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Ballmounts - How to Measure

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SELECTING THE RIGHT BALL MOUNT

For Safe, comfortable towing, the trailer should always be set up to tow on a level plane.

LEVEL

Sometimes a trailer's tongue is higher or lower than the ball mount on the vehicle, and a ball mount with a "rise" or a "drop" is required to level the trailer.

NOT LEVEL

 

MEASURING FOR THE PROPER BALL MOUNT

1. Measure from the ground to the top of the hitch


2. Measure from the ground to the (inside) top of the trailer coupler, when level.

3. Subtract the height of the hitch ball (most are 2-1/2" - 3" high) from coupler measurement.

4. The difference in the two measurements is the amount of ball mount "rise" or "drop" required. In this example, an 8" drop is needed to make the trailer level.

Since the hitch amount was higher than the coupler, that is why a drop is needed. If the trailer measurement was higher, than you would need a rise.