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Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs

Reese Ball Mounts

(29 reviews)

Code:   RP45294



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Reese Ball Mounts - RP45294


  • Black powder coat finish to resist rust and corrosion
  • For use in the rise or drop position
  • 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" I-beam style shank
    • Will not fit Ford Super Duty or 2015 Ram HD factory-installed trailer hitches
  • Shank length: 8-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the plate
  • Mounting plate size: 7-1/4" x 5"
  • Mount hole spacing: 3-3/8 left to right and 1-3/4 top to bottom
  • Capacity: 18,000 lbs GTW | 2,000 lbs TW
  • Pin and clip sold separately
    • 5/8" hitch pin diameter

45294 Reese Titan Pintle Hook Mount for Trailer Hitches - 2-1/2"

Video of Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Reese Ball Mounts RP45294 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Reese Titan forged pintle hook mounting plate for a 2-1/2" trailer hitch, part number RP45294. This is a pretty hefty piece of work here, weighing in at 19 lbs. It has a black powder-coat finish to resist rust and corrosion. It can be used in either the drop or the rise position. As we said, it is intended for 2-1/2" trailer hitches. The way that would work is, you'd put that in your receiver like this.

You'd match up the holes, and then you would get your pin and clip. This pin and clip does not come with this item; however, it is available here at, part number PC3. You would just slide that right in there, clip that off, and you're all set. And as you can see, this is in the rise position. For some additional security when using this, we also carry a wide range of hitch locks that you can use.

Taking a look at some of the specs and dimensions, this item has a gross towing weight capacity of 18,000 lbs., and a tongue weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. The length of the shank from the center of the part number here to the face of the plate is 8-1/2". The size of the mounting plate is 5" x 7-1/4". The mounting holes here from center to center is 3-3/8" from left to right, and up to down is 1-3/4". That should just about do it for our Reese Titan forged pintle hook mounting plate for 2-1/2" trailer hitches, part number RP45294..

Customer Reviews

Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 18,000 lbs - RP45294

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

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by: Todd M.07/23/2014

It is a little longer than I thought it would be! heavy duty, tight fit, does not rattle going over bumps 142678


the hitch is still as solid as the day it was installed, the paint is holding up well, still a tight fit, does not rattle, I have purchased several items from Etrailer this year, shipping is fast and customer service is excellent.

Todd M - 07/23/2015


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by: Ed R12/18/2010

Rugged Perfect fit for my 2011 Silverado 2500HD. The new truck has a heavier duty receiver with the 2 1/2 inch opening. With the 18,000 lb rating of this pintle hook mount, I can safely (and legally) tow a 5 ton trailer (over 12,000 GVW). This is the most rugged and solid mount I've ever seen. I found it quite convenient that the holes have the hexagon shape on the back side. The nuts for the pintle hook fit perfectly, making it easy to install the bolts with just one wrench. Very happy. 4337

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by: Corey08/11/2015

I've bought 5 of these so far for all the new model chevy/gmc trucks. I hate using the reducers gm provides with the hitch as they are not as tight of a fit as i would like, plus my guys end up losing them when we remove/reinstall the hitch insert. So for me using the 2.5inch insert is a safety issue. Product is built tough and i'm happy to buy more in the coming years. Shipping was fast and customer service is top notch. 218581

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by: Lee09/18/2013

The ball/pintle mounting plate worked very well. I was surprised that it stuck out past the bumper so far on my 2008 Silverado 2500HD, but it was only about 4-5 inchest past where my ball usually sits with other hitches. I suppose it will work well as strong as it is to take care of anyone who choses to park to close to me in parking lots! :-) 100454

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by: Ben K.06/25/2014

Appears to be good quality. I assembled it, mounted it, and have not been able to tow with it yet. I had a very good experience with the company. They were able to help me with special delivery instructions and kept me posted on the status of the shipping. The shipping was expeditious! Thank you all so much! 137574

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by: Man of few words08/20/2014

Hitch was shipped in a timely manner. It was everything I expected. This is one heavy duty hitch. It fits my 2-1/2" receiver perfectly.I have purchased from etrailer in the past and I will purchase from etrailer in the future. Satisfied customer. 147744

