Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: Brisbane, Qld
TOTAL POSTS: 973
Re: loafer's ride
It is also advisable to buy a lockable hitch pin as there seems to be a trend these days with steeling towbar tongues and am sure this rear step will be even more attractive to pinch.
I bought an ARK "Hitch Pin Lock" today and tried to fit it to the hitch as suggested. This is the type I purchased from ARB
However, due to the configuration of the T31's rear bumper and the length of the lock pin, I was unabe to correctly use the pin lock.
(I thought for a while that I might not be able to get the bloody pin out without damaging something) Thankfully the rear bumpers (being plastic) are movable enough and I was able to remove the pin.
T31 Owner's - please note
When deciding which lockable hitch pin to purchase/use, please learn from my mistake . Check with the manufacturer of your towbar first before buying. I have since learnt that Hayman Reece make (and sell) a Hitch Pin Lock that has a curved end of the pin, which enables us to get the pin into the hitch and lock it without too much fuss & stress.
The rubber knob and the stainless steel plate are supposed to go under the step to stop it from wobbling and strengthen its mounting.
I found out also, that to move the rear step in closer to the body and therefore use the other holes, loosening the rubber knob and adjusting the stainless steel plate (over the hitch plate) enabled this to occur.
I have yet to see how the different placement of the rear step in the 3 different holes affects the reversing lights (as Dronus previously asked)
Last edited by jalalski, 23/Dec/2008, 8:00 pm
Electric Blue 2008 Ti CVT
23/Dec/2008, 6:23 pm