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Old 03-04-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Need hitch recommendations

Hi folks, I'm a relative newbie - started with a 19' Bambi a year ago. I purchased a 23' Flying Cloud in January - love it. But, of course, I started looking for a tow vehicle with more power. I just bought a 2007 Ford F150, 4WD, 5.4 L. My question - I have an equalizer hitch. The ball height is 22 inches on the new truck - way over the 17-3/4 listed in the AS specs.

What are my options? Should I think about another hitch - Reese, perhaps? Please keep in mind that my learning curve is a steep one and I'm not embarrassed to ask questions!

Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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I just bought a new shank for my Equal-i-zer hitch to accomidate a change in height for the new axle. Equal-i-zerŪ Hitch - Product Info - Specifications This should get you back on the road.
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Hi folks, I'm a relative newbie - started with a 19' Bambi a year ago. I purchased a 23' Flying Cloud in January - love it. But, of course, I started looking for a tow vehicle with more power. I just bought a 2007 Ford F150, 4WD, 5.4 L. My question - I have an equalizer hitch. The ball height is 22 inches on the new truck - way over the 17-3/4 listed in the AS specs.

What are my options? Should I think about another hitch - Reese, perhaps? Please keep in mind that my learning curve is a steep one and I'm not embarrassed to ask questions!

Thanks!
If you are talking about an Equal-i-zer brand hitch, you can get different shanks to allow a wide range of drop down. Here is their web site.

Equal-i-zerŪ Hitch - Product Info - Weight Distribution

Their Tech support is very helpful.

If it is not an Equal-i-zer brand, then "Never Mind".
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height is not just in the hitch

Sewmary,
My Chevrolet Silverado 3/4 ton 4X4 truck has a really high hitch receiver. So the hitch head (the part that the ball mounts to) I use has a lot of adjustment to allow lowering the ball down to the 17.75 inches I need for my trailer.

I bought my complete hitch from Equal-i-zer four years ago and have been a happy customer since then. I'm using the standard hitch head that came with my Equal-i-zer when I bought it, and it has enough holes in the vertical section to allow me to change height up or down as much as four or five inches total.

Hope this helps you,

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Many thanks! You've headed me in the right direction!
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Ken, thanks for the info. You've got the brand right!
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