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Video of Ball Mount 2-3/4" Rise or 4" Drop - Extra-Extra-Long, 6,000 lbs
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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. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (56 Customer Reviews)
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
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 etrailer.com. 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
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
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
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 etrailer.com. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 etrailer.com. Would recommend this ball mount and etrailer.com to anyone. 199481
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 etrailer.com. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 etrailer.com. 154341
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I bought this bar to extend the hitch beyond a bicycle rack, and it did the job well. The shipping was very fast. 68621
This is a problem solver when you need that "extra" space to make a tight turn when pulling your trailer. Thanks! 32204
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
by: Kendall R05/24/2015
Worked great. Exactly what I was looking for. Glad I found it on your website. Quick shipping too. 196430
by: Mike G01/30/2012
Exactly what I ordered, delivered on time, for a reasonable price. What more can you ask for?? 30613
by: Mike P.02/26/2015
Very Impressed. Well Made...Reinforced Weld On Underside Of Drop (Or Top If Flipped) 176151
by: Ivan R11/08/2012
exactly what I needed. Fastest shipping and arrival I think I have ever experienced! 58997
Delivered as advertised, I appreciate that the product shipped faster than expected. 62707
great deal. shipping was so fast its almost like it came through the phone line 183335
by: Garry W02/24/2014
I was looking for a long ball mount and this product fit the bill perfectly. 117356
by: Brandon E06/25/2015
Product was just as promised, but shipping was quicker than antisapated 207103
by: Josh H03/17/2011
Hitch worked out great. very prompt shipping and good communication. 9575
Fast shipping....very pleased with quality of product! Thank you! 70705
the product fits my custom truck perfict and very strong and sturdy 50224
by: gary a07/24/2015
Just what I needed....Fast service, great product..Thanks! 214178
It was delivered with no problems. Thank for the follow up. 22470
by: V. Sands06/04/2012
Excellent packaging and delivery. Item just as described! 42795
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