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Old 06-14-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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What size drop ball hitch do I need on stock suspension?

I have the OEM hitch on my 2002 4x4, TRD, xcab, Tacoma with Stock suspension.

I need to buy a ball mount since I will be towing something this Sunday.

What size drop ball hitch do I need so that the trailer will be level? 2 inch drop mount?
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Yup, I have a 2" drop. Worked great when I was stock pullin a car trailer.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
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I will be helping a friend move and pulling this trailer. http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...t=trailer-6x12

Will a 2 inch drop be enough?
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #6
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I will be helping a friend move and pulling this trailer. http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...t=trailer-6x12

Will a 2 inch drop be enough?
Hard to tell from here so I would get the right one at Uhaul when you pick up the trailer.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:12 AM   #7
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Hard to tell from here so I would get the right one at Uhaul when you pick up the trailer.
Yeah that is what I am thinking myself. This is a pretty low trailer so I might need more then a 2 inch drop. I am picking up the trailer Sunday.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:18 PM   #8
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all depends on the "level" height of the trailer, a snowmobile trailer with little tires under the flat bed will need a long drop to keep the trailer level, if you have big wheels on independent arms for a big boat trailer, level will be a bit higher.

On my truck, the boat trailer is level when the tongue is 17.5", utility trailer is only 15" off the ground.

If you buy a 2 or 3" drop, you can always flip the ball on the hitch and will be +2".
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:15 PM   #11
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Its this trailer guys. 6x12 feet.

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I pulled one of those trailers the other weekend. Like that exact one. 2" is all you need.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:34 AM   #14
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I pulled one of those trailers the other weekend. Like that exact one. 2" is all you need.
Does your tacoma have the stock suspension?
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What do ya'll feel about the adjustable drop ones? Worth it or not durable enough for any real use?
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