Which Towbar Do You Need?

Choosing the correct type of towbar for your car is essential to ensure a safe and efficient towing experience. With our expertise and extensive range of towbars, we’re here to guide you through the process of selecting the perfect towbar that matches your vehicle’s specifications and towing requirements. Whether you’re a seasoned caravanner, a camper enthusiast, or simply in need of a towbar for occasional use, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a guide outlining the types of towbars available, along with their pros and cons:

Flange Towbar


Versatile and widely used in the UK
Can accommodate various accessories like cycle carriers and bumper protectors
Generally less expensive


Visible when not in use, which may affect the aesthetics of the vehicle.
May require additional modifications to the rear bumper or bodywork.
Potential issues with parking sensors.

Swan neck Towbars


Provides a sleek and integrated look
Less likely to interfere with parking sensors or rear-view cameras
Al-ko hitch compatible


Limited compatibility with certain accessories like bumper protectors.
Can’t carry bikes and tow at the same time.

Detachable Towbars

detachable towbar


Offers a clean and unobtrusive appearance when not in use.
Can be easily removed or attached as needed.
No issues of interfering with parking sensors or rear-view cameras.


Generally more expensive compared to fixed towbars.
Requires manual attachment and detachment, which may be inconvenient.

It’s important to note that the pros and cons mentioned above are general observations, and specific details may vary depending on the manufacturer, vehicle model, and other factors. It’s recommended to consult with a professional towbar fitter to determine the most suitable option for your specific needs and vehicle requirements.

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