AL-KO - Caravan Accessories from the German Masters
Since 1931, AL-KO have been manufacturing premium, high quality components used in the Automotive, Commercial and Leisure industry.
Quality for life represents the core value of the organisation across the extensive range of products manufactured by AL-KO in all our business areas.
The extensive range of chassis components, premium accessories and spare parts are engineered to last, ensuring whatever product you have purchased, will benefit from the generations of development and enjoy a lifetime of service.
AL-KO’s first involvement in the UK came with the purchase of the British caravan chassis manufacturer B&B Trailers Ltd in 1982. Mr Herbert Kober, one of three brothers who control the German based AL-KO Group said “The investment will enable us to regain the reputation B&B had in the past and utilizing the latest technology, which is used to test all our products at our purpose built factory in Germany will enable us to sell a new generation of products in the UK” The first galvanized bolt together chassis was first introduced in 1983 by the largest touring caravan manufacturer at the time ABI. During the following few years the AL-KO caravan chassis became the chassis of choice for the majority of caravan manufacturers, a position it holds to this day. AL-KO Kober UK manufacturing plant is based in Southam, Warwickshire.
AL-KO is the market leading manufacturers of caravan chassis and complimentary premium accessories. The lightweight vario range of chassis provides the perfect platform on which manufacturers can build their touring caravans. Rubber suspension axles and market leading overrun braking system technology combine together to offer superior stability and road holding driving characteristics.
Homestead Caravans are proud to be a “Service Centre” for such a prestigious company and are here to help and assist with any enquiries you may have. Our state-of-the-art workshop facilities are able to offer any servicing, damage repairs or fittings to AL-KO chassis’s that you may require. One of the popular items that we fit is the AL-KO ATC this safety device is designed at the initial signs of instability to control the outfit through sensitive application of the brakes. Maximizing the chance of a safe recovery in less extreme situations such as the airstream around HGV’s, ATC allows you to approach the danger with confidence. Caravan movers are another very popular item that we fit to AL-KO chassis both single axle and twin axle, from the e-go Titanium, Truma Trumove with auto engage through to the latest Truma XT and AL-KO Mammut models covering a range of specifications and prices.
At Homestead we stock a wide range of AL-KO premium accessories and safety and security products such as the AL-KO AKS 1300 and AKS 3004 Stabilisers which are also offered in Triple Packs with the AKS security device to offer even better value. The AL-KO AKS Stabilisers are designed to improve towing stability and ensure perfect driving dynamics. The AL-KO AKS 1300 and AKS3004 Security Device are also stocked as a separate item. The innovative AL-KO Octagon Shock Absorbers are another firm favourite for retro fitting kit, providing superior levels of ride comfort and road holding characteristics, whilst improving general stability of the caravan and making your journey more enjoyable. These are available in a range of colour coded weight ranges.
Being Main Essex Dealers for the Swift and Sprite ranges of caravans we stock the AL-KO Secure Compact Kit models to suit from the latest version the AL-KO Scorpion 15” Insert No.36 and Storm 14” Insert No.25, Storm 15” Insert No. 26 to the Challenger 14” and 15” models. These are the only Wheel Locks to have been tested and approved to “Diamond Standard” from Sold Secure.
Also available for fitting to the AL-KO chassis are a range of wheel jacks with mounting brackets to suit pre-punched holes in the chassis to make fitting straightforward. AL-KO Side Lift Jack 800kg, AL-KO Side Lift Jack 1000kg and AL-KO 2 Tonne Scissor Jack are supplied with their own carry/ storage bags to keep clean and tidy when not in use. These caravan jacks are ideal for use when changing a tyre and can also be used as an aid to levelling. Another useful item is the AL-KO Spare Wheel Carrier with telescopic action, designed to fit behind the axle and utilizing the pre-punched holes in the chassis members.
We also stock a range of other complimentary products such as AL-KO Jockey Wheels in a selection models together with AL-KO Jockey Wheel Clamps and Clamp Handles. AL-KO Hitch Head 50mm, AL-KO Towball Kit and AL-KO Towball Boot Cover together with AL-KO Safety Ball, AL-KO Soft Dock, Soft Ball and AL-KO Manoeuvring Handle are also available.
Also available is a wide range of AL-KO replacement parts such as the AL-KO Breakaway Cables, AL-KO Corner Steady, AL-KO Brake Shoes, Corner Steady Nuts, AL-KO One Shot Nuts and Wheel Bolts both for steel and alloy wheel rims. Other items include AL-KO AKS Side Friction Pads and Front/Rear Friction Pads, AKS Security Barrel and Keys, Jockey Wheel Handle Knob and AL-KO AKS Stabiliser Replacement Handle together with many other parts.
Since 1979, AL-KO has been at the forefront of motorhome chassis conversions working with Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Renault and Vauxhall to engineer a lightweight, low height chassis perfectly suited for motorhome use. These chassis conversions being used by the majority of UK and European Motorhome manufacturers.
AL-KO’s with many years in the UK with marketplace experience and continued investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing process has led to very important improvements in the caravan and motorhome manufacturing sector.