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Recommended Weight Distribution System or Extended Ball Mount for Clearing a Tail Gate  


I have a 2023 Jeep Gladiator that I need to have the tailgate down to in order to store my motorcycle in the bed WHILE towing a travel trailer. The Super Hitch with the Super Truss seems to be the only solution I have found for this requirementas it extends the hitch out beyond the tailgate AND doesnt sacrifice the available tongue weight, allowing me to maintain the TW I require for my trailer550LBS. The issue is that the hitch is not confirmed to fit the Gladiator. Is there a way to get this confirmed or a recommendation for a hitch that would work for my needs? I also need to confirm whether a WD hitch is usable with that hitch setup, or if they are not compatible.


Expert Reply:

Yeah, there are no TorkLift SuperHitches available for a 2023 Jeep Gladiator or any Jeep. Those are the heaviest duty bumper pull hitches and are reserved for large trucks with the highest towing capacities.

You'll want to look into a weight distribution system with an extended shank if your Gladiator's hitch is rated for one. If you have a hitch that mounts underneath your frame like the Curt item # C74DR you can use a weight distribution system.

For a 550 lbs tongue weight, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control item # EQ90-00-0601 and the 14" long Weight Distribution Shank item # C17122.

This system does not include a hitch ball. Depending on your coupler size you will either need a 2" Hitch Ball item # A-90 or a 2-5/16" hitch ball item # C40030.

If you have hitch that bolts to the bumper like item # CU74FR you will need to use an extended ball mount like item # 80232.

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