Math and Stingers - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-04-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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I had work done on the frame of the Trill...they box welded almost all of it and straightened a bend. I hooked up last week to go to NOG and low and behold the Beach House towed nose down. Byron I followed your advice and measured 11 1/4" from ground to ball when still attached. I then unhooked, leveled and remeasured the same spot @ 13 3/4". Now comes my math.....My ball mount has a 3 1/4" drop. If I need to raise the ball 2.5", wouldn't I need a stinger with a 3/4" drop? Well the shortest drop I have been able to find is a 2" drop. Help
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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I had work done on the frame of the Trill...they box welded almost all of it and straightened a bend. I hooked up last week to go to NOG and low and behold the Beach House towed nose down. Byron I followed your advice and measured 11 1/4" from ground to ball when still attached. I then unhooked, leveled and remeasured the same spot @ 13 3/4". Now comes my math.....My ball mount has a 3 1/4" drop. If I need to raise the ball 2.5", wouldn't I need a stinger with a 3/4" drop? Well the shortest drop I have been able to find is a 2" drop. Help
I would think that a straight stinger would be about right.
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Probably your best bet would to get the 2" drop stinger, this will give you the maxium of road clearance possible. If you are still too low then turn the 2" drop stinger over (it then becomes a 3/4 rise I think) and put the ball on the high side.

Somewhere in that range you should be able to find something close. If you are really particular on this most larger RV shops have a wider selection of hitch balls of varying heights that are used to make up smaller differences after you get close with the stinger height. This link will give you an idea of the variety of ball heights available.

I personally prefer a very slight nose down attitude on the trailer after the rig and trailer are fully loaded to travel.
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