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Old 04-07-2013, 08:53 PM
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how much play in the sleeves?
rating on the ball its self?
personally i'd probably add 1 maybe 2 bolts to the drop.
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in the drop there is no play in the sleeve and the ball is 6000lbs rating but my trailer is doing max 5k .. and the drop have 2 bolt (i didnt put in the pic ) so i should put more?
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for the pulling I do i'd put a 3rd on in for sure, but I pull from 7500-10000+ off of mine. so if there isn't much play and your only pulling 5000 and the ball is 6000 you should be fine
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Well....you always got the safety chains, lol , actually with that grade of bolts, you shouldn't be too bad off.
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valid point! you'll be fine
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hahaha i just want to make sure since the trailer have all my racing equipement... it would be desastrous if something happened !!

What take all the force on a hitch like that? from accelerating and brake (the lower bar ) or from up and down? )
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You may be OK. The ball is only rated 6k, and you say you tow 5k.

Well, you probably weakened the ball/shank some when you welded it on, as it was designed and rated for being bolted on, not welded.
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ok you guys scared me .. i just ordered a RAPID HITCH ADJUSTABLE ALUMINUM BALLMOUNT 10" DROP .. rated 10k ...
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True i forgot about that. Yes your ball probably lost some strength by being welded. But i'd still feel safe with only 5k behind on a 6k ball
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As long as the bolts & nuts are at least Grade 8, you should not have any issues
i wouldn't trust Grade 5 & Grade 2 or 3 is a joke

Grade 8 bolts have 6 radial lines on top of the bolt head
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