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Old 05-11-2022, 03:04 AM   #1
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High departure angle hitch

We tow a Jeep in a lifted cargo trailer behind our Magnitude. The trailer tows great, but I've scraped the adjustable hitch we have at least a dozen times going up steep approach angles.



I was thinking about replacing the adjustable hitch with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45141-Tr.../dp/B00WQNSSRQ - since the hitch ball is integral, the hitch will be a few inches higher and less likely to drag on high angles.



The only problem is, I need the ball in 2 5/16 and would prefer 10k+ capacity so I can reuse it when we get a slightly bigger trailer in a few years.



Anyone know of a hitch like that?

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Old 05-11-2022, 03:30 AM   #2
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https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hit...RT/C45001.html
Would something like this work?
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:42 AM   #3
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I need a 2" or so drop for the trailer to sit level. That's a good thought though, I'll try one of those if I can't find anything else.



Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 05-11-2022, 11:17 AM   #4
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We tow a Jeep in a lifted cargo trailer behind our Magnitude. The trailer tows great, but I've scraped the adjustable hitch we have at least a dozen times going up steep approach angles.



I was thinking about replacing the adjustable hitch with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/CURT-45141-Tr.../dp/B00WQNSSRQ - since the hitch ball is integral, the hitch will be a few inches higher and less likely to drag on high angles.



The only problem is, I need the ball in 2 5/16 and would prefer 10k+ capacity so I can reuse it when we get a slightly bigger trailer in a few years.



Anyone know of a hitch like that?
Get a 10k 2 5/16 ball
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Old 05-11-2022, 01:07 PM   #5
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Get a 10k 2 5/16 ball

I have a 14k, this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SMGAJ6



The adjusting channel is too low even when it's flipped and ends up dragging when we're going up a steep starting incline. It's even happened going into gas stations.
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Old 05-11-2022, 01:18 PM   #6
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I have a 14k, this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SMGAJ6



The adjusting channel is too low even when it's flipped and ends up dragging when we're going up a steep starting incline. It's even happened going into gas stations.
Just mount the 10k ball in the 2 inch drop down
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