Originally Posted by Catcoach
I would like to flat tow my lifted jeep on short trips, now use an enclosed 20 ft trailer for my Mini Cooper, and am looking for suggestions. The jeep is lifted and has 35" tires. It appears that I will need a 14" trailer hitch riser (hi-Lo adapter) and cannot seem to find one commercially. Has anyone had one fabricated? Are there any stress issues that I need to be aware of before towing? I have flat towed my previous jeep using a blue Ox 7445 towbar and a 10" riser. Will be using the same towbar this time.
You won't have any issue towing your lifted Jeep. We, and a few zillion others have been towing lifted Jeeps for decades. Yep, a riser will be needed. Now, just how tall a riser you get or, have made for you, will be determined by the connection points for each end, as measured from the ground and, subtract the difference.
Now, if you've done all that and, you in deed need a 14" riser, it's not a big deal. I'm pretty sure you won't find any commercially but, any fab/trailer hitch/welding shop can handle that in a heart beat.
You ask about "stress" issues? Yep, sure there'll be stress but, if your hitch on your coach is in good shape and has good quality welds etc., you'll be fine. I have built several of them and, not one has ever shown any form of metal fatigue or, bending of any type.