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Old 06-05-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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How many have a drop hitch on their MH

I am wondering how many of you have a drop receiver hitch on your MH to level out the tow bar. And if you do, is there a particular style or make that is preferred.
I have a 2008 Adventure 38 J and a 2006 HHR Toad. Right now I have a 5 1/4" drop receiver that has a 2" ball. But I am going to a Falcon All Terrain and wondering if in need to get a "receiver to receiver" drop to level out the tow bar.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Yes, I use a 6" drop, however you need to be cautious of dips and humps. I added a roller to help, however that reduces your clearance even further.

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6" Drop

Yes, in the middle of setting up my Jeep Grand Cherokee for towing with a 2014 Fleetwood. Using a Blue Ox tow bar, finished running wiring kit on jeep and now trying to figure out the right cord for the 7 pin RV plug on back of the Fleetwood. I was right at 6 inches too high on the tow bar, so I just bought a $65 Towmaster 6' drop hitch. All should be good when I get the wiring done.

I will post after my first tow.

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Old 06-08-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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Oh, I also picked up a Blue Ox Patriot breaking box for the Jeep. A Brand new 12 series in the box unused for $500. I could not pass it up.
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Yes. I had to purchase one for our Scion Roadmaster set up. Amazon.com had great prices and shipping was free if you are a Prime member.


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I had a 10" one on my Bounder for my HHR.
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Riser hitch

I had to put a 6 inch riser hitch (drop hitch inverted) to get my tow bar level between my coach and Jeep Rubicon with a lift kit.
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X2... 8" drop hitch flipped around for the Jeep with a 3" lift and 33's.
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Yes, in the middle of setting up my Jeep Grand Cherokee for towing with a 2014 Fleetwood. Using a Blue Ox tow bar, finished running wiring kit on jeep and now trying to figure out the right cord for the 7 pin RV plug on back of the Fleetwood. I was right at 6 inches too high on the tow bar, so I just bought a $65 Towmaster 6' drop hitch. All should be good when I get the wiring done.
If it was me, I would have gone with a 4" drop in your case. Flat to 4" high on the towbar end is acceptable, so a 4" drop would have put you right in the middle of the zone with less stress on the receiver.
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I use a 4 inch drop on our Bounder with the Blue Ox tow bar. That leaves me with about 1 - 2 inch drop to the Chevy. I prefer a slight drop on the bar that is well within the recommended spec. I think I got the drop down from Northern Tool.

For the Honda Civic I used a 6 inch drop from Blue Ox.
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whatever it takes to make a level tow will greatly enhance your driving experience and peace of mind.


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How many have a drop hitch on their MH

Huge fan of BlueOx products, including their drop hitches. They are built better than any that I have seen. I am using a 10" one as a riser (as described above for a Jeep).
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I use a riser for my Wrangler. One caution though. Good advice for any tow rig but risers up or down do put stress on the receiver. On my class C Winnie Aspect the bolts that hold the receiver to the chassis came loose and I almost lost it all. Only one of six were tight. Was doing a routine wiggle test when I noticed the receiver assembly moved.
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