Hayman Reece hitch pins

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 20:41
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Hi guys

Just wondering if there are different sizes of the Hayman Reece hitch pin.

My new landcruiser is currently in having some things done on it. After I pick it up tomorrow after work I'm straight off to pick up the trailer (which is also in getting a checkover).

Here is my problem. The hitch receiver and trailer mount are both Toyota oem, but the hitch pin is missing. I had the wife pick up a new Hayman Reece hitch pin yesterday thinking they were all the same size (length), but now I'm not too sure (& without the car I can't go out and check).

The pin is approx 85mm from its tip to the beginning of the curve, meaning the outside diameter of the hitch receiver would need to be approx 65mm for the pin to go through and then have the r-clip still fit. I would have thought (although I had never thought about it til now!) that the receiver was wider than this and hence the pin longer.

Looking on the net, I can only find the one length hitch pin, although the lockable pins talk about fitting adjustable widths.

Have I boo boo'd?
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Reply By: GerryP - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:13

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:13
Hi Portlester,

Bought some material only a week ago to manufacture a bar for the front of mine so I can push the van more easily down the driveway. The receiver section is a 50mm clearance inside and 65 mm outside - so, as long as you have that much from the bend to the hole for he pin, you will be fine.

Cheers
Gerry
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Follow Up By: portlester - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:18

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:18
Thanks Gerry

Without ever looking too closely, I would have though the receiver was wider than that. The pin I have should fit then.

cheers
Ian
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Follow Up By: GerryP - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 22:04

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 22:04
Yeah, it would probably appear wider as most receivers actually have an extra, short 'band' of quite thick metal tube at the very end for strengthening around the opening. However, the actual tube itself, where the pin goes, is definitely no bigger than 65mm outside dimension.

Cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - Flynnie (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 00:06

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 00:06
I have a landcruiser 70 current model cab chassis with Toyota oem 3,500 kg rated tow bar. Got a Hayman Reese hitch pin lock for it yesterday. Fits OK , replaces original non lockable pin. Part no 55047. picked it up from an ARB outlet. It is a little longer than needed. I doubt length will be a problem. It replaces the original which is about 95mm from tip to beginning of curve. On the packet it says "Fits all common hitch receivers".

Really I doubt you will have a problem. The bloke at ARB seemed to think one size fitted all, or near enough not to worry. A little extra length would be of no consequence inmho.



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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 07:49

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 07:49
They're not all the same size. The standard H/R job is a micky too short for the Paj OEM setup.
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:11

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:11
I bought a new pin fro Super cheap. Fitted perfectly. My tang is RHS and over the years the original pin wore and the holes in the tang became oval so I re bushed the tang. It has now ma tube right through the tang and a taped hole with a bolt through to stop any rattling. The bolt does not go through the tang but only clamps it.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 15:06

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 15:06
Sounds dangerous to me
Regards Dennis
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 18:43

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 18:43
The bolt is not structural it only stops the vibration of a loose fitting pin....The pin is the structural component.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:13

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:13
Be aware that the locking pin that Snoopercheep sell does not fit a new HR hitch hole.
I had the bar shortened and redrilled and the standard pin would fit but the Onga or Onka or whatever the name was wouldnt. Was about 1 1/2 mm too thick.
Had to get it redrilled




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