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Old 09-12-2017, 11:25 AM
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Can TT members get a discount?


I wish I could, but unfortunately I can't offer any discounts. B&W sets the final retail price, so I can't sell them for any lower than anyone else can. They do this to keep the retail market balanced so no dealer can undercut another. If I go below that barrier, then I breach contract and I risk loosing my dealer status. Sorry!


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Old 09-12-2017, 11:44 AM
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That and im sure the adjustable ones are around the price of two or three drop hitches.
....or 10.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:45 AM
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....or 10.
Literally, unfortunately lol
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:23 PM
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If all your towing is one trailer, then all you need is one hitch with the appropriate drop to accommodate. People who tow multiple trailers, I myself have about 6 different trailer I pull, can justify the larger expense of the adjustable ball mounts.


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Old 09-12-2017, 01:11 PM
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If all your towing is one trailer, then all you need is one hitch with the appropriate drop to accommodate. People who tow multiple trailers, I myself have about 6 different trailer I pull, can justify the larger expense of the adjustable ball mounts.


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Agreed. I plan on picking up a stow and go this afternoon. When i had a 1/2 ton, it was cheap and easy to get a $20 draw bar with pin and ball that was 2" drop and another one that was 3/4" rise and be done. My new truck is much higher so getting several drop hitches with way more drop wouldnt be as convenient or cheap.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:53 PM
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I'm one that says don't get an adjustable one.
Personally I dont tow with anything other than my truck, and for the two trailers i do have, they have their own respective hitches that put them at the height they need to be. To me its easier to slide one out and stick another in then it is to remember what position the hitch goes then find the tools to unbolt it and make the necessary adjustments. That and im sure the adjustable ones are around the price of two or three drop hitches.
agreed.. do the same thing and i have three hitches that still cost alot less then one adjustable.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:23 PM
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Wow...didnt't expect all this. Thanks

I have two issues to add...
1. my truck has a self leveler not sure if this will affect my finished height
2. my driveway is too steep and I need to switch truck so I can get the prop guard up when backing into my garage.

My thoughts are to set it up for travel and be able to make adjustments down at the drive way to swing the prop guard up 1-1/2 to 2".

Right now I have to lay 2x6's in my drive way to raise it up and back over a runway of planks. Kinda PITA!
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:05 PM
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Thats a tough one, how much clearance do you have under the hitch when you start up the driveway? If you go too low you'll end up with a hitch that drags and a prop guard that doesn't.

What I would do is attach something like these https://www.etrailer.com/Skid-Wheels...48-979014.html

You may need to shop around or have something fabricated so that you don't drag so much, it will still "drag" but you'll get up the driveway.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:08 PM
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I have this one but a little older version maybe. The shank is solid! The only time the hitch has been removed is when the dealer did a bounce test for the suspension on my truck. I go from towing boat and jet skis to dump trailer to cargo trailer and even mini excavator on a deck over flatbed. I am constantly flipping and raising or lowering the ball and it's been perfect so far! I agree don't over do it on the drop though.

I was also able to get the 2 1/2" shank so I didn't need the stupid spacer creating slop.

https://andersenhitches.com/Products...212-shank.aspx
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:45 PM
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I believe if I just put the drag wheels on the prop guard my issues would go away.

y'all have me scared about hitting the bottom of the hitch now.
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