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Will a High Coupler Height On a Boat Trailer Affect Stability

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i have a 2017 f350 platinum. i am purchasing a boat which sits on an EZ loader trailer which has a very high coupling position. My truck receiver height is about 23 inches and the coupler is at 28-29. I realize that people have rise and hitches all the time but does this height have an effect on stability? or am i to assume that the EZ Loader has worked with the boat manufacturer to some extent to make the trailer specifically optimal to the boat? I am thinking of ordering the BWTS20040B for this application.

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I would assume as well that boat trailer manufacturers have some inclination as to how the trailer will perform with a boat attached as that is its purpose after all but I don't have specifics on this. The coupler height however does not necessarily have a direct affect on the center of gravity for the trailer because some are mounted on top of the tounge which appears to be the case for you. Therefore, I would not fret too much unless you start to run into issues with stability.

If you like, you can use a weight distribution system to help with stability like the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # RP66560 which is for a tongue weight between 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs with the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter part # RP58393 and the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank part # RP54977. Otherwise, the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS20040B will get the job done.

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