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How to Pick Out Ball Mount Rise/Drop for Towing Trailer  


Hi, my husband and I are in the process of buying a 2016 Keystone Hideout 177LHS and I was wondering if you can tell me the type of hitch Ill need in terms of what height it has to be. We are towing it with a 2016 Ford explorer limited


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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.

I also attached a help article that covers this as well as a link to all of our ball mounts.

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Jameson C

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