Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

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Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by HockeyWagon » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:32 pm

So the bottom line...considering the height of the receiver what is the best drop hitch that you’ve seen? Preferably keeping price in mind.

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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:54 am

I use a standard Reese 8”

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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by Bill2014 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:40 am

16000 pounds max Gross Trailer Weight (3000 pounds max tongue weight) Titan by Reese
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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by Mule007 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:03 am

We also use a standard Reese 8”
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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by EasyDoesIt » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 am

I'm thinking I'll pick up a GEN Y hitch. There Torsion Flex boss hitch looks pretty slick (thanks RetiredBLM for previously suggesting).
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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by Mule » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:57 pm

The Curt ones stick out a little further, allowing me to drop the tailgate with the trailer hitched.
The Reese hitches are a little too short, and pulls the trailer into the truck enough that the tailgate won't fully open.

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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by HockeyWagon » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:13 pm

Thanks for the responses. It’s a bit of a trick due to the 2” lift and variety of trailers.

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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:24 am

HockeyWagon wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Thanks for the responses. It’s a bit of a trick due to the 2” lift and variety of trailers.
I use different tongue/ball mounts for all the different things that i tow around. So its always a 10 second deal to pull the single pin out of the receiver and slide in the different tongue. Down side is buying and keeping around the different tongues (but that's the price of being able to do a tool-less 10 second swap) :lol:

Btw: In some states it is illegal to have the ball and tongue left on your vehicle when you aren't towing anything. I leave my receiver empty if I'm not towing - which also helps keep them from rusting in the NY salt bath. :wink:
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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by SeppW » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:39 am

I use a 2.5 in. Gen-Y. 6 in. drop/3 in. raise or flip for opposite. 3k tongue/21K tow. Cheap is subjective. The Gen-Ys aren't cheap in my book, but it's the last hitch I'll ever buy.

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Re: Best Drop Hitch (w/ball)

Post by Colibri » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:05 am

I’ve been enjoying my weigh safe hitch for the last couple years.
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