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Make sure to check the ball size and hitch size are the same first. Other then that yes, it just means the ball can withstand less weight then the receiver hitch.

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Q: Can a class 2 ball mount be used with a class 3 receiver hitch?
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True or false A Class II ball mount can be used with a Class III receiver hitch?


Can a Class II ball mount can be used with a Class III receiver hitch.?

No ... the ball diameter (and subsequent nut and fitting) are smaller on Class II.

Can a Class II ball mount be used with a Class III receiver hitch?

No ... the ball diameter (and subsequent nut and fitting) are smaller on Class II.

What is the towing capacity of a 2001 Tacoma truck?

3000 lbs on the bumper ball mount or 5000 on an actual receiver hitch that mounts to the frame.

How do you install a drop hitch on a 2004 dodge ram 1500?

Install a receiver on the truck and then purchase a drop hitch of your choice. Receiver will cost you around $125 and the drop hitch around $35 with ball. A receiver type hitch is the only way to go. Towing off the bumper is a bad idea.

Is it illegal to drive with a hitch on your vehicle?

It is not illegal to drive with the draw bar or a ball mount still in the hitch receiver. They do not stick out far enough to require you to put a red flag on them. It is might prove to be dangerous for your shins if you forget it is there and are putting something in the trunk or in the rear hatch of your vehicle.

What is the class of a hitch?

It is a class/rating given that lets you know how much the hitch can safely tow. class I - up t0 2,000lbs. class II - up to 3,500lbs. class III - up to 5,000lbs. class IV - up to 10,000lbs. All hitches will say the max tongue/tow amount. Tongue wt. is the vertical load on the hitch normally 10%, Example a 5,000 class 3 usually has a tongue wieght of 500lbs. Other factors are the rating of the drawbar, the mount that goes into the hitch and the ball/ball size. Ball sizes are 1 7/8, 2 and 2 5/16 inches A weight distributing hitch is a special drawbar that has spring steel arms that attach to the trailer being towed to control swaybar/loads on the hitch/ball and allows for a higher capacity, avail. on certain hitches. ALL VEHICLES, have a max load recommended by the manufacturer and should be followed for safe towing.

What size hardware is required to install an after sales market trailer hitch on a 2003 liberty?

If your jeep does not have a factory trailer hitch installed then you would look one up online, in a catalog, or go to a hitch dealer, and find one make for your jeep. If you have the factory hitch receiver then you are most likely looking for what is called a ball mount. My 2003 liberty with factory hitch receiver requires a 2 inch ball mount. That's the outside size of the square tubing. You will also need the 'ball' itself. The size required is determined by the 'hitch' on the trailer or device being towed. 1-7/8 and 2 inch balls are common sizes. You may also need a T-One adaptor to hook up the trailer lighting. Anyone competent at Napa, AutoZone, CarQuest, etc. should be able to help you out if you need a personalized touch.

Which type of trailer hitch is best suited for a boat weighing less that 2000 pounds?

Use a Class III ball hitch (2" ball) as a minimum.

Buying Trailer Hitches Retail and Choosing the Right Hitch?

When buying trailer hitches retail, it's important to make sure that the hitch you buy meets or exceeds the weight that you intend to tow. Hitches that are rated for 10000 pounds for example should not be used to tow 20000 pounds. A class 1 receiver hitch is rated for up to 2000 pounds whereas a class 2 receiver hitch is rated for 3500 pounds. These classes continue to up class 5 which is rated for 12000 pounds. After that point, there are Extra Duty hitches which are rated for up to 15000 pounds and Industrial Duty which are rated for up to 18000 pounds. The hitch that you choose will also depend on the vehicle you intend to mount it to. It is not practical to mount an Industrial Duty hitch to a passenger car for example. The car itself is not likely to be able to haul that much weight in the first place. These larger hitches are intended for larger trucks which are capable of hauling larger loads. When choosing your hitch, you will want to consult with experienced sales personnel that are educated in what hitches will what best for what you are planning to do. While some people may wish to purchase a larger hitch than is needed for their task, this is not always practical. The larger hitch may create too much drag on your vehicle, causing problems with the tow as well as mechanical failure of the transmission and/or engine. It is best to purchase the hitch that is intended for the task at hand. In addition to purchasing the right hitch, it's important to have the proper sized ball for the hitch. Many people owned several different sizes as different trailers and equipment have different sized receptors for the ball to fit into. Generally, the larger the item, the larger sized receptor it will have. For example, a small trailer which is intended for small projects will likely require a 1 1/8 ball whereas a snowmobile trailer may require a 2 ball. The hitches have the ability to have the ball removed and replaced with a different size. Therefore there's no reason to purchase a different hitch for each project, just a different sized ball.

How do you determine trailer hitch height?

First, set the trailer you're towing on level ground...if you have a jack stand w/wheel combination that'd be great! Level the trailer by either using a small level on a central part of the trailer and make adjustments to the level by winding your jack up/down. (It ain't rocket science, so you could eyeball it by standing a good distance from the side.) Measure the distance from the ground to the top of the "ball mount" on the trailer. The Highlander, is essentially a Camry with a SUV body, so your weight/towing limits are modest, compared to a truck for instance. So, what I'm getting at, is the chances are your trailer is under 150# hitch weight...The Highlander shouldn't "squat" too badly when you put the trailer on. Determine where your hitch is located...(I doubt Highlanders have bumper-mounting capabilities, so I'll take a guess and say you have a Class I - perhaps Class II). Measure the distance from the top of the inside of the "receiver" section (where the hitch goes) to the ground. Subtract trailer height from your Highlander measure. That should give you a ballpark measure of between 2-5". Determine your ball size (it's stamped on the tongue of the trailer). Next, GO SHOPPING! I recommend "Wally World", they're more apt to give you money back on mistakes! Buy the measured "drop", if any. Obtain a locking pin or hitch pin and cotter key that fits the hole in the receiver shaft and grab the right size ball as well...Make sure your receiver size is correct! (You'll need a LARGE crescent wrench to mount the ball.) Place the hitch into the receiver and mount the ball and make sure the washers are put on the bolt out of the bottom of the ball in the same order as packaged. Using the receiver as your vise tighten the nut below the ball, hand tight...There's absolutely NO NEED TO BREAK THE WRENCH TIGHTENING THE NUT. If you have any more questions write again. P.S. practice mounting/dismounting the trailer and it's operation in a large open parking lot...If you have someone to help spot the hitch as you back up to the trailer it helps alot. On the tow vehicle, 18" to 20" from the ground to the top of the ball usually puts you in the ball park.

Is it legal to keep your trailer hitch attached to your truck when your not pulling a trailer in New Jersey?

Is it legal to keep your trailer hitch attached to your truck when your not pulling a trailer in New jersey?