Trailer hitch

Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:36
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HI ET AL
WE ARE looking at changing the hitch on our tralier to a more 4wd type from a 50 ml ball to be able to go off highway i know about the trig hitch we also heard of the ORAC hitch also i have heard about a Brisbane co who has a type of hitch with a great articlation could you advise as i am going to change the trailer to off road
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Reply By: Bros - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:58

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 19:58
snailbate,
I have an ORAC on my C/T purchased from a trailer place in Beenleigh Q.
Full articulation up/down/sideways/allround. (You don't want to be in the position to have to use the last two.) The name of the mob escapes me due to old age.
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Reply By: Paul - OzRoamer Camper Trailer - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:01

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:01
Do yourself a favour and don't stuff around - just buy the AT035 hitch from Trailer Components in Brisbane.

Not cheap but well tested.
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:30

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 21:30
Hi,

I have a Hyland 2000 hitch on my camper trailer.

It is similar to a 50mm ball hitch with a 360 articulation in all directions.

I would highly recommend it

The supplier is in brisbane

Thanks

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Follow Up By: Skinnydog - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:01

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:01
Here here, I did a lot of research into off road hitches and for ease of use ie: connecting hitch off road in sand , I find the Hyland to be very easy to use plus you dont need to change your tow ball over. The manufacturer is a guy named Darren Hyland and is extremely helpful. Icant remember his
contact details but he is in Brissy somewhere. Strongly recommended.


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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:10

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 16:10
Another vote for the Hyland coupling here.... I specified same when my trailer was built, & would not consider changing to any other...

For anyone who may be interested, Darren Hyland can be contacted on (07) 3200 6261 ...

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Reply By: warthog - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 22:05

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 22:05
I also have a highland hitch mkII and it is rated at 2000kg. With the correct height tow ball , mine is an ark 3500kg, the hitch tows well and is very easy to connect. Also by retaining the 50mm ball I can tow other trailers, caravans etc that are not offroad spec.
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Reply By: motherhen - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 23:15

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 23:15
We have just fitted a new AT35 from Vehicle Components QLD to our caravan.

www.vehiclecomponents.com.au

What we had previously was similar - also one with 360° swivel. We have a hayman reese for maximum articulation. VC also have a conical ball hitch; easier to hitch up with, but lacking the movement we need for sharp dips and crests.

I recently heard a tale about the friends of my cousin, whose off road trailer did a full 360° flip without harm to the car, because they had a swivelling hitch. I'd hate to roll the caravan, but with these hitches, it needn't take the car over with it.

I don't think you'll find the AT35 expensive at all.

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Reply By: Moggs - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 07:05

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 07:05
That AT35 hitch looks like someone has taken an Orac and a Tregg/Trigg hitch and combined the two. Why??? Looks over-engineered to me
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Follow Up By: Well 55 - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:04

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:04
Moggs that's why it is better.
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Follow Up By: Paul - OzRoamer Camper Trailer - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:44

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:44
Moggs
With HIRING camper trailers we need to offer the most "idiot proof" accessories we can get - not meaning to be derogiatory - The AT035 offers a 3 was locking pin setup that fills our needs and hopefully the vehciel can't drag the trailer over if it goes - or visa versa.

It more than fills our needs all Cape York Camper Trailers come with this fitting as standard.
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:50

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:50
Snailbate,
Have a look here. Shows all the various styles available.

Personally I use an ORAC.

Cheers, John.

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:50

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 08:50
Have not seen the AT035 but have used a treg for the last 8years with no problems.

Duncs.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:47

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 19:47
I use a Treg which is fine for what I do. But don't confuse a Treg with a Trigg. At first sight the look the same but the Treg gives more articulation.
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