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Adjustable Height Ball Mount Recommendation with Tighter Ball Mount Platform Clearance

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I have a 20 foot equipment trailer 14,000 pound capacity bumper pull with a heighth adjustable coupler, it has two bolts that hold the coupler that has to be removed to adjust the height of the Coupler the coupler isloose and rattles terribly when the trailer is empty is this normal ?seems like most trailers in this configuration have loose couplers Can I weld it up or replace the coupler and make it Ridgid

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Sounds like you have an adjustable ball mount similar to the Curt part # C45900 which uses pins to adjust the height and hold the ball to the shank. Welding the pins to the shank would stop the movement but would also prevent you from ever adjusting the height again.

Best solution would be an adjustable ball mount with tighter clearances like the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch.

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