Trucks & Trailers - Convert-A-Ball Cusioned Ball Mounts
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02-25-2011, 05:49 AM
Can anyone provide any feedback on them?
They are supposed to cusion the jarring motion at start/stop.
My concern is the movement of the ball mount inside the receiver may cause internal wear on the receiver making it "sloppy" when using a fixed ball mount at a later time.
02-25-2011, 07:09 AM
I bought one just a few weeks ago, but have only towed with it a couple times. I bought it because it was the only ball mount I could find that had a 1" hole and was rated for higher than 6k lbs. I could definitely tell when it was compressing under start/stop conditions and over some large bumps at highway speeds. Looking at it, I estimate that it has 3/4" of travel each way.I don't know if you have held one, but while it is still hollow square channel, it is MUCH thicker walled and heavier construction than the typical 5-6k starter mounts. It works as advertised and I am quite happy with it.
Towing light, utility trailers, you still get some rattling of the mount within the receiver. My next addition will be one of these: http://www.cabelas.com/hitches-ball-mount-accessories-anti-rattle-hitch-bracket-2.shtml, but this might clamp the receiver too tight preventing it from compressing in and out as designed?
02-25-2011, 07:31 AM
I have used one for the past 3 years. Very nice set up. I really can't tell the difference in the cushion part I don't ever feel the mount move just my surge brakes. I know that it is rate for 10,000 pound and the changing of the balls is very easy. I have towed over 4000 miles with this set up and would recommend it it your rig weights in under the max weight. Hope this helps.