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Old 05-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Drop ball mount?

Im about to lift my 2012 Chevy Duramax 5-7 inches and am wondering what type of ball mount I should get for my 26' TH? Anything special I should be looking for? Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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You'll have to check that the drop mount is rated for the trailer weight. Usually the bigger the drop the less weight they'll handle.
Do you, need to use stabilizer bars. That limits your choices.
Also the hitch may require reinforcing, it wasn't designed with the added leverage of a drop in mind.
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Yeah I do have stabilizer bars, I bought the trailer recently so Im still getting familiar with the whole thing.

How far of a drop can I go safely?
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Most trailers will have an optimum ,tow height measured to the top of the ball, used to be 14 1/2 " when I was doing trailer deliveries and hitch installs. Set your trailer level on level ground and measure up into the hitch. that measurement will be optimum for your trailer and the height you should shoot for with your drop mount. There is always the option of raising the trailer, you may loose a little handling, but it should be a safer tow, and gets away from the possibility of digging the drop into the pavement and snapping it and the rest of the hitch off the truck.
I've seen trucks with 8 >10" drops, no sign of bars, personally I wouldn't trust them.
You would have to see what's available for you bar set up but I would say 4' max.
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This is the first one I could find as far as a big drop
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RoadMaster makes drop hitch's that are rated for 10,000#'s
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Im about to lift my 2012 Chevy Duramax 5-7 inches and am wondering what type of ball mount I should get for my 26' TH? Anything special I should be looking for? Thanks.
Just had a thought that relates back to your original post. If along with your 5-7" lift you are thinking of oversize tires, you may be lowering your trailer tow rating and risking voiding your warrenty, somthing that GM was threatening in 07 , the year I retired, don't now if they ever carried through with it. Was somthing to do with the Allison trans program and failures they were having.
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Yeah when I lift it I basically void my warranty on the suspension, warranty on the motor is still valid unless they can prove the lift caused the problem. Most dealers here in my area lift the trucks before they even sell them.
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