Twenty five years ago, I bought a hitch system called Convert-A-Ball. One shank and three hitch balls. The balls were pinned to the shaft and to change balls, all you needed was a small punch. A small screwdriver, even a key would work. I had three balls that fit that shaft, a 1 7/8, a 2", and a 2 5/16. I kept the spare balls in the same bag that I keep my jack and jumper cables in the truck. Yesterday I needed to move a trailer, and I seem to have misplaced my 1 7/8 ball. Just Damn! I've had that system for 25 years and suddenly one of the hitch balls goes missing. Aggravating.
I spent the morning running around looking for a ball. No joy, no cigar. I guess I'll order it online. However, I was at Academy Sports and they had .22 LR ammo in stock. That's the first time I've seen .22LR on the shelves in about eight months. Limit was two boxes, and I got both of mine. Maybe the shortage is starting to diminish. I can only hope so.