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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: Brisbane, Qld
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Finally got the (Hayman Reece) towbar installed today ($491 supply & fit) emoticon and was able to finally fit the towbar step/guard

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Looks a treat, don't you think? emoticon

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WOW Stephen, you beast is turning into an awesome looking machine for sure emoticon

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Date Registered: 08-2008
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Does the rear step block the reverse lights much?
Looks awesome tho! Congrats!

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Hi dronus

Yes, the step does block the reverse lights emoticon . As you can see from the 3rd photo, the step is only in the first hole. I will try it in the other two holes on the weekend to see if the "reverse light" situation is any better.

Jalal

I have a question about the step - in the "bits" was a round rubberised knob (which I presumed was to screw in underneath). Does this act as a ground bump? and also there was a silver metal bar with a hook on one end - I'll take a photo of it on the weekend to show you and to see if I have put it together correctly. The instructions that came with were all in Japanese character - of which means nothing to me emoticon emoticon

Cheers, and thanks for your compliments emoticon

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Stephen,

The rubber knob and the stainless steel plate are supposed to go under the step to stop it from wobbling and strengthen its mounting. 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.

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Stephen,

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.



Cheers Jalal - it is on my list of thing to buy this weekend. Thanks for the heads-up emoticon

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Top job Stephen with the information and pics.

You have me thinking on getting a tow bar from these guys sometime in the new year.

Again thank you emoticon

Regards Scot

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quote:

jalalski wrote:

Stephen,

The rubber knob and the stainless steel plate are supposed to go under the step to stop it from wobbling and strengthen its mounting. 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.



Here are a couple of photos I took this morning showing the stainless steel plate

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and one of the towbar (with wiring plug)

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I will also purchase the hitch pin lock from HR (asap)
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Good stuff Stephen and that is the correct way of attaching the knob and steel plate emoticon

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quote:

jalalski wrote:

Stephen,

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.



Jalal

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

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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.
 
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emoticon (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 emoticon . 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.


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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.

1st hole

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2nd hole

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3rd hole

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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)


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