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Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 #13323631 10/27/19 01:44 AM
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What size drop for a bass boat? 5” enough?

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13323709 10/27/19 02:42 AM
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Prob depends on the year, I have a 4” drop on my 2012 F350. The newer 250’s look taller than my truck, I would think 5” should work.

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13324415 10/28/19 12:31 AM
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New one, I think a 5” will work and will get one this week, thanks Mike!

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13324462 10/28/19 01:26 AM
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I went with 6” for my ‘19 F250 fx4 and 21’ bay boat. Had a 4” on my F150, but after towing with it, I didn’t like the bow being so high, and I needed more weight on the tongue.



Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13324539 10/28/19 02:34 AM
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I looked at some f250 & 350s today at the dealership in Three Rivers, I sure do like the looks of them. But the price cry. When the new gas motor comes out, I’m going to do some serious thinking, my diesel has always gotten horrendous mpg. By looking at them I’d think 5” or 6” would be right.



Did you get rid of your 1/2 ton or is your wife going to drive it? What color is your f250? 6.7L or 6.2L?

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13326958 10/30/19 01:40 AM
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Single or dual axle trailer?


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Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: grout-scout] #13327972 10/30/19 11:49 PM
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Did you get rid of your 1/2 ton or is your wife going to drive it? What color is your f250? 6.7L or 6.2L? [/quote]

Traded the F150 as it was inadequate for towing our travel trailer. White. 6.7, since it’s a proven engine, although I seriously considered waiting for the new gas V8.

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Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13328032 10/31/19 12:56 AM
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Measure trailer wheel height from hub to ground. That’s where you want the you the tongue. Measure your receiver height and then figure how much drop you need. Add extra drop to compensate for ball height.


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Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: DanD14] #13328077 10/31/19 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DanD14
Did you get rid of your 1/2 ton or is your wife going to drive it? What color is your f250? 6.7L or 6.2L?


Traded the F150 as it was inadequate for towing our travel trailer. White. 6.7, since it’s a proven engine, although I seriously considered waiting for the new gas V8. [/quote]



Nice! My 6.7 is on 91k and has only had 1 shop day and that was for a sensor replaced under warranty. Really good trucks.

My buddy Minner Bucket, just bought a 6.7 also. You guys are making me envious.

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13329402 11/01/19 12:59 PM
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I got the 5" which was a little difficult to find here in San Antonio and hooked up the boat, boat seems to still be a little high, smh! Now where to find a 6"? I really don't want an adjustable hitch, just a one piece.

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Ordered a 6" through E-trailer, seems 2 1/2" receivers are difficult to find.

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13329749 11/01/19 06:29 PM
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Ive seen 6" Drop 2.5"s in at TSC before, but it is hit and miss. They dont always have them.


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try the B&W tow and stow and have yourself some adjustment to play with.


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Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Big_Country01] #13331509 11/04/19 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
Ive seen 6" Drop 2.5"s in at TSC before, but it is hit and miss. They dont always have them.



Yep, Tractor Supply or Northern Tool. Prob smart to have ordered it instead of driving around until you found one.

Re: Trailer hitch receiver for F-250 [Re: Minner Bucket] #13338549 11/11/19 01:59 PM
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I have a 4 inch lift, Level though. Imagine a stock truck with the rake it has would be the same. I use a 4" drop on my F250. Think it depends on the boat as to what is the right height.

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