After we picked up our new
Paramount Camper Trailer three years ago we found when opening the
full width rear door of our Toyota Prado it fouled on both the Trigg
coupling connecting pin and the brake handle. The people at
Paramount were quick to sort it out.
The guys at the
factory drilled an additional hole in the pin and cut a 25mm long
washer from metal tube. When fitted, the washer acts to pull the top
of the pin below the arc of the opening Prado door.
As for the brake handle, we just cut it off, bashed another
length of tubing flat and welded it on to the now loose handle. This
part now fits over the stub enabling us to engage the hand brake.
When on the road, we simply pull the handle off and this allows us
access through the back door of the Prado. The door cannot open
fully because of the stone deflector and the spare wheel, but we can
get to the fridge and other gear in the back without too much
adding the brake handle
brake handle in position
standard Trigg pin height
lower height with sleeve
thanks to Tony
Roy for sharing this idea