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How to Pick Out Correct Ball Mount Rise/Drop When Using Draw Tite Hitch 75038


Can you tell me approximately how far below the bumper the top of the receiver was on this 1994 F150 hitch installation. I ask because I need to compute the dimension I will need for the ball mount and compare the approximate distance to the top of the hitch receiver will help me know which to order on the ball mount. I am guessing the top of the receiver on the hitch is a couple inches below the bumper. My bumper sets fairly high to me so I expect to need at least a 4inch to get the trailer at least in the neighborhood of level when towing etc.


Expert Reply:

When the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75038 is installed on your 1995 Ford F-150 the top of the hitch tube will be right underneath the rear bumper. To compute about how much rise/drop you would need from a ball mount you will basically need to measure from the bottom of your rear bumper down to the ground and subtract about an inch from this measurement.

You will then need to use the jack of your trailer to level it and then measure from the ground to the bottom lip of the coupler. Whatever the difference is between this measurement and the previous one you took is how much rise/drop you need.

You can check out the help article I attached on selecting the correct ball mount for more info on how to do this.

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