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Old 16-11-16
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Ladies & gents I have been fortunate enough to have been given my fathers Evernew Caravan. It is only 13 foot pop-top 1994 model in excellent condition and weighs 1000kg loaded.

It has a standard 50mm ball hitch on it which only just clears the bottom of the tailgate door and that is on level ground. I reckon that on uneven ground it is going to kiss the bottom of the door or worse, particularly if the kids or missus aren't savvy to it and then I have damage.

I m thinking I may also fit some 15 inch rims and bigger tyres to it to lift 25-30mm as it is only a low van. But presently it tows nice and level, and I may want to flip the tongue over too again decreasing the clearance, to get it back level if I fit the bigger tyres.

So I am after experiences and recommendations on alternative hitches.

At this point in time I have had a look at the McHitch only. So happy to hear from you all, TIA.
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I've also looked at the McHitch but I ant to look at a Treg Hitch before I decide.
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This clearance issue has been one of the very few frustrations that I have had with both my NM and MW.

I hated the fact that I couldn't open the door without wacking the hitch. This was particularly problematic with my kids, who didn't get the idea of being careful when they opened the back door.

I solved this problem in two steps.

Firstly, I installed an Ark XO off road hitch. This is a low profile off road hitch that uses a standard 50mm ball.

http://www.arkcorp.com.au/p/3417/xo-...-road-coupling

I went for this hitch because of its low profile, but also so that I could still tow other trailers (which I do often).




However, the door still hit the brake lever, so I welded a bracket low between the drawbar and connected the brake lever to this.



All good now. Now the door stops when it hits the front drawbar box!!

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We have the McHitch auto coupler and think its great. Our caravan is very high and in order to get all level i have the hayman reece WDH at its highest hole. We are still able to open the back door 3/4 until it hits the stone guard on the van.
Tow a caravan with 250sh kg ball weight
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This thread shows a modification that I'm planning for our caravan in the hope of avoiding a spare wheel lifter.

https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...r+door+trailer

The standard ball coupling has been the most popular / common for a long long time.
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Thanks fellas. One of the attractions of the McHitch is the Treg style adaptor also available with it which I could use on my off road trailer.
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We too have the McHitch uniglide and towed a camper trailer half way round this great nation. Not only does it easily miss the rear door but it's easy to hitch/unhitch and it's silent while towing (unlike the 50mm ball).
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