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Old 04-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Towing Skylark, Dodge Ram 1500 20" stock rims?

As mentioned, I have a Dodge Ram 1500, 2012 with the stock 20" rims. Was wondering what people are using for a drop down hiitch? Present I have the WDH 66151, as I was using a Dodge Nitro to tow the trailer, some suggestions whould be great, should I stay with that system WDh 66151 or to go with a drop down hitch? I assume 4" to 6"

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Did you try eTrailer.com? They seem to have just about everything.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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Skylerker,

I assume that when you state "drop down hitch", you are referring to the draw bar that the ball mount is attached to.

I would see if the existing draw bar (#54970) that came with the Reese 600lb WDH (#66151) will work with your new TV. In some cases you can "flip" the draw bar 180 degrees and get the height adjustment you may need.

If the existing draw bar doesn't work, then you can measure how much more drop you need, then select the new correct draw bar. Different TT's have different ball coupler heights, thus it's best to confirm your TV/TT combination measurements to be sure.

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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If you are close to Charleston WV I have just what you need. Its a long drop, I used it on my dodge with 20" rims. It was too long to move over to my Tundra when I got it, it would drag the ground on anything more than level. Its too heavy to ship, but if you are close, pm me and I will hook you up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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Am towing a Jayco Skylark with a Dodge 1500 with 20 inch wheels. The hitch I am using is the following:
ULTRA FRAME
2" deep drop Hitch Bar
Part # 63971
If you are looking for a photo check my album. The photo is of a Toyota 4 runner towing the skylark. The Toyota also had 20 inch wheels. Using same hitch on dodge 1500, think I had to lower the ball 1 hole.
Hope this helps you. Trailer is nice and level, tows great, just returned from 4000 mile trip with no issued. GOOD LUCK! Hoping this helps
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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thanks rog, ordered it, hope it does the trick.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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I'm towing a skylark with my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Hemi V-8 (5.7 Litre). I just returned from a 5600 mile vacation and had temperatures form 65 degrees to 111 (I took a picture of my dash outside temp indicator). The trailer had about 600# in cargo, and just 10 gal water for drinking and toilet. We still averaged 12.4 MPG with one stretch from Rapid City SD to Sioux Falls SD getting 9.2 MPG. I have the 20 inch wheels but also have the towing option on the dash that has a pretty dramatic change in the RPM. Engine never lugged and it worked great in Cruise for many a mile. My only trouble was setting up the hitch because the Jeep sets so high with trailer tongue quite low. I ended up having an adapter mounted to the frame to raise the trailer 4 inches and the hitch on the Jeep had to be the extended type with over 12 inches. Many people come to look at how long the hitch is lowered to make it work with the trailer. Thats my experience.
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What did they do to lift the trailer, was it expensive?
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I took the trailer to an independent RV Repair shop. The dealer wouldn't touch the issue and sent me on my way with the trailer nose high and the tail end about 3" off the ground. The repair shop took off the axel and welded in a 4" box tubing riser on the frame and then remounted the axel with new mounts. The vertical portion of the hitch had to be replaced with a longer one (e-trailer got me one that was really long) the trailer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee were mated together and the excess parts of the vertical portion of the hitch was cut off. It amounted to a 4" rise on the trailer frame and 2" of additional length on the vehicle hitch to make the trailer and the Jeep level. Total cost was a little over $500. Materials cost was $20 for the box tubing and I purchased the extended hitch item for $100+ the rest was labor for one full day of actual work.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info 2008jeep, I have now joined the limited few, most likely me and you in the lifted skylark club!
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