Yorkshire Towbars: Mobile Towbar Fitters

Towbars typically fall into the following different fitting options:

Fixed Flange Tow Bar

The most commonly found fitment and often the cheapest.

Pros

  • Low Cost
  • Accepts all accessories including Cycle carriers, stabiliser bars and bumper protectors
  • Available for most vehicles

Cons

  • Can look bulky
  • Is likely to be detected by reverse parking sensors
  • Requires specialist tow-ball for trailers and caravans fitted with Al-Ko stabilisers,
    (and some Thule Cycle carriers)

Detachable FlangeTow Bar

For those who do not tow regularly or wish to retain the vehicles original appearance when not towing, but require the flange fitting for other towing accessories

Pros

  • Neat  and tidy appearance
  • Removable when not being used
  • No impact on reverse parking sensors (when removed)
  • Compatible with Al-Ko stabilisers fitments (if Al-Ko towball is fitted to flange)
  • Compatible with all Flange fitting accessories.

Cons

  • Not available on all vehicles

Fixed Swan Neck Tow Bar

Often selected for both aesthetic reasons and lower likelihood of interference with reverse parking sensors.

Pros

  • Mid range cost
  • Neat final look
  • Not as likely to affect reverse parking sensors
  • Compatible with Al-Ko stabilisers fitments

Cons

  • Not compatible with bumper guards and other accessories that require flange bolt design
    (ie Witter Cycle carriers)
  • Slightly higher cost than Fixed Flange bars
  • Not available on all vehicles

Detachable Swan Neck Tow Bar

Frequent choice of fitment for those who do not tow regularly or wish to retain the vehicles original appearance when not towing.

Pros

  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Removable when not being used
  • No impact on reverse parking sensors
  • Compatible with Al-Ko stabilisers fitments

Cons

  • Not compatible with bumper guards and other accessories that require flange bolt design
    (i.e. Witter Cycle carriers)
  • Relatively expensive
  • Not available on all vehicles
Retractable Tow bar

Retractable Tow Bar

New style fitment that allows the user to ‘hide’ the towball without is removal.

Pros

  • Neat and tidy appearance
  • Folds away when not in use
  • No losing or hunting for the towball neck
  • No risk of theft
  • No impact on reverse parking sensors
  • Compatible with Al-Ko stabilisers fitments

Cons

  • Not compatible with bumper guards and other accessories that require flange bolt design (i.e. SomeCycle carriers)
  • Relatively expensive
  • Not available on all vehicles
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