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Old 09-30-12, 09:58 AM
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Question 2 " receiver Question

any one have any experience, or an opinion, as to Whether or Not
the "Cushioned" Receiver ball mounts are worth the $75 investment ?

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Old 09-30-12, 11:23 AM
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Cushioned with what? If it is cushioned, it probably has a weak spot that I wouldn't want following me at 75 mph. Got any examples? I've never used one.
 
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Old 09-30-12, 11:54 AM
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2nd one down.....Ball Mounts - Hidden Hitch

Basically some very stiff polyurethane bushings, sorta like those used on aftermarket suspensions. I notice this brand only goes up to 10Klbs, so no joy for bigger load haulers.
 
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Old 09-30-12, 12:04 PM
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I don't know, sounds comparable to the "o" ring for the Challenger. Too much play will eventually wear out the ends of the oblong hole it would seem. At 10K# I would go with goose neck or 5th wheel anyway.
 
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Old 09-30-12, 06:05 PM
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I wouldn't wast money on that.
The reason you would need that in the first place is because of the normally sloppy fit of the hitch in the receiver.
I think there will still be movement of the hitch.

I take a strip of appropriately sized metal and tap it on one side and the top of the receiver after I install the hitch.
Leave it stick out in inch or so then bend it around the receiver.
It makes the hitch rock solid and vice grips will pull it out.
 
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guess I could have given a better description of what I am looking at.
i think Gunguy may have seen it ?
the hitch pin hole is elongated.
with the round hitch pin hole mounted in the polyeurathane bushing

1.Amazon has it as

Convert-A-Ball AM-S-C-2 10-1/4X3/4X2 Cushioned Ball Mount
Buy new:$70.25 $57.95
8 new from $57.95

I am going to be pulling a small camp trailer ( 2,500 lb GTW- 250 lb TW weight)
 

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I've got one on my truck but with an 8'000 pound diesel it's hard to detect if it's helping or not. I bought it because at the time it was the only hitch with a high enough weight rating. If I had a choice though I would not spend extra money for the cushioning. The amount of travel it can move is pretty small and you are talking about a truck and trailer that each weigh thousands of pounds. So, I'm sure the cushioning helps some tiny bit but how much can it really do?
 
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OK,
Thanks for the reply's
I'll just keep my money
 
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If you are a farmer pulling grain carts and wagons with no suspension under them this is a good hitch. If your unit has springs it is not needed.
 
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