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Old 05-21-2006, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Drop Hitch?????

Does anyone know where I can find a 14" drop hitch????

thanks for any input here
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Old 05-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Make one yourself or have one made.
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Make one yourself or have one made.
A guy on another site had this one made..

It's a 20 inch drop adjustable

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You couldn't get me to tow anything more than a lawn mower with one of those rediculous hitches. Imagine the leverage on that thing! Totally unsafe IMO.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You couldn't get me to tow anything more than a lawn mower with one of those rediculous hitches. Imagine the leverage on that thing! Totally unsafe IMO.

That's what I was thinking. Soft. flexy long travel suspension, no sway bar, lots of leverage......
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Raise the trailer or the tounge of the trailer.... or lower the tow vehicle.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You couldn't get me to tow anything more than a lawn mower with one of those rediculous hitches. Imagine the leverage on that thing! Totally unsafe IMO.

You would normally have bars going from the bottom of the hitch (ball mount area) and then diagonally up and bolted to the frame. If you go that way it's just as strong if not stronger than a regular set up.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You would normally have bars going from the bottom of the hitch (ball mount area) and then diagonally up and bolted to the frame. If you go that way it's just as strong if not stronger than a regular set up.

have you ever tried moving a rock with a big long stick? somone needs to learn the definition of leverage

i wouldnt tow more then 2500 pounds with that thing and id still be worried
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You couldn't get me to tow anything more than a lawn mower with one of those rediculous hitches. Imagine the leverage on that thing! Totally unsafe IMO.

Yup. I won't use anything more than a 6" drop.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not safe at ALL! Tow rigs shouldn't be lifted, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My wife can't believe I refuse to lift my CTD.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not safe at ALL! Tow rigs shouldn't be lifted, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My wife can't believe I refuse to lift my CTD.
My opinion as well. Tow rigs should be where they are at, as low to the ground as reasonable.

Certainly nothing much taller than stock 4x4.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My opinion as well. Tow rigs should be where they are at, as low to the ground as reasonable.

Certainly nothing much taller than stock 4x4.
I "lifted" my towrig via rubber, but that's it. I prefer stability when I'm towing, maybe it's just me...

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you 'need' a 14" drop hitch tour truck is way too tall, but I bet it looks sweet crusin the mall
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Valley Spring Service makes some huge drops. I don't know what they're rated but I know of quite a few guys in Texas running them. I think they start around $300.



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Old 05-22-2006, 09:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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14" drop hitch thats alot i never like bigg drop hitch they just look like they going to brake
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"TECHNICALLY" I'm lifting my tow rig (2" front, 1.5" rear) but I don't really count that. I just wanted some more fender room for the 315s.
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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have 8" lift on my power smoke with 38s use it for towing my 24' boat 6000lbs
found drop hitch out of Portland Oregon professionally made this way if it brakes i will get a NEW boat!!!
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professionally made this way if it brakes i will get a NEW boat!!!
I wouldn't count on that one
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have 8" lift on my power smoke with 38s use it for towing my 24' boat 6000lbs
found drop hitch out of Portland Oregon professionally made this way if it brakes i will get a NEW boat!!!
If it brakes, wouldn't it stop?
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm not even going to get started on this subject again.
There's my .02
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a welding/rv shop worth a crap wouldnt build a hitch that big due to liability, and common sense

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double post sry

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I'm not even going to get started on this subject again.
There's my .02
What happens to the receiver for every 1' of extension or this case drop hitch added to it?

Cuts the capacity of the receiver in half?
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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well i have a class 5 receiver so even with a 12inch drop mine would still be stronger than most of the class 3 receivers that 99% of the tow rigs on here are using
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