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Old 10-27-2015, 05:35 AM   #1
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I need Hitch help I have a few ? about drop,class and ball size

Hi, I was curious what the most common/ do it all drop would be on a hitch I am looking to buy a new one and only want to carry one in the truck.

Also what are the most common ball sizes these days?

And what is the most common class rating?

Now I know this all depends on what you would be hauling, Which for me would be mostly 2 place up to 5 place Snowmobile trailer, Small horse trailer and a reg size landscape type trailer.

The reason I ask about common size is if I was out somewhere and needed to move something that was not mine.

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Old 10-27-2015, 11:12 AM   #2
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2" probably most common...2 5/16 if hauling gooseneck/heavy stock trailer. Your 1/2 ton will not likely need the 2 5/16 size.





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Old 10-27-2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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Class IV hitch, 2"x2" drawbar, with 2" ball is what I have on my 1500.
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I've been using this for a while, now:

Triple Ball Trailer Hitch
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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Class IV hitch and a 2" ball most common I have a 4" drop bar also
I also carry a 17/8 ball & bar because I have two different trailers.
Also make shure your trailer is level when towing so it doesn't sway. Don't buy a cheep ball make shure you get one with a 1" shank
I also put just a little grease on the ball before I tow.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:42 PM   #6
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I've been using this for a while, now:

Triple Ball Trailer Hitch
I don't trust them. To many holes drilled and weakens the draw bar
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Those trailers are all likely 2" ball. Some single and 2 space trailers use 1 7/8". If you're stock height use a 2" drop should be about perfect. If you're lowered flip over the 2" drop for 1/2" raise. Actual hitch height should be real close to the same. If you're lifted use the drop that's 2" more than your lift ie: 4" lift use 6" drop. You want the trailer running downhill slightly. Don't want it tipping over backwards taking weight off the truck but you also don't want your bumper dragging on the pavement either.
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I don't trust them. To many holes drilled and weakens the draw bar
That and if you're not lowered the trailer isn't running downhill slightly anymore. The hitch is too high and it's taking weight off the truck. This increases trailer sway along with a host of other problems which are easily avoided by using a more conventional ball in a hitch.
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I don't trust them. To many holes drilled and weakens the draw bar
That's a solid steel bar, not a hollow tube
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That and if you're not lowered the trailer isn't running downhill slightly anymore. The hitch is too high and it's taking weight off the truck. This increases trailer sway along with a host of other problems which are easily avoided by using a more conventional ball in a hitch.
Mine's not lowered. The hitch angles just fine, thank you.
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