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WESTFALIA - Supplying Towbar Solutions to the Motoring Public

Towbars engineered to precisely fit your individual vehicle & they are quick and easy to install

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OVER 700 DIFFERENT TOWBAR DESIGNS TO FIT YOUR MAKE & MODEL

Developed in close cooperation with the automotive industry and engineered to precisely fit your vehicles tow
bar mounting points. An absolutely perfect fit every time.

THE INTELLIGENT TOWING SOLUTION

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JUST A “CLICK” AND IT IS INVISIBLE
Over the weekend your towing and carrier system allows you to do many things but once done, why should it still be visible on the back of your vehicle?

The WESTFALIA coupling removes and attaches easily. The only sound you will ever hear from your WESTFALIA coupling is the “Click” when it is inserted. (This feature is not available for all makes & models)

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BUILT TO THE HIGHEST SAFETY  STANDARDS
​Every WESTFALIA towbar is designed to exceed the safety standards and to provide you with complete peace of mind.

Every towbar is powder coated and our bars meet the NZ Domestic Standard 5467 (1993) and Australia Design Regulations (ADR).
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STATE OF THE ART TOWBAR DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES,
Including 3D CAD systems, numerous welding robots, laser cutting systems, and CNC processing centres ensure custom-tailored, high-quality and perfectly constructed tow bars.

This ensures your new towbar will fit perfectly.
We can come to you to fit your new Towbar in these locations, or you can visit one of our Authorised Towbar Distributors
Auckland     |     Bay Of Plenty    |     Waikato
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FREQUENTLY ASKED  QUESTIONS

How does the Mobile Fitment Service work?

Our mobile service is available in Auckland and Waikato Regions Monday to Saturday, or In the Bay of Plenty on Saturday’s at No extra charge!! All we require is an empty boot, and a flat concrete surface. We also do fitments at our workshop at 25 Boeing Place, Mount Maunganui.

What do I need to know about Tow balls?

There are two different sizes of tow balls, 1 7/8” which is the most common in New Zealand, and 50mm which is the European sizing which most countries around the world use.

Most tow balls have their size stamped on top of them, and most trailer couplings have their size and towing capacity marked on them also. However a 1 7/8" coupling will not fit a 50mm tow ball. And a 50mm coupling will not fit a 1 7/8” coupling. The 1 7/8" tow ball fits into the 50mm trailer coupling easily but is not a secure fit, and is unsafe due to the coupling being unable to secure onto the tow ball. We can supply either 1 7/8 or 50mm tow balls, at customer’s request.

Why is using a pipe bicycle carrier illegal?

Potentially you could be breaking the law in two areas. The law clearly states that you cannot cover your vehicle rear tail lights or your registration plate. You must either attach a light board and an extra number plate. The best option is to get a WESTFALIA BC60 - Bicycle Carrier that has these features built into it.

How much can my vehicle tow?

Towing capacity is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can usually be found in the owner’s manual. It will give you an unbraked tow rating and a braked rating. The braked rating is the maximum that your vehicle is allowed/able to tow at any time. Unbraked refer’s to your trailer not having brakes, whereas Braked refer’s to your trailers brakes. Our tow bars also have a tow rating sticker on the tow bar – to manufacturer’s specifications.

What are a Westfalia A40F and A40V Coupling?

Westfalia is one of the largest tow bar manufacturers in the world. Has perfected the best in Towbar coupling systems. It is discreet, does not rattle and is fitted with a simple click. Compare the differences between the A40V & A40F
 

Can a Bicycle Carrier break my Towbar?

Absolutely, testing has shown that due to the high leverage caused by carrying too many bicycles, tow bars can fail due to the improper use of bicycle carriers. Tow bars are not made to carry the type of loads created by overloaded carriers or pipe type bicycle carriers. The further away the carrier is from the rear of your vehicle and the more bicycles you carry, the higher the forces.

The effect it causes is leverage (whilst driving bicycles tend to move and bounce on bicycle carriers, due to the road surface – there is also the downward air pressure on your bicycle’s), and therefore either causing breaks, bends or damages to your tow bar, this can also cause damages to your vehicles chassis.

All tow bars have a maximum Vertical Weight – this is what your tow bar can handle when using a bicycle carrier. In Europe special testing programs have been created to test both the bicycle carrier system and the tow bar to ensure it does not cause failure of your tow bar. We subscribe to these standards and only supply carrier systems that pass these tests. We have the safety certificate that meets all the European Safety Standards - available upon request for the WESTFALIA BC60 Bicycle Carrier.

Our recommendation is a bicycle carrier that is a platform type bicycle carrier, that sits at the same level as the tow bar - like the WESTFALIA BC60 Bicycle Carrier, which also has features like rear tail lights (indicator, reverse, brake and number plate light), number plate holder and tilt function, it also has a keyed lock onto your tow bar and bicycles.
"It's a beauty! There are no rattles and bangs while towing
(unlike my mate's Toyota one).
I booked it in and their very nice installer came to my home and installed the tow bar on to my new Kia Sorrento. It has a removable tow-ball/tongue section which is held on by a simple safety clip and an anti-rattle screw.

There is a neat rubberised ball cover & a rubber shin guard if you want to leave the tongue installed. For this installation including trailer wiring, plus bypass relay so it doesn't interfere with vehicle electrontics, the bill: $499.77!!!"  I am ecstatic -thanks to WESTFALIA!"

Pete McGregor, Auckland
WE SUPPLY TOWBARS FOR MOST MAKES OF THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES
Some conditions may apply. In some cases, because we supply OEM tow bars for certain models we cannot guarantee supply for
every make & model. In that case we will let you know where you can purchase a WESTFALIA tow bar from.
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CONTACT US

f1  07 578 1057 Phone
f1  07 578 1056 Fax
f1  0800 78 10 57 Free Phone
f2  info@westfalia-automotive.co.nz

f3  25 Boeing Place
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