Many of the small cars have a great capacity of towing 2,000 pounds safely, in which the full-size vans and trucks offer the ability to tow 10,000 pounds. However, many times we fail to notice this amazing truth of the small cars. There are different types of classes of weight distributing and weight carrying hitches, balls, and receivers. These are critically important when you make your vehicle to get ready to tow your new four-wheeler or the trailer to the dock. Here are the basic 5 important things to choose the correct ball mounts.
Ball mounts are one of the important products in the towing industry and it acts as a key item within the CURT product line. The necessary technology is invested to produce the full line of strong and attractive ball mounts. This will ensure that they are a step ahead when compared to others. Most of the CURT ball mounts are CNC –formed and they are robotically welded for the utmost accuracy and clear weld lines are possible. After the construction, the ball mounts undergo a mechanical descaling process which will create a perfect surface for the application of highly durable Bonderite® coating and for the powder coat finish. These two coats work together to form a protective surface that will protect against the rust, UV protection, and chip.
Choosing the ball mount
In order to safely tow the trailer, there must be a level as possible as that will decrease the strain on the coordination between the trailers and bumpers. You can easily match up with a drop or with the rise hitch.
Classes of the ball mounts and the trailers
The classes of the ball mounts and the trailers are determined according to the maximum gross weight of the trailer and minimum tongue weight. The class l trailer is used for the light duty and this includes the trailers up to 2,000 lbs. this is equal to the weight of the four wheeler or two motorcycles. The medium duty class II trailers include up to 3,500 IBS and this would comprise small to medium boat. The class III and class IV heavy duty trailers include up to 7,500 Ibs and it is a large trailer. The highest class V, it is an extra duty trailer which includes the farm equipment and machinery that weight up to 10,000 lbs.
Check the owner’s manual
Checking the owner manual is the best option for determining what you need exactly. In the owner’s manual, you can learn about the classes rated about the vehicle. You can even know the recommended hitches and the gross trailer weights through the owner manual.
Details of the Hitch Balls
The solid steel material is used in manufacturing the hitch balls and it is available in various sizes and finishes. This could comply with all the safety precautions and regulations.
Measuring the Hitch Balls
There are many different types of measurements in the hitch ball that you need to know when you decide to purchase the hitch balls and the mount setup. That includes the diameter of the ball, shank, and the length of the shank.