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Hi everyone

 

We are new to caravanning having just bought our first van a few weeks ago. We have towed trailer tents and a folding camper previously. Please feel free to put this in the right topic if not correct.

 

Our problem is the towing height of the Rav4's towbar. I believe it is at the minimum legal limit. When towing we raise the bar up to its highest (which doesn't allow the rear door to open very much but this we are not bothered about that much). On exiting the storage yard the underneath of the caravan hitch grounds as there is a slight rise, also the van seems a little nose down when towing. Does anyone know if there is a swan neck detachable tow ball that would riase the height? The towbar was on the car when we bought it a few years ago and is a towsure make.

 

Thanks :)

 

 

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Hi Cookie and welcome to Caravan Talk.

I will move this to the Tow Car section where it will get better exposure.

Hopefully our many very helpful members will give you some advice - maybe even lots of advice :)

Graham

Unless otherwise stated all posts are my personal opinion 

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Have a look at this link http://www. witter-towbars. co. uk/towbars/faq8. php#

Your Towbar height should be between 35 & 42 cm.

Have you checked the nose weight of the caravan?

http://www. witter-towbars. co. uk/towbars/faq6. php

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Thank you Milky Way.

 

Three Star I don't think the nose weight is the problem its definitely a fault with the Rav. The towbar needs to sit higher somehow :(

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Cookie

The westfalia details are here:

http://www. westfalia-loadcarrier. co. uk/eshot/installation/335419. pdf

Page 23 of 29 shows the height it should be at. As Simon100 says, it should be between 350 and 420mm off the ground. Hope you get things sorted. And yes there will be a Swann neck available for the rav4. You don't say what year model it is

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Hi CT Patron, its a 2005 D-4D xtr 2. 0. Three Star I will check the nose weight too. Thanks for your help.

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Psssst Cookie. ..........

 

The more posts you make here on CT, then the higher the star rating from one star to five stars, so Simon100 is a three starrer. I changed mine to Milky Way - geddit?

 

But you can call me Wispman! :) :) :)

 

P. S. Who sang "You can call me Al"? And who mimed to it?

 

Back on topic please. .....

Graham

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Paul Simon sang it and Chevy Chase mimed to it. Do I win a free pint??? :D

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