Brake type trigg hitch

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:21
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Hi all
I have just put a brake type trigg hitch on my campertrailer (which is under 750 kg) and doesn't have brakes. Can I tighten the nut to compress the spring to stop the hitch from sliding backwards and forwards?

Cheers Big Nick

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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:29

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:29
Doesn't it have a reversing lock out tab?
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T (WA) - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:53

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 09:53
Hi Shaker
Yes but there is still quite a bit of movement with the reverse tab in and the Gibb river road will give it a flogging.

Big Nick
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:34

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:34
You could but i think you will find that the thread isn't long enough.
A better way is to either buy the correct non braked coupling, have a spacer machined to put where the brake lockout thing is to remove all forward and aft movement. Or have the shaft shortened to the correct length so that there is little movement. I did the last option with mine and at the same time had bronze bushes made to fit into the body along with grease nipples. Twenty years later it is a good as new.
When you fit either the spacer or the shortened shaft you can remove the spring and stuff completely.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T (WA) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 02:10

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 02:10
Thanks Ozhumvee
Good ideas I will take it apart and do 1 or the other.

Cheers Big Nick
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 08:29

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 08:29
Long term the best solution is getting bronze bushes made and installed as the steel shaft on the cast iron will wear and even quicker when subjected to use in the dirt and off road in rough conditions.
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