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Old 07-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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U Haul ball size and height ???

What size ball do I need to go get my new camper and how high off the ground should the bottom of the ball be? I would hate to get there and have the wrong coupler. The town they live in is very small with no store for 30 miles plus it will be Sunday when I get there.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Kirkman,

I think it is a 2" ball, however wait until the guys pipe in to be sure. I am not sure.

Don't forget that there is a website for uhauls, uhaulcamper.com. I hope that it is open for searching for newbies. There is a lot of information there too. This site is more active for Uhauls, but the historical stuff on uhaulcamper is invaluable.

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Pick up an adjustable (Part that inserts into the receiver hitch) and purchase a universal ball assembly (It screws down to the part above and has 3 balls (1 for each size) then you will B ready to tow any trailer.

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I got this one @ Harbor Freight for 29.95. its a 2" receiver so I don't know if you have a smaller hitch.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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My Uhaul takes a 2" ball. But I read somewhere once that they can also be adjusted to take a 1 7/8" but never tested it.
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My Ranchero and Voyager have the top of the ball at 17" and tow it pretty much level.
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Thanks so much guys! You all are the greatest!!!!!!!!
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The tow height is between 17 and 18 inches to the top of the ball for my U-haul as well. The empty tongue weight on the U-haul is considerably more than my Boler was - you had to be pretty careful on how you packed the Boler to keep the tongue from being too light - don't think that will be a problem with the U-haul.
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What size ball do I need to go get my new camper and how high off the ground should the bottom of the ball be? I would hate to get there and have the wrong coupler. The town they live in is very small with no store for 30 miles plus it will be Sunday when I get there.
I bought this convert-a-ball set at U-haul, and keep it in the Kia. You never know when there's something to tow! It comes with both size balls, and only the shank is permanently installed on the drawbar.
Do note that the shank size is 1"- you must make sure that's compatible with your drawbar!
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Thanks all of you!!!!! I bought a ball and I am on my way to go get it tomorrow AM!
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where is the camper you bought? was it the one advertised in mass?
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Bruce...Yes it is.
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Congrats! You might want to get something to cover that ball too. We finally did after barking our shins ll the time.

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