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Old 07-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Receiver Too High?

I just took delivery of a new Thor Four Winds 33SW Super C and I need to set it up with a hitch for my 24' enclosed trailer. The problem is that the receiver on the RV is 27" high and the trailer tongue is at about 15". I can't find a source for a Class V shank for a weight distributing hitch with a 10" drop. I might settle for a simple ball mount but I can't find one of those in Class V with 10" drop either. I'm reluctant to use an insert to go down to a 2" receiver as my trailer is heavy and I want to retain the 10000 lbs rating. Any thoughts out there?
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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No matter what you do you are GOING to loose that 10,000 tow rating, That only applies if you are on a direct hitch, any drop/rise reduces it big time.
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I would try to keep the Weight Distributing Hitch...and would call the hitch maker to see what they have to offer.
My 10,000LB Equal-I-Zer came standard with adjustment for over 6" and I know they offer other/different shanks:
Shank Sizes .

This is a common problem on larger frame tow vehicles with all trailer types including dolly's and flat-tow tow-bars.

And, 2 options I have seen:
1. A doubled receiver (2 receiver crossbars at different heights on the back end of the truck).
2. Modified step-up trailer tongue.

I would guess they both were owner mods, but looked to be done professionally.

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