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:

The most important factor in choosing a trailer ball is its gross trailer weight rating. Each ball lists its own weight capacity. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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When installing trailer balls and switch balls, it is important to:

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. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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What is tongue weight?

Tongue weight is the downward pressure that the trailer exerts on the ball. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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What is gross trailer weight?

Gross trailer weight is the fully loaded weight of the trailer you're towing, including any and all gear placed on it. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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What do you need to know before purchasing trailer balls and switch balls?

The most important factor in choosing a trailer ball is its gross trailer weight rating. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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Switch balls are intended to be:

There are many different types of switch balls. They are intended to be changed according to the mass of the load being towed. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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Hitch ball connections:

Trailer balls, also called hitch balls, are rounded to allow for lots of vertical and horizontal movement. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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Trailer balls are rounded to allow for:

Trailer balls, also called hitch balls, are rounded to allow for lots of vertical and horizontal movement. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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Trailer balls are also referred to as:

Trailer balls are also referred to as switch balls. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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Trailer balls and switch balls are responsible for:

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. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/trailer-balls-and-switch-balls.htm">How Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Work</a>

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