Towbar Fitting


At Excel Trailers in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we can arrange for your vehicle to be fitted with a towbar so you can safely attach your trailer or caravan to the rear. This will enable you to transport your trailer or caravan around with ease, comfort and reassurance.

You may have seen a part attached to the back of a vehicle that looks like a ball. This is a towball. A trailer or caravan attaches onto this and enables your vehicle to transport the load to the desired place.

If you need a towbar to be fitted we normally need a few days notice to order in the right parts for your vehicle and the towbar can be fitted at our premises in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.

The price of the towbar can vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle. There is also the option for single or double electrics. This will depend on what you will be towing and whether you wish to have electrical items such as fridges running whilst you are driving.

To obtain a quote for a towbar you need to let us know the make, model and year of your vehicle.

Listed below are the different types of towballs available:


The most commonly used type of tow ball in the U.K. is the Flange. There are also some variations of the flange towball type that have four bolts instead of two.

This is the most versatile design of tow ball because it can be used with tow ball mounted accessories. This includes Cycle carriers, bumper protectors & all types of stabilisers, all mounted between the tow bar & ball. The flange is non removable.

Swan neck


The swan neck towball is popular because of its discretion. It looks neat when attached and gives your vehicle a professional finish. This type of towball is suited for most vehicles and is compatible with Alko stabilisers.


The detachable towball is a convenient item when towing. The towball looks professional and is discrete whether you’re towing or not. The benefit of this is that it can be removed when not towing so your vehicle looks like it never had a towball. They are compatible with Alko Stabilisers and are made for a wide variety of vehicles.

We at Excel Trailers, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire can supply and fit all of the above towbars/balls.

There are two types of electrics available, which are:

7 pin electrics

This is where the appliance that is being towed will be plugged in to. The single electrics option provides you the electrics for the normal tail/side lights, indicator, brake and fog lights. Double electrics are used for larger appliances such as trailers and caravans. This also provides power to the trailer/caravan battery, fridge, interior light and reversing lights and is optional when towing a caravan.

13 pin electrics

This is used for caravans and trailers that in some cases have been manufactured after 2009, are over 2.1m wide and require reversing lights.


We only use Witter products. Witter has designed towbars for many years. They use logic and science to design the most durable of towbars and are recognized all over the U.K.

Here at Excel Trailers in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we can fit a towbar on to most vehicles. All you have to do is contact us and we will advise you on what is available for your vehicle.

The towbars also have a lifetime guarantee so if anything goes wrong with your towbar, then we can have it replaced or fixed for you, free of charge. Terms and conditions apply.

For further information about towbar fitting please contact us at 01279 422227.