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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation with Scale and Higher Tongue Weight Capacity
  • For tongue weights as high as what you have we really only have one option. We have the Gen-Y Torsion Adjustable Receiver # 325-GH-1225 which has a built in scale that goes up to 1,600 lbs of tongue weight.
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion Adjustable Receiver Options for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver & Weight Distribution
  • The Gen-Y Torsion Adjustable Receiver w Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7.5"/2.5" D/R - 16K # 325-GH-1225 is compatible with the Gen-Y weight distribution system # 325-GH-302. I reached out to my contact at the manufacturer and they are not directly compatible with other weight distribution systems, but I do have some options for you. The first option is to use the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 7" Drop/Rise - 21,000 lbs # 325-GH-1302 for your 2-1/2 inch receiver...
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  • Recommendation to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Hitch
  • I may have a solution for you, however the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler # 325-GH-7061 referenced in your question is a gooseneck coupler inner tube that will pair with an existing outer tube. This will not allow you to tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch on your truck. For an option that will allow you to do this while also leaving the truck bed free when not towing, I recommend looking into a Reese Goose Box like part # RP94623. This is designed to replace the pin box on a...
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  • Minimum Tongue Weight for Shock Absorption of Gen-Y Ball Mount to Work
  • It is correct that for each of the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mounts that we carry, such as # 325-GH-1224, the minimum tongue weight needs to be 1,200 lbs. Unfortunately there isn't a ball mount with shock absorption which will work for your tongue weight, but I do recommend checking out the Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # DTSTBM6400. This uses a self-tensioning, anti-rattle system to stop rattling and movement in the hitch of your 2017 Ford F-250. It has a 4" drop or 5" rise and comes with...
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  • What is Included in the Gen-Y Weight Distribution System Part # 325-GH-302
  • The Gen-Y Weight Distribution System part # 325-GH-302 comes with everything you see in the attached photo except for the ball mount. This includes the weight distribution head, spring bars, tensioning chains, and frame brackets. The only three things you will need to install this system is a trailer hitch, ball mount, and hitch ball. If you can provide me with the amount of drop and receiver tube opening size you need, I could then recommend a ball mount that is compatible with this system....
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  • Recommendation For How To Tow Hitch Rack For Electric Bikes And Boat Trailer At Same Time
  • Based on your information, I recommend the Gen-Y 2 Inch Adjustable Receiver For 2 Inch Hitches, Item # 325-GH-404. This heavy duty adjustable receiver hitch has a 10,000-lbs total weight capacity and a total tongue weight capacity of 1,500-lbs. It can be used in a 5 inch rise or drop position depending on your needs. You can use one of the top positions for a bike rack and one of the lower positions to tow your boat trailer. If you need a bike rack, I recommend the Thule EasyFold...
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  • Tow Rating for Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099
  • I confirmed with my contacts at Gen-Y Hitch that Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099 tow rating is 32000 lb (shear strength) without the reducer sleeve. This hitch pin is designed for use with 2" by 2" and 2-1/2" by 2-1/2" hitches.
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  • Can Gen-Y Hitch Torsion Ball Mount be Used with an Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System
  • I verified with Gen-Y hitch that their torsion ball mounts, like part # 325-GH-1225, can be used with other manufacturer's weight distribution systems, however it isn't the best option. Instead of one of the torsion ball mounts I recommend the Torsion Weight Distribution Shank, part # 325-GH-1202. It's designed specifically for weight distribution systems and will replace the shank on your Equal-i-zer.
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  • Anti-Rattle Sleeve for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch using a 2 Inch Reducer
  • It sounds to me like you looking for an anti-rattle sleeve that will work with the 2-1/2" to 2" reducer sleeve you have on your Class V 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver. For this you will need two sleeve's, one for the 2-1/2" opening using part # 325-GH-063 and one for the 2" opening using part # 325-GH-033. The above anti-rattle sleeve will do a great job of reducing rattle and hitch movement. Each adapter has two hex head set screws which will both tighten the device to the ball mount...
