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Old 10-06-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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N.S.A. drop receiver

Has anyone ever used a N.S.A drop receiver? I need a 10" drop, this one costs $85 compared to quite a bit more for a Roadmaster or Blue Ox. Thanks much!

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Old 10-07-2015, 03:27 AM   #2
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We have the 8" from NSA and it seems fine. Have been using it a month and no problems. If NSA didn't supply a quality receiver you would be reading about it.

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Old 10-08-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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If you want to get a 10" drop to make your tow bar perfect level you may want to consider an 8" drop instead. The longer drop hitch makes less ground clearance going in and out of parking lots. It also puts more leverage on your hitch that could eventually weaken or wear on something. I have heard level within 3-4" is good so I try to stay on the high side at the hitch but within 4" and minimize the other issues of clearance, extra length and leverage the best I can. Sorry can't say anything about NSA quality. I use an 8" Blue Ox drop reciever.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:42 PM   #4
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Agree fully with those suggesting you carefully reconsider that 10" drop. Thought we needed a serious drop. Bought one that seemed to make the tow bar level....when the coach was empty. Then loaded it up for a trip and the tow bar was actually a bit lower at the coach end when everything was said and done. Still within limits but lower than it probably should have been. Went on the trip and didn't have a problem until the last fuel stop. Bottomed out the tow assembly transitioning from the gas station to the road. Have since purchased a drop that is 2" less and so far everything seems fine with almost no perceptible slope to the tow bar between the toad and the coach. And less chance to bottom out.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:16 PM   #5
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try this little nugget Gen Y Hitches: The most versatile adjustable hitch on the market today!
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:36 AM   #6
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I'm actually flipping the receiver hitch to make it a raised receiver not dropped. Just everyone always calls it a drop hitch not a raised hitch.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #7
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What are you hauling that you need a 10 inch rise?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:25 AM   #8
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As a future search for "drop hitch" will bring up this thread, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Roadmaster "Quiet Hitch." I used one on the towbar "stinger" and one on the drop hitch to keep things from moving around due to assembly clearances in the hitch components. Highly recommended.


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Old 10-18-2015, 09:59 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by cwit View Post
What are you hauling that you need a 10 inch rise?

Lifted Jeep Wrangler. 10" worked perfectly. Went with the Roadmaster HI/LO 10" and glad I did. The NSA would not have cleared.


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