We’ve recently purchased a camper trailer after seeking advice from both the trailer manufacturer, suspension specialists and ARB. I had some reservations about the tow bar setup on our 2007 RAV4 so did the research. As soon as we got the trailer (off-road hitch), the problems became apparent. I had to remove the mudguards on the trailer as it sat too low. The chains did strike the ground also a couple of times on the way home. Weights are within limits (tow at rated 1500kgs, 175kg ball weight - camper trailer is 1000kg unladen and 140kg towball).
Have had airbag suspension installed (Pedders) which has helped stiffen the rear, but trailer hitch still approx. 50mm too low. I can just get the jockey wheel on, but with less than a centimetre clearance from ground.
Seeking advice on what to do now as hard to find tow ball attachment that suits (forums advise not inverting attachments. Are there tow balls we can get that are higher?
The second photo shows the angle when connected. On that day the trailer mudguards we’re already touching the ground (this was pre-airbag suspension).
Have we been mislead? Is this a no go and is this too hard to fix for the rav4?
Thanks in advance.