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We explain all technical terms to you.

Since the field of towbars, electrical sets, roof boxes and bike carriers is very complex, we have explained the most important terms for you, because we don't want to leave you out in the cold.

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  • 7-pin
    7-pin
    The 7-pin electrical set is normally used for small load trailers. It is not possible to connect a reversing light.
    7-pin
    7-pin
    The 7-pin electrical set is normally used for small load trailers. It is not possible to connect a reversing light.
  • 13-pin
    13-pin
    The 13-pin electrical set has already become a necessity in many new trailers (reversing light is available at the trailer). All possibilities are open to you in this electrical set. You can use bike carriers, caravans and even small load trailers on 7-pin with an adapter. In addition, it is possible to make use of the inner lighting of a horse trailer or a refrigerator in the caravan by using the expansion set for continuous current and earthing.
    13-pin
    13-pin
    The 13-pin electrical set has already become a necessity in many new trailers (reversing light is available at the trailer). All possibilities are open to you in this electrical set. You can use bike carriers, caravans and even small load trailers on 7-pin with an adapter. In addition, it is possible to make use of the inner lighting of a horse trailer or a refrigerator in the caravan by using the expansion set for continuous current and earthing.
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  • Activation
    Activation
    Activation means that all functions of the electrical set must be activated so that they can be used. This is normally done in every specialist workshop without any problem with a diagnostic tester. Normally, the functions like rear fog lamp or PDC cut-off are possible only after activation.
    Activation
    Activation
    Activation means that all functions of the electrical set must be activated so that they can be used. This is normally done in every specialist workshop without any problem with a diagnostic tester. Normally, the functions like rear fog lamp or PDC cut-off are possible only after activation.
  • Adapter
    Adapter
    An adapter is necessary e.g. when one has 13-pin electrical set, but wants to pull a 7-pin trailer. One needs an adapter here from 13 to 7-pin.

    It is also possible to use an adapter from 7 to 13-pin. It must be noted here that only the fit is adapted, but not the function. This means that the function of the reversing light on the trailer is not adapted.
    Adapter
    Adapter
    An adapter is necessary e.g. when one has 13-pin electrical set, but wants to pull a 7-pin trailer. One needs an adapter here from 13 to 7-pin.

    It is also possible to use an adapter from 7 to 13-pin. It must be noted here that only the fit is adapted, but not the function. This means that the function of the reversing light on the trailer is not adapted.
  • Aluminium rail profile
    Aluminium rail profile
    The aluminium rail profile is a roof carrier with oval cross-section in silver. This shape of roof carrier is selected mostly because of its looks. While selecting the matching roof box or bike carrier, the maximum dimensions the roof carrier may have must be checked exactly.

    The benefit of this roof carrier is that roof boxes and bike carriers can be fixed in many cases with the help of T-slot adapters.
    Aluminium rail profile
    Aluminium rail profile
    The aluminium rail profile is a roof carrier with oval cross-section in silver. This shape of roof carrier is selected mostly because of its looks. While selecting the matching roof box or bike carrier, the maximum dimensions the roof carrier may have must be checked exactly.

