Hitch drop

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  1. Nexmeister

    Nexmeister Full Access Member

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    What are you guys finding in terms of hitch drop needed for a regular trailer? I'm not hauling horses, an rv, nor a digger. Just looking for small water craft and wondering what people are seeing given the receiver height on the beast.
     
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  3. Nexmeister

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    Yup, that is what I am thinking - an adjustable. But with drops from 4-10" I wanted to start eliminating some of them. These are what I am considering:

    https://www.weigh-safe.com/
     
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    Looking at the same weigh-safe through E-Trailer
     
  5. Nexmeister

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    pretty cool hitch - and useful. What size you thinking? I am so lost as to how big I should get it. 10" just seems like it belongs on a F-750 and 4" on a Focus.
     
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    Normally I would agree. But respectfully disagree on this point. Given the soft suspension, put a little too much on the tongue an hit a bump, you could bottom it out. I just don't know that is why I was hoping to get some input on here. I think there is a post somewhere on here I will look at again.
     
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    Keep us informed so i know what to buy when i do get to that point.

    Respectfully of course.
     
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  9. Nexmeister

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    Roger
     
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    so what is the ideal ball height for a stock raptor for a light duty standard utility trailer. question is do I need a 4" drop hitch or 5.5 . I'm not looking for an adjustable hitch , just a steel drop hitch .
     
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    Im looking at weigh safe too. So what did you guys get? 4" drop or 6"?
     
  12. shelteredraptor

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    Well, it all depends on what trailer you're towing. I've had a 3 way adjustable class IV B & W for many years. It is pricey, but the most versatile hitch made IMO. I tow a whole menagerie of trailers, so having an adjustable rig is a must. But if you even tow 2 different trailers, it's worth buying one of these, it will pay you back big time. It can be inverted if need be, and a pintle adapter is available too. I recommend the 6" unit.

    https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/B-and-W/BWTS20048B.html
     
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    I use a standard light weight trail or to tow my Polaris Rzr 1000 and I'm using a 5.5" drop hitch. It sits level.
     
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    so I went with 6" drop . I tried a 5.25 and a 6, bought both , tried with my trailer and returned the 5.25
     
  15. CobraJunkie

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be going with the 6" Weigh Safe according to this info.

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