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What are Alko Stabilisers?

In this post, we’ll go over everything you need to learn about Alko Stabilisers for you to be confident when setting up and working with one.

What is Alko Stabilisers?

Alko Stabilisers are usually used on caravans as they can help ensure that there’s sufficient distance between the car and the caravan’s bumper. The Alko Stabiliser is classified by its bigger coupling head and the red handle. Because of the bigger Alko coupling head than the typical caravan, it is important ensure that you have enough space to operate in a safe manner.

Prior to using an Alko Stabiliser, make sure you have the following information.

Before using an Alko stabilizer make sure that the towball is clean of grease, dirt and oil. It ought to be simple to clean using any spirit that is methylated or similar to a wipe however , it’s crucial to remember that this procedure must be carried out every time you replace the vehicle that you’re towing.

Why do you need an Alko Stabiliser?

The simplicity of the Alko Stabiliser and the lack of adjustments when it is in use have made it an extremely popular alternative in blade stabilisers. If you are towing your caravan it is important to allow yourself more room to drive and pay extra attention when you accelerate and brake. Also, if a good stabiliser isn’t fitted, this can lead to’snaking’. Snaking happens when the caravan starts to shift between sides, but away from the vehicle. It can result in damages to towbars or other vehicles, which could result in a vehicle that is flipped. Alko Stabilisers will help with stabilising your caravan to ensure you’re less likely of this happening.

What Towbar should I use when using the Alko Stabiliser?

If you’re in search of a fixed towbar for towing the caravan that has an Alko Stabiliser we would suggest purchasing the swan neck type of towbar because they’re much more in sync with Alko’s Stabiliser than a towbar with a flange. Towbars with fixed swan necks or detachable ones are created specifically with the idea of clearance in mind which makes ideal when towing a caravan. Swan necks are also less likely to activate parking sensors on your car and makes it simpler to reverse in difficult places. In addition the hitch is larger than the typical hitch and isn’t compatible using a fixed flange towbar. The towbar should be always extended.