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Old 09-30-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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toad help level up or down

Installed my tow bar on the MH. I have read that the connection from the car to the hitch should be level or within 3" of level. I am exactly 3" higher at the hitch.
I have a 4" drop receiver which would put me 1" higher or 1" from level, but also drops my hitch clearance by 4".

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Old 09-30-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Should be 1" lower

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:02 PM   #3
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Yep, the 4" drop hitch should make you 1" lower at the hitch. I'd go without the drop hitch, you are within the recommendations and they also say your hitch shouldn't be lower than the toad end. And the extra 4" clearance of your hitch will be appreciated every time you go over a curb or up and down a drive entrance.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:01 AM   #4
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Your toad should not be higher than your hitch nor should it be more than 3" lower than your hitch. The specs should be written that way in your tow bar manual.

You need to do what is necessary to get it as level as possible - if that means adding a 2", 4", 6" or more drop hitch, you do it. In some instances, you would even mount it upside down because your toad is higher than the hitch on motorhome.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:03 AM   #5
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OK, I had the same measurements, taken before I had fully loaded the motorhome. I felt it was too close to out-of-spec, so I bought a 2-inch drop adapter:

2 Inch Rise/Drop Accessories and Parts | etrailer.com

With a fully-loaded motorhome, I was down to roughly equal heights, maybe 1" high at the motorhome end. I left the adapter at home (too heavy), and proceeded to measure the heights at many stops until I was sure that the difference stayed within the plus/minus 3" towbar limit at all motorhome load conditions. Most of the time the difference was 1" or less.

If it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to ship it I'd sell you my adapter. ;-)

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