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Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       04-19-2013, 10:19 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-19-2013, 10:22 AM Reply   
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
Old    Dax Jolly (volzalum)      Join Date: May 2009       04-19-2013, 10:41 AM Reply   
I use e rapid hitch. Can be adjusted once boat is hooked to the truck.
Old    Alex L House (d36yzrider)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-19-2013, 10:50 AM Reply   
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
Old    Jim (jrz1)      Join Date: Feb 2013       04-19-2013, 11:48 AM Reply   
my truck has a 2" lift kit and a 2" drop would be ideal to get hitch 18-21" off ground
Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       04-19-2013, 12:26 PM Reply   
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?
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-19-2013, 12:50 PM Reply   
They make some straight out hitches. Usually they are 3 way(have 3 ball sizes depending on whatbwaybyoubput hitch into receiver)
Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       04-19-2013, 1:42 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       04-22-2013, 10:42 AM Reply   
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
Old    Scott Roberson (oldstv)      Join Date: Mar 2013       04-23-2013, 5:45 AM Reply   
I also use Rapid Hitch and would be lost without it.

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