Just sorting out the Ranger's hitch today. I'm told the current "ball on a plate" hitch in a recess in the bumper would be strong enough for a 1,500 lb. trailer, but it can't accommodate the 4-5" drop I'll need to get the trailer to tow level.
It looks to my inexperienced eye like the best bet available locally is a Class III, which seems way too much hitch for a humble little Trillium
1300 - the RV store says there's no Class II available thru them for the Ranger. Found a Class II at Princess Auto, same price as the RV outlet's Class III, but it's a 'universal fit', which a mechanic friend who'll be installing it says likely means that it fits nothing properly.
I'd appreciate advice re:
Can the existing hitch setup be safely fitted with the required drop? If so, how?
What do folks think of using the Class III? Any disadvantages???
Any experience with 'universal' fits???
Experienced advice is sorely needed, much appreciated...