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Old 07-15-2019, 11:33 PM   #1
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Ground to receiver hitch measurement?

Im picking up my 2012 Winnebago Journey 42E this week. Does anybody now the measurement from ground to reciever hitch? Not sure if i will need a riser for towing. I will be towing a 2017 Jeep Wrangler.
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There is no real answer for you because each MH may be slightly different. Plus it will depend on the brand of Tow bar, Base plate, and your Toad, that is if you raised it, lowered it, or left it stock.
The one thing most people forget about is you need the actual Ride height of the MH, not the sitting in the RV park height.
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Thanks for the advise
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Our 2008 Horizon 40TD is on Maxum FL chassis. Assuming they used same frame hitch our coach when aired up is spot on level with the Blue Ox tow bar on our 2018 Wrangler Unlimited. The only time I've seen drops or rise is with modified suspension on toad. Gas units a whole different story. Needed a 8 inch drop. You should be fine.
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Our 2008 Horizon 40TD is on Maxum FL chassis. Assuming they used same frame hitch our coach when aired up is spot on level with the Blue Ox tow bar on our 2018 Wrangler Unlimited. The only time I've seen drops or rise is with modified suspension on toad. Gas units a whole different story. Needed a 8 inch drop. You should be fine.
We also needed an 8" drop with our 14 Meridian 42E with a blue ox tow bar with my wife's Jeep Unlimited which is lifted 2.5" and has 35" tires on it and with the 8" drop the tow bar is just about perfectly level.
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The primary requirement is, the MH hitch-end of the tow bar, and the base-plate end must be within 4" of level for safe towing. Higher or lower can allow a break-over situation where the towed vehicle can be damaged, and/or tow-bar broken.
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