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Picking Out Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for Towing Trailer

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What is the height I will need to center of my 2ball I have a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD thank you

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Sounds like you are looking for the correct ball mount rise/drop.

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. This is not something that is vehicle specific. It depends on the hitch height and the height of the trailer coupler. 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.

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