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Old 09-20-2010, 09:13 PM
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6 Ton deckover trailer hitch does not like the ram tailgate. I did not anticipate this problem.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:30 PM
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oh that sucks hope you find a solution other than not being able to put your tailgate down
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Why not use a "Dropdown" towbar. I can't tell from the pics but it looks like your using a receiver that comes straight outta the hitch. Can you use a 2" or 4" drop and still tow?? From the first pic it even looks kinda like the receiver is lifted a bit!

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I agree , just a little obstacle . By the pic it looks like your not gonna need much , use a small drop hitch . You have a tall trailer there .
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If I use a drop down hitch the trailer will not be level but will tilt forward -towards the bed. A trailer that is not flat adds tongue weight that is proporitional to the amount of tilt. Even reducing the trailer tire size will not fix the problem (it woudl help). I may have to settle on a lower hitch and place the load further back on the trailer axles to keep the tongue weight down. Some of the load my end up hanging over the dove-tail

I did not think of this when I bought the track because the hitch height is almost identical to the truck the dodge replaced (f-350 diesel).

Good suggestions-just an oddball combination- who towes with a 6 ton trailer with a 1/2 ton truck (obviously the trailer will not be loaded to 12,000 lbs). Just trying to do everything with one truck
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No intention to argue with you, but looking at the pics you posted, the trailer seems to be nose up. Maybe different pics would give us what we need to help you.

As for the load being on the hitch, maybe getting a load equalizing hitch will take care of the problem.
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Was that trailer originally designed for a pintle hook setup? If so, it was designed to be hitched to a very large truck, such as a dump truck.

You should take that to a trailer dealer and see what they can do. You can do some lowering with different hitch assemblies or with an extension to lengthen it.

I actually have this system http://www.inventivehitches.com/9110.html
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LMAO i look at the photo the hitch is reverse.....flip it over then put the ball on......looks like a 2'' drop that you have this mite solve the problem.
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Slight drop will level your trailer by the looks of it. She's definately looking ass heavy
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Yeah it definitely needs corrected at the receiver. You won't want to start putting the weight to the rear of the trailer to even it out. Especially on rear-light 1/2 ton's. You get into dangerous trailer sway doing that in my experience (former RV Technician).
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