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Old 10-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
This question has been asked many times but I have to ask it again. The jeep I just bought has a steel bumper with tow brackets at 22"off ground. My RV hitch centerlines at 19". I know jeep brackets should be below RVs but that won't work. Any idea's. With a brake buddy should I dot worry.

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Old 10-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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I suspect that if you come to a violent enough stop that the Jeep will flip up over the hitch and hit the back of your coach, you probably already hit something with the front, and pretty hard at that.

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Blue Ox allows 3" height difference, that puts you at the limit, but O.K. Best situation is to have both points equal. Tow vehicle low, toad high in an extreme emergency stop could cause Jeep to 'leapfrog' up into the back of the RV. Having brakes in toad reduces this chance. The only other option would be mounting a 3" drop bar upside down, raising RV receiver to be level with Jeep base plate. Problem with a drop bar is they 'weaken' the rating of the receiver because of the angle pull.

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. I had a drop receiver to make my toad/RV set up perfectly level, but I was gouging almost every driveway and cross street gutter. I took it off and live with a 2" difference in height. (and I also use auxiliary brakes in toad)

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Old 10-06-2014, 07:11 AM   #4
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Another thing you might think about is hanging a base plate below the Jeep bumper. But, that would lower your clearance for off-roading so ...
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