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Old 03-19-2022, 02:19 PM   #1
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Dolly tow receiver hitch ball height.

I just bought a Bounder 35k. The receiver is pretty high. I bought an 8 drop hitch and a 2 ball. The finish height to the top of the ball is 19. My question is will that be a good height for a dolly?
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I just bought a Bounder 35k. The receiver is pretty high. I bought an 8 drop hitch and a 2 ball. The finish height to the top of the ball is 19. My question is will that be a good height for a dolly?
Does your dolly have surge or electric brakes? As I recall, surge brakes recommend no more than 3 inches out of level.
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My dolly states 17 inches to the base of the ball, where it mounts to the draw bar.

19 inchs to the top should be fine.

If you find the drop hitch dragging, you should be able to use a 6 inch drop.
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I use 8 drop on my Bounder. It will depend on the tow dolly height but you are probably within specs. (I also had a mini-roller welded to bottom of drop hitch to mitigate digging furrows in pavements.)
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I just bought a Bounder 35k. The receiver is pretty high. I bought an 8 drop hitch and a 2 ball. The finish height to the top of the ball is 19. My question is will that be a good height for a dolly?
Our Mastertow manual said 18 to 20 inches to top of ball from ground.
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I use 8 drop on my Bounder. It will depend on the tow dolly height but you are probably within specs. (I also had a mini-roller welded to bottom of drop hitch to mitigate digging furrows in pavements.)
Could you show a picture of the mini-roller? I have a different application where I have thought some sort of roller might be useful.

Also, if you have a manufacturer and/or part number for the roller, it might be helpful.
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I purchased on Amazon, part number RED150081. After having it welded on, I ground the hitch ball bolt off even with the bottom of the nut so the roller would take the load rather than hitch bolt sticking down below the roller. It has a grease fitting for the roller bushing. When it hits/rolls on the pavement it sounds like I’m digging furrow. But I’m not.
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