Coupling for offroad caravans

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 20:13
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Hi all,

I have just purchased a 15' Supreme Getaway offroad caravan and found it comes with a ball coupling.
Should I have this replaced with a Tregg before delivery?
Does the ball coupling do well enough for an offroad caravan?
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Reply By: Flash - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 20:43

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 20:43
It all, depends on your situation.
Treg is ok but does not allow equalizer hitch- unless you go seriously off-road go with ball and a decent (maybe hayman reese) equal hitch-
What do you define as off-road????
I knew a guy with a phenix van with treg hitch but it had real stability problems till it was modified to ball with a hayman reese equalizer hitch.
Do you drive more at 100 kmph or 20 kmph??????????
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:42

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 21:42
Wish my car did 100,000mph or 20,000mph!!!!!!! Shiat, 180kph would surfice!
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Follow Up By: Flash - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 22:12

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 22:12
yeh yeh
100 kilometres per hour or
20 kilometres per hour
I wish my car did 100,000 mph TOO!!
(My car WILL do 180 kph With a trailer)
(Down a STEEP hill!!!)
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Reply By: ray91 - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 00:05

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 00:05
I tow a camper trailer on and off road the tregg hitch is 100% better.The big rubber/plastic block takes all the shock loading/pulling/pushing/rattling about you hardly know the trailer is there.You will break the ball coupling off road they do not have anywere near enough movment off road.As for the load equaliser you should not need one if the trailer is loaded / balanced 10% weight on the tow bar.
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Reply By: Stewy - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 09:53

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 09:53
I have a Supreme Getaway 12'8" with a treg coupling, and a Hayman Reece Load distribution hitch, use the Hayman for those highway trips and make highway driving a pleasure with the van, but once I hit the rough stuff, off with the Hayman and on with the normal draw bar to allow for the greater articulation provided by the treg for off road driving. don't travel fast on the rough stuff so the distribution hitch isn't needed


Stewy
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Reply By: Dozer - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 08:00

Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 08:00
Hi If you are going to take it off road, get the tregg hitch and appropriate levellers to suit, either hayman reese or Maytow (adelaide)
Better articulation but harder to hook up!!!!!!
I have no choice, as my driveway angle demands the tregg, (or trigg)
Andrew
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