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Old 01-07-2011, 10:55 AM
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To get back to topic, I don't run the chrome balls or the SS ones. They look like crap and end up with sharp spots due to wear.

http://www.etrailer.com/Balls/Curt/C40041.html

I prefer the machine finish hitch balls with the 25,000 - 30,000 lbs. weight ratings. I usually run them for 3 years and replace.

Based on the size of that shank, and the notches on the side of the ball, it looks like it's one of those chrome cheap Draw-tite balls that's only rated for 6000 lbs.
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because they can haha ps i shave mine
Its true that they can but the real reason they do is because they can't make a fist.
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To get back to topic, I don't run the chrome balls or the SS ones. They look like crap and end up with sharp spots due to wear.
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(I use the machined ones only also.)
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My poor dog is reading this over my shoulder and wondering why he doesn't have any balls.
ROFL that's a POTY candidate for sure.
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Its true that they can but the real reason they do is because they can't make a fist.
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Seemed to work fine. Didn't clean it or nothin!

FYI.....its 20K ball.
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Rusty balls Nort.....

Welcome to married life.
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Rusty balls Nort.....

Welcome to married life.
I used to think that was an old husbands tale
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Beyond ball hygiene, it's a good idea to keep balls dropped and on the down-low year-round, as surefire protection against someone drunk and confused -- or just for the sheer spontaneous fun of it....ramming you from the rear.
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