View Full Version : Hitch Drop?
03-04-2011, 01:04 AM
I will be getting a 09 X-15 this spring replacing a 92 Celebrity. Have a 08 Suburban and needed a 4 inch drop on the hitch with the old boat. Does anyone have same boat/truck combo that can give advice on what I will need for a drop if any.
03-04-2011, 06:35 AM
try a rapid hitch with adjustable drop.. makes it easy to adjust
03-04-2011, 07:44 AM
The amount of drop depends on the vehicle. it is a suburban but is it 2 or 4 wheel drive, 1500 or 2500, lift kit installed, which trailer hitch installed, etc. I expect the 4 inch drop will be close to what you need but once you get the boat, check it on a level parking lot and then measure if you need different height. congrats on new boat.
03-04-2011, 07:54 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. It is a 4wd 1500 stock supsension and factory hitch which does sit higher than on previous body style.
03-04-2011, 09:40 AM
I have a 07 ltz Tahoe that I used to pull around my x2. You could get away with a 5 inch drop but I have a 6 inch on mine to give the prop guard a little more clearance.
03-04-2011, 09:54 AM
16"-18" from the ground to the top of the ball
03-04-2011, 11:18 AM
6" drop on my yukon
03-04-2011, 11:43 AM
6" drop on my Yukon also. I have a Rapid Hitch and love it.
03-04-2011, 02:23 PM
If you want to get exact with it put the trailer on level ground and use the jack to get the suspension perfectly level on a tandem trailer or just get the trailer level on a single axle. Take a measurement from the tongue to the ground. Then put whatever drop/rise hitch that you currently have and connect the trailer to your vehicle and lower the weight onto the vehicle. Measure again and whatever the positive or negative (Relative to your level measurement), add/subtract that from your existing drop hitch and you then know what drop/rise to buy to replace it.
03-04-2011, 04:15 PM
I also have a rapid hitch and love it. They are hard to beat. I also run my tongue a little lower to give the prop guard a little more clearance.