Is Higher Ground Clearance Better for Towing?

Discussion in 'Etrailer.com Trailers and Towing Forum' started by Nani2, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Nani2

    Nani2 Active Member

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    We are looking at Forest River Flagstaff pop ups to tow with our 2017 Sienna. The SE Models have 15" mud rover tires with 12" ground clearance. I have read several suggestions to raise hitch. Would this help in towing?
    This is totally new to us and we want to make it easy as possible .
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    The extra ground clearance is for off road use. The added height many or may not help any with tow-ability depending on the TV arrow dynamics. As long as you Tow it level or slightly nose down (1"-1.5") you should not have any trouble.
     
  3. Sharkdude

    Sharkdude New Member

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    when I towed a utility trailer with my dodge minivan, I used a 2 inch hitch with a 5 inch rise to keep the trailer level while towing
     
  4. seldomseen380

    seldomseen380 Active Member

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    Keeping things level is the most important factor in this case...
     
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