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Old 01-13-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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What type of ball hitch

The height of the 2" ball on the current hitch we have when mounted on our 2018 Winnie Fuse is 19" off the ground. The dollies we have been looking at suggest anything from 12-16" (depending on the model) so I have to install a drop-down hitch to lower the height.

I have found 2 different types of extension for the ball itself - one is a 90 degree adjustable that would position the ball directly below the end of the receiver and the other is an angled drop-down that places the ball further back from the end of the receiver.

If I remember my Physics correctly there would be more torque applied by the angled ball hitch but I might be overthinking this whole thing. Does it really make any difference if I am towing a 400 pound dolly with a 2600 pound car mounted on it? The hitch on the Winnie Fuse is rated at 5000 pounds but the Fuse itself has a tow limit of about 3400 pounds at the way we load our RV.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:46 PM   #2
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I had pretty much the same set I put an 8" drop angled hitch which works very well with my Master tow dolly..When loading or unloading there is a pin to pull which allows the rear to swing down (pivot) and makes it easier to drive the vehicle up onto the dolly.. the design of the dolly does not put a lot of weight on the tongue..Your fuse will handle the rig very well..happy trails
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:14 AM   #3
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No facts just my thoughts. I prefer the angle for this reason. If you have to brake hard the angle hitch has a brace that will help with the stopping force the dolly will have. The right angle does not have that. Having to do two very hard quick stops I felt better. Yes my dolly has brakes that help all so.
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