Tow ball

When our family is looking forward to a touring holiday, they picture the fun, the open space, the relaxation and the excitement of exploring new spaces. And that's all well and good, but there's at least one person in the family who is responsible for getting everyone there safely and ensuring that the 'van or trailer we are towing is fit for the road. At Leisureshopdirect we do our best to support you more responsible types in your quest for trouble-free, safe transit by stocking a vast range of caravan chassis parts and components - some of the more important caravan parts that you can invest in. On this page you will find a wide range of tow ball and towing accessories from a new tow ball to drop plates, towball spacers to hi tensile bolts.

Towballs and Hitch Couplings for your caravan or trailer.


A selection of towballs and hitch couplings for you caravan. We stock Alko towballs, EU approved high reach towball fittings and couplings.

Towball for Caravans and Trailers


If you have an AL-KO AKS Stabiliser fitted to your caravan, you need to ensure that you are using the correct towball. AL-KO supplies a black painted towball as part of every boxed UK stabiliser sold. However, if your stabiliser is fitted as standard equipment to your new caravan, it is important to check with your caravan dealer if the AL-KO towball is included as part of the specification. It may be an item that you need to purchase separately. A purpose made towball cover, to keep your towball clean and protect against rust formation. Towball cover for Alko AKS extended towball
The Alko AKS Towball is an extended towball to accommodate AL-KO stabiliser. The EU Approved High Reach Towball provides clearance for caravan couplings with integral stabilizer (Alko and Winterhoff).

Hitch Couplings for Caravans and Trailers


Unbraked or braked Ball Couplings for your caravan or trailer. It is important that you have been correctly advised and shown by your dealer how to couple a caravan to a tow vehicle. It is easier if the coupling is higher than the tow ball before reversing the car. Use the jockey wheel to adjust the eight. Carlton Light Trailer Coupling is an adjustable coupling suitable for all trailers not requiring brakes.

Break Away Cables for caravans and trailers


If your trailer is unbraked then you will need a secondary coupling, which usually comes in the form of a stout cable or chain connecting the trailer hitch to the tow bracket. It is designed to keep the trailer attached to the towing vehicle if the primary coupling fails. The length of cable or chain shall be such as to prevent the trailer hitch from dropping onto the road.
Trailers over 750kg must be fitted with brakes and these trailers must be fitted with a breakaway cable. In the event of the main coupling failing, the breakaway cable will apply the trailer brakes and then snap off.
TheSteel Breakaway cable is designed to apply the brakes on a trailer or caravan in the event of the trailer becoming detached from the towing vehicle.

Towing Accessories


Find accessories for your towball and coupling for your caravan or trailer here. Milenco nose weight gauge is an accurate and reliable nose weight gauge and has a clear large scale to ensure precise and safe loading of a caravan for stability whilst towing, Car manufacturers quote a maximum permitted noseweight for each car model, which is the maximum caravan hitch weight permitted on the car towball. Important for stability that the caravan noseweight is heavy enough, and it is recommended that the optimum for stability of the outfit when towing is generally found to be approximately 7% of the caravan’s ALW. Drop Plates for lowering the height of the ball bracket. Towball Spacers Used for spacing the towball away from bumper, step or other obstruction. Hi Tensile Bolts for the secure mounting of a towball to a towbar,

Alko AKS Towball
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Alko AKS Towball

Extended towball to accommodate AL-KO stabiliser. The AL-KO towball co

Extended towball to accommodate AL-KO stabiliser. The AL-KO towball conforms to EC 94/20 A50-X and has been designed specifically to be used with the AL-KO AKS Stabiliser . The use of any other bolt-on type towball will invalid your warranty and will not allow the stabiliser...

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£22.13 (inc VAT)   £27.76
Drop Plates
 

Drop Plates

Drop plate for lowering the height of the ball bracket. 4 hole plate c

Drop plate for lowering the height of the ball bracket. 4 hole plate c/w 2 fixing bolts, nuts and washers. Available in 4 sizes

    
Towball Spacers
 

Towball Spacers

Towball Spacers, a towball and coupling accessory. 4 sizes available.

Towball Spacers, a towball and coupling accessory. 4 sizes available.

    
Hi Tensile Bolts
 

Hi Tensile Bolts

Hi Tensile Bolts in various sizes. For the secure mounting of a towbal

Hi Tensile Bolts in various sizes. For the secure mounting of a towball to a towbar, these bolts are ideal.

    
Caravan Towing Socket Mounting Plates
 

Caravan Towing Socket Mounting Plates

Caravan Towing Socket Mounting Plates

Caravan Towing Socket Mounting Plates

    
Bump Guards
 

Bump Guards

Bump Guards

Bump Guards

    

Towball 50mm EU approved

Standard towball with two fixing holes. Height: 8cm Width: 13c

Standard towball with two fixing holes. Height: 8cm Width: 13cm Length: 12cm Weight: 1.672kg

£9.26 (inc VAT)   £11.02

Combined towball and pin coupling

Universal Coupling . High tensile steel forged 50mm ball bracket with

Universal Coupling . High tensile steel forged 50mm ball bracket with 27.7 mm towing pin. For towing Trailers up to 2 tons from the pin,

£58.93 (inc VAT)   £73.99

EU Approved High ReachTowball

Towball high reach 50mm, EU approved. Provides clearance for caravan

Towball high reach 50mm, EU approved. Provides clearance for caravan couplings with integral stabilizer (Alko and Winterhoff)

£14.14 (inc VAT)   £16.95
Towball cover for Alko AKS extended towball
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Towball cover for Alko AKS extended towball

Towball cover to fit extended AL-KO towball, incorporating reflector.

