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Ball Mount 2-3/4" Rise or 4" Drop - Extra-Extra-Long, 6,000 lbs

Hidden Hitch Ball Mounts

(56 reviews)

Code:   80233



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Hidden Hitch Ball Mounts - 80233

  • Fits 2" x 2" receiver-style hitches
  • Uses ball with 1" shank diameter
  • Measures 16" long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Measures 10" long from center of pin hole to the closest part of the weld-on ball mount platform
  • Provides 2-3/4" rise or 4" drop from the top of your hitch's receiver tube
  • Rated for up to 6000 lbs GTW and up to 600 lbs TW

80233 Ball Mount 2-3/4" Rise or 4" Drop - Extra-Extra-Long, 6,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Hidden Hitch Ball Mounts 80233 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 80233, this is the Hidden Hitch ball mount with a 2 3/4 inch riser, 4 inch drop. It features an extra long shank, rated at 6000 pounds. This is designed to fit a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This portion here is the portion that slides into your hitch. When choosing a hitch ball make sure that the shank of the hitch ball does not exceed the ball hole diameter. It gives us a measurement of 1 inch so we'll use a ball with a 1 inch shank diameter.

Take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole and center of the ball hole gives us a measurement of 16 inches. The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest point of the weld on the ball platform is a measurement of 10 inches. When using this in the rise position make sure you have enough clearance from the rear most part of your vehicle to the upright portion here. Make sure that doesn't make contact. So from the center of the hitch pin hole to the beginning of that weld here, that support bracket, gives a measurement of about 9 1/2 inches. If we install it in the drop position which would be this position and take a measurement from the top of the ball platform to the inside top edge of the receiver to our hitch, it gives a maximum drop of about 4 inches. If we do that same measurement with it in the rise position, it's about 2 3/4 of an inch in rise. It features a hollow shank.

It's made from a steel construction with a black powder-coated finish on it. It is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. It's rated for up to 6000 pounds of gross towing weight and up to 600 pounds of tongue weight. If we measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank it measures 2 1/2 inches. The draw-bar thickness measures 3/4 of an inch. The overall length measures about 19 3/4 of an inch. The way this installs is you would simply slide the mount into the receiver tube of your hitch until you hear your pin hole align up with one another.

Then insert a hitch pin clip or hitch pin lock, those are sold separately. Refer to our website to see some options or just go there and type in part number PC3. It will refer you to this 5/8 inch pin and clip that I'm using in our video today. With everything tight and secure, you'll be ready to make your connection and get out on the road. That's going to complete today's review of part number 80233, this is the Hidden Hitch ball mount with an extra long shank. .

Customer Reviews

Ball Mount 2-3/4" Rise or 4" Drop - Extra-Extra-Long, 6,000 lbs - 80233

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (56 Customer Reviews)

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by: Neil M08/07/2013

Overall, I have to say that I am satisfied although not particularily impressed. The finish on the ball mount is mediocre ... there are several spots where the paint is chipped off for instance. It was received today and installed today with no use yet the pictures show the areas in question. You can tell by the label installation that someone who really didn't care rushed the operation. It also fit considerably looser than the Reese bar that I removed. I had to apply several turns of duct tape around the tube to make it as snug as the original. As I said, it'll do fine, just not impressed. 93822


I havent used this bar since last May 2014 but it worked fine and I really dont have any complaints. Under the circumstances, Id probably bump it up a star on the rating although everything I said in the initial review was valid. I have since sold the bar with the bicycle rack that I sold on Craigs List.

