Originally Posted by bigblockford79
I would think most ball and coupler failures are user error. Forgetting to latch the coupler happens often, and I bet many trailer users have never adjusted the coupler itself. As long as you have quality components and use them properly, you shouldn't have any issues with either style connection.
I have seen multiple ball hitches come off that were secured correctly. I have all the stuff to build a trailer and I am putting a pintle on it.