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Old 02-11-2003, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hitch height?

"99 Casita in Arkansas" is officially registered in Missouri and I'm about to bring it home but the it just occurred to me that I don't know how high to set the ball. I will need to tow it a few miles to the hitch place and just need a ballpark figure. Can anyone tell me the height of the ball when the trailer is level? It does not have a lift as far as I know.
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Not sure, but...

I think it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 17''. Call Casita at 1-800-442-9986 and ask for Jay or Susan. They can tell you in an instant. Listed are some things below that will have an effect on your permanent height, but Casita is the best source for now.

NOTE: Two things to consider

1. Tire size on trailer (13's or 14's)
2. Axle (high lift or regular)

Also, if your tow vehicle has self leveling load system, be sure to check it when the Engine is on and you attach while running. (or something like that as it makes a difference)
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:28 AM   #3
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A short distance will not be that big a problem. it's not like the trailer is loaded, so it would be light. just don't let the bumper drag. My Tom has pulled more things with his truck holding them at the wrong angle then I care to think about now that I know he shouldn't. we did two and three hr trips, 65 MPH with no adverse affect. main thing is don't make it a habit, things will move around and cause load shift I imagine. Our loads were all tied down, so no shifting. just my opinion
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #4
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16 inches to the top of the ball with 160 pounds on the back on your tow vehicle for a 16 footer. (Have one of your buddies sit on the back).

19 inches to the top of the ball for a 17 foot Casita, with 300 pounds on the back. (have two of your buddies sit on the back ... either that, or one really large buddy!)
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