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Pre Runner Trailer Hitch Help

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jbu9136, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    jbu9136

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    I just bought a new Pre Runner SR5 with the big tires and a tow package. The hitch is quite a bit higher than my old hitch and I'll need a drop down hitch. Any recommendations on the drop down hitch for the SR5 receiver? 2, 3 or more inches? I'm pulling a bass boat.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    rickmeseke

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    i pull a 18' center console and i believe mine is a 2 inch drop. 3 is overkill.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    Drop in your old ball hitch and load everything up as you would going to the lake and start measuring.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    My old hitch is a 1 1/4" and won't work in the Class III receiver. I guess I'll try the 2" drop and go from there. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    JTS2014TACO

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    I have a 2 inch drop for my 2013 prerunner and it works fine
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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  7. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    litegide24

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    I'll trade you the stock unit for a new draw tight. 8 just installed on vehicle over the weekend. The top of the receiver is about 2"+ under the center of the rear bumper. Could take photos if interested.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    litegide24

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    I'll trade you the stock unit for a new draw tight. i just installed on vehicle over the weekend. The top of the receiver is about 2"+ under the center of the rear bumper.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Spindifferent

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    Take a measurement from the top of the hitch opening to the ground and take a second measurement from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground when the trailer is level.

    The difference between the two measurements is the drop needed.

    http://www.etrailer.com/faq-ballmount.aspx
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
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