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What is a Detachable Swan Neck Towbar?
A swan neck towbar can be used for towing a trailer or a caravan and is considered to be more aesthetically pleasing than a flange towbar. It can also be used with ‘ball mounted’ cycle carriers. A swan neck towbar gets its name from its shape and design and unlike a flange towbar, it doesn’t come in two parts. Instead, the tow ball is fitted to the neck, resulting in one solid unit. With a sleek and compact design, a detachable swan neck towbar can be easily removed from your vehicle when it’s not in use.
What are the Benefits of a Detachable Swan Neck Towbar?
- It can easily be removed and stored when not in use
- It is compatible with AL-KO stabilisers
- It is less likely to trigger parking sensors when in reverse
- It can carry all types of ball mount cycle carriers
- The neck mechanism locks to prevent theft
Should I Buy a Detachable Swan Neck Towbar?
There are a few disadvantages to consider if you are thinking about purchasing a detachable swan neck towbar.
While you can tow a trailer or caravan and fit ball mounted cycle carriers, you cannot do both at once, unlike the fixed flange towbar. A detachable swan neck towbar is also less likely to trigger parking sensors when it is in reverse and can easily be removed when not in use.
If you’re unlikely to tow and use a cycle carrier at the same time, a detachable swan neck towbar is a viable option, particularly if you don’t want a towbar as a permanent feature. The design is sleek, compact and reliable with impressive towing capabilities.