Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank

Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank

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Simplify your towing needs with this top-quality, all-steel adapter. It bolts right onto your cushioned weight-distributing shank (AMAC1) to give you a sturdy, adjustable ball mount. Mount it at just the height you need for a smooth, level ride. Call 800-298-8924 to order Convert-A-Ball accessories and parts part number BA-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Convert-A-Ball products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Convert-A-Ball Accessories and Parts - BA-1

Simplify your towing needs with this top-quality, all-steel adapter. It bolts right onto your cushioned weight-distributing shank (AMAC1) to give you a sturdy, adjustable ball mount. Mount it at just the height you need for a smooth, level ride.


Features:

  • Attaches to cushioned weight-distribution shank (AMAC1; sold separately) to provide a standard ball mount
    • Can be used in rise or drop position
      • Adjusts along shank length by 1-1/4" increments
  • Installs easily onto the cushioned shank with pins and clips sold separately
  • Constructed of powder coated steel
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits Convert-A-Ball cushioned weight-distribution shank (AMAC1; sold separately)
    • Will fit other weight-distributing shanks with 3/4" shank diameter and holes 1-1/4" apart
  • Weight capacity:
    • 10,000 lbs GTW
    • 2,000 lbs TW
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • 2-Year limited warranty


BA-1 Convert-A-Ball Ball-Mount Adapter for Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank (AMAC1) - 10,000 lbs GTW







Video of Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank


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Video Transcript for Convert-A-Ball Weight Distribution BA-1 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BA-1, this is the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter for the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Weight Distribution Shank. This is going to attach to the Cushion Weight Distribution Shank, part number AMAC1. That is going to be sold separately. It's going to provide a standard ball mount. It can be used with the shank in the drop or rise positions, and it will adjust along the shank length by 1-1/4" increments. It's going to install easily onto the cushion shank with pins and clips, those are sold separately.

You can find those here on our website with part number CABPN-2. Now this unit is a steel construction, has a really nice black powder coat finish, so it's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. Now this will fit other weight distribution shanks with 3/4" shank diameter holes and holes that are going to be 1-1/4" apart on center. These holes right here are going to have 3/4" diameter to it. Taking a measurement center on center, the distance between the two is going to be 2-1/2". With that 1-1/4" separation, center on center, that's going to be how this adjusts.

1-1/4" + 1-1/4" is 2-1/2, which is going to match up well with part number BA-1. The ball hole diameter, if we take a measurement of that, that's going to measure right on 1". Draw bar thickness is going to be this portion here. That's going to give us a thickness of 3/4". The inside channel width is going to be around 2".

The outside channel bracket to bracket is going to be about 2-1/2". That's going to do it for our review of part number BA-1, this is the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter for the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Weight Distribution Shank. .


Customer Reviews

Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank - BA-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

Simplify your towing needs with this top-quality, all-steel adapter. It bolts right onto your cushioned weight-distributing shank (AMAC1) to give you a sturdy, adjustable ball mount. Mount it at just the height you need for a smooth, level ride.

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It what i need , but with the liabilities of a tow product , i expected high quality weld . The weld is of very low quality and should never passed any visible inspection . 551411



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This fits well with my Curt drop shank. It certainly adds to the rattles, but gets the job done so I don't have so many heavy hitch-related items hanging out in my truck. I also use a locking skewer on the top pair of holes for added security. 158249



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Nice quality 639733



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I finally had a chance to bust into the box. Extremely impressed with the quality of all the items in terms of materials, design/build and gauge of metal. If I had any suggestion it would be to increase gauge of steel of the ball mount u flange that the ball mount is actually welded to. Overall very good buy and I appreciate your fast delivery. I will shoot you some pics this weekend when I have time to actually insert hitch into receiver and take some measurements to see where ball ends up off the ground. June 16 weekend I will have the trailer to hook it all live. More later. 519504



