Trigg Hitch

Submitted: Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:12
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G'day guys,

First time poster. Really enjoying the forum which has been extremely useful in planning our trip from Sydney to Darwin beginning in 4 weeks.
I have a trigg hitch on my CT which connects to my Nissan tow bar. The hitch always seems to be on an angle after towing. I eat plenty of weetbix every morning but it doesn't seem to make a difference...I can't do it up any tighter and I'm 100kgs of finely tuned muscular flab! Any advice out there?

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Rob
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Reply By: DBN05 (tas) - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:28

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:28
Hi Redhux

do you have spring washer under nut that holds the hitch piece that is on tow bar on 4x4, also does it have both pins hanging down either side of bar, these could have spread apart a bit. hammer them back against the bar.Hope you can understand this.

I had the same problem with my 4x4 and caravan would not tow was all over the road. took a mate one minute to fix. I just couldn't see the trees for the forest.

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Follow Up By: REDHUX - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:49

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:49
Thanks DBN05, Yes mate I have the washer with the nut. I'll try giving both sides a whack with a lump hammer and timber! How often do you have to adjust it with the hammer?
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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:44

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:44
Gday Rob,

My Prado has a factory towbar and tongue. The tongue is narrower than the standard 75mm flat tongue and, same as you, the hitch would twist on the tongue no matter how hard I tightened the big nut.

I made a broad, shallow U-shaped adapter. The uprights of the U fill the space on each side between the narrow tongue and the pins that DBN05 referred to. That has fixed the problem.

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Follow Up By: REDHUX - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 18:26

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 18:26
Thanks Frank. I might get in contact with Trigg and will post any advice if offered.
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 17:49

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 17:49
Try a "McHitch" no problems McHitch caravan and trailer hitches
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Follow Up By: REDHUX - Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 18:29

Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 18:29
Yes they look a good hitch Racey. Actually, the McHitch was an option to the trigg hitch which came as standard on my CT. Was an extra $350 so opted against it! No regrets though, the Trigg is a very good hitch in my opinion.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 10:07

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 10:07
Doesn't matter how tight you get the nut - the trailer exerts great leverage on the hitch and will always win if the hitch can move - I had a Trigg a few years back - as you say, a very good (South Australian :-o) product, but mine was cast (not forged) - if yours is too, you can't go whacking it around. As mentioned, the Trigg's base and your tow tongue must not be the same width - seems a side spacer of sorts or a different tongue is required.
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