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Rambler



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Towing CDory 25. Hitch size Reply with quote

I Intend to tow my CDory 25 and EZ loader trailer with a 2/5/16 ball receiver hitch size 2X2. What rating does this require? I am thinking a class 4 at least.
Suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you're only towing 9000# max. All I've ever used is the regular hitch with a 2 5/16 ball and an adjustable hitch fitting into the 2x2 receiver. never asked what the class was. On searching the internet, they're good for 14,000#

Level the trailer with the adjustable hitch, put grease on the top of the ball and go for it. Don't forget the safety chains and the breakaway cable.

Try to buy American made.

Boris
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

journey on wrote:
put grease on the top of the ball


Boris, I'm always amazed at the number of guys I see towing trailers around some with quite heavy tongue weights on a dry, rusty old ball. Most have no idea what problems can arise with no lubrication.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Class IV is good for 10,000 lbs without the weight distribution hitch, and 14,000 with.

Class III is good to 6,000 lbs. Both use a 2 x 2" tube. Carrier for the ball. If it is rated for a 2 5/16, it should be a class IV.

I agree with Boris, that an adjustable hitch is best. But you may be like me; where thru the years I have hitch ball carriers which are from 2" above to 7" below the ball...I just seem to have accumulated them...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thataway wrote:
Class IV is good for 10,000 lbs without the weight distribution hitch, and 14,000 with.

Class III is good to 6,000 lbs. Both use a 2 x 2" tube. Carrier for the ball. If it is rated for a 2 5/16, it should be a class IV.

I agree with Boris, that an adjustable hitch is best. But you may be like me; where thru the years I have hitch ball carriers which are from 2" above to 7" below the ball...I just seem to have accumulated them...


What thataway said exactly! Ball mount needs to be 10,000 # rated. Ball height needs to be adjusted so loaded trailer is level when hooked to truck. Wink Mr. Green Beer
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thataway wrote:
...where thru the years I have hitch ball carriers which are from 2" above to 7" below the ball...I just seem to have accumulated them...


I'm up to three different ones already. I should just bite the bullet and buy an adjustable.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Hitch size Reply with quote

Thanks for the input
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