Weight Distribution Hitches

Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2007 at 03:56
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For anyone that is having trouble with their hayman reece bars hitting the A frame and cannot re-locate their AT35 to the underside due to a height problem, then there is an alternative. There is a product available on the market called EAZ-LIFT WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION HITCH which i have on my 18ft BT. It has been made in the States for some years. The company has been around for some 50 years. From my personal experience and others i believe that it provides a much smoother ride mainly due to the spring bar set up. The difference being that the bars slot up into a secure round housing then run back as a flat bar. The bars completly miss the A frame regardless weather the AT35 is on top or under the mounting point. It is similar in design to the hayman reece. Shanks are similar, there is an adjustable ball mount which is adjusted to each situation by means of spacers. They are ADR approved and brought into Australia from the States by Towrite Towing Systems.
Contact Brenden Jarrett.
PH 0397012300 mob 0400505291
Email bressan@primus.com.au
He is situated in Victoria
At the moment Brendan has them on special for around $500 incl GST. He stocks the 500 and 700 lb units and maybe others.
If you require any info on my set up please do not hesitate to email or call me at home 07 5493 8226 Have photos or go to eaz-lift web site.
Cheers Lance
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Reply By: Black Cobra - Friday, May 11, 2007 at 09:51

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 09:51
While on WDH what is the general rule on taking them off when on gravel, dirt or back roads. Do you take them off as soon as you go off the black top, or does it depend on what speed you are travelling at, or any other variations.

Stewart
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Friday, May 11, 2007 at 20:54

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 20:54
I don't know what others do, but we leave our on until we get to areas where there are sharp dips in creek crossings etc as I believe that too much strain is probably being exerted at those points.

A couple of years ago while in the Kimberley we removed them on the Kalumburu Road and then when back on Gibb River Road the surface was good and a faster speed could be maintained. When we sped up we noticed the pitching started without them on.

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Follow Up By:- Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 01:17

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 01:17
I recently watched a video by that other van maker where they managed to seperate the goose neck from the tow bar whilst travelling with it connected doing a dip on Fraser Island. Now I don't know much but it didn't seem like a good idea. The real bite was that the safety chain connection points were on the goose neck as well. Fortunately they weren't travelling fast otherwise their goose would have really cooked!

So thanks for the question because I was wondering the same.

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