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Tow hitch drop?

Got a 2008 F250 with a 6" procomp lift, and 35" tires. Usually tow a 21' CC on a dual tandem trailer, along with an occassional kart trailer (6x8). What kind of drop do I need so it doesn't look like a wheelie in the back? 6", 8", 10"??
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The best thing to do is to measure your trailer toung when it is sitting level to the ground. Then measure the highth from the ground to your reciever and that should give you the differance.

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I went for the Alumastinger 10" drop. I've got an Icon 7" lift with 37's. Its a little low but I'd rather my boat and other trailers not doing a wheelie like you said. I've also towed 10k lbs with it 2 5/8" ball with no problem. My .02
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just measure it like laritat guy said and buy it an inch shorter to give some play for it sqauting the truck some so it dont go nose down any

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i was just looking for one also. I think I might get the rapid hitch. It is adjustable so you can set the height anywhere you want.
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I went with the Rapid Hitch as well, 10in drop. I find I'm sitting about the 2 or 3 notch from the bottom when towing, depending on what I'm towing, but usually try the 2nd notch to begin with.

if you decide on a Rapid Hitch, a quick way to determine the size you will need is to measure to the top of your receiver. Less then 20in, go with the 2-1/2in drop. Between 20-24in go with the 5-1/2in drop and over 24in go with the 10in drop. Again, this pertains to an adjustable hitch like the Rapid Hitch, a fixed hitch needs to be more precise.

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I was going to get the rapid hitch but didn't like all the pins you have to have. I ended up getting the diversi-tech adjustable hitch. Similar to the Anderson rapid hitch buy uses all internal locking pins. Like this one:

DiversiTech DT 8" Adj Aluminum Ball Mount Trailer Hitch : eBay Motors (item 270292722633 end time Apr-18-10 12:05:46 PDT)

Here is a 10" drop one:

DIVERSI-TECH DT TRAILER HITCH 10"DROP11"RISE Adj RAPID : eBay Motors (item 370363006374 end time Apr-12-10 20:43:06 PDT)

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