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Old 04-15-2018, 09:29 PM
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for a stock height 2018 F350 with 18” Tires
 
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:53 PM
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That’s a loaded question. Depends on your trailer. The goal is to keep it level.
 
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:54 PM
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Depends on the trailer tongue height. You want the truck and trailer near level when hooked up. On my F350 Dually, most trailers are close to level with a 4 inch drop.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:15 AM
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Here’s how to accurately determine what you need: https://www.etrailer.com/faq-ballmount.aspx
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:19 AM
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Nice post, good site. My 4 inch drop on my 08 handles just about any trailer.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by David7.3 View Post
Nice post, good site. My 4 inch drop on my 08 handles just about any trailer.
I don’t have a trailer now. But wanted a hitch thst can be adjusted to handle most normal applications for my stock height ‘18 F350 with 18” wheels.
Perhaps I should have asked what “adjustable” drop hitch would handle most normal applications for my F350.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:02 AM
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The top inside of the receiver on my F150 was 19” and the top inside of the receiver on my F250 is 23”. Be aware that 2017+ Super Duty truck’s sit higher than 2016 and earlier. I bought an adjustable hitch that goes to an 8” drop. It arrives today.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:57 AM
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I bought a 6" and debated an 8". Glad I didn't get the 8", they get so low to the ground.
 
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I have a 2017 F-350 that I bought the 8" adjustable hitch for. I could have got by with 4" but I think my RV trailer's coupler is a bit taller than most. For my ATV trailer (single axle) a 6" drop is just about right.
 
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Bought a 8" for my 350 DRW, if its too long I will shorten it in the chop saw...
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by psdxohio View Post
The top inside of the receiver on my F150 was 19” and the top inside of the receiver on my F250 is 23”. Be aware that 2017+ Super Duty truck’s sit higher than 2016 and earlier. I bought an adjustable hitch that goes to an 8” drop. It arrives today.
In the lowest setting the clearance to the ground is 9”.
 
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I have a 17 F250. This is the shank I got from Blue OX. Its the 2.5 shank and 9" drop. My WDH head is on the bottom hole and the 31' trailer sits level.

Weight Distribution Shank 7 Hole x 9" 2-1/2" Receiver | Blue Ox | Blue Ox
 
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Originally Posted by zekes66 View Post
I have a 17 F250. This is the shank I got from Blue OX. Its the 2.5 shank and 9" drop. My WDH head is on the bottom hole and the 31' trailer sits level.

Weight Distribution Shank 7 Hole x 9" 2-1/2" Receiver Blue Ox Blue Ox
Just a point of clarification - this shank is 9” Long, has 8-3/4” of vertical adjustment, and the drop is 2”.
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Blue-Ox/BXW4018.html?feed=npn&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8LLuicfD2g IVUtbACh0gZQCEEAQYASABEgKdGPD_BwE

Also....how far from the ground is the top of the hitch ball when installed on your truck?
 
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