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Car and Van setup


Hi folks

does anyone based in Perth have any recommendations about who can advise me how to get my towing setup right ? I have a Land Cruiser 200 series 2018 model towing a Jayco Starcraft Outback. The van drops down at the tow point, this could be due to the hitch towbar tongue, a genuine toyota part, which has a 90 degree bend downwards from the hitch. Meaning the van has to drop to connect to the towball. The towball weight is 280 kg laden. I would rather avoid weight distribution kits and would like some advice from a retailer who can give me some options preferably someone who you guys trust and have had a good experience with

On another note we have just come back from a 3 week trip up North stayed at Horrocks beach, Kalbarri Red Bluff, great park there, Carnarvon, Coral Bay Peoples Park, ocean front spot, beautiful. Monkey Mia for a few days. It was great to get out again

Thanks in advance for your help

Regards

BOKO56



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Go to; The Caravan Council of Australia website www.caravancouncil.com.au/ where you can download all the technical advice and checklists for free. They particularly have heaps of info on setting up vans safely.


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The ttowing hitch which faces down , can be turned 180 that then allows you to get car and van level

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BOKO56 wrote:

Hi folks

does anyone based in Perth have any recommendations about who can advise me how to get my towing setup right ? I have a Land Cruiser 200 series 2018 model towing a Jayco Starcraft Outback. The van drops down at the tow point, this could be due to the hitch towbar tongue, a genuine toyota part, which has a 90 degree bend downwards from the hitch. Meaning the van has to drop to connect to the towball. The towball weight is 280 kg laden. I would rather avoid weight distribution kits and would like some advice from a retailer who can give me some options preferably someone who you guys trust and have had a good experience with

On another note we have just come back from a 3 week trip up North stayed at Horrocks beach, Kalbarri Red Bluff, great park there, Carnarvon, Coral Bay Peoples Park, ocean front spot, beautiful. Monkey Mia for a few days. It was great to get out again

Thanks in advance for your help

Regards

BOKO56


Flipping the tow hitch on an LC200 reduces the maximum download rating.Forgotten by how much,but I seem to recall that maximum download becomes 300kg? Cheers



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I think the Ranger is the same. Much better to buy a proper rated drop hitch. Not that expensive and better to be safe.

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