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Old 06-26-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Movement in trailer hitch ball ??

HI guys,
I noticed the other day when I was towing my Wildwood T19FDL, that when I would stop hard or start hard, the trailer ball/hitch seemed to have slop in it..that is, I could hear it move..
It is a 2" ball and hitch..
is this movement normal ?

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Old 06-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #2
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Are you sure the trailer is a 2" receiver, that's the first thing I would check.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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Are you sure the trailer is a 2" receiver, that's the first thing I would check.
X2, I would check size of ball, usually for travel trailer your size it would be a 2 5/16 inch ball....

Just bought a used T19FDL
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:35 PM   #4
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That trailer is to heavy to have a 2" ball. It should be a 2 5/16" ball.

2" is only good for less than 3000lbs.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:19 PM   #5
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wow...

I have never heard of a 2 5/16" ball...
I guess I will go get one.

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That trailer is to heavy to have a 2" ball. It should be a 2 5/16" ball.

2" is only good for less than 3000lbs.
My Roo has a 2". Just under 5k gvw.





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I have never heard of a 2 5/16" ball...
I guess I will go get one.

kevin
For the love of spaghetti, you have been lucky. Guess your WDH is what was keeping your trailer hitched.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:32 PM   #7
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I have never heard of a 2 5/16" ball...
I guess I will go get one.

kevin
the ball size is stamped on the A-frame of your trailer and most TT's use a 2 5/16" ball.
only the single axle ones usually use a 2" ball.

agree that you're very lucky!!!
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the ball size is stamped on the A-frame of your trailer and most TT's use a 2 5/16" ball.
only the single axle ones usually use a 2" ball.

agree that you're very lucky!!!
As you said the ball size is stamped on the TT tongue/frame, my last TT Flagstaff 19 foot with two axles required a 2" ball.

OP check the TT as to what your what is stamped, you don't want to have a larger ball than the TT requires either. Stand next to the hitch and have someone move the TV back and forth you should be able to see where the slop is.
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i checked it..
it was stamped with 2 5/16" ..so, I bought one for it.

nice to know why it felt sloppy.

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i checked it..
it was stamped with 2 5/16" ..so, I bought one for it.

nice to know why it felt sloppy.

kevin
Good thing you noticed and asked, if you had hit the right kind of bump you TT could have come unhitched (as others have said) and and your entire rig could have wound up in a ditch or worse. Enjoy your camping.
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