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Message posted by cerys1steve on 21/8/2013 at 5:57pm
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Hi, could you tell me, is it easy to change a towing ball from swan neck to a Alko towing ball,I have got skoda octavia 1.9 diesel auto 2007.

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If you have a swan neck ball you dont need an ALKO ball its already the right one.

Only the old towballs need to be changed.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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As above. Swan neck will be ok for an alko hitch.

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Hi,the swan neck is no good,because of sleeping policeman I need to higher it up,steve

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If thats the case you need to renew the suspension.

Towballs will be a standard height. 350 - 420mm from the ground to the centre of the ball.

Whether a flanged one or a swan neck.

If its lower and the towbar has not been damaged you need to check the suspension.



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Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.


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