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Old 03-04-2017, 07:57 AM   #1
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Drop Hitch suggestions for a 3051S?

For those towing a dolly, which drop hitch do you use or what length/size? Need to make a purchase soon.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:04 PM   #2
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I use a 2 1/2 drop hitch, this puts me at a 14" tongue height. Tongue is level which you want if using a surge brake dolly.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:43 PM   #3
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Drop Hitch suggestions for a 3051S?

Close enough or do I need to go down to a 3" drop? This is a 2" I had from a previous life.Click image for larger version

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BTW, the hitch in this pic is rated for 6000lbs and 600lb tongue weight. Good enough for a Ford Fiesta I am assuming.
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No problem on the weight, looks like you got the height ok , you just want to keep that surge level as possible.
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Not the best pic of hitch area , but this is my setup
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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Thanks!
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Hey wana65stang ... how do you like that tow dolly ? Also any problems with it. Thanks. Tony
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Hey wana65stang ... how do you like that tow dolly ? Also any problems with it. Thanks. Tony
The dolly is good, tows well, very well constructed. The only thing I don't like is the tie down ratchets for the wheel straps, to release the strap , the ratchet must be fully opened up and on my Sonic the handle hits the front lower valance. This could be only on my car , it sits very low, I get around it by just adjusting the ratchets slightly out towards the dolly wheels. On the whole I would recommend it. One other thing is I wish it had disc brakes instead of drum brakes, drums work well though.
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