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Tow-Bar drop plate for 2017 Ford Everest 3.2tdci

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17 Oct, 2017 @ 15:11:53 pm
Sevenseas
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Hi everyone, i'm looking for advise on where i may be able to find or have a drop plate manufactured to tow my 2013 Jurgens Penta such that the van is level. With the existing towbar the van is towing with the nose in the air. Please assist if you can
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 16:08:12 pm
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Outdoorwarehouse or Supaquick
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 16:30:23 pm
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thx
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 17:47:23 pm
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Jonathan I also have the new Everest 3.2 and just love it.

Here are photos of what I did on mine.

Cut off the lip at the back there the ball is mounted on.

Buy a 20 mm drop plate from and campworld. 

Now weld the drop plate onto the pull out drawbar. I actually cut a small peace of the top of the drop plate. Now you still have some justment in ball height depending where you bolt the ball.

The welding must be strong or take it to a engineering shop for the weld.

Hope this helps

 

 

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 18:01:45 pm
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Dankie vir die inligting en fotos Piet. Ek het altyd gewonder hoe gaan n mens daardie probleem oorkom. Nou weet ek ook. Ek stem egter saam dat die sweiswerk deur n erkende ingeneurswerke gedoen moet word. Nogtans dankie vir die wyse raad.
Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 18:16:58 pm
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Piet dankie. Ek oorweeg n Everest maar daai hak het gepla.

Wens motor vervaardigers wil hul kliente betrek voordat hulle sulke str@£t opsit.

Bakkies is all 300 jaar in ons land, maar nie een vervaardiger besef die bak MOET rubber rising he nie👹👹👹👹

En n towbar moet standaard wees!

At last !!!!
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 18:20:55 pm
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Dankie vir die inligting en fotos Piet. Ek het altyd gewonder hoe gaan n mens daardie probleem oorkom. Nou weet ek ook. Ek stem egter saam dat die sweiswerk deur n erkende ingeneurswerke gedoen moet word. Nogtans dankie vir die wyse raad.

Die kombinasie werk goed vir my Piet, het nou al so 13500 km met hom so gesleep.

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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17 Oct, 2017 @ 20:33:11 pm
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En dit moet sterk wees. Die ploeg merke gesien by Scotties.laughing

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18 Oct, 2017 @ 06:30:49 am
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Ek sal nie eers die sweis werk laat doen nie. Ek sal net die sakplaat op die haak vas bout.

Piet is daar 'n rede waarom jy dit moes laat sweis het in plaas van net vas bout?

Piet dankie. Ek oorweeg n Everest maar daai hak het gepla.

Wens motor vervaardigers wil hul kliente betrek voordat hulle sulke str@£t opsit.

Bakkies is all 300 jaar in ons land, maar nie een vervaardiger besef die bak MOET rubber rising he nie👹👹👹👹

En n towbar moet standaard wees!

Hannes dis vir mense soos ek wat glad nie die rubberizing gebruik of selfs eers van dit hou nie dat Tippers nie met dit uitkom nie. Ek verkies 'n rubber mat eintlik conveyor belt ongeveer 6mm dik agter op die bak. 

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18 Oct, 2017 @ 07:56:34 am
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En dit moet sterk wees. Die ploeg merke gesien by Scotties.laughing

Hendrik jy moes n draai daar by ons gemaak het. Was julle ook daar met die storm wat daar was?

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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18 Oct, 2017 @ 08:07:13 am
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Ek sal nie eers die sweis werk laat doen nie. Ek sal net die sakplaat op die haak vas bout.

Piet is daar 'n rede waarom jy dit moes laat sweis het in plaas van net vas bout?

Hannes dis vir mense soos ek wat glad nie die rubberizing gebruik of selfs eers van dit hou nie dat Tippers nie met dit uitkom nie. Ek verkies 'n rubber mat eintlik conveyor belt ongeveer 6mm dik agter op die bak. 

Leon hier is n foto van hoe die haak gelyk het voor die verandering. Ek moes die plaat afsny en toe die drop plate aan sweis.

 

 

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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18 Oct, 2017 @ 10:48:18 am
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Jammer ek sien nou eers die.
Ek het vroeg in 2016 my Everest gekoop en met die selfde probleem geworstel.
Ford maak 'n hak vir die Everest wat 'n sak plaat kan vat. Hy vervang die een waarmee hy uit die febriek kom.