    The benefit of this roof carrier is that roof boxes and bike carriers can be fixed in many cases with the help of T-slot adapters.
  • American light switching system
    American light switching system
    In the American light switching system the blinking and brake lights are present in one lamp body and are operated by means of a filament. The blinkers glow in red.
    American light switching system
    American light switching system
    In the American light switching system the blinking and brake lights are present in one lamp body and are operated by means of a filament. The blinkers glow in red.
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  • Ball head
    Ball head
    The ball head is the part of the towbar, on which the coupling claw of the trailer or of the bike carrier is fixed. The normal dimension is 50 mm. If the diameter of the ball head is below 49 mm, it must be replaced.
    Ball head
    Ball head
    The ball head is the part of the towbar, on which the coupling claw of the trailer or of the bike carrier is fixed. The normal dimension is 50 mm. If the diameter of the ball head is below 49 mm, it must be replaced.
  • Ball rod
    Ball rod
    Together with the ball head, the ball rod is part of the towbar, which is necessary for attaching the trailer or the bike carrier.
    Ball rod
    Ball rod
    Together with the ball head, the ball rod is part of the towbar, which is necessary for attaching the trailer or the bike carrier.
  • Bumper base support
    Bumper base support
    The bumper base support is mounted in the bumper and reinforces it. However, at the same time, it is also needed in some vehicles for attaching the towbar and the bumper. This base support is necessary only for some vehicles or towbars. If this is the case, the bumper base support is shown to you as accessory along with the towbar.
    Bumper base support
    Bumper base support
    The bumper base support is mounted in the bumper and reinforces it. However, at the same time, it is also needed in some vehicles for attaching the towbar and the bumper. This base support is necessary only for some vehicles or towbars. If this is the case, the bumper base support is shown to you as accessory along with the towbar.
  • Bumper cover
    Bumper cover
    In many removable towbars, cutting out the bumper is necessary. In order that the cut out is not visible when the ball head is removed, the bumper cover is fixed here. It must be noted that not every bumper cut out can be covered. This depends upon the manufacturer of the towbar and on the vehicle.
    Bumper cover
    Bumper cover
    In many removable towbars, cutting out the bumper is necessary. In order that the cut out is not visible when the ball head is removed, the bumper cover is fixed here. It must be noted that not every bumper cut out can be covered. This depends upon the manufacturer of the towbar and on the vehicle.
  • Bumper processing
    Bumper processing
    This means that a cutting out of the bumper must be done. The cutting out can be necessary in the visible or not visible (lower side of the bumper) area of the bumper. The exact dimensions are given in the installation instructions of the towbar.
    Bumper processing
    Bumper processing
    This means that a cutting out of the bumper must be done. The cutting out can be necessary in the visible or not visible (lower side of the bumper) area of the bumper. The exact dimensions are given in the installation instructions of the towbar.
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  • can be diagnosed
    can be diagnosed
    This is possible only in case of data bus electrical sets. With the help of a diagnostic tester, the faults of the vehicle can be diagnosed in a specialist workshop.
    can be diagnosed
    can be diagnosed
    This is possible only in case of data bus electrical sets. With the help of a diagnostic tester, the faults of the vehicle can be diagnosed in a specialist workshop.
  • Changing system
    Changing system
    A changing system establishes the connection between the towing hitch and the flange ball or the open-end towbar. It is possible to fix the flange ball and the open-end towbar on a single changing plate. In this way, one can easily change between flange ball and open-end towbar. The flange ball and the open-end towbar need not always be connected with screws. One can change these with a changing system using only a few hand grips.
    Changing system
    Changing system
    A changing system establishes the connection between the towing hitch and the flange ball or the open-end towbar. It is possible to fix the flange ball and the open-end towbar on a single changing plate. In this way, one can easily change between flange ball and open-end towbar. The flange ball and the open-end towbar need not always be connected with screws. One can change these with a changing system using only a few hand grips.
  • Check-Control
    Check-Control
    Check control implies devices in the vehicle, which monitor the lighting of the vehicle and show possible faults. This display is done visually or audibly and can be included in info-displays or on-board computers. Since in case of these vehicles, the trailer is to be operated independent of the vehicle lighting, the so-called electrical sets for check control are necessary or expandable electrical sets with check-control interface, in order to rule out damages to vehicle electronics. Electrical sets with check-control interface must be supplemented in case a check-control system with an expansion set is available.
    Check-Control
    Check-Control
    Check control implies devices in the vehicle, which monitor the lighting of the vehicle and show possible faults. This display is done visually or audibly and can be included in info-displays or on-board computers. Since in case of these vehicles, the trailer is to be operated independent of the vehicle lighting, the so-called electrical sets for check control are necessary or expandable electrical sets with check-control interface, in order to rule out damages to vehicle electronics. Electrical sets with check-control interface must be supplemented in case a check-control system with an expansion set is available.
