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Towing height

patnshan

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Oct 7, 2020
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Milwaukee, WI USA
Hello,
I pick up my new LR MY tonight and have a question about towing. I tow a single Sea Doo trailer as well as a utility trailer from time to time. Weight is not an issue, but I am wondering about height. My current tow vehicle is a 2011 MDX with a 2 inch drop hitch. It works perfectly. The Y, from my research, sits about an inch lower than the MDX. Nobody makes a 1" drop hitch that I can find. The one I bought can be mounted either 3/4" rise or 2" drop. What do you all who tow with the Y use? Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks!
Pat
 

daedaleck

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Oct 31, 2020
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Indianapolis, IN
I'll have my Y in a couple of weeks but for small trailers like that, either of those options will be just fine. My ground to top-of-the-ball measurement on my Acadia is 20.5 inches and I'm just planning on measuring when I get the Y and getting close to that. I'm towing a 6x12 enclosed single-axle utility trailer and don't anticipate any issues getting it hooked up.
 
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CapsEngineer

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Nov 28, 2020
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Maryland
Just did a quick look through Amazon and there are a lot of adjustable hitches that would probably work. I used to use an adjustable class III/IV hitch for a 28 ft trailer and it worked fine.
 
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BioDiesel & Electrons
Nov 20, 2020
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Tacoma, WA
I think your are going to need a 1-2” rise on the tow bar. I sure did.

I’ll try to post a pic tomorrow.

I also purchased an adjustable tow bar so I can pull a variety of trailers w different tongue heights.
 
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BioDiesel & Electrons
Nov 20, 2020
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Tacoma, WA
Here is my towing setup. I need to use a draw bar with 1-3" rise for my utility trailer.



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