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Reggie927 06-25-2014 11:58 AM

Towing motorcycle trailer which suspension mode to measure ball height
 
Hello everyone

I am towing my bike to the track on friday and i need to buy a tow hitch for my 2014 hemi 4x4 with tow package. What suspension mode should i measure the ball height in? Aero or normal? O and how do I measure lol


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Lark 06-25-2014 02:35 PM

Re: Towing motorcycle trailer which suspension mode to measure ball height
 
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Originally Posted by Reggie927 (Post 1042559)
Hello everyone

I am towing my bike to the track on friday and i need to buy a tow hitch for my 2014 hemi 4x4 with tow package. What suspension mode should i measure the ball height in? Aero or normal? O and how do I measure lol


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Measure it at the normal setting. Ideally the tongue will have a slight nose down additude.

Reggie927 06-25-2014 03:03 PM

Re: Towing motorcycle trailer which suspension mode to measure ball height
 
Thanks!


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Lark 06-25-2014 03:06 PM

Re: Towing motorcycle trailer which suspension mode to measure ball height
 
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Originally Posted by Lark (Post 1042668)
Measure it at the normal setting. Ideally the tongue will have a slight nose down additude.

Sorry forgot to answer your last question. With vehicle on level ground measure from the top inside of the 2" square hole in the receiver mounted to the vehicle to the ground.

Next with the trailer level to slightly nose down measure from the bottom edge of the trailer coupler to the ground. You don't measure up inside where the ball rests.

So if the vehicle measured say 14" and the coupler measured 11" you'd need a 3" drop hitch. If the measurements were reversed you'd need a hitch with 3" of rise.

Get the hitch closest to your needs but always go a little nose down before you go nose up.

Jim_in_PA 06-25-2014 03:26 PM

Re: Towing motorcycle trailer which suspension mode to measure ball height
 
Normal height is what will get used for towing...


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