Towing Configuration 200 series

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:01
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Hi All,
Just purchased a 2005 20ft BT and ned some advice on tow hitch excetera.
The standard tow hitch that comes with the car is far to low for the BT and as i have only just arrived back in Townsville after picking the van up in Hervey Bay would very much appreciate some advice on the best way to set this vehicle up for off road towing.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:46

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 04:46
Reese Hitch with 150mm offset and WDH bars.

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 06:33

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 06:33
Somehow I just deleted your Member Message and my reply while half way thru.

Fitting a Reese with 150mm offset and WDH bars, and setting it up correctly will give you a great ride. I am a real convert to the WDH system.

Fitting 200kg springs is not essential but I have and it was a good move. It raised the rear by 80mm so the 150mm offset hitch was absolutely necessary.

You will find the airbags get little use.



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Reply By: Toga The Mist - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 03:08

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 03:08
stephen,
Received your message re DO35 thank you.
I today priced 750lb WDH and they ranged from $805 to $1150 for LC200TTD . No mention was made about gold plating for the latter.A guide on pricing would be helpful.
John
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Follow Up By: 11-UPS - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 04:25

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 04:25
Talking about WDH's mine is one of the (SUSS) one's and was told it was natural wear and tear and that I should disconnect it when on dirt roads as this creates the excessive wear. Should only use it on the black top. Had to partly bite my tongue and said to to the salesman (Hayman Reese agent) that it was contradictory to what I was told when they sold it to me. As I spend 90% of travelling on dirt roads it would be senseless me replacing it with another one and where he could put it. In the process of looking at Easy Lift.

Darrell
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Reply By: Chris & Tracy - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:56

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 20:56
Hello all
I have a smaller WDH 400 kilo (I think) and it seems OK and is cheaper have a 19ft van
Can anyone who has a 200 series advise what to do re upgrade springs or add air bags or both
The guys at ARB say airbags are the go as you can deflate when not using the van
upgrading springs makes for a harder ride when not towing
Any advise would be good
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Reply By: royboy - Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 02:59

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010 at 02:59
Hi Chris and Tracey

I took the ARB advice and only fitted the air bags .As yet have not travelled on any
dirt roads but on the bitumen the ride was great .We have a 20FT and put 10 psi in the bags as recommended. good luck with your decision

Regards Roy
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