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Detachable Towbars

Detachable Towbars are available for most newer models of car.

They provide the best of both worlds;  A towbar when you need it, but not when you don't!

Detachable towbars avoid any issues with parking sensors picking up the towbar neck, so ultimately if your car has reverse parking sensors this would be the best option for you.

In the same way as fixed towbars, detachable towbars are available in both flangeball and swan neck options. But remember that not all options are available for every car.

You can use our registration checker above to see which towbar options are available for your car.

Detachable towbars necks are mounted either vertically or horizontally.  Nearly all mount vertically except where there isn't enough space behind your bumper for a vertical mounting neck housing.

When you order a detachbale towbar we will always select the neatest option that is available for your car.


Vertical Detachable Swan Neck Towbar

The majority of detachable swan neck towbars are ‘vertical’ mounting systems making them fully hidden behind the bumper once the detachable neck is removed.

Most vertical mounting towbars incorporate a fold away electrical plate enabling the towbar electrics to fold behind the bumper when not in use. This makes the towbar completely invisible once the neck is removed.

Key features of the vertical detachable system are;

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • In most instances this system is completely invisible once the neck is removed and therefore preserves the aesthetic appearance of the vehicle
  • Alko compatible
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safe keeping once neck is removed

Vertical Detachable Towbar


Horizontal Detachable Swan Neck Towbar

When a vertically loading detachable neck is not available we will to offer a ‘horizontal’ mounting system. This allows all the benefits of the vertical detachable system above apart from the housing and socket plate being visible when the neck is removed.

We would always get a vertical detachable towbar if one is available for your car, where this is not possible the horizontal detachable towbar is the best compromise.

Key features of the horizontal detachable system are;

  • Suitable for vehicles with reversing sensors
  • Alko compatible
  • Allows free access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Lockable with a set of two keys provided
  • Storage bag provided for safe keeping once neck is removed

Horizontal Detachable Towbar


Detachable Flangeball Towbar

Detachable Flangeball Towbars mount to the car in the same way as swan neck detachable towbars described above.

They combine all the advantages of a detachable towbar with the versatility of a fixed flangeball towbar.

The neck can be removed when not in use, and you can still use accessories such as towbar mounted cycle carriers with a mounting plate behind the towball.

The Detachable Flangeball Towbar has an Alko compatible towball supplied with it.