Die part nommer is FRE1550BTR

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18 Oct, 2017 @ 12:43:27 pm
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Jammer ek sien nou eers die.
Ek het vroeg in 2016 my Everest gekoop en met die selfde probleem geworstel.
Ford maak 'n hak vir die Everest wat 'n sak plaat kan vat. Hy vervang die een waarmee hy uit die febriek kom.

Die part nommer is FRE1550BTR

Baie dankie vir die inligting Jaques, het niks hiervan geweet nie. Gaan Ford nou bel en prys by hulle kry.

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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18 Oct, 2017 @ 13:00:12 pm
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Dankie vir die info. Het nie geweet hoe die hak lyk nie, dis maar hoekom ek gevra het.

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18 Oct, 2017 @ 19:20:44 pm
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Het Ford gebel en hulle se dat die kos R 898.00 Dis nogal duur.

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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18 Oct, 2017 @ 21:09:25 pm
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Hendrik jy moes n draai daar by ons gemaak het. Was julle ook daar met die storm wat daar was?

Hi Piet. Nie besef dit is 'n forum lid wat daar staan nie. Eers later, na jy reeds gery het, 'n vermoede gehad, na aanleiding van jou kommentaar op 'n ander draad. 

Ja, ons het die storm beleef en gelukkig sonder skade oorleef.

 

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19 Oct, 2017 @ 08:54:38 am
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Het Ford gebel en hulle se dat die kos R 898.00 Dis nogal duur.

So jou opsie was die beste om dit self te laat modifiseer.

Sê dankie vir wat jy in die lewe het.
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19 Oct, 2017 @ 17:44:59 pm
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Thanks all for the valuable information, really appreciated. Hope you all stay safe on the roads.
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21 Oct, 2017 @ 12:34:32 pm
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Het gister na Ford gegaan en na die nuwe trekstuk te kyk. Het die so vinnig opgemeet met n maatband en gesien dat alhoewel dit nou die gewone ball vat wat met die twee boude vas kom, daar net twee gate in die plaat is en dat die bal se hoogte tussen die twee opsies dieselfde hoogte bo die grond is. Dit is ook nie moontlik om n standaard "drop plate" op die haak te sit nie.

Geniet die lewe so lank as jy kan
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11 Sep, 2018 @ 11:03:08 am
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We had one made by Rhinobar in Brakpan, specifically because the original Ford one only has two holes.

 

R700 for attachment, dropplate and ball

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11 Sep, 2018 @ 12:59:13 pm
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Lyk baie netjies ja.

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19 Sep, 2018 @ 16:46:40 pm
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With Yellowblade attachment.

 

Ready for the weekend

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20 Sep, 2018 @ 06:46:32 am
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Manus is jy seker dis met 'n Yellowblade attachment. Ek ken nie daai attachment as die van 'n Yelloblade nie.  Sorry of dalk is ek al so agter met die nuwe veranderinge op die verskeie produkte daar buite. Mens kan nie by hou nie.

Plaas asb 'n foto van die Attachment met die stabiliseeder daarop gemonteer.

Wil graag sien hoe lyk die produk nou.

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20 Sep, 2018 @ 06:57:30 am
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Manus is jy seker dis met 'n Yellowblade attachment. Ek ken nie daai attachment as die van 'n Yelloblade nie.  Sorry of dalk is ek al so agter met die nuwe veranderinge op die verskeie produkte daar buite. Mens kan nie by hou nie.

Plaas asb 'n foto van die Attachment met die stabiliseeder daarop gemonteer.

Wil graag sien hoe lyk die produk nou.

Leon, ja dit is 'n yellow blade attachement. Ek het dieselfde op my sleepvoertuig.

Sê dankie vir wat jy in die lewe het.
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20 Sep, 2018 @ 07:09:25 am
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Maybe "Easy Hitch" make something to suit.

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And then there's, Power Tools!
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02 Sep, 2020 @ 14:16:47 pm
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Jonathan I also have the new Everest 3.2 and just love it.

Here are photos of what I did on mine.

Cut off the lip at the back there the ball is mounted on.

Buy a 20 mm drop plate from and campworld. 

Now weld the drop plate onto the pull out drawbar. I actually cut a small peace of the top of the drop plate. Now you still have some justment in ball height depending where you bolt the ball.

The welding must be strong or take it to a engineering shop for the weld.

