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05 path hitch height

Postby disallow » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:48 am

OK so I measured the hitch height on a level surface this morning. Looks like 22.5" from ground to top of the inside of the hitch receiver.

We would like to get a camper trailer (TT) as this is a good time of year (and with the US economy in the tank) to buy one.

I bought a weight distributing hitch used last week, but it doesn't have a height adjustment.

Am I gonna be in trouble? What is the standard hitch height of most travel trailers? Anyone else run into this?

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Postby SHAWNATGERBROCK » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:25 pm

I had to get a fairly tall drop hitch for my Car trailer and my small utility trailer ... as far as a camper trailer goes , I would think you are going to need some sort of adjustable hitch or your going to be at a pretty good angle ...

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Postby 08Datsun » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:54 pm

The hitch seems to be higher than typical on the PF. I am using a 4" drop ball mount I had lying around. It's still not level and needs to be even deeper. This is for an old Starcraft tent trailer.

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Postby disallow » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:54 pm

08Datsun wrote:The hitch seems to be higher than typical on the PF. I am using a 4" drop ball mount I had lying around. It's still not level and needs to be even deeper. This is for an old Starcraft tent trailer.
Would it be OK to use this:

http://tinyurl.com/6huozf

to allow for adjustment of my WD hitch? It weighs 44lbs, and the hitch weighs about 35lbs.

I got the WD hitch with bars for $70 (used) and I can get this attachment that allows height adjustment for $98. A new WD setup would be about $400 up here.

Was thinking it would be better to use bolts than pins once the height is selected as well.

Thoughts?

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Postby amr40509 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:50 am

It is higher then most trucks. My old Bronco used a 2.5" drop to keep the boat level, as does my father in law's Dodge. I have to use a 5.5" drop on the Pathfinder.

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Postby Gray » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:58 pm

I recently looked into renting a tent trailer, the trailer dealership told me that I need the ball hitch to be sitting at 18" for the trailer to be towed level.

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Postby disallow » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:30 am

We have since bought a camper trailer. The dealer mentioned the guideline for a camper trailer (Travel trailer) is 18 - 20 inches. So we have a WD hitch and a 10" shank, and the hitch is 2 holes from the bottom.

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