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Old 05-27-2016, 01:11 AM
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Ball mount and ball weight rating

So I was inspecting my ball mount and ball the other day and realized they were only rated to 6000 Ibs. I never even thought to check this when we upgraded the boat last summer. Obviously it was fine for our X2, but definitely not sufficient for the X20.

I had another one in my garage and the ball mount was rated for 8000 Ibs, but the ball was only rated for 6000 Ibs. From what I've read the total weight should never exceed the lowest rating of the two...so time to buy a new one.

I wonder how often people mistakenly use under rated equipment? I wonder if your insurance company would void a claim if they learned it was under rated?

What do you guys recommend for a good quality ball mount? And ball?
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:14 AM
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Wonder if you can get 2" ball greater than 6000. My xstar takes a 2-5/16" ball.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:19 AM
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I found an 8000 Ib rated 2 inch ball on E-trailer...that seems to be the max though.

Is 2 inch the standard ball size for Mastercraft trailers?
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:24 AM
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I found an 8000 Ib rated 2 inch ball on E-trailer...that seems to be the max though.

Is 2 inch the standard ball size for Mastercraft trailers?


Depends on boat size. My 13 xstar came with a 2-5/16. All the others I'd seen came with a 2". The 09 xstar had a 2". Wonder what came with the 45s.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:33 AM
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How do you know what size of ball your trailer is designed to accept? Is the ball size indicated somewhere on the trailer?
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