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Curt Pintle Hitch - Pintle Hook - Ball Combo - C48012 Review

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Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt pintle hook with a 2 and 5/16th inch ball. The pintle hook and hitch ball combo is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch, and then the pintle hook is going to the lunette ring coupler. Then, you can use the hitch ball to connect to a standard ball coupler. The unit's made from a strong, forged steel construction. It's going to have rust resistant finishes, so here, on the shank, and then the pintle area, the combo area, that's going to have a nice, high gloss, black, powder coat finish.

Highly resistant towards rust and corrosion. It's going to keep its nice look for a long time. Then, the hitch ball, that's going to be steel. That's going to be chrome plated, as well, so that's going to be resistant towards rust and corrosion, and it's going to look nice. It's going to have that nice shine to it. Here, up top, we're going to have the tethered safety pin.

This is included for the pintle hook, so if you want to raise this up when you're connecting your lunette ring, or when you just want to use it as the 2 and 5/16th inch ball, pull that out. What I mean by tethered, is it has a nice little cable that keeps it connected, so you don't have to worry about misplacing it, or losing it. Lift up on this t-lever here, and then pull back on the unit. It's going to snap into position, at this point, to keep it in the open position. You can reinstall the pin, and keep it in the open position.

That way, you can use this with your standard ball coupler, and you can go ahead, and connect your lunette ring if you want to use it for a lunette ring coupler. To bring it back down, simply remove the pin, lift the unit back to where it sits on top of the hitch ball. Always secure it in either position with that included safety pin. If you get this secured inside of your hitch, it does require a hitch pin and clip, or a hitch lock. Those items are sold separately. If you're in need of one, you can find them right here at

The pin hole diameter here on the shank is going to measure 5/8ths of an inch. This is designed for a 2 and 1/2 inch by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It's going to fit lunette ring couplers with a minimum inner diameter of 2 and 1/2 inches. The ball size on the unit is 2 and 5/16ths of an inch. It's going to have a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. Few measurements that I want to go over with you, real quick. We're going to take a look at the overall length. Measuring from very back to very front, this is going to give us a measurement. Looks to measure right around 15 inches long. The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the pintle hook, so measuring to the center of the open area, that's going to give us a measurement of about 9 and 1/2 inches. The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, that looks like it's going to measure about 11 and 1/4 inches long. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt pintle hook with a 2 and 5/16th inch hitch ball.

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