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