Yeah, our front queen tipout (IIRC) is hinged about 18" up the front slope. Others may be lower, and therefore closer to the hitch. My drawbar is also not the original from Equalizer. it did not have enough drop for my trailer. The replacement I found at etrailer.com was several inches longer. In the end, I think I have at least 12" of clearance to the hatch on our Mounty.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller