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I just bought a used 5X8 utility trailer. If I use a level and adjust my trailer flat, I am still a bit more than two inches below the ball on my stock Rubi. I have a four inch drop on the ball right now. Do I buy a receiver hitch with a six inch drop? Do I buy an adjustable hitch? It seems it would always be proper to have the weight on the tongue for towing, if one cannot get the heights exactly right? Never towed one before.

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Sounds right to me unless you wanna put tires that're 4" bigger in diameter on it.


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Don't forget the weight of the trailer is going to bring the back of the jeep down. You might be two inches off now, only an inch or less loaded.

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i had to get a 6" drop for mine just so i could use the receiver hitch with my smitty bilt tubular bumper.

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Flip the axle on the trailer and run a larger tire. did that to mine and works no problem, even with my 3.5 lift.
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Thanks, guys, that will help me!

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