OzHitch Q’s and A’s
Q: Who do you use to send Freight
A: We use Aussie post as our means of freight . Below is estimated delivery days in work days.
Brisbane… next day
Sydney… 2-3 days
Melbourne… 3-4 days
Adelaide… 3-4 days
Perth… 7-8 days
Darwin… 7-8 days
Cairns… 6-7 days
Alice springs… 7-8 days
Please be aware postal is sent on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Q:How much is the freight?
A: Freight is with Auspost and depending on state freight will apply as below as a rough estimate. Please check
QLD – $15 – $22
NSW – $25 – $30
VIC – $30 – $35
ACT – $30 – $35
NT – $35 – $40
WA – $40 – $45 Remote areas can be up to $55
TAS – $40 – $45
Q: Can the OzHitch be welded on or only bolted on?
A: OzHitch can be welded as they are steel cast no iron. So welding is fine.
Q: I am looking at putting a 2.5t galvanised hitch on my boat trailer but the bolt
pattern it too wide to fit on the draw bar, would you recommend the use of U bolts to secure the hitch?
A: No U-bolts are not designed for this and leave far to much room for error and can be quite dangerous. Much better to just weld it on.
Q: Do I need to remove the bushes if I weld it on?
A: We most definitely suggest the removal of the main shaft and bushes if you are going to weld on, as the bushes may get some distortion or melting depending on the level of heat.
Q: Can the OzHitch be fitted inverted? (upside down)
A: Yes OzHitch can be fitted on its side and inverted no problem. DO NOT fit the car side cradle inverted or on its side.
Q: Would it be ok to use 4 bolts instead of 6 for the 6 bolt hitches?
A: The 6 bolt unit was designed such so as to be retro fit-able with another manufacturers bolt pattern, so that its easy to exchange. Always advisable to use all the holes but quite safe to just use the 4 holes so long as 2 of the holes use are the front 2.
Q: What campers and Vans are the OzHitch suitable for?
A: OzHitch is suitable for all Camper trailers and caravans up to 3.5ton. Narrow internal width between drawbars use the 3.5ton 4 bolt or if you have 100mm or over the 2.5 ton 4 bolt or 3.5 ton 6 bolt can be used.
Q: Whats Included and does it include the piece for the car?
A: Yes the OzHitch comes complete with the car side and trailer side including the bolt to attach and the connecting pin.
Q: Are the bolts to bolt the hitch down included when you buy a hitch?
A: The only bolt included is the bolt to bolt down the car side receiver. The trailer side requires you to buy the bolts separately. Available under accessories on the site.
Q: My vehicle is a 120 Series Prado with the cast Reece hitch which is narrower than the Oz Hitch. Will the OzHitch fit?
A: Yes… the OzHitch comes with adjustment bolts on the underside of the receiver so so you can adjust the receiver straight and also stop it from rotating.
Q: Is the conversion easy to do? Can I do this conversion myself or do I need a engineer/manufacturer?
A: The conversion is relatively straight forward. You will need a grinder, 20mm drill bit or a large rat-tail file. Best to watch the video or read the explanation on the conversion page.
Q: OzHitch is 75-76mm (Internal Measurements)” but my measurements on my Treg between the forks is 85-86mm!!
A: Yes if you notify us on purchase of the hitch that you have a Treg and require spacers we can include them for you.
Q: So what if I buy a conversion and decide my current hitch back half isn’t good enough and I want to buy the rest of the hitch?
A: No worries we will sell you the back end of the hitch to complete your unit so you can have a complete OzHitch.
Q: Could you tell me the size of the nut and bolt that holds the car-side mount onto the towbar hitch. I want to get a socket for it but would like to know the right size to get.
A” You are best to get the 33mm single hex impact socket for the OzHitch nut. This works great.
Q: What is the maximum total height of the hitch?
A: Maximum height excluding handbrake is 98mm.
Q: Is the large bolt to fit the car side receiver included with a hitch purchase?
A: Yes all hitches come with the large connecting bolt.
Q: When towing with the trailer unloaded on a uneven road there appears to be considerable hammering, will the Oz Hitch be effecting in preventing this.
A: Yes this should be eradicated entirely. All parts have close tolerances and nylon type bushing so no rattles.
Q: Do I need to grease the bushes?
A: Yes, the bushes on the main swivel body and the vertical pin need some grease but not a lot as they are not a spinning high velocity bush. The grease is only for a bit of lube to stop squeaking and unnecessary wear. All offroad hitches need some grease.
Q: Can I use anything other than grease?
A: The pin can use a spray with silicone instead of grease. This is what I personally do. So no mess on the pin and easy to wipe of and reapply when it gets dusty.
Q: Do I need any special grease?
A: No, any grease you have in the gun is fine. If you are buying grease specially for it just buy general purpose.
Q: Do you have local suppliers?
A: Most hitches are used/sent to Original equipment manufacturers OEM so are not generally sold in many accessory outlets. Better to buy on the site as we offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Q: Are all spare parts available for the hitches?
A: Yes everything can be bought as a spare part. Lost pins are the most common spare to carry.
Q: How is the handbrake fitted? I am interested in the OzHitch, but needs a handbrake.
A: The handbrake is separate to the hitch so that it can be fitted remotely further away from the coupling. The OzHitch was designed to overcome problems with hitches being to high and fouling with doors and gates, so we made it possible to put the handbrake further away and separately to the hitch. The hitch also has the same bolt hole pattern as 2 of the OzHitch’s so if you wish it can be bolted straight to on the back.
Q: Does the handbrake have a ratchet?
A: Yes the handbrake has its own onboard ratchet so it can be fitted anywhere you like.
Q: Does the handbrake fit onto the back of the hitches?
A: Handbrake fits to the back of the 3.5Ton 4 bolt hitche through the same bolt holes/pattern as the hitch. Always suggest fit handbrake remotely away from hitch. This prevents door clearance probs etc.
Q: The handbrake doesn’t fit under the big nut on the back of the 3.5T 6 bolt. What should I do?
A: As above I always suggest fitting remotely.
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