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  • Gen-Y Torsion Ball Mount for a 2017 Ford F-250
  • The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount # 325-GH-1324 is a beast. If your 2017 Ford F-250 has a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening then you will not be disappointed with this ball mount. If you want something that isn't going to break then you will not be disappointed. If you want to be the envy of all your friends then you won't be disappointed. If there is a tougher ball mount out there I haven't seen it. If your truck has a 2 inch receiver opening then I recommend going with # 325-GH-1224. It has...
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  • Recommended Heavy-Duty Trailer Hitch Ball Mount with 10 Inches of Drop
  • It sounds like you need the Gen-Y Adjustable Receiver, part # 325-GH-525. This hitch receiver installs into your existing receiver and has 5 different positions providing different amounts of rise or drop, up to 10 inches. It also has a weight capacity up to 16,000 pounds.
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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2015 Ford F-150 with 3.5L V6 Engine
  • Before you look to add a weight distribution system or suspension enhancements to your 2015 Ford F-150, I recommend further looking into the towing capacity of the vehicle and weight of the trailer. According to the owner's manual of the vehicle, the maximum towing capacity of your truck is 7,600 lbs for the naturally aspirated (NA) 3.5L V6 engine and 12,200 lbs for the turbo charged (EcoBoost) 3.5L V6 engine. You will need to make sure these figures exceed the gross trailer weight (GTW)...
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  • What Size Balls and Mounting Pattern Does Gen-Y Bolt-On 2" Plate # 325-GH-124 Have
  • The two ball sizes of the Gen-Y Bolt-On 2" Adjustable Receiver Plate # 325-GH-124 that you referenced are 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch. The mounting pattern is designed to attach to a mounting plate like the part # C48339 which I attached a dimension picture for.
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System That Works With Gen Y Torsion Hitch On 2001 GMC Sierra
  • Great choice for a heavy-duty hitch! The Gen-Y Torsion line like the 2-Ball Mount - 2 Inch Hitch, Item # 325-GH-1224, or the 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2 Inch Hitch, Item # 325-GH-1324, are just a sample of these rugged hitches. I am attaching a link to our Gen-Y available inventory so that you can pick the right hitch for you and your needs. After picking the best Gen-Y hitch for you, you will need to find the best weight distribution system that works with your towing setup when it is fully...
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  • How to Prevent Hitch Pin Hole Deformity
  • It is not extremely uncommon for the hitch pin hole on a trailer hitch receiver to become oblong after frequent usage. This is usually attributed to frequent back and forth movement of the shank inside the receiver tube opening that in time will deform the hitch pin hole. A good way to prevent or reduce this would be to use an anti-rattle device like part # 325-GH-033. Since the hitch pin hole on your existing trailer hitch has become deformed then I do recommend replacement as the problem...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with Large Drop for Lifted Ram 2500
  • We do have a nice selection of adjustable ball mounts that might work to tow your trailer level with your 2009 Ram that features an 8 inch lift. I first recommend taking a few measurements to see exactly what kind of drop you are needing on the ball mount. Starting with the truck parked on level ground, measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. Then on your trailer, take a measurement from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. The difference in these two measurements...
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  • Can Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank be Used with Husky WD System
  • The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1302 referenced in your question can be used with your existing Husky Weight Distribution System, as it is compatible with any standard system like this one. The heavy-duty rubber torsion flex cords will do definitely great job of reducing or eliminating shock transfer and bounce, which will offer great benefit considering the type of load you are hauling. From the center of the hitch pin hole on the shank, to the center of the adjustment...
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  • Will Gen-Y 2" Adjustable Receiver w Ball Mount # 325-GH-524 Fit 3 inch and 2-1/2 inch Lunette Ring
  • Yes, a 2-1/2 inch and 3 inch diameter lunette ring will fit on the Gen-Y 2" Adjustable Receiver w Ball Mount # 325-GH-524.
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  • Is Gen-Y Torsion Ball Mount Compatible With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems?
  • Yes, you can use a Gen-Y Torsion ball mount such as # 325-GH-1226 with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system though we do not recommend doing so; instead you can replace the shank on your system with the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1202. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go 2018 Airstream Classic 30 plus the weight of any...
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Ball Mount and Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 7,700 lb GVWR
  • The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise # 325-GH-1224 is a great option for a smooth ride when towing. If you are wanting to use it with a weight distribution system it will work together, but that will give you two moving parts which may not give you the feel you are looking for. You would be better off using the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise - 10K # 325-GH-414 with a weight distribution system or using...
