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Has anyone used their 2017 Ridgeline for towing trailers?

I have a RTL-E and was wondering if I need a straight hitch or a 2" drop hitch.

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You want the 2" drop hitch... where the lip is at the bottom of the square (2 inch drop) for normal utility trailers with 14 or 15 inch wheels/tires. Rented a 5x8 heavy duty solid wall trailer from Home Depot last weekend and it was perfect.

Even more drop (4 inch) is needed for the small trailer I own with 1 7/8 ball (4x6 ft) Lowes type utility trailer with 12 inch wheels/tires.
 

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The 2" drop sounds right, that's what I use, my trailers all have the 15" wheels. Main thing here is that when the trailer is loaded and hitched to the vehicle it will be level to the ground, ie., not tipping to the rear or the front.

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Get your trailer dead level, and measure the trailer tongue.

I am using a 3 1/4 drop to make the trailer level.

Also just got the P3 plug and play controller, digital blue display goes nice.

Rear psi 37
Front psi 35
TW 410 lbs out of 4100

600 mile trip ahead.
 

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I tow my 16 foot boat with 2 in drop--perfect
 

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Main thing here is that when the trailer is loaded and hitched to the vehicle it will be level to the ground, ie., not tipping to the rear or the front.

trainman
For some reason, It drives me nuts when I see a trailer pointing to the sky!
 

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I flipped my 2" drop hitch upside down to get an extra 2" of lift. It seems to be pretty level but the extra inches are nice when going through any dips.
 
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