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What drop hitch to buy?

I am looking at drop hitches for my 2013 F250. The receiver is 25.5 inches high and I will be towing multiple trailers so there is no simple measure one one trailer and subtract the difference. I have looked at, and am between, the Tow and Stow and the Diversi Tech. Here are my questions/concerns; should I stick with a 2.5 inch shank, how much drop should I get, should I be worried about running an aluminum hitch? I would like to hear any and all comments, good or bad about either brand. If you have experience with another brand please let me know.

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I have the Andersen Rapid Hitch (aluminum). Very happy with it so far. I've only towed up to about 9,200 lbs with it so far, so I can't comment on heavier loads. It is rated up to 10,000 lbs. The hitch with the lock kit ran me about $300 (I have the 10" model with 2x2-5/16 combo ball).

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How high is your lift? Do you know how high your hitch receiver is?

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How high is your lift? Do you know how high your hitch receiver is?
Running a 6" lift like you with 35's currently, but previously ran 37's. I do not know my receiver height. I'd take measurements for you, but I'm currently deployed.

I've towed about three or four different trailers and was able to tow them all leveled without any issues (U-haul, enclosed car hauler, boat, and utility trailer).

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Thank you. I was thinking an 8 inch would do it but I guess a 10 might be what I need. Does the 10 look like it is going to scrape over a big speed bump or up a steep driveway or anything? These are some concerns I had about buying too long of a drop. Thank you again for the replies.

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I had 4.5" and 35's on my 05, and had a 10 inch BW flip over with 2 and 2 5/16 balls. Was 289+ tax from the local place. I hauled about 8,000 with it, but then opted for some drops with sway control.

If you are looking for the actual drop shank and plan to add your own torsion bars or sway control I actually have 2 hitch shanks for sale. Pics are on my phone, and priced about 75% off what retail was. Heck the one you'd want still has the $187 sticker on it.

They are heavy though so shipping would suck, but I think I can still get by with bringing them to work and getting our discount. Let me know via PM if you are interested in pics and send me a cell # or email and I'll forward.

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