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For those with lifted trucks that require a significant drop hitch, what are yall using? For conversation purposes, lets say 30+ center console with min 6 lift on the tow vehicle. I currently have an Anderson Billet aluminum 10 drop, Im curious if this is going to be A. Strong enough B. Low enough to allow the trailer to ride level.
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Originally Posted by Dempsey15 View Post
For those with lifted trucks that require a significant drop hitch, what are yall using? For conversation purposes, lets say 30+ center console with min 6 lift on the tow vehicle. I currently have an Anderson Billet aluminum 10 drop, Im curious if this is going to be A. Strong enough B. Low enough to allow the trailer to ride level.
A is simple enough- whats your hitch rated for for GTW and tongue weight?

B can be estimated if you can figure out hitch height of an average boat trailer, then measure the distance from your receiver to ground.
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Way too many variables to answer B. For example, my last two trucks were both stock. One needed a 2” rise on the drawbar, the other needed a 1” drop. So, assuming both were lifted 6”, that would mean a drop of 4“ or 7”.

Best to get out the tape measure.
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I’m looking for hitch options greater than 10” that have the capability to tow 12-14k lbs. anyone have suggestions on that?
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B&W or Gennyhitch both have hitches that will more than handle that weight
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Originally Posted by ltid8732 View Post
B&W or Gennyhitch both have hitches that will more than handle that weight
This one is a good one that we use now. W still sometimes use the GenY for 2" receivers. What is the tongue and total weight listed on the receiver of the truck?

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FWIW, I am an Anderson dealer and we have bent several over the years with heavy loads. I only use them on my lighter trailer now. For 6" or less I love my B&W stow and go with three balls.
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Originally Posted by Dempsey15 View Post
Im looking for hitch options greater than 10 that have the capability to tow 12-14k lbs. anyone have suggestions on that?
i think if you need 10' or greater drop to tow 12-14k pounds, you need to reconsider your truck set up! a hitch with that much drop needs to be built in order to handle the added leverage for all that weight!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i think if you need 10' or greater drop to tow 12-14k pounds, you need to reconsider your truck set up! a hitch with that much drop needs to be built in order to handle the added leverage for all that weight!
Open the first link in my post above...
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
i think if you need 10' or greater drop to tow 12-14k pounds, you need to reconsider your truck set up! a hitch with that much drop needs to be built in order to handle the added leverage for all that weight!
Agree with this 100%. Tow rigs should not have any lift on them, much less any significant lift.
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
Open the first link in my post above...
and that hitch would be fine! still needs to evaluate his needs of a truck! kinda silly to have a beast of a truck for such load. if it were a smaller bay boat or something no big deal, but so much power is being used just to push the damn truck!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
and that hitch would be fine! still needs to evaluate his needs of a truck! kinda silly to have a beast of a truck for such load. if it were a smaller bay boat or something no big deal, but so much power is being used just to push the damn truck!
I understand your thoughts and appreciate your opinions. We all have different tastes and like different things. I pulled my 14,500 pound 32’ Sea Ray all over Florida with my 06 2500 LBZ lifted with 35” tires for over 6 years with many trips to Miami. My suspension is set up to the max and with triple axle brakes that worked properly we had zero issues, even with the idiots slamming on the brakes on 95 in Miami. At least he is inquiring about a proper hitch. I would bet you you there is a very large percentage of lifted truck haters pulling their boats with ball mounts and receivers not rated for their load reading this thread right now. I see it daily with people pulling RV’s.

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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post
Open the first link in my post above...
I second Bulletproof Hitches.
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Originally Posted by Vantaredoc View Post

I understand your thoughts and appreciate your opinions. We all have different tastes and like different things. I pulled my 14,500 pound 32 Sea Ray all over Florida with my 06 2500 LBZ lifted with 35 tires for over 6 years with many trips to Miami. My suspension is set up to the max and with triple axle brakes that worked properly we had zero issues, even with the idiots slamming on the brakes on 95 in Miami. At least he is inquiring about a proper hitch. I would bet you you there is a very large percentage of lifted truck haters pulling their boats with ball mounts and receivers not rated for their load reading this thread right now. I see it daily with people pulling RVs.

not saying it cant be done, the whole point of an HD truck is to tow heavy loads, then we lift them and do all this crazy mods to them which in return takes away from the towing performance.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
not saying it cant be done, the whole point of an HD truck is to tow heavy loads, then we lift them and do all this crazy mods to them which in return takes away from the towing performance.
I totally agree with you. The OP's 12-14k is not a "heavy" load for a properly set up HD truck and trailer. Now a lifted Tundra or F-150 that is different..lol
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Here you go not sure the size of your receiver but these start at 2" and go up to 3" this is the 22,000 pound model a buddy of mine had one of these he had the 36,000 pound version he towed a 40ft tripple axle equipment trailer behind a f-350 with 22.5 semi wheels and a 10" lift with no problems.His had f-550 leaf springs in it so it would pretty much tow anything.

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