Review of Lock N Roll Ball Mounts - Articulating Ball Mount - 336VS501

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Lock N Roll Ball Mounts - Articulating Ball Mount - 336VS501 Review


Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. Today, we're taking a look at the Lock 'N' Roll articulating trailer hitch. This is going to be for those off-road situations where you need to tow something behind us. But maybe we we're going over some rough terrain, and we need that hitch to be able to articulate with us. So this is going to be able to turn and accept or handle that motion as we're going down the road.

This does turn 360 degrees, and that it's going to work with a Lock 'N' Roll coupler to fit inside there and provide an even more movement for our connection between our car or our towing vehicle and our trailer. The coupler that goes with this is going to have two posts that come through on either side. So it kind of looks like a little hammerhead going in there, and then it comes out to our coupler. A couple of different configurations available.You can find those here at etrailer.com to match up with different size trailer tongues. So we've got different kinds of setups for whatever trailer you might have.

But basically, that's also going to allow this to move up and down as well. So we'll have another pivot point in here to allow for that coupler to move around. And it also moves side to side. So a lot of movement there. It's still going to have a high weight capacity of a max gross trailer weight of 11,000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1100 pounds or 1,100 pounds.

The important thing to keep in mind with that, though, is that you don't want to exceed your trailers or your vehicle's weight limit. You don't want to exceed your hitch or the hitch pin. So basically, you are only as strong as your weakest components. So make sure that every component in your system is up to that task.Now, this doesn't come with a hitch pin to actually get this attached to your towing vehicle. You will have to purchase that separately.

Again, we've got a lot of options here at etrailer.com. If you want to get a just regular hitch pin and clip or a locking hitch pin, whatever the case might be, we'll have something to fit your needs there. But basically, that's going to be the main thing with this. Now, one thing I noticed just kind of handling it here in the shop is that it's a little dumbed up right now. So it doesn't want to turn all 360 degrees right off the bat. The way that they do the powder coating, it just kind of looks like it's getting bound up in there. So if you are a little concerned by that, once you get out on the road and there's more weight and everything behind that, it should free up and move freely.You could always put a little bit of silicone, or not silicone, but some kind of lubricant in there to make sure that it's passing over and not having to get bound up by that paint. Just something to keep in mind. It is made out of a steel alloy. So it's going to be very strong and durable, has a black paint to help keep rust down to a minimum. And it does come with this pin to keep our coupler in place. So it's kind of like this little bow tie looking design here, that kind of locks that in place. I'm going to try to undo this. There we go. That comes out, and then the pin will come out. And then this allows that hammerhead piece from our coupler to come in place. So as you can see, this pin fits really tightly in there. And then whenever we have our couple of pieces in place, that's going to hold really tightly and securely. Something that's similar that people use for off-road applications would be a pintle ring or a pintle mount.A lot of times, there's a good amount of play there. There's movement that can happen. And you kind of get a chucking and jarring feeling from the trailer transferring into your truck. And it's just not the most comfortable thing. So this is going to hold really tightly onto that piece and reduce that kind of movement front to back and side to side. So we shouldn't have to worry about that. Pretty easy to latch that in place. You just pop that little coupler piece in there, slide these little guys over the top, put your pin in the hole. The pin does fit pretty tightly. So I'm coming having to wiggle it in there. And then you just put your clip in on the other side. I think this is a really great system, especially for going on any kind of rough terrain, should work out really well for you.As far as the distance from the pin hole to that locking or the coupler attachment. It's about 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of that attachment there. The overall length just for storage is about 13 and three-quarter inches long. And then we've got about three, or excuse me, four and three-quarter inches of width going from the end of the head of the bolt to the end there, or the head of the bolt to the end of it there. And then top to bottom, about three and a half inches. So it shouldn't take up too much space. This does work on two-inch by two-inch trailer hitch receivers. Again, our tongue weight is going to be 1100 pounds. Our gross trailer weight is 11,000 pounds. The pin dimension that actually fits in here is going to be a half-inch. But again, it has to be used with the Lock 'N' Roll articulating couplers.So you can find those here at etrailer.com. The hitch pin hole diameter here is going to be a typical five-eighths of an inch diameter, which is very standard for any two-inch hitch. So if you already have a locking hitch pin or a. excuse me, a hitch pin and clip, and it works for a two-inch receiver. It should be just fine for that. That five-eights of an inch diameter is the standard. It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty and it is made in the USA. But that's pretty much going to do it for our look at the Lock 'N' Roll articulating trailer hitch for two-inch receivers. I hope this video has been helpful in deciding if this is going to be the right thing for you. And if you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us here at etrailer.com. We pride ourselves on providing you with all the information you need to make life a little bit simpler. Thanks for watching.


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