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Trailer Balls and Switch Balls Quiz
by Staff
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
  • All of the above

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

What is tongue weight?

  • The fully loaded weight of the trailer being towed
  • The downward pressure that the trailer exerts of the trailer ball
  • None of the above

What is gross trailer weight?

  • The fully loaded weight of the trailer being towed
  • The downward pressure that the trailer exerts on the trailer ball
  • All of the above

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

  • Gross trailer weight
  • Tongue weight
  • All of the above

Switch balls are intended to be:

  • Changed according to the mass of the load be towed
  • Preventative break-away devices
  • Decorative
  • None of the above

Hitch ball connections:

  • Are extremely rigid.
  • Allow for lots of movement
  • None of the above

Trailer balls are rounded to allow for:

  • Horizontal movement
  • Vertical movement
  • No movement
  • Both a and b

Trailer balls are also referred to as:

  • Switch balls
  • Mount balls
  • Hitch balls
  • None of the above

Trailer balls and switch balls are responsible for:

  • Coupling the trailer to the towing vehicle
  • Preventing break-aways
  • Regulating towing capacity
  • All of the above