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Old 05-25-2010, 01:17 AM   #1
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Surveyor 291 coupler height

What is the level height to the bottom of a coupler on a Surveyor 291? I need to drive out of state to pick one up and I need to know what hitch mount to bring. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Towing a 30 foot trailer that weighs over 5000 pounds empty, with a tongue weight of over 500 pounds, I would highly recommend a load leveling hitch and some sway control. You didn't mention your tow vehicle, but even a 1 ton dually will not handle this trailer properly without a proper hitch. Since you mentioned out of state, you'll probably be towing interstate, where a proper setup is even more important. But if you must carry on, almost all trailers have a hitch height between 18 and 20 inches, when level.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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On order

Thank you Windrider, I have a Reese straight-line stabilizer with sway control on order (eTrailer 66073), but I don't think I will get it in time for the pick-up. Thus the reason for this post. However, I hope you are wrong about the height being 20", that would mean I ordered the wrong shank...not enough drop. Doh! Therefore, a measurement by someone from the actual model would still be appreciated.

I will be pulling it with a Ford Expedition with the 5.4L V8.

With your advice, I may ask my friends if I can borrow their WD hitch setup for the trip. Necessity breeds invention.

One more thing, I asked the dealer for the measurement, but I am not getting my hopes up that they will actually measure it for me, or correctly. Yet another reason I posted this question to this fine forum.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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The coupler height on my 2007 SV291 is 18 1/2 inches level. I hope this helps.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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18 1/2". Excellent. Thank you, gentlemen, for your help. Although I have the wrong shank on order.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:55 PM   #6
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Trouble averted. You have got to love eTrailer. Not only did they change my order to replace my shank without issue, they expedited it to make sure I would get it before I left to collect my new Surveyor. Nice!
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