. No hassles at all.
Unable to suggest any improvements. Need to get more sale coverage/advertising.
We recently saw a motorhome, with a car in flat tow mode and was quite surprised that there wasn't a sign on the rear of the car indicating to vehicles travelling behind the car, that the car was in fact in tow.
Not all vehicle drivers would be familiar with the fact that Motorhomes flat tow a car.
Would you recommend my Vehicle signs and service? Why?
YES, YES. YES. We have travelled over 20,000kms since purchasing the sign. Many fellow motorhome travellers have asked us about the sign, the cost of the sign and where did we get the sign from. Of course. Yes, Yes, Yes.
I have a Nissan Civilian towing a Suzuki Vitara. I wanted a sign to advise following vehicles that the Suzuki was under tow and, To display the "Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle" message.
I had a 'Vehicle Under Tow" sign that hung inside the rear window of the Suzuki together with a magnetic "Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle" sign on the rear door.
Higher visibility was the most significant improvement - black on yellow Hivis combination together with large letters works well.
I needed a good sign and Steve had what I wanted - simple really.
Great service level - good, timely communication and a good product. No problems here.
The sign stood out from any others I had seen in terms of visibility,
The only modification I made was to add a reinforced eyelet at the top middle position - this enables the sign to be secured top and bottom at both ends and the middle.
Yes! Good service. Good hivis sign that provides the ability to advise following traffic of the towing situation - this is a significant safety issue well covered by the sign.
Contact Steve the Banner Guy without hesitation.
I have a Paradise 25' motorhome with full length slide out and I tow a 2012 Suzuki 4 door Grand Vitara.
The reason I wanted a Vehicle Under Tow sign was main for safety for both ourselves and other road users.
Before I got a Tow Smart sign from Steve I had a homemade coreflute sign attached inside the back window with stick on velcro.
My new Tow Smart sign is far more visible & noticeable, it attaches with less frustration & more importantly gone are the days of arriving at our destination only to find our homemade sign had fallen off.
Finding a suitable Vehicle Under Tow sign commercially available was hard.
Steve's provided prompt service under personally difficult circumstances.
I phoned Steve while he was at the hospital with seriously ill father & despite telling him I would call back at a more appropriate time he had a sign despatched that same day.
There was nothing about the process of getting my sign that I didn't like.
What made me finally choose this sign was the visibility & the ease of attachment.
There are no hassles using it, some shock cord between eyelets & just easily slide the sign over the rear door.
I have been approached 5 times while travelling & asked about the sign.
I have only seen 1 similar sign in 35,000 kilometres of travelling All States of Australia except Tasmania & Western Australia in the last 12 months.
I would recommend it, the reason being good service & good serviceable product.
I wanted a Vehicle Under Tow sign with High visibility & safety.
When I purchased the vehicle I went online looking for a good Hi Vis sign & this one was the only one that fitted the bill, hence have always had the sign since day one.
There have been no problems, the sign was great.
Steve was very helpful, great service (as the first sign I got was slightly too big), but no problem for Steve as he quickly had another one made up & dispatched promptly.
The process was good.
This, in my opinion, is the best tow sign I have seen to date.
No real hassle, but I fitted a bottom bracket to the bottom inside of the door with elastic from both lower eyelets and fitted over bracket, it fits like a glove
Would you recommend this sign to others?
Yes, I would & have already done so.
I still see those beautiful motorhomes parked at supermarkets around the country, my heart goes out to their owners.
That’s why I created Tow Smart in the first place. You may have seen one in your travels.
At the time of writing, New South Wales is the only state where a Vehicle Under Tow Sign is a legal requirement for your towed vehicle.
And while not yet a requirement by law in the other states of Australia, a Vehicle Under Tow sign, from a road safety point of view, it is a very good idea.
Click here to download my Australian State By State Summary of Towed Vehicle Regulations for Motorhomers;
Towing a caboose behind your motorhome is a big responsibility, and those people who don’t think it is, haven’t tried it.
You have to be mindful of yourself and everyone else on the road too.
And you need to take every precaution you can to make sure the cards are stacked in your favour. That’s what my Vehicle Under Tow sign is all about and that’s why I call it Tow-Smart.
My Tow-Smart sign combines the “Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle” and “Vehicle Under Tow” messages in the one sign for your convenience.
This keeps it future proof as well as helping to keep you safe by maximising your visibility on the road and enhancing your chance at arriving at your destination safely and without incident.
I know that may sound a bit harsh, though you have seen what some drivers out there are like. You really have to cater for the lowest common denominator.
