Originally Posted by lakewood90
We have a Sunseeker 3010DS on order due to be delivered in the next week, and would like to know what the measurement from the center of the hitch to the ground is and also the measurement from the bottom of the rear bumper to the ground. We are replacing a Coachmen Freelander 3150SS with the new unit. We are towing a Honda CRV and also plan to install a new rock guard of some type on our new unit.
I realize that the measurements could vary an inch or so, depending upon the air pressure in the air bags.
Thanks in advance for any input.
We have a new Forester 3011DS which is pretty much the same as your 3010 and I just did some quick measurements on the hitch yesterday. While I was expecting to possibly have to drop the hitch a bit to keep it parallel with my tow bar connecting to my 2011 Subaru Impreza I was completely surprised by my findings. My quick measurements where that the bottom of the hitch receiver was only 10" off the ground and the middle of the hitch was 11.5". This seems very low although this is my first RV so I don't have a lot of reference points to compare this too. On top of that, the center of the pin height for my blue ox base plate is 14.5 " so as of now it would seem that I have to actually raise my receiver height to get it within Blue OX specs for towing. Who would have thought? However, the asphalt where the truck is parked may not be a perfectly flat so I probably need to do another measurement after pulling it out, but we shall see.