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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

I have the grill in the first pic. great when we go camping with the motorhome. Hang it on the back of the car in tow and no need to take up valuable space to store it during the trip.
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

how much was it?
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

I never got a response on another towing thread here so here it is again:

Anyone tried using a "cushioned" ball mount? I have read some good reviews and supposedly quiets the ride a lot from all the banging and whatnot if there is any play in the ball mount/pin area, and when starting and stopping. Anyone have one?
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

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I never got a response on another towing thread here so here it is again:

Anyone tried using a "cushioned" ball mount? I have read some good reviews and supposedly quiets the ride a lot from all the banging and whatnot if there is any play in the ball mount/pin area, and when starting and stopping. Anyone have one?

+1 it would be nice to quiet things down. I've thought about it, but always punt as it looks like the cushion material would just get ground down by normal use and you'd be back where you started. Normal use typically turns the chromed ball into a rusted, scratched ball.

Edit: My bad, if you're referring to the spacers that tighten the mount between the female hitch receiver and male ball mount, then yes, they work reasonably well.
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

sorry don't have one. they sell spacers to put in there so there is no rattle. check etrailer.com they sell them there
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

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how much was it?
I think it was in the 250 neighborhood give or take 20. I bought it almost 3 years ago and don't remember exactly. This was with everything for hitch mounting and locking.

Large cooking area, I can cook 12 "large"burgers at once on it. Easy clean up, just pour in and light the charcoal then cook.

I haven't used it while connected to the vehicle, I remove it and place it on a picnic table. I'm afraid it would get hot enough to harm the rear of the vehicle.

Mine is not this exact one but almost identical.
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Holy shit I want that! I got no use whatsoever for it but heck it looks wicked.

Wonder if I'll get a ticket while driving the wife around asleep in it. Hmm
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

This is what I am looking at right here:

http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/...l/AMSC4HD.html

Definitely overkill as far as capacity but I look at it as a safety margin. It is a cushioned ball mount and the hole is 1 1/4 so you can mount a heavier duty but still a regular "standard" 2 inch ball on it as well.
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

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This is what I am looking at right here:

http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/...l/AMSC4HD.html

Definitely overkill as far as capacity but I look at it as a safety margin. It is a cushioned ball mount and the hole is 1 1/4 so you can mount a heavier duty but still a regular "standard" 2 inch ball on it as well.
^looks effective but expensive and a bit overkill. check out a handful of doohickeys they have for anti-rattle devices under $25.

http://www.etrailer.com/tv-FAQ-Anti-Rattle.aspx

unless I get lazy, this is what i'll leave on for frequent summer towing for boats or campers, includes a lock.

http://www.etrailer.com/tv-demo-soft...n-SR25219.aspx
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Re: Hitch size? 2" square?

I picked one of these up the other day at my local Harbor Freight store....

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-inch-...oop-66167.html

Note that it doesn't come with the ball but does come with the pin. Fits the Jeep receiver perfectly and (without the ball, at least) it fits in one of the spare tire compartments when not in use. I don't have a trailer to haul but I do need a place to hook onto with a tow strap. This thing works perfectly for that and the price is only $14.99, including the pin.

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