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Hello to all! Finally the trip I was to make a year ago has come
I have traded my 8x16 trailer for a 5x10 strong box, this one is from
the floor to the ball 12 1/2" the receiver on my truck is at 23 1/4" (11 1/4" deficit) My question to you guys with lifted trucks is there any such a hitch w/ a 24" drop? My existing receiver it is 12" drop and I need 11 1/4" more to pull the trailer level to the road, I'll be driving 2500K Miles, any suggestions will be truly appreaciated.
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Do the trailer leafs have any adjustment holes? Travel trailers usually do. Idk about box trailers.


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Why do you need a 24" drop anyway? All you need is the difference from the receiver tube to the trailer coupler.
B&W's biggest drop is a 9".


Andersen's is a 10".
3414 10" Rapid Hitch 1-7/8"


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Hi jesilvas, the diff between blall mount on trailer and the one I allready have is 11 1/4 (My truck I should say) that receiver has a 12" drop on it allready.

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I just looked at the springs no adjustment holes, it is a utility trailer.

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So you're saying that it's 24" between the two measurements in the pic?


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Yes, that is my hickup! what to do now? Maybe put some 37's on the trailer..LOL.

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Can you take a pic of it. For some reason with a six inch lift i cant imagine needing a 24" drop.

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That sounds awful extreme.

Hard to imagine that with your 6" lift and a 12" drop hitch that the hitch is still 24" off the ground. That would put your reciver at 36" off the ground!

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Thanks to all of you guys to reply in an instant, I Will post pics in a little bit, bear with me my guess is 30 min or so. Thanks again!

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