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Old 11-28-2023, 08:17 AM   #1
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I have a 2022 Keystone Astoria 2203RB and id like to know what size ball is needed to properly fit the receiver. Its etched on the receiver but all i can read is 2 and the rest is unreadable
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Old 11-28-2023, 08:23 AM   #2
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The ball is 2 5/16.
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Old 11-28-2023, 08:26 AM   #3
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The standard ball size for all travel trailers is 2 5/16" When you buy a ball to install on your hitch, make sure the ball you buy is rated strong enough to carry the FULL weight of your trailer GVWR. You can find balls rated as low as 5000 pounds or as heavy as 17,000 pounds.

Don't "cheap out with a bargain ball" as it may not support the trailer weight in an emergency. Nobody wants a "sheared hitch ball shank" at 70MPH with a trailer hooked only with chains behind the tow vehicle !!!!!
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Old 11-28-2023, 08:45 AM   #4
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Thank you both, I appreciate the quick response
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Old 11-28-2023, 08:57 AM   #5
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The second measurement needed is the ball_shank diameter and length. That will depend on the drawbar where the ball attaches. The only way to know that is by make & model of the drawbar or better yet go measure it.
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Old 12-03-2023, 08:43 AM   #6
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You need to know the weight of the trailer also. Balls are rated by Class. You must look at the specs on the Hitch and ball. Most trailers use a Class IV Ball (weights vary). There is not much sense in having a ball with a Class V rating if your hitch is Class 4. I have always gone with Class V Hitches and Balls (14,000 - 20,000) from Reese or Curtis. Get the higher rating for your peace of mind. I also lube the ball before every trip. Never a problem. Walmart has a good selection (online and instore). Trailer Supply Stores will have a big selection. State Trailer. I do not trust the quality of a cheap, no name unknown brand made somewhere other than the U.S.
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