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Old 08-10-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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Receiver Height

So apologize for a simple inquiry, but the coach is leveled on uneven ground and fully set up right now and time is of the essence.

Does anyone know the height to the center of the receiver when the coach is driving (i.e. aired up and ready to roll)?

I need to order a drop hitch for my tow bar and need to know how much of a drop I need. Its 18 to the baseplate connections on the toad (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon).

Thanks in advance!
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You are asking a difficult question to answer because someone with the same coach could be loaded differently and give you a wrong number for your coach.

Our last Jeep was lifted with 37" tires and I needed to flip a 10" drop upwards to be within the 2-3 inch of level required by the tow bar. It also hooked to a aftermarket bumper which made it even higher than normal.

On this coach, with our newer "stock height" jeep... hook up connections are under the bumper and I needed an 8" drop to be near level for the tow bar.

I would un level and measure to be sure.... If I remember correctly both of mine are rated for 10,000 lbs. and ended up costing around $100 or maybe just over. For that kind of money you don't want to order the wrong size.

Good Luck! I hope this helps.
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:44 PM   #3
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Tommy, this is the drop hitch i got for reciever. Roadmaster (048-6) Hi-Low Hitch i also pull a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. I measured with the coach aired up and it match perfectly. Its a 6in drop
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Receiver Height

Tommy, as has been mentioned, ride height is an individual thing variations on the coach like tire height and ride height adjustment, and on the toad again tire height and suspension. Air up the coach and drive around for a few minutes just to get the coach settled in, then get to a level area. Pull the Jeep up behind the coach. Your tow bar manufacturer will specify the maximum deviation from level. You then can determine what receiver adaptor you might need. Again it is individual by coach and toad. If you have additional questions PM me.

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You could try some top down measurements.
Top of roof to hitch, then from directly above rear axle, roof to ground with suspension aired up.
Subtract roof to hitch from roof to ground to get hitch to ground measurement.

I cant imagine there would be a measurable difference in hitch height from coach to coach unless WRV changed the hitch dimensions, which is entirely possible. Same chassis, suspension and ride height.

I used an 8 drop on a previous toad that had tabs at 13. A 6 drop may be too much for tabs at 18.
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Thank you all! I will try to do what I can. Its one of those, Im out of time, but Ill work it...
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So apologize for a simple inquiry, but the coach is leveled on uneven ground and fully set up right now and time is of the essence.

Does anyone know the height to the center of the receiver when the coach is driving (i.e. aired up and ready to roll)?

I need to order a drop hitch for my tow bar and need to know how much of a drop I need. Its 18 to the baseplate connections on the toad (2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon).

Thanks in advance!

I have an 8" drop for our Flex. It's tab centers are 13" from the ground. A 6" might work. You have +/- 3".

But we are an '00.
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FWIW, I have about 20.5” to center of receiver, aired up, and it’s a straight hook up to my 08 Wrangler.

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FWIW, I have about 20.5 to center of receiver, aired up, and its a straight hook up to my 08 Wrangler.

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Terry,

Thanks. I want to say mine is 22 to center. Definitely shows that all of our coaches vary.

Im going to measure next week to be sure.
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Not to belabor the point every car and set-up will be a little different....my jeep with 35" tires and using the Poison Spyder bumper as the attach point causes me to use an 8" drop flipped up is what I need and gets the hitch all but perfectly level
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Paul, interesting. With the coach leveled (rear sits higher in the driveway, so jacks dont even touch the ground in the rear), the coach is only at 20 currently.
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If measuring from the ground to the hitch, youll need a level coach on level ground to get an accurate measurement.
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If measuring from the ground to the hitch, youll need a level coach on level ground to get an accurate measurement.


Ill do the best I can. It might have to be good enough for government work
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Alright everyone, need some advice. Its 23 to center of receiver and 18 to baseplate mounts on the Jeep. My calculations are a 5 drop needed. No one makes a 5, its either 4 or 6...

Which would be better? The 4 or the 6?

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