Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Quiz

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Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Quiz
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You may need more than one switch ball to meet all of your towing needs. Is your gross trailer weight really that important? Test your expertise of Trailer Balls and Switch Balls now!
Trailer balls are classified according to their:
Weight capacity
Dimensions
The most important factor in choosing a trailer ball is its gross trailer weight rating. Each ball lists its own weight capacity. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
All of the above

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When installing trailer balls and switch balls, it is important to:
Have the correct ball size for your receiver hitch
Place the lock washer at the bottom of the shaft
Make sure the nut is screwed on tightly
All of the above
Installing trailer balls and switch balls is a relatively simple process as long as you have the correct ball size for your receiver hitch. Once you have the correct ball size, all you need to worry about is correct placement and that the nuts are screwed on tightly. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work

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What is tongue weight?
The fully loaded weight of the trailer being towed
The downward pressure that the trailer exerts of the trailer ball
Tongue weight is the downward pressure that the trailer exerts on the ball. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
None of the above

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What is gross trailer weight?
The fully loaded weight of the trailer being towed
Gross trailer weight is the fully loaded weight of the trailer you're towing, including any and all gear placed on it. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
The downward pressure that the trailer exerts on the trailer ball
All of the above

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What do you need to know before purchasing trailer balls and switch balls?
Gross trailer weight
The most important factor in choosing a trailer ball is its gross trailer weight rating. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
Tongue weight
All of the above

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Switch balls are intended to be:
Changed according to the mass of the load be towed
There are many different types of switch balls. They are intended to be changed according to the mass of the load being towed. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
Preventative break-away devices
Decorative
None of the above

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Hitch ball connections:
Are extremely rigid.
Allow for lots of movement
Trailer balls, also called hitch balls, are rounded to allow for lots of vertical and horizontal movement. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
None of the above

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Trailer balls are rounded to allow for:
Horizontal movement
Vertical movement
No movement
Both a and b
Trailer balls, also called hitch balls, are rounded to allow for lots of vertical and horizontal movement. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work

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Trailer balls are also referred to as:
Switch balls
Mount balls
Hitch balls
Trailer balls are also referred to as switch balls. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
None of the above

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Trailer balls and switch balls are responsible for:
Coupling the trailer to the towing vehicle
Trailer balls and switch balls are hitch accessories mounted on your receiver hitch's ball mount. It's the piece of towing equipment that couples the trailer to the towing vehicle and bears the load of the trailer's weight. How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work
Preventing break-aways
Regulating towing capacity
All of the above

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