- Jul 19, 2007
- Funster No
When the hitch is referred to as a 2" hitch, is the measurement the internal or external measurement of the "tube"?
The square box of the hitch is 2'' but the americans also use 2'' ball couplings
euro couplings are 50mm . 1mm differance
now thats a very good point....
the ball will need changing for a 50mm euro ball unless you are using a US 'A' frame of course.oh:
2" = 50.8mm so the cup will be too tight unless the ball is well worn.
it is very easy to see the differance between 50mm and 2''
the 50mm has a flat top to the ball and the 2'' has not
the picture a the preavious post is 50mm
never mind the one at the back what about this one on the front?what is it used for?
Hi the ball on the front is incase you break down and need towing, a lot of yanks have low fronts meaning that any towbar will snag it.
I would'nt let one of those beasties near my RV underlift towing would almost certainly pop your screen out and twist the bells out of a chassis with fibre glass walls great for lorries and suchbut i would insist on one of these low loadersI reckon these guys could handle RV recovery
Absolutely a resounding yes, were not talking rowing boats here mate 25foot plus cruisersHi Geo so your saying that people fit tow balls to the front of their 35' RV's so they can roll down a slippery slip to pull or push a boat in the water............................emm not sure your right their.
I would love to see your alternative and reverse an RV down a slipway
I would'nt let one of those beasties near my RV underlift towing would almost certainly pop your screen out and twist the bells out of a chassis with fibre glass walls great for lorries and suchbut i would insist on one of these low loaders
And as for the front tow balls Luggnut was closest, the fad started many moons ago when 99% of tow vehicles were rear wheel drive, and a front mounted tow ball allowed the user to launch his boat whilst keeping the drive wheels well out of the water and slippery moss that grew on slipways:thumb:
olley said:I think anybody who drives down a slipway with a 10ton+ RV to launch a boat needs certifying.
ouch $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$some friends of ours had a slight mishap with their coach last week. They pulled off road to turn around and the rear wheels sank in soft dirt. Attempts by a couple of pickup trucks failed to pull them out, and eventually a big-rig tow truck arrived and got them out pronto.
Sorry Olley, but we did that for many years (in reverse, not forward). In fact, it was much more controllable than reversing a boat and trailer down a launch ramp with our 4x4. The long overhang of the coach also allowed the rear wheels to stay dry, whereas our 4x4 had to be reversed in to where the exhaust tail pipe was in the water. We were in good company - lots of others launching their boats with class A motorhomes.