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Old 04-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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New tow vehicle drop hitch question

I graduated from a 1/2 ton gasser to a 3/4 ton diesel 2005 F250 to tow my 2005 Surveyor 291. My question is does anyone know what length drop hitch I will need to compensate for the added height of my "new" truck? This camper sits real low, just wondered if anyone had he same set up and could shine some light on the subject. I want the camper to ride nice and level. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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don't you use a weight distributing hitch? They are all adjustable as far as I know.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:01 PM   #3
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I do, but the one I have only offers a 1 1/2" drop. Not sure if that's enough.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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if not, maybe you can just get a different shank for your hitch and re-use the rest
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That's what I'm thinking. I may need a new leveling system and sway control in one. I previously used the friction type and I don't think it will be adequate for this setup.
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You'll need to level the trailer and then measure from the ground to the top inside ball coupler to know what height your receiver needs to be set at. Most likely you'll just need to get a different shank which will cost roughly $100.00. You may be able to flip your current shank if it has a long rise to it.
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That's what I'm thinking. I may need a new leveling system and sway control in one. I previously used the friction type and I don't think it will be adequate for this setup.
You shouldn't need a whole new system, at most just a shank.
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The friction system is old and has been used on a couple different trailers. It's getting old and worn. What kind would you recommend?
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You should be able to use your old system and maybe your friction bar is wore out and needs to be replaced. Really these systems last a lifetime (other than the friction bars as they are wear items)

You could always use this as an excuse to get an Equal-I-zer system.
I run with an equal-I-zer set up. Took a few attempts for me to get it adjusted properly but once its adjusted I wouldn't use anything else. A few others like the blue ox systems and I've heard good things about the Reese dual cam systems.
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Cool. Thanks!
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