When you are ready to move, you want to be able to hitch right up and go. This is a process that sounds so simple yet it relies on a vital piece of equipment -- the trailer ball. Choosing the right trailer ball helps ensure that you will be able to tow your boat, camper trailer, horse trailer and more, comfortably and safely. No matter what you need to tow, you can find the perfect Curt trailer ball to meet your needs. Before making a decision on which trailer balls to purchase, consider the following:
You will find that trailer balls have a weight capacity that they are rated for. It is important to choose a component that meets the weight limits of the item you are towing. Do not forget to allow for both empty and filled weights. For safety reasons, make sure that you do not exceed the capacity of the lowest weight component.
Trailer balls, like other trailer components, are made from several different types of material. These can include stainless steel and nickel-chrome. Some trailer balls also come in finishes that are raw. The type of finish that is best for your needs likely relies on several factors including your location.
Size matters. Make sure you choose the correct ball diameter to match the coupler you are using. Curt trailers balls come in 3 industry-standard diameters 1-7/8’’, 2’’, 2-5/16’’ and 3’’ for the heaviest loads.
The shank diameter must match accurately with hole diameter in the ball mount being used for your hauling jobs. You can find Curt trailer balls in a range of different shank diameters again within industry standards of ¾’’, 1’’ and 1-1/4’’.
As with any towing job -- whether you are pulling a humble work trailer or an expansive houseboat -- safety comes first. Any trailer ball that you choose should pass all the US VESC qualifications for safety. All of Curt's trailer balls have done so.
Hitch Depot USA stocks an extensive selection of trailer balls. Find the right one for your needs and get moving today!