Originally Posted by 2 cats
Hello forum gurus.
We bought a new to us 2008 Itasca Horizon 40td. It is on the FL Maxum chassis. I need to get a ball mount to pull my tow dolly. Trying to find out what the height to center of the receiver is when aired up ready to travel. I hate to start up and run just long enough to air up and then have to drop and re-level. We are on a permanent site for another month and a half.
Any help from the forum would be appreciated.
While many coaches, especially the same brand, year, make and model will ride "close" to the same height, yours may differ by quite a bit. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, quite possibly will ride at a different height than yours, even though it's close to the same model, albeit short by a couple of feet. The ride height sensors will be the determining factory ride height. The hitch assembly will also be possibly different than yours.
It's no big deal at all to fire the big girl up, let it completely air up the suspension until the governor reaches peak air pressure and bleeds off, then shut the thing down and take your measurements for YOUR coach. That way, you'll be DEAD SURE of what yours will ride at. Contrary to what some believe, you WILL NOT damage any part of any component of the engine, trans, or ANYTHING by running it for a short amount of time, for your needs. Good luck.