  • Clamp system
    Clamp system
    A U-clamp is fixed here all around the roof carrier. The mounting is done with the help of clamps and tommy nuts without additional tools. Depending upon the model, roof boxes are suitable for roof carriers with width of 42 mm to 70 mm.
    Clamp system
    Clamp system
    A U-clamp is fixed here all around the roof carrier. The mounting is done with the help of clamps and tommy nuts without additional tools. Depending upon the model, roof boxes are suitable for roof carriers with width of 42 mm to 70 mm.
  • Coil springs
    Coil springs
    In case of these springs, the spring elements are spiral (similar as in case of a ball-point pen) and are installed vertically in the vehicle.
    Coil springs
    Coil springs
    In case of these springs, the spring elements are spiral (similar as in case of a ball-point pen) and are installed vertically in the vehicle.
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  • D-value
    D-value
    The D-value of a towbar is the basis for calculating the permissible trailer load. Once determined and checked through a suitable design, it remains unchanged.
    D-value
    D-value
    The D-value of a towbar is the basis for calculating the permissible trailer load. Once determined and checked through a suitable design, it remains unchanged.
  • Data bus
    Data bus
    The data bus electrical set is connected directly to the data bus system already present in the vehicle. A defect in the trailer is shown by the system available in the vehicle. Other systems e.g. PDC cut-off in trailer operation or trailer stabilisation can also be used through activation. There is no need to install an indicator light.
    Data bus
    Data bus
    The data bus electrical set is connected directly to the data bus system already present in the vehicle. A defect in the trailer is shown by the system available in the vehicle. Other systems e.g. PDC cut-off in trailer operation or trailer stabilisation can also be used through activation. There is no need to install an indicator light.
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  • Electrical set
    Electrical set
    The term ESP stands for 'Electronic Stability Programme'. This is an electronic mechanism integrated in many cars, which helps to keep the car under control even in critical situations. ESP detects the spinning wheels and automatically brakes them in such a way that they get the grip again and the car remains stable.
    Electrical set
    Electrical set
    The term ESP stands for 'Electronic Stability Programme'. This is an electronic mechanism integrated in many cars, which helps to keep the car under control even in critical situations. ESP detects the spinning wheels and automatically brakes them in such a way that they get the grip again and the car remains stable.
  • Electrical set, specific
    Electrical set, specific
    This electrical set is tuned directly to the respective vehicle. It normally has compact plugs, which are connected with the related plugs of rear lights at the vehicle or to the corresponding node points. The socket is already completely connected in many cases. The cable length is always designed for the respective vehicle and the installation instructions are created especially for the vehicle.
    Electrical set, specific
    Electrical set, specific
    This electrical set is tuned directly to the respective vehicle. It normally has compact plugs, which are connected with the related plugs of rear lights at the vehicle or to the corresponding node points. The socket is already completely connected in many cases. The cable length is always designed for the respective vehicle and the installation instructions are created especially for the vehicle.
  • Electrical set, universal
    Electrical set, universal
    This is an electrical set that matches several types of vehicles and is connected to the rear lights with the help of quick cable connectors. No pre-fabricated plugs are available here. Here, each individually needed cable of the rear lights must be connected with the cable harness of the electrical set by means of quick cable connectors. The pins of the socket are to be screwed individually with the cables of the electrical set. The universal electrical sets are suitable for all vehicles that do not have a pre-fabricated cable harness. The cable length is thereby adequate for almost all vehicles.
    Electrical set, universal
    Electrical set, universal
    This is an electrical set that matches several types of vehicles and is connected to the rear lights with the help of quick cable connectors. No pre-fabricated plugs are available here. Here, each individually needed cable of the rear lights must be connected with the cable harness of the electrical set by means of quick cable connectors. The pins of the socket are to be screwed individually with the cables of the electrical set. The universal electrical sets are suitable for all vehicles that do not have a pre-fabricated cable harness. The cable length is thereby adequate for almost all vehicles.
  • Electronic stability programme (ESP)
    Electronic stability programme (ESP)
    The term ESP stands for 'Electronic Stability Programme'. This is an electronic mechanism integrated in many cars, which helps to keep the car under control even in critical situations. ESP detects the spinning wheels and automatically brakes them in such a way that they get the grip again and the car remains stable.
    Electronic stability programme (ESP)
    Electronic stability programme (ESP)
    The term ESP stands for 'Electronic Stability Programme'. This is an electronic mechanism integrated in many cars, which helps to keep the car under control even in critical situations. ESP detects the spinning wheels and automatically brakes them in such a way that they get the grip again and the car remains stable.
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  • Flange ball
    Flange ball
    The function of the flange ball is the same as the ball rod of a towbar. In many cases, it can be replaced with another flange ball in case of towing hitch.
