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Old 06-05-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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We are leaving tomorrow to pick up our Bambi and will be picking up an equalizer hitch on the way. Could anyone tell me if a hitch with 3" drop is adequate? Our tow vehicle is a 2005 dodge diesel with the hitch being 23". Thank you for any info. Steve and Agnes.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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We are leaving tomorrow to pick up our Bambi and will be picking up an equalizer hitch on the way. Could anyone tell me if a hitch with 3" drop is adequate? Our tow vehicle is a 2005 dodge diesel with the hitch being 23". Thank you for any info. Steve and Agnes.

Better safe than sorry.
Call up the dealer and find out ball height or go on the Airstream website.
Is this a new one?
If not search up ball heights or trailer weight and depending upon the year there is a adobe file of the weights and ball heights by year.
Measure 3 times, tow right.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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I think the only way to know for sure is to do your own measurements ... I want to say the hitch height of my trailer is 19.5 inches. So, if you wanted to tow my trailer (or one like it), a 3-inch drop wouldn't be quite enough. It's not a difficult process at all, but it does take a little bit of time.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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I just had a problem with my equalizer hitch that a service rep, Daniel Hicken, helped me through. I was really impressed.


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Old 06-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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I tow my trailer with a 2004 Ram. My Eq has the drop to where the top of the ball is pretty much equal with the top of the shank coming out of the receiver. I think that's a 4" drop.

It's a good hitch.

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Old 06-05-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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Thank you everyone for your replys. Forgot to mention it is a 08 bambi. Jim do you have a pic of the shank? Thank you. Steve and Agnes.
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Steve,
I have a bone stock Dodge 2500 Diesel 4 x 4 and tow a 2006 Bambi with an equalizer hitch. I can't get to the hitch, but it's at least an 8" drop, probably more like 10" ( I had to buy a new drop when I bought the truck). Enjoy your new Bambi!
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:52 PM   #8
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Hello John, How much is the ball lower than the top of the shank? Still new to this and trying to figure it out... The bambi is waiting in Pennsylvania. Thanks for your help.
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Steve, sorry for the tardy reply. The distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball is 3 7/8"
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Steve,

Sorry so slow to get back. I'll get you a picture. I've got all kinds of pics of the load bars and the mods I made to them, but none of the shank. I'll get one and get it posted on here.

I'm just now figuring out why I no longer get notices of threads I've posted to being updated...
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