Hope this helps

 

 

Hi where did you take it for the weldering? Is it in Johannesburg area?

Tks.

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02 Sep, 2020 @ 14:20:00 pm
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We had one made by Rhinobar in Brakpan, specifically because the original Ford one only has two holes.

 

R700 for attachment, dropplate and ball

Hi Manu this is really helpful. I have contacted them and yes the guy can do it for me. How solid is the part they built for you, compared to the Ford original one?

I'm also trying to contact Ford in parallel but it looks they don't that, they keep me referring me to 4x4 Parts Stores.

Tks. Rodrigo.

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02 Sep, 2020 @ 15:21:01 pm
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Rodrigo it is extremely solid. Well worth the money

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02 Sep, 2020 @ 15:26:29 pm
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Rodrigo it is extremely solid. Well worth the money

Thank you, I'll order one for me. It is a bit of a drive for me but I rather get it than tow a caravan with the nose up. Thank you for the recommendation.

Rodrigo

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04 Sep, 2020 @ 14:43:06 pm
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hi guys, as per the suggestion I went to Rhino Bars and the made this for me. It is very solid I must say. the overall drop was about 6cm what I don't know if it will be enough, but it can't go lower than that This brings the top of my towing ball to about 455mm. I hope this will be enough.

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04 Sep, 2020 @ 17:01:43 pm
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The hight you mention sounds about what a caravan needs. The heavy stuff you would carry in the tow vehicle might also lower the tail a bit. But if you still need to go down a few centimeter, you might consider putting in a spacer between the tow bar and coupling.  I did this on our Sprite Supersport when we got the Kuga.  The Kuga has a gooseneck so I couldn't fit a drop plate.  I made it myself using length of 30mm square tubing of I think 3 mm thickness but you might prefer to use solid steel.  I was happy that the square tubing was adequate and it proved as much.   You would need longer high tensile bolts obviously.

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19 Jan, 2022 @ 12:16:38 pm
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Middag manne, ek het nou n 2020 Wildtrak 2.0 B Turbo wat ek graag wil hoor is dit nodig vir n "dropplate", ek het nie een nodig gehad vir my Ranger 2.2 nie, maar dan ook weer die 2.2 het 16" rims op gehad en die Wildtrak het 18" ek sleep a Sprit Splash, so die ouens met die Wildtrak sal beter weet.

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19 Jan, 2022 @ 18:03:40 pm
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Middag manne, ek het nou n 2020 Wildtrak 2.0 B Turbo wat ek graag wil hoor is dit nodig vir n "dropplate", ek het nie een nodig gehad vir my Ranger 2.2 nie, maar dan ook weer die 2.2 het 16" rims op gehad en die Wildtrak het 18" ek sleep a Sprit Splash, so die ouens met die Wildtrak sal beter weet.

You most probably need a drop plate. The sprite splash is a very low caravan. You can easily check that by looking at the caravan + bakkie from the far in a flat road.

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19 Jan, 2022 @ 21:07:32 pm
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Middag manne, ek het nou n 2020 Wildtrak 2.0 B Turbo wat ek graag wil hoor is dit nodig vir n "dropplate", ek het nie een nodig gehad vir my Ranger 2.2 nie, maar dan ook weer die 2.2 het 16" rims op gehad en die Wildtrak het 18" ek sleep a Sprit Splash, so die ouens met die Wildtrak sal beter weet.

Beste is maar om te meet. n Ander forum lid en ek het dieselfde sleep kombinasies gehad....beide n 2,2 Ranger en n Swing. Sy kombinasie was 100% sonder enig iets, ek moes drop plate op sit. Waar die verskil inkom weet ek nie

WAARSKUWING:

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20 Jan, 2022 @ 09:18:16 am
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Baie dankie vir julle raad, ek sal die karavaan haak en sien of dit nodig is vir n dropplate, in dien wel sal ek een laat opsit.

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21 Jan, 2022 @ 19:04:36 pm
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ek het 4 gat drop plate op my BT50 (17") rims en Splash staan level agter haar met 18" sal ek kyk na 6 gat drop plate jy kan hulle by M1D4S koop

Check maar deur wa agte bakkie staan temaak sonder dat die gehak is en meet die behoefte.  Meet dan die potensiale drop plate se waardes

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21 Jan, 2022 @ 19:24:55 pm
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Dankie Swanie ek sal so maak.

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