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How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2016 Dodge Journey to Allow Trailer to Tow Level


I recently purchased a 2016 Dodge Journey and had a hitch installed. I am looking for a ball with a receiver for towing a small trailer and bike at the same time. However, I do not want a 2 1/4 as it will make the trailer too low. Suggestions?


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I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground.

Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height is greater than the coupler height the difference is the drop required. If the coupler height is greater the difference is the rise required. You will want to pick the ball mount with the rise/drop closest to the difference.

What you can use to mount the bike rack on your A-frame trailer is the bike rack bunk part # CC-275 which attaches to the frame of your trailer and gives you a hitch opening above the trailer for a bike rack.

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