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Old 09-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Help with Hitch ball height calculation

Hey Jeepers, need some help here.
I am in the middle of a move, and don't even have my JKU available to measure.
I have a stock JKU Sport with the stock 16" steelies running P225/75R16 tires.
I have installed the Quadratec 2" receiver kit.
In a few days, I will have to rent a small U-Haul trailer. They suggest a ball height of no more than 25 inches.
Can anybody suggest the proper ball mount with appropriate drop/rise that I should use to achieve that height?
I won't have access to my Wrangler until the day I return home to pick-up the trailer.
I'd like to buy the ball mount before I get there so I'm not scrambling to find one.
Any help is appreciated.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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I use the 1 1/2 drop hitch on my JK, have not had any issues towing the 13 whaler, it sits level, and have run both the stock steel wheels (16's) and the sport wheels (17's) and now running Pintler's with 255/75 has worked fine. It will depend on the axle height of the trailer.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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I use the 1 1/2 drop hitch on my JK, have not had any issues towing the 13 whaler, it sits level, and have run both the stock steel wheels (16's) and the sport wheels (17's) and now running Pintler's with 255/75 has worked fine. It will depend on the axle height of the trailer.
X2...Really depends on trailer axle/tire height. With my boat the 2" drop keeps it level. I'm running a 2.5 lift with 35's. On a regular trailer I would need a 4" drop. If memory serves me correctly the measurement is around 16" from ground to ball.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #4
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hope you have a hardtop... sometimes uhaul wont rent to convertibles.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback! I knew folks here would have a clue.
I do have a hardtop so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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I think uhaul trailers run a 16in tongue height.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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just rented a trailer today, using my JKUR, stock hight and I am using this
Reese Adjustable Towing Ball Mount
Shop Reese Adjustable Towing Ball Mount at Lowes.com

the bottom of the hitch is 13.5" off the ground

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