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Inferno10 05-21-2013 01:01 PM

Drop hitch
 
What are you guys using for drop hitches with your factory height 4x4 4th Gen Rams? I hooked my camper up last weekend to move it out of its winter hibernation spot in the yard, and it was way too high in the nose. We were previously towing it with our Durango, and it sat nice and level. I know I have to buy a drop hitch shank for my weight distribution setup, and was just wondering what the rest of you run.

I know I have to take some measurements to find the exact number for my rig.

letsjet 05-21-2013 01:28 PM

The drop hitch shank is what you want, check craig's list. I bought a nearly complete WDH for $60!.

Inferno10 05-21-2013 01:39 PM

I know what I want lol. I already have a WDH, but the current shank does not have enough of a drop. Im asking what size drop do you guys use? 6", 10", etc.

highlandchef 05-21-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inferno10 (Post 1104015)
I know what I want lol. I already have a WDH, but the current shank does not have enough of a drop. Im asking what size drop do you guys use? 6", 10", etc.

It's dependent on your trailer so what works for one might not work for you. Use the instructions HERE and you can figure the necessary drop.

Inferno10 05-21-2013 10:37 PM

Guys, i know that i need to measure the height of my trailer and receiver. I know how to do it, thanks though. Im just curious on what other guys with a similar truck are using.

highlandchef 05-22-2013 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inferno10 (Post 1104447)
Guys, i know that i need to measure the height of my trailer and receiver. I know how to do it, thanks though. Im just curious on what other guys with a similar truck are using.

That's immaterial. It's only a useful comparison if you asked what drop people were using if they have the same trailer you do. Most trailers are around the 17" mark for hitch height but not always; I have two different trailers and both require a different drop so I have an adjustable. So if it helps one trailer needs a 4 inch drop and one has a 6 inch drop. I use airbags to stiffen the rear of my truck. If i didn't use the airbags I would need less drop for my trailers because the truck would squat a bit more.

GTyankee 05-22-2013 02:57 AM

http://www.etrailer.com/landing.aspx?nav=Ball_Mount

Inferno10 05-22-2013 10:21 AM

Ok, I give up. lmao

I guess something that Im curious about doesnt matter because someone else says it doesnt. If I was asking what drop hitch I should use, I would see your point, but thats not what I asked. Whatever.

Hermes1 05-22-2013 10:27 AM

This thread is pointless.

Inferno10 05-22-2013 10:29 AM

Pointless why? Its something Im curious about. If you feel its pointless, then dont bother with it. Good lord.


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