New hitch DO35

Submitted: Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 16:43
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On our recent travels, we met owners of a new BT fitted with the new Vehicle Components DO35 hitch. Having seen it in action, I can confirm that this hitch really is a breeze to use, and couples and de-couples with ease.

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BT have just this week confirmed that they now have supply for retrofitting, including the necessary adaptor for the Hayman weight distribution unit.
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Reply By: Sundy & Cyclone - Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 19:50

Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 19:50
We bought our DO35 hitch directly from Vehicle components about 4 weeks ago, fitted it to our 99 make BT.
Cost was just short of $360 including postage plus about $70 for the weight dist. hitch adaptor if we wanted it, a lot less than I have seen from other suppliers and was delivered within 24 hours.
We have since done a short trip down into the ranges between Grafton and Tenterfield. No difference in the "feel" or action of the van when towing (and none expected), but the ease of hitching & and un-hitching on any surface and at any angle is the best asset.
We had the old "Orac" style hitch and while we had no troubles hitching up, we did have some issues un-hitching from time to time. Our main concern was the wear "n" tear that was obvious on our old hitch and with the trip we have in mind for next year, it was definately time to upgrade.

Cheers Tony
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Reply By: bindi - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 06:57

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 06:57
Fitted the DO 35 today from Vehicle Components, easy as to fit , also the WDH mod plate for $425 all up,"this is the new mod for BT's" the bloke said, took 10 min to fit even with drilling the 1/2" hole for the front bolt.
Don't need the wife to hitch up it's so easy, "bliss" .
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Follow Up By: Oldperc - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:29

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:29
should be called the Tiger Hitch if the wife's not needed
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Reply By: bindi - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 02:02

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 02:02
Ha ha, did not take long for the tiger jokes, should have said [the wife] not needed when hitching and unhitching the BT.......I will stop there.
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Reply By: bindi - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:53

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:53
Ok, update on this hitch, after moving the hitch under the A frame on the BT [had it on top and it was OK, BUT WDH touched, bugger] and playing around to get the height right on the tow bar end and checking the height with the WDH in place [as instructed by Lance, I did know but it is good to have a refresher] I now think I have it sorted out, it is so easy to use it's great, I have hitched and unhitched it about a dozen times now without a drama.
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Reply By: Frank Aus - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:39

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:39
With a few Bt,s now getting this hitch, do you think that it would work ok on top instead of underneath with a 100mm A-Frame, because the hitch is angled slightly down,
I have the AT35 and did have it on top, but the WDH bars occassionly did foul on the A-Frame, so i moved it under and then had to buy a drop hitch etc, and not as much ground clearance now, but because the new one is angle a few mm down, would it be enough???
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Reply By: bindi - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 05:14

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 05:14
100mm, that's about 4" [I think], mine is 6" [at a guess about 152-3MM], it would have missed the WHD on mine sitting the DO35 on top.
Fit it and see.
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Follow Up By: bindi - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 09:41

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 at 09:41
Typo WDH not whatever.
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