This ball mount is designed to tow and carry accessories such as bicycle racks and cargo carriers at the same time with a trailer. Now well show you proper usage. It simply installs into the hitch like any other ball mount and you can add you accessories on top of that. One thing we should note about the ball mount part of this device is this shank is a one inch shank that uses a variety of ball mounts. Just remember that the towing capacity of this draw bar is only 5,000 pounds with 500 pounds tongue weight. Now well show you how a bicycle rack will reside on top of the ball. As you can see this is a versatile ball mount, you can use two things at the same time. Just a couple things you want to make sure of before you use this ball mount. On the tongue rating, you only have 500 pounds of tongue weight, make sure your hitch can carry that amount and make sure that your trailer and your bicycle rack with the bicycles on does not go over 500 pounds. This is part # V75090, the multi-purpose ball mount from Valley.
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