Tow hitch 50mm spacer block & bolts

Sep 22, 2013
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Melbourne
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Hi All,
I had this spacer manufactured in 2016 for our Jayco van. We have since upgraded our tug and no longer need the spacer. The spacer is made from mild steel plate and has been designed to match the bolt hole pattern of the tow hitch. I also allowed clearance for the operation of the caravan's brake lever. The spacer has been painted for corrosion protection. It comes complete with new/unused matching high strength bolts and nyloc nuts.

$220 for the lot. Pick up from Wonga Park 3115. Postage can be arranged at additional cost.

Thanks,
John. IMG_7395_zpsxvgujxyk.jpg




 
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Macca_75

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Aug 3, 2016
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So I had some time to get around to taking measurements on the weekend. Excuse the bad photography but I have shown on the picture below where I took the measurements (to the underside of the main chassis rail for points A & B and to the underside of the guard for C & D

Measure.jpg



For reference the picture without the jockeywheel is with the tongue in the higher position, the picture with the Jockey wheel is with the tongue in the lower position (NB. The jockey wheel isn't touching the ground, I had to use it to take the guard measurements with no load on the car and to remove to van to flip the tongue/change the ball).

High:
Before.jpg


Low:
After.jpg


And the measurements:

Description: A B C D
No van 1030mm 960mm
Tongue high 562mm 603mm 1000mm 970mm
Tongue low 585mm 570mm 1005mm 965mm

So by flipping the receiver the van rides almost level. It also seems that when riding more level some (more) of the weight is taken but the front set of wheels on the van and less weight is transferred to both the rear wheels and less lifting of the front wheels.

Thanks for the offer @jcexpanda2007 - I don't think I will need it
 

Boots in Action

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Mar 13, 2017
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Ferny Grove, Queensland
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So I had some time to get around to taking measurements on the weekend. Excuse the bad photography but I have shown on the picture below where I took the measurements (to the underside of the main chassis rail for points A & B and to the underside of the guard for C & D

View attachment 48038


For reference the picture without the jockeywheel is with the tongue in the higher position, the picture with the Jockey wheel is with the tongue in the lower position (NB. The jockey wheel isn't touching the ground, I had to use it to take the guard measurements with no load on the car and to remove to van to flip the tongue/change the ball).

High:
View attachment 48037

Low:
View attachment 48036

And the measurements:

Description: A B C D
No van 1030mm 960mm
Tongue high 562mm 603mm 1000mm 970mm
Tongue low 585mm 570mm 1005mm 965mm

So by flipping the receiver the van rides almost level. It also seems that when riding more level some (more) of the weight is taken but the front set of wheels on the van and less weight is transferred to both the rear wheels and less lifting of the front wheels.

Thanks for the offer @jcexpanda2007 - I don't think I will need it
So I had some time to get around to taking measurements on the weekend. Excuse the bad photography but I have shown on the picture below where I took the measurements (to the underside of the main chassis rail for points A & B and to the underside of the guard for C & D

View attachment 48038


For reference the picture without the jockeywheel is with the tongue in the higher position, the picture with the Jockey wheel is with the tongue in the lower position (NB. The jockey wheel isn't touching the ground, I had to use it to take the guard measurements with no load on the car and to remove to van to flip the tongue/change the ball).

High:
View attachment 48037

Low:
View attachment 48036

And the measurements:

Description: A B C D
No van 1030mm 960mm
Tongue high 562mm 603mm 1000mm 970mm
Tongue low 585mm 570mm 1005mm 965mm

So by flipping the receiver the van rides almost level. It also seems that when riding more level some (more) of the weight is taken but the front set of wheels on the van and less weight is transferred to both the rear wheels and less lifting of the front wheels.

Thanks for the offer @jcexpanda2007 - I don't think I will need it
Hi @Macca_75 , great pictures and shows how flipping the receiver can make a difference. Had to do a similar thing on my Colorado when I had the axle underslung on my Penguin. However, in my case, I had to go to the higher position (rather than leave it at the lower ball position) so that the additional height of the drawbar was level with the receiver on my tug. Yours now looks nice and level. Great move.
 
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Prydey

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Apr 24, 2018
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Woodcroft, Adelaide.
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Is this spacer still available? If so, any chance you could provide measurements for the bolt hole spacing, and also rough size and weight of the package for postage calculation.
Cheers
Rob