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Posted: 02/10/12 09:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Ford Ranger is just a tad bit higher than the back of my coach when hooked up to my Blue Ox tow bar. Its not bad, but just a little bit. Im thinking that should be fine?


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Posted: 02/10/12 09:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's hard to define "tad". One man's tad may be another man's 3".

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I recall a four inch rule. Check out the Blue Ox web site and/or your Blue Ox owners manual.


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If you mean your tow bar is not level because of the difference in height from the receiver to tow vehicle connections, each mfgr provides its own specs for how far out of level the bar can be. Go on their website and you should find the spec for your bar.


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Posted: 02/19/12 06:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know why the MFGs spec would differ. It has nothing to do w/ the TB IMO.
A TB should never be running downhill for the chance of the toad climbing "up and over" in a panic stop situation. But of course the toad braking system would come into play there also.
Specs I found showed TB to be between level, and 2" max uphill. Makes sense to me. I would never run a TB downhill for obvious reasons. But,....I don't run toad brakes either.


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