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Tilted..... #14165181 10/19/21 09:52 AM
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When I acquired my camper trailer from my X and her husband, they thru in the sway bar stuff and the heavy duty ball hitch. I noticed that the ball on that heavy mount was tilted to the rear (toward the camper) about 5 degrees. It pulls fine but I've always wanted to know why it's not straight up and down. What do ya'll think the reason is ?


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Re: Tilted..... [Re: V-Bottom] #14165332 10/19/21 01:33 PM
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I assume you are looking at the ball when attached to a level truck unloaded. Maybe the Xs truck was rear ended with the ball mount in the hitch. I have several ball mounts and they are all straight and level. It would take a hard hit to bend a ball mount.


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Nothing is bent up...no wreck.. It's just the type of ball mount that slides into my receiver. Seems like it's adjusted that way


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Re: Tilted..... [Re: V-Bottom] #14166378 10/20/21 01:16 PM
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It is part of the design of the weight distribution hitch. I cant quote you the exact purpose of what the angle achieves, but it is meant to be that way. Google will probably be able to tell you, I will likely do a little research so I can have it for the future.

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Ha literally 30 seconds later from google....
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Re: Tilted..... [Re: V-Bottom] #14166768 10/20/21 07:25 PM
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Thank you so much for that info....


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