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Shogun Tow Bar



 
 
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Old July 16th 03, 01:29 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Charles
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Default Shogun Tow Bar

I am considering fitting a witter tow bar to my Shogun.
3.0 24v Long wheel base (not Pajero) 1996.

Any hints, tips or pit falls would be helpful.


Charles


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Old July 16th 03, 11:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Charles
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Default Shogun Tow Bar

Hi Tony
Thanks for the speedy response.
I will be able to get started now with the exception of the wiring though. I
have bought the electrics yet.
You make it sound easy to do but where can I find info on what wire would
connect to which wire on the loom.
do the wiring sockets come prewired with enough length to play with or am I
missing some easy option here.

Thanks

charles


"Tony Maris" wrote in message
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Hello Charles,

Fitting Witter's CL66 towbar should be really straightforward ( to a
Shogun). There are two captive nuts in the chassis each side (M12 fine
thread) and a further fitting which takes a long M12 bolt through an
existing chassis spacer tube. This takes a flat washer lock washer and
plain M12 nut at the top.

However, one I did last week, (Pajero) had the chassis ends incorrectly
aligned. There is a sort of 'cap' extension on the chassis and this has a
large hole in it which leaves the captive nut in the chassis visible

(except
it didn't!). Check that you can fit the bolts first before struggling

when
the bar is lifted. If necessary, clean the threads out with a suitable

tap.
( I think it's good practice anyway, preferring to do that rather than
'wash' them out with WD40 or similar). [Adding any lubrication to the
threaded hole or bolt will make the bolt over-tight when 'apparently
correctly torqued].

The Pajero is more of a pain as it is invariably missing one captive nut
each side and the chassis spacer tubes. Witter do a conversion kit for it
which will do most Pajero's.

Regarding electric's, different fitters will have differing views as to
where to wire in but I prefer to use about 3 metres of 7 core and follow

the
original loom down the l/h chassis rail. There is a very large grommet in
front of the left hand rear wheel and the main loom enters the passenger

cab
there. This goes into a sort of box section in the body and a large gang
plug is tucked in there. Almost all the lights can be picked up on the
plug. The foglight doesn't go into that but has a separate feed close to
it.

Hope this helps.

Regards

--
Tony M
Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



"Charles" wrote in message
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I am considering fitting a witter tow bar to my Shogun.
3.0 24v Long wheel base (not Pajero) 1996.

Any hints, tips or pit falls would be helpful.


Charles






 



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