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Old 03-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Hey Vince,,thanks for the pics and info..I see you have a lifted Jeep as well..so I was also thinking i'd have to get my hitch UP somehow to level the tow bar,,is your tow bar on an angle up when hooked to the Jeep and if so is that OK? My rig may be higher even Im not sure. The distance from the hitch ball to the bumper center is about 16-18 inches.
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Hey Vince,,thanks for the pics and info..I see you have a lifted Jeep as well..so I was also thinking i'd have to get my hitch UP somehow to level the tow bar,,is your tow bar on an angle up when hooked to the Jeep and if so is that OK? My rig may be higher even Im not sure. The distance from the hitch ball to the bumper center is about 16-18 inches.
Nice looking Jeep.

On a previous coach I had to use a riser to bring the receiver up several inches so where the tow bar was pretty level. On my current coach the rear up the coach is higher and I am straight into the receiver. All depends on your particular situation. Tow bar manufacturers will provide guidance on how level it should be. I think BO is something like up to 3-4" difference.

If you are going to tow with a ball receiver and A-frame tow bar, you can get a drop receiver and flip it over if needed to bring the ball higher. A previous towing setup I did this, had a Reese A-frame tow bar. Fab'ed up brackets to connect the tow bar to the bumper D-rings.

A tow bar that stays with the coach and has telescoping arms for easy hook-up, such as my BO, is much easier to connect/disconnect. And not having to mount/unmount the tow bar is very nice. But an A-frame tow bar on a ball receiver will gwt the job done and for not much money. I towed this way for many years.
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