Motorhome receiver height
We bought a (2011) Fleetwood Storm 32bh last October to replace our class C. Right now I am getting it ready for our first trip (next month).
We just got an eze-tow dolly for DW’s Volkswagen beetle that we want to bring along. It is the only car we have that we can tow. Our other cars are either all-wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Neither of them are towable according to the manufacturer.
The problem I have is with deciding how much of a drop I need from the receiver on the MH to the dolly.
Because of the surge brakes, the dolly needs to be almost perfectly level, at 14” according to the manufacturer.
The bottom of the hitch receiver on the MH is 17 ¾” from the ground.
My question is:
How exact do I have to be with the coupler height in order for the surge brakes to work properly.
How much do I allow for the height difference of the MH with empty/full tanks, the weight of the dolly + car, etc..
I thought of getting a 2 1/2 “ drop, assuming the MH will be 1-1 ½” lower when fully loaded, but I am just guessing…. Is there a way to find out what I need before buying the wrong part?
Appreciate your suggestions.
2012 Itasca Suncruiser 35P
2002 Volkswagen Beetle on a eze-tow dolly