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Curt Chrome 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball Review

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Review of the Curt Chrome 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball

Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the CURT Trailer Ball. So this one's gonna be a 2 5/16 inch ball. It's gonna have a capacity of 20,000 pounds. So we do want to match this up with a ball mount that's gonna be able to carry at least that much. So with this ball mount, it's about 21,000 pounds. So we are limiting our ball mount by 1,000, but that's not necessarily a huge deal.

But if you did need to grab a ball mount, just make sure it kinda lines up, 'cause you do need to piece these things together just to make sure that they're all gonna work together. Might as well not limit yourself from right off the bat. Another thing to think about is which ball mount you're gonna pick, but also the thickness. So we wanna make sure that we're gonna have a platform that's at least 3 1/8 of an inch thick. So this one's totally fine.

And then looking down at the shank, we do need to make sure that the hole is going to be an inch and 1/4 in diameter, because that is the diameter of the shank of the ball. Let me take this off real quick. There we go. So as you can see up top there's hardly any play. We really want to line this up and make sure it's the same size, just because if it's any bigger, the shank, it's not going to put the ball mount and any smaller, there's going to be a lot more play.

And we really don't want that. Especially with these really heavy duty balls. We wanna make sure they are nice and snug in there just so we don't have any issues whenever we go down the road. So if you we're to upgrade with a trailer ball, I guess you could get one that's forged and machined out of one single piece of steel. This one's made of steel.

It's gonna be plenty strong, but it has a Chrome finish. The other one's just going to be a little bit stronger. But I really don't think that really matters a whole lot. One thing I would pick up is some grease for this just because there's a lot of grinding action that goes on. And with that grease, we carry here at etrailer, it's just gonna keep this finish looking nice for a little bit longer. When it comes to trailer balls, there's some that are gonna give you an inch or two in rise, so the ball itself will give you a rise. If that's something that you're interested in, you can get that here at etrailer. But this is just your standard 2 5/16 inch ball. And that's basically it for our look at the CURT 2 5/16 inch Trailer Ball..

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