Need help on receiver drop

KingRebel

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Hi all,

New 2019 RAM Rebel owner and to the forum.

I am preparing to move from NY to TX and plan to use the Rebel to tow my other vehicle for the trip.

I stopped by U-Haul and reserved an auto Transporter. The worker there told me I would need a 2 1/4 drop receiver. However, it is my understanding the height of the U-Haul coupler is around 18 inches. The height of the Rebel receiver tube is around 21 1/4. Shouldn’t the correct drop be at least 3 inches?

The worker said once I load the vehicle onto the transporter, it’ll will weight down and level out.

I do not have air suspension which self levels.

Appreciate any guidance on this. Thanks.
 

BLS65

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He did not mean that your truck would self level, he was talking about the rear springs compressing a bit with the load. Go with his recommendation.
 

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One additional comment, you want your tongue weight to be no more then 10 % of the overall trailer weight otherwise the trailer will be squirrely.
 

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One additional comment, you want your tongue weight to be no more then 10 % of the overall trailer weight otherwise the trailer will be squirrely.
I think you meant to say “not less than 10%”. 10-15% being the recommended tongue weight for most trailers. Unless I’m missing something.
 

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The guidance I have always heard and go by is for loads under 5000lbs always 10% or more, not to exceed 18%. For loads over 5000lbs to 10,000lbs 9%-15%. For loads over 10,000lbs 8%-14%
 

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