Three inch hitch ball? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default Three inch hitch ball?

Was looking at this trailer on E-bay. Ad states it has a 3" ball. The largest ball I can find on Reese or etrailer is 2 5/16. Any thoughts on what is on this trailer?
8 5 x 24 Enclosed Cargo Trailer Carhauler | eBay
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,581
Thanked 338 Times in 301 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

3 inch balls are available Michael.
Gooseneck Hitch Ball - 3 inch 94008
Overall trailer looks not too bad, ya a few dents, sounds like brakes/ axle maintenance has been done etc...Would be nice to see it in person though..
Are you gong to use this as a car hauler? You could throw a bid on it and see if he takes it, lower than the $4500 he'* asking..
Soft Ride is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Soft Ride For This Useful Post:
GunsOfNavarone (02-15-2015)
Old 02-15-2015, 02:58 PM   #3
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Art,

I threw an offer out there, he came back at $4k. He doesn't have interior pics, no real specs, is in Vermont and wants it gone in three days after sale. A high risk transaction and I will only bite if the price gets below I can't lose no matter what. Trailers seem to be a very shady purchase in general- if I had money I would just buy a Haulmark or Featherlite and call it a day.

The three inch ball is really a big concern. The trailer is not a gooseneck, why does it have a non standard setup? If it is heavy duty, that is good but what issues can result like ball mounts, etc.
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 03:28 PM   #4
Senior Administrator


Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,639
Thanked 993 Times in 771 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

No interior pics means bad things happened inside. Possible he hauled livestock with it. Which means, the inside floor is GONE.

Then again, that decal looks familiar. Yup, sure does... ACT - American Canadian Tour

So, no livestock, then consider the possibility that a racecar let loose inside during transport.

No VIN?

How nice of him to remove the spare tire carrier. I can see rust where it use to be.

I'd stay away from this one unless he shoots interior pics.
Mike is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike For This Useful Post:
GunsOfNavarone (02-15-2015)
Old 02-15-2015, 03:39 PM   #5
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

I got stomped out of this at $1200:

20ft Car Trailer | eBay

The sellers are not listing much in trailer ads. Hard to find the manufacturer, actual condition, type of axles, etc. Seems a new trailer is a much safer buy than a used- the price points that new is the way to go.
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #6
Senior Administrator


Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,639
Thanked 993 Times in 771 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Then I suggest biting the bullet and opting for a brand new one with warranty. If you can, get a loan.
Mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 09:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

wouldnt buy that one, try like texas and OKC, bunch of builders there and they had them for dirt cheap. there were a few guys that drove campers back when we were in school in OKC. shipping or driving to az would be way cheaper too.

there is all kind of shady going on with that one, should have a 2 5/16ths ball if its 10k bumper pull from 2000.

Last edited by jwfirebird; 02-16-2015 at 09:19 AM.
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwfirebird View Post
wouldnt buy that one, try like texas and OKC, bunch of builders there and they had them for dirt cheap. there were a few guys that drove campers back when we were in school in OKC. shipping or driving to az would be way cheaper too.

there is all kind of shady going on with that one, should have a 2 5/16ths ball if its 10k bumper pull from 2000.
I made an offer on this one (link below), offer was declined. Very hard to buy a used trailer, Mike is spot on, when it comes to trailers new is likely a better deal/ value than used.

20' United Slope Nose Enclosed Car Trailer | eBay
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 01:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

that one is a ton nicer, especially the part that allows you get out of the car. and it says stored inside so the rubber and seals are going to be good. could probably buy a new one for that but its not going to be half as nice. depends what you want to do with it. if your going to use it a bunch that would be a good one, if you are going to use it a couple times and sell it might as well find a cheap used one, new will depreciate too much
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2015, 02:12 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

always wanted to build one with air bags, the two biggest pains towing my firebird is getting out and loading. normally you have to compromise between low load height (with wheels in your way) or tall so you can get the door open. i went tall so i could get the door open and use it for my quads and stuff too. but loading sucks with a low car. airbags you could do both


jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will 17 inch Bonneville rims work on a GXP with 18 inch rims cballweg Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 5 01-25-2006 12:13 AM
The hitch is a bitch willwren General GM Chat 8 11-01-2005 02:57 PM
Will a Receiver Hitch for an 87-89 fit a 1990? Scrangler83 1987-1991 5 03-06-2005 03:27 AM
trailer hitch L27Buick General GM Chat 35 02-04-2005 02:11 PM
Are there any Chicagoland members that have a trailer hitch? ssesc93 Lounge 0 12-10-2004 09:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.