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Give it a year and please report again on the rear heights please. Mine was also around 55/56 when just installed and now are about 54.5cm

Why was your rear left 3cm shorter when the van was attached? Is that where then"jerry cans" go?
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Sorry Oscaroo, terrible typo, now corrected!! Thought I checked all those numbers...
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Hello Paul

I've been following your process here with much interest. Thanks for all of your detailed final measurements, they will provide a great reference for when I undertake a similar upgrade. I'll also be keen to see your evaluation on the ride comfort once after you've done a few miles, particularly from the perspective of a backseat passenger.

The height of your DO35 pin and coupling are of particular interest to me. You made reference earlier to them being to the top of the pin, and the top of the coupling cover plate, I think. Would you be able to advise the measurement to the top of the pin from your towbar tongue. Also the measurement that the top of the hitch cover plate is above where it mounts to the drawbar mounting plate. I've tried to find these dimensions for the DO35 online, but it appears there are a few different versions.

Finally, are you using the standard Mitsubishi towbar hitch, and is it orientated in it's higher or lower position.

I'm using an ALKO offroad hitch, and an HR WDH, so once I know your figures, I can work back from there. Your thorough approach posting all of your weights, measurements and details is much appreciated.

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Paul
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Hello PaulMcG,

I have been out and done some measuring for you and got the following results: Top of the pin from the upper surface of the towbar tongue is 80mm. Top of hitch cover plate above where it mounts to the drawbar mounting plate is a little more difficult.

I don't know what model DO35 mine is, but it was installed on the caravan when new in late 2015, if that helps you identify it. The drawbar mounting plate has 6 bolts holding it on and the handbrake lever is at the rear of this plate, it is about 10mm. thick as near as I can measure. The hitch mechanism itself is somewhat forward of the plate, as you would be aware, so there is some parallax error when trying to measure heights. I have measured, as best I can, the height of the top, fixed, plate - not the one that slides forward to lock onto the pin - which is the plate on which the locking pin with its little rubber cover sits, above the drawbar mounting plate at 75mm. However, I have to warn that it could be as much as 80mm. due to the distance between the mounting plate and hitch cover. I levelled the hitch cover plate with spirit level to measure it. Hope this helps!!

I am using the standard Mitsubishi towbar hitch, fitted new by the dealer and it is mounted in the lower position. This means that the factory label with the legal towing weights and downloads is facing upwards. I am unable to use the towbar in the inverted, or higher, position as the van was specifically built around the same towbar on our 2010 NT Pajero.

Hope this helps and if you have any other queries, happy to help.

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Paul B.
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Hello Paul B

Thanks for your detailed reply. All of those measurements will be really helpful to me.

All the best
Paul
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