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Old 04-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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How much drop on your hitch ball mount.

I have a boat that I tow and recently bought a 4 inches drop reese hitch ball mount. is this the normall for a tacoma truck? does any one use a 2inch drop?
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I used to 2" when I was at stock height and that was perfect for my boat trailer. Had to get a bigger drop when I lifted the truck. I don't remember if I went 3.5 or 4.
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Mine has a 3" lift with 285's and I use a 5 1/4" drop.
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lifted 3inches on 33's and use a 4 inch drop
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Depends on the trailer really.

Either measure or eyeball to get the trailer level
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There is no 'normal' amount of drop for any truck. The amount of drop is determined by the trailer you are towing and can very greatly. You want the trailer to tow level or with an ever so slight rake so choose the correct drop to make it happen.
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On a boat you want the front up so it does not hold water.
You could add several hundred lbs in a storm fast.
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Use 2" drop hitch on a boat, travel trailer, & motorcycle trailer.

Found I get a "little" more power & "slightly" better fuel economy towing the 1500lb travel trailer with a 2" drop compared to a 3/4" rise. Must be less wind resistance with the CampLite 11RD TT front slightly lower than the rear.

Using the 2" drop on the boat & motorcycle trailers has the front of the trailers slightly higher than the rear. The boat & motorcycle trailers have much less wind resistance compared to the tall TT.
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There is no 'normal' amount of drop for any truck. The amount of drop is determined by the trailer you are towing and can very greatly. You want the trailer to tow level or with an ever so slight rake so choose the correct drop to make it happen.
Thos is true i always put the trailer on the truck and measure the front then measure the back i take the front measurement and subtract the back that number is the amount of drop to make the trailer level. A negative number means you need less drop, or a lift
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