needing a 1-inch drop ball mount for my hitch

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  1. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    In theory I needa 1-inch drop ball mount for my 2" hitch mount, its the closest value expected after moving to 13" radial tires on my camper, which has an SOA lift.

    I am not finding any ball mounts with 1" drop.

    Have any of y'all found such a thing?

    I can't really do an effective search (I tried) becasue the terms are too common. I checked the websites for Curt, Reese, Draw-Tite and 4wheel parts with no luck

    Why do I want this - to tow level (per WWW experts advice) but more importantly to camp level in RV lots while "still on the hook" (which we periodially do with our current setup, which has a 2" drop ball mount).

    Absent a 1" drop, in order to camp on the hook we wouild have to put 1" spacers under the Jeep's rear wheels, which is, of course, possible. But its a shame to lose our small luxury of camping overnight without having to do anyting! (one-night camps are during a long trip from one place to another)
     
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    Get a 2" drop shank and a 1" riser ball.
     
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    @SteveP He needs it for a 2", that one is a 1 1/4".

    I go with @xxxapache option.
     
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    the provided link is for an 1-1/4" receiver. Does not fit - too small.

    my receiver is 2" (as stated in my first post, though I could have been more clear :)

    thats why a Google Search, or similar, is borderline useless
     
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    I had no idea such a thing existed - it seemed like a dubious notion to raise the ball above the mount. But it obviously works ok :)

    Thanks for an easy solution.
     
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    Considering that the hitch might settle a bit when you hook up, you might not need a 1 inch drop. And, the weight on the tongue depends on how the camper is packed.
    I would err on the side of the camper being a bit down in the front rather than high.
    I think an adjustable ball mount is the thing you need. However, manufacturers like to promote the maximum rise and drop, not the minimum.
    Look at this and see if it might work, https://www.curtmfg.com/part/45901
     
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    withthe camper on its new wheels, I measured the camper slope on a level surface, an extra 1.25" (up, compared to existing) is what I need at the hitch , a 1" rise ball on a 2" drop mount will have to do
    and
    it works just fine :)
     
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