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4" Drop too much on ball hitch?

BigAbe75

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I have a '17 GMC 2500 and I only use a 2" drop pulling my AR230 IMO 4" is too much of a drop for a 1500
it’s really individual between vehicles. You’ll need to play with it once you get it home. Or pick the boat up with whatever you have and stop in a Walmart parking lot on the way home and make whatever changes you need.

I had to use a 4” drop on my stock Tahoe with my SX210 (MFI trailer).

with my new Shorelandr, and my stock F250 I have to use a 2” rise. Haven’t hooked it to the Tahoe yet to see what the new boat needs
 

Dixie Highway

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I have a 21’ with the Shoreland’r, F150 stock I used a straight receiver (tri ball) and it sit pretty much level. By the time I loaded the truck with gear and people, it was right on. The 2” drop of my adjustable put the trailer downhill. Once I added about an inch from tire height and another 1 1/2“ in the rear with blocks, the 3” drop of my adjustable 4” receiver will probably be about right. Boat/trailer is in a warehouse hibernating right now so no measurements.
 

TimW451

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I have a 2019 RAM 1500 DT with Off Road Group 1” lift. The receiver is 22” off the ground and I use a Curt 4” drop for a 2011 24’ Yamaha trailer, where the hitch is 18” off the ground when level.
 

PeterB

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1581880132430.gifThis may solve the issue of rolling back into the bumper - works with whatever hitch height you need
 
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