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Old 04-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #15
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I will when the storm passes, thanks for your help.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #16
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Try Blue Ox at Blue Ox - Drop Receivers

They make a drop down accessory that works well and may not require modifications to what you have. I got one on Ebay for a good price.

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:01 AM   #17
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This is what we have been looking at. One place told me it would work, but another place said it was not for pulling a camper, but it was made to tow a car behind the camper with a tow bar. This is the style that we need. Just needed to verify that it will work for pulling a camper. Which one do you use, the one for 5,000 or 10,000 lbs? What is the tongue weight on these?
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:16 AM   #18
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Dear bbnaugher,

I have used the 4" drop 5000 lb model with an 86, 25ft Sovereign. Tongue weight is around 700 lb. Worked fine for us. It is extremely robust and the welds are first rate. You may wish to use the higher rating just to have a bit of a safety factor.
Only issue is it puts the pivot point a little further behind the rear axle. This did not cause any sway issues as we were using a 3/4 ton Dodge Ram diesel with extended cab with an 8ft bed. Truck had a very long wheelbase and was extremely stable. Our electric umbilical cord was long enough as well.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #19
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Thank you for the info.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #20
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Question Is this what your looking for?

Most companies offer an adjustable stinger.

This is what I used on our 63 Safari.

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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This is the picture of the hitch that goes in the truck with the ball for the weight distribution hitch for the Argosy. The other picture is the hitch on the F150 that needs to be lowered 4". Thanks for any suggestions.
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This is the picture of the hitch that goes in the truck with the ball for the weight distribution hitch for the Argosy. The other picture is the hitch on the F150 that needs to be lowered 4". Thanks for any suggestions.
As previously noted the hitch on your 150 stays put.
It's the assembly I showed in post #20 that gets lowered.

Both items that you need are available from Reese. I would contact your local supplier for suggestions and availability.

Replacement Head for Reese Weight Distribution System - Trunnion Bar Reese Accessories and Parts RP58167

Weight Distribution - Reese

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Cloudspllitter is correct as reese was one of the first to reconize this prob. when A.S in 1967 raised ball ht. to 21 in. from 18 in. bad move now is back at 18 in. as I see pic stinger is welded in head, time to buy new adj. head & new stinger will bolt in & give proper hts.
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Thank you all for the help.
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