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Old 11-09-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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What size ball on my 2002 Classic?

Good a.m., My trailer and the manuals are in storage and I have a question--what size hitch ball is required?

As I remember when going to U-Haul last summer for a rental, the ball for the Airstream was not the correct size for the rental trailer.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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Ball size is 2 5/16". Ball on U Haul is generally 2". They (U Haul) tried for a very brief time to go with a 2 1/4" ball size, but that idea was shelved almost as fast as it appeared.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Thank you, Sir; you saved me some gas on a trip to the storage yard.

I am looking for a trailer to transport my golf car to and from our "summer place". Most, Big Tex, PJs, etc., seem to have 2" balls also.

My next problem will be switching balls (2" and 2 5/16") from towing the Airstream to being able to tow the utility trailer

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Old 11-09-2008, 02:05 PM   #4
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I would suggest a seperate hitch to slide into the receiver. They are not very expensive and will save a temendous amount of time compared to changing the ball each time. I did this so I could pull my jon boat to and from the lake - about ten minutes. It is the right height for the boat but wouldn't be if I changed the ball on my heavier Airstream unit. I got mine from the Tractor Supply Company here but would have gone to a standard hitch place in Florida before I moved. Life is too short to be changing balls.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
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Joe is right,
I have purchased the 5,000 LB hitches and 1 7/8" and 2" balls at Walmart, if you have one close by. You prob. can pick up a ball and hitch to slide into your receiver for under $25.00 . Their small enough, I keep them behind the bench seat in my truck, just in case I need one.

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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Thank you for the suggestion; I will do that.....another receiver bar and ball. I actually have a receiver bar/ball that came with my Jeep. That bar will fit in the Expedition I suppose; the problem (if it is one) will be that the utility trailer will be high in front--low in the rear. I don't know that that matters much???? Just as long as the EZ - GO doesn't unload itself.

I don't even have a wrench that comes near fitting the nut on the ball(s).

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
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I am sold on the plan of a separate receiver bar/2" ball. The Airstream bar/2 5/16" ball is attached to a bar that has quite a drop so the Airstream is level AND my RockTamers are attached to that bar........

Oh well, so I repaint the utility trailer front every season.

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:03 PM   #8
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They do sell "drop hitches" that would allow you to adjust the ride hieght of your trailer to the tow vehicle. The 5,000 LB class III units are just a few dollars more than the standard hitch. You can also invert them (flip them over 180 degrees) in the receiver if you want the tongue higher...

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