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Old 07-24-2014, 10:33 PM
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I have a 1500 and I'm looking to buy a popup camper. I've never towed before but I have the receiver hitch and everything. What is the standard ball size and type to get to tow a popup camper? I'm looking to buy a used one so I wanted to be ready in case I find one.
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Most popups I've seen use a 2" ball. You're probably better to wait until you find a trailer you like so you can get the proper hitch drop. You want the trailer to tow level front-to-back.
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CrazyCanuck is spot on. It is typically the larger trailers that use a larger ball than 2 inches, so you should be good to go with a 2", they are pretty standard. And definitely wait on the trailer before purchasing a bar. If you do decide on a trailer, if it is not parked level, get it level from front to back, then you can measure the height of the hitch. In the mean time you can measure the height of your receiver on a level surface. Once you know these two numbers, you can figure the drop you will need.
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