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What is a Fixed Flange Towbar?
A fixed flange towbar is probably the least expensive option when it comes to installing a towbar, which is why it is a popular choice. It attaches to the flange plate on your vehicle with 2 or 4 bolts. As it remains permanently attached, it is ideal for those who tow frequently. A fixed flange towbar is versatile and can also be used with tow ball mounted accessories, including bicycle carriers, bumper protectors and different types of stabilisers. These can all be mounted between the tow bar and ball.
What are the Benefits of a Fixed Flange Towbar?
- It’s cost-effective
- It is capable of towing and carry bikes at the same time
- It is compatible with a wide range of towing couplings and accessories
- The tow ball can be upgraded to an AL-KO one (can be used with an AL-KO stabiliser)
- You can achieve different towing heights and clearances by using height-adjustable couplings, drop plates and spacers
Should I Buy a Fixed Flange Towbar?
The look of a fixed flange towbar is considered to be less aesthetically pleasing than other styles as the bolts are visible. A fixed flange towbar can also interfere with vehicle parking sensors as the towbar may be mistaken for an obstacle when in reverse. Another consideration you need to make is the likelihood of banging your legs on the towbar when using your boot or walking around your vehicle.
However, these are all minor disadvantages.
A fixed flange towbar is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a cost-effective towbar that is versatile. If you’re going to use your towbar regularly, a fixed towbar is much more convenient for you.