Towball cover to fit extended AL-KO towball, incorporating reflector. A purpose made towball cover, to keep your towball clean and protect against rust formation. Reflector now comes in a triangular shape as appossed to the square in the picture.

£6.99 (inc VAT)   £8.99

Hitch coupling for 50mm Trailer Box Section

Hitch coupling for 50mm Trailer Box Section. Trailer hitch for unbrake

Hitch coupling for 50mm Trailer Box Section. Trailer hitch for unbraked trailers. Vertical fixing holes to suit 10mm bolts. distance between holes is 90mm. Suitable for trailers up to 750kg.

£13.70 (inc VAT)   £16.96

Hitch coupling for 60mm Box Section

Trailer hitch coupling for unbraked trailer up to 750kg. Suitable for

Trailer hitch coupling for unbraked trailer up to 750kg. Suitable for fixing to 60mm box section

£12.92 (inc VAT)   £16.08

Secondary coupling

Secondary coupling cable to prevent trailer becoming detached from the

Secondary coupling cable to prevent trailer becoming detached from the towing vehicle in the event of failure of the ball coupling. 500mm long. Suitable for unbraked trailers

£7.36 (inc VAT)   £9.61

Carlton Light Trailer Coupling

Adjustable coupling suitable for all trailers not requiring brakes e.g

Adjustable coupling suitable for all trailers not requiring brakes e.g. caddy etc. Press steel 50mm hitch. The length of this item is 28mm - internal measurement (width 50mm) - 80mm external width.

£29.10 (inc VAT)   £32.79

Al ko Soft ball

The Al-Ko Soft Ball fits over the tow ball. The soft and absorbent rub

The Al-Ko Soft Ball fits over the tow ball. The soft and absorbent rubber compound cushioning surface ensures that when manoeuvring backwards, minor collisions will end without damage. Easy to fit the soft ball is UV, cold and heat resistant from -90C to 80C

£2.53 (inc VAT)   £4.99

Soft dock - Al-ko

Soft dock. Covers standard Al-ko tow hitch to soften any contact.

Soft dock. Covers standard Al-ko tow hitch to soften any contact.

£6.86 (inc VAT)   £7.99

Nose weight gauge

Fits temporarily between car tow ball and caravan hitch to measure the

Fits temporarily between car tow ball and caravan hitch to measure the nose weight of the caravan which should be between 50 and 65kg. NOT TO BE FITTED WHILST TOWING.

£22.18 (inc VAT)   £26.80
Milenco nose weight gauge
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Milenco nose weight gauge

This is the only Noseweight Gauge approved and calibrated to the Briti

This is the only Noseweight Gauge approved and calibrated to the British standard for these instruments. It offers calibrated precision, accuracy, reliability and technical superiority over other Noseweight Gauges. It has a clear large scale to ensure the precise and safe l...

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£29.99 (inc VAT)   £35.99

Reich Motorhome Weight Control - up to 1500kg

Caravan Weight Control gives you 100% control over the total weight an

Caravan Weight Control gives you 100% control over the total weight and the partial weights of the individiual wheels. Using the handy balance you may easily prevent excess and uneven loads which may have a negative impactg on vehicle handling. The CWC scale is compact a...

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£184.38 (inc VAT)   £218.62

ReichTLC Digital Towbar Load Control (Nose Weight)

Reich Electronic nose weight gauge TLC. Digital measuring, Accurate r

Reich Electronic nose weight gauge TLC. Digital measuring, Accurate readout, Added safety, Compact Design

£35.03 (inc VAT)   £40.91

Bradley D201CI Coupling Plated

Cast 50mm coupling for all trailers not requiring brakes. Plated co

Cast 50mm coupling for all trailers not requiring brakes. Plated coupling

£35.99 (inc VAT)   £66.83

Bradley Hitch 50mm Cast Coupling

Bradley Hitch 50mm Cast Coupling Height: 14cm Width: 24cm L

Bradley Hitch 50mm Cast Coupling Height: 14cm Width: 24cm Length: 7cm Weight: 3.592kg Universal fixing base, Suitable for unbaked trailers up to 1,400kg (max 750kg for highway use)

£64.39 (inc VAT)   £74.23

Quick Mount Number Plate Holder

Universal fitting number plate holder.

Universal fitting number plate holder.

£2.90 (inc VAT)   £5.50

ReichTLC Digital Towbar Load Control (Nose Weight) - Twin Axle

Reich Electronic nose weight gauge TLC. Digital measuring, Accurate r

Reich Electronic nose weight gauge TLC. Digital measuring, Accurate readout, Added safety, Compact Design. For twin axle caravan

£46.87 (inc VAT)   £62.48

Trailer Drop Catch 19mm Diameter Bolt ((pair)

•Trailer Drop catch •Bolt on c/w self-locking nut & washer •Bolt dia

•Trailer Drop catch •Bolt on c/w self-locking nut & washer •Bolt dia 19mm HEIGHT: 18cm WIDTH: 11.5cm LENGTH: 2cm WEIGHT: 0.252kg

£4.75 (inc VAT)   £5.00

Number plate clips

Allow the interchange of number plates on a trailer

Allow the interchange of number plates on a trailer

£10.43 (inc VAT)   

Towballs and fittings for your caravan or trailer. Trailer hitches, drop plates, spacers, everything you would require.

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