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 05-05-2003, 20:35 Post: 54352
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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

I have a 2002 Ram 2500 Cummins HO. I have found a 6 inch drop hitch to two my trailer with but it still needs about 3 more inches of drop to tow relatively level. What do any of you use that have a similar rig?






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 05-05-2003, 21:10 Post: 54355
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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

I have a few different drop height recievers under the back seat of my 3500. The proper height changes depending on the loading and the trailer. I think the standard one I use with the equipment trailer is 8 inch. A few monthes ago I had to switch out for a longer drop as I had near two tons on the back of the truck. I guess the idea would be one of the adjustable drops but have not bought one.
It is a lot easier with the goose neck or fifth wheel.
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 05-05-2003, 21:16 Post: 54356
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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

How much weight is the 8" drop hitch rated for? I will pull my tractor and my Sea Ray with it and the Sea Ray is in the 9000 lb. range. I currently have a Schuck Cushion Hitch with a 10,000 lb. rate tow ball.






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 05-05-2003, 21:58 Post: 54365
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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

I occasionally tow my car trailer with my friends '96 2500 4WD Cummins. I have used a 4" drop and the trailer rides level, same drop as our 2500 Suburban. Must be the way the trailer is made, I sure haven't had the problem.
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 05-05-2003, 22:44 Post: 54369
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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

My 8 inch is a Sheldon which is 7K. That is all my trailer is rated for so? Anything heavier than that I use a the goose. There are a number sold in the Northern Tool. There are a couple of water ski catalogs that have a better selection. I can not remember the names it has been a while since I had one.






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 05-06-2003, 08:48 Post: 54393
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Peters, thanks for the info. on the Sheldon 8" drop hitch. That is exactly what I was looking for. I had not heard of that brand name before. I am kinda undecided about a goose neck hitch. I cringe at cutting a hole in my baby's bed and the new Rhino liner I had sprayed in. A agree, the goose neck is a lot better for the heavy stuff.






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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

The smallest, lightest 5th wheel hitch is rated at 15,000 pounds towing weight.

That says something as to the basic strength. I can also tell you that after many thousands of miles that there is no safer smoother tow out there than a 5th wheel set-up.






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 What kind of a drop trialer hitch do you use?

Just in case anyone else was interested; here is the hitch I went with. It is rated for 10K and the ball 8K. Works great and is height adjustable.






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