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Old 06-17-2013, 10:02 AM   #15
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My rig's hitch is at 15" and the Edge/MKX body attachment point with Blue Ox is at 26 1/2". So I would need a 12" drop hitch inverted to be close to level? My engineering background raises a flag. Should I be concerned?

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That would raise a big concern for me also. As a matter of fact I got the tape measure and went out and measure from the ground to the middle of the fascia and and on my 2013 MKX the fascia grill where the Blue Ox would be seated is 15/16 inches and I have the 22" tires.

Blue Ox replied to an email for the 2011 MKX that the BX2625 base plate would fit the 2011. I just sent another email asking about the height.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #16
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It is 4200 pounds curb weight. I don't know what it is fully loaded with all the options. Probably more closer to 4500 pounds. It's between a Wrangler Unlimited at 4000 and a Grand Cherokee at 4600 pounds.
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This is what I got of Blue Ox's site for an Edge.

SKUBX2628 UPC798459085203
Installation Instructions
View or download installation instructions for #BX2628 (pdf)
Install Time -3 Hours
Tab Type - Removable
Tab Height (inches) 26.50
Tab Width (inches)26.00
Suggested Retail Price$430.00

The tab height info for the MKX is 18 1/2".
Might want to look at the pic shown on the site.

I also have a call into Blue Ox.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #18
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My rig's hitch is at 15" and the Edge/MKX body attachment point with Blue Ox is at 26 1/2". So I would need a 12" drop hitch inverted to be close to level? My engineering background raises a flag. Should I be concerned?

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Unfortunately lots of us have to utilize a drop hitch one way or the other. Our Bounder has a high tail, so we have to use an 8" drop to keep the towbar level on the Jeep.
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With my Pace Arrow and 08 MKX I used a 2" drop to obtain almost level. Workhorse W24 chassis which has the 22.5 wheels. I put my own mount plate on with no problems,using the Aventa II 10K bar.
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Looks like q good fit for you, hope you enjoy yours as much as we did ours. To estimate the tab height, just measure to the center of the lower black facia area, the tabs will come out just about in the middle. We never had to use a drop hitch with ours, but that is more motorhome dependent.

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John, the tab height is 18-1/4 according to Blue OX and I personally measured 15 or 16 inches, depending exactly where on the grill it will come out. I have no idea why mine measures 2-3 inches different. In any case, if it is 18-1/4 I will only need a 3" rise adapter and if it is 15-16 I will be okay with a straight tow +/- 1". I'm going to go and measure the exact distance of my MH with the air bags inflated tomorrow if I get the chance.
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How much $$ do you have. I need to make payments.
I have NO money left! Remember, I just bought a motorhome and a toad. I may need to borrow some money just to feed my new beast.
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I had an AFOne in the Saturn. I had it removed and I will install it on the MKX.
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Just got a 13 MKX. This is good info. I have the adaptive cruise so there are different mounting for both. I have the Roadmaster 5000 tow bar. Also trying to figure out braking...Jerry
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I have everything installed but I have not towed yet. I used the Blue Ox base plate and I have the Advanta II tow bar. The adaptive cruise is working well with the base plate.

I drove car only to CA and we will be home some. I plan on going on-the-road as soon as one item on the MH is fixed by the dealer. I'm anxious to see how it tows.

I'm going to invest in the Karcaddy II (I think that is the name) for flying stones.

Let me know how you do.

p,s., I will probably get a 2" riser hitch. I have the 22.5 inch tires and it rides a little high. I'm within specs on being 3" or less, but I'm just a worry-wart.
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