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Euro Ball mount?

My Curt hitch didn't come with a Draw bar/ Ball mount. I'm thinking of using one of their euro style mounts. Is anyone using one of these? How do you like it.
http://www.amazon.com/CURT-Manufacturing-45551-Euro-Mount/dp/B003B3CWBI/ref=sr_1_25?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1372681699&sr=1-25&keywords=curt+ball+mount
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Since most of my trailers use a 2" ball, I figured I would need to be able to switch from 1 7/8 to 2" from time to time, or I may just switch my 'baby trailer' to a 2" for convenience, so I stayed away from the euro mount. It does look interesting tho.


** not planning on towing any of my larger trailers but may need to move them around EMPTY***
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Yep all my trailers now use either a 2" ball or a pintle hook/lunette ring. It's more convienent. The euro is avail with a 2" ball. I have no intention of towing anything heavy with the Smart. But I would like to tow my solo canoe to a nearby county lake without having to use the truck.
This whole rig weighs almost nothing.
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i got mine from Sportsmans Guide
Curt Euro Mount Ball Mount Gtw - 794056, Towing at Sportsman's Guide
Haven't needed to use it yet, but the quality is top notch.
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A 2" ball is an invitation for the unknowing to try and tow too much. Switched all mine to 1 7/8 what with the smart and the Fusion having zero for a tow rating.
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A 2" ball is an invitation for the unknowing to try and tow too much. Switched all mine to 1 7/8 what with the smart and the Fusion having zero for a tow rating.
In many cases you are probably correct. However I'm not the unknowing and I try to avoid letting them hook up a 24' camper to my Smart!

I actually tow quite often. My towing is normally done with one of my trucks. But I have confidence the Smart can handle that canoe for short trips.It's easier for me than loading it on the roof for a quick trip.






I have no need to put a heavy load on the Smart. I have a truck, SUV, and a tractor for that.
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My reason for adding the hitch to my smart was to move the 'baby trailer' (40x48) with the kayaks down to the water or cabin. trailer weighs 60 lbs, with both kayaks, around 130lbs, so they should be no problem for the smart. Occasionally we may toss a cartop carrier on the trailer and haul lawn chairs or a suitcase or two on a long trip. But that will remain to be seen.
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