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Old 05 January 2013, 12:21   #31
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I will get our local trailer guy who is supplying the hitch to double check everything is ok
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Old 05 January 2013, 12:22   #32
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Or fit one of these and tow it around on the eye?...

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Old 05 January 2013, 12:27   #33
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Or fit one of these and tow it around on the eye?...
Best bet got one on mine front and back just in case
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Old 05 January 2013, 12:28   #34
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Or fit one of these and tow it around on the eye?...

I have one of them already but the hole on the trailer is bigger, is there a sleeve I can get to go over the pin to take up the slack? It's not great when you pull away or slow down...
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It will need some movement experiment with some tube
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Mick's right, they shouldn't be tight on the pin. There's a 5000kg version that has a bigger pin, but I'm not sure of the diameter.

If it was me I'd use it, put up with a bit of clanking from the back (have often towed plant trailers down to Cornwall and up Lancs way and didn't notice the noise after a bit!) to be safer in the knowledge that it's less likely to get nicked

Oh, and saved myself a couple of quid and some time on on the mods...
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Just as an aside those Dixon Bate combination hitches are the ONLY ones to use. I think they are great
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Had mine in bits today the tube was seized up all sorted now though
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