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by: Todd M.03/17/2015

This mounting plate is very heavy duty, and a tight fit on a 2.5" receiver - no rattling. it is made for 5/8" bolts, not the 1/2" bolts the average 6 ton pintle hitch uses, some washers may be needed for smaller pintle hitches. 178882

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by: scott f04/14/2014

The Reese trailer hitch was the correct one. I have added my bolt-on ball and it is use now. Very happy with the speedy delivery. 125029

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by: Joey Love04/14/2011

The product was vary good and the service was excellent. Thank you for upgrading the shipment free of charge, and keeping me updated during everything. Thank's 11694

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by: JT Lines12/10/2011

The item description was lacking, it only tells you how tall the plate is, not how far the drop is. It is a very beefy product. I'm very pleased with it so far. 27949

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by: Va Farmer12/08/2013

A big chunk of iron, no flex with a load. Puts the trailer ball a foot from the truck allowing a 90 degree jacknlfe for loading and turning. 109574

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by: Herman11/06/2014

I shipped the item to another state and I will not be able to review it until two weeks from now!! I will let you know later. Thanks. 159645

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by: Barth05/08/2015

Everything I had hoped for excellent strong hitch, E trailer is one of the very best web retailers I have ordered from. 191480

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by: dozer01/01/2015

2nd one i have owned. someone stole if off the truck at service garage. great product though. highly recommended!! 167486

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by: AL07/30/2013

Great product and great customer service. Fits great in 2013 Silverado 2500HD. Thx etrailer. 92310

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by: Phil R.03/28/2012

Solid - Fits well. Nice match for the Reese Titan hitch w/ 2-1/2" receiver - Recommended.. 35285

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by: Clint06/06/2015

Did not fit had to grind paint and some metal on all 4 corners to slide into receiver. 201196

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by: NCHydroseeding.com04/25/2012

