1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

P38A Detachable Towball ANR2690

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by awkwardbob, Aug 3, 2020.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hi there,

    very new to all of this and have just aquired my first Landy, a 1998 Range Rover 4.6 Aurobiography.

    It comes with a removable swan-neck tow ball which has a part # of ANR2690. Now that’s for the 50mm European ball,

    What I was wondering was whether there was ever a 2” variant of this part for use in North America ?

    Does anyone have any info before I test out the factory unit and fit a more ‘agricultural’ Witter ?

    Thanks for your help

    Bob
     
  2. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    12,630
    Likes Received:
    3,821
    Location:
    wirral and triquivijate
    Why would you want a 2" version?
     
  3. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hi,

    I need a 2” ball to pull an American camper.

    cheers
     
  4. Mark Piercy

    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Posts:
    6,070
    Likes Received:
    2,385
    Location:
    sud ouest France
    Does he know your going to pull him?...
    Can the towing bracket on the camper be changed to a gb style bracket?
     
  5. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow

    Haha, I’m planning to take him by surprise !

    no, unfortunately the coupler in the trailer is not easily changeable without a fair bit of time and expense which is why we’ve gone down the road of a pre 1/8/98 vehicle we can legally fit a 2” ball to
     
    tomcat59alan and Mark Piercy like this.
  6. Mark Piercy

    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Posts:
    6,070
    Likes Received:
    2,385
    Location:
    sud ouest France
    Maybe a dedicated camper/caravan forum could help with your enquiry.. I only drag broken down cars with mine. And they don't care where we go ;)
     
  7. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Posts:
    36,896
    Likes Received:
    3,875
    Location:
    Near Poitiers SW France
    50mm is 2 inches.
     
  8. Tenebreaux

    Tenebreaux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2019
    Posts:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    1,547
    Location:
    Armagh
    Not quite. 0.8mm diff
     
  9. miktdish

    miktdish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Posts:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Near Lanark, South of Glasgow. Scotland
    2" is 50.8mm (to be pedantic) so your ball will fit no problem. The spring tension on the catch will take up the (less than 1mm of slack) and a dob of grease will help too.

    It's the other way round than can be a bit tight, although they still fit due to allowable tolerances
     
  10. oakey

    oakey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Posts:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    355
    Location:
    Mull of Kintyre
    50mm is 2" but not with towballs. And 50mm has a wee flat bit on top whilst 2" are round on top.
    They are not compatible,
    Yes you can get a bracket that fits that you can fit a Dixon Bate to cos I have one
    No idea where it came from and sorry I am keeping it as I use it lol
     
  11. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    12,630
    Likes Received:
    3,821
    Location:
    wirral and triquivijate
    .
    You had better gave a word with @holidaychicken he's always pulling someone. ;):D
     
    Mark Piercy likes this.
  12. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Aye,

    The problem with my balls is the profiles are different, if it was just the 0.8mm it’d probably be ok.

    I’m going to show my ignorance here, what’s a Dixon Bale ?

    Thanks again
     
    Mark Piercy likes this.
  13. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    12,630
    Likes Received:
    3,821
    Location:
    wirral and triquivijate
    QUOTE="awkwardbob, post: 4936846, member: 166148"]Aye,

    The problem with my balls is the profiles are different, if it was just the 0.8mm it’d probably p
    I’m going to show my ignorance here, what’s a Dixon Bale ?

    Thanks again[/QUOTE]h
    Dixon Bates I think you mean ,tow bar manufacturer. Don't spread the Info on here your balls are a different profile, you'll be inundated with posts and @RangeRoller dt will want photos.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
    Mark Piercy and RangeRoller dt like this.
  14. oakey

    oakey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Posts:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    355
    Location:
    Mull of Kintyre
    Yes Dixon Bate is a bit like a Hoover is actually a vacuum cleaner?
    A manuacturer of tow balls with a ball and jaws for coupling with an eye type hitch or a NATO type eye
    As far as I know is a standard fitment for all tow ball hitches apart from the NATO which is different
     
  15. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Super !
    I shall get searching
     
  16. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ah, yes, well I can certainly fit something like that but will I not have to completely refit the whole towbar assembly ?

    I was hoping to cheekily find a like for like replacement for the detachable swan neck that just happened to be a 2” rather than 50mm ball.

    Although, as I’m finding with most things over the pond, getting information is frustrating and tricky -and what I do find is often contradictory !
     
  17. oakey

    oakey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Posts:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    355
    Location:
    Mull of Kintyre
    Ok sorry I dont know the answer to that
     
  18. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    12,630
    Likes Received:
    3,821
    Location:
    wirral and triquivijate
    May be worthwhile doing a search of NA sites,there were plenty of RR's sold there, maybe our American members can help .
     
  19. awkwardbob

    awkwardbob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2020
    Posts:
    51
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Apparently this is what I need, slips right in to the receiver. (ANR2618)



    if only I could find one in stock somewhere... or, indeed, in the uk
     
  20. tomcat59alan

    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    12,630
    Likes Received:
    3,821
    Location:
    wirral and triquivijate
    good luck mate, hopefully our NA members will come through, there must be a few in the junk yards over there.
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >