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Above Par Lawns
12-19-2012, 08:31 PM
:drinkup:
Here's to finally owning a trailer. I just got it today. Picked it up used for only $300.00. This should do me just fine for my first year in the business. It'll carry a 36" Scag, 30" Toro, and once my father in law helps me weld it on, a new rack for trimmer/edger/backpack blower.

So here is my question...
Since the front of the trailer leans forward a bit can I flip over the ball mount to level it out? I'm not sure if I worded that quite right but here's some pictures of what I'm talking about

Above Par Lawns
12-19-2012, 08:33 PM
:nono: And no jokes about the Ridgeline! I can't afford a bigger truck right now.

grandview (2006)
12-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Buy yourself a straight bar trailer ball


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PCN5244EL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

knox gsl
12-19-2012, 09:17 PM
Remove the ball and flip the hitch over and put the ball back on. You can also get a 4 inch drop hitch to help even more.

gallihergreen
12-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Good lookin' dog :)
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Above Par Lawns
12-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Buy yourself a straight bar trailer ball


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PCN5244EL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I saw one like this at Feldmans today. I think I will go buy one.
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rbljack
12-19-2012, 10:44 PM
Remove the ball and flip the hitch over and put the ball back on. You can also get a 4 inch drop hitch to help even more.

You can do what is said above, or go buy the straight shaft one. Each will give a different amount of "lift".From the picture, you may need the 4 inch lift...but Id try flipping your orignal one first. If that doesnt give you enough lift, than the 4 inch one might be the ticket.

I wont give you any crap about the ridgeline...ive seen the amounts of storage those things have and for the size of the vehicle i was impressed by them. Enjoy.

ztman
12-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Nice trailer for $300. I hope that is not trailer rash on your bumper

Above Par Lawns
12-20-2012, 01:15 AM
Nice trailer for $300. I hope that is not trailer rash on your bumper

Nope that has been there since I bought the truck used about a year ago!

Above Par Lawns
12-20-2012, 01:21 AM
You can do what is said above, or go buy the straight shaft one. Each will give a different amount of "lift".From the picture, you may need the 4 inch lift...but Id try flipping your orignal one first. If that doesnt give you enough lift, than the 4 inch one might be the ticket.

I wont give you any crap about the ridgeline...ive seen the amounts of storage those things have and for the size of the vehicle i was impressed by them. Enjoy.

The lack of bed space is the ONLY thing I dislike about this truck. I think a lot of people hate on it because it's a Honda V6. I love the look of the truck though. My father in law owns http://www.signsbyrobbie.com/ a printing shop and is going to do a full wrap on it for me. I think that'll really set it off.

Richard Martin
12-20-2012, 07:02 AM
It's actually called a Draw Bar. I would just flip it over. That's not a bad looking trailer. Is it real narrow?

LandFakers
12-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Thats a nice trailer for 300. And I like the Ridgeline, my uncle has one and tow's 2 horses around no problem

Above Par Lawns
12-23-2012, 05:53 PM
It's actually called a Draw Bar. I would just flip it over. That's not a bad looking trailer. Is it real narrow?

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weaver
12-24-2012, 12:04 AM
Is it me or is that thing jacked up? Your dog can walk under it i think. Must have some really heavy springs under it.. Just flip it over and mount the ball on other side.. Looks good for 3 bills...

Above Par Lawns
12-24-2012, 12:20 AM
I know, i don't like how it sits up so high. Its got 14"tires on it. It has two 2x8s for ramps that slide out from underneath the trailer but I'd be afraid to pull something heavy up them. I want to put a big fold down gate on the back eventually.
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srlawn
12-29-2012, 10:03 AM
:nono: And no jokes about the Ridgeline! I can't afford a bigger truck right now.

1 of my work trucks is a 08 ridgeline. Love it. Although the bed is short at 5ft, it still holds equipment. Plus they tow well being a 6cyl and come standard with trans cooler and all that. And having a full size rear cab makes a comfortable ride for a crew.
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Darryl G
12-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Yup, just flip it. Ridgelines are nice "trucks".

srlawn
12-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Yup, just flip it. Ridgelines are nice "trucks".

Suvs with a truck bed. Suv with a hint of surprisingly economical
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