Perhaps it's time to start a thread on the different designs of weight-distributing hitches that have been available over the years! No attempt has been made to determine when each design first became available. Here's a typical 'mini system':
Post by fireballv8 on Dec 28, 2010 12:36:43 GMT 10
The picture shows a Hayman Reese mini hitch. Still available new. the 4 bar set mentioned is a Car-van 4 bar set, also still available new from any good caravan accessory shop. Parts of the hitches are available as well as the whole set. I'm getting the chain clamps for the Mini hitch, to use with my 4 bar set, so that my mechanical over-ride brakes work better, the hitches can restrict the operation of the brakes
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2010 12:39:56 GMT 10 by fireballv8
I think thescooterboy might have been hoping to start a thread on “weight distribution hitches/load levellers/ant-sway bars/stabilisers” what ever we want to call them along the lines of the very interesting “Old Tow Couplings” thread... or the exciting “jockey wheel” thread....rather than a discussion on the effectiveness of said “weight distribution hitches”
They always provoke a discussion as to whether they are necessary or effective. One of the best threads along those lines can be seen HERE.
Here's my guess Doug, Look above at reply 4 and then have a look at the ones at the bottom with chains, by bet is that it looks a lot like that only with what you have you would swing the handle down and then place the hook in the chain link and then return the handle to the position shown in you picture thus locking it in as you would be going over centre with the hook and it would simply hold itself there under it's own tension. If anything it sounds good Derk.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tins of ham then delete it, it's Spam.
Has anyone got a step by step "destruction" manual or "how to install" these anti-sway bar thingys to your rig?? I have been told they will help stop Henrietta's bum dragging down so much, although it is a trait of Galaxies, so Bev kindly found me a set of them thar bar thingys at a swap-meet, I have to now fit them to the car & VV ....help
Trivia is my speciality it would appear..... and there is so much more of it to explore yet
It was recently suggested to me we should have a thread on the period clothing caravanners wore in each of the decades that interest us..30's.. 40's.... 50's and 60's. With the hope that we might dress in the appropriate clothing when we have our vans on display..... is what he said
Might leave that one to one of the girls to start me thinks .