hayman reece hitch

Submitted: Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 18:51
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Brought a second hand hayman reece hitch hence no instructions. Using it on an au falcon wagon. The van is locked in the garage so no actual "hitching". I have got the towball on the vehicle end as low as it will go on adjustment and it still seems a little high. It appears to me that no other adjuistment is possible. Anyone have the same problem with poor old Hayman.??
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:08

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:08
Is it Heavy duty or tongue type, either way you can get different height tongue's, just go down to your local trailer or caravan accesories shop they will have the height you want.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: DenisL - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 07:53

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 07:53
Baz, Go to the back of the class,, No tongue type with hayman reece hitch. So that theory is out.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:17

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:17
It's possible to get lower height by disassembling the hitch and turning the main part upside down. Then reassemble.
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Reply By: Lynn2 - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:17

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:17
It's possible to get lower height by disassembling the hitch and turning the main part upside down. Then reassemble.
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Follow Up By: DenisL - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:42

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 08:42
Lynnie,
Done that and it still seems a little high.I am only talking 20-40mm. So as I have said "van in garage". Will have to extract same and hook on and see what happens. There are a lot of cars and wagons out there with hayman hitches so there is something obvious I am missing. Maybe you can buy the adjustable ball part that fits onto the car.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 08:53

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 08:53
Have you taken into account the likelyhood the Back of the Vehicle will drop slightly when you hook the Van up.

I seriously doubt it won't move when you have it fully loaded.
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Reply By: Member - Slim - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 14:40

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 14:40
What Baz said is actually right but you may have to have a "tongue" made by a towbar shop. I had one done about 2 weeks ago. They just weld the drilled part of the tongue onto the steel square section tube in the required position. Mine was a little low and rear door on the patrol was fouling on the master cylinder for the override brakes. All works well now!!
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 15:26

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 15:26
There are adjustable heavy duty hitches, it's the tongue welded to a plate, and a plate welded to the box section, the 2 are bolted together and you choose your height.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 13:33

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 13:33
I hope you have the right Hayman tow bar as the HD hitches will certainly load the bar up and can cause damage at the bar's mounting points. Why not get expert advice now and save yourself the potential for grief later?? Once set up properly it will serve you well!! Cheers
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Reply By: DenisL - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:46

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:46
Ok!!!! van on the back with hayman reece hitch turned upside down to lower ball height on the vehicle. Van looks absolutely perfect and tows like a gem. However.....This makes the ball section of the H.R. very low to the ground and I can just get the two "sway bars" into the slots because the lowness of the unit. Any comments from out there.
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Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:37
If you go to

www.haymanreese.com.au
then select Weight Distribution from the menu
and scroll down to a printable version of the fitting instructions.

If not I would seek the help of someone that sells and fits the hitches. They can be quite difficult if you haven't seen it done before as it involves measuring the height of the tow vehicle at the front and rear as well as the van and adjusting accordingly. You need to know at what stage do you adjust the height of the tow ball and when you have to adjust using the torsion bars and chains. It is rocket science if you haven't done it before.

You cannot fit this hitch without the item you are towing attached!

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