hr tow balls

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:37
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hi all

while refuelling the cruiser with diesel on the way to nsw south coast for Christmas
holidays, i noticed that the Hayman and Reece tow ball that i had purchased just days before was coming loose.

lifting the van from the tow ball using the jockey wheel and removing the nut and washer and then the ball from the tongue i noticed that the washer was flat loosing its spring shape.

is this a common failure, has anyone heard of this happening before.

regards andy

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 21:44
Get a real big spanner and do it up really really tight The washer on mine is flat as.



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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:07

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:07
If you are worried get a second nut and after pulling up the first one tighten the second one up to lock it on.


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Follow Up By: Member - Josh (TAS) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:13

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:13
After 3 years on the road it took a real big spanner, lots of WD 40 and a long length of pipe to get mine undone. I don't remember doing it up that tight lol.

Josh
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:31

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 22:31
Sounds about right I did mine up with a huge ring spanner with my foot against the towbar and really gave it heaps.

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