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Old 01-24-2003, 08:42 PM   #1
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Talking trailer hitch height '68 Sovereign

Hi,

I'm getting ready to tow my newly purchased '68 Sovereign. At present it is far away from where I am. If anyone could let me know the height of the hitch it would be helpful as I want to get the right ball. The towing vehicle is a '86 Ford 250 pick-up.

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nineteen inches. according to airstream web site.

you can find the info here

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There is no correct hitch height for any Airstream trailer.
There is, however, a design dimension.
That dimension will vary considerable, depending on the condition of the axles, AND, how much payload is in the trailer.
A variation of almost 3 inches, from the designed height, is not uncommon.


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good point

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as always, good point.

but the nineteen inch measurement would be a good starting place.

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Not on a 68.

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ok

andy

ok, other than actually going out and measuring it what would you suggest?

the reason i ask is because i may have to tow a 68 ambassador soon. i see from the airstream pdf file the height is listed as 19 also.

waddya think?

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p.s. 2 inch ball on these right?
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John.
2" ball is correct, unless someone changed the coupler.
I would suggest that you start with no more than 17 1/2 to 18 inches.


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balls!

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thanks for the info, as near as i can tell the coupler is original.

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