Are you looking for the right kind of towbar type for your needs? Have you considered installing a versatile and reliable detachable flange towbar? This type of towbar has all the benefits of a fixed flange towbar, plus so much more.

This blog post will explore the key benefits and drawbacks that come with a detachable flange towbar, and how they can positively influence your life.

What Is A Detachable Flange Towbar?

A flange towbar is one of the most commonly used towbars in the UK. A detachable flange towbar has all the features of a fixed one; you are just able to remove the detachable one when you need to.

A detachable flange towbar uses a standard 50mm towball that is attached to the neck with bolts but can be easily removed when not in use. To remove this type of towbar, all you need to do is unlock the neck with the key provided and remove carefully by rotating the large handle.

Benefits Of A Detachable Flange Towbar

The main benefit of a detachable flange towbar is in the name. You can remove the neck and ball from your vehicle at any point, and it will appear as though you do not have a towbar fitted. This, of course, means that there will be no issues if your vehicle has rear parking sensors when you are not using the towbar and have removed the neck and ball.

Another key benefit that many users find is that they do not walk into the towbar when using their boot. You can remove the towbar when you don’t need it, which means you won’t trip over it when it is not in use.

With a detachable flange type towbar can tow and carry cycles simultaneously, providing you have a cycle carrier that mounts on the flange of the neck. This means you can save time and effort because you will only need one vehicle to do the job of two.

Drawbacks Of A Detachable Flange Towbar

With so many benefits, features and uses of a detachable flange towbar, there had to be a drawback. The main issue with this type of towbar is that it is generally one of the more expensive types but you do get so many benefits from it. With the right company, however, you can find one that is competitively priced, without sacrificing quality.


We are a family run business, which means we take the time to assist our customers in any way possible. If you have any questions about the type of towbar you require, or you would like to book our services today, you can contact a member of the Somerset Mobile Towbars’ team today.

Our reliable and cost-effective fitting service, along with our professional team of experts, will make sure you receive a high-quality towbar that suits your needs.