Super Heavy Duty... look no further for a class V Receiver mounting plate. 38358

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by: JT08/20/2014

I pull a 16,000lb trailer every day. This one works every day Thanks jt 147769

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by: Dennis S.12/29/2012

Fast service, Great product, Friendly people to do business with!!! 62236

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by: Tom08/18/2015

Just as described. Fits nicely in the r eceiver. 219997

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by: Mike l08/25/2013

Super strong. This thing is a beast of a mount. 96849

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by: Dennis S.01/18/2013

Great product, fast service and shippi ng 63452

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by: Oscar h09/17/2014

Awesome product, great pricing!!! 151800

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by: Mike03/07/2014

Very nice product as described. 119821

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by: Pablo G06/04/2012

Solid product and great shipping. 42738

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by: Kelly K05/06/2015

What I needed in a timely manner 190937

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by: eric02/28/2015

Great price, great product . 176496

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by: Vernon S11/22/2013

Exceptional in every way! 108235


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  • Will the Titan Pintle Hook Mounting Plate # RP45294 Fit a 2008 Ford F-350 with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • The factory 2-1/2 inch receiver on the Ford Super Duty trucks has more rounded corners whereas the Titan pintle hook mounting plate, # RP45294 has corners that are more squared. As a result, they tend not to fit together unless you remove some of the powder coating on the shank of the mounting plate. Do not remove any of the metal, though, just powder coat. A better fit would be # 45156 which has more rounded corners. You could then add pintle hook combo, # 63012. For a lock, I recommend...
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  • Pintle Hitch Mount Plate Availability with Best Chance of Fitting Ford 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • It is hard to say, but you would have a better chance of getting the part # RP45294 to install in your 2-1/2 inch Ford hitch than the Curt # C48339 since the Reese has rounder corners. We have seen a few of the Ford 2-1/2 inch hitches and some of them have rounder corners than others so it's hard to say for certain if an accessory will fit them. We have seen some Ford hitches have no problem accepting 2-1/2 inch accessories and others that won't take any.
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  • Operation Details of The Draw-Tite Pintle Hook Combo # 63012
  • The Pintle Hook Combo # 63012 can be used for trailers that have a pintle hook setup that use a lunette ring, or for trailers that have a coupler and attach to a hitch ball. You cannot use the pintle to lock or secure the trailer to the hitch ball. To use the hitch ball, your trailer would need to have a 2-5/16 inch coupler to secure to the hitch ball. If you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, you will need to use Pintle Hook Mounting Plate, part # RP45294. If you have a 2 inch receiver,...
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  • Difference In Pintle and Regular Mount, and Availablity of Pintle Mount For 2011 Ford F-350
  • A pintle hitch ball is designed to be used with trailers that use Lunette Rings, a regular or conventional hitch ball is designed to be used with trailers that have couplers. You would typically find trailers with Lunette Rings on industrial or construction type trailers. For a pintle towing setup, you will need a pintle draw bar, pintle ball, pin and clip, wiring, and brake controller. For a draw bar, I would recommend Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate, part # RP45294, which...
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  • What Size are the Mounting Holes on Draw-Tite Pintle Hook Combo # 63012
  • I walked out to our warehouse and measured the mounting holes of the Draw-Tite Pintle Hook Combo # 63012. The holes measured 1/2 inch in diameter, and the kit includes the necessary 1/2 inch bolts. If you have the Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate # RP45294, it will match up to attach to the Draw-Tite Pintle Hook Combo # 63012. You will also need to use a 5/8 inch diameter pin like the Titan Trailer Hitch Pin and Clip, part # 74149.
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  • What Heavy Duty Reciever Hitches are Recommended for a 2002 Ford F-350 for Pulling a 14K Excavator
  • We have a couple of 18K capacity direct fit hitches. They are 2-1/2 inch receivers, so I would suggest getting a 2-1/2 pintle mounts, part # RP45294. For the smaller trailers, you could use a reducer sleeve, part # 58102, and use the old ball mounts that you currently have. They will same you some time and work on the install as they are fit for the F-350 Super Duty. They use factory bolting location so you will not have to do any drilling. I recommend Draw-Tite, part # 45297. Again,...
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  • Pintle Mount and Hitch for a 2015 Ford F-350 with a 3 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I haven't heard of an OEM 3 inch hitch before. Not to say that it isn't possible but I have only seen aftermarket 3 inch hitches. Traditionally, Ford has used a 2-1/2 inch hitch. Just to be clear, it is the width of the receiver opening, not the overall width of the hitch receiver. So if it is a 3 inch hitch then we have one pintle option, # RP38186. It has a 25,000 pound capacity which is more than most configurations of the 2015 Ford F-350 according to the Ford website. Then you could...
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  • Different Bolt Hole Sizes on Reese Pintle Mount, Part # RP45294, and Holland Pintle, Part # PH30RP41
  • You do not need to drill out the mounting holes on your Holland pintle Hook. My contact at Reese advises that the bolt holes on the Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate, part # RP45294, are intentionally over-sized for convenience but are intended for 1/2-inch hardware, not 5/8-inch. 1/2-inch grade 8 hardware is specified by the manufacturer for attaching the pintle hook and mount.
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  • Can Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate be Used in Both Rise and Drop Positions
  • Yes, the Titan Fordged Pintle Hook Mount can be used in either the drop or rise position in order to get the pintle level with the trailer.
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  • Pintle Hook/2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball Setup Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Hitches
  • I have a solution for you. However, you will need to get two separate pieces and bolt them together. You will want the Titan Forged Pintle Mount part # RP45294 as this is compatible with 2-1/2 inch hitch openings and will give you a base for a pintle hook with a 2-5/16 inch ball like the part # 63012. This comes with the necessary installation hardware. With those two parts you would be set.
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  • Why Doesn't Titan Pintle Hook Mounting Plate # RP45294 Fit in Ram 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The factory 2-1/2 inch receiver on the Ram and Ford trucks have more rounded corners whereas the Titan pintle hook mounting plate, # RP45294 has corners that are more squared. As a result, they tend not to fit together unless you remove some of the powder coating on the shank of the mounting plate. Do not remove any of the metal, though, just powder coat. A better fit would be # 45156 which has more rounded corners.
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  • What is the Pintle Hook Combo # 63010 Designed to Attach To
  • The Pintle Hook Combo # 63010 that you referenced is designed to attach to a hitch mounting plate like the part # RP45294 that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch or part # 63057 for if you have a 2 inch hitch. The hole spacing of the plates it is supposed to attach to are 3-3/8" (Horizontal) x 1-3/4" (Vertical) - center to center with a 17/32 inch diameter.
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