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Curt 3500lb Chrome Hitch Ball Review

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Review of the Curt 3500lb Chrome Hitch Ball


Hello neighbors, it's Brad here at etrailer. And today we're taking a look at the Curt 1 7/8 Inch Ball. Now this is with a One Inch Diameter Shank. Now this steel ball is gonna be a sturdy, great option for a trailer with a 1 7/8 inch coupler. Now it also has the one inch diameter. So when shopping for your ball mount, make sure that you are getting one with a one inch opening so it matches the diameter of the shank.

The shank length on this is 2 1/8 inch. So you also wanna make sure that it's going to have threads sticking out when you tighten up your ball to your ball mount. Speaking of tightening up the ball mount, it's gonna be important when you install this, which is pretty easy, to torque this to the proper specs. Now you can see this does include the nut and the lock washer here. You're simply going to put a wrench on this nice flat slotted part, and then tighten this down with a torque wrench to the proper specifications that the manufacturer recommends.

Now, it's very important to torque this down with the torque wrench. That way it's not too tight or too loose when towing. So if you don't have a torque wrench, we'll sell those here at etrailer, or you can rent one at an auto parts store, generally. But it's very important that you have this torqued properly And that way you know, that this isn't going to wobble loose when you're towing something. Now the steel construction has a nice chrome finish on it.

So it looks really good. Now, sometimes when you hook up to your trailer, it's good to put a little bit of grease here, and that's going to maintain that chrome appearance for a long time. Now, as far as the weight rating goes, this is good for 3,500 pounds, which is a decent amount of weight. So before hooking up to your trailer and towing, you're also gonna wanna make sure that the rest of components are up to snuff with that weight rating. And that includes your ball mount, your hitch, and also your vehicle.

Now you wanna take the lowest number out of all of those and stick with that when towing and that way you're not overdoing it. And that was a look at the Curt 1 7/8 Inch Ball with the One Inch Diameter Shank. Thanks for watching..


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