Neil M - 02/05/2015


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by: Eric D05/13/2015

I needed a longer ball receiver on order to accommodate the bike carrier that I purchased and found this one at The service was great and the expedited shipping worked great. I received the product in Canada 2 days after I placed the order. Great service and an excellent product. Ready to hit the road!! 192608

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by: mr.chuck08/07/2013

The product is great. Communications was great. The wait-time for ordered item really was disappointing! But worth the wait. I would do business with again and recommend. :-) 93744


It has not failed me yet. Easy to handle and I never have second thoughts about its capabilities. Very good product and does what its suppose too. Happy Kamper!

mr.chuck - 02/05/2015


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by: John H09/16/2012

The long ball mount fit my project well, maybe a bit longer than I needed. I added (welded) a 6" receiver tube (using 2 pieces of 3/4" square stock as spacers) to the top of the tube in order to carry my bike rack and tow my boat at the same time. The bike rack is a Hollywood Sport Rider 2; Tray Style Bike carrier. Trailer is a B & M Tilt Bed Trailer for small boats on an interchangable ball hitch. 54832

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by: Pelican Fire & Rescue03/03/2011

We needed a new ball mount for our pick-up after we added a rear step. We searched everywhere for an extended ball mount and finally found one at The service was excellent and the item arrived in a few short days. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks. Chief Dave Hollands Pelican Fire & Rescue 8312

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by: captainmike08/13/2011

This draw bar is working out great. My spare is 13 inches wide and only 2 inches above my receiver. This bar allows me to connect my trailer with ease. I was using an extender and it required two locks ,it was heavier, and just more trouble to use. Now I am ready to go in minutes. 21835

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by: ryan11/21/2012

I needed a longer ball mount with my spare tire swing. I tried the extension piece to move it out but I didn't feel comfortable with having so much movement back there. found this one and it looks like it will do the trick. plus its a higher rating than the shorter one I have. 59846

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by: Adam E.07/27/2014

This longer ball mount was what i needed to give me more room to open the back door on my FJ when towing a trailer. Have to take it all out for a test drive soon. Also added a side mount swivel jack to give me some more ground clearance. The picture only shows the jack. 143128

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by: Sean L.03/23/2011

Should work great! Had to extend the hitch since the bike rack hit the bumper on the Traverse. 10195

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by: Dean R.10/09/2014

This extra, extra long ball mount is just what I needed so I could lower my truck tailgate without having to unhook my camper. The ball mount was shipped and delivered promptly. The only negative is that the two holes that are used to connect it to the receiver hitch were improperly aligned. I had to use a grinder bit to remove about a 16th of an inch of metal so I could get the pin through all the holes. Tough job but at least I know the steel used is good quality! 155298

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by: Pete S.06/01/2015

Looked for a ball mount that would give more room with the spare tire. No one local had anything that woul be long enough. Found exactly what I was looking for at Would recommend this ball mount and to anyone. 199481

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by: Vernon T.10/15/2013

I have a Chevrolet Venture Van and suffered for 2 years not being able to access the gear in the back due to the rear tailgate hitting my boat when opening. After looking locally for a longer ball mount that no one had listed I found it at Just the right length, a perfect fit, at a good price and to top it off it was delivered the next day. You cann't ask for any better than that. 103934

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by: JOHN P.08/12/2015

I purchased a Extra-Extra-Long ball mount for my 2015 Chevy Tahoe, My Kendon motorcycle trailer was too close to my bumper with a regular ball mount so this item works well. I called and Lexus G. took my order, Very professional and helped me order some other items I needed, I live in Illinois and my items were shipped to me the next Day. Awesome ! A+A+A+ Thank You !!! 218698

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by: Jim H.07/16/2012

I purchased the 3 bike hitch mount (S64600) and the ball mount (80233). I am very happy with the quality of the items, and the only issue I had was the pins did not align with the holes in the bike hitch mount and had to be forced in. The items are well made of heavy stock and should be adequate for my purpose. 48117

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by: denverd0n04/17/2008

Works perfect! I got one of these because the tongue jack on my trailer was hitting the rear-mounted spare tire on my Jeep. Problem solved! I especially like the fact that it has a 6000/600 capacity, unlike the adapter things that all seem to lower the hitch capacity to 3500/350. 773

