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Old December 18th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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http://www.4wd.com/newsite/shop/prod...el=tj&pid=3411
Looks like a nice Unit but according to 4wheelDrive hardward.. its only offered with a 1 7/8" and 2" ball.. i'd like to also get a 2 5/16" ball option.. i cant find anything on the product on the manufactures wesbite either... http://www.andersontrailers.com/
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given that it made of alluminum its probably not rated high enough for the class IV rating that you would need for a 2 5/16" ball
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Old December 18th, 2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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looks like a shitty soon to be really sloppy hitch
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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given that it made of alluminum its probably not rated high enough for the class IV rating that you would need for a 2 5/16" ball
if you go to the site.. u'd know that its made of some special aluminum or treated somehow.. that's stronger than steel
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Aluminum is not stronger than steel, no matter what. Depends on what type of steel, but even heat treated and aged aluminum does not have the tensile strength that even low grade carbon steel has. For what the price of that thing is...almost 200 bucks. It would be easier just to buy a few different tow bars and balls with the sizes you need.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #6
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if you go to the site.. u'd know that its made of some special aluminum or treated somehow.. that's stronger than steel
Take a Materials Class
who would spend $190 on a hitch:miff:
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who would spend $190 on a hitch:miff:
LOL see my above post Jay.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #8
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Aluminum is not stronger than steel, no matter what.
Unless your talking per weight...
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...7&autoview=sku

I picked one of these up at Meijer for about $45. Fully adjustable even with the trailer attached. Flip the ball over for even more range. Seems to work well.
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Unless your talking per weight...
True, but aluminum is less than half the density of steel.
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Google search for rapid hitch, there are a ton of them out there.

http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/hitch-accessories.html

http://hitchsolutions.com/rapidhitch.html

Double ball features reversible 2" and 2 5/16" balls. 10,000 lb. Trailer GVWR and 1,500 lb. Tongue weight.

I personally would probably not run one, but It definatly would not be sold by just about every trailer accessories shop if it was strong enough to be used.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #12
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Aluminum is not stronger than steel, no matter what. Depends on what type of steel, but even heat treated and aged aluminum does not have the tensile strength that even low grade carbon steel has. For what the price of that thing is...almost 200 bucks. It would be easier just to buy a few different tow bars and balls with the sizes you need.
I'm just going by what i read in the description of the product ASSWHIPE !
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Old December 20th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #13
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...7&autoview=sku

I picked one of these up at Meijer for about $45. Fully adjustable even with the trailer attached. Flip the ball over for even more range. Seems to work well.
how do you like it?? i've been thinkin about one of those.. but they dont seem very strong...
What are they rated at ? edit: just found it.. "Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs): 5,000" i think ill pass on that.. the 10,000 seems more appealing to me..
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how do you like it?? i've been thinkin about one of those.. but they dont seem very strong...
What are they rated at ? edit: just found it.. "Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs): 5,000" i think ill pass on that.. the 10,000 seems more appealing to me..
I didn't need a very heavy duty set-up for the rear hitch. If I need anything big, I just do this:

http://www.turnoverball.com/turnover/pics.htm

That's good for 30,000 lbs.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 01:16 AM   #15
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I didn't need a very heavy duty set-up for the rear hitch. If I need anything big, I just do this:

http://www.turnoverball.com/turnover/pics.htm

That's good for 30,000 lbs.
Well that's great if u tow Gooseneck... But im lookin at Bumper pull products mainly... oh well ill just keep lookin...
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