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Posted: 02/11/21 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ever get confused as to which ball receiver to to which trailer?

I tow multiple trailers (not all as once lol) , two with 2" and two with 2-5/16" couplers. Decided to spray paint the 2" ball receiver with Red and White on the 2-5/16". I also painted the trailer's coupler accordingly to match the sized ball receiver. Now there's no mistaking which receiver is used to which trailer. Just thought I'd share.

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Posted: 02/11/21 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I marked the tongue of each trailer with the Ball size. Giant Sharpie!
Color coding is OK But can you remember what color is what?


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That sounds like a good plan to me. I don't have that problem right now but I will keep the solution in mind, unless I forget that too.

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Wondering how many tow with the wrong size ball. Very common IMO.


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Posted: 02/11/21 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

Color coding is OK But can you remember what color is what?


I think it's like garanamals. If the trailer tongue and the hitch ball colors match, the size matches.


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Hmmm I had a couple of 2" trailers that needed different drops, a 1 7/8" different drop yet. A 2 5/16", along with a pintle hitch.
I never had any issues.
Did I mention four different rigs might pull any of the trailers. Some needed different drop it rise for that tow rig........

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If you need to mark them for whatever reason needed to not confuse them, it’s a great idea.
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Silver sharpies come in real handy for marking dark items.


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Hmm, maybe you and your wife should spray paint your feet so as to not get your shoes mixed up.[emoticon]


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I pull more than 1 trailer, and no 2 use same drop/ball size. I lock the ball in coupler when I store the trailer. This has the added advantage of when I pull the ball out of coupler to put mount in receiver, I'm sure the coupler is open to accept the ball when I hook up. Less chance of closing above the ball.

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