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What ball drop?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by SCFirefighter, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Hey guys,

    On occasion I use a friend's trailer to haul yard waste and other crap. Before I had my Tacoma I used the FD pickup (lol). Anyway, now I have my own.
    My question: with my 3" lift, what kind of ball drop should I buy (3" 5")?
    Are there actual standards I can go by, or does it all depends on the height of the trailer?
    You can probably file this with stupid questions, but I never owned a truck before and never had to buy a ball mount.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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  4. Oct 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    thanks guys. So there really is no such thing as a universal ball height huh ..
    oh well
     
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    The best thing is to get an adjustable drop hitch. Especially if you're going to be towing different trailers or using different vehicles to tow.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    Yeah, I saw that adjustable one. Might have to get that. $40 isn't too bad. Just have to make sure I get the right size ball(s).
     
  7. Oct 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Oh, the ball size. There's 1 7/8", 2" and 2 5/8". 2 inch is usually the standard for most trailers. You'll just have to check the trailer to see what size it is. The adjustable hitch from Walmart comes with the 2" ball. If you can always buy the right size ball separately for less than $10. I'm willing to bet that trailer has the standard 2" coupler.
     
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