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Old 03-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #11
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You will end up with at least 2 or 3 of these, I have probably 1/2 dozen in my garage. After loading and the suspension sets in it will change. Get yourself an adjustable one, or one of each height, they are not that expensive and you will have a spare if needed.
Yeah, I suppose I could get a 4" drop/3" rise and a 2" drop/1" rise. That would cover most scenarios. I like the idea of the adjustable height mounts but I'm wondering if there are any issues with tailgate clearance when hitched up. Some of the adjustable height ones don't appear to extend as far.
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I ended up with one of these because the shorter the stinger the stronger it is. Jack-E-Up
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Kim told us 20 in ground to top of ball is what we needed to end up with .Pat
We have Firestone air bags on truck . Still have not needed to adjust . Pat
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We also have a 19ft with a Ford truck
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:52 PM   #15
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We also have a 19ft with a Ford truck
Pat, what's the drop on your stinger?
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I like the idea of the adjustable height mounts but I'm wondering if there are any issues with tailgate clearance when hitched up. Some of the adjustable height ones don't appear to extend as far.
I have the opposite situation: to minimize the lever arm length of the hitch, I want the shortest extension of the ball mount. One reason for me to avoid adjustable mounts is that they are longer than typical fixed mounts.

I like the idea of having one adjustable mount to handle whatever towing situation happens to come up, but I still don't have one. Aside from the length, another reason I would rather not use one normally is that they add another point for free play and rattling. They vary in design, of course.
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Yeah Brian the more I look at them I like the Alumistinger. Aluminum truck, aluminum stinger...lol
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Your plate should say "No Mags" or "Mag Free"
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Your plate should say "No Mags" or "Mag Free"
Cool! A variation on Steve's "no generators".
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Aluminum truck, aluminum stinger...lol
I hadn't even thought of that!

The Andersen page for the Alumistinger helpfully lists other manufacturers of similar fixed-drop solid aluminum mounts:
The Fastway design looks bizarrely like it is constructed like a typical fabricated steel mount, with a bent plate platform welded to a 2" square bar - I don't know why anyone would do this, rather than casting, machining, or forging the desired shape as the others all do.

Adjustable mounts are also available in aluminum.
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