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Old 10-23-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Changing toads and need a receiver extention

Going from a Ford ranger to a F150.... the tow bar connection points are much further apart on the F150 thus reducing the distance between the toad and the coach... plus the F150 is much wider so I'm concerned about contact with the ladder or coach on turns. Looks like a receiver extension is in order. I was thinking 12", but is there any reason not to bump it up to 18" for extra margin of clearance?

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Old 10-23-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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I've no opinion on the extension, but I do have a recommendation. If you find your receiver and extension have some "play" in them, you may want to use a Roadmaster "Quiet Hitch" at each of the joints. It tightens things up well.


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Old 10-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #3
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Just keep in mind, the longer the extension, the more leverage that big truck will exert on the hitch. Don't go any longer than you absolutely have to.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:52 PM   #4
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Have you actually tested your theory. I would connect the truck and crank the coach hard right or left and see if you have an actual issue. Some of the tow bar stingers (tips) can be quite long. You may be able to pull it out an inch or two and re-drill the hole, giving you the distance you need.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:08 AM   #5
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You can also go to a large parking lot driving slowly in an ever tightening circle while someone walks along to see if contact will occur.

That's what I did and then I never had to worry about it.
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