Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Central Illinois by the old Mississippi.
how is the ground clearance with the 10 inch drop?
I've been looking for another Latitude driver without any lifts or anything to ask. I'm starting a Junk Hauling business and have been gearing up. I'm getting this hitch
and want to be prepared for the various weights and trailers I'll be hauling.
It seems like there are plenty of guys with 10 inch drops but a lot of those have been TH or AD2 guys.
Actually I have a AD2 Limited BUT that gives me about 1 inch of extra lift. Take that lift away and the trailer in a non AD2, the trailer is closer to level.
A latitude would be virtually the same except for Tires and AD1/AD2. Again a bit more or less drop.
The ground clearance is fine.
The hitch on the Cherokee sits higher, that is positioned higher than my previous Jeeps. For example this Cherokee required a bigger drop for my trailers than the previous '04 Grand Cherokee did. The Hitch sat lower on the Grand. Now one thing to keep in mind is the trailer itself. Depending on tire size you might require a lot less drop.
Drop is relative to the trailer and your road clearance will be that of the trailer axle height. Larger tires generally the more clearance you will have.
Actually that $300 assembly is nice but not needed. You are much better off buying a solid unit with a specific drop, for a specific trailer. Even if you have to have 2 different ones for 2 different trailers. Thats what I have at hundreds less.
As I mentioned loading a trailer with a balanced load is most important. My utility trailer sits a couple inches high empty but when balanced loaded its level. Thats what you want.
2014 Cherokee Limited 4x4
V6 w/ AD2
Tech Group (both parts)
Max Care Life Service Plan