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2015 T22 - trailer ball size?

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MTT77

Guys -- I'm taking delivery tomorrow. My dealer said the trailer takes a 2" ball. Is that right? I figured that it would be 2 and 5/16". It's the standard boatmate trailer. Thanks!

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That Guy

Every boat trailer I've ever owned was 2"

+1.

Congrats! We pick up our 2015 T22 this weekend!

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MTT77

Cool, thanks for the quick replies! I'll post up some pics soon. Can't wait to get her out on the water!

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cincinnati

Curious how long does delivery takes after the order date?

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wedge88

Curious how long does delivery takes after the order date?

It varies by the slot the dealer has available. I ordered my boat in November with a late March build date. I had my boat by end of March. It doesn't work like car dealers where you walk in the door, place an order and it starts almost immediately, unless the dealer has a slot open then. Your dealer should be able to tell you when your order will build, roughly.

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That Guy

Curious how long does delivery takes after the order date?

It definitely varies because I know of a couple people that ordered a couple weeks after us and just got their boats but we ordered March 17th, had a spray date of April 22nd, and got the call yesterday that our boat is at the dealer and we are picking up this weekend. So almost 2 months I'd say.

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IPXpert

2" is the standard, the 2 5/16 is huge and is generally only used on stuff that is around or above 5 tons, think 30' donzi with 2 supercharged 502's, miami vice like, with triple axle trailer... or bigger. I have 2 5/16 on a 14' trailer with only 2 axles, but it is supposed to hold 8 -10k or more. 1 7/8 is the smallest, and there is no way they are putting that on something meant to haul 4-5k lbs. Almost everything more than 1k lbs and less than 10k lbs will be 2", 8k lbs can break into the big ball, but even then trailers get away from the ball and go pintle hitch or 5th wheel, older stuff uses a goose neck, but you don't see that much anymore, they just go 5th wheel. (disclaimer, those numbers are not facts, just my experience growing up on the farm and countless trailers).

I personally, have never seen a boat trailer for a 25' or less use anything other than a 2". If you want to be safe though, you could buy the 3 ball hitch and always be prepared. You will NEVER bang your knee on one of those, nor will you ever step on one of the side balls instead of the bumper and slip off it, only to catch your head on the tailgate, because when they are wet, they actually have more traction than the bumper that is just 6 inches higher.

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MTT77

2" is the standard, the 2 5/16 is huge and is generally only used on stuff that is around or above 5 tons, think 30' donzi with 2 supercharged 502's, miami vice like, with triple axle trailer... or bigger. I have 2 5/16 on a 14' trailer with only 2 axles, but it is supposed to hold 8 -10k or more. 1 7/8 is the smallest, and there is no way they are putting that on something meant to haul 4-5k lbs. Almost everything more than 1k lbs and less than 10k lbs will be 2", 8k lbs can break into the big ball, but even then trailers get away from the ball and go pintle hitch or 5th wheel, older stuff uses a goose neck, but you don't see that much anymore, they just go 5th wheel. (disclaimer, those numbers are not facts, just my experience growing up on the farm and countless trailers).

I personally, have never seen a boat trailer for a 25' or less use anything other than a 2". If you want to be safe though, you could buy the 3 ball hitch and always be prepared. You will NEVER bang your knee on one of those, nor will you ever step on one of the side balls instead of the bumper and slip off it, only to catch your head on the tailgate, because when they are wet, they actually have more traction than the bumper that is just 6 inches higher.

Thanks. I work in construction, so almost everything I see is the bigger hitch balls, which I guess skewed my expectation. I ended up throwing a convert-a-ball set up onto my drop hitch, so I don't have to swap hitch balls around for the boat and for work (my work truck is my tow vehicle).

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AJWest

If your dealer is high volume they probably have slots available pretty quick. When I ordered both my Axis they were ordered and delivered in less than a month.

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carguy79ta

I also work in construction, we mostly use pin hitches. I just got a new receiver with a 2" ball it was rated at either 7000 or 8000 . Make sure you get a ball with a 1 inch shank. They also sell them with a 1.25 in shank, if you want to be extreme. First post BTW the other website is not working. Looking for an excuse to join up anyway. Have fun!!

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