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Old 08-09-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Hitch Question

I recently bought a new truck and it doesnt have a tow hitch but has a 2" ball on the bumper. My old truck was the same way and i had no problem towing because the ball height was the same as my pop-up but my new truck sits higher than the old truck. How would i go about lowering the tow ball on my bumper? Do they make a bolt on that lowers the ball height because i dont want to install a full tow hitch.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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Keith,

Over the years I have seen some flimsy below the bumper bolt-ons, but I wouldn't trust them with a 1,500lb-plus PUP tugging on them. Also, anything other than the hitch ball mounted on the bumper platform reduces the weight carrying load specified by the TV manufacture.

IMO, a frame mounted receiver is the way to go. Don't know what make your new truck is, but a new receiver can be had for around 200 bucks, or less.

Depending on how much higher your new truck is, you could look into the feasibility of going to longer shackles on the PUP leaf springs (raise the PUP), but it may be easier going the TV receiver route.

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Spend a few bucks on a bolt on frame hitch and in the box you'll find a bag of peace of mind.
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I toatally agree with Rustic Eagle.
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For the safety of all of us involved, do it right, get a receiver.
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Most defently a good receiver hitch is your best option, then you can adjust the height of the ball with your receiver.
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