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Old 06-06-2023, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Coupler and receiver are the same height?

Hi all. about to purchase a 2007 2720 and will use my 2008 ridgeline to tow it. the problem i'm coming across is the coupler and receiver are the same height. 17" so there is 0 drop. i can't find a hitch that is zero drop. anyone had this issue? or did you find a hitch that would work?
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Old 06-06-2023, 09:11 PM   #2
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Have you checked eTrailer? I just checked and am seeing several zero drop couplers.
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Old 06-07-2023, 05:37 AM   #3
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Hmmm. "Common wisdom" is not always right, but in this situation, common wisdom says that when the trailer is up on the tongue jack and level, the coupler will be about 19" above the pavement. This suggests that the unloaded ball height should be about 20 inches above the pavement, so that when you drop the weight of the coupler on it, and the rear end of the tow vehicle sags under the load, the TM will still be level.

Your easiest solution might be to drop over to your local WalMart. They have an RV section that usually has a good selection of 5000-pound Reese (good brand) ball mounts. Buy one, take it home, try it out - and then return it for another if the TM is not level when hooked up. Note that these simple ball mounts can be installed upside down, so that in addition to providing drop, they can also provide rise if needed.

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Old 06-08-2023, 05:09 AM   #4
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Agree with the Walmart suggestion. I just recently purchase one there and they had several different configurations to choose.

This one was for use with a different trailer and ball size than the TM, but it seems to have very little drop, if any. By that, I mean that the very top of the ball is lined up with the top edge of the square receiver hole on my truck.
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