    Flange ball
    Flange ball
    The function of the flange ball is the same as the ball rod of a towbar. In many cases, it can be replaced with another flange ball in case of towing hitch.
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  • Gas springs
    Gas springs
    The gas springs installed in the roof boxes ease out the opening of the roof box. The springs are similar to the ones in the boot of a car.
    Gas springs
    Gas springs
    The gas springs installed in the roof boxes ease out the opening of the roof box. The springs are similar to the ones in the boot of a car.
  • Grip system
    Grip system
    In case of grip systems, the roof box is fixed on the roof carrier with clamps that "dig their claws". Fast grip systems are suitable for roof carriers up to 90 mm and a maximum payload of 50 kg. The power grip systems are suitable for roof carriers up to 80 mm and a maximum payload of 75 kg.
    Grip system
    Grip system
    In case of grip systems, the roof box is fixed on the roof carrier with clamps that "dig their claws". Fast grip systems are suitable for roof carriers up to 90 mm and a maximum payload of 50 kg. The power grip systems are suitable for roof carriers up to 80 mm and a maximum payload of 75 kg.
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  • Hatchback
    Hatchback
    n case of a hatchback model, the rear windscreen of the vehicle is integrated in the boot of the vehicle.
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
    n case of a hatchback model, the rear windscreen of the vehicle is integrated in the boot of the vehicle.
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  • Leaf springs
    Leaf springs
    Leaf springs are several metal plates connected in a packet of spring hanger used in vans or all-terrain vehicles. That is, in vehicles with a higher payload.
    Leaf springs
    Leaf springs
    Leaf springs are several metal plates connected in a packet of spring hanger used in vans or all-terrain vehicles. That is, in vehicles with a higher payload.
  • Level regulation
    Level regulation
    If a vehicle is fitted with automatic level regulation, it gets stabilised again to the original height after it is loaded. This returning back can take place immediately after loading or after the car has travelled some distance. In case of manual level regulation, one must fill up or let out the air manually."
    Level regulation
    Level regulation
    If a vehicle is fitted with automatic level regulation, it gets stabilised again to the original height after it is loaded. This returning back can take place immediately after loading or after the car has travelled some distance. In case of manual level regulation, one must fill up or let out the air manually."
  • Light bar
    Light bar
    With the help of a light bar, all functions of the socket of the 7 and 13-pin electrical set can be checked. The check cannot be done without errors with a multimeter or diode testing unit.
    Light bar
    Light bar
    With the help of a light bar, all functions of the socket of the 7 and 13-pin electrical set can be checked. The check cannot be done without errors with a multimeter or diode testing unit.
M
  • Multicon
    Multicon
    Eine Multicon-Steckdose ist eine 13-polige Steckdose mit 7 Hauptsteckverbindern und 6 ringförmigen Flachsteckern, in die ein 7-poliger-DIN-Stecker oder ein 13-poliger-Multicon-Stecker passt.
    Multicon
    Multicon
    Eine Multicon-Steckdose ist eine 13-polige Steckdose mit 7 Hauptsteckverbindern und 6 ringförmigen Flachsteckern, in die ein 7-poliger-DIN-Stecker oder ein 13-poliger-Multicon-Stecker passt.
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  • Notchback
    Notchback
    In case of a notchback model only the boot lid opens. The rear windscreen is separate and does not open with it.
    Notchback
    Notchback
    In case of a notchback model only the boot lid opens. The rear windscreen is separate and does not open with it.
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  • On-board computer
    On-board computer
    An on-board computer shows data like fuel consumption, charging status of the battery and many other things. A check-control system is also often available in the on-board computer.
    On-board computer
    On-board computer
    An on-board computer shows data like fuel consumption, charging status of the battery and many other things. A check-control system is also often available in the on-board computer.
  • Open-end towbar
    Open-end towbar
    An open-end towbar has a function similar to that of a ball rod or the flange ball of a towbar or of a towing hitch. It is thus the coupling point for trailers with an eyelet.
    Open-end towbar
    Open-end towbar
    An open-end towbar has a function similar to that of a ball rod or the flange ball of a towbar or of a towing hitch. It is thus the coupling point for trailers with an eyelet.
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  • Parktronic System (PDC)
    Parktronic System (PDC)
    Parktronic is also known as EPH, PDC, APS or simply parking assistance system. The parking assistance system monitors the space behind and also often in front of the vehicle and possible obstacles are shown visually or acoustically as soon as the car is put in reverse gear. In case of an acoustic signal, the frequency (time interval of the tones) increases the closer the vehicle comes to an obstacle.
    Parktronic System (PDC)
    Parktronic System (PDC)
    Parktronic is also known as EPH, PDC, APS or simply parking assistance system. The parking assistance system monitors the space behind and also often in front of the vehicle and possible obstacles are shown visually or acoustically as soon as the car is put in reverse gear. In case of an acoustic signal, the frequency (time interval of the tones) increases the closer the vehicle comes to an obstacle.
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  • Rear Electric Centre (REC)
    Rear Electric Centre (REC)
    In the models of Opel Astra H and Zafira B the so-called REC (Rear Electric Centre) is present behind the left side cladding starting with the year of make 2004.

