So the brown truck delivered my 8" drop ball mount yesterday. Curt 10K lb GTW and 1K lb tongue - takes a 1.25" shank ball. Got it off Amazon for 37 bucks with free 2 day shipping.
I had a 2" ball w/ 1.25" shank on the 6" drop so I swapped them out last night.
Today I set everything up with spares, step blocks, tools, recovery gear, yadayada.........pretty much everything I would tow/haul minus any other passengers and cooler etc.
This is the set-up with the 8" drop:
Sags the back by almost 2" but it pulls solid, smooth, and straight - feels very stable. Preliminary fuel econ is unsubstantiated just yet,
but the tow tune on the Superchip and tow/haul engaged will give me my best results. Don't know that I'll bother with a WDH but I'll have to see after towing a couple trips with it.
Right now I'm gonna say it's good to go.
Then I had to fuel up and get some groceries in this thing - literally.
Couldn't resist a little stocker stalking in the parking lot: