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    in search of a new adjustable drop hitch..

    as the title says... im in need of a good adjustable drop hitch.. i have bought a few in the past with pretty crappy results.. the ball holder is very shaky, does not seem to mount properly, and i can feel the weight of the trailer moving the hitch when coming to a stop..

    does anyone have any suggestions ?


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    I just keep multiple ones for different trailers.

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    I use the QuietRide ball mounts from Softride. These are not height adjustable but they do provide zero slop and noise. The ball mount is held tight in the receiver, no clunking noise at all when starting or stopping.

    http://www.softride.com/towing-products/

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    I use the QuietRide ball mounts from Softride. These are not height adjustable but they do provide zero slop and noise. The ball mount is held tight in the receiver, no clunking noise at all when starting or stopping.

    http://www.softride.com/towing-products/

    I have used both ball mount and the threaded hitch pin. The hitch pin works just as well, and since the ball mounts are mostly discontinued, makes it an easier decision. You won't believe what a difference it makes.

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    Holy hell those are some expensive ball holders ! Lol

    120 bucks or so for a 2 inch drop.. I could only imagine what a 6 or 8 inch drop would be..

    I wouldn't mind picking up multiple ball holders.. Just like the use ability of the adjustable.. I do admit that the threaded hitch pin really does help keep the holder secure inside the hitch.. I had one on my bike rack and it held that sucker in there nice and tight

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    Ihave the softride too. Just bought it for my florida trip. Not a peep out of the thing, it was awesome!

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    This is what I use...Best lockable height adjusting hitch there is in my opinion...Extremely solid.

    http://www.basspro.com/Trimax-Razor-...1309200616252/

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    I drill and tap a hole for a long set screw into the Receiver, from the bottom. Install Hitch. Tighten set screw, followed by a nut that tightens up against the Receiver to keep the set screw from working its way out. Done.

    Before when hauling, the Hitch sounded like there was a Bowling Team in the back of the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastcat View Post
    I drill and tap a hole for a long set screw into the Receiver, from the bottom. Install Hitch. Tighten set screw, followed by a nut that tightens up against the Receiver to keep the set screw from working its way out. ...
    How large a set screw did you install? So 100% of the weight on the tow ball is applied to the set screw?

    Interesting that you clamped against the ball mount from below, the others I have seen are typically clamping in from one side or sometimes from the top.

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    It's under the Receiver. Think I used a 5/16 x 18 Allen Head Set Screw. Just pushes up against the front end of the Hitch. The Pin is actually holding most of the trailer weight and the Set Screw is just taking up the slack. No banging around. To remove hitch, I loosen the nut and set screw. Wouldn't say it was 100% secure, but once it's tight, it makes it harder for 'bad guys' to remove the hitch.

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