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Old 04-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hitch Immobilizer

I will need to add an 8" riser to my hitch to line up my tow bar with my toad, Do I really meed a hitch immobilizer? If so any recommendations?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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I use the Blue Ox immobilizer, available from RVUpgrades. I think they're a good addition, because they really do cut down on the movement in the connections. And with that much offset in the towbar, there's a lot of torque on the connection.

Get two, you need them on each side.

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When I look at the Blue Ox Immobilizers there are three versions, any recommendations as they vary greatly in price.
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I've never used the original Immobilizer. I got an Immobilizer III for my original towbar setup, without a drop receiver. It worked fine for that. On advise of Blue Ox, I got an Immobilizer II when I added a drop receiver for a different toad.

With an 8" drop, and a fairly heavy toad, I'd use the strongest one they have, the Immobilizer II.

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Yep, the BlueOx 2. Heavy duty unit and works well with our 'no drop' arrangement. Bob
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I also use a Blue Ox hitch immobilizer. I have been using one for about 3 years.

Have you ever driven behind someone towing and watch the toad run from side to side. This helps prevent that.
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I will need to add an 8" riser to my hitch to line up my tow bar with my toad, Do I really meed a hitch immobilizer? If so any recommendations?
i use a roadmaster immobilizer. i do not recommend it. the design is such that the tension bolt must support the weight of the receiver and the weight of whatever is attached to the ball.
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