Some Road Rage Jockeys, especially when they see someone like you and your partner, living the dream in a “Home on wheels”.
You know you need to take every precaution you can, so you can make sure you get from A to B, as safely and as comfortably as possible.
After all, it’s an enjoyable adventure we are after, not a gruelling trek from a Survival Programme, right?
Whether it’s the law or not, a Vehicle Under Tow sign can be a good idea.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that having a Vehicle sign like mine displayed behind your rig will be a “Force Field” from unforeseen events you encounter on the road.
What I am saying is that your safety is in your hands. It’s your responsibility, and every little thing you can do to help you and your family arrive safely is vital.
Your wear a safety belt so you can be safe behind the wheel.
Being easily seen by other drivers can be just as important.
In a Rig like yours, sometimes you can’t see other drivers very easily, so you want to make sure they don’t miss seeing you.
There are alternatives for a Vehicle sign for your rig these days, some good, others well… less so.
The Tow-Smart, Vehicle Under Tow sign is not for everyone.
Though if you love your time on the road with your special someone. You know how those kilometres quickly build up every day and every week.
You know how many K’s you are clocking up, and with two vehicles under your control.
You need to take extra special care. More than someone who is just commuting, doing the 9 to 5. You have to take precautions all along the way so you can be as safe as possible.
Tow-Smart is one of these precautions to help you, so you can get there safely.
As I mentioned above, Tow-Smart displays both “Do Not Overtake Turning Vehicle” and “Vehicle Under Tow” messages together, so you can be recognised early, and more easily by other drivers.
Tow-Smart fits easily, on and off, so you can use it without the hassle of clips or screws that can damage and reduce the value of your towed vehicle.
And it folds up neatly, to glove box size when you aren’t using it, so you can store it easily, without fuss.
Now if you’re worried that a Vehicle sign this simple to use and store may have a downside, you’re right.
The biggest problem I have faced with my Tow-Smart signs though may surprise you.
It is not that it fades under the blazing Australian sunshine, it is extremely fade resistant.
My first Tow-Smart sign, I made for a mate – Mike.
After 2 years of solid use is still going strong. (Read Mike’s Story here). Mike had me organise another sign for him. For his new towed vehicle. What do you think
I have never had a single sign rip or tear while in use (at any speed).
And I have never had one come off and blow away while travelling the highways and byways of our wide land.
By far the most common reason for a Tow-Smart replacement request is they get lost.
I think it’s because they fold up to the size of a woman’s purse when not in use and get left behind.
And I mean UNCONDITIONAL.
It doesn’t matter if you lose it, the dog eats it or it gets struck by lightening and vapourised, whatever….
I will replace it for you absolutely FREE.
sI will even put it in the post for you and send it to an address you specify, anywhere in Australia free of charge, so you can be as safe as possible on your journey and on your way again ASAP.
If this is the type of sign you want for your expensive rig and Towed Vehicle, select the sign you need from the options below and push the BIG Yellow button to secure yours now.
Normally $129, “Tow-Smart” is on special right now for just $88 with free Australia Wide delivery.
Now if you are still not 100% convinced that Tow Smart is the right Vehicle Under Tow Sign for you.
Let me take the risk for you.
I am so sure that if you have read this far already, you know you need a sign for you Rig and I believe Tow Smart is the right Vehicle Under Tow Sign for you.
Order your sign today, try it for 90 days.
If it doesn’t live up to what I have promised in any way or you are unhappy with the quality, the finish, anything about your sign at all, return it to me and I will refund your 100% of your purchase amount (less the $8.25 it cost me to send it to you), no questions asked.
Now I can’t get much fairer than that.
So select the sign you need from the options below, push the BIG Yellow button to secure yours now.
I usually have Vitara & Terios Vehicle signs on hand and if they are in stock, your sign will be on its way within 24 hours (usually the same day).
Custom signs will take longer (I am sure you understand that anyway).
All the Best
Steve the Banner Guy
PS. Please make sure you leave me your delivery address. Either with PayPal, or send me your delivery details directly. I will send you an email message to confirm you order (automatically), so just reply to this with your delivery address along with any other special instructions you have for me.
Steve Scott the Banner Guy is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for customer service, marketing, design and providing all his clients with far more value than they will ever pay for. Banners have a reputation for being a little "Old School" and past their use by date. Steve is changing that view by providing banner designs that use his marketing savvy, combined with vivid colour and design that you don't often see anymore. Steve banners work.