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Old 05-04-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Question Ball Size

Waiting on our Vengence 31v ToyHauler to arrive. Purchased an Equalizer wd hitch but didn't get a ball. What size should I get? I believe a 2 5/16 is what I need but wife wanted me to ask here. Let the fun begin!!!!
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
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Get a 2-5/16" and a 2" bases covered.

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Old 05-05-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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Definitely 2-5/16"
You are going to need a very large, thin-wall, socket and a torque-wrench good for over 400ft-lbs (if you are the type that cares about proper torque). But definitely the special socket. If you can't get access to the socket, pay a hitch shop $15 or a dozen donuts. Equal-I-zer tries to sell that special socket, but it's probably the only time you'll ever use it.

If you buy the ball at the hitch shop, they might install it as a courtesy for you.
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Waiting on our Vengence 31v ToyHauler to arrive. Purchased an Equalizer wd hitch but didn't get a ball. What size should I get? I believe a 2 5/16 is what I need but wife wanted me to ask here. Let the fun begin!!!!
The important part is make sure the Hitch Head hole for the Threaded part of the Ball is (LARGE) and the shaft of the ball is (LARGE),do NOT use a BUSHING to fit the Hitch to the Ball threads!! Youroo!!
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Yeah. Be sure the ball is rated at least a high as the hitch.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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Get the ball from Progress. Most shafts are too long for your hitch. What I did was remove the sockets from the hitch head. This opens up the area and then no special thin walled socket is needed. Bought a 1 7/8 3/4 inch socket from Tractor Supply for 8 bucks and used a 40 inch break bar to install the ball. Put all of my 150 lbs 36 inches down the breaker bar to equal 450 ft lbs of torque.


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lbrjet - I like it!

I had access to the right sockets and a 4-foot, 600ft-lb torque wrench (!) at work. I was actually excited to use the thing! But I like your resourcefulness.

Is there anything to removing/reinstalling the sockets, or just as straightforward as it looks?
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Bought a 1 7/8 3/4 inch socket from Tractor Supply for 8 bucks and used a 40 inch break bar to install the ball. Put all of my 150 lbs 36 inches down the breaker bar to equal 450 ft lbs of torque.
I bought the same socket, a 3/4" breaker bar from HF, and some black iron pipe at HD for a cheater. Just need to divide 450 by your weight to get how many feet from the socket you need to stand.
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Nope. Take the bolts out and slide the sockets over a bit. Didn't have to take them all the way off. When done slide them back over to line up the holes and put the bolts back in. They are tight but do move with a little effort.


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