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Old 08-02-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Fit Toad Help

After 2 years and 26,000 miles finally realized that we love to travel. Traded in our '97 21' gulfstream class C project for a new Itasca 26' class A, plus setting up a honda fit to tow. Haven't picked up the MH yet but had the base plate (blue ox) installed on the fit. Picked up the fit and the tow bar and just realized the fit tow attachment is 12" off the ground, the MH receiver is about 24". Blue Ox recommends no more than 4" rise between connections so appears I will need at least 10" of drop (receiver adapter). Now will all the fit's being towed out there, what adapters are most using to get within the 4"???? Also, is this a big trench digger (drag point)??

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I used to tow a FIT. I used a Blue Ox - Drop/Rise Receivers to level the tow bar. They come in a variety of sizes. I like the Blue Ox design because they add the least length to the tow bar.

24 inch hitch height sounds like a lot. Is this a manufacturer spec or did you measure it?
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I used to tow a FIT. I used a Blue Ox - Drop/Rise Receivers to level the tow bar. They come in a variety of sizes. I like the Blue Ox design because they add the least length to the tow bar.

24 inch hitch height sounds like a lot. Is this a manufacturer spec or did you measure it?
Height an estimate from the dealer who did seem a bit lacking in expertise. Measuring myself tomorrow. Will check out the Blue Ox levers -

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I use a 6" drop receiver with my Tiffin. My receiver is at 20", the Fit attachment points are at 14".

I know that Winnebago receivers are higher than just about any other chassis so you might need the big drop to get you closer. Unless you are going to be driving over big bumps or steeply inclined driveways, I wouldn't worry as much about dragging as I would getting things set up correctly.
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i am using roadmaster base plate and tow bar. the upper edge of base plate is 19" from ground and the drop receiver is about 10" (can't measure it now so not exactly sure) made by curt. when connected, it's a perfect level.
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