pintol hook

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does anybody no pintol hook or of road trailer hitch what would you use only why I ask is all the army trailers have pintol hook
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:57

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:57
Noisy, Harsh things that don't really have a place on an off road camper.

Pleanty of good quality off raod hitches such as ORAC, McHitch Tregg etc.
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:14

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:14
thanks Notso for your answer very helpful
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Reply By: phil300 - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:16

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:16
Hi John

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Follow Up By: john m85 - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 15:03

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 15:03
do you no if they would still make a noise stopping and starting.thanks john.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 15:59

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 15:59
Yes that is a normal pintle hook hitch.
Also they can be bent badly when reversing if not done so correctly.

Don't waste your time with them.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 16:48

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 16:48
They would rattle and bang all the time as they are a loose fit in the coupling.
That I know.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 17:54

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 17:54
Yes, they rattle and bang and clank, but if you are in a military Landrover, then it just is another rattle.

You are better off replacing them with something more user friendly. If you are really keen on a ex army trailer, then this guy did a neat change of hitch;topicseen
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Reply By: Member - Roger S (WA) - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 20:27

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 20:27
Hi John I have had a Pintle Hook on two offroad camper trailer for nearly 20 years I haven't found them to be noisy or difficult to use especially when you consider all the normal road noise of a 4wd like tyres etc. They are great because they can be used in recoveries without the need to remove or replace with something that you can connect to recovery item. Also they are the easiest to hook up to the car, either by yourself or with a partner.

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Reply By: splits - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 23:35

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 23:35
I have used them for many years and I would not have anything else. They are the easiest coupling to connect that I have ever used, particularly in the bush where a trailer can often be difficult to maneuver onto a coupling.

They don't rattle although when you look at the size of the ring and the little hook, it would be easy to think they do. When you close the hook though, there is very little movement in them.

A swiveling ring can bind when reversing but that problem is easily solved. The two red parts on the bottom of this page anti swivel plates stop the ring from locking up.

What happens is when reversing the ring slides around in the hook but it also rolls under it at the same time. If the angle between trailer and car starts getting up fairly high, a swiveling ring can be hanging down in a near vertical position in the hook. If it does not roll back freely into its horizontal position when the car goes forward, it will bind and either snap the ring off or damage the tow bar.

The rings on heavy trucks do not swivel and neither did any of the military trailers that I used years ago.

I have a heavy trailer with a Trigg Bros. over riding hydraulic brake coupling and their anti swivel plate. Another one that I am currently building has no brakes and uses their 3000kg three hole fixed ring. That ring could be used with electric brakes.
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 08:53

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 08:53
thanks for the info I lot of people tell me they just rattle to much I have a m416 arm trailer the pintol was taken of before I got the trailer I am thinking of putting it back on
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 09:46

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 09:46
That's interesting Splits. I used to sometimes pull a trailer around Woomera with a landrover with a ring coupling and do not remember any particular noise. But then maybe I did not notice it above the landrover rattles! lol
Is it possible that some people proclaim them as "noisy" simply on their appearance without ever having experience?
I thought that this coupling was available with a locking pin which prevented the ring from twisting during reversing. Using this pin would be no more trouble than disengaging a trailer override brake I would think.

Come to think of it, my Woomera coupling had a ring that was fixed and could not twist. Looked like this I think......

And the hook was not a pintle but was just a plain hook like this.....

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Reply By: Dean K3 - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:35

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 09:35
Presume we referring to a pintle hook & ring also used by Telstra Martins trailer (Perth WA) parts have them listed in their catalogue

make sense to me old school and probably alot easier to hook up than the trigg poly block folks have on their camper -it maybe ok if you have a spotter to align but doing it by myself absolute pain in arse.

Mil spec are deisgned to do a full 90degree angle movement from level both directions -seen pic of mates ex mil spec landie now with trailer at a funny angle -never attemtp that with a trigg poly block
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Reply By: Member - Young Nomads - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 22:18

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 22:18
DO35 Hitch are very used on Track trailer TVan's..who's campers are based on the original military spec trailers they build/ built.
Excellent articulation and very easy to line up to hitch on.

The only noise you will hear is the sound of your chinkling chains on your trailer..LOL

The clinking noise you hear in the background of our video is just the TVan trailer chains touching the track.

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