I am getting our new Jeep Cherokee ready to tow our 13 foot Scamp
. Thanks for all the earlier advice about mirrors and brake controllers!
My original tow vehicle for the Scamp
is our 09' Jeep Wrangler 2 door automatic with the tow package. We intend to keep using the Wrangler from time to time for towing.
I found the hitch height for the new Cherokee was 1 1/2 inch HIGHER than the Wrangler!!! The difference being the Wrangler has the hitch UNDER the bumper and the new Cherokee has the hitch within the bumper! I was not prepared for that difference in height.
I found on the Wrangler it tows nearly bubble level with a 5 1/4 inch drop... If there is a 1 1/2 inch difference between the two... I would need a 6 3/4 inch drop to be nearly bubble level. (there is no such thing)
I went to our local dealer for hitches etc. and he allowed me to measure different drops on the Cherokee.
I am finding that the 6 inch drop on the Cherokee is actually 3/4 inch HIGHER than the tow height of the Wrangler.
When I tried the 8 inch drop on the Cherokee... I measured the height 1 3/4 inches LOWER than the Wrangler (which towed nearly bubble level)
I assume that we don't want to tow higher than bubble level and to either be level or slightly lower... but... is 1 3/4 inches too much lower?
The only other alternative is an adjustable hitch mount $$$... that can be adjusted to 7 1/2 inch drop. Making the drop near 1 1/4 inch. But I can also decrease the drop height if need be.
Any one have any input on this please?
Ralph & Peggy