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Trailer Problems

The bottom of my Ball hits the ground when I maneuver on uneven grades.

My Ball Mount drops about 6” (c) to meet up with my trailer coupler.
The trailer is level, However the Ball is then only only 7 inches off the
Ground and hits it when I am slowly maneuvering on a uneven surface.

What should I do?


Buy a 4” drop ball mount, take off the trailer coupler and mount it on top of the trailer Arm?

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Wish RAVMAN was around to answer this
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I don't think I ever even seen a 7" drop hitch, but have seen some crazy stuff with trailers.

Only solution I can think of is yours, buy a higher hitch and remount the coupler on the trailer higher. Before you go to all that trouble, what kind of a trailer is it and why does it have to be perfectly level?

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I don't think I ever even seen a 7" drop hitch, but have seen some crazy stuff with trailers.

Only solution I can think of is yours, buy a higher hitch and remount the coupler on the trailer higher. Before you go to all that trouble, what kind of a trailer is it and why does it have to be perfectly level?

Yes 2" higher hitch would be an easy solution. Especially when Princess Auto has them on special for $20. The advice that I had receive was to keep the trailer fairly level.

I'll take a picture.

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The bottom of my Ball hits the ground when I maneuver on uneven grades.
Sounds painful. Sorry, couldn't resist
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what is the trailer and how is it built? you could do a spring over on it to raise the whole trailer up.
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Sounds painful. Sorry, couldn't resist


Lance, I looked for a hitch that had 2" less drop,, but ended up paying $12 for
one with 3" less...

I'll put it on in the warmer weather and take a pic.

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