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Old 10-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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2 questions on trailer behind motorhome

Just bought (not home yet) a 38T Discovery pusher. Have a 16-foot car trailer and a sweet little MX5 to roll onto the trailer. Car has been on the trailer before but itís pretty low so usually have to make sure the hitch end of the trailer is on the high end so the underside of the car clears the crown of the raps to deck.
First question: will the
RV leveling jacks actually lift the rear enough to make the ramps / deck a fairly clear shot? Does anyone do this?

Second question (ignore my ignorance) but do rear monitors adjust so you can see the hitch when backing up to connect to the trailer?

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend using the RV jacks to raise the tow bar. You probably want to do that with a tongue jack of some sort.

Some RVs have a moveable rear view camera, but that's usually a high end option. If you're really trying to do this solo, I would get one of those portable camera systems. Or rig up a target on a pole that extends out where you can see it in the camera.

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If I jack my unit up level, I can raise it 6 inches easy. Rear jacks only with the fronts retracted would probably raise the back bumper 18"!
And no, I wouldn't hesitate to use them that way. I also use them to get a head start on any tire changing chores.

I don't use a hitch, I use a MH mounted tow bar, but I can see the intire ladder in my camera, so I think I could see a hitch as well. There is some room to adjust most of these camera brackets too, so you may be able to lower it if you need to.
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If I jack my unit up level, I can raise it 6 inches easy. Rear jacks only with the fronts retracted would probably raise the back bumper 18"!
And no, I wouldn't hesitate to use them that way. I also use them to get a head start on any tire changing chores.

I don't use a hitch, I use a MH mounted tow bar, but I can see the intire ladder in my camera, so I think I could see a hitch as well. There is some room to adjust most of these camera brackets too, so you may be able to lower it if you need to.

Thanks...figured it'd work.
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I would not hesitate to use the jacks to raise the rear to hookup, but I don't think mine would raise enough to do any good. You will have to determine the anount of rise when you get the rig. I don't see how raising it on the jacks would cause a problem.

My camera will pan down so I can use it when hooking up my boat, but sometimes changing light angels can make it difficult to id what parts of the hitch you are looking at.

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Mfg. of my Windsport said no problem jacking back or front to raise coach. They don't recomand one side or the other with the jacks for twist problem. You can buy from Camping World a wireless rear camera for under $100.00 and attached level with hitch.
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