I do not have a dedicated tow vehicle for towing my 26' Argosy. Rather I have several trucks to choose from at any given time. When I bought my trailer it came with a rigid/straight w/d hitch. The ball mount head is welded to the bar that slides into the receiver. I generally select a tow vehicle with a receiver height that is close to my coupler height and so far have been able to get everything more or less visually level (I know, I know) and the Argosy has towed wonderfully. I have never towed it very far or very fast and will make a better effort to have a more proper set up if I do.
I have run into the occasion when the only tow vehicles available sit higher than the coupler by a couple of inches. My coupler, when trailer is not loaded, sits at a little over 19 inches. Full size 1500
Dodge Ram 4WD’s have a receiver height around 21 inches - 3/4 tons a little higher still. When I have towed with these trucks I cannot get the trailer level. It is high at the front. It still tows ok but I am aware of the problems associated with towing like this. I have also read several threads on the proper set up (including the whys and hows) of a wd hitch, trailer and truck attitude, brake and sway control etc. These threads are particularly fun to read as they are more heated and edgy than the ones concerning what material to use to recover the gaucho.
I am thinking about getting a 2 inch drop receiver, but would like to get some opinions about using one. I think the drop receiver also adds 4 to 6 inches in length. Does or has anyone else lowered their wd ball mount by using a drop receiver? How’d it do? Would I be giving up any towing capacity (does a drop receiver lower the weight capacity of the frame mounted hitch receiver?) Is this a safe way to lower the height of the ball?
I’ll hang up now and listen to your response. Thanks, Roger