What trailer hitch are you guys using?

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I was chatting with another member who said a 3" ball drop is about right, but what trailer hitch are you guys using? I understand we need one that might be a bit longer?

Any input would be awesome!

 

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A regular ol’ hitch has worked just fine for me. Many folks have needed a longer hitch pin due to the width of the Rivian receiver. I simply took my old pin in Tractor Supply and selected a longer one.
 
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A regular ol’ hitch has worked just fine for me. Many folks have needed a longer hitch pin due to the width of the Rivian receiver. I simply took my old pin in Tractor Supply and selected a longer one.
Oh sweet, really? Great to know!!
 

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I guess that may change with a particular trailer, but with utility trailers I haven’t had an issue.
 


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A drop totally depends on what you are towing. How low your trailer is.

I think the issue is the length of the lockpin. The receiver is pretty beefy and you need to get a lock pin that's at least three and a half inches or longer. I think that's what it is. I know that the one that worked on my Tacoma was too short to work on the truck.

If you're towing and looking for a weight distribution hitch, The E2 equalizer with the easy bar is fantastic. Been using one of those for about five or six years. The same exact hitch. What they don't tell you is the ones with the chains you cannot back up with. You have to undo the chains to back up which is kind of crazy and a lot of work.
 

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If space is not an issue, it is much cheaper to just have a bunch of different steel hitches then some fancy multi-purpose do dad. But I guess an 80,000 truck makes folks want to accessorize....
 

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Someone posted a link to an adjustable hitch at Costco, but I haven't used it yet.
 

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I’ve got a Gen-Y Mega Duty and like it. Have all three balls plus pintle. It’s adjustable drop which is what you want depending on the trailers you’re towing.
 


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If space is not an issue, it is much cheaper to just have a bunch of different steel hitches then some fancy multi-purpose do dad. But I guess an 80,000 truck makes folks want to accessorize....
The horde of $80k+ ICE trucks confirm your accessorizing theory.
 

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Totally thinking of someone down the street that got this huge RAM Black widow with what looks to be the most expensive adjustable hitch I have ever seen. He's even got the bracket to stiffen it and all that. Never seen a trailer though....
 

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This is dependent on the trailer height. You want it level or just ever so slightly tongue high.

If you have one trailer, measure hitch and trailer height flat and just buy a fixed config one at Walmart. $30. Easier to use too.

If you're towing different stuff all the time, buy a nice aluminum adjustable hitch. $200-300.

Skip the heavy weight distribution ones unless your trailer needs it. If so, buy a dedicated one for the trailer weight. This gets more complicated and I just advise you go to a towing or RV store for that as it doesn't sound like you'll be doing the install.
 

 
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