Adjustable Ball Mount, How Much Adjustment Needed?
I'd like to purchase an adjustable ball mount for my new 2013 F-150 XL 3.7L. I've noticed quite a range of in the adjustable category ranging from 4" to 10". In my case I don't have a current trailer towing need but I do expect to tow a rental trailer from time to time or a piece of rental equipment. Plus my friends now know I have a truck they can borrow! So I need a reasonable amount of flexibility.
I get the sense that going with a 10" mount, while providing lots of flexibility also comes with the risk of bottoming out on inclines, curbs, etc. Plus price is a consideration. Of course I know many people get by with just a fixed mount but I'd prefer to have the option of towing up to 6,500 lbs and with the heavier loads I'm assuming the correct ball height becomes more and more important. I'll leave the discussion for weight distribution for over 5,000 lbs for another day.
Would appreciate feedback from owners of adjustable ball mounts. What brand and size do you have and what issues, if any, have you come up against with regards to height adjustment? Are there any low cost adjustable mounts to stay away from and why?
Last edited by Stillmeadow; 11-28-2012 at 10:13 AM.