There is no way any travel trailer is gonna couple up to this and remain even semi-level. I would need about a 5" rise to bring the ball to the top of the bumper. Standard slide in ball mounts won't slide in far enough to align the pin hole because of the bumper. I tried an adjustable one but it just seemed awfully rickety! Also the instructions said I had to deduct a certain amount of tow capacity for each 2' increment that I adjusted upward...
Any help out there, assuming I have painted a clear enough picture of my dilemma?
I'm going to look for a different tow vehicle tomorrow but thought I would try to rig up the Safari first. It pulls the camper just fine (chains dragging!) and with an electric brake controller I'm sure will stop just fine. Not sure about stability since I really can't do any typical driving to properly test it until I install the brake controller. I am also looking at a weight distribution system.
I have towed a popup extensively, but this is my first experience at attempting to pull what I consider massive weight (compared to popup). I must say, I'm glad I started researching towing capacities instead of taking my dealers word on the idea that I could tow a 'behemoth' with my Chevy Colorado! The Safari has a better tow rating, but I'm not real sure of myself after reading a number of horror stories about guys trying to pull more than their vehicle was capable of!