    One differentiates between models with and without preparation. In case of prepared models, a free 14-fold slot (similar to Scart) is present in this REC. If this is the case, please order for your vehicle the electrical set with preparation we are offering. If your vehicle does not have this prepared slot, then please use the electrical set 'without preparation'.

    It should always be checked, whether your vehicle has the above mentioned preparation, because only the electrical set with or without preparation is matching (depending upon the vehicle).
    Rear Electric Centre (REC)
    Rear Electric Centre (REC)
    In the models of Opel Astra H and Zafira B the so-called REC (Rear Electric Centre) is present behind the left side cladding starting with the year of make 2004.

    One differentiates between models with and without preparation. In case of prepared models, a free 14-fold slot (similar to Scart) is present in this REC. If this is the case, please order for your vehicle the electrical set with preparation we are offering. If your vehicle does not have this prepared slot, then please use the electrical set 'without preparation'.

    It should always be checked, whether your vehicle has the above mentioned preparation, because only the electrical set with or without preparation is matching (depending upon the vehicle).
  • Relay
    Relay
    The delivery scope of the electrical set contains an indicator light (also known as C2 light), which is responsible for the trailer blinker monitoring. The indicator light must be installed in the viewing field of the driver.
    Relay
    Relay
    The delivery scope of the electrical set contains an indicator light (also known as C2 light), which is responsible for the trailer blinker monitoring. The indicator light must be installed in the viewing field of the driver.
  • Roll damping system
    Roll damping system
    The roll damping system is fixed at the drawbar of the trailer. It prevents a jumping or careening of the trailer in case the road is uneven. This system is recommended in case of heavy trailers. Older roll damping systems demand a minimum extent of trailer load, in order to ensure a smooth functioning
    Roll damping system
    Roll damping system
    The roll damping system is fixed at the drawbar of the trailer. It prevents a jumping or careening of the trailer in case the road is uneven. This system is recommended in case of heavy trailers. Older roll damping systems demand a minimum extent of trailer load, in order to ensure a smooth functioning
  • Roof carriers
    Roof carriers
    The roof carrier is the connection between the roof box and the vehicle roof. Depending upon the vehicle, there are different fixing systems for roof carriers. The roof box itself is then fixed on the roof carrier. The roof carrier is absolutely necessary for fixing the roof box.
    Roof carriers
    Roof carriers
    The roof carrier is the connection between the roof box and the vehicle roof. Depending upon the vehicle, there are different fixing systems for roof carriers. The roof box itself is then fixed on the roof carrier. The roof carrier is absolutely necessary for fixing the roof box.
  • Roof Carrier, specific
    Roof Carrier, specific
    This is a roof carrier that matches exclusively your vehicle type. When you select your vehicle via the code number search or via the step-by-step search, only the matching article for your vehicle is shown to you after you select the area Specific roof carrier.
    Roof Carrier, specific
    Roof Carrier, specific
    This is a roof carrier that matches exclusively your vehicle type. When you select your vehicle via the code number search or via the step-by-step search, only the matching article for your vehicle is shown to you after you select the area Specific roof carrier.
  • Roof Carrier, universal
    Roof Carrier, universal
    This is a roof carrier that matches different vehicle types. With the help of the specified dimensions you must check whether it can be fitted on your vehicle. In case of some articles, a list of recommendations of the manufacturer is also stored, with the help of which you can also check this.
    Roof Carrier, universal
    Roof Carrier, universal
    This is a roof carrier that matches different vehicle types. With the help of the specified dimensions you must check whether it can be fitted on your vehicle. In case of some articles, a list of recommendations of the manufacturer is also stored, with the help of which you can also check this.
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  • Socket
    Socket
    Electricity is supplied to the vehicle trailer by means of a socket. A towbar is always delivered with an electrical set, the socket is part of the electrical set and the socket is normally mounted directly near the ball heat attachment.
    Socket
    Socket
    Electricity is supplied to the vehicle trailer by means of a socket. A towbar is always delivered with an electrical set, the socket is part of the electrical set and the socket is normally mounted directly near the ball heat attachment.
  • Spare part
    Spare part
    For this, please select the corresponding form from "Service" in the area "Download". You can fill it online, print it, sign it and fax to us at 0180 – 5 21 29 32 or send by e-mail. It is also very helpful, if you specify the spare part needed on the installation instructions. Please always specify a call-back number where you can be reached. Open questions can be clarified as quickly as possible in this way.
    Spare part
    Spare part
    For this, please select the corresponding form from "Service" in the area "Download". You can fill it online, print it, sign it and fax to us at 0180 – 5 21 29 32 or send by e-mail. It is also very helpful, if you specify the spare part needed on the installation instructions. Please always specify a call-back number where you can be reached. Open questions can be clarified as quickly as possible in this way.
  • Square profile
    Square profile
    A square roof carrier profile is a roof carrier that has a square cross-section and is covered with a black plastic sheath.
    Square profile
    Square profile
    A square roof carrier profile is a roof carrier that has a square cross-section and is covered with a black plastic sheath.
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  • Top-Tronic
    Top-Tronic
    The scope of delivery of the electrical set includes a trailer control unit (also known as module), which is responsible for the trailer blinker monitoring. A defective blinker at the trailer is indicated by an increased blinking frequency in the vehicle.

    Given the large number of modules, it is important for the flawless functioning that the modules are supplied with 12 Volt continuous current. More information about connecting the electrical set in your vehicle is given in the sample installation instructions
    Top-Tronic
    Top-Tronic
    The scope of delivery of the electrical set includes a trailer control unit (also known as module), which is responsible for the trailer blinker monitoring. A defective blinker at the trailer is indicated by an increased blinking frequency in the vehicle.

