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Old 05-24-2022, 06:49 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly Hitch Height

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We will be towing our 2015 Mini Cooper using a tow dolly behind a 31ft Class A. I can not seem to find a source for how high the hitch should be...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...TYIA

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Old 05-24-2022, 07:07 PM   #2
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Ours is 19 inches off the grown at bottom of ball.

I have adjustable hitch so can adjust as needed if I tow different vehicles.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:09 PM   #3
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The dolly manufacturer should list a desired height or tongue. Check their owner info.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:10 PM   #4
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Depending on the motor home hitch height, when I was using my tow dolly, I had it 12.5 to 16 inches from the ground. I was towing it with a 2018 Thor Siesta 24SS Class C.


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Old 05-24-2022, 07:49 PM   #5
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Our Master Tow listed the hitch height in the manual.

Read your owners manual for the dolly. They are all different.
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:54 PM   #6
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We will be towing our 2015 Mini Cooper using a tow dolly behind a 31ft Class A. I can not seem to find a source for how high the hitch should be...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...TYIA
The hitch height isn't as important as the level of the tow bar

2 inches rise to the ball and no more than 4

Never lower at the ball

Many use various hitch combinations to achieve this
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Old 05-24-2022, 07:54 PM   #7
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Hi,

We will be towing our 2015 Mini Cooper using a tow dolly behind a 31ft Class A. I can not seem to find a source for how high the hitch should be...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...TYIA
As others have said - YOUR dolly manual.

Different dollies have different requirements.

Good luck!
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:44 PM   #8
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The hitch height isn't as important as the level of the tow bar

2 inches rise to the ball and no more than 4

Never lower at the ball

Many use various hitch combinations to achieve this
Tow dolly, not tow bar.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:06 PM   #9
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Tow dolly, not tow bar.
Thanks, should have had my glasses on apparently

On my tow dolly when used, I watch the height of the ramps relative to the car and to the ground and try to hit the middle. On the Tuscany with the Stehl dolly it takes a 4.5 inch drop to hit the sweet spot

And I try to avoid very sharp dips that can create issues

I use different hitch drop heights to accomplish this
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