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October 26, 2020, 10:48:58 AM

Tow bar height

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on: October 18, 2020, 09:45:53 AM
I have a trailer towbar fitted at the rear which is giving me a measurement from the ground to the centre of the ball of 300mm, the recommended height should be between 350mm and 450mm, what heights are the towbar ball on other buggies.


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Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 11:25:20 AM
I would think that's pretty critical on a car with all the weight at the back.  But rather than aim for a specific height I would aim to get whatever you are towing level or at least not pointing down at the towball.

Guess it's only a short light trailer with small wheels you are towing rather than a long horsebox and the force down on the hook is what makes the difference
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Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 11:40:58 AM
Yep just a small fibreglass trailer, the towbar frame was designed to fit a vw trike and fits the same as the normal towbar, u clamps on the torsion bar tubes and to the frame horns, just can't see any other way of raising the height other than getting the towbar redesigned.


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Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 02:27:15 PM
I set my Buggy tow bar at 40cm from the ball centre to the ground

Which is exactly the same height as my Freelander, my T4, My Audi, my Vauxhall and I have never had any nose weight or jockey wheel gounding out issues when towing

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Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 04:19:36 PM
Cheers Dave  ;-)up