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How big are your balls?

4411 Views 33 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  Interstater
After doing the trailer hitch for my bike I realized one thing I still needed was a nice shinny ball. Well I'm semi confused. I ended up just buying a 1 7/8 ball for the bike but is there really a reason for the different ball sizes? Not really talking about 3 inch but 1 7/8 and 2 inch is very close?

In the long run I figured $7 for a ball or two isn't as bad as the price of the attachment.
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'normal load' trailer (class I or II) usually has 1-7/8" balls - the more heavy duty trailers would be 2" or larger.

If I were you, Stick with what you know!... Small balls are better!
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First off, it cracks me up to see guys like you and Sarnia labeled as "newbie". Second, did you post pictures of your trailer attachment? I missed it if you did, what are you going to be towing? My toyota has a 1 7/8 ball on it, that was what I used to tow my CX home back when I first got it, should be good for any load you'd be pulling.

Thanks for the thought, I was chatting with BS tonight about exactly that. I think I was over 2,700 posts, and he was onto his 2nd or 3rd identity which goes up to 5,000 posts!
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