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Old 11-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Attaching Blue Ox 7335 tow bar questions

I need some help understanding what I need to connect the BX7335 tow bar to my 2005 Itasca Suncruiser 37B RV. The RV has a built in receiver and sits at around 26" high. The BX7335 tow bar will be attached to my Jeep Liberty (Blue Ox base plate) at around 19" from the ground. What do I need to insert into my RV receiver and attach to the BX7335 tow bar?

My thinking is that I need a drop down receiver that will insert into my RV receiver and then the BX7335 tow bar would attach to the drop down receiver. Is that correct? What else, if anything, do I need?

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That should be it, but I will caution you that IMHO it is not an optimal setup. Yes, ideally you want the tow bar to be level, but using an 7" drop down hitch (depending on your overhang) may put it very close to the ground if you go up a steep ramp. Do a search for bent dropdown receivers. A better solution would be to see if you can mount your toad plates a little higher so that you need less of a drop down. With my Roadmaster bar, I was able to mount the plates upside down so that I could go straight into the receiver and have a level bar.
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That should be it, but I will caution you that IMHO it is not an optimal setup. Yes, ideally you want the tow bar to be level, but using an 7" drop down hitch (depending on your overhang) may put it very close to the ground if you go up a steep ramp. Do a search for bent dropdown receivers. A better solution would be to see if you can mount your toad plates a little higher so that you need less of a drop down. With my Roadmaster bar, I was able to mount the plates upside down so that I could go straight into the receiver and have a level bar.
Thanks for the feedback but I cannot move the base plates.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #4
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Yes, you need a drop receiver adapter. Try to use the minimal drop to get you within the BO spec for level.

My Jeep is lifted and I connect to an aftermarket bumper (no base plate), and need no drop to be quite level.
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Thanks for the feedback but I cannot move the base plates.
Every mfg is different, but with the Roadmaster they have intermediate plates to carry the quick release crossbar, and I was able to flip them over to change the height of the bar by 4". Like vsheetz suggested, use the smallest amount of drop to get you within spec. I know that Roadmaster cautions on more than 3" out of level.
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The drop receiver is correct. The 6 drop is the BX88130 which is what you would need.

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I was going to say most things I read say the bar should be within 3 inches of level. But I think blue ox out to know there stuff.
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One thing they sometimes forget to mention.

On my RV the hitch has a 5,000 pound rating, I towed 4,000 (Which is the RV's max tow rating) with it till it broke.. Yup broke.

What broke the hitch towing 1,000 below it's rating?

I was using a drop hitch adapter (Still am but now tow 2,500 pounds and the receiver's mounting brackets have been.. Well.. Rebuilt.. By people who BUILD!!! and went if anything a bit overboard in improvements.
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