39 Enterprise Drive, Braintree, Essex CM7 2DG

01376 350123

Essex Towbars Ltd is part of Starmo Auto Electrics Ltd

Essex Towbars Ltd

Others copy our name, but we are the original!

Call 01376 350123

Competitive Pricing

Quality and Appearance

Major Brands

Witter Towbars
Brink Towbars
Tow Trust Towbars
Westfalia Towbars

Accessories

Trained Technicians

Cycle Racks

Towbar fitting by the professionals in Essex

When you call us you will speak to one of our experienced tehnicians who can answer ALL your questions and give you the best possible advice. If our lines are busy, leave a message and we WILL phone you back.

We can talk you through your options and book you in straight away!

If our lines are busy, leave a message and we WILL call you back

Towbar fitting by the professionals in Essex

When you call us you will speak to one of our experienced tehnicians who can answer ALL your questions and give you the best possible advice.

If our lines are busy, leave a message and we WILL phone you back.

TOWBARS

Choosing the towbar type is all down to choice, in most cases any type will fit your vehicle.

If you still have questions, give us a call, we can advise you on which one looks best on your vehicle. 

We stock all the major brands, most with lifetime guarantee.

50mm Towball
50mm Flange Towball
Swan Neck Towbar
Swan Neck
Detachable Towbar
Detachable

Choosing Your Electrics

Deciding which electrics you need can be a daunting task, but it really comes down to how you are going to use your towbar, whether you are going to pull a trailer or caravan, or even just fit a bike rack.

Vehicle Specific Electrics

What are vehicle specific electrics, and do you need them?

We advise the fitting of specific electric kits as they connect into the vehicles wiring harness as the vehicle manufacturers intended and they include all the required relays etc, so they are the same as main dealers use when fitting a towbar.

They also connect the towing electrics to onboard safety and convenience systems, such as stability,  braking, and sometimes cooling systems.

Importantly they do NOT invalidate any manufactuers warranties, and will ensure the onboard systems work correctly.

Some vehicles also need a software update which we can carry out on most vehicles. Please check with us to confirm we can do your vehicle.

13 Pin Socket

13 Pin Socket

This is the standard 13 pin system now used in the UK and Europe. This has everything needed for a caravan and is also suitable for a trailer or bike rack where a reverse light is fitted. If you are unsure what you need, this is the best option as adapters are readily available. The 13 pin plug twists into the socket providing a solid connection.

7 pin Electrics socket

7 Pin Socket 12/N

if you are towing a small trailer, an older trailer, a cycle carrier without a reverse light, or using a lighting Board then you only need single-socket electrics. This is a push in plug.

7 Pin Socket 12/S

If you are towing an older caravan with 2 electric plugs then a double socket is what you need.
The second socket provides power to the caravan lighting circuits and keeps the fridge working while you are towing.
Plus it also charges the onboard battery in the caravan.
Finally if your caravan is fitted with reversing lights, then this socket provides that circuit.

Secondary 12/s Socket

Still confused? Just contact us and we will go through the details with you.

Modern vehicle electrics have very sophisicated electrical systems, and it’s vital that the towbar electrics interconnect with the cars leveling and braking systems to ensure safety and comfort.

Our technicians are kept up to date on all aspects of the vehicles electrical operating devices, so when you are towing everything functions as it should.

Cycle Racks

We Stock Thule Cycle Racks

Carry up to 4 bikes! A towbar bike rack from Thule is a great choice if you and your friends or family want to head out on new adventures with your bikes. Finding the towbar bike rack that’s perfect for you and your car couldn’t be simpler. First, specify the number of bikes you want to carry. Then you can choose a platform for easier loading and unloading or a tiltable carrier that swings away to give you access to the boot of the car.

Thule VeloCompact 3-bike platform towbar bike rack 13-pin black/aluminium.Compact and lightweight boot access even with bikes mounted Can be extended to a 4-bike carrier
Compact and lightweight Trunk access even with bikes mounted Can be extended to a 4-bike carrier
Thule EasyFold XT 2-bike platform towbar bike rack black/aluminium Compact and fully foldable Easy to install and use Fits most bikes and ebikes

Towbar bike racks

If you’re transporting lots of heavy bikes or ebikes on your next family vacation, look no further than a towbar bike rack. These sturdy bike racks take mere minutes to install on your towbar and carry up to 4 bikes.

Accessories

50mm Towball
AlKo Ball
Pin and ball coupling
Pin & Ball
Height Adjust Coupling
Adjustable Height Coupling
Bumper Shield
Bumper Shield
Removable bumper shield
Removable Bumper Shield

We also have bumper shields to protect your bumper from being damaged as you hitch up. Adjustable height hitches to lower the towing level for higher vehicles like 4×4’s. Pin & Ball couplings, if you are towing different coupling types. ALKO Ball for caravans with ALKO Hitches/Stabilisers. Towsteps for commercial vehicles, making it easy to access the rear of the vehicle.