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Old 03-01-2015, 04:53 PM   #21
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Pat, what's the drop on your stinger?
It appears to be 2in . What I was told was 20 in from ground to top of ball . I had my truck pretty loaded when I picked her up but she was still right on . Dennis , Tammy's Dad said it was good I had the air bags because I could bring it up if needed . I do have a F250 though and it is pretty strong back there and I have never needed to touch air bags . I keep them at 5 lbs at all times . I use to carry a camper that was why I had them put on . My tires are LT265/75r16 again was for camper weight . Next time will go down a size because I really don't need now . What you need to do load your truck like you will then measure to get your 20 in . Hope this helps . Pat
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It appears to be 2in . What I was told was 20 in from ground to top of ball . I had my truck pretty loaded when I picked her up but she was still right on . Dennis , Tammy's Dad said it was good I had the air bags because I could bring it up if needed . I do have a F250 though and it is pretty strong back there and I have never needed to touch air bags . I keep them at 5 lbs at all times . I use to carry a camper that was why I had them put on . My tires are LT265/75r16 again was for camper weight . Next time will go down a size because I really don't need now . What you need to do load your truck like you will then measure to get your 20 in . Hope this helps . Pat
Thanks Pat. I think I'll take Jim's advice and just get a 4"down/3" up and a 2"down/1"up. I can use either as necessary and I would also then have a spare.
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It appears to be 2in . What I was told was 20 in from ground to top of ball . I had my truck pretty loaded when I picked her up but she was still right on . Dennis , Tammy's Dad said it was good I had the air bags because I could bring it up if needed . I do have a F250 though and it is pretty strong back there and I have never needed to touch air bags . I keep them at 5 lbs at all times . I use to carry a camper that was why I had them put on . My tires are LT265/75r16 again was for camper weight . Next time will go down a size because I really don't need now . What you need to do load your truck like you will then measure to get your 20 in . Hope this helps . Pat
Also my tailgate just clears . My stinger is 7 1/2 to center of ball . It is a log one . I didn't like it at first but it gives no problem dropping tailgate hooked up . Pat
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #24
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My stinger is 7 1/2 to center of ball . It is a log one.
That sounds short to me, as I don't know if I've ever seen shorter, but I think we're just measuring from different points.

Pat, yours is 7-1/2" from the centre of the ball hole to where - the end of the receiver opening perhaps? Usually the length is measured from the ball hole to the pin hole, as shown in this diagram from Curt:
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:29 PM   #25
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That sounds short to me, as I don't know if I've ever seen shorter, but I think we're just measuring from different points.

Pat, yours is 7-1/2" from the centre of the ball hole to where - the end of the receiver opening perhaps? Usually the length is measured from the ball hole to the pin hole, as shown in this diagram from Curt:
Sorry . I measured from end of bumper plate to center of ball . It is sticking out pretty far . Pat
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I measured from end of bumper plate to center of ball . It is sticking out pretty far .
Thanks Pat That measurement makes perfect sense, it's just not the standard because receivers have different distances from that face to the pin hole, and it's the pin hole that determines the position of the ball. Add a couple of inches to the 7.5" to reach the rest of the way to the hole, and that is a pretty long ball mount - at eTrailer, that would be in the "long" category.
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Another option Robert is the Andersen set up. you then have an adjustable hitch. If I recall towing to Osoyoos I had it at factory spec's and returning home I had lowered it one hole and my mpg seemed to have improved. I saw several there with the lower setting and it helped. So you may want a 1" drop or a 3" drop to add to your collection, why not just use Andersen, it is a nice set up and does help to keep things in their place inside.
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Another option Robert is the Andersen set up.
Are you talking about the 3343 WDH or the Rapid hitch? I hadn't planned on using any wdh because Reace said it wasn't necessary.
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Was waiting for that one; my first thought when thread started. It's not that you have to use it but there are definite advantages. Notice the difference when towing around locally without it.
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The WDH with anti sway. I do not need it but it does keep the trailer behind you and if you ever slam on your brakes you will be glad you are using it. so it's like an emergency kit, there if you ever need it. It is infinitely adjustable.
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