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Old 03-12-2014, 08:37 PM   #11
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Ball mount... yeppers that's the "official" term, especially if you're using Google or search. But for me... that sounds kinda ICKY.

Stinger is descriptive... typically followed by $%^&! when you knock your shin against it... and get grease all over your pant leg.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #12
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Kinda like calling a door a swinger then, eh?

In my business, if I was to call different items and materials we use, by the terminology some customer knows them buy, it would be like learning multiple languages. To avoid confusion by myself, my employees and our subs, we only use the proper terminology with the customers, and they appreciate this for the good reasons we do, and soon learn the talk.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #13
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Kinda like calling a door a swinger then, eh?

In my business, if I was to call different items and materials we use, by the terminology some customer knows them buy, it would be like learning multiple languages. To avoid confusion by myself, my employees and our subs, we only use the proper terminology with the customers, and they appreciate this for the good reasons we do, and soon learn the talk.

Drywall, wallboard, sheetrock, or gypsum board?

Stinger is new to me too; in our area most people refer to the ball mount as the drawbar.
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Stinger is new to me too; in our area most people refer to the ball mount as the drawbar.
I have heard drawbar used before too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:08 PM   #15
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #16
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Ball mount is the normal term with clear meaning. Stinger is an informal term which makes sense one it is explained, but to me it just invites confusion... and I'm pretty sure it refers to the insertion of the bar into the receiver, not the pain of hitting it. Drawbar is valid, but since it is used in other contexts as a bar which is hinged on both ends, it could confuse some.

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This question of stinger/ball location makes me wonder about where mine is. The stinger which Escape provided for my '96 Tahoe seems extended too far out. What you see is what I got --there is only one hole for a pin.

If I were to drill a second hole and close the gap, wouldn't that be best?
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #18
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This question of stinger/ball location makes me wonder about where mine is. The stinger which Escape provided for my '96 Tahoe seems extended too far out. What you see is what I got --there is only one hole for a pin.

If I were to drill a second hole and close the gap, wouldn't that be best?
Good question. The ball mount for the Anderson Hitch extends about 2" further back than a regular ball mount. I was also thinking about boring another hole through the bar to bring the ball closer to the back of the TV. Anybody know of a reason not to do so?
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You can buy another ball mount for a lot less than a supply of drill bits.
And, it's less effort too.
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Don't sound right to me, g-bags. You mean you don't already have a 5/8ths inch drill bit in your workshop?
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