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Old 05-05-2019, 01:21 PM   #1
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So we just got a new Jeep and put an aftermarket bumper on that we could hook our tow bar directly up to, without having to add a base plate. My question is, is the angle of the tow bar,from the motor home to the Jeep front bumper okay ?? Or, is it excessive ?? ThanksClick image for larger version

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Old 05-06-2019, 03:27 PM   #2
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I seen some where they say no more than 3Ēs either way higher or lower
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:44 PM   #3
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I have the NSA ready brake. They advised no more than 2" drop or rise. My previous MH had a 6" drop from our Jeep. I had to buy a riser for my MH hitch. Looks like you have about a 6" drop as well.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:09 PM   #4
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So we just got a new Jeep and put an aftermarket bumper on that we could hook our tow bar directly up to, without having to add a base plate. My question is, is the angle of the tow bar,from the motor home to the Jeep front bumper okay ?? Or, is it excessive ?? ThanksAttachment 203782Attachment 203783
Youíre asking us that tow to comment on the angle of your tow bar.
Iím on the side of those that also have seen recommendations that the difference high or low NOT exceed 3Ē.
Your choice.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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Picture in your mind a very hard stop. The Jeep could climp up your tow bar and run ito the back of your coach. You need to get them closer to level.
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Thanks for the reply. I went and got a 6" riser.
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Terrific.
Just make sure to measure the towing bar when both vehicles are level.
Then decide your riser length.
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Thanks for the reply. I went and got a 6" riser.
perfect
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Good idea. Be Sure the riser is rated for what you need
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:58 AM   #10
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Looks a bit high, but if you have a choice your angle is the better one to have. When towing you don’t want the MH trying to lift the car, as if you had the opposite angle. And when stopping hard the toad brakes will keep the car from riding up into the MH. But level is the way to go.
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The thought (and fact) is that on sudden frontal impact on motorhome, or really quick panic stop will have a pole vault effect on the toad where it pushes forward so hard that the bar allows toad to come up and over to impact the rear of the motorhome, like pole vaulting.
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New Jeep you might want to cover it to protect the front and windshield. I insisted on one for ours must make sure the Jeep is spotless when covering
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Looks a bit high, but if you have a choice your angle is the better one to have. When towing you donít want the MH trying to lift the car, as if you had the opposite angle. And when stopping hard the toad brakes will keep the car from riding up into the MH. But level is the way to go.


I disagree. Very little chance (if any)of the Moho lifting the toad, than the toad jumping draw bar during a hard stop. I would take the toad being lower any day.
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