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Towbars

car towing caravan

We fit only the highest quality tow bars and towing electrics approved to Ec standards and the tow-bars themselves are covered by a lifetime guarantee.    

There are many different varieties of tow-bars depending on the vehicle and the intended use for the tow-bar. The three main types of towbar are discussed below.

Fixed Flange Ball Towbar

fixed flange towbar

The most commonly used type of tow-bar in this country is the Flange ball  where the tow-ball is bolted to the tow-bar with two 24mm bolts. The tow-ball is permanently fixed to the vehicle and will fit all cycle carriers.      

It is also possible to tow whilst carrying cycles.  The fixed flange-ball tow-bar may cause interference with the reverse sensors on the vehicle.  Please contact one of our dedicated technicians who can advise you further.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time
  • Bumper shields can be fitted
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • The towing height can be adjusted on the four-hole plate
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted

Detachable Flange Towbar

detachable flange towbar

This version offers all the versatility of a fixed flange bar whilst leaving very  little of the tow-bar visible when detached. the tow-ball is removed when not in use preserving 'shins' and will not trigger reversing sensors when towing unlike the fixed flange-ball. It is also possible to tow whilst carrying cycles.

  • Tow and carry cycles at the same time
  • The towball is removed when not in use preserving 'shins'
  • AL-KO towballs can be fitted
  • Won't trigger reversing sensors when not towing
  • A choice of towing couplings and accessories can be fitted

Swan Neck Towbar

swan neck towbar

Swan neck towbar. Some people prefer a Swan-Necktowbar where the tow-ball is part of the neck of the tow-bar.  

This type of bar can look tidier on the vehicle but is much less versatile.  Cycle carriers are available for this type of bar but you cannot tow at the same time.

  • Compatible with AL-KO stabilisers
  • Less likely to trigger reversing sensors
  • Slightly more expensive than the flange towbar
  • Cannot be fitted with a bumper shield