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Old 05-15-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Height of Towed Car

I just changed my toad to a Jeep Grand Cherokee, hooked it up today and noticed the Jeep is about 3" higher than the hitch point on the MH.
I measured from the ground to the center of the tow bar before the arms.
Then measured from the ground to the center of the tow bar connection on the base plate, about 3" higher. Could this put undue stress on the tow bar and back of the MH.
When I towed the Wrangler, it was very close to the same height.

Is this common
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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Well i just ordered a ready brake with blue ox base plates, And they told me the heigth limit is 2 inch. up or down. to the ball on the MH.
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My Roadmaster Falcon 2 specs 3" up or down from level.

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I just changed my toad to a Jeep Grand Cherokee, hooked it up today and noticed the Jeep is about 3" higher than the hitch point on the MH.
I measured from the ground to the center of the tow bar before the arms.
Then measured from the ground to the center of the tow bar connection on the base plate, about 3" higher. Could this put undue stress on the tow bar and back of the MH.
When I towed the Wrangler, it was very close to the same height.

Is this common
You need to get a drop hitch to get it as close to level as possible.
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You need to get a drop hitch to get it as close to level as possible.
OP needs the hitch higher on the MH, not lower. But a drop hitch works both up or down. On ours I had to get a stinger with as little drop as possible then get a raised ball to get it exactly right.
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You need to get a drop hitch to get it as close to level as possible.
With the "drop" hitch upside down of course.
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Blue Ox says their tow bars should be 0" to 4" lower on the toad side. Never toad higher than the bar. You need a 4" drop hitch mounted upside down.

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With the "drop" hitch upside down of course.
But a drop hitch, nonetheless.
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