StarCraft 17:58.3 Mk11

achjimmy

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Got tired of having the hitch jam on the ball. No matter what I tried under certain circumstances you just couldnt get it off! Was considering a Hyland hitch as it keeps the ball but they have gone out of business and I couldnt find one easily plus everybody seems to be going the Mchitch auto with great reviews so I joined the club!

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achjimmy

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If you get a chance to take your hitch off give the base a good file! The gal slag there was horrendous. Iam amazed the hitch stayed flat!

Don't know if you can see it clearly in the pic but the lug and the head of the stud have been well worn over. But I just coundnt get the adjustment right, too tight and I probably caused that and too lose it banged around! Jayco as always offered no help other than to say it was okay.

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achjimmy

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Got the thetford fridge serviced on Friday by alternate gas refrigeration in Arndell park. It was getting harder and harder to start especially after a lay over. I mentioned it to Jayco at a warranty/service fleecing but again they could find an issue suprise suprise ! It got worse that even a igniter flame in the burner box and it wouldn't ignite last week! Alternative were great got there at 6.20am and all fixed by 7.30 and on my way home after a chat.:D

Three things bit of carbon on the igniter tip that I have mentioned before. He said the thetfords have very tiny jets and are prone to blocking and I had some cobwebs around. (Going to spray the area regularly ) and that the igniter needed moving a bit away to create a stronger spark. Showed me how he perfered them lit and Alls good.

Definetly recomend them if you need fridge repairs in Sydney.
 

Drover

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Replacing the adjuster on the hitch would have probably fixed your jamming but a McHitch is way, way better and looks cool......................I've put flyscreen on the inside of the fridge vents, top and bottom for the bug reason and check the screws are tight down there at times...................wish I could work out why mine doesn't work on 12v but thats for another thread.
 

achjimmy

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Replacing the adjuster on the hitch would have probably fixed your jamming but a McHitch is way, way better and looks cool......................I've put flyscreen on the inside of the fridge vents, top and bottom for the bug reason and check the screws are tight down there at times...................wish I could work out why mine doesn't work on 12v but thats for another thread.

@Drover I've played with the hitch. Iam over it TBH it's done it since new, I think it's cause there 5h1+ anyway after a day towing I just want to be able to Unhitch not dick around.
 

bigcol

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never had that problem @achjimmy , and I have the Treg on the 16' so not a problem with that either

I do know 2 guys who have the Treg hitches on their campers ( 1 x Conqueror, and 1 x MDC Camper) and then added the Mchitch to that.............

I dunno why........
 
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I occasionally had the hitch lock on to the ball after backing into a site. Just let the car move forward slightly to take the pressure off the ball and all good. 8 now have a DO35. It is even easier to un hitch.