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How to Measure Your Ballmount and Trailer Ball?

Written by hitchweb Team
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 — 4 Comments

Not sure which trailer hitch ball or ballmount is right for you? Here are a few helpful point to know how to measure a ballmount or trailer ball.


Trailer Hitch Ball

The diagram below illustrates some key measurements for a trailer hitch ball:

  • Ball Diameter
  • Shank Length
  • Shank Diameter
  • railer Hitch Ball Load Rating

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Just like a trailer hitch ball, here are a few points to know how to measure the Ball Mount (sometimes called drop hitch) that's right for you.

  • Ballmount Rise
  • Ballmount Length
  • Ballmount Drop

Buy a BallmountHow to measure a trailer ball and ballmount

Of course if there's any doubt or confusion, we're always available to help find what you're looking for.. Just call us at 800.300.4067

-hitchweb Team-

Posted in Towing 101


Hitchweb Team
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hello Michael, selecting a ballmount will depend on the amount of rise or drop you require for your hitch. You will find all of our ballmounts in our ballmount search category here; For your hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver, select the 1-1/4" ballmounts by receiver size.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hello, I chose one trailer hitch no 36520, class 2 with receiver 1.25" for Honda CR-V 2014, which number of trailer hitch ballmount you advise to me. Thank you
Hitchweb Team
Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello Jack, A Weight Distribution system will take trailer ball with an 1-1/4" shank diameter . The size of the trailer ball depends on your coupler. Please click on our Trailer Ball category, and use the filter to select the correct trailer ball.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hi, i am looking to buy the weight distribution system Curt 17330 and i wild like to know wich ball go with that system Thanks

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