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Old 04-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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2013 Adventurer 32H Tow Question

Hey all, I have a 2013 Adventurer 32H and this will be my first year with it. My question is I want to flat tow my Jeep Wrangler, My Adventurer's hitch is 27 inches off the ground. My tow bar will connect at the Jeep at 17 inches off the ground. That's a whopping 10 inch difference. Manual says do not use more that a 4 inch drop hitch. Called the dealer and he says use what ever drop I need. I'd like some insight/help/advised as to what I should do. I see jeeps being towed all the time. Is my Adventurer the only high hitch out there ? I'd like to hear what you guys are using.
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kevin1959, I started with the Blue Ox BX1126 baseplate and used a 6" drop receiver to get close to the max 4" difference. I installed a Warn Elite bumper and winch and I'm now using the BX88296 Off Road Adapters which raised the connection point on the Jeep enough that I don't need the drop receiver any more. Much cleaner.
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Boy, I've never seen a MH that is that much higher than a Jeep Wrangler. On my large coach, I am using about 5 inch drop and am almost perfectly level. I do have a Roadmaster Dual receiver hitch, which has approx. a 2 to 3 inch drop built in plus a 3 inch drop hitch.
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Hey all, I have a 2013 Adventurer 32H and this will be my first year with it. My question is I want to flat tow my Jeep Wrangler, My Adventurer's hitch is 27 inches off the ground. My tow bar will connect at the Jeep at 17 inches off the ground. That's a whopping 10 inch difference. Manual says do not use more that a 4 inch drop hitch. Called the dealer and he says use what ever drop I need. I'd like some insight/help/advised as to what I should do. I see jeeps being towed all the time. Is my Adventurer the only high hitch out there ? I'd like to hear what you guys are using.
Which tow bar are you using?
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It reads like you have 2" of leeway up or down.
From the owners manual:

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TOW IF TOWBAR IS OVER 2
INCHES OFF LEVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION. IF THE
TOWBAR IS MORE THAN 2 INCHES OFF LEVEL WE
SUGGEST USING A DROP / OR RISER TO BRING IT
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Thanks MutinyGuy !! Leaving next Friday. First roadtrip with the new motorhome. Excited and nervous all at the same time !!!
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I have a new 2013 Sightseer 33C and my toad is a Honda CRV. My hitch on rv is 27 inches also and connectors on crv measure 16 inches. Thinking of buying 8 inch drop hitch. Is this safe? So now we have two of us in same situation. I am thinking of the Roadmaster or Blue ox drop hitch which are reliable names. Any opinions?

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Dardale, last year I used an 8 inch drop and had no issues !!! Put a lift kit on the Jeep this year so I now use a 6 inch drop. No issues here either.
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Kevin I also have the ready brut elite tow bar and used it on the 2007 vista I had with a4 inch drop and had no problems. Pulled crv out to Yellowstone and Florida and worked great. Just got the sightseer and was Leary of a drop of 8 or10 inches. Think I am going to buy a 10 inch .

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I was pulling a HHR and used a 6" drop.
This year pulling a MKS with 1 1/2" lowering springs.
I had to use a 8" drop with it.

Roadmaster & Blue Ox both call for a max range of 3" up or down.
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