Adjustable Tow bar height

Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 15:39


G'day all
have just changed vehicle and hooked onto my camper last night and the towbar was too low, does anyone have any sugestions for an adjustable or raised height towbar tongue i could use. think i need about 4 inches plus lift and can't trurn the tongue over like i did on last vehicle.
was thinking of knocking one up myself but thought wiser...
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AnswerID: 317681   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:05

Hairs (NSW) replied:

Hi Pickles,
My Hayman Reece is reversable which changes the height by about 4 inches. It has a load rating plate fitted to it. The different load ratings depending which way it is fitted.
On the lower side which I use for the horse float and my work/Carpenters enclosed box trailer I think it's rated at 2600kg. When used the other way up for our camper trailer it is rated for 1600kg.
Is the kinda thing your after?
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FollowupID: 584025   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:09

Pickles posted:

Thats is exactly what i was doing on my previous vehicle although the towbar on my current vehicle doesn't alow me to flip it over. also think i still might need more of a lift that just flipping the tongue over. I may ven look to relocating the female section of the tongue to above the cross bar to increase height.
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FollowupID: 584027   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:22

Hairs (NSW) posted:

Is it a Hayman Reece type tow hitch? or from another manufacturer?
Hmm I have seen some that give more height, don't know what brand their where.
Others may have some suggestions,
Sorry i could help. :-(
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FollowupID: 584028   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:25

Hairs (NSW) posted:

I've got to learn to kick the kids out of the room when I'm typing.
noisy buggers ;-)
I meant to say, sorry I couldn't help.
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FollowupID: 584041   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 18:03

Member - Mark G (NSW) posted:

on the turps again eh, Hairs?
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FollowupID: 584046   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 18:20

Hairs (NSW) posted:

I wish, :))
Your time is coming Goldie.
And if you reckon your two girls drive you nuts now?
You've got it all in front of you. EH, EH EH
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FollowupID: 584051   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 18:40

Member - Mark G (NSW) posted:

blah blah blah :-))))))
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AnswerID: 317683   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:22

Member - Wayne57 (WA) replied:

Hi Pickles

I had the same problem and bought an adjustable one from ARB they are manufactured by Hayman Reese
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AnswerID: 317689   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 16:34

DesF replied:

Hi, If it is a bolted on tongue, you can get one made at the local towbar shop.
I had the same problem connecting the Jayco Van to my Subaru with a lift kit and I went in and they made it up while I waited . 50mm drop, and with the Pajero ( Haymen hitch) they made me one while I waited, 70mm drop, it was only about $35.00 . I think.
Cheers Des,
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AnswerID: 317699   Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2008 at 17:48

Member - Graham H (QLD) replied:

Just be careful when modifying towbars.
I wanted a different plate to hook my chains onto and was told by the seller that it was lilegal to modify rated bars in anyway at all.
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AnswerID: 317807   Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008 at 07:10

Member - Bucky (VIC) replied:

Go to any outlet ( local Autobarn, Repco, ect )that sells Hayman Reece stuff, and they will probably drag out the manual..

In that they will find the complete range of tongues that Hayman Reece make...And it's a real good range. ( I have just been thru it all..)
Now all this stuff is fully engineered, and you should have no probs with your Insurance Company..


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