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Old 02-11-2014, 06:45 AM   #15
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I'm purchasing a new Scamp 16'. The paperwork received from Scamp notes explicitly: "you will need a 2" ball. Approx 21" from the ground to the top of the ball."

Excellent - this makes clear that in Scamp-speak, ball height is to the top. I've seen it both ways - there doesn't seem to be a standard, so this is very helpful to know what the Scamp folks mean.

Thanks everyone for the advice. TV is a Toyota highlander and we're traveling light for the pick-up trip so I think we should be close if we go with the Scamp spec for height (and as someone pointed out, worst case is finding an Auto-zone on the return).
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #16
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Lots of folks here towing with a Highlander and loving it. Keep in mind that depending on the age of your Highlander and the state of its rear shocks the trailer may force the rear down a little bit.

The key to picking your hitch drop is to make sure you error on the side of it being to low vs to high. We have had plenty of people here find out the hard way that having the trailers tongue sitting to high isn't a nice first tow experience.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #17
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Lots of folks here towing with a Highlander and loving it. Keep in mind that depending on the age of your Highlander and the state of its rear shocks the trailer may force the rear down a little bit.

The key to picking your hitch drop is to make sure you error on the side of it being to low vs to high. We have had plenty of people here find out the hard way that having the trailers tongue sitting to high isn't a nice first tow experience.
Helpful "err to low" tip. Thanks
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Whoever you are buying your hitch or stinger from should be able to help you out. Bring a tape measurer. Test out how much you drop first with some weight on your rear bumper. That will give you a good idea

The stingers are not expensive. I've picked up a few over the years. Check into anti rattle devices. Your first trip with things rattling can be unnerving if you have not towed before.
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