Pappajohn-----Tow-bar

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  1. LDV400

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    when you fixed your tow-bar to the m/home did you use spring washers or ordinary washers and bolts.

    Thanks Sammy:thumb:
     
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    Where there is chance of movement I always use flat washers then spring then nut
    Or flat washers and locking nuts
    On such as a towbar a must for me
    And use heavy duty washers not the cheap crap

    peter
     
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    Tow bar

    Deffo spring washer when I fitted mine and nylock nuts just to be sure
     
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    sorry for late reply Sammy.

    i used flat washers on the alko chassis side and flat washers plus nyloc nuts on the plate side.

    i used M12 (17mm spanner size) nuts and bolts all round.

    no torque data so just tightened them 'grunt' tight then check again after a decent towing run

    using nylocs negates the need for spring washers
     
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    when swap the towball for the motorbike rack, I replace these between the ball and mount each time:

    Internal Serrated Lock Washers, Stainless Steel M16
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    Pappajohn---------Tow-bar

    Hi
    Thanks to every one + Pappajohn great response :thumb: as usual, will get tow-bar painted tomorrow and fitted next day weather permitting.

    thanks Sammy
     
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