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Old 06-30-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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I will be towing a 2002 Kia Sportage with my class A motorhome. The Blue Ox base plate is 13" high and the receiver is 22.5" high. From what I have read the tow bar should be zero to four inches above the connection at the tode. If I am correct my drop hitch should be 5.5" to 9.5". What drop hitch should I use.
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If I am correct my drop hitch should be 5.5" to 9.5". What drop hitch should I use.
Pete & Linda, As short as possible that will give you the 4 inches. Also consider buying the Blue Ox dual immobilizer when using a drop, that becomes more important.
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So go for the shortest giving 4" instead of longer giving zero inches?
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So go for the shortest giving 4" instead of longer giving zero inches?
The longer you go, the more likely it is for your hitch to drag. Personally, I shot for the middle and the MH end is 2" above the toad. Our hitch still drags sometimes on uneven pavement such as entering or exiting a gas station. I'm hoping our next toad will be a little taller so I can eliminate the 4" drop receiver.
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paz you say your 4" drags. What is the height of your receiver (center) on the Motorhome? I will use a 6" and then the MH will be 3.5" above the tode.
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