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Single Electrics Towbarss Fixed Flange Removeable Towbar Swan Neck

Swan Neck

SWAN NECK Towbars are of neat appearance with a narrow profile.
They are of neater appearance than the flange, and can be used with ball mounted cycle carriers.
AL-KO type stabilisers can be used without the special AL-KO or long reach ball.

Flange Type

Flange type is popular in the UK The 50 mm Towball is bolted to the towbar, allowing Bumper Shields, Stabilizer brackets, Cycle carriers etc to be fitted behind the ball

Detachable Towbar

Demountable, or Detachable Towbars are great if you want the towbar to be removed easily when not in use. Once the neck is removed, in most cases there is no visible sign of a towbar being fitted.

There are many Towbar manufacturers, so how do you choose which one?

Some companies are cheaper than us, they can do that by fitting cheaper products, cutting corners on the fitment, and providing little customer support.
We provide Quality, peace of mind, and great customer support.

The Different types of towbar

The Electrics

If you are towing a Small Trailer, Car Trailer, Motorcycle Trailer, Boat Trailer Etc, then you only need Single Socket Electrics to keep you legal
If you are Towing a Caravan, then you will need Double Electrics, the second socket provides power to the caravan lighting circuits, and keeps the fridge working while you are towing, plus it also charges the onboard battery in the caravan. Finally, if your caravan is fitted with reversing lights, then this socket provides the circuit
This is the standard 13 pin system now being adopted in the U.K. It combines both sockets together, and provides for a solid splash proof connection and is compatible for trailers/Caravans purchased abroad
On most new vehicles the electronics now control bulb failure systems to advise of a light not working, adjustable suspension systems which detect the added weight of a trailer, the braking system also senses a trailer, reversing sensors are turned off when towing, stability control systems and traction control are adjusted to the load. They may also provide automatic fog cut-out. Because of this Towbar fitters must be trained to cope with the complex systems used, and when fitting the electric components must ensure the vehicle electronics are not comprimised.
We advise the fitting of Specific electrics kits which connect into the vehicles wiring harness as the manufacuers recommend they include all the required relays etc, and are the same as the vehicle manufacturers use.
They are a higher cost option, but will not invalidate any manufacturers warranties, and will ensure the onboard systems work correctly (some vehicles also need a dealer software update)
Soon, all vehicles will require dedicated kits to be fitted.
Please Note: We do not fit these kits as standard - Please ask if you would like these fitted to your installation
13 Pin Vehicle Specific Electrics Double Electrics

Complex Modern Systems

Dedicated Vehicle Electric Kits

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Unless you have a preference, you don’t have to! With our many years of experience we know which manufactuers bar will look best on your vehicle, and suit your needs, so that’s one decision you don’t have to make.
© 2017  Starmo Auto Electrics Ltd, 29 Alexander Rd, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5UH
Towbar fitting image Swan Neck Fixed Flange Single Socket Double socket 13 pin Demountable
Towbar brands

There are many Towbar manufacturers, so

how do you choose which one?

Unless you have a preferance, you don’t have to! With our many years of experience we know which manufactuers bar will look best on your vehicle, and suit your needs, so that’s one decision you don’t have to make. We use only quality products from quality manufacturers, so we know once the towbar is fitted, you will never have a problem.
SWAN NECK Towbars are of neat appearance, with a narrow profile. They can be used with ALKO STABILISERS without an ALKO Towball. Remember though, you cannot bolt on other accessories.
FLANGE TYPE is popular in the UK The 50 mm Towball is bolted to the towbar, allowing Bumper Shields, Stabilizer brackets, Cycle carriers etc to be fitted behind the ball, so you can tow at the same time
DEMOUNTABLE, or Detachable Towbars are great if you want the towbar to be removed easily when not in use. Once the neck is removed, in most cases there is no visible sign of a towbar being fitted.

The Different types of towbar

The Electrics

If you are towing a Small Trailer, Car Trailer, Motorcycle Trailer, Boat Trailer Etc, then you only need SINGLE SOCKET Electrics to stay legal
If you are Towing a Caravan, then you will need DOUBLE ELECTRICS, the second socket provides power to the caravan lighting circuits, and keeps the fridge working while you are towing, plus it also charges the onboard battery in the caravan. Finally, if your caravan is fitted with reversing lights, then this socket provides the circuit
This is the standard 13 pin system now being adopted in the U.K. It combines both sockets together, and provides for a solid splash proof connection and is compatible for trailers/Caravans purchased abroad
Complex Modern Systems On most new vehicles the electronics now control bulb failure systems to advise of a light not working, adjustable suspension systems which detect the added weight of a trailer, the braking system also senses a trailer, reversing sensors are turned off when towing, stability control systems and traction control are adjusted to the load.  They may also provide automatic fog cut-out. Because of this Towbar fitters must be trained to cope with the complex systems used, and when fitting the electric components must ensure the vehicle electronics are not comprimised. Vehicle Specific Wiring Kits We advise the fitting of Specific electrics kits which connect into the vehicles wiring harness as the manufactuers recommend, they include all the required relays etc, and are very often then coded into the vehicles electronic control units. Please Note: We do not fit these kits as standard - Please ask if you would like these fitted to your installation Quote you image
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