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Old 05-01-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Blue Ox 7” Rise bumper problem

I have a 2015 Dutchstar 4369 and I just had my 2017 Ram 2500 limited as my Toad.

Blue ox Avail 10k with a 7” Rise. Which buds up against the Bumper.

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Old 05-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #2
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You may be able to use a hitch extender on the receiver of the MH, then connect your raised hitch into the extender.

https://www.etrailer.com/question-24834.html
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Good idea but Blue Ox says you can’t have 3 points of extension.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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Contact Blue Ox and ask if it would be acceptable to drill a second hole in the 7" rise adapter. This would place the adapter back further and give you the clearance needed to clear the rear fascia. I see this adapter is 10 3/8" long, if they made a 10.75" or 11" long adapter it would clear.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:42 PM   #5
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I will try that thank you.
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I will try that thank you.
Looking at the picture of the riser, it doesn't look like there will be much stinger left in the receiver if you drill another hole. Might have to ask them to make and send you a custom 10.75 to 11" stinger to replace the 10 3/8" stock one. Then just remove the 3 bolts and bolt up the longer one. Or go to a private steel fab shop and ask for the same.
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I have a 6" drop/riser that came with two holes in it from Blue OX
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:29 AM   #8
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Blue OX can make you a custom adapter with a longer "Tongue" if you wish.

HOWEVER be aware when you use a DROP/RISE adapter it seriously degrades the hitch receiver's ratings. They are NOT designed for a Torque load.. Well, mine is now.. but it was not before it failed.
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You might be able to find a riser like the drop hitch I am using, except used in reverse. The angle would prevent the contact with motorhome. I have used this configuration for 20,000 miles towing a small car without any problems.Click image for larger version

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A local shop that does hitch installations can frequently make a custom Riser also.
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Check with Blue Ox I believe they also make risers with extended length. Mine needed no modification. Also you might check this place http://www.readybrake.com/store/p24/...r_Hitches.html I assume you could still return the too short riser?
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Here is the angles riser on Etrailer.

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...er/RM-076.html
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Is your Dodge lifted that you need a 7" riser? I'm asking because I tow a '17 Raptor that is kind of high on the front end from the factory and I do not need any size riser to make my tow bar level.
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Is the tow bar angel really steep without the riser.
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