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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Newby Toad question


We are getting ready to go south and today I tried the hitch set-up and have some questions.

1}There is 4 feet between the toad and the MH.The Blue Ox sticks out of the receiver about 7 in. Do I need another hole in the tow bar so I can shove the hitch in farther? It seems like the hitch hangs so far away from the back of the MH.I can shove the hitch into the receiver another 6-7 inches but no hole for hitch pin.

2}The center of the MH end of hitch is 17 in and the center of the connection to the car is 14, I believe I am ok here-- right??

3}The entire rig is now 60+ feet is that ok?

I've tried a picture they are posting wierd.Sorry!
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Most states are 65 Ft. length limit. If you want the hitch shorter just mark it and drill new hole. It is mild steel and drills easy.

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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You are fine. There is no tongue weight so the hitch is OK.
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If the distance between car and MH is to short there is a chance of car and MH meeting if you turn real sharp.

Keep an eye on the camera until you're sure how tight you can turn.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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I have moved your thread here to the Toads and Motorhome Related Towing forum from the Towing and Tow Vehicle forum... which is for folks discussing tow vehicles for trailers, etc.

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