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Low profile offroad hitch
Posted on Wednesday June 5th 2013 by Dan

Low profile off road hitches and couplings If you are looking for a low profile offroad coupling then your options are quite limited. In fact you are pretty much limited to 2 units, the Orac and the OzHitch. First off all lets look at the Orac. It is a very simple manufacture with NO self

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Offroad hitches not ideal
Posted on Wednesday June 5th 2013 by Dan

Offroad couplings and hitches not ideal I’ve heard the question before “Is there ever a time when an offroad hitch is not ideal”? This question brings up a few scenarios for me where I haven’t had an offroad coupling and was worried about weather I would break the ball coupling and hence be left stranded.

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Converting To An OzHitch
Posted on Wednesday June 5th 2013 by Dan

Convert your off road hitch to OzHitch Converting your off road coupling over to an OzHitch is usually quite easy. There are a few ways to convert. The most common way is to remove the old off road hitch completely and replace it with an OzHitch. OR another option becoming very popular is to convert

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Override brakes VS electric brakes
Posted on Tuesday December 4th 2012 by Dan

Override Brakes VS Electric Brakes I often get the question… I’m about to fit brakes to my camper trailer and want to know which hitch I should buy? the override brakes unit or the electric brake unit. Which is better suited? Well the easiest way to answer this is to say it depends what you

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Suspension Lift Kits
Posted on Wednesday November 21st 2012 by Dan

Ive often been asked what size suspension lift kits should I use on my 4×4 along with what suspension lift kits are big and how many inches can I go up. Well the answer to that is a little bit more complicated than it may seem. First of all it depends what you are trying

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Mimi McPherson In The Full Explanation Video
Posted on Friday November 16th 2012 by Dan

Mimi McPherson (star of screen and television) shows more detail about OzHitch’s incredible versatility and ease of use.

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Solutions For Common Problems With Hitches
Posted on Friday November 16th 2012 by Dan

Difficult to Fit Some Off Road Hitches I was recently at a car sound place having a stereo fitted when a couple in a 100 series cruiser came to pick up there Bush-tracker van after having some work done. I got chatting to them as the van had one of the old AT35 hitches on

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Mimi McPherson Shares More Info
Posted on Friday November 16th 2012 by Dan

Mimi McPherson (star of screen and television) shows more detail about OzHitch’s incredible versatility and ease of use.

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Mimi’s First Ad
Posted on Friday October 12th 2012 by Dan

Mimi McPherson explains OzHitch on video.

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Load level riders VS Poly air bags
Posted on Thursday July 19th 2012 by Dan

Load level riders VS Poly air bags I have seen some debate about this topic on a few forums etc and think there needs to be some clarfication. There is a major difference between Poly air bags and Hayman Reese style Load level riders. So lets start with what I believe to be the original

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The FJ Cruiser…
Posted on Saturday May 26th 2012 by Dan

Is the Toyota FJ Cruiser a 4X4 For Off Road Towing? Just another soft 4X4 ?? Something special? or just another soft 4×4? So the new FJ cruiser hits the spotlight. Other than wanting a 4×4 that looks a bit different to the others, I ask myself why would I want to buy one? Looks

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Towing your camper trailer and boat in road-train
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

I wonder how many Aussie blokes would love to take the off road caravan and boat away on the family holiday but can not. I have friends who go in two cars so they can take both the boat and the offroad camper trailer. I have other friends who do two trips over 300 kilometers so they 

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How many hitches does Australia need?
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Australia certainly seems to be the country where the off road hitch are most popular not to mention we have the highest RV ownership per capita in the world. So why Australia? Is it that rough out here that we need them more than others? Well if you are a genuine off-roader that gets out

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Modern small engine 4×4′s
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Can small engines tow trailers and caravans? So my question is WHAT ARE THEY THINKING ??? Lets face it small engines are economical and it might be nice to have good economy from a large vehicle, but lets also look at some home truths here. A small engine is not going to last long under

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Hitches ain’t hitches, Part 1: Must haves
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Tips for Choosing an Off Road Hitch When choosing an off road hitch, there are many variables to consider. What angles will I encounter? What towing capacity does your tow hitch have? Is your tow hitch certified with Australian ADR’s? What are the type of connecting mechanisms? Is your hitch easy to use? Is your

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Hitches ain’t hitches Part 2: What to Avoid
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

No Bushing Stay away from off road tow hitches that don’t have some type of nylon or urethane bushing (not another metal) in all major joints (especially the main rotational body on the trailer side) as these tow hitches may seem nice and firm now but a few thousand kilometres of off road and you

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Gate safety review: Close, Real Close Call
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Most of us have to drive through access gates at some point in our driving careers. Sometimes they are a bit hidden as in this experience. Which also brings up offroad safety and outback travel, and the amount of things that could go wrong. Even worse if you are towing because pulling up takes longer

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Towing is easy if you follow the rules
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

My first tip is so important I’m going to make it a bit of a story. As my first towing tip is one of the most important that very few people ever consider, I’ll post this in questions. How much does your trailer/caravan weigh unloaded? How much is the maximum weight including your gear not

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Load level Rider Troubles
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

There seems to be a lot of off road hitches out there in Australia. The other thing we have a lot of is camper trailers and caravans. What I see is a whole lot of people towing vans using off road hitches and standard ones and using the Hayman Reese type level rider kits to

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Loading your trailer safely
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

So here is my first tip. When you pack a camper trailer or caravan for its first time outing always go over a weighbridge and find out if you are within the trailers maximum load capacity. Why because a huge amount of accidents happen from overloading. Off road and 4X4 vehicle owners also need to

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Security for your camper trailer
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

What are my options? So I often get asked what kind of security should I be using to secure my caravan, camper trailer or off road trailer to my vehicle. There are a few security options. Firstly, I suggest using a quality lock to double secure your tow chain to the vehicle. If you have

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Plastics in car manufacture could be killing you
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

HSE ALERT FOR CAR RIDERS Now this is very interesting! My car’s manual says to roll down the windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C. WHY? No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before. We wonder where this stuff comes from but here is an example that explains

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Be Considerate when towing… some good ideas
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Towing is easy for some of us and sometimes we need to remember that not everyone feels this way. It can be stressful to you the person doing the towing (especially if you are a novice) but stressful to the others on the road as well. I guess it works both ways no matter if

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Quit speeding up in overtaking lanes..!!!!
Posted on Wednesday May 23rd 2012 by Dan

Do you find over taking lanes a massive frustration??? When I’m out there on the highway I can almost smell the anticipation in people when they have seen a sign "overtaking lane 200m ahead" You can see all the vehicles get closer to each other ready to pounce. Everyone is thinking is he gonna go?

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Offroad Coupling, Offroad Hitch… do you want the best?
Posted on Sunday May 20th 2012 by Dan

Offroad Coupling, Offroad Hitch… do you want the best? Offroad Coupling or Offroad Hitch, which one do you choose for your camper trailer? Well basically they are the same thing and the two names would most likely depend on where you come from. USA tend to use the word offroad coupling more and Australia uses.

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