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Old 01-01-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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prices are crazy! I need to raise my blue ox towbar 6 inches to be level with my Pilot tabs and the cheapest drop (raise) receiver is about 100+ bux! Any reason I cant get one made at a welding shop? The ones I've seen are 5K rated. Wouldn't a decent shop be able to make one for ALOT less?
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prices are crazy! I need to raise my blue ox towbar 6 inches to be level with my Pilot tabs and the cheapest drop (raise) receiver is about 100+ bux! Any reason I cant get one made at a welding shop? The ones I've seen are 5K rated. Wouldn't a decent shop be able to make one for ALOT less?
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I had to raise my connection 8" to be level with my Ram pickup. I bid on several on ebay and finally got a new Roadmaster 8" lift for 65 bucks including shipping. Personally, IMHO, I'd be concerned about a fabricated one but to each his own.
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I would be hesitant to have one made locally, as the stress and forces are greatly increased by the leverage induced by the drop (or height) distance.

Some folks have had hitches break from these increase forces.

It wouldn't hurt to inspect your hitch regularly.
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The cheapest I found was at rvupgradestore.com. Since it was so expensive I chose to spend a little more and get the adjustable one so I could use it on a different toad or MH.

We make a lot of stuff for our racecars but I would not make something like this because of liability. Also you would have to know what steel you want to use and then after it is all welded you would have to heat treat the whole unit to make sure it was the correct tensile.
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Hi Larry,
If you Google "drop hitch" and "drop receiver", you'll have a bunch of different choices. Many are under $100. bucks.
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