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Post Info TOPIC: Caravan hitch to low
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Caravan hitch to low


Hi all need a bit of information, I have a van and the hitch is to low its what they call a recessed hitch. I have a 200 series even with the longest drop down tow hitch it is still not level, I are thinking of having a plate welded on top of draw bar, has anyone had this done and do I need to have it inspected.



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Don't weld tow bars or hitches unless qualified - Tow bars and hitches come in many heights and types - check on line - I note you are in Perth and found this local guy www.metrotowbars.com.au/ or contact your local Pedders.

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Note also that the LEGAL limits for the centre of a 50mm ball are between 350 to 420mm above the ground when hitched.
This does not apply to other hitch types.
Cheers,
Peter

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For this type of welding you need someone who is a coded welder not just some backyard bloke who thinks he can wave a torch around. It would also be prudent to have a Dept of Transport approved engineer to look at what you are proposing A list of those can be found on the DOT web site. I can recommend Terry Southam who contact details are on that list. Terry has done work for me in the past and I have found him very good. He may be able to recommend a welder to you as well.

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Thanks for the input. I will check with dept of transport thanks again.

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I have had air bags fitted to the rear suspension of my vehicle. Has fixed the problem

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