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Old 03-09-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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17 Footer Hitch Height

I'd appreciate if someone would measure the height of the hitch on a 17 footer. This is the distance from the ground to the top of the ball hitch. I have a new tow vehicle that I need to set up but my trailer isn't stored on a level spot so I can't accurately measure this dimension.

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height


Mine is 22 1/2 inches, but I have the high lift axel.

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Old 03-09-2009, 10:15 PM   #3
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

The info I've been sent says top of ball @ 19".

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Old 03-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

Thanks for the info. I'll post my height after I measure it. I have a high lift axle as well.
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And you can spell.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

Thought I'd piggy-back a question onto this thread...

1. Just purchased jeffz's 17' footer!!! We will be picking it up by the end of the week!
2. Trailer has raised axle, so I'm looking at 22.5" hitch ball ht.
3. Tow vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab w/ GVWR of 10,300 and a GCWR of 16,000.

I'm assuming I'm well within it's capabilities with the 17' plan b.

Question 1. Does anyone have the tongue load/weight for the 17' plan b?
Question 2. Will I need to install a equalizing hitch? Will it make the trailer tow better?

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

Steve, welcome to the site and congrats on your new trailer.

Someone else is going to have to help you with those specs though, you could email Tammy and Reace at Escape to find out too.
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

I'm towing a 17B with a RAV 4 with V6 and it handles the job easily. I bought the RAV because my Explorer had a 350 lb. rating on the bumper hitch and Tammy and Reace wanted 550 at least ( as I recall). I didn't want to spend money installing a new hitch on a 94 Explorer, so I got the RAV and a class III equalizer.

So, partly it depends on the tongue rating for your hitch, but you might also find the ride better with an equalizer. I've towed a short distance without using it and it's a bouncy ride, but then it's only a RAV.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #9
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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

Of course... right off the website!!! I'm just to damn excited!
Escape 17' Specs

Total Length 17' - 8"
Body Length 13' - 8"
Total Height 8'
Exterior Width 6' - 8"
Approx. Dry Hitch Weight 250 lbs
Approx. Dry Axle Weight 1650 lbs
Approx. Total Dry Weight 1900 lbs
Interior Height 6' - 2"
Rear Bed / Table 49" x 77"
Front Bed / Table (Plan B)
Front Bed (Plan A) 30" x 77"
52" x 77"
Bathroom Size (Plan B) 37" x 24" x 67"

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Re: 17 Footer Hitch Height

Welcome & Congratulations Steve

You will have no problems with the Tundra, I have a Tacoma.
The equalizer hitch is always nicer for towing.
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