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Right part number for hitch ball and ball mount?

My 2014 GC v6 comes with trailer tow IV package (max towing 7200 lbs) and recently I'm planning for towing. I assume I just need to buy a hitch ball and a ball mount? When I look online for mopar parts, I saw three types of balls (Part # 82213563, 82213657, 82213565) and three types of mounts (Part # 82213547, 82213548, 82213640). Which combination should I choose and what's the difference?

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My 2014 GC v6 comes with trailer tow IV package (max towing 7200 lbs) and recently I'm planning for towing. I assume I just need to buy a hitch ball and a ball mount? When I look online for mopar parts, I saw three types of balls (Part # 82213563, 82213657, 82213565) and three types of mounts (Part # 82213547, 82213548, 82213640). Which combination should I choose and what's the difference?
The answer is "it depends". For the ball, does your trailer have a 1⅞", 2",, or 2⅝" coupler. After you figure out the ball size, you need to figure out the drop (or rise). You want the trailer to be level with the ground. For my boat trailer and my utility trailer, I use a 2" ball with a 4" drop. This works perfect for me. This would be a good place to start if you are not sure what you will be towing. Most things in this weight class use a 2" ball. The drop can vary, but with the auto leveling suspension, I find the 4" drop works perfect. You don't need to buy the MOPAR parts, any auto parts store or hardware store will sell what you need, and it will cost a whole lot less.
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The answer is "it depends". For the ball, does your trailer have a 1⅞", 2",, or 2⅝" coupler. After you figure out the ball size, you need to figure out the drop (or rise). You want the trailer to be level with the ground. For my boat trailer and my utility trailer, I use a 2" ball with a 4" drop. This works perfect for me. This would be a good place to start if you are not sure what you will be towing. Most things in this weight class use a 2" ball. The drop can vary, but with the auto leveling suspension, I find the 4" drop works perfect. You don't need to buy the MOPAR parts, any auto parts store or hardware store will sell what you need, and it will cost a whole lot less.
Not sure what I will be towing at this moment. But probably I will just rent a trailer from U-haul. Have to spend the $200 certificate since it's expiring soon. I assume U-haul trailer comes with its own coupler? Still have ~$50 to spend, should I buy all three drops or all three balls?
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Not sure what I will be towing at this moment. But probably I will just rent a trailer from U-haul. Have to spend the $200 certificate since it's expiring soon. I assume U-haul trailer comes with its own coupler? Still have ~$50 to spend, should I buy all three drops or all three balls?
I would get one ball mount with a 4" drop, and one 2" ball. This is the most common setup for your Jeep.
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I would get one ball mount with a 4" drop, and one 2" ball. This is the most common setup for your Jeep.
Thanks for the advice! I checked online and 2'' ball can be used on u-haul trailers. I will get these two.
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My 2014 GC v6 comes with trailer tow IV package (max towing 7200 lbs) and recently I'm planning for towing. I assume I just need to buy a hitch ball and a ball mount? When I look online for mopar parts, I saw three types of balls (Part # 82213563, 82213657, 82213565) and three types of mounts (Part # 82213547, 82213548, 82213640). Which combination should I choose and what's the difference?

The max towing for the v6 is 6200 lbs. 7400 lbs. for the HEMI and Diesel.
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