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Height of hitch?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by kahoa2121, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    kahoa2121

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    Hey All,
    New to the forum and Tundra owner, so new I don’t even have the truck yet! But it comes in next week, so trying to prepare for its arrival where I’ll have to tow a boat same day.

    I ordered a 2020 Tundra SR5 Sport 4x4. Does anyone know the stock height from the ground to the top of the hitch? Trying to figure out what height receiver tube and ball I need (C).
     
  2. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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  3. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    Do you know the tongue weight of the boat trailer? Don't forget to factor that in. My CM squats about an inch when I hook up my boat with 450 lbs on the tongue.

    Do you have a tandem axle trailer?
     
  4. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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    It may depend on the tires size that comes on your stock. Mine is a 2016 Crewmax, with TRDOR package and 275/65-18 tires. I think when I measured it the height was 19.5 inches.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    In my experience, a 0-2" drop will do fine. I'm no longer stock height or I would measure for you.
     
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  6. Feb 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    Tow a boat the same day you take delivery of a brand new 2020 Tundra ?
    Get an adjustable height hitch like a BW adjustable
     
  7. Feb 26, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    FYI, Manual in my 2020 states 500 miles before any towing.
     
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  8. Feb 26, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    Thank you all for the tips and quick replies! All the facts and different items to think about are helpful!
     
  9. Feb 26, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    I would still break in the vehicle before towing.
    Like I said... tow a boat with a brand new tundra?
    Your transmission and rear end need time to break-in and heat cycle
     
  10. Feb 26, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    I would love to break it in first but I don’t have any other way to move the boat. Plus I’m only towing it like 2 miles total and the whole thing only weighs ~1500 lbs. Hoping it should be ok?
     
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    With that weight and distance, you’ll be fine.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    And at that weight, I doubt you have tandems on the trailer, so the hitch height won't be any big deal. If you don't want to buy one until you figure out what drop you eventually want, then just borrow one from someone for the short trip.
     
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  13. Feb 26, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    Probably a 2" drop. Maybe even 3 with a light boat and smaller tires. I use a 2" with dual axle 5000 lb boat.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    thank you too, will give it a go
     
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    Normally trailer coupler height is around 17 inches
     

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