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Towed back from Berwick earlier today noticed wind was slightly stronger but thankfully towed like dream.
Will check nose weight before departing end of the month.

Thank all for good sound advice.

Andrew
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Thanks for the feedback Andrew, I'm pleased to know your confidence has returned.

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Good you had a trouble free journey.
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Just an update:
Since we had been towing with the Sorento we often heard sharp 'knocks' even when going over what were seemingly flat road. We never had any such knocking when towing with our previous car (Insignia).
I emailed BPW who kindly send me some new hitch pads for the hitch which I replaced and since then (towed over Christmas to Brid) without any knocking or snaking.
Our van was new in July 14 so didnt expect new pads would be needed but seem to have cured things.
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I emailed Winterhoff about frequent and rather disturbing sharp knocks we often heard from the hitch/tow ball.
They kingly sent us some new friction pads (the van is a 2014 towed about 2500 miles) which weve fitted and towed twice since to Brid & back. No snaking (towed thro 30mph winds) and only 1 occasion of sharp knocking.
I noticed on the old front pad there was an indentation on the small plastic surround so I plan to see if the new pad develops the same indentation as I wondered if the knocking is caused by the towball being too high and so the hitch then bangs against the neck of the tow ball.
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