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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Part_time, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. May 14, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    Maybe get a large drop like 10 like u said. You can always come up from bottom. You can go any longer down if you don't have it.
     
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  2. May 14, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    My advice, try to find a cheap 10 inch adjustable drop. Prob is with that much drop they probably ain't gonna be cheap. More drop = more money. But at least that way you can adjust depending on what u towing. Different height trailers are what can adjust the drop you need. But imo better to have a larger drop and not need than to need and not have. See if you can borrow a smaller drop from a friend at 1st. If it works on couple trailers then get a smaller drop. That way u don't pay for what u don't need and can figure out by borrowing. If u not gonna borrow then go with like 10. Like I said u can always come up. But u can't go further down if u don't got it.
     
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  3. May 14, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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  4. May 14, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    I think you all have it covered bud.
     
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  5. May 14, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    Measure the coupler height when the jet ski trailer is level. Then measure the height to your hitch and subtract to get diff. I have 2" balls on 2" drop and on 3-1/4" for boat and utility trailer. I refuse to buy anything with a 1-7/8". When I bought the utility trailer it had a 1-7/8". I made the dude change the coupler to a 2 before I bought it. I have seen 1-7/8" on some utility trailers and pop up campers but that is it.
     
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  6. May 14, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    Thank bro
     
  7. May 14, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    7" lift w/37's. I have a 6" drop hitch thats adjustable in 1" increments. One ball is 2" and can flip to 2 5/16
     
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  8. May 14, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    Yeah def 2 and 2 &5/16 are my most common used. 2 inch boat, log splitter, and the 2 & 5/16 is for my tandem big trailer. However I do have a 1 7/8 on something I just can't remember. Chances are if your're planning to tow smaller things like jet ski I'm guessing it will be 2. But it don't hurt to have a reversible ball. That's what I got, then I have a separate 1 7/8 hitch for the once in blue moon other.

    20180506_142210.jpg
     
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  9. May 14, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Same here but only have about 4 inches of lift on almost 35s.
     
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    What’s the name of brand model of that..have any pics of it ??
     
  11. May 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    This is the adjustable hitch I have and love it I pull three different trailers alot and can just pull a pin and put it where it needs to be. It's made from Billet aluminum has two stainless steel balls and also rated for 10,000lbs.IMG_20180413_073833162.jpg
     
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  12. May 14, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    Andersen rapid hitch ftw. Comes with 2&2-5/16 ball mount or the optional 1-7/8-2” combo. Adjustable up to 10” in different configurations and 10k weight rating. Sold a ton of them when I worked at the local trailer dealer. Never had any issues.

    https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/rapid-hitch.aspx
     
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  13. May 14, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Tons of options good luck. Took me about a month to find mine and be happy. Depends all on your specific situation.
     
  15. May 14, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    20180514_185454.jpg8" Trimax hitch, model #TRZ8AL
     
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    Ok, that one might work for me.. what size lift are you running ?
     
  17. May 14, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    These look pretty good, not badly priced either.
     
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    Does that Deaver bring you up 4inches in Rear ? Since you’re not using blocks or are you sagging ?
     
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    No, it's a custom build for the lift. Rear sits a tad higher than the front. I'm buying a trailer on Wed that'll settle the leaf's when towed, then I can figure what size of shackles to buy to help smooth out the ride.
     
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    could try one of these but they are really $$$

    comes with the following :

    drop length : 4", 6", 8", 10"
    shaft size : 2", 2.5", 3"

    1- Drawbar
    1- Slider with Gauge
    1- 2″ Ball
    1- 2-5/16″
    1- Ball Retaining Pin
    1- Lock Plate Key Assembly
    1- Dust Lock Cover

    https://www.weigh-safe.com/product/weigh-safe-drop-hitch/
     
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    This is what I have minus the gauge really love the hitch.
     
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    You mentioned camper, what's the tongue weight of the things you're expecting to pull? If it's significant, you'll want to use a WDH with dual sways so your back end doesn't sag to the ground and it's not as squirrelly going by transport trucks. The WDH usually comes with a drop hitch.

    A Blue Ox WDH has proprietary shank, I'm 5" over stock with 2.5" suspension gain and 2.5" taller tires, it works for me.

    If you're 4"-6" lift, adding bigger tire height too, you might be better off with an Equalizer WDH which can use whatever height Curt shank if the stock one isn't low enough.

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    No WDH and say a camper with high TW, you'll end up needing Airbags, SumoSprings or Timbrens, and I think that's fixing backend stress you can prevent with a WDH.
     
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    Oh I didn't notice u say looking to tow camper. I thought just small things like jet skis. In that case might not want to go cheap. Get something decent if towing serious weight.
     
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    If you buy one those high $$$$ hitches you will need a lock. I have a Bolt keyed to my ignition key. I had one on my Tacoma that froze up. I had to take a hammer to it. Bolt replaced for free. I noticed replacement had some white grease in it. Good idea to remove now and then and regrease. I like not having to carry an another key.
     
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    20180516_092216.jpgLetting the 4.88's cool after the first tow. 7" lift w/37's and the 8" drop on the last setting. Truck squatted prob less then 2" on the progressive leafs. I think the 10" drop hitch would've been better incase I ever tow a smaller trailer or go to a larger tire.
     
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    Well the truck looks good.. you have to let truck cool when towing? What’s that setup weigh?
     

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