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LabRatICMP3 02-18-2013 01:35 PM

Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
Can someone tell me what is the height of the factory receiver from the ground?

I am going to be buying a new trailer hitch for my current tow vehicle and I want to be sure that I get one that will have the correct drop/rise for the new GC that I will be ordering as soon as the CRD option is available.

Thanks.

mka18 02-18-2013 02:23 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
18.5 in park mode, I use a 2 inch drop for light tongue weight towing a snowmobile trailer

The Evil Twin 02-18-2013 04:10 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
The 2014 Limited w/ tow package will have load leveling so no need to account for sag either.

LabRatICMP3 02-18-2013 04:15 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mka18 (Post 762317)
18.5 in park mode, I use a 2 inch drop for light tongue weight towing a snowmobile trailer

Thanks for the response, was that measured from the top or bottom of the receiver?

mka18 02-18-2013 04:24 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LabRatICMP3 (Post 762379)
Thanks for the response, was that measured from the top or bottom of the receiver?


From center...

LabRatICMP3 02-18-2013 05:56 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mka18 (Post 762384)
From center...

Thanks again,

This gives me enough information to guess that the standard 4" shank offered with the hitch will work for me.

Jim_in_PA 02-18-2013 10:13 PM

Re: Receiver height for factory Receiver Hitch
 
I use a 4" drop for both my horse trailer and my utility trailer. That puts the top of the ball at about 19" at normal ride height.


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