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Old 06-25-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Is there a standard ball size for Pop ups ?

I'm looking to buy a tent, so i started by going to uhaul and installing a hitch .
I also have a 2" ball.

but then i've seen some tents are 1 7/8 "
should i get another ball before i go shopping ?
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
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Don't believe there is a standard size on tent trailers , size changes as the trailer weight increases, or the newer trailers have the larger size , so grab both if your worried , leave it in the package and keep the receipt , return if un-used.
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:33 PM   #3
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Shop first. When you figure out what PUP you want, The dealer will sell you the right size ball (make sure it's the right size)

Option 2.. there is a "Convert-a-hitch" ball.. You get 2 or 3 balls and a Pin,, You put whatever ball you need on the pin.. I do not recomend it because.. Well a solid ball is stronger, but it exists, Good for folks who have multiple trailers.. And if you have a 2" receiver on the tow vehicle... There is a 3-sided hitch adapter.. You put in in so the ball you need is UP. Now that one I like. I believe Wal*Mart caries it. Among other places. But only if you tow multiple trailers with different hitches.

Buy Trailer, buy ball at same time,, Consider sway control if you do not have load equalizing hitch. (With a PUP you should not)
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:37 PM   #4
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Buy Trailer, buy ball at same time,, Consider sway control if you do not have load equalizing hitch. (With a PUP you should not)
WAIT
do you mean i shouldn't have load eq. or sway.
or both.
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I think he means you probably won't have a weight equalizing hitch. I've had two pop-ups and a big travel trailer, and only the TT had a weight equalizing hitch. These are big, relatively complicated affairs with heavy metal bars connected with chains to distribute the tongue weight of the trailer to the tow vehicle better. Bottom line, don't worry, your pop-up won't have them.

For that matter, I didn't have a sway control on either pop-up either. I don't think they're necessary for a relatively low-profile trailer like a pop-up. I would recommend trailer brakes (they're mandatory in some states) unless you have a very large, heavy tow vehicle like a full size pick-up.

New generation brake controllers are cheap, easy to install and many hook up with a simple plug-and-play wire harness. Your dealer will take care of all that (for a price , of course).

Don't worry about a ball until you get to the point of buying a trailer.
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