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Needed A Spare Tire Carrier, Tongue Weight Scale, Ball Mount, Instructions On Setting Up My Trailer


new 20-foot black rhino utility trailer to carry a motorcycle cruiser and a can am spyder. looking for a hitch, Ram 2500 diesel. do I want the trailer level to slightly front-high, or slightly front-low? and Im looking for a spare tire carrier for the aluminum yoke frame. Also looking for a good hitch weight scale. Thanks.


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Keeping your trailer tongue high is preferable to it being low. You want less than 2" of difference between the height of your ball mount and the height of your trailer coupler. Ideally you want it as close to zero as possible. You can use the following equation to determine how much drop or rise your ball mount needs to have for your trailer.

Hitch Height (A) - Coupler Height (B) = Rise/Drop (C)

For example, if your hitch height is 12" and your coupler height is 14", you will need a ball mount with a rise of 2". My recommendation is the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 12.5K, part # WS4-2. It is a hitch ball mount with a built-in scale.

The spare tire carrier that is attached to your question, part # DM15851-76, will work for your trailer. I do not have a spare tire carrier that attaches directly to your yoke coupler.

I have included a product description link, weblink about ball mounts, and a video review below.

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