Towing With The Correct Drop or Rise

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    If your trailer rides lower or higher than your truck, a specific ball mount can be used to make up the difference and ensure the trailer is level.

    When loaded, both your truck and trailer must be level with the ground.

    You’ll need to make some further calculations to determine how much of a drop, or rise, your ball mount requires to meet the height of your loaded trailer:

    Drop Length Formula (for trailers that ride lower than your truck)

    1. Measure the distance from the bottom of your trailer’s coupler to the ground (be sure your trailer is loaded and sitting level with the ground while you measure).
    2. Subtract this number from the height of your hitch receiver (distance from the top of the inside of your truck’s hitch receiver to the ground).
    3. This is the required drop length of your ball mount.

    Rise Length Formula (for trailers that ride higher than your truck)

    1. Measure distance from the bottom of your trailer’s coupler to the ground (be sure your trailer is loaded and sitting level with the ground while you measure).
    2. From this number, subtract the height of your hitch receiver (distance from the top of the inside of your truck’s hitch receiver to the ground).
    3. This is your required rise length of your ball mount.

    Pro tip: Be sure your trailer is exactly level with the ground by placing a level on the top of your trailer’s coupler. Use the crank on your trailer jack to adjust the height, up or down, until the level is plumb, then take your measurement.

    Redefining the Hitch

    Adjustable trailer hitches are one of the many great solutions that make towing easier and safer. With so many different trucks and trailers out there, adjustable trailer hitches make it easy to tow numerous trailers on an array of different tow vehicles with one single hitch.

    Meet the Weigh Safe Drop Hitch: An adjustable trailer hitch with a built-in scale. 

    The easiest solution for:

    • measuring tongue weight
    • making vertical height adjustments
    • switching between different tow ball sizes
    • towing a variety of trailer types

    PRODUCT FEATURE:

    Weigh Safe Adjustable Drop Hitches come in an array of different drop lengths ranging between 4 to 10 inches, each with 1” increments for adjustability. All of which can be used in both the drop and rise position.

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