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bjames 04-19-2013 11:19 AM

What size Drop Hitch for a Superduty F250
2012 F250 Superduty (stock height) connecting to a 09' X star? How much drop do i need? I have to pick up the hitch on my way to pick the boat up.:o

tyler97217 04-19-2013 11:22 AM

Probably hard to tell without seeing it all together. Trailers and wheel and tires could cause fluctuations. I bet you would be safe with a 3-4" drop though

volzalum 04-19-2013 11:41 AM

I use e rapid hitch. Can be adjusted once boat is hooked to the truck.

d36yzrider 04-19-2013 11:50 AM

depends but the truck is a 4x4 and stock height id say just the standard 2 inch drop alomost level if its 2wd u might need one that goes up the frame height is very low on the later model superduty

jrz1 04-19-2013 12:48 PM

my truck has a 2" lift kit and a 2" drop would be ideal to get hitch 18-21" off ground

bjames 04-19-2013 1:26 PM

The underside of the boat hitch is apprx 20", the top of the hitch received is almost the same (approx 20"). Which suggests that i need a 0 drop/rise hitch. Bdoes that make sense?

runin90lx 04-19-2013 1:50 PM

They make some straight out hitches. Usually they are 3 way(have 3 ball sizes depending on whatbwaybyoubput hitch into receiver)

bjames 04-19-2013 2:42 PM

Well I just picked up the standard 2" drop. This puts the trailer frame in line with the hitch receiver. Should be close enough for now.

Also I noticed the rating capacity in the 2" ball is 6000lbs. This is getting pretty close to the gross weight of the boat and trailer.

bjames 04-22-2013 11:42 AM

the 2" drop seems to work good. But I decided to go get a heavier receiver/hitch ball. The Receiver i got is rated 15000lbs and the 2" ball is rated for 10000lbs. So I think Im covered :)

oldstv 04-23-2013 6:45 AM

I also use Rapid Hitch and would be lost without it.

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