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Cushioned ball mount?

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Kalamazoo

anybody use one of these? Curious if it helps (or hurts) at all.

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SuperchargedC6

I didn't know they made these. I might have to give one a try.

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Dare2goBare

I wonder what effect it would have with the trailer surge breaks? Good or Bad??

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pook77

I bet it makes the starts and stops smoother for sure. I always get a tug when starting.

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DUKENO1

Looks interesting...curious if anyone has used one as well...

here is a link

http://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Convert-A-Ball/AMSC2.html

may have to give one a try...some glowing reviews here:

http://reviews.cabelas.com/8815/520121/convert-a-ball-cushioned-ball-mounts-reviews/reviews.htm

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Andrew63

Wear on the towing hitch outer sleeve?

Not an east part to replace when worn.

Otherwise, like the concept to reduce those highway surge bumps

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Wayne

I have one and some surge brakes don't like them. On my boatmate trailer it was fantastic, my eagle trailer has an integrated damper (tiedown brand surge brakes I think) and it messed with the function of the surge brakes. Basically I heard a knocking sound like the trailer breakes were low on fluid but they weren't.

I noticed the paint on the hitch and reciever wore off from it moving back and forth but the steel was fine. This was after 5 years of towing 20 miles each way just about every summer weekend.

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Asmodeus2112

I'm buying one, thanks for the tip! (I use electric brakes...)

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CumminsBu

I have one and some surge brakes don't like them. On my boatmate trailer it was fantastic, my eagle trailer has an integrated damper (tiedown brand surge brakes I think) and it messed with the function of the surge brakes. Basically I heard a knocking sound like the trailer breakes were low on fluid but they weren't.

I noticed the paint on the hitch and reciever wore off from it moving back and forth but the steel was fine. This was after 5 years of towing 20 miles each way just about every summer weekend.

How much does it move with your tow truck and boat?

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ryanbush

I bet it makes the starts and stops smoother for sure. I always get a tug when starting.

If you will Slow down faster when you first start to brake and ease off the brakes as your coming to a stop it will take a lot of that tuggin away. you almost have to drive as to make sure you are still pulling the trailer when coming to a stop instead of having the trailer pushing against the vechicle trying to stop itself.

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Wayne

How much does it move with your tow truck and boat?

The whitness marks are about 1/4 of an inch.

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AJWest

I've used one the past 10+ years. Eliminates all or almost all of that "clunk" you feel on starts and stops when towing. Definitely makes accelerating and stopping the tow vehicle much smoother. I'd put this up there like owning a box anchor as one of the best inexpensive things to make your boating more enjoyable.

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AJWest

I wonder what effect it would have with the trailer surge breaks? Good or Bad??

You won't feel any difference. Awesome investment to add one of these to your tow vehicle

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Asmodeus2112

Used my new one this weekend. Made some noise at first but became silent after about 10 stop/starts. I like it a lot, works as advertised.

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Kalamazoo

Used my new one this weekend. Made some noise at first but became silent after about 10 stop/starts. I like it a lot, works as advertised.

what ratings are the one you decided on? 1K or 2K TW? (10K or 18K GVW)

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Asmodeus2112

what ratings are the one you decided on? 1K or 2K TW? (10K or 18K GVW)

2k TW, 14k GVW.

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Afun

Awesome!! I wonder if they have them at local auto store...

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Kalamazoo

Used my new one this weekend. Made some noise at first but became silent after about 10 stop/starts. I like it a lot, works as advertised.

still working well?

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Asmodeus2112

still working well?

Yes, but haven't been towing much. Next weekend we will though.

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AJWest

I've been using the same one since 2009

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dalt1

This one linked only offers a 2" drop I need a 4".

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dalt1

^^^ Thanks.

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Kalamazoo

Been using for a couple weeks now, the "clunk" is all but gone. Great & simple add on.

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dalt1

Got mine for Fathers day. Softens clunks but still there. Thinking that is from the actual actuator pin on trailer bottomming out in slot at takeoff.

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