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ELD70
 


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Mult Height Towbar Towball Height?

Can anyone who tows (horseboxes mainly) tell me what height they have their tow ball set at? My dealer fitted one is set at 350mm which is way too low, 450mm looks to be the height I need.
  
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generally they're 400 or 450 ISTR 450 being more the std.

Easy to change on the MH though, you just undo the bolts & move it up Thumbs Up
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The answer may be within this thread http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic27141.html but to summarise, 400-450 appears to be the correct height for an Ifor horse box.
  
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Just set it to 450mm which seems to be correct. Thanks guys.
  
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Could a sticky be made from questions relating to Tow ball heights, as there seems to be a lot of questions and answers weekly now on setting heights?

Andy
  
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Post your heights here.
  
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450 is the proper height especially for ifor williams trailers.Any lower then this height and the trailer will "snake".
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The Irish Rover wrote:
450 is the proper height especially for ifor williams trailers.Any lower then this height and the trailer will "snake".
Hope this helps...
  
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You're not towing an Equitrek by any chance are you?

Ours seems to sit a bit nose low on the Disco (removable tow hitch). The ball height is about 16 inches. On our old Isuzu it was just over 18 inches and the trailer was level on that.

There are no shims on the Equitrek hitch so we can't adjust it to make it any lower.
  
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Hi all,

I have just fitted a multiplate towbar on the D3, it seems by the symbol on the plate that the ball can only be attached to the bottom two holes (with the top 4 for fixing it to the rear section) or turned upside down and the ball attached to the top two (with the bottom 4 for fixing it to the rear section).

So I thought I'd be clever and remove the plate and fix the ball to the bottom row of the rear section but again found a symbol that says the ball can only be attached to the top pair??

Does anyone know why this is??

Has anyone just ignored this and stuck the ball to the height they wanted anyway??

Cheers
  
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The "do not do this" symbol is for a pin/eye connection - not a 50mm ball. You can attach your ball in any combination and keep the full 3500kg capacity
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Admittedly I haven't seen this at all as I'm yet to get my D4 but hypothetically which level would be correct for a ball and pin type hitch.

I assume (without looking) that the ball is higher on the ball and pin than on a ball only hitch? If this is the case I would guess at wanting the middle bolt holes, am I right in thinking that this isn't possible withe the multi-height hitch? Or have I got this completely wrong?
  
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On the subject of Equitrek, be very very careful.

I attended a hampshire fire service equine/large animal rescue seminar a couple of weeks ago. And while it was very interesting and informative, the overwhelming theme was that rear or side facing horse boxes were lethal, and non-hgv horse transport where the horse is carried on a floor above the wheels was problematic for an average driver.

And get this, the speaker said that about 40% of equine rescues involving a horse which has become displaced inside its horse box involve Equitrek boxes. Staggering. He even went as far as saying that if he could, he would ban them from the road instantly.

And this is a man with 30 years experience in this area.
  
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This gives you the correct heights if you scroll down. http://media.disco3.co.uk/ownerinfo/LR0057...height.pdf
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