Nissan y62 towbar

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 at 16:58
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My question is can you reverse the ball on the tounge on towbar to give me the right height needed genuine nissan towbar or should I put adjustable hayman reece tongue in slot as it fits
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Reply By: Member - Soft-Trailer - Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 at 20:12

Wednesday, Sep 08, 2021 at 20:12
Plenty of this on the Y62 forums as well.... In short, swap it around and it is unrated. No issues for anyone so far that I know of, but if you have one don't expect Nissan or possibly the Insurance company to pay - as again, it's unrated.

So, it'll likely do it. Personally for peace of mind I and several others went the slotted versions.
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Sep 09, 2021 at 08:50

Thursday, Sep 09, 2021 at 08:50
Hi Phillip,

I would be asking the manufacturer, as others have pointed out, it may not be “rated” if you turn it upside down.

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Reply By: DiggZ - Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 07:48

Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 07:48
Does it have “this way up” or something similiar stamped on it? Do any instructions say that it must go a certain way?
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 18:37

Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 18:37
I wondered the same about my Hayman Reese towbar - so I sent them an email, they sent a reply saying it was reversible. My previous 200series had one that was not.
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Reply By: RMD - Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 22:00

Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 22:00
Height, or loss of, is only achieved by reversing the orientation of the tongue, not the ball. If you reverse the ball it points downward. I know what is meant but it doesn't read that way.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 22:46

Friday, Sep 10, 2021 at 22:46
For a super pedant comment, might I suggest the reversal of both tongue and ball is required : )
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 at 08:37

Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 at 08:37
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RMD,
I thought that to lower the coupling that you reverse the ball AND the socket on the trailer?

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Reply By: Member Kerry W (Qld) - Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 13:55

Monday, Sep 13, 2021 at 13:55
Hi Phil
This has been discussed before re other towbar tongues... I'll post a link to one thread. I know its hit or miss ringing Nissan and finding some who has a clue - so good luck there. What weight are you towing?
The Y62 tongue is welded at 60deg so it is not compromised as much upside down as a 45deg weld. I imagine they thought that through and settled at 60deg as a safer compromise.... Either way it has a lot more hanging on than most setups. I always understood that most quality tongues were foolproof and hence reversable but Im not an insurance assessors bootlace! I do think the Y62s tongue setup is over engineered compared to a lot of others I have seen. So I guess its up to you and the weight you are towing.

Just do a search on the forum

https://www.exploroz.com/forum/79813/is-it-possible-to-flip-tow-ball-over-to-gain-height
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