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Old    gp (goinboardn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-31-2005, 9:37 PM Reply   
I am picking up my, new to me, 98 Sky Supreme Saturday and the seller mentioned i should have a drop hitch. at what height do y'all have your trailer ball? Anyone have a similar boat?
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-31-2005, 10:40 PM Reply   
depends on height of tow vehicle, tire size,(both truck/trailer) lift kit on truck, etc. Ive got a full size truck and use a 2" drop.
Old    hundo            03-31-2005, 10:45 PM Reply   
Make sure your trailer is level so the trailer brake (surge) works properly
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-31-2005, 11:15 PM Reply   
Rule of thumb is 17-19" off the ground to the top of the ball.
Old    penny4urthots            03-31-2005, 11:20 PM Reply   
Phaeton you win a GOLD star or the COOKIE of your choice bro. Perfect answer I cannot agree more on the accuracy of 17-19 inches. The real importance of this (besides braking) is to prevent your bearings from becoming abnormally worn on the axle due to irregular weighting. Phaeton is my hero of the day!
Old    zboomer            04-01-2005, 6:22 AM Reply   
My Boatmate trailer last year was level with a 19" high ball, as is my current Extreme trailer.

I'd agree that 17-19" is good, probably leaning toward the 19" end of the scale for most.
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       04-01-2005, 9:15 AM Reply   
18 is the standard that I was told years ago, so 17-19 goes right around it. My Burb is within a 1/4 of 18 depending on fuel load etc.
Old    Mike (mimafour)      Join Date: Dec 2004       04-02-2005, 7:39 AM Reply   
a good gauge is to stand next to the ball. the top of the ball should be at the center of your knee cap. this of course will vary slightly by a persons stature, but will get you in the ball park.
Old    gp (goinboardn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-02-2005, 9:33 AM Reply   
Thanks all - I think i am in good shape. when the vehicle is at normal ride height it sits at 19, when it is at freeway height it is 17.5 so that fits within what everyone is saying (it is a Range Rover so it has air suspension and self adjusts the ride height)
Old    Thomas Deneka (tdeneka)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-02-2005, 9:58 AM Reply   
Thanks for the question and answers. I was about to ask the same thing (third boat, but first that I will be trailering).
Old    powerstroke            04-02-2005, 5:06 PM Reply   
i would say as long as it is riding level you should be perfect.. if too high the risk of scraping your prop guards on trailer a lot and possible damage to prop as it is lower to ground.

(Message edited by powerstroke on April 02, 2005)
Old    fun9c1            04-07-2005, 4:31 AM Reply   
Quote- "The real importance of this (besides braking) is to prevent your bearings from becoming abnormally worn on the axle due to irregular weighting"

skiboredr4life- I would be real curious to see you explain this one.

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