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Old 03-14-2016, 09:13 PM   #1
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Just bought a Roadmaster Falcon 2 and had the Roadmaster base plates installed on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Had to also buy a 6" drop receiver to level the tow bar to the motorhome. Questions:

When my tow bar is folded up vertice, it is about 18" from my motorhome bumper. Is that normal when you have to add an additional hitch?

There is a lot of slop in the two receivers and combined with the slop up and down in the draw bar on my Jeep, that seems like it will be quie noisy and loose goosed (technical term in the South) Thoughts?
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Look on etrailer.com for the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch.
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The bar can go either to the right or left so you don't need to leave it vertical. I fold mine the to the drivers side. Guess you could call that "dressing" to the left!
I've used the "Quiet Hitch units for years now. The do the job.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:42 PM   #4
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I have a set up same as yours except a different tow vehicle and only a 2 inch drop. I just purchased on Amazon a couple of Maxxhaul 70283 4 bolt sturdy anti wobble hitch stabilizers at $12.19 each. I've towed about 7000 miles without them but have noticed some wear on the 2 inch square tubes due to the side to side movement. Haven't towed since I've got them so can't say how effective they will be, but they look like they should reduce some if not most the slop. I plan to put them on with the bolts facing sideways instead of on top as most the play seams to be side to side instead of up and down.
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Or, if you can weld just go to the hardware store and get a large dia. nut and bolt. Drill a hole slightly larger than the bolt in the top of the receiver toward the rear, weld the nut on there and screw the bolt down against the hitch. Costs only a few dollars and has worked well for me.

Just my 2c.

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I would ask are you sure you NEED the 6 inch drop hitch?

IMHO, you are asking for the hitch to drag when you go through many driveways, etc....

If I recall, most tow bars say 3" either way is fine...
and if your towed vehicle is lower than hitch, it's not like the jeep will go 'under' the rv
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I'ii agree with JohnBoy - 6" drop sounds like to much drop. I've been using a Roadmaster Sterling since 2008 on a Jeep Liberty - Class C and now a Class A- and have never needed a drop hitch. I would think a Wrangler would be higher off the ground than a Liberty. Dave
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Thank you for all the comments. The center of the receiver in my RV is 7.5 inches higher than the center pin of my draw bar. I know my RV will drop when load d bud don't think it will be more than 2-3 inches.
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What is really crazy is the drop receiver at CW was $140. Bought it on Amazon for $62. Makes a case for shopping around.
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