Choosing a drop hitch can feel like a daunting task, especially with all the variables and individual circumstances to consider. In this post, we’re going to simplify the process and cover the 5 best trailer drop hitches you can buy for a variety of situations. You’ll learn a few things and come away with a common sense approach to help you make the best decision.

We’ve highlighted some of our favorites – everything from a lightweight, affordable hitch to a Class V hitch for maximum capacity. Each one has both 2-inch and 2-5/16 inch ball mounts for consistency and versatility. Plus, they all feature our Signature Wrinkle Black Powder Coating so you get a finish that lasts and looks good for years to come. Let’s see which one is the best trailer hitch for your situation.

TRAILER VALET BLACKOUT 7,500 LBS REVERSIBLE DROP HITCH

This is perfect when you need minimal drop from your hitch receiver and you’re not towing various trailers. Even though it’s more compact than an adjustable hitch, you still get 7500 lbs of towing capacity and a reversible 2-inch and 2-5/16 inch ball mount. This is ideal for the person who wants a ball hitch that’s light and easy to store out of sight but still looks sharp with a durable finish. Not to mention, it’s a tremendous value when you consider the price in comparison to other hitches.

TRAILER VALET BLACKOUT 10,000 LBS ADJUSTABLE DROP HITCH, 0-4 INCH DROP

This adjustable drop hitch is the sweet spot for those who want some degree of adjustability without the bulk, weight, and expense of other adjustable hitches. It’s a great setup for someone with one or two trailers that are slightly different in height. You get up to four inches of vertical movement in a compact package. As a class IV tow hitch, you can pull up to 10,000 lbs so most recreational trailers are fair game.

TRAILER VALET BLACKOUT 10,000 LBS ADJUSTABLE DROP HITCH, 0-8 INCH DROP

With a range from 0-8 inches of drop, this tow hitch is the solution for the person who lives for the weekend and has a wide range of towing needs. You can tow everything from small recreational trailers to heavy boats and campers with different tongue heights. It gives flexibility as vehicles change and provides peace of mind you’ll have the right hitch if you change trailers. If you’re looking for an adjustable hitch that’s quite possibly the last one you’ll ever need, this might be it.

TRAILER VALET BLACKOUT 10,000 LBS ADJUSTABLE DROP HITCH, 0-10 INCH DROP

If versatility is at the top of your priority list – this hitch is a favorite option with up to 10 inches of vertical adjustment. You can tow a low-to-the-ground kayak trailer one day and a spacious camper the next. This is quite possibly the best trailer hitch for lifted trucks and other vehicles with a lot of ground clearance. And as a Class IV hitch, you’ve got a weight capacity of 10,0000 lbs. Perfect for those who want to buy once and know they’re covered, this is as much an investment as it is an expense.

TRAILER VALET BLACKOUT 14,000 LBS ADJUSTABLE DROP HITCH, 0-6 INCH DROP

You didn’t buy a diesel truck or V8 only to be stopped by a lesser trailer hitch. Let’s say you’ve got a hefty fiberglass boat or a toy hauler that weighs 13,000 lbs…the best trailer hitch will be a Class V hitch capable of pulling that weight. Plus, with up to 6 inches of adjustability, you can still pull the smaller, lighter trailers and keep them loaded properly. Unlike many other Class V drop hitches, it still has a 2-inch shank so it fits most receivers. Like all the others listed here, it’s got the Signature Wrinkle Black Powder Coating to ensure it lasts a lifetime in the harshest conditions.