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by: Eddy J.09/02/2011

I received this high quality ball mount this morning less than 3 days after ordering. I appreciate the courtesy of each and every representative who followed my order and emailed me of the status of my purchase. eTrailer is a great place to place an order with. 23454

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by: Don T03/31/2014

this hitch is great. i needed a longer ball mount to give me more room between my trailer jack and spare tire on the tail gate of my jeep wrangler. it is very hard to find a extra long ball mount. i found etrailer has them and a lot of other fine products. 123108

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by: Steve10/02/2015

Online selection of products was extensive. Ordering was easy and my extra length ball hitch arrived earlier than expected. We have a RAV 4 and the standard length hitch was too close to the spare tire carrier and too low to the ground. Great service. 228898

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by: Kevin02/20/2015

Received items in 3 days! Great products and great service! These would have cost 3 times the amount if I would have bought locally. Both items hooked up easily and solved my space problem when towing my boat with the camper on the truck. 175467

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by: Georgre C.10/03/2014

This product was exactly what I needed to clear the spare tire on my Jeep Wrangler (JK). A quality product, accurately described, and packaged/shipped promptly. Another great experience with 154341

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by: Patricia07/04/2015

eTrailer has consistently provided amazing customer support and products I purchased were exactly as advertised. Will continue to use this company for all my towing/vehicle needs. Thank you eTrailer! 209255

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by: Pamela03/27/2013

Just what my hubby needed. Have not had a chance to really use it yet for our camper on a trip, but when moving it on our property with our truck, it gave us the clearance that was needed. 72754

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by: MC: Long Island, NY12/23/2011

Quality product. Small product...arrived in a box the size you would expect a HP printer to be shipped in,LOL. Well built and fits receiver tight with very little rattle. Quick delivery. 28604

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by: Tom Y02/24/2012

Works well for what I need (moving my boat around with my front mount hitch), but with the hollow construction, I would be concerned using this at max tongue weight on the road. 32417

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by: Troy H.10/11/2012

I was pleased to find this particular ball mount it saved me from having to have one custom built. Thanks and your response and service was outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 57016

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by: Doug A09/02/2012

The trailer hitch went on in about an hour and the wiring kit was fine. I did put the wire to the battery in a protective cover. I thought it was too unprotected. 53774

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by: Rich M.04/25/2013

The extension was perfect for the front of my Kawasaki Mule. It cleared the front fender allowing me to move trailers around job sites with maximum control. 77818

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by: Wayne Y12/22/2014

nice product. I can't use it as it put the nose of the trailer to low. I was concerned this might happen. I alos ordered a 2" drop and that one work great. 166533

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by: tim a06/04/2015

Delivery was fast and now I can open my tailgate while attached too trailer . and put more air in my rite height bags and have level trailer . 200394

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by: George D.03/08/2012

Ordered item on the 4th and it was at my front door on the 6th.GREAT product & GREAT service.Thank you and I will pass info on to my buddies... 33279

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by: Russ C.08/31/2012

Just what I needed to clear the spare tire on the back of my Jeep. I will be able to shorten it a couple of inches and still clear the spare. 53671

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by: john04/23/2014

Shipment was very fast. The products I bought were top notch. The website layout made it easy to find what I wanted !! Thanks etrailer !! 126873

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by: Ken W.02/25/2015

Good product. I could not find it in local stores. The extended hitch works great with the overhang on my camper. 176099

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by: Gail03/04/2013

I bought this bar to extend the hitch beyond a bicycle rack, and it did the job well. The shipping was very fast. 68621

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by: Duane02/22/2012

This is a problem solver when you need that "extra" space to make a tight turn when pulling your trailer. Thanks! 32204

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by: Jerry T04/19/2011

I needed a longer ball mount so that I could use my ball mount bike rack and tow my popup. This worked great! 12011

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by: Kendall R05/24/2015

Worked great. Exactly what I was looking for. Glad I found it on your website. Quick shipping too. 196430

