Originally Posted by njs42
Drop receivers apply more stress to your hitch, lower the drop greater the stress.
My Blue Ox allows 4 inches of rise to the receiver for the tow bar.
Lower the drop the more likely it will drag coming out of some service stations etc.
I will comment on this as well.....
The standard hitch is designed to pull up to 5,000 pounds or the Motor Home's tow limit whichever is less, The Heavy duty hitch 10,000 or moor home limit, DO NOT EXCEED MOTOR HOME CAPACITY.
This, however, is a "Straight" tow, no drop. the hitch is NOT designed for torsional loads (Twisting)
The drop receiver places such a load on the hitch
Thus, Mine failed
Inspect all welds and brackets from the receiver (the one on the drop) back to the frame rails on the motor home every time you hook up.. On mine the brackets that attach the tow bar to the frame cracked and eventually broke Dropping the hitch and the back tire of my bicycle (which rides on a hitch hauler) on the ground... Someone got my attentionb, the towed brakes worked as they were supposed to and the only secondary damage was the bicycle tire (80 bucks) I think I paid either 40, 50 or 60 for new brackets and welding (Very good heavy duty weld shop normally works on trains) Simpson & Son's Service as I recall in Indiana.
The new, custom brackets,,, Make the old ones look like tinfoil.. But the new towed is like half the old towed (The old one died of old age by the way).
Now.. If only I was as easy to fix. (I see the mechanic Monday.. Er, Doctor).