Trucks & Trailers - Ball Hitch for 12000 lbs

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joemat
03-08-2011, 09:32 AM
For you guy's towing more than 10,000 lbs, can you recommend a ball hitch manufacturer and a place to get them.

Most ball hitches in any local store are rated for 10,000 lbs or under. I will be towing just over 11,000 lbs.

Thanks


patrickg
03-08-2011, 09:34 AM
U-haul sells class V hitches for 3/4 ton and larger trucks. Most local truck accessory stores carry them.

joemat
03-08-2011, 01:04 PM
U-haul sells class V hitches for 3/4 ton and larger trucks. Most local truck accessory stores carry them.

But most of those are not ball hitches that are required for a boat trailer. I went to three very large truck accessory stores and for ball mounts they limited out at 10,000 lbs. They had other hitch types for heavy equipment trailers etc.


Jonboater
03-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Whats it going on?

deepbluedreamer
03-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Check out RV dealers. They usually have a broader selection for higher capacities.

Goin' Deep
03-08-2011, 01:34 PM
I don't know if you will find a 2" draw bar rated at 12k (assuming you need the drawbar, not just a 12k rated ball), but the link below has 2 1/2" square drawbars that are rated at 12k.

I suggest you do a yahoo or google search for : "12,000lb trailer ball" or "12,000lb drawbar", as they are out there. Obviously, solid, heavy drawbars, not like the hollow ones rated at 3,000lbs.

LINK:
http://hitchsales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=2_1-2_Inch_Hitch_Bars

Good luck! -GD

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InTheNet
03-08-2011, 01:39 PM
I have a Putnam class V ball and mount. It is a 2 " 12,000#

someday I will learn how to post a link but you can google class V hitch

bsauer
03-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Never mind. Go to Reese

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/default.aspx

JRussell
03-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Curt sells 2 5/16" balls that are rated up to 30K lbs. I doubt you can find a receiver mount or receiver hitch that's rated anywhere near that high, but if you get a solid 2" receiver ball mount you can find them rated up to 12K-15K lbs.

http://www.curtmfg.com/index.cfm?event=prodetail&id=155&categoryid=48

Cajun Martini
03-08-2011, 02:03 PM
I actually just had a phone conversation about this with the trailer/towing supplier in my area about 2 hours ago. Just got a 2011 F350 and wanted to maximize the towing ability of the 2 1/2 inch hitch. They ordered an 18,000 lbs draw bar. It looked like I was going to have to settle for a 12,000 lbs ball, but he found another one (not stainless) that was rated heavier, 15,000 lbs, I think. I thought no reason to make the ball the weak link, so we're going with that and they'll paint it to help minimize the rust problem. I won't leave it mounted in my truck unless heavy-towing, anyway.

Cajun Martini
03-08-2011, 02:10 PM
Correct that; it's a Curt raw ball that I'm getting. 25,000 lbs capacity.

joemat
03-08-2011, 02:33 PM
Thanks guy's. Thats what I was looking for. :tht_rulez:
:thumbsup:

Red Sky
03-09-2011, 05:57 AM
etrailer.com carries all kinds of ball mounts in the super heavy duty range. They have balls from Curt, Reese etc. Very good prices as well.

fishman 77
03-09-2011, 07:12 AM
Northern Tool has ball mounts rated at 20,000lbs

kerno
03-09-2011, 07:37 AM
I bought one of these aluminum 14,000 pound draw bars. It looks good, works great and is much easier to install and remove than the steel ones. I don't know how they can make 'em for $37.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DT-Aluminum-Hitch-Bar-Ball-Mount-w-2-Drop-14K-1-hole-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3f07d8c3cdQQitemZ27071 4586061QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

patrickg
03-09-2011, 05:05 PM
But most of those are not ball hitches that are required for a boat trailer. I went to three very large truck accessory stores and for ball mounts they limited out at 10,000 lbs. They had other hitch types for heavy equipment trailers etc.


Maybe I misunderstood the question. There are receivers, drawbars, and balls. Uhaul and decent truck accessory stores carry Class V receivers rated for 15,000 pounds. Class III receivers typically only go up to about 10,000 pounds. It depends on your truck. Many good stores will not offer a 15,000 pound hitch for a truck with a maximum tow rating of 10,000 pounds.

3835019
03-09-2011, 06:12 PM
I love my shuck hitch

http://www.schuckhitches.com/

warthog34
03-10-2011, 07:19 PM
http://www.reese-hitches.com/product_categories/hitch_balls

gbeard
03-12-2011, 07:54 AM
For some reason, I have always felt more comfortable towing heavy with the one piece bars instead of the welded version even though they have the same rating.

floridafishermen11
03-12-2011, 12:22 PM
http://www.reeseprod.com/content/products.aspx?lvl=2&parentid=1100&catID=1140%20&part=0

went with that 18000 lbs ball mount and I believe my ball is rated for 30k, Ill have to double check, if not 30 then 20k. Its over kill but I like it that way, towing about 14k or so.



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