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Re: The Towing thread

To bring my HR head closer into the Mopar socket I had another hole drilled into the HR shank 70mm closer to the head.
I don't believe the extra hole compromises the shank, it lessens the overhang and just neatens the setup.
No issues in over 40,000k towing our van with the modified setup.
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Re: The Towing thread

Mr Boxhead you should visit your local HR guy and tell him to stick that in his fractured metal pipe and smoke it :-)

Thanks for the feedback John... again.

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Old 07-20-2014, 01:08 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

I have the Mopar bar, and a Hayman Reece hitch. I will try to get a photo tomorrow for you.
Although there is no stop in the Mopar receiver, the HR hitch will not slide all the way into it, and at least for my setup, the hitch sits too far out. I am unable to line up the last hole. I have attempted to grind the edges, and so far still cannot get the hitch in as far as I would like. Maybe more grinding will fix, but will wait to see.
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Re: The Towing thread

I inserted the Mopar receiver adaptor from the back side (front really) of the towbar. I was attempting to store it like that to avoid shinning myself on it. Whilst it went in no worries, it didn't reach the anti-rattle bolt I was hoping to use to hold it there. So I aborted mission.

I think you possibly need to grind further up the shank Ally... or there's maybe some slag in the way?

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Oh, and I'm after pictures of the HR towbar with HR WDH...
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Re: The Towing thread

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Mr Boxhead you should visit your local HR guy and tell him to stick that in his fractured metal pipe and smoke it :-)

Thanks for the feedback John... again.

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Considering the Jeeps towing capacity I would have thought a Jeep WDH or Best Bars one would be available to suit the best bars tow bar.
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Re: The Towing thread

Ally, they will go in. Mopar bar, HR head.
And it's the same as yours, Boxheadmr. I think if you did drill an extra hole like mine it would compromise the use in another hitch, unless you were able to use the new hole.
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Oh, and I'm after pictures of the HR towbar with HR WDH...

If you can wait a couple more days Steve, I'll post up a pic of my HR WDH on my HR towbar. Currently in Hawaii and will be home tomorrow night. I know it's an MY12, but shouldn't be any real difference.


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Re: The Towing thread

As promised, photos of the HR Hitch with a Mopar Bar.

From the images, you can see that the HR Hitch has 3 pre drilled bolt holes. When inserting the hitch into the Mopar receptor, the shaft gets stuck before lining up with the last hole, despite no obvious obstruction in the Mopar part.
I have ground off the corners of the shaft, but with very little success. I am reluctant to further grind away, as I really need to identify exactly where it is sticking, as I do not want to grind an area if not required, as that will lead to a sloppy fit, and rattles.

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Re: The Towing thread

Ooops... just as a general comment... when talking about the HR receiver adaptor, I (we) should probably clarify if we're referring to the newer cast ones or the older solid bar version. Advice may differ depending.

For example, I wouldn't suggest that anyone should drill an additional hole in the cast type in Ally's pics.
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Re: The Towing thread

Back to yours Ally. Do you have a vernier gauge to run up the adaptor to check the adjusted dimensions? Also, could it be that the grinding work is a little uneven, allowing the adaptor to go in up to a position where a few high points make contact simultaneously? Maybe lay a straight-edge or steel rule along the adaptor to check for inconsistencies in the grinding?

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Ooops... just as a general comment... when talking about the HR receiver adaptor, I (we) should probably clarify if we're referring to the newer cast ones or the older solid bar version. Advice may differ depending.

For example, I wouldn't suggest that anyone should drill an additional hole in the cast type in Ally's pics.
Yep, and mine is the old one with the solid, rather than the cast shank.
Different animal.
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