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Old 09-21-2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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Hi all. I'm a AS newbie and will be picking up my Sport 22fb in a couple of weeks. I have a question regarding my tow vehicles.

My main TV will be a 2016 land Rover. I'm also planning to use my jeep wrangler unlimited to tow to my storage facility that is local.

The question is, my jeep is about 4 inches higher than the land Rover. Would I have any issues hitching and towing the AS?
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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My main TV will be a 2016 land Rover. I'm also planning to use my jeep wrangler unlimited to tow to my storage facility that is local.

The question is, my jeep is about 4 inches higher than the land Rover. Would I have any issues hitching and towing the AS?
Not if you set the ball height of the jeep 4" lower than the Land Rover.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:20 AM   #3
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Not if you set the ball height of the jeep 4" lower than the Land Rover.
Thanks. I haven't towed anything yet let alone seen the hitch that I'm getting. i'll probably understand it better once visualized.
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You'll likely need two ball mounts due to the differing heights
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:38 AM   #5
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Something like this?

http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/...en/AM3410.html
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If the storage facility is local, why use the jeep at all? Seems like a pain to set up two hitches (and possibly have to buy additional hardware).

BTW, good to see another local AS owner.
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Unless the jeep is the longer four door model

I would stick with the tow vehicle that had the longest wheel base and the lowest center of gravity.

Please I don't want to offend jeep owners, who are happy with their choices.or resurrect the same old tired arguments

But I do believe that a shorter wheel based tow vehicle is more prone to being pushed around by a trailer into a jack knife situation.
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Hi all. I'm a AS newbie and will be picking up my Sport 22fb in a couple of weeks. I have a question regarding my tow vehicles.

My main TV will be a 2016 land Rover. I'm also planning to use my jeep wrangler unlimited to tow to my storage facility that is local.

The question is, my jeep is about 4 inches higher than the land Rover. Would I have any issues hitching and towing the AS?
Since your trailer is single axle, the tongue being high or low will not substantially affect the way the load is distributed on the axle. If it were a multi axle trailer there would be an issue with the trailer being out of level.

Even though a level trailer is best when towing, if it were me, I would not have an issue towing a single axle trailer, only temporarily and only at slow speeds, with the tongue 4" high.

As someone else mentioned, why not use your main tow vehicle every time you tow.
If you use two vehicles for towing, you will need a brake controller and towing mirrors on both vehicles.
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Everyone has great points. The LR is driving by my wife so sometimes it not around. But I will stick with one TV and keep it simple.
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