    Given the large number of modules, it is important for the flawless functioning that the modules are supplied with 12 Volt continuous current. More information about connecting the electrical set in your vehicle is given in the sample installation instructions
  • Towbar
    Towbar
    A towbar, also known as tow coupling, is a device, with which a vehicle (car, truck, bus, van) is connected with a trailer. Depending upon the vehicle and trailer, there are different models that are explained in detail here.
    Towbar
    Towbar
    A towbar, also known as tow coupling, is a device, with which a vehicle (car, truck, bus, van) is connected with a trailer. Depending upon the vehicle and trailer, there are different models that are explained in detail here.
  • Towbar, fully automatic system
    Towbar, fully automatic system
    The ball rod is unlocked by means of a rotating wheel or a locking lever. The rotating wheel can be rotated by pulling or pushing it till it engages. Only then it is possible to remove the ball rod. Upon placing the ball rod again, it is pressed in the intake with the raised rotating wheel till the wheel jumps back and hence engages. The benefit of the fully automatic system is that it can be locked and is suitable for all types of trailers. In addition, the fully automatic systems are characterised by high using comfort, an especially high load carrying capacity and life span.
    Towbar, fully automatic system
    Towbar, fully automatic system
    The ball rod is unlocked by means of a rotating wheel or a locking lever. The rotating wheel can be rotated by pulling or pushing it till it engages. Only then it is possible to remove the ball rod. Upon placing the ball rod again, it is pressed in the intake with the raised rotating wheel till the wheel jumps back and hence engages. The benefit of the fully automatic system is that it can be locked and is suitable for all types of trailers. In addition, the fully automatic systems are characterised by high using comfort, an especially high load carrying capacity and life span.
  • Towbar, hand and lever system
    Towbar, hand and lever system
    The ball rod is unlocked by means of a rotating wheel or a locking lever. The rotating wheel can be rotated by pulling or pushing it till it engages. Only then it is possible to remove the ball rod. Upon placing the ball rod again, it is pressed in the intake with the raised rotating wheel till the wheel jumps back and hence engages. The benefit of the fully automatic system is that it can be locked and is suitable for all types of trailers. In addition, the fully automatic systems are characterised by high using comfort, an especially high load carrying capacity and life span.
    Towbar, hand and lever system
    Towbar, hand and lever system
    The ball rod is unlocked by means of a rotating wheel or a locking lever. The rotating wheel can be rotated by pulling or pushing it till it engages. Only then it is possible to remove the ball rod. Upon placing the ball rod again, it is pressed in the intake with the raised rotating wheel till the wheel jumps back and hence engages. The benefit of the fully automatic system is that it can be locked and is suitable for all types of trailers. In addition, the fully automatic systems are characterised by high using comfort, an especially high load carrying capacity and life span.
  • Towbar, inserted diagonally from below
    Towbar, inserted diagonally from below
    be locked. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
    Towbar, inserted diagonally from below
    Towbar, inserted diagonally from below
    be locked. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
  • Towbar, inserted from behind
    Towbar, inserted from behind
    This is an economical design of the removable towbars. In some vehicle models, it is necessary to process the bumpers which cannot be covered. As such, the ball attachment remains visible when the ball head is removed. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
    Towbar, inserted from behind
    Towbar, inserted from behind
    This is an economical design of the removable towbars. In some vehicle models, it is necessary to process the bumpers which cannot be covered. As such, the ball attachment remains visible when the ball head is removed. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
  • Towbar, inserted from below
    Towbar, inserted from below
    The system inserted from below is visually the best looking design of the removable towbars. The ball attachment disappears completely below the vehicle so that the looks of the vehicle remain unchanged. If it is necessary to cut out the bumper, we also offer a matching cover as accessory with the towbar for many vehicles. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
    Towbar, inserted from below
    Towbar, inserted from below
