Originally Posted by Poly
most tow eyes are not mounted centrally. Not sure how that would impact the ability to steer?
Yes, they are mounted off centre to ( at the rear) attach directly to a chassis leg and clear space for a tow rail proper when fitted. And at the front to attach to a chassis leg and clear the rad.
There are rumours of them being offset to allow for driver vision when towed but that's nonsense.
Poly, the offset would affect steer but not as much as one thinks and only at 90 degrees in one direction, the other direction would actually benefit. What would be more of a hindrance is the increased combined vehicle width going straight ahead.......and again this would only ever be no more than the distance from centre to offset, say two feet max.
So having pondered on the construct, a detachable towball that fits onto the eye of any detachable towring and positively lockable in the upright. Couple of collars above and below the eye should see to that.
That way it would be truly universal without the need a universal thread for the eye.