What Size Hitch Do I Need?

BulletProof Hitches has developed this guide to assist in selecting the correct hitch for your vehicle. Please watch the video below or follow the detailed guide below, if you have any questions feel free to give us a call on 941-251-8110.



Step 1
First, measure the receiver opening either horizontally or vertically (Figure A) to determine what size shank your vehicle requires. It will be 2″, 2.5″ or 3″ (3″ is applicable to some 2017 and newer Ford Super Duty trucks and some RVs & Semis only.)

Step 2
Next, park the vehicle on level ground and measure from the ground to the bottom of the inside of the receiver tube (Figure B & C), then take that measurement and apply it to the information in this chart. As you can see, this particular truck would require our 4″ drop with a 2″ shank.

Receiver height as measured:
[12″-16″] requires 4″ drop/rise hitch in the rise position;
[16″-18″] requires 4″ drop/rise hitch;
[19″-21″] requires 6″ drop/rise hitch;
[22″-24″] requires 8″ drop/rise hitch;
[25″-27″] requires 10″ drop/rise hitch;
[28″-30″] requires 12″ drop/rise hitch;
[31″-33″] requires 14″ drop/rise hitch;
[34″-36+″] requires 16″ drop/rise hitch;

Figure A

shank measure

Figure B

ground shank

Figure C

Final Trailer Hitch Measurement

If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

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