When you are ready to move your stuff with a U-Haul trailer, you need to make sure you have the right size ball.
Checkout this video:
Depending on the size of your U-Haul trailer, you will need a different sized ball. The most popular size is the 2-5/16″ ball, but you may also need a 1-7/8″ or a 2″ ball. If you are unsure what size you need, you can always consult the U-Haul Trailer Ball Chart.
Types of U-Haul trailers
We offer a variety of sizes and types of trailers to fit your towing needs.
-U-Haul offers four different sizes of trailer hitches, each designed for different types and weights of trailers.
-The Class I hitch is designed for lighter loads, such as small utility trailers, bike racks, and kayaks.
-The Class II hitch is for mid-sized trailers, such as cargo trailers and pop-up campers.
-The Class III hitch is the strongest hitch and can tow large trailers, such as boats and RV campers.
-The Class IV hitch is the heaviest duty hitch and can tow very large load
Sizes of U-Haul trailers
U-Haul trailers come in several sizes in order to accommodate different kinds of moves. Below are the dimensions for each size of trailer, as well as the maximum allowable cargo weight. Be sure to choose the right size for your needs, as overloading a trailer can be dangerous.
U-Haul Trailers and their dimensions:
-5 x 8 utility trailer: inside dimensions 5’4″ x 7’8″, max cargo weight 610 lbs
-6 x 12 utility trailer: inside dimensions 5’10” x 11’10”, max cargo weight 1,860 lbs
-6 x 12 enclosed trailer: inside dimensions 6’1″ x 11’11”, max cargo weight 2,030 lbs
-7 x 14 utility trailer: inside dimensions 6’3″ x 13’11”, max cargo weight 2,410 lbs
-7 x 16 enclosed trailer: inside dimensions 7’0″x 15’11”, max cargo weight 3,080 lbs
Although U-Haul trailers come in different sizes, they all have one thing in common: they require a ball hitch. The size of the ball hitch you need depends on the size of the trailer. Here is a guide to help you determine the size of ball hitch you need for U-Haul trailers.
Determining the size of the ball
There are a few different ways that you can determine the size of the ball that you need for your U-Haul trailer. The first way is to look at the coupler on the trailer. The coupler is the part of the trailer that attaches to the ball on your vehicle. The size of the coupler will be stamped on it, and this will tell you the size of ball you need.
Another way to determine the size of ball you need is to look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual. In the manual, there will be a section on trailer towing. This section will list the maximum size and weight of trailer that your vehicle can tow, as well as the size of ball required.
If you are still unsure of what size ball you need, you can always measure it yourself. To do this, you will need to measure the distance from the top of the coupler (when it is in its closed position) to the ground. Once you have this measurement, you can compare it to a chart that lists ball sizes by measurements.
What size ball you need for U-Haul trailers
U-Haul trailers come with three different size balls. The most common size is the 2 5/16 inch ball. This is the size that will be used on most of the trailers that U-Haul rents out. The other two sizes are the 1 7/8 inch ball and the 2 inch ball.
The 1 7/8 inch ball is for smaller trailers such as the cargo carrier and the utility trailer. The 2 inch ball is for larger trailers such as the furniture dolly and appliance dolly.
You can purchase all three sizes of balls at any U-Haul center.
You need to know the size of the haul you are making before you can determine what size ball you need for U-Haul trailers. The size of your trailer will also affect the size of the ball. Other factors you need to consider are the type of trailer you have and the tongue weight.
Weight of the trailer
Other factors that will determine what size ball you need for your U-Haul trailer are the weight of the trailer and the tongue weight. The tongue weight is how much weight is being put on the ball by the trailer tongue.
Weight of the load
Be sure to check the weight of your load before you leave. You will need a ball that can support the weight of your trailer and its contents. The size of ball needed is dependent on the size and weight of your trailer. Check the table below for information on what size ball you will need for your U-Haul trailer.
-5×9 cargo trailers – 1-7/8″ ball
-5×9 enclosed trailers – 2″ ball
-6×12 cargo trailers – 2″ ball
-6×12 enclosed trailers – 2-5/16″ ball
-6×14 cargo trailers – 2″ ball
-6×14 enclosed trailers – 2-5/16″ ball
Towing a trailer is different than pulling a box behind your vehicle. The main difference is the speed. Your towing speed will be slower than your regular driving speed. This is for a few reasons. First, trailers are not as aerodynamic as your car. This means that they are harder to push through the air, which makes them slower. Second, trailers are heavier than your car, so they take more power to move. Third, trailers have weaker brakes than your car, so you have to go slower to be able to stop safely.
The best way to figure out what speed you should tow at is to consult your owner’s manual. The manual will have specific information for your vehicle and trailer combination. If you don’t have the manual, you can also look up the information online or give the manufacturer a call. In general, you should tow at speeds that are about 10-15 mph below the posted speed limit. This may seem slow, but it is important to be safe.