Trailer Coupling

Other Queries
Clem
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 794
Joined: 19 Jun 2013 15:16
Full Name: Clem Daniel
Nickname: Clem
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: Patrol 4.8
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Trailer Coupling

Post by Clem » 28 Sep 2013 08:46

Guys, having bought the Metalian Mini why it is that here in South Africa we tend to use a standard trailer coupling whereas in Australia they seem to have a preference for the multi-jointed type off road coupling which offers far greater articulation. I now find myself wondering whether the Mini will in fact be able to fully follow my Patrol when the terrain gets really interesting and whether or not I should be thinking of obtaining a Hyman type coupling with 3.5 tow ball (the Hyman coupling requires a longer shank than on the 2.5 tow ball). Any thoughts or input would be much appreciated.

User avatar
Chris Skinner
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 936
Joined: 26 Nov 2009 12:58
Full Name: Chris Skinner
Nickname: Chris
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol 4,8 GRX 2005
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 56 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Chris Skinner » 28 Sep 2013 10:23

Wots a Hyman coupling - besides a first night with a virgin?? :rolling:

User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Posts: 6622
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 505 times
Been thanked: 240 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Tinus lotz » 28 Sep 2013 14:10

I am not familiar with that can you post some picks?

Clem
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 794
Joined: 19 Jun 2013 15:16
Full Name: Clem Daniel
Nickname: Clem
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: Patrol 4.8
Home Language: English
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Clem » 28 Sep 2013 15:04

Sorry, Hyland. See here: http://www.hylandtrailercouplings.com.au/

It's only one example of many similar things available in Australia.

User avatar
ricster
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 5473
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 175 times
Been thanked: 205 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by ricster » 28 Sep 2013 23:44

hahahaha..... Chris... you crack me up bud !!! :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD

User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Posts: 6622
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 505 times
Been thanked: 240 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Tinus lotz » 29 Sep 2013 04:53

Clem wrote:Sorry, Hyland. See here: http://www.hylandtrailercouplings.com.au/

It's only one example of many similar things available in Australia.
It looks cool ! I dont know why we dont have them here :think: :think:

User avatar
Peter Connan
Moderator
Posts: 4969
Joined: 10 Sep 2010 07:21
Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.2SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 190 times
Been thanked: 276 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Peter Connan » 29 Sep 2013 10:53

I could be wrong about this, but I suspect that by the time you are exceeding the angular travel of the standard hitch with a typical overlanding trailer (which tend to have fairly high centres of gravity) you might well be in trouble anyway?

Oom Mac (Kagiso) sort of half-rolled his trailer on Van Zyl's pass a few years ago. I could be wrong here, but I reckon if he had one of these couplings, both trailer and car would have ended up lying at the bottom of the mountain, bacause the standard hitch caught the trailer before it could get any momentum built up? :think:
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

User avatar
tour de frans
Patrolman
Patrolman
Posts: 935
Joined: 03 May 2009 19:48
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by tour de frans » 29 Sep 2013 12:14

Stem met Peter.
Aka: Ou Grootte
99' GU Patrol, LS1 V8 with std G/box custom convertion.Hydraulic radiator fan-motor.

The 4.2 Diesel Custom Turbo engine- retired
The 4.0 Falcon Engine- retired

Tour de frans - het niks met n bicycle uit te waai nie.

User avatar
Kagiso II
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 3472
Joined: 10 Jun 2009 16:58
Full Name: Mac Mc Menamin
Nickname: Oom Mac [Uncle Mac] [Uncle] [Oompie] Kagiso
Home Town: BrentwoodPark, Benoni
Current 4x4: 1982 Datsun Safari 2,8 aka LOBO; [1,300,000 Km verby !]
'99 PATROL 4,2 diesel.
2012 Jimny [SWAMBO se Kantoor-toe]
Home Language: AFRIKAANS
Location: Benoni and wherever the Outreach takes me.
Has thanked: 227 times
Been thanked: 85 times
Contact:

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Kagiso II » 29 Sep 2013 13:46

Tinus lotz wrote:I am not familiar with that can you post some picks?
TINUSSSSSSSSS !!!! I am SHOCKED -- what kinda picts you would of a vrirgin ?? Aggenee jong - De Blondt gat jou hart slaat :rolling: :rolling:
Don't bring God down to your level of faith ... bring your faith up to His level!

User avatar
Tinus lotz
Moderator
Posts: 6622
Joined: 29 Aug 2010 13:07
Full Name: Tinus lotz
Nickname: Tinus lotz
Home Town: Centurion
Current 4x4: Nissan patrol 4.8 GRX 2005

Toyota 2.7 legend 35 LWB 4X4
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 505 times
Been thanked: 240 times

Re: Trailer Coupling

Post by Tinus lotz » 29 Sep 2013 16:11

Oompie jy is funny!!!

Post Reply

Return to “23. Other Queries”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest