Originally Posted by Panahead
i just bought a 2000 V/6 stick, trd, 4whl drive, that is the stock height and i am looking to buy a trailer hitch (ball) to fit in my stock receiver.... does anyone know what the proper drop down should be? 2"? i plan on towing a small 5x10 utility trailer... my log splitter... or my cement mixer... just wanted to know what the proper drop down should be...
thanks in advance...
I bought the Reese hitch made for my truck (same as yours) and didn't drop it at all. It works fine for towing my 17' aluminimum bass boat.
I believe the general rule is to make sure that you have 10% tongue weight. So, if you trailer weighs 1000 pounds you should have 100 pounds on the tongue. That will roughly determine what height you should be at. If it's too low, you'll have too much tongue weight and if it's too high, you won't have enough.
Sorry; this is the only picture I have of my rig.