Tow hitch

Submitted: Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 15:01
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Hi everyone. Van 8 years old now time for new one.
I know it has probably been discussed many times but what is the best tow hitch?
Van will be 21 foot towed with new F350.
Have a great and safe Christmas best wishes Rob & Shayne.
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Reply By: Bobrovin - Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 21:17

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 21:17
I would not use anything other then the Hitch-Ezy (site sponsor) I have been using one for 3 years now and cant fault it.
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Follow Up By: R&R Leisure Time - Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 at 19:36

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 at 19:36
I will second that I think it is a great hitch and so easy to hook up
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Reply By: Greatscot - Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 22:10

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 22:10
Hi Rob,
I have a Hitch Ezy hitch that is very easy to attach the van to. Not the cheapest but I certainly have no complaints with it.They are also a sponser of Bushtracker.
No affiliation just a happy customer.
However If I was running your rig ie:- F 350 I would think about a hook and pintle /ring set up.
https://www.couplemate.com.au/product-category/pintle-hooks/
Now they are very easy to attach a van to.
Best wishes for the festive season to you and yours.

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Reply By: SMICK - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:02

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:02
I purchased a Hitch Easy before they became sponsors and think it is fantastic. I have my Hitch Easy attached to an Airsafe coupling, it makes the vehicle and van ride much smoother/
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Reply By: Googs & Zelda - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:09

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:09
Hi, we have the Hitch Ezy coupled with the Air-safe class 5 , this works great no need for the WDH anymore , but can be used.
Have a safe Xmas and a Great New Year.
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Reply By: Rob & Shayne - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 16:47

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 16:47
Thanks guys looks like Hitch Easy is pretty popular.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 17:49

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 17:49
Rob, is this a new 21 footer you are ordering from the factory?

If it is, you will not get a Hitch-Ezy on it. The best you can hope for is the DO45, with, as others have suggested, the air-hitch thingy on the F truck.

If you intend to replace the DO hitch with a Hitch-Ezy later on, do your research on the bolt hole pattern. They may not match up unless you particularly specify it.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 08:44

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 08:44
Have a look at the new automatic mchitch on line
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Follow Up By: Rob & Shayne - Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 14:42

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 14:42
Thanks for that.
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Reply By: Spydor - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 11:31

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 11:31
We have had 2 bushtrackers now, with three different hitches. In my opinion , by far the best AND easiest hitch to use is the current hitch we now have. The "mchitch automatic coupler" is a dream to hook up. I do it on my own even without a reversing camera. Only takes 2 minutes. If you haven't already purchased a hitch. Have a good look at the automatic one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie - Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 15:43

Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 15:43
G'day, this is my first post on this site (just joined today) and I can 2nd the McHitch Auto. I just finished replacing the Treg on my Ultimate Offroad Camper with a 3500kg McHitch Auto and it is just sooooo good.

We don't take delivery of our BT until 18th, but I'm thinking that one of the first mods I will probably do to it is the McHitch coupling.

It will depend on what I think of the DO35 once I've had a chance to use it....never had any experience with them yet. But, they'd have to be pretty darned good to beat the McH-Auto.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 16:48

Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 16:48
That was quick Bill.

Welcome to the Club.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie - Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 at 14:34

Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 at 14:34
Thanks Stephen.....nice to be here at last!!!
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Reply By: Rob & Shayne - Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 14:40

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 14:40
Thanks for that will look at it.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 19:34

Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 at 19:34
A fellow traveler allowed me to take a photo of his DO35 hitch after a bizarre and life threatening encounter with an idiot on the road.

The DO35 hitch and pin stayed intact and connected during the entire encounter.

Just imagine the forces involved that caused the tow hitch tongue to bend like this.



This is not to say that other brands would not fare as well, but it certainly convinces me that the DO35 is the correct choice for me.

Just confirming that the DO35 hitch and pin stayed connected during this encounter.

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