Help!.. Getting towed off pitch - Peterboro

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  1. Fletton

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    Over in the general camping area... Everyone who's left today has had to be towed off.

    So in anticipation... I've located the tow hole for a towing fix

    Taken the eye from the toolbox - but can't get it to fit... There doesn't appear to be enough room.. It seems to be too short and the eye catches on the bodywork as I try to screw it in. :(

    Does anyone know if a longer towing eye can be ontained from the show?
     
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    Look for a Fiat Panda, the towing eye on mine is longer than the Laika one!!
     
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    About the same chance as getting a new clutch and brake pads at the show I reckon.....its a base vehicle part, not a conversion part.
     
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    Ah, I seem to recall a few years ago about people posting that they had the wrong size towing ring supplied with their MHs ... I wonder if yours is one of them!
     
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    I've just established that i've been given a standard Fiat one...
    The pic in manual is about 4 times the length!.. :mad:
     
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    Yup
    That'll be moi too!!
     
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    Are the threads on these not all the same? I can see that different lengths might be needed, but even then a universal long one would still work when a short one would

    Another design cock up by those that make but never use

    Good luck, how about a Knaus dealer at the show, but trying whoever is next to you to see if it fits would be my first try, actually it wouldn't I would probably be shouting down the phone to my supplying dealers answer phone :)
     
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    Well... At least i checked now.. As opposed to faffing about with a tractor sat there waiting!..
     
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    Yes, if you have a chassis cab then anyone with the same base vehicle should be able to lend you theirs ... so long as theirs isn't a short one too! :X3:
     
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    It's a Knaus A..
     

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    Oooo ... that is a tiddler isn't it! :X3:
     
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    Looks like you'll be first in the field for next years show then....:whistle:
     
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    Where have I heard that before .........
     
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    After Pete trying to get his in - first time he's even tried since he took possession of it - unfortunately he had great difficulty screwing.
     
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    Pardon....:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::whistle2:
     
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    Just wait for the first fiat to be towed off Tomoz, there will definitely be one, and ask to borrow there's
     
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    Please note - I am talking about the Moho towing eye!

    2013 registered, first time since we've had it about a fortnight ago we needed a tow. The thread on the van was WELL rusted up. Well yes, of course, it's just in exactly the right place to get rusted up, isn't it? But because you never see the thing until you need it - although we needed the one on the Bessie once - it's simply never crossed either of our minds that the one on the Pilote (again owned from new) might need some TLC after 3 years (or preferably before!) and a drop or 3 of oil.

    Sorted now of course - but so much easier if it hadn't got like it in the first place!

    And the towing eye thingy on this one is either shorter than the one for the Swift, too - or more difficult to locate in the thread 'level' for some other reason. perhaps the Swift had a sort of neck on the hole, so when you inserted the eye, when it got in far enough to meet the thread, it would already be level?
     
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    Help I am trapped in a Carry On film ........
     
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    Useful thread this, no pun intended. I must find if I have a towing eye and check it fits and everything is lubricated which should be. :)
     
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    Wish I'd done that before planting the van in this field :unsure: ...
     
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