Off road hitch for Bungles

by Chris

We have an off road camper trailer, but in an effort to save money for our trip, decided a treg off road hitch was a luxury we could get away without. We have been trying to find out if this will be ok for the trip to the Bungles or if there are too many steep bits of road where a ball hitch will get us stuck.

I have spoken to a few people who have said the road in quite often drops away from under you and was wondering if anyone had done the road in with a standard ball hitch. Not to worried about sharp turns as the trailer will follow the utes wheel tracks, but more worried about approach/departure angles as well as sharp crests. Any info would be much appreciated.

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Aug 24, 2008
off road hitches for the Bungles
by: Anonymous

Chris,

We recently (14 July 08) towed an off road trailer into the Bungles behind a current model Patrol 3.0L diesel (both hired) with standard ball hitch and had no problems. The road was in surprisingly good condition (compared to the Mitchell Falls road) and the journey took around 1hr 45 mins. Just one more piece of advice... tie up your jockey wheel and electrical connector as they are prone to unwind and depart the trailer.

We travelled from Broome along the GRR out to the Mitchell Falls back into Wyndham/Kununurra then onto the Bungles and back to Broome and the standard hitch gave us no trouble. Having said all that given my druthers I would still prefer to use the universal hitch.

Des Hatch

Aug 24, 2008
Bungles road
by: Darryl

Have just been in the Bungle Bungles road and would think a standard tow ball fitting would be ok provided you took it easy in the rougher patches and creek crossings.

Aug 26, 2010
Towing into the Bungles
by: Denis White

Last year I towed my 14ft custom built caravan into the Bungles without problems, however I believe it is prudent to use the appropiate equipment and that definitely includes a fully articulate off road hitch. Why take the risk of a ball hitch parting? Also a ball hitch has two contact points that will hammer and wear on outback type roads.

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