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TALL hitch for toad car
#1
My Jeep Wrangler has a 3.5” lift and 37” tires so it sits really high off the ground.  The problem is that when towing my towbar is at about a 45degree tilt rather than level to the ground like it should be.  Does anyone know of a hitch that would be tall enough (probably 2 foot tall!) that would work for this? I have a hitch now that is about a foot tall but it needs more help... of course the engine door would not open once I put such a tall hitch on...
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#2
I have severals Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for a 2" receivers that are rated at 10K. I think I have a 4, 6, and 10 that I am not using anymore. You definitely need to be close to level. Anything with much angle will get you in trouble, I know because I have been there.
1996 #422 and 2004 #689 with YELLOW Goldwing, BMW K1200S, RZR, Dodge Truck

#3
Thanks Ron, I need to measure it but I bet I am going to need more like 18-24” ...
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#4
(01-25-2019, 04:28 PM)pairodice Wrote: Thanks Ron, I need to measure it but I bet I am going to need more like 18-24” ...

That tall of a hitch insert will put an awful lot of torque on the coach's receiver/ frame. Is there any way to lower the mounting point on the Jeep?

OR, maybe put a lift kit on the coach . . . . Big Grin
1987 classic #159
8V92 MUI , Allison 740
#5
[ampl][/ampl]What is your receiver hitch rated at and what size (2" or 2.5"). If you have a 15,000 lb or heavier and a 2.5" receiver I think you could have an insert custom made and be well within the load limits, especially with some angle reinforcement brackets for added strength on the insert. If you have one of the lighter rated receivers then I think the leverage/torque caused by the vertical extension could be risky.
#6
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OR, maybe put a lift kit on the coach . . . .  Big Grin
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Maybe a removable bracket on the Jeep that lowers the pivot point..?
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '13 Grand Cherokee.
#7
I like the way you think Kyleb... I have a bracket that would lower the Jeep but have to figure out how to add it or maybe add some brackets to the framing under the Jeep to lower it.
Karen & Adrian Abshire 
1998 2 slide 45' Newell towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and a 2006 Mercedes SLK320 for wifey. 
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 Bluebird Wanderlodge WB40
#8
What you may want to consider is a hitch made by Gen-Y. They make these absolutely bomb-proof, Mega-Duty drop hitches with up to 17.5 inches of rise/drop (8 2-inch receivers!).

I am using one of these with a regular toad towbar in the third-from-bottom position and a bicycle rack/tray in the very top position. This gives plenty of spacing.

The downside of this setup is that, at least on my coach, there isn't room for the engine door to open. I have to remove the hitch assembly to access the rear of the engine. Fortunately <crossing fingers> I basically only have to do that a few times a year for maintenance so far.
2008 Newell #1234
Boulder, CO

#9
The Gen-Y Mega-Duty hitch insert would definitely not be the weakest link !

I once had the misfortune of finding the receiver / frame of the truck was the weak link.

Be careful that the torque applied to the receiver / frame does not exceed its limits . . . Wouldn't want things falling off when the unexpected happens. Sad Tongue
1987 classic #159
8V92 MUI , Allison 740
#10
I welded up a hitch for our 96 that has about 12" of rise and enough back angle to allow the engine door to open. I tow a Colorado with no problem. I'd be curious to see what people use to tow a stacker.


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