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by: Mike G01/30/2012

Exactly what I ordered, delivered on time, for a reasonable price. What more can you ask for?? 30613

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by: Mike P.02/26/2015

Very Impressed. Well Made...Reinforced Weld On Underside Of Drop (Or Top If Flipped) 176151

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by: Ivan R11/08/2012

exactly what I needed. Fastest shipping and arrival I think I have ever experienced! 58997

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by: John01/11/2013

Delivered as advertised, I appreciate that the product shipped faster than expected. 62707

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by: ed04/05/2015

great deal. shipping was so fast its almost like it came through the phone line 183335

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by: Garry W02/24/2014

I was looking for a long ball mount and this product fit the bill perfectly. 117356

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by: Brandon E06/25/2015

Product was just as promised, but shipping was quicker than antisapated 207103

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by: Josh H03/17/2011

Hitch worked out great. very prompt shipping and good communication. 9575

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by: Melissa03/14/2013

Fast shipping....very pleased with quality of product! Thank you! 70705

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by: kevin08/01/2012

the product fits my custom truck perfict and very strong and sturdy 50224

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by: gary a07/24/2015

Just what I needed....Fast service, great product..Thanks! 214178

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by: Mike08/22/2011

It was delivered with no problems. Thank for the follow up. 22470

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by: V. Sands06/04/2012

Excellent packaging and delivery. Item just as described! 42795

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  • Extended Ball Mount Measurements and Compatibilities for a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
  • You should not have any problem using the Super Extra Long Class III Ball Mount, # 80232, or the Extra Extra Long Class III Ball Mount, # 80233, on your 2012 Chrysler Town and Country as long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your hitch. Both ball mounts have 6000 lb gross trailer weight capacity and a 600 lb tongue weight capacity. Be sure you do not exceed the capacity of the lowest rated item while towing. You may also want a hitch ball, # 19247 or #19261. If you want to know the measurement...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation to Create Additional Turning Clearance with a Utility Trailer
  • I would suggest using an extra long ball mount, like part # 80232, over a hitch extender. This extra long ball mount has a higher towing capacity and gives you the length that you need without having to use multiple items. It measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, it has a 3/4 inch rise or a 2 inch drop and it was designed to be used with 2 inch trailer hitches. If you would like a compatible hitch ball, you can use the 2 inch hitch...
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  • Which Extended Ball Mounts Work with the Folding 3 Bike Towing Bike Rack # S64955
  • There are a lot of extra long ball mounts that have a gusset attached from the ball mount platform to the shank. This gusset can be large in some cases and this can cause too little space for a bike rack like # S64955 to fit. The 3 ball mounts we have listed on the product page, # 2736, # 80233 or # D-28, either do not have the gusset or there is enough space to still use the bike rack. For a drop, Curt ball mount # D-28 has a 6 inch drop, Hidden Hitch ball mount # 80233 has a 4 inch...
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  • Towing a Small Trailer and Carrying Bike Rack with 2 Bikes
  • We have a ball mount bike rack, S64600, that goes over the ball mount and can carry up to 3 bikes. You may need to use an extended ball mount to mount this carrier if you do not have 3-1/8 inches of clearance between your hitch opening and the nearest point on the ball mount (see parts below). We also have a specialty ball mount, D210 that allows a bike carrier to be mounted above the ball and carry bikes while towing. The ball mount has a 7500 lb towing, 750 lb tongue weight capacity...
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  • Will the Bike Bunk Fit a 17 Foot Casita Travel Trailer
  • The Bike Bunk, # CC-275, will likely work but based on the pictures I looked up of the Casita Deluxe trailer it would be a tight fit. You might need to make a slight modification or two to the propane tank cover/rack, or move it forward some. Another option is to use a long ball mount, # 80232 or # 80233 with a towing bike rack # S64955. I have linked a video review of the bike rack for you.
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