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Old 07-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Beachcomer hitch size

Hello, I have a 79 Beachcomer, what ball size should I use on my trailer hitch? Thanks

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Hello, I have a 79 Beachcomer, what ball size should I use on my trailer hitch? Thanks

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That's easy, what size is on your trailer?????
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The ball size is normally (probably always) stamped right into the top of the coupler on the trailer... just read it and use that size. North American balls are all 1-7/8", 2", 2-5/16", or (rarely) 3", and for a trailer the size of a Beachcomber it will almost certainly be 1-7/8" or 2". If a 2" ball fits in, that's probably the size; if it won't, it's probably 1-7/8"... but again, to be sure read the markings.

Markings are often obscured by paint, so some paint stripper might be called for.

It might seem like there should be a ready answer, but trailer components can change from year to year, or even day to day, so there is no way to be sure what was used on a particular brand in a particular year. Couplers are also replaced when they wear our or are damaged (or if the owner just prefers a different style), so even if we knew what it came with, we couldn't be sure what it has now.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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Thank you all. I checked the hitch and theres no markings. I have both sizes ball, the 2" ball those fit so I will use that one. but I will use paint remover and see if there isn't a size under many years os paint. Happy Camping.

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