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    Tow Hitch Removal.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirvine View Post
    Thanks but I think the reason its in two bits is that the tyres I run are really too big and I think they have rubbed on it. I am not sure I really need it anyway. But thanks for the offer.
    Have you tried delaying your spare? I hear they fit better
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    Yes I did deflate the tyre when it was new. I rotate the tyres every 10K and only noticed that it had split this time. With the standard hitch in place even though its a D4 type, the tyre needed to be raised with the hitch side raised in 1st. However I did notice this time with about 40K on the tyre, it can now be raised like the old 19" tyre. Diameter of tyre is now a lot less. I do wonder if the heatshield is really needed in any case. It still hangs there on the two brackets, just that its now in two separate pieces.
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    Tow Hitch removal

    Every time I have had the caravan out (quite frequently) the tow hitch was difficult to remove. Suitable persuasion with a rubber mallet while holding the green knob rotated usually did the trick but not always. The Land Rover Dealer method is to remove the spare and use a drift to knock the silver pin in to break it away from the dust/mud. Last time I found an alternative. Put a hydraulic jack under the hitch; put a small amount of upwards load using the jack and a small tap of the rubber mallet does the trick (all while holding the green knob rotated) - simples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar View Post
    Every time I have had the caravan out (quite frequently) the tow hitch was difficult to remove. Suitable persuasion with a rubber mallet while holding the green knob rotated usually did the trick but not always. The Land Rover Dealer method is to remove the spare and use a drift to knock the silver pin in to break it away from the dust/mud. Last time I found an alternative. Put a hydraulic jack under the hitch; put a small amount of upwards load using the jack and a small tap of the rubber mallet does the trick (all while holding the green knob rotated) - simples!
    I dont have this problem anymore. Fitted the Mitch Hitch !!
    2016.5 TDV6 Graphite D4, Corris Grey, APT sliders, Goe air comp plate, UHF & HF radio, Airflow snorkel, Discrete Winch,Compomotive rims with 265/65/18 KO Ta's, LLAMs, Traxide dual battery with winch set up, EAS emergency kit,

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