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Old 06-26-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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I am looking for a 13 inch drop hitch having trouble finding one any suggestions would be appreciated thanks


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Old 06-26-2016, 04:01 PM   #2
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That is an awful big drop
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With that much drop it won't have much load capacity unless it's so heavy and reinforced that it drags easily.
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I am looking for a 13 inch drop hitch having trouble finding one any suggestions would be appreciated thanks


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I used a 10" on my Bounder. It required being aware of it when deciding which gas stations to attempt . I scraped a little here and there but never got stuck. You may be able to use something smaller as there usually us about a 4" acceptable variance in towing level.
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The top of my receiver is 27 inches high and the bottom of the ball is 13 inches from the ground level that equals a drop of 14 inches.


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I'm towing a 4 x 8 trailer with my Harley on it


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My receiver is 23 inches. When I towed a HHR I used a 8 inch drop and did drag occasionally. If I was towing a flatbed I would look into raising the hitch on the trailer. Really don't know how it would work, just a thought.
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try etrailer.com... they have good assortment of drop hitches....
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:06 AM   #9
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Drop Hitch

Check out the folks at GEN-YHITCH (genyhitch.com).They provide drop hitches up to a "17.5 with 10,000 lb. towing capacity. If you view the specs., I think you might agree they are over engineered.
I am guessing you probably have about a '12 behind the rear axel and like many others on this thread there is potential for getting hung up, just suggesting, you may wish to consider having your trailer tongue modified or trade for a higher profile trailer.
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This will give you 3.5". I've done it on two motor homes now. I had a hitch shop weld on a second receiver. You could then go with a 9" drop.

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They will make you any drop you need. These are the best looking/workmanship drop bars I have seen .
I use their 10" drop .
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Any way to raise the trailer? That's a big drop and almost for sure it's going to drag. My Southwind has a 27" HH as well. I use an 8" drop with my trailer and have not had any issues with it dragging but it's close.
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I have flipped the axle mounting on a couple different trailers I have thru the years.

For instance, if the axle is mounted on top of the springs, you can easily move it to under the springs. Probably wouldn't take more than an hour. You'd easily pick up 2-3 inches in height. If you wanted more, you could replace the rear shackles with longer shackles, another easy change.
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Any competent welding shop could raise your trailer hitch height. It seems that is the real root cause of your problems. An excessive drop on your ball mount will just make it drag and scrape.
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