towing hitch

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 20:04
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Hi Ya All
Back again for help, just had the GU Patrol suspension done with OME springs and shocks, has lifted the truck up about 70mm ( 26mm over standard ) the truck was a little low( with all the stuff attahed ) also had a Kayman rear bar installed ( on the Kayman the tow ball is from the middle of the bar ), i have now found out that the only dropped hitch that i can get is about 140mm which will make my trailer ( being built now) drawbar to fall to the rear instead of level or forward my drawbar will be 150mm i called Kaymen today and was told that this is a common problem and maybe i should raise up the hitch on the trailer to do this i would have to raise it around 50mm does anyone have any ideas also looked at a land cruiser today and they have the tow ball under the kayman bar.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 20:48

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 20:48
Get a tow hitch made to suit.

Dont modify your trailer... if you ever get another car or want to sell it a custom trailer makes harder to sell....
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 21:34

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 21:34
gday para.
not sure of the size hole kmar use but if its the same as hayman reece they have plenty of options.
also as truckster said get on mate.
when i worked at tow bar city we used to make heaps of custon tow bar tounges ect.
dont panick this problem is easy fixedgot over no fraser.
get on with life(more weekend fun)
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Reply By: Browny - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 21:55

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 21:55
G'Day Para,

I'm also in the market for some new springs & shocks, the OME set up is one I'am considering (along with others) just wondering what your reasons were for choosing the OME suspension.

Also, what springs did you use on the rear, medium, heavy, extra heavy?

I also tow a heavy trailer around 90% of the time.

Happy Days....Browny
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Follow Up By: 10 Para - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:42

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:42
Had the GU in at ARB for the rear bar to be fitted and was parked next to a brand new one ( mine is only 4 weeks old) and noticed that the rear was lower by 2 inches than the new one i had intended to wait until my trailer was made to look at the suspension but after seeing the drop just ytold them to do it and bring it back to standard hight well it came up 1 inch higher i have still got the wheel arms to go on yet so glad that i did it they put on ome HD 971 springs and n19 shocks on the front and ome HD 981 springs and n29 shocks on the rear also steering damper and sway bar. In thought that it was a bit high at first but have done about 1000k now and it seems fine, just got fix the trailer now it never stops.
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Reply By: 10 Para - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:33

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 22:33
Thanks guy's my concern was that the guy at Kayman told me that any lower was outside the limits, will look at getting one made also good thought about leaving the trailer at the correct hight.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:22

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 15:22
Hi ya all just found out that i can get a drop hitch upi to 183mm so as i am off the ground by 670mm that will get me to where i want the draw bar to be thanks for all the help on to the next job
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