Today were going to review part number EBMK4EL, this is the Etrailer.com Super Extra Long Ball Mount Kit for 2-inch hitch. This kit will include an extra long ball mount. It will include the pin and the clip for attaching the ball mount to the hitch. It will include also the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball System that comes with a 1 7/8-inch hitch ball head and a 2-inch hitch ball head and an Etrailer.com Ball Mount Bag.This set will be nice to use if you have to tow multiple trailers that might have different size trailer couplers.First Im going to start with the extra long ball mount. This is part number 80228. This ball mount will have a 4-inch drop or a 2 -inch rise.
And basically drop, thats the position it is in now, would be measured from the top of this shank to where the ball sits. So that distance will be a 4-inch drop. Now the rise would be because if you turned it over and inserted the hitch that way, your ball would be up here, your measurement will be from the shank here to where the ball is seated right here. And again that would measure 2 -inch rise. And one other measurement would bethis is an extra long ball mount so basically from the center of the hitch pinhole here to the center hole where the ball would mount 11 inches.
So well extend it out from the hitch pinhole 11 inches. This ball mount does have a gross tow weight capacity of 6,000 pounds and a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds.Next part is the part number PC3 which is the 5/8-inch diameter pin and clip and that would be used to attach when the ball mount is slid into the trailer hitch. When the holes are lined up, you just slide the pin and clip through there, attach it and that holds your ball mount through your trailer hitch.Now the next item is the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Bally System part number 901B. Now this part will include the shank and the washer and the nut to install it. The shank would install into the ball hole in your ball mount and the washer would be put on.
And the nut is a size 1 -inch size nut that would be tightened down to hold it on and then theres a hole in the bottom of the shank and the cotter pin and lets you slide and spread it. That cotter pin will help keep the nut on to the shank. I do want to give you a few measurements on the shank itself. The diameter which is this part here, thats the size hole thats needed in the ball mount, on this shank would be one each diameter and the length which is this part right here; on this shank would be 2 inches. And this ball system, the shank with the ball attached will have a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 pounds.
And basically Ill show you how the hitch ball heads are attached to the shank. This one is a 1 7/8-inch diameter head which is marked right on the top here. They do have an integrated pin and what you would do is find the side that has the dimple on it, push it with your finger and go over the other side and pull all the way out. And then what you would do is line it up with the holes on the shank, push it all the way until its flush and youll have a 1 7/8-inch ball on your ball mount. Now if you end up having to tow a different trailer and a couple of sizes larger like a 2-inch, all you have to do is to push that pin out, take it off, find the hitch ball that says 2-inch on it. Push the side with the dimple on it and just push it through and boom. In a matter of seconds youll have a 2-inch hitch ball on your ball mount. One other nice feature I just want to show you on this hitch ball head is if youll notice they have a little rubber o-ring on this end and on the other end you can see in there theres an o-ring also so when its completely pushed in, the o-ring will seal on both these sides and will keep dirt or foreign materials from getting inside and causing the problem.The last item on this kit is the Etrailer.com Ball Mount Bag part number ETBMB. This item will work great for not only carrying your ball mounts but also any towing equipments such as tie down straps, pins, clips, locks. A strong handle makes it easy to carry and the large zipper opening which runs the whole length of the bag. Makes it very easy to install like in this case the extra long ball mount will fit in there no problem. This bag is made of a durable nylon material which will provide you many years of use. The zipper is a no-hassle zipper closure and handles for transportation. And then the last thing Im going to give you a few dimensions on the bag. Overall length is 16 inches and the height is 5 inches and the width on the bag would be 4 inches. And that should do it for our review of part number EBMK4EL. .
Today we are going to talk about ball mounts: what they are for, and what they can do for you. As you can see here, we have a variety of different types. And we are going to start off with the most basic type and go all the way up to the most advanced ones with the most adjustability to them. First, we will start off with a typical ball mount. And this configuration here is for a 2-inch receiver and also is a drop version. Basically, it is going to be 4 inches. Also, some models will have a gusset on the bottom, here, to give them a little bit added strength. Some of the typical straight ones will not have this, of course. And, depending on the materials it is made of, some will have the gusset and some will not. One other thing about ball mounts is, we have to talk about rise and drop. Basically, how they measure that is from the top of the shank down to the bottom of the plate here, that is considered the drop. And the rise position is considered this way - from the top of the shank again - well, to the top of the hitch - to the top of this plate here. And that gives you your rise measurement. So, in this case, we actually have from here to here a 4-inch drop, and then from here to here we have approximately about a 2-3/4 inch rise. And those rules apply to any ball mount out there. 1:04