AL-KO stabilisers are one of the most popular, if not the most popular, ball type caravan stabiliser on the market. There is however something you need to know before you rush off and buy one of these for your caravan rig and that is they don't fit all your standard towballs. The good news is however that if you buy an AL-KO stabiliser AKS type, new from any supplier you will also get a black painted towball as part of every boxed UK stabiliser sold. The bad news is you will need to have your current towball changed to that fitted.
If you're buying a used caravan there maybe a chance that it will already have an AL-KO stabiliser fitted as part of the price or even when you buy a new caravan some dealers may include a caravan stabiliser in the price as a bit of a sweetener for you to buy. In these cases you need to check that if its from the dealer they'll include fitting the correct towball in the deal or how you can at least get the correct towball fitted before you take ownership of the caravan.
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You can purchase the AL-KO towball separately but you should be aware that other towballs will work with the stabilisers but use of any other bolt-on type towball will invalid your warranty and will not allow the stabiliser to operate correctly. With that said you should know that a swan neck towbar is suitable for use with the AL-KO Stabilisers, providing the necessary clearances can be achieved. In short check what you're buying before forking out your dosh dosh!
There are two types of towball that must never be used with any AL-KO Stabilisers. These are the bolted intype balls and the A50-1 towballs pictured left.
A final thing to note about the AL-KO stabiliser is to always remember to only attach it to a dry and free from grease towball and that any protective coating should be removed. To help protect your towball AL-KO have produced purpose made towball cover that fits and protects your precious towball.