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Old 09-21-2018, 04:57 PM
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Hitch Drop

Got my 2019 F250, need to buy a new Hitch Ball Mount. Going with an adjustable, haul a variety of trailers, big and small. I'm curious what is working for you guys? I was thinking 8" Drop would work, but a 10" is available in the same model mount. The 10" will hang about 11" from the ground, too close IMO. Opinions?
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:58 PM
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All depends on your trailers. None of mine have dinky tires, so they've all got hitches decently far off the ground. So an 8 inch drop was more than enough for me.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:23 PM
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I use an 8” drop. The bottom of my driveway has a big dip so a level trailer is a must to keep the rear from dragging. The 8” drop works perfectly and none of my trailers hit.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:37 PM
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I run the Fastway solid steel HD ball mount. 2000 lb tongue and 20k max rating. The thing is a beast and very heavy. I'm sure the aluminum ones are fine but I still dont trust them.

https://www.fastwaytrailer.com/flash...all-mount-ssbm
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:08 PM
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I picked up a Weigh Safe 8”drop hitch for my truck. I haven’t yet had to drop it all the way to its limit as of yet. It is a solid aluminum hitch and is a nice piece, finely machined in the USA. If you go to trunkmonkey,com and use FTE as the code you get a 10% discount.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:48 PM
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Is the Fastway SSBM hitch very loud, meaning does it fit on your F350 loosely or does the ball portion have any slack in it? I was planning to get a B&W when I saw this. I like the additional rating over the B&W, just wondering about the build quality of the Fastway. There are very limited reviews on this ball mount but it looks like a good one.
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:38 AM
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I just bought Curt 17132 drop shank, it's 2.5" to fit the Class V receiver on the truck. It is Very Well Built.
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:46 AM
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8" drop should meet all you needs unless you towing a garden tractor mulch cart.

With that said, if you have or plan on towing TT, then the Anderson WDH would be a good choice to consider.
Ease of set up and when not using the WDH portion will tow all other trailers.
Otherwise, I have towed utility 20' trailer and our 33" TT with this B&W stowable ball set up with good results.

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/...ion-hitch.aspx

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:49 AM
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I got a 6” adjustable drop with a 2.5” shank. Haven’t had to run it down to the lowest adjustment slot yet on any of the three trailers I pull but the smallest wheels are 15’s.
 
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I have the Weigh Safe 8" drop. I could easily get by with the 6" drop for the 3 trailers I pull.
 
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I also have a Weigh Safe 8" I couldn't see needing more on a stock truck in fact a 6" probably would have been fine
 
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I got 8” adjustable drop with factory 20”.
Works fine for various trailers
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:02 PM
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I'd love to be able to run an adjustable...
My driveway approach is kinda steep and with a 5" forged drop (yes I found a 5"!) the threads of the ball gently scrape as I back in...
I leave the drawbar in full time as a step and bumper protection...
 
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Is the Fastway SSBM hitch very loud, meaning does it fit on your F350 loosely or does the ball portion have any slack in it? I was planning to get a B&W when I saw this. I like the additional rating over the B&W, just wondering about the build quality of the Fastway. There are very limited reviews on this ball mount but it looks like a good one.
There is a little play in it but I have yet to hear it. I also remove the ball mount when I'm not towing so I cant give info on that noise.
 
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I'm running a 6" Weigh Safe on my 350 and it's plenty.
 

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