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Old March 21st, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Import Sankey to Canada

I'm aware of the 15 year old import rule for Defenders into Canada but is there the a similar restriction for trailers?

I have some parts and vehicles coming from the UK soon and and am wondering if I can pickup a new Sankey.

Also while I'm at it, the Sankey that I've seen isn't your classic ball towing setup, it looks more like a ring and I presume some kind of pin goes on the Defender, is this ok in Canada?

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 05:13 AM
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I do not believe so. They have no VIN. There is nothing to trace. Here in Alberta, they give it a new VIN after a two minute inspection and $50.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:15 AM
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TJ, the hitch is called a "pintle". Google that to find out what you need to buy to be able to tow it, but it's a G shaped jaw that you can buy (to fit a 2" receiver if you already have one or mount standlaone).
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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It is important to get a proper NATO pintle. They are a different size than the normal ones found in the US. Also, if you are getting a Defender style Sankey, you need a pintle that rotates.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 03:55 AM
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You need a proper NATO hitch, the LR ones are rated to 4.07 tonnes.



as was said, for a sankey trailer (I use the name "sankey" as a generic thing, but they've been made by several different companies over the years) with a FIXED eye, you need the rotating ability of the NATO hitch.
Some earlier trailers had a movable eye, in which case you need to LOCK the hitch, otherwise the eye & hitch combination can rotate 90 degrees, then you won't be able to turn left or right without some major damage!

The hitches are here on ebay very oftem, usually go for about 30~40 for a decent one. you can buy all the spare parts from Dixon Bate to totally rebuild them, i've done several over the years, they come up really nice when they've been shotblasted and painted, with nice shiney new clips etc.
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