John E Davies Posted March 24, 2018 Share Posted March 24, 2018 For a number of reasons I would like a little extra towing clearance. The easy solution would be to order a custom Anderson hitch bar with a longer shank, but that increases tongue weight. I personally avoid easy solutions because I prefer the best solution, and do not mind the extra work getting there.... as long as it is not too costly. How would one go about lengthening the tongue on an Elite II? Preferably with a square 2 inch receiver so the actual tow bar with coupler could be removed, or a different type swapped. I understand that the early trailers had this feature. Was it discontinued for any particular reason? Anybody have pictures they could share? Here is pic of the tongue of a custom utility trailer that I sold a year ago to make room for Mouse. It had a 3x5” aluminum tongue, so it was relatively simple to insert a 2x2 steel receiver inside it. Something similar to this would be great. Since the Ollies have a 2x7 tongue, I just can’t quite figure out how.... On that particular trailer I could extend the coupler bar up to 30 inches for long loads, or swap out the Treg offroad coupler for a light duty ball coupler. I would not need a wide adjustment range on Mouse, just “longer than stock” or “removed for storage” modes. Thanks. John Davies Spokane WA "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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