Can I turn trailer ball mount over? (1 Viewer)

LK1

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My ball mount looks like this and currently the ball points up. Can I flip it over to raise the tongue height a couple of inches? I'm pulling a utility trailer and motorcycle (occassionally).

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LK1

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Thanks. Does anyone know if the hitch is structurally stronger one way or the other. My concern is the weld failing if I turn it.
 
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That 5/8 pin will shear long before that hitch will fail. They are designed to run both ways, up or down.
 

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well, clearly the stress distribution will be different for both sides up. But I would not pretend to know which is stronger.

I run mine either way depending on need. Frankly, I never worried about it. Probably strong enough to meet the ratings either way.
 
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I know some will actually state the max load up and down , I have seen some that were the same and I have also seen some that the flipped up ( rise ) was less.

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I flipped mine when changed from the Sienna to the Rav4 and it was a 6" rise on the van - works great.
 

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