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Old 03-06-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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Towing my Jeep

Does anyone tow a Jeep Wrangler 2015 or later , with a 31w class c Fourwinds, and if so do you have to drop or raise the receiver coming out of the coach. The reason I ask is I need to orde a Protect-A-Tow setup, and I havenít installed my baseplate yet. So Iím unsure at this point if I need the longer one or if the standard will do.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:58 PM   #2
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I think the standard is 6". If you have a difference between the tow and the towed greater than 6", buy a riser.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:30 PM   #3
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I believe 3" is the most offset you want.I just hooked up my 2014 mini cooper to my 2015 24.1 Vegas and it tows great.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:59 PM   #4
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Make them as level as you possibly can: no fooling!
If they're not the same height: hard braking will make the toad either try to lift the rear of your rig into the air; while it tries to submarine under you...
Or it'll try to climb up over the tow-bar, and climb in through a back window!
(Depending on whether the toad is higher, or lower: than your rig.)
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:52 PM   #5
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GO to Hitchsource.com they should be able to help
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:36 AM   #6
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I plan on making the two as level as possible, I thought Jeep is stock/standard and the Four Winds is stock/standard so maybe some one had an identical setup and Iíd know if I needed a riser or not. Itís my understanding that a riser adds length to the towbar. So Iím going to add the baseplate and determine whatís needed prior to purchasing a Protect-a -tow.(standard or longer).
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+ or - 3'' is all you get not 6''
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:40 AM   #8
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:44 AM   #9
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How much length does a riser add overall?
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:47 AM   #10
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Towing my Jeep

Hitchsource is where I bought my towing system, hoping my braking system will prevent overriding or underriding the towbar, at least to some degree, in addition to being level
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:01 PM   #11
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I believe 3" is the most offset you want.I just hooked up my 2014 mini cooper to my 2015 24.1 Vegas and it tows great.


Iím getting a 24.1 2016 Vegas and looking at getting a Mini Cooper to toe. Can you tell me how your set up is going ?
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:11 PM   #12
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Well, I didnít get mini to tow. Got a 2019 Jeep Trailhawk, then traded my BMW X3 for a new Mini Cooper S convertible. Blue Ox base plate and hitch, SMI Duo Stay and Play breaking system. All hooked up and ready for the road.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:13 PM   #13
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well, i didnít get mini to tow. Got a 2019 jeep trailhawk, then traded my bmw x3 for a new mini cooper s convertible. Blue ox base plate and hitch, smi duo stay and play breaking system. All hooked up and ready for the road.


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Old 06-10-2019, 12:08 PM   #14
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How much length does a riser add overall?

I have a 6" riser on my setup; adds 10" in length.


Edit: Should add that the tow bar (Demco) can be switched to raise or lower the height; mine is set to lower, so total rise from the coach to the toad is ~8 1/4".
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