I am ordering a Santa Fe today and will ask the dealer to arrange a towbar to be fitted. He will no doubt ask what type. As our 'van when we buy it will have an AlKo stabiliser, are there any issues I should be aware of re the towbar? I am aware that I can have a swan neck or a detachable or can even have the basic flange plate towbar so long as I have an AlKo ball fitted as it has a slightly longer neck to allow for the stabiliser.
Mark, as far as I am aware the only difference between a standard Tow Ball and an Alko Tow Ball is the length of the 'Neck'. The Alko Balls have a longer 'Neck' to allow clearance for the larger size of the Alko coupling head. Provided the Swan Neck or Detachable gives that clearance you can use any type of Tow Bar. The LR Disco 3 we had for our summer holidays had a detachable ball on it and we no problems with the Alko stabilizer.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel
I bought a new Santa Fe last October. While at the dealership there was a used one fitted with a fixed towbar. It looked a mess to be honest, so we opted for a detachable. The bar we have is a Witter, when removed it make the rear off the car look a lot neater.
2010 Kia Sorento KX-2 2.2 CRDi Auto / 2013 Elddis Avante 574
Witter do a detachable towbar which has a flange fitting so you can fit cycle carriers and blade type stabilisers they are ideal if you need a detachable due to your number plate position , they are a fair weight though so they are a bit of a strain fitting and removing, good exercise though Stevemc