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how to rig a trailer on a lifted rig...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i wanna pull a little trailer to Blazer Bash... one question... how do u rig one up if your bumper/hitch is 4' off the ground and the trailer thingy isnt!?? LOL! doh!

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    If you have a reciever hitch you can buy a drop hitch which slides in your reciever and lowers the trailer ball. Not sure where you would buy them though.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Jek..any jsut about any store like fred meyers or gijoes carries them, I actually bought mine at a Wilco Farm store.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    oh ok. I have seen gizmos that drop the ball mount lower... but I have never seen ones that drop them much more than 8-12"... not sure if thats enough to make things level. Oh well, guess I'll find out!

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    flip the axles on the trailer

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    ummm........ okay....???
     
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    I've got a 5" lift in the rear and a 10" drop hitch works fine for me.............they make them for just about any height truck.............haven't you seen Super Duty's around town with 44's and drop hitches pulling trailers? Maybe Vancouverites don't have monster trucks like Gresham.............. /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif

    You pulling a trailer with a shackle flip AND Revolvers?????? Please tell me you're not serious.
     
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    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I had to make a custom hitch for mine as I could not find a dropped hitch with enough drop that looked strong enough. If I can get ahold of a camera, I will snap some pics.
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ok, guess I'll be fine then. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif as far as superdutys on 44s... I have never seen one in person, just in mags. Then again, I pretty much ignore all the rigs I see except Jeeps (whereupon I start yelling insults in its general direction) or chevys when I look to see what its got on it. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

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