# What size ball does a pop up camper need?

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The most common size trailer hitch ball is the 2-inch diameter ball. The 2-inch ball is used on a variety of popular trailers, such as boat trailers, utility trailers and campers. 2-inch trailer balls have a wide weight capacity range from 3,500 pounds to 12,000 pounds gross trailer weight.

## What size hitch ball do I need for a pop up camper?

The size of ball needed really depends on the weight of the load you are planning on towing. If you are needing to pull more than 8,000 lbs, then a 2 and 5/16″ ball is needed, but if you need to pull 7,000 lbs, you could go with either a 2″ ball or a 2 and 5/16″ ball.

## How do I know what size ball my trailer needs?

To determine the proper size of ball that you need, look at the coupler on the tongue of your trailer. Most couplers have the proper ball size and towing capacity stamped into them. The most common sizes of trailer balls are 1 7/8″, 2″ and 2 5/16″.

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## Can you put a hitch on a pop up camper?

Expert Reply: The Trailer Bumper Hitch Receiver, part # E-100, can be used on a pop-up camper with up to a 4 inch square bumper. However, you cannot exceed the limits of your camper bumper. … You are going to need a bike rack that is rated for use on the back of a camper.

## Are all tow balls the same size UK?

There are two sizes: the old inch and 7/8ths ball (47.5mm) and the newer 50mm ball. If your car has a 50mm tow ball, you won’t be able to get it into a smaller coupling.

## What size ball mount do I need?

Measure the difference

Subtract the height of the trailer coupler from the height of the receiver. This difference is the amount of drop you need in your ball mount. If your hitch height is greater than your coupler height, you’ll need a ball mount with a drop.

## Can you use a 1 7 8 ball on a 2 inch hitch?

No, it is not safe to use a 1-7/8 inch ball with a trailer that has a 2 inch ball coupler. Most couplers have an adjustment for the latching mechanism that may solve your issue.

## What size nut is on a 2 inch ball?

Helpful Expert Reply: The Tow Ready 2 inch Hitch Ball # 19258 includes a 1-1/8 inch nut.

## What size ball does a Jayco travel trailer?

I spoke with someone at Jayco who said that most of the 2019 Jay Flight SLX 8 264BH travel trailers have a coupler that matches a 2-5/16″ hitch ball but since there can be some variances she couldn’t guarantee that’s what your travel trailer has.

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## Do I need trailer brakes for a pop-up camper?

No, not all pop-up campers have brakes. Pop-up campers are small trailers, and many manufacturers do not build them with brakes in mind. However, it is possible to install and adjust brakes even on pop-up campers!

## What vehicle can pull a pop-up camper?

10 of the Best Cars for Towing a Pop-up Camper on a Summer Road Trip

• Subaru Outback.
• Volvo S60.
• 2015 Ford Fusion.
• 2015 Buick Verano.
• 2015 Chevrolet Impala.
• 2015 Dodge Dart.
• 2015 Ford Mustang.
• 2015 Dodge Challenger.

## How fast can you drive pulling a pop-up camper?

You can pull a pop-up camper anywhere from 50 to 80 mph, depending on where you are driving.

## What is the standard tow ball size in UK?

The European (and a lot of the rest of the world) standard towball size is 50mm with a tolerance of +0, -0.8mm (from memory) NOT 52mm as someone else stated. The US have three different sizes, 1 7/8″, 2″ and 2 5/16″. The UK used to use 2″ up until the early 1960’s.

## What is a 50mm towball?

First of all this standard 50mm Tow ball is suitable for any trailer or caravan fitted with a 50mm head on the coupling. Secondly this Tow ball’s E.C. approved to make it suitable for light passenger vehicles registered on or after 1998.

## What size is a standard tow hitch?

There are four standard trailer hitch sizes: 1-1/4″, 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″. The hitch size refers to the inside dimensions of the hitch receiver.

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