Anthony's hitch

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:37
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Anthony Having looked around and spoken to a few people, I have not previously been able to find a hitch for weight distribution bars for a Bushtracker. Even people from Hayman Reese have looked at me rather strangely. Could you please let me know where you got them and the rough cost. A dealer(?) around Sydney would be good. I have taken a copy of your photo and maybe that will help the dummies. As an aside, glad to see a site like this. My wife and I wished there was something like this when we first ordered our van back in June 2001. Regards Jeff (aka Bruce)
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:39

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:39
Jeff, I have attached some photos of the swivelling type tow connection used prior to September 2001. There is No way to connect weight distribution to this type of coupling that I know of. There are also photos of the current couplings used by B/T but mine being one of the first does Not have any grease nipples. My hayman Reese setup is the same coupling used by on-road vans except I have the AT35 connection instead of the ball and another small bolt at the back stops it turning. This is a very good connection and has a safety clip to prevent pin coming out even if the pin at the bottom is not in place. Weight Distribution equipment works well with this setup.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:40

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:40
G'day Jeff,

My HR setup has two heads instead of one and uses a 10mm plate to attach the lower head.
I made the plate ... so they might look at you strange when they see that and the two heads.
Because I use a HR towbar (mounted higher on vehicle) and have a 150mm chassis on BT I had to drop the bars to swing under the chassis or they would foul. This is my Mk 1 setup Mk 2 is on drawing board ... at this stage Mk2 involves mounting the AT35 below the BT plate and using a spacer between them to just clear the chassis.
As Brian has stated I'd change to the AT35 as a matter of improvement and if you have a 100mm chassis you should be able to run the same setup as Brian.
I'm waiting for a pic of Bob's setup when finished as he now has the 150mm chassis. In the meantime my Mk1 works fine ...

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Reply By: Wadefarers - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:41

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 02:41
Anthony Many thanks for your's and all the other guy's input regarding the WDH. I finally found a guy at Narellan 4WD in Sydney that knew what I was talking about. I must admit that I was armed with pictures you guys had posted on the site. I will have to have the jockey wheel moved back to accommodate. Any suggestions?? I have noted comments about whether to weld (or not to weld) (sic) and/or the use of U bolts. Jeff
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