Do I Need a Drop Down Hitch?

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by 79venture, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. 79venture

    79venture Member

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    0231E5D8-8742-4BB1-B7DA-22971C1A91FC.jpeg New to towing, and first time pop up owner. After I hooked my pup to the TV I noticed that the the rear end of the pup sits about 5” lower than the front.

    Would you recommend a drop down hitch?
     
  2. FarmerDave

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    Looks like one of those triple ball things, normally no one actually tows with one of those, they are more of an appearance item left in the hitch to show you can "tow anything" ,especially the chrome ones.

    I guesstimate is a 3 1/4 drop hitch would put you close to level.
     
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  3. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Yes drop the nose of the trailer down with a different ball mount.
     
  4. 79venture

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    FarmerDave - Good eye on the triple ball. Had no clue it was a rarity to tow with. Appreciate the guesstimate also!

    Raycfe - Will do!
     
  5. FarmerDave

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    Rarity mainly because I think your photo was the first time I've actually seen a trailer hitched on one.

    Did you get your hitch figured out?
     
  6. 79venture

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    FarmerDave - On my way. Started unpacking, cleaning, and lubing. First time out (driveway) is this weekend.
     
  7. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Active Member

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    Yes, on the drop down hitch. At some camp sites, you'll be bull dozing when backing. Not good for stabilizers. You will also find that curbs, road kill, and speed bumps are higher than they look.
     
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  8. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Those are for the Guy that does tow everything but owns nothing.
     
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  9. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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