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post #1 of 11 Old 11-15-2007, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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help with drop down hitch..

well my girl friend and i are buying some horses soon and a trailor, its not very big just enough to fit the 2 horses.. now my problem is my gf doesnt trust a drop down hitch being that its going to be around a 6" drop.. what does tounge weight mean in regard to these and are drop down hitches safe.. and how heavy do u think the loaded trailor will weigh.. thanks guys for any help and also and driving tips with pulling a loading trailor
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-15-2007, 04:08 PM
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I have got a 10" drop down hitch, solid billet aluminum. My tongue weight is 1500 lbs. but the overall weight it can tow is 10,000 lbs... Beautiful looking and working hitch, cost me $225
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Don't worry about a 6" drop, it's nothing, just make sure the hitch can handle the weight. Can't give you a guess on weight as a lot depends on the type of trailer, and size of the horses, but I would guess 5-7K would be close.

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i found a 12 inch drop hitch for my truck that has a rating for 500lbs tongue weight and 5000 towing and ive pulled 8000 lbs on it and its fine... tongue weight is the amount of weight over the ball... you can buy a rapid drop hitch that you can ajust to what ever you want that has a rating for 1000lbs tongue and 10,000lbs towing....they are really nice too

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hey bud get ahold of these people R and P Carriages
431 N Main St.Seneca, IL 61360 815/357-3292 His name is paul i bought a hitch from him in aug. Super fast shipping and the hitches are great quality i use a 4" drop aluminum hitch to tow my car trailer with my show truck on it. His prices are great and paul and his wife are great people to do business with. Here is a ebay link i found of theirs for a 6" drop hitch
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Check out B&W hitches, they have a 6 and 8 inch adjustable hitch that is rated up to 10,000 lbs.

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Yeah B&W hitches are very good cheaper than rapid drop hitch and just as nice

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great thanks guys
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yep dont worry about a 6" drop mine is 14"
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Adjustable drop/lift hitch with 3 balls on it from tractor supply. It was $139 and you can haul anything with the 10K capacity. Mfg by Buyers.

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