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  • Does Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1302 Fit Equal-I-Zer Brand Heads
  • Yes, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1302 that you referenced will work with an Equalizer weight distribution system. I attached a picture that shows an Equal-I-Zer brand head attached to this for you to check out as well.
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  • Best 2 Inch Weight Distribution System for a 2018 XLR Hyperlite 30HDS Toy Hauler
  • If the total tow tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer added to any weight stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle is indeed 1,314 lbs, I recommend using the Gen-Y Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control part # 325-GH-301 which is rated for use with a total tongue weight up to 1,600 lbs. The Gen-Y Weight Distribution System is an excellent option for you and will be one of the only choices you have without upgrading to a 2-1/2"...
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  • Can a Gen-Y Ball Mount be Used to Carry a Cargo Carrier While Flat Towing
  • Actually, a Gen-Y ball mount, like part # 325-GH-314, is a great solution to level your flat tow setup for the Smart car and carry the cargo carrier. In addition to that, the tongue weight won't be a problem because there's virtually no tongue weight when flat towing. So you just need to worry about the cargo carrier and the cargo that's on it. If you need a reducer you can use the Brophy, part # HT02. Another option, that may not be as good but it's worth mentioning, is adding...
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  • Recommendation For Heavy Duty Hitch For 2015 Ford F-150 With 2 Balls - 2 Inches And 2-5/16 Inches
  • We have a great hitch that will work well for you. The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/Stacked Receivers, Item # 325-GH-315, is one of our top-end hitches that is heavy duty and very adjustable. It has a maximum towing weight capacity of 10,000-lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,500-lbs. It has a maximum rise/drop of 10-inches. It comes with two balls: 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch. This Gen-Y hitch ball mount is made in the USA. I also recommend getting the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle...
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount for 4 Place Snowmobile Trailer
  • The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1224 is built very strong but it will be a really nice benefit to towing your heavy snowmobile trailer. It will absorb the shock and allow you to have a smooth ride. It is rated much higher than you 6,000 lb max trailer, but it will do exactly what you are hoping in taking the brunt of rough roads and pot holes versus transferring it directly to your truck frame. This is a heavy adapter, but we have had very positive reviews...
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion Ball Mount for 2017 Ram 3500 Towing Daily
  • For your 2017 Ram 3500, I recommend the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount - 5" Drop/Rise # 325-GH-1224 or the 7-1/2" Drop/rise # 325-GH-1225 depending on the height of your trailer in regards to your trailer hitch receiver. Both are rated for up to 16,000 lbs towing and tongue weights up to 1,700 lbs. These 2 inch stacked receivers are very durable and well made for even commercial grade level applications. If you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, then I recommend the 6" Drop/Rise # 325-GH-1324...
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  • Dimensions of Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Torsion # 325-GH-7061
  • I forwarded your question to Gen-Y and they sent me back the dimension picture that I attached below this message for you to compare to your setup.
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  • Hitch Compatibility with Gen-Y Pintle Mounting Plate 325-GH-068
  • The USA-made Gen-Y Pintle Mounting Plate # 325-GH-068 does not indicate a weight rating since its capacity is greater than any Gen-Y 2-1/2-inch hitch it will be used with. It is not intended for use with other hitches.
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  • What Does Gen-Y Hitch Aluminum Loading Ramps # 325-GH-R72 Weigh
  • For the pair of ramps that come with the # 325-GH-R72 the total weight is 61 lbs.
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  • Is Stabilizer Bar Kit # 325-GH-0100 Needed When Using the Gen-Y Adjustable Receiver # 325-GH-316
  • To address your initial question, yes, if you are using the Gen-Y Adjustable Receiver # 325-GH-316, that has a 12-1/2" rise/drop, then you will need to use the Gen-Y Adjustable Stabilizer Bar Kit # 325-GH-0100. The reason being that the adapter hangs down so low that in order to use the lowest receiver normally and keep the weight capacity of 10,000 lbs requires some extra stability. You will want to ensure that 12" of drop is exactly what you are needing by measuring from level...
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