Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NOVA (Ashburn), VA
Hmm so I guess my best bet is to decide on which toy to get first and the appropriate fixed one based off that trailer. I was trying to get ahead of the game!
I may pick up one of those to just have in the mean time incase there is an unexpected reason to need to tow something smaller like a friends utility trailer or something. I'd feel embarrassed if someone asked me to help and I didn't have any ball mounts! ha
Buy a couple of different drop sizes from your local parts store/Walmart/etc. Once you figure out what size you need, return the others.
It's generally safer, especially at lower-weight/smaller-size to have the tongue an inch or two low than to have it at all high. A 5 or 6" drop might be a good general-purpose size for you. Best, though, is to use the right size for the right job.
hinted at it, but having a collection of fixed draw bars, even though it could get more expensive, would generally be better. Get a "normal" one and then 2 more an inch or two different (higher and lower). Keep them on the shelf other than the one you are using at at any particular time. There's no moving pieces on a fixed bar and, as a blanket statement, they will be lighter, stronger and tighter.
'15 Deep Cherry Red TH w/Brown Interior. 3.2L V-6
Safety-Tec, Cold Weather, Technology, Comfort, Tow, Leather.
Gobi Stealth roof rack with ladder. Mopar rock sliders. BFG KO2 245/70R17.
My testing platform for electronics/telemetry experimenting.