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Old 03-13-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Which hitch ball

We are getting ready to pick up our new travel trailer in a couple weeks and I'm trying to prepare for it. We've bought a 2015 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264BHW. I also ordered a Blue Ox WDH (BXW1000) with a 1000 Pound weight as recommended by the dealer but I bought it somewhere else because of the cheaper price.

I am new to the camping world and not sure which hitch ball to order. They have them at the dealership but they are like $45. Is that a normal price for a 2 5/16 ball? I know I recently bought around a 2 inch ball last year to tow a U-Haul trailer and it was $10.

I also see some with risers built into the ball, will I need that or just get a regular ball? Any information would be great! Thank you

Links to the correct ball are a added bonus!

-Jim
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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well I don't know what you mean risers built in to the ball most 2 5/16 balls are generally the same except the shank you need to figure out what size the hole is on the hitch and match the shank to it
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The hitch fits a 1 1/4 inch shank if I remember correctly
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https://www.etrailer.com/p-C40087.html it says it takes a 1 1/4 inch shank this one is a 2 inch rise ... they also sell one with a 1 inch rise
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How do I know if I will need a rise or not?
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It would be hard to say until you get the unit .. typically the wdh has adjutment up and down to set height but i think the rise wpuld be so the tongue of the camper doent hit the wdh in tight turns... my tongue has the ball receiver mounted at the bottom so it doesnt effect mine
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