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Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 15:13
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I am considering a alko,ark xo,and the mchitch just to go on a small of road trailer any ideas would be great.thanks
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Reply By: Whirlwinder - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 21:23

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 21:23
John,
I have a McHitch and it bloody fantastic. Just so easy to couple and uncouple and NO backlash whatever.
Ian
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 15:36

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 15:36
thanks for the info have heard a bit about the mchitch it sounds like the way to go.john.
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Reply By: GarryR - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 11:33

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 11:33
i use the hitchmaster DO35 coupling. easy to couple up compared to the hitchmaster AT35 - that is the drop in pin type. Have never looked back since the change over, otherwise its personal preference and how much you want to spend.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 23:09

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 23:09
If you're happy to spend $430 then get a Vehicle Components DO35 - used by the majority of offroad caravan and camper makers.
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Reply By: gbc - Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 at 09:07

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 at 09:07
Very happy with the ark especially for the price.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 at 09:39

Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 at 09:39
John m85

You haven't mentioned the mass of the trailer and the intended use.

Some of the hitches mentioned above, for example the DO35, are rated at 3.5T
If you are looking to tow a 1T trailer on sealed roads, a simple hitch will do the job admirably.

A lot of people seem to go for sophisticated hitches because they are not confident reversing down on to the trailer in line with the hitch. If your trailer is around 1T and you are of sound body, it is relatively easy to make minor alignment shifts by hand.

My Tvan has the old style drop pin AT-25. It is a pita to line that up so I never take it out, just slide the HR hitch out of the receiver. I can then reconnect by just sliding the hitch back in (which I can do quite readily by myself)

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Follow Up By: john m85 - Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 10:43

Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 10:43
I have a willys jeep trailer m416 it has a basic hitch on it looking to change it to a of road hitch
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 13:32

Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 13:32
And you intend to use it for?
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