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post #1 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hitch Ball Mount

Never had a vehicle with a hitch before. Wondering what is best drop spec for my new Laredo X? 2" drop? What are you all using? Thnx

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 11:41 AM
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2" is the standard for normal trailer ride height on most SUVs. Anything else requires a special hitch plug: big lift, heavy trailer, really long trailer, etc etc.

And for most small trailers with a heavy load, you can flip the 2" hitch and ball over to allow for the vehicle sag from the heavy load.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 01:33 PM
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I have to use a 10'' drop with my enclosed trailer that I just got


With my old 5x8 utility trailer it needed a 6'' drop to sit level


and prior to that 1 had a 3-rail motorcycle trailer that used a 2'' drop



So really it all depends on the kind of trailer that you are using.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I have to use a 10'' drop with my enclosed trailer that I just got


With my old 5x8 utility trailer it needed a 6'' drop to sit level


and prior to that 1 had a 3-rail motorcycle trailer that used a 2'' drop



So really it all depends on the kind of trailer that you are using.

It will be used with a run-of-the-mill Home Depot utility trailer. So I guess it sounds like 6". Thanks
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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Just bought a 6 1/4" drop with a 1 7/8" ball for my utility trailer and a 3 1/2" drop with a 2" ball for my larger enclosed trailer.

The GC is 18.5" from the center of the receiver to the ground. I want my trailers to be level when hitched.

I also bought a hitch case for each. It fits nicely in the bins next to the spare tire.

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Accessories-74877-Hitch-Tote/dp/B000XLXWQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331076839&sr=8-1
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 07:45 PM
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With a two wheel trailer, I do not believe it really matters as long as close. With a 4 wheel trailer you want to keep the load even and not lift one axle off the ground. Since I have a single axle teardrop and a two wheel dolly, 3.5" drop seems OK.


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post #7 of 7 Old 03-06-2012, 09:24 PM
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enough to make the trailer level.
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