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Automatic (Quick Release) Vertical Detachable Towbar

The Westfalia automatic, quick release, vertical detachable towbar has been the first choice for vehicle manufacturers OEM and OES equipment for nearly 25 years. During this time the design has evolved and is accepted within the towbar industry as the premier product in its class in Europe.

The installation is nearly always invisible and leaves minimal bumper cut, when a bumper cut is necessary. Our close links to vehicle manufacturers allows us to advise the necessary original equipment cover plates, if these are available. This type of towbar allows easy removal and fitting of the towball neck via a quick release system. The neck of the towbar is inserted vertically (from below) into the housing fitted to the vehicle. The removable towball is secured against theft by a lock and key. The system uses a patented three ball system that holds it secure in the housing, without any play or wear. This ensures total safety, easy operation and the highest level of security and quality.

Westfalia detachable towbars are easy to fit and use, reliable, and are Europe's benchmark for this product type.

Reasons why you might buy an automatic (quick release) vertical detachable towbar:

  1. Each towbar is vehicle specific and precision engineered.
  2. Westfalia towbars are tested to OEM standards.
  3. Westfalia towbars are manufactured in an OEM approved quality environment.
  4. Compatible with ALKO and BPW stabilisers.
  5. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use
  6. Ideal for use when park distance control sensors are fitted.
  7. Fold away electrical socket completes the totally discreet installation.
  8. Easy to use.

TA40V

Automatic (Quick Release) Horizontal Detachable Towbar

Th only difference between the vertical detachable towbar and the horizontal detachable towbar is the direction in which the towbar neck is inserted into the housing fitted to the vehicle.

The automatic, quick release, horizontal detachable towbar is discreet but nearly always visible, it leaves minimal bumper cut, where a bumper cut is necessary. This type of towbar allows easy removal and fitting of the tow ball neck via a quick release system. The neck of the towball is inserted horizontally into the housing fitted to the vehicle. The removable towball is secured against theft by a lock and key. The system uses three balls that hold it secure in the housing, without any play or wear. This ensures total safety, easy operation and the highest level of security and quality.

Westfalia detachable towbars are easy to fit and use, reliable, and are Europe's benchmark for this product type.

Reasons why you might buy an automatic (quick release) horizontal detachable towbar:

  1. Each towbar is vehicle specific and precision engineered.
  2. Westfalia towbars are tested to OEM standards.
  3. Westfalia towbars are manufactured in an OEM approved quality environment.
  4. Compatible with ALKO and BPW stabilisers.
  5. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use
  6. Ideal for use when park distance control sensors are fitted.
  7. Easy to use.
  8. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use

A40H

Compact Automatic Detachable Towbar

The compact automatic detachable is a smaller version of the automatic (quick release) detachable towbar. The neck of the towbar fits into the housing fitted to the vehicle horizontally and like other Westfalia detachable towbars is secured against theft by means of a lock and key.

Reasons why you might buy a compact automatic (quick release) horizontal detachable towbar:

  1. Each towbar is vehicle specific and precision engineered.
  2. Westfalia towbars are tested to OEM standards.
  3. Westfalia towbars are manufactured in an OEM approved quality environment.
  4. Compatible with ALKO and BPW stabilisers.
  5. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use
  6. Ideal for use when park distance control sensors are fitted.
  7. Easy to use.
  8. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use

A50

Detachable Pin System

The detachable pin system is a functional version of the detachable system. The pin system's towbar neck is inserted horizontally into the housing fitted to the vehicle. Unlike other types of detachable towbar the pin system does not have a lock and key. Instead it is secured by a pin, which itself is made secure by a leg spring.

This system has been superseded by the A40H and A50H system and is only available for older models of vehicle.

The detachable pin system is an economic detachable towbar.

Reasons why you might buy a detachable pin system towbar:

  1. Each towbar is vehicle specific and precision engineered.
  2. Westfalia towbars are tested to OEM standards.
  3. Westfalia towbars are manufactured in an OEM approved quality environment.
  4. Compatible with ALKO and BPW stabilisers.
  5. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use
  6. Ideal for use when park distance control sensors are fitted.
  7. Easy to use.
  8. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use

A10H

Detachable Nut System

The detachable nut system is a functional version of the detachable system. The nut system's towbar neck is inserted horizontally into the housing fitted to the vehicle. Unlike other types of detachable towbar the pin system does not have a lock and key. Instead it is secured by a metal nut, which itself is made secure by a leg spring.

This system has been superseded by the A40H and A50H system and is only available for older models of vehicle.

The detachable nut system is an economic detachable towbar.

Reasons why you might buy a detachable nut system towbar:

  1. Each towbar is vehicle specific and precision engineered.
  2. Westfalia towbars are tested to OEM standards.
  3. Westfalia towbars are manufactured in an OEM approved quality environment.
  4. Compatible with ALKO and BPW stabilisers.
  5. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use
  6. Ideal for use when park distance control sensors are fitted.
  7. Easy to use.
  8. Maintains the aesthetic look of the car when not in use

A20