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Towing with Toyota Prado

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10 Jun 2019 @ 12:37:44 pm
Patvel
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Good afternoon fellow caravaners. I will be towing a Jurgens Penta with my Toyota Prado TX manual. I have the Toyota tow bar fitted. I would like to know if the fitted towbar will be sufficient to tow or should i retrofit a tow bar that a stabilizer can be attached to? We plan on going to Kruger in August and touring Mpumulanga area.

Happy camping

Patrick Wingrove

 

 

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10 Jun 2019 @ 12:51:08 pm
mulderpm
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Hi Patrick, the straightliner stabaliser has a bracket that attaches to a goose neck tow bar. For the other stabalisers you will have to fit a standard plate and ball type tow bar.

Groete,
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10 Jun 2019 @ 15:21:36 pm
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I doubt it if you really require any type of stabilization. With that combination you should be fine. 

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11 Jun 2019 @ 05:54:15 am
Leon
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If you pack the Penta correctly and the caravan tows level or slightly nose down everything should be fine.

As Paul said, you do get a bracket that will fit onto a goose-neck type of tow bar. You can contact Trapezium Developments directly or visit nearest Campworld.  They should have stock.

I am all for the fitting of a stabilizer even if the tow rig seems to be stable during towing.  It just gives that extra towing security specially in windy conditions and on top of that passing vehicle and trucks.

In the end its for you to decide.

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11 Jun 2019 @ 09:53:08 am
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In the end its for you to decide.

I agree with Leon, that is why I did not mention the stabaliser choice aspect. With my Exclusive (double axel) I feel I don't need it yet I tow with a Straightliner.

I have a goose neck compatable bracket for my Strightliner but my Pajero has a normal plate and ball tow hitch so I use the standard two hole stabaliser attachment plate.

Campworld has the Trapezium made stabaliser's and fittings.

Groete,
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11 Jun 2019 @ 13:50:58 pm
Patvel
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Thanks to you all for your good advice. I think for safety sake fitting of a stabilizer is a must.

Happy camping

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