So I picked up a diesel Jeep GC the other day and plan to do a lot of towing with it as I build up my collection of toys. While I know I may need a Weight Distributing hitch down the road (btw...the 2016 manual says weight distributing is needed at 5,000 lbs NOT 3,500 lbs) I'm looking at picking up a standard hitch in the meantime to tow my father-in-law's dual axle dump trailer filled with mulch or a utility tractor, a 20' aluminum car trailer, a 4x8' harbor freight special, a pontoon boat, a dual jet ski trailer...you get the picture.
I went out to measure today and the 2016 Jeep GC hitch is about 19" from ground to the center of the pin. What I'd like is a hitch that is versatile and can be used for everything I have now and whatever else may come in the future. Accordingly, I'm looking at a GenY 324 that offers 7.5"/8" of drop or rise (Amazon and GenY's website don't agree), or a GenY 323 that offers 5". I know the 7.5"/8" will provide me room for further growth, but I also worry about bottoming out on pavement transitions with it. The 5" could be a safer bet, but may not meet the needs of a smaller trailer too.
Any help is appreciated (based on experience)!
GenY 324,2" Drop Pintle Hitch Combo,Solid Shank Drop Hitch,pintle,drop Pin,adjustable Hitch,tri ball 2" Solid Receiver Hitch,drop/raise 8", https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EV17J44..._aWQaxbRDVZN5Q