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Amount of drop in reciever hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by flo04, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    flo04

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    Hey guys just got a question I have a '12 Toyota double cab Trd and was wanting to know what amount of drop, in the reciever hitch, is best for this particular height of truck. I don't do any major towing just an occasional atv trailer or something similar.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    brett1586

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    that would depend on the trailer you were pulling.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:11 AM
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    It is not uncommon to own several drop hitches of different height. I have accumalated at least three over the years and use which ever one gives a level to slightly nose up ride of the trailer. You will also end up with a couple of different balls as well, 1-7/8" and 2".
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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    This ^^^^^ I usually don't know which to use untill you see the level height of the trailer coupling. The one i use most for the utility trailer and small stuff is the 2 inch drop.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    As a driver that pulls trailers everyday (drive tractor traillers) this is very good advise.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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