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Drop hitch receivers fit into a standard receiver hitch opening and can add 2 inches to more than 10 inches of vertical space with which to evenly connect a trailer. If your vehicle has four wheels, chances are that some manufacturer has made towing equipment that fits it. In the next section, we'll examine how to choose a drop hitch receiver.

­Drop hitch receivers have one purpose -- to alter the height of the trailer hitch receiver. If you have one, it would be the square, steel tube that's bolted to the rear underside of your vehicle. A drop hitch receiver allows you to connect a trailer without fear of it unbalancing the vehicle and possibly causing you to lose control.

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