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CRACKA



Member Since: 16 Sep 2014
Location: Hallam Victoria 3803
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Australia 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Bonatti Grey

Just a quick bit of information.
The tow ball weight for my Jayco Pop-Top loaded came in at 140kg .Overall weight about 1400kg so 10% which is about right.
I know what IRBails was getting at, as I had the same problem getting a square input shaft the right length to fit the factory receiver. Most were either too short (tow ball too close to bumper) ,too long or the hole for the locating pin was in the wrong position. 2006 4.2 S/C with Tow Pack, Side Steps, DRL's, 20 & 22" wheels and performance mods.

1952 Rover 75 (Cyclops) First Car !!! Fond memories -was restored-good for 93mph.

Post #494644 Thu Apr 28 2016 7:58am
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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 535

Australia 

I purchased the one for $45 on e-bay. Does fit and I think the length will be OK. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #494678 Thu Apr 28 2016 1:56pm
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Zilch



Member Since: 20 Mar 2006
Location: Currently Hong Kong, sometimes Sydney, Whitsundays or occasionally sunny Buckinghamshire
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Australia 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Fuji White

Interesting, as i have towed a 950 KG off road Camper and a 1.2K KG Camper trailer both on
sealed roads, off road and on the Peninsula Development road (PDR is gravel ) in Cape York
at speeds varying from 60 to120KPH and never had a problem, its been pretty rock solid..
even on the PDR .. a few occasions on the PDR the DSC switched in due to some soft gravel
on corners but otherwise had no drama's and we have the standard Tow hitch for Australia Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

Post #494773 Sat Apr 30 2016 11:01am
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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 535

Australia 

IRBails wrote:
I purchased the one for $45 on e-bay. Does fit and I think the length will be OK.


A note on the e-bay hitch. It works, but is a little sloppy in the fit . OK for taking the rubbish to the tip but would most likely go for a better solution if I was towing a van.

Hope this helps. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #495364 Sat May 07 2016 10:34pm
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garrycol



Member Since: 30 Nov 2010
Location: Canberra
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Australia 

Yes but most modern hitches have a bolt that you tighten to stop any of this slack - I guess the LR hitch does not have this.

Also heavier tow weights normally mean less rattle.

Garry 07MY RRS TDV6
Arctic Frost
Aspen Interior

Post #495374 Sun May 08 2016 12:48am
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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 535

Australia 

Surprisingly quite in the tow , Ball height was a little low but did the job . For $45 vs $280 it was value for what I wanted. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #495396 Sun May 08 2016 9:18am
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CRACKA



Member Since: 16 Sep 2014
Location: Hallam Victoria 3803
Posts: 139

Australia 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Bonatti Grey

I think I know what the problem with the movement may be, as when I checked mine it was a little loose in the fitting into the receiver.
Any chance that the receiver being LR and the input being Hayman Reece that one is imperial and the other metric?????
I have placed a thin long metal flat spacer in the gap between the two and now the Tow ball doesn't move around at all. 2006 4.2 S/C with Tow Pack, Side Steps, DRL's, 20 & 22" wheels and performance mods.

1952 Rover 75 (Cyclops) First Car !!! Fond memories -was restored-good for 93mph.

Post #495722 Thu May 12 2016 2:38am
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garrycol



Member Since: 30 Nov 2010
Location: Canberra
Posts: 674

Australia 

They are all a little loose and rattle - nothing new there, that is why some receivers have a bolt you tighten to take the little bit of slack up.

All normal.

Garry 07MY RRS TDV6
Arctic Frost
Aspen Interior

Post #495723 Thu May 12 2016 2:50am
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savi18



Member Since: 02 Aug 2015
Location: Mosgiel. South Island NZ
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New Zealand 

I towed my 2 ton twin axle caravan with I Mitsubishi Pajero for 6 months and towed great. When I bought my 2009 Range Rover sport and towed it with that it was a litlle scary at first as had a little sway and was a little more bumpy I think because of the air suspension. Now I get none of that after 12 months of towing it's as if the car has learnt and adjusted it's self . Sometimes it feels like the caravan is not on the back. My tow ball weight is 170kg and I dont use the swan neck tow hitch. I use the genuine square one which sits a little higher then the swan neck. And I tow around the south island of new zealand which can be a little bumpy.

Post #501541 Sat Jul 23 2016 9:25pm
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savi18



Member Since: 02 Aug 2015
Location: Mosgiel. South Island NZ
Posts: 78

New Zealand 

I towed my 2 ton twin axle caravan with I Mitsubishi Pajero for 6 months and towed great. When I bought my 2009 Range Rover sport and towed it with that it was a litlle scary at first as had a little sway and was a little more bumpy I think because of the air suspension. Now I get none of that after 12 months of towing it's as if the car has learnt and adjusted it's self . Sometimes it feels like the caravan is not on the back. My tow ball weight is 170kg and I dont use the swan neck tow hitch. I use the genuine square one which sits a little higher then the swan neck. And I tow around the south island of new zealand which can be a little bumpy.

Post #501542 Sat Jul 23 2016 9:26pm
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