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Old 07-15-2021, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default 2007 Fun finder x189 fbs

Hi all,
New member here and just bought a 2007 x189fbs today.
Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but what is the hitch ball size on these models? The seller who didnít appear to know much said 2Ē but before I go to get it tomorrow, I want to make sure itís not a 2 5/16 ball and show up with a 2 inch ball.
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Both of my Fun Finders used 2 inch balls.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'm going to guess that the 189 fbs will use the larger ball. The dry weight on that model is about 3400 lbs. That's 1200 lbs more that the 139. My 210 came with the 2 5/16 ball and it's dry weight is about 3700 lbs, only 300 lbs more than the 189.

Having said that, a 2" ball can be rated high enough to support that weight, but typically only the smaller trailers like the 139 and teardrop styles use the 2". So you might want to buy one of each size ball just to have all the options covered and return the one you don't need. A bit of a hassle but you'll have all the possibilities covered.
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Hi CNC. I am also a newbie, and I have a 2007 189FBR. It has a 2 inch ball.
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By the way, CNC, a couple more points: first, congrats!! Second, welcome to our little club. And third (OK, 3 points), be sure to ask lots of questions -- us old-timers enjoy answering them.
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When I bought my ‘07 x210, I hauled it home. (Only a couple of miles) using the hitch that I had with a 2” ball. I later noticed that just behind the coupler, the requirement for a 2 5/16” is stamped into the metal plate!
My advice is to look closely in the area just behind the coupler for the required ball size. You may have to brush away some accumulated road grime to see the stamped info but it should be there!
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:18 AM   #7
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Thank you guys for the replyís. It turned out to be 2 inch. Got it home with only a couple of hiccups. First every time we plugged in the trailer to the truck the brakes energized and locked up. Hopefully it is just a poor ground or the plug messed up with stray power going to the brakes. New truck factory equipped brake controller so I would think the problem was is with the trailer. Well we cut the power wire for the brakes and just took it easy. Next we almost got it home and got pulled over by the police. He said you donít have tow mirrors,I said yes but I have truck mirrors and can see pretty darn good, I saw you flashing your lights behind me with the silliest non confrontational grin I could muster. He said it would be $170 fine per mirror if I continue on without them. He told me to go buy strap on ones at Canadian tire which just happened to be a 2 min walk from where I was stopped. So a 10 minute shopping spree to get mirrors and off we went without any further delays. I must say the trailer tows real nice behind the truck even without a torsion bar hitch, which I intend to buy, any recommendations there?
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