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Old 11-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Instate Hitch: a generic one?

I am looking to get a hitch to go in the 2 inch receiver, that we all have, jut to be ready to tow some kind of a trailer. I dont know what I might tow it could be a little box trailer it could be a small boat, I am just thinking ahead. I guess what I am asking is how much if any "drop" do you-all use, what would be a good all round utility thing to get ?
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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The drop that we use is really irrelevant because every type trailer may be different. However, check andersenhitches.com as they have some universal ones that have two different ball sizes and are adjustable in height. The bad news is they are not cheap, and may be too expensive for you to "just to be ready".
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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I am looking to get a hitch to go in the 2 inch receiver, that we all have, jut to be ready to tow some kind of a trailer. I don't know what I might tow it could be a little box trailer it could be a small boat, I am just thinking ahead. I guess what I am asking is how much if any "drop" do you-all use, what would be a good all round utility thing to get ?
On my Interstate, towing my Honda Fit toad, the receiver and the towbar baseplates are level within half an inch, so I don't need any drop at all. The height of the receiver is about 16 inches.

There is no single hitch that provides all-around utility. When you're ready to tow a trailer, measure the height of the tongue with the trailer level, and get a hitch that lets you tow the trailer level.

But be warned, if you add a drop hitch sometime in the future, you could end up scraping it on the pavement if you ever have to drive up a ramp or steep driveway. Especially if your Interstate is an extended model.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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You can use about 19"for the hitch ball above the road. Worked for my jetski trailer and a couple of different U-Haul trailers. But like Protag said if you are going to be towing one trailer, then get one that keeps the trailer level.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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You could get an adjustable like this.
8-in-1 Adjustable Ball Mount Hitch

Or just wait till you need one to get one like others have said, there are many places (Home Depot, Wal-mart, ect...) that carry them for $20-30 so waiting till you need one isn't a big deal.
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I have the Reese hitch that's set up for our travel trailer. I also have a second hitch with a drop of 2.5" (I think - it's actually a bit too much) with a 2" ball that I bought when I was towing a U-Haul car trailer. Those two setups will cover any towing I'm likely to ever need to do. As others have said, they're cheap and easy to find (we got the second one at Lowes!), so I wouldn't worry about finding one when you do need it.
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