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Old 03-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Smile Hitch heights

Hi,
We are getting our new trailer next month. (Rockwood 2306). What is the height of the trailer hitch?
J/w what ball we will need.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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you will need a 2 5/16 ball

Did you get the 14" tire option with the double step?
or do you have the standard 13" tires?
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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Yes I got the 14 inch tires.
What is the distance from ground to hitch on your 2306?
Idk what type of ballmount I will need for our Ram 1500 with 20 inch tires.
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I cant help you on the drop hitch you will need since I am lifted on 35" tires - same truck though
I will verify the height after dinner but if I remember correctly it is 20 inches
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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Ty! I'm sure the dealer will do it for me, but I always like to be one step ahead ;p and it's a 4 hour drive to get it so I don't want any surprises.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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No worries - I hate surprises as well - am done with dinner so will get you the measurement in a few minutes and get back to you
I remember doing the same thing except I got my measurement the day I ordered it since they had the same unit in stock.
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here is a close measure since my trailer isnt level but I am taking it out this weekend hopefully so I can get you a better measurement - it is 20 1/2 to 20 3/4
that will atleast give you a good idea for now until I move my trailer onto level ground to get you exact
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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aha thanks!!!
btw....whats ur tongue weight? (without murphy bed option)
We dont need the weight distribution hitch, so I'm just goin with the anti sway. (although our ram is supposed to have some kind of anti sway thingy built in.....I guess I should read up on that some more.)
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What year is your ram?
what engine?
1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

not sure how much the tongue weights but I know it is 318 Dry from factory but trust me when I say this - get the weight distribution hitch - I got the Equalizer 4 point sway and am glad I got one of the best on the market

I am running a 6" lift with two add a leafs and it dropped the back end of my truck a full inch with no weight distribution and that was without the water tank filled - if you fill the fresh water tank full that will add another 200 to 250 pounds.
and then you will have to worry about the black and grey water tanks as well if you dont dump them before you leave the camp ground
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:26 PM   #10
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Well the Ram info stays I dont need a weight distribution hitch if the trailer is under 5000 lbs, and since the GVWR of the trailer is 4700 I think Im safe.
We will see more when we pick it up, althought idk if the dealer will weigh the hitch or not, with full propane tanks a battery that will also add weight to the front end.
Its a 2010, 1500 Laramie with 3.92 and 20 inch tires, rated for 9500 lbs
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ah you have a 4th Gen Ram - with the Coil over suspension - alot diffrent suspension and engine horsepower rating then my Ram is but I am still happy with mine cause I dont have any payments on the ram anymore .
I'm Jelous cause I am really likeing the new trucks but Dam they are expensive and being a single dad with a 4 year old I have to watch some of my pennies
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Oh haha....I'll be able to say the same 6 years from now ;p. And yes the Rams are alot of pennies but we got an awesome deal and a great interest rate and well....I intend on keeping this truck until the wheels fall off.
Our neighbour has an old Ram and it still looks good!!!!
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Oh haha....I'll be able to say the same 6 years from now ;p. And yes the Rams are alot of pennies but we got an awesome deal and a great interest rate and well....I intend on keeping this truck until the wheels fall off.
Our neighbour has an old Ram and it still looks good!!!!
6 years - ouch - I recently had the chance to buy a new truck but decided on the camper instead
I love my ram but since I have the 35" tires I need to do gears to bring it back to the right RPM range - the tires drop my RPM's by about 300 which make's a big diffrence when towing even if it is only 4,000 lbs to 4,500 lbs
example - at 70 mph I was doing 2,000 rpms with the stock 20's now the 35's drop me to about 1700 rpm's at 70 and you can tell the diffrence - i usually tow no faster then around 60 mph so not too bad but still noticable
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
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hmm all that rpm and gear stuff confuss the hell outa me....all I know is our same truck with different gear ratios(3.55) tows about 1000 lbs less.
Btw......congrats on your new trailer!!!!! Enjoy it for me 'cuz I gotta wait awhile for mine
You driveway camping tonite???
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its all good on the confuion - not trying to - I guess I throw it out there thinking the other person knows and not everyone does

thanks - i will be enjoying it atleast once a month

I live in a condo so kinda hard to driveway camp when I dont have a driveway

Trust me on this one - your camper will be here sooner then you think - 8 weeks went by very fast it seemed like to me
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well... our demo appointment isn't until May 14 so we can't get it any sooner than that. And we have the following weekend booked for a trip. Theres nothing like learning on the fly.......
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Hitch height question(s), I have 2005 2701SS, and I starting pulling it with a 2wd 2001 F150 supercrew 4.6 ltr, with tow package.
Dealer installed equalizer system for the truck.
I am now going to pull it with a 2005 Denali, how do I tell if I need to adjust the equalizer hitch? I was thinking I should measure ground to bottom of tow bar tube on both and whatever the difference adjust the equalizer unit? TIA!
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Hitch height question(s), I have 2005 2701SS, and I starting pulling it with a 2wd 2001 F150 supercrew 4.6 ltr, with tow package.
Dealer installed equalizer system for the truck.
I am now going to pull it with a 2005 Denali, how do I tell if I need to adjust the equalizer hitch? I was thinking I should measure ground to bottom of tow bar tube on both and whatever the difference adjust the equalizer unit? TIA!
maesure from the ground to the top of the hitch hole and then level the trailer and measure to the top of the ball - the diffrence is what is suppose to be the shank height
depending on which is higher you will need a drop or raise hitch shank.

If the truck is lower then the tonque of the trailer it is a raise shank
if the trailer is lower then the truck then it is a drop shank
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Thank you, unfortunately, the camper is in storage, but I did measure both vehicles ground to top of tube and found the Denali is 1 inch lower than truck, so should I just adjust hitch up or down one inch?
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Well the Ram info stays I dont need a weight distribution hitch if the trailer is under 5000 lbs, and since the GVWR of the trailer is 4700 I think Im safe.
We will see more when we pick it up, althought idk if the dealer will weigh the hitch or not, with full propane tanks a battery that will also add weight to the front end.
Its a 2010, 1500 Laramie with 3.92 and 20 inch tires, rated for 9500 lbs
Just FYI, while your truck may not require a WD hitch with your load, if you have one the ride is much smoother, the WD hitch on a heavy truck suspension reduces the bounce you encounter on rough roads, regardless of the "need" it is a worthy investment
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