Info on Solid Tow Hitch Used to Tow a Sierra

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:06
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A friend of mine has asked me if I knew how to set up a solid tow hitch to the front of his Sierra so that he can tow it behind his Winnebago.

I do not know, but I said I would try and find out. He has been asking around without success. He has a tandem trailer, but I think it weighs more than the Suzi. It loads up the winnebago a fair bit, so he is exploring alternatives.

I assume a firmly mounted "A" Frame is all that is needed. Does the steering then naturally track where the car is led, or do you need to restrict the steering in some way.

I know there will be some experienced old hands out there. Any help will be appreciated.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:12

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:12
Brendon,

If he has a trailer then use it. Easier if he has to reverse it and a lot less bits turning and wearing out.We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Follow Up By: Brendon - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:47

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:47
Yes, that's certainly an option. And for long trips he is still looking at that. May need to downscale the trailer. For shorter trips, the trailer option does become a hassle.
Finding a safe place to store the trailer, loading, hitching, unloading, unhitching and moving it around. vs Unhitch and go.
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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:52

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 09:52
"A" frames are not allowed in a lot of states unless someone is behind the wheel.

One way is to use dolly wheels, where only the front wheels of the Sierra are off the ground, you are still turning the tail shaft, but it can be disconnected.
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Follow Up By: Brendon - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:54

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 10:54
I'll look into the legal side.
Removing the tailshaft defeats the purpose somewhat as the aim is to be quick and simple. The dolly wheels are a good option. Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 15:45

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 15:45
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Follow Up By: Brendon - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 17:04

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 17:04
Thanks. I'll take a look
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Follow Up By: Wil - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:47

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 18:47
Hi Toonfish

Could you tell me where I can see a pic of the item. I am also looking at a similar option myself.

Cheers

Wil
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Follow Up By: Brendon - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 23:01

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 23:01
Try typeing tagalong in the search in Vic at www.tradingpost.com.au.
No pics, only phone number.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 00:33

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 00:33
yeah sorry no pics just seen it while perusing the trading post.
but i'll ask around1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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