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post #1 of 3 Old 02-13-2019, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question Trailer hitch drop question

Hey all, I recently installed a factory tow hitch in my MP Latitude, and now I need to buy a ball mount for it. Any suggestions on drop size? The factory hitch location is a bit high, but I'm not sure how these settle once you put them under load. 2" drop? 4" drop? What's the best drop for a level tow?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-13-2019, 07:51 PM
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A six in drop hitch works perfect for me, you might be interested to read through this similar thread here where I show some pictures of how various trailers ride when hooked up:
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-14-2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, answered my question perfectly. I looked through the forums before asking, but apparently missed that one!

I've gotta ask...did you ever find a brake controller that would work with it? I don't tow anything heavier than an 8-foot cargo trailer anyway, but I noticed that one of your pics shows a car hauler on the back of your Compass.
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I have not installed a brake controller yet, but I have my eye on this one here:

I like how the different pieces are separated out, hoping it will make it easier to hide as much of it as possible. Cheap enough to give it a try.
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