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Old 10-23-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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Ball hitch size

We are getting a 2005, 22' CCD in a couple of weeks. What size ball do we need? And I do believe that size does matter.
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2 5/16" is the size. Pay attention to weight capacity and give it plenty of margin. Go for a 10,000 lb ball and you won't be sorry.
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Old 10-23-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
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Another question you need the answer to may be the hitch ball ht , it is 18" I belive for that one.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Hitch Ball Size

Does anyone have a Hitch Ball Size Chart for Airstreams? I mean Comprehensive - All years?
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Greetings mtjim!

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Does anyone have a Hitch Ball Size Chart for Airstreams? I mean Comprehensive - All years?
According to my notes, 1969 was the change-over point from the Marvel 2" coupler to the current 2 5/16" coupler size. My notes indicate that the 2" coupler was adopted "around" 1950. It isn't uncommon, however, to find Vintage coaches that have had new couplers welded onto the hitch which could mean a coupler size other than the OEM size. Also, with the longer, heavier 1960s coaches, it is critical to shop very carefully for a 2" ball with the proper weight rating - - many of the 2" balls sold by mass merchandisers are under-rated for the larger coaches. According to my notes, Airstream installed only one coupler size throughout the coach line at least through the early 1980s (I haven't seen reference to the coupler specifications for the later model 32' - 34' coaches nor for those coaches with slides).

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Does anyone have a Hitch Ball Size Chart for Airstreams? I mean Comprehensive - All years?
yes and no.

this is as comprehensive as airstream gets.

http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p.../weights-1.pdf

if you use kevins 1969 referance as to ball size you should have a pretty complete list of weights and ball height.

you will need acrobat to view it.

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Don't believe Airstream's data on coupler height. Get the trailer on a level surface, level it front to rear, and measure it yourself. I suspect that you will find it 20" +/- a bit. Let us all know what you find.
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Don't believe Airstream's data on coupler height. Get the trailer on a level surface, level it front to rear, and measure it yourself. I suspect that you will find it 20" +/- a bit. Let us all know what you find.
you are certainly correct on that one! i suggest just useing it as a rough guideline at best.

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Thanks for the Chart John hd. That is helpful.
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