Detachable Towbars

The towbar for any occasion


The detachable towbar has benefited from the trend towards more elegant visual lines on cars. Once the tow ball neck is removed, only a small part of the towbar remains visible. Detachable towbars are available in two styles - vertically and horizontally detachable.

The vertically 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. Westfalia-Automotive's close links with vehicle manufacturers allows us to recommend 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.

Vertically detachable towbars (A40V):

When ready for use, the tow ball neck is inserted from below (vertically) into the housing. Using a three-ball locking system, the tow ball neck is held firmly in place within the housing. This ensures absolute safety while still keeping it incredibly easy and convenient to use. The tow ball neck includes a lock to protect against theft.

The benefits of a detachable towbar

  • Safe & uncomplicated: Our system ensures absolute safety without compromising on its incredible convenience and ease of use.
  • Flexible: Detachable towbars are the ideal solution for anyone who uses trailers only occasionally, such as on cycling trips or to pull a trailer.
  • From the original: Westfalia-Automotive invented the detachable towbar and has been delivering them for all vehicle models since 1987. This history means our systems enjoy broad acceptance on the market.


Animation A40V


Our A40V-system in detail.


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Horizontally detachable towbars (A50H):

When ready for use, the tow ball neck is inserted horizontally into the seating pipe. It is automatically locked into place using a three-ball system similar to that of the A40V. The tow ball neck also features a lock to protect against theft.

Store locator


You can find detachable Westfalia-Automotive towbars at your local specialised dealer.