    The system inserted from below is visually the best looking design of the removable towbars. The ball attachment disappears completely below the vehicle so that the looks of the vehicle remain unchanged. If it is necessary to cut out the bumper, we also offer a matching cover as accessory with the towbar for many vehicles. You can read in the article details of the towbar, whether this is the case with your vehicle.
  • Towbar, pivoting
    Towbar, pivoting
    In case of a pivoting towbar, the ball head is always joined permanently with the crossbar. This system is fitted with a hand wheel, which must be activated so that the ball head folds downward. The ball head engages in the end position when it is pressed slightly. For pivoting away, the hand wheel is activated and the ball head is removed from the lock by lifting it slightly. The ball head can now be engaged again below the vehicle.
    Towbar, pivoting
    Towbar, pivoting
    In case of a pivoting towbar, the ball head is always joined permanently with the crossbar. This system is fitted with a hand wheel, which must be activated so that the ball head folds downward. The ball head engages in the end position when it is pressed slightly. For pivoting away, the hand wheel is activated and the ball head is removed from the lock by lifting it slightly. The ball head can now be engaged again below the vehicle.
  • Towbar, removable
    Towbar, removable
    In case of a removable towbar, you can remove the ball head. In doing so, it must be noted that the ball head is always removed when not in use. There are 2 removable systems. Firstly, the hand and lever system and secondly the fully automatic system.
    Towbar, removable
    Towbar, removable
    In case of a removable towbar, you can remove the ball head. In doing so, it must be noted that the ball head is always removed when not in use. There are 2 removable systems. Firstly, the hand and lever system and secondly the fully automatic system.
  • Towbar, rigid design
    Towbar, rigid design
    In case of a rigid towbar, the ball head is always joined permanently with the crossbar (screw connected or welded) and thus always remains visible. Even when the ball head of the towbar is connected with screws, it is not allowed to remove it, because in this case the operation permit of the vehicle becomes null and void.
    Towbar, rigid design
    Towbar, rigid design
    In case of a rigid towbar, the ball head is always joined permanently with the crossbar (screw connected or welded) and thus always remains visible. Even when the ball head of the towbar is connected with screws, it is not allowed to remove it, because in this case the operation permit of the vehicle becomes null and void.
  • Towing hitch
    Towing hitch
    A towing hitch is a special form of a towbar, in which a flange ball is mounted instead of a ball head. Different flange balls can be used in the towing hitches. This kind of towbar is recommended in case of vans, because one can optimally set the height of this with different flange balls.
    Towing hitch
    Towing hitch
    A towing hitch is a special form of a towbar, in which a flange ball is mounted instead of a ball head. Different flange balls can be used in the towing hitches. This kind of towbar is recommended in case of vans, because one can optimally set the height of this with different flange balls.
  • Trailer stabilisation
    Trailer stabilisation
    The electronic trailer stabilisation is a sub-function of the electronic stabilisation program ESP (also DSC, DSCT ...). The system detects an instability of the vehicle caused by the trailer pulled along at a travel speed that has not been adjusted. The trailer is stabilised by specifically reducing the engine torque and by properly braking specific wheels. The trailer stabilisation thus makes an important contribution towards enhancing the driving safety.
    Trailer stabilisation
    Trailer stabilisation
    The electronic trailer stabilisation is a sub-function of the electronic stabilisation program ESP (also DSC, DSCT ...). The system detects an instability of the vehicle caused by the trailer pulled along at a travel speed that has not been adjusted. The trailer is stabilised by specifically reducing the engine torque and by properly braking specific wheels. The trailer stabilisation thus makes an important contribution towards enhancing the driving safety.
  • TÜV acceptance
    TÜV acceptance
    For all towbars already tested according to the European standard (test mark starting with 'e'), an acceptance by TÜV is no longer required. It suffices to carry along the installation instructions of the towbar in the vehicle. This acts as ABE. Upon the next amendment of the vehicle papers e.g. change of residence or entry of additional wheel-tyre combination, it is necessary to enter the towbar in the vehicle papers.

