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Old 06-29-2020, 11:32 AM   #1
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Hi, am awaiting arrival of a vintage cruiser 19ERD. I'd like to use an Andersen hitch but the dealership has not been able to supply me with the required measurements - ground to top of coupler, and height of the frame itself behind the coupler. I know it takes a 2 5/16" ball. I'm towing with a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, with a 2" diameter hitch receptacle that is 21 1/4" from ground to top of the receptacle. Anyone know which Andersen hitch would work? I need to order the hitch and bring it to the dealership to install. Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:45 PM   #2
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You’re better off waiting until it shows, use a standard receiver and then check before you connect and after. You’re looking for suspension squat, with those measurements order the correct hitch.

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/rapid-hitch.aspx
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Hi, am awaiting arrival of a vintage cruiser 19ERD. I'd like to use an Andersen hitch but the dealership has not been able to supply me with the required measurements - ground to top of coupler, and height of the frame itself behind the coupler. I know it takes a 2 5/16" ball. I'm towing with a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, with a 2" diameter hitch receptacle that is 21 1/4" from ground to top of the receptacle. Anyone know which Andersen hitch would work? I need to order the hitch and bring it to the dealership to install. Thanks!
Iím not sure you need such a heavy hitch for your combination I towed a 19 MBS last year all over the east coast with standard wth with no problems.This year we upgraded to 23 ft with same hitch set up so far no issues.If you need more hitch info go to Can Am Rv in London Ontario they have lots of information on hitching very informative
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:04 PM   #4
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Hi All! New to this forum. Our dash instruments: oil & water gauge, speedometer and tack all worked one day then the next all quit working.
Anyone have a clue? Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:30 PM   #5
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I *think* we have the same camper, and we have a 2015 Jeep Cherokee (not grand, just the cherokee) Trailhawk where the center of our 2" receiver box is about 21" off the ground - so I may be familiar with your situation. Our GS camper is a 2013 19ERD (also called the VISA) that is very low to the ground with little ground clearance and designed to step directly into the camper (ie, no external steps on the camper to be lowered). If that sounds right for your camper, then it is probably similar to ours. When our camper is level on a level surface, the bottom edge of the hitch is approximately 13" off the ground. Our weight distribution/anti sway hitch has height adjustments to put the ball at the correct level, and it is almost at the lowest possible setting. We also happen to have a . Visually the receiver on the jeep and the hitch on the trailer are *way* out of line and without a significant drop hitch the back end of the camper would probably be touching the ground (at least the stabilizer jacks would be). We actually tow this with my 2WD pickup because I like the extra power of the V8, so I don't have a direct solution but figured the information I do have could be useful. Pictures below:

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Old 09-03-2020, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thanks so much!
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UPDATE - so we got a new truck. The new truck trailer receiver is about as high as the Jeep receiver. Bought a new 11" drop for the weight distribution hitch, but that proved to be too low - we bottomed it out a few times on our one and only trip with it. A bit of searching and we found a lift kit for the camper from eTrailers ( https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories.../LC270682.html ). Note, they have sets for square and for diamond axles. I chose to do the lift myself, I made a couple of rookie errors that lost me style points but it all ended up coming out fine. I re-routed some water lines to keep them above the axle also. We could then use the original 6" drop and everything is far enough off the ground now that we feel a lot better. Two more trips out and no bottoming out problems. Note - you will need to get a torque wrench, the kit calls for 120 ft-lbs of force, and had I not had the torque wrench I would have assumed it was 'tight enough' well below that torque value.
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