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Receiver Hitch Towbars

What is a Receiver Hitch?

A receiver hitch is mounted underneath your vehicle at the rear and has a receiver tube to attach a ball mount or hitch accessory. There are 5 classes of receiver hitch, so the one that is right for you will depend on the class of your vehicle. Popular in the USA, it can be used for towing a trailer, caravan or car, or paired with a swing-out bar for easy access to the boot.

The multi-use receiver hitch is vehicle specific and permanently bolted onto your vehicle. Meanwhile, the towball and hitch accessories are interchangeable, depending on what you want to use the receiver hitch for. No matter how you are using your receiver hitch, the towball or accessories are inserted into the receiver tube and secured in place with a hitch pin

Receiver Hitch Accessories

  • Swing Out Arm
  • Witter and Westfalia transport box or bike rack can be used with the Swing Out Arm
  • Recovery Towing Hook
  • Flange Neck

What are the Benefits of a Receiver Hitch Towbar?

  • More versatile than a towbar as it can be paired with a variety of receiver hitch accessories
  • Permanently bolted to your vehicle
  • Sleek, unobtrusive design means it’s visually appealing when not in use
  • Full access to the boot when using Swing Out Arm, without unloading bikes or transport boxes
  • Anti-rattle device for smooth and quiet operation

Should I Buy a Receiver Hitch Towbar?

Receiver hitches offer much more versatility than a towbar because they can be paired with a towbar or a variety of hitch accessories. These include a Swing-Out Arm for easy access to the boot when transporting bikes, a recovery towing hook, flange neck towball, a transport box and much more.

When you’re not using your receiver hitch and have no accessories attached, the receiver tube is neatly tucked away under your rear bumper. This makes it more visually appealing and it won’t get in your way when accessing the boot.

Want to see if we're developing a towbar?

If we don't have a towbar to fit your vehicle, it could be due to a number of reasons.

Check the towing capacity of your vehicle and if you're certain it can tow, please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch to discuss your options. There may already be a towbar in production, but it looks like we haven't got a towbar available for you at the moment.

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What type of fitting is right for me?

We have an extensive range of 5000 towbars listed online. We design our products to conform to different vehicle specifications. So whether you are looking for a towbar to pull a trailer or a horsebox, we have a product to suit you.

When it comes to quality we go beyond the limits. Our manufacturing process uses materials that are robust and built to last a lifetime. We also test our products beyond the minimum standards. When you buy from Witter Towbars, you can rest assured that the towbar, electrical kit and the fitting work is of unrivalled quality.

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How does it work?

Find your new towbar and book your fitting by following these four simple steps. It’s important that you remember your towbar electrics and you should always have your towbar fitted by a professional.


Find your towbar

Enter your vehicle registration or search by the make, model and year to find compatible towbars & choose the towbar that is right for you.


Customise your towbar

Choose which towball you want as well as your towbar electrical kit and whether or not you need a software update to activate towing safety features.


Book your fitting

Enter the postcode of where you would like your towbar to be fitted. Select the date, time and choose between an approved Service Centre or a mobile fitting.


Before and after your fitting

Arrive at the Service Centre or have your vehicle ready for mobile fitting in plenty of time. Your towbar fitting will take around 3-4 hours. Check the towing capacity of your vehicle before you tow anything.