    For towbars with a German test mark (M or F), a TÜV acceptance as well as an immediate entry in the vehicle papers after installing the towbar is necessary.

    The towbars with a single acceptance (TP test mark) have an assessment prepared separately for each towbar. After installing the towbar, an acceptance by TÜV and an entry in the vehicle papers is necessary.
    TÜV acceptance
    TÜV acceptance
    For all towbars already tested according to the European standard (test mark starting with 'e'), an acceptance by TÜV is no longer required. It suffices to carry along the installation instructions of the towbar in the vehicle. This acts as ABE. Upon the next amendment of the vehicle papers e.g. change of residence or entry of additional wheel-tyre combination, it is necessary to enter the towbar in the vehicle papers.

    For towbars with a German test mark (M or F), a TÜV acceptance as well as an immediate entry in the vehicle papers after installing the towbar is necessary.

    The towbars with a single acceptance (TP test mark) have an assessment prepared separately for each towbar. After installing the towbar, an acceptance by TÜV and an entry in the vehicle papers is necessary.
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  • Vehicle
    Vehicle
    A vehicle, in short car (also automobile, earlier motor car) is a multi-track motor vehicle used for transporting persons (car, bus) and goods (truck). Colloquially - and in this article too - car is mostly termed as vehicle, whose design is meant mainly for transporting persons and which may be driven with a car driving license.
    Vehicle
    Vehicle
    A vehicle, in short car (also automobile, earlier motor car) is a multi-track motor vehicle used for transporting persons (car, bus) and goods (truck). Colloquially - and in this article too - car is mostly termed as vehicle, whose design is meant mainly for transporting persons and which may be driven with a car driving license.