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Old 02-25-2008, 05:30 AM
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hooked my trailer up.......

....and thats as far as I got!
evidently a 2" drop hitch is NOT ideal to pull a bike trailer when you have a 6" lift and 37's

sooooooooooooooooo, what yall using for drop hitches???

this trailer is MAYBE 200-300lbs, and haul MAYBE two 450lb bikes.....so the tow rating is not crucial, but I may be pullin a small 6'x12' enclosed from Kansas City to St.Louis once a year, doubt it weighs much as a single axle holding two bikes and maybe 50 lbs of riding gear.

With that sized enclosed I shouldnt have to take my truck off of Xtreme Street should I??? towed one about that size with the same load last september and if it woulda fell off I woulda never known since the truck didnt care that it was there!
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:42 AM
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you shouldnt even know that trailer is behind you so no i would not turn down your tuner i tow my 20 foot boat with my edge on 2nd stage just keeping an eye on your gauges not only egt but tranny also but with that much weight i would not worry a bit
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You're probably going to need a 10" drop. I have a 8" and it's not enough. All trailers are different so it's best to measure. Just park your trailer behind the truck. Level the trailer and measure how much more drop you need beyond the 2" you have. Here's where I got mine. I got the Alumistinger. It's more than you need (for weight) but the 8-10 drop ones are hard to find. If your sure you won't ever need over 6k. The standard mount is cheaper but you never know what trailer you might end up with down the road.
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I wont be putting any more big loads behind my truck...just bikes or nothing! If my uncle needs his skidloader hauled or dad needs hay hauled...they're gonna have to get one of "them-there, spiffy deezals towin machinges"!

I'm sure the $40 standard 11" drop hitch would work fine for me(but the Alumistinger does look sweet!...see how my mind depletes my wallet? haha).

My last hitch like that had the 2" ball welded on from the company, and I really liked that since they steal trailers, usually with bikes in em, around here by undoing the balls and putting em on their empty hitches! I'll prolly go that route and weld the nut and ball to it once I get it tightened to the max.
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i got a 6.5 lift on mine with the 7 3/4 drop from uhaul (my cousin used to work there, so got great prices) it works well on most everything i pull from dumps to boats
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