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This worked perfect for my application which was different than typical. It gives me plenty of adjustability for each vehicle my hitch is mounted to. 507797



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Built well 424582



- BA-1
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Very Heavy Duty 418290



- BA-1
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Great hitch for pulling my bike trailer 325637



- BA-1
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This worked great for me as my receiver is wedged into my F350,been there sense 1999 for my weight dis. hitch with bar mounts and 2-5/16 ball,it allows me to swapout to a 2"ball to tow small trailer. 309160



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Works Great! Thanks 304108



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Works as stated. Easy to change height 286361



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Great product 264430



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Will work as planned. Note: it will not work with the older hitches as it only fits a hitch that is 2 x 2 in square with 3/4 pin holes. 260355


Comments

Use this item on a curt hitch 17120, works great and is perfect if you use multiple vehicles or trailers with different height hitches.

Harry F - 06/20/2017

25205

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Great Product 252688



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Product is exactly as advertised. It allows me to set the correct trailer tongue height. 237776


Comments

Product is exactly as advertised. Provides multiple ball height.

Eric A - 02/13/2017

22462

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I`m waiting for mine to arrive. I find it hard to believe this will hold up to 2000 pounds of tongue weight. But will work great for my atv trailer. As always etrailer is the best with prices , shipping and customer service. 229362


Comments

Product has been excellent , I used bolts instead of pins to hold it because I set my height and leave it. Etrailer is my favorite place to shop.

Hell R - 10/05/2016

21438

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This is a quality product. It came nicely finished and the welding looks first rate. It fits well on my weight distributing hitch. I also had great service from etrailer. 227858



- BA-1
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This ball mount is extremely well made, great welds and matches up perfectly with the 14.5" drop hitch. Fast shipping! 217715



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Good price, excellent follow up (informing me when product was shipped with tracking). Product details were through so product arrived as described in the details. 201838



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Great product 190923



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outstanding part 177287



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The ball mount adapter was exactly as described. It appears very well made and will work well for my application. 134276


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  • For your 2018 Tahoe and boat trailer needing a longer extension between them I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232. Having a longer ball mount like this will not reduce the capacity of your hitch at all. This will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball to the hitch pin hole. For a compatible hitch ball the shank needs to be 1 inch diameter for this mount. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 40038 or 2-5/16...
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  • Weight Capacity of the Convert-A-Ball Adapter Part Number BA-1
  • I contacted our representative at Convert-A-Ball and the weight capacity of the ball mount adapter # BA-1 is 10,000 pounds and tongue weight capacity is 2,000 pounds. It bolts right onto your weigh distribution shank such as the Convert-A-Ball # AMAC1. The adapter # BA-1 can fit other weight distribution shanks with 3/4 inch shank diameter holes and holes 1-1/4 inches apart on center. I added a short video review for you too.
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  • Ball Mount Adapter Fit For Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank
  • I have a solution for you, but the Replacement Platform and Hitch Balls for Fastway Adjustable Ball Mounts # DTBM180 that you referenced will not work on your Equal-i-zer weight distribution shank. That replacement platform is designed to fit Fastway adjustable ball mounts like the # DTALBM6800. I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1. This ball mount is designed to fit weight-distribution shanks with 3/4 inch diameter holes that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart. My co-worker...
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  • Edge to Edge Dimensions on Husky WD Shank # HT30859
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a couple measurements on the weight distribution shanks that you mentioned in your question. The Husky # HT30859 measures 14 inches long (edge to edge) on the shank portion that inserts into the hitch receiver and 14-1/2 inches long (edge to edge) on the adjustment hole side. The Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4400 measures 12 inches long on the hitch receiver shank and 14 inches along the adjustment holes. The Curt # C17123 measures 11 inches long...
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  • Compatibility of Friction Sway Bar with Convert-A-Ball Adapter and Weight Distribution Shank
  • The Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts - Class III and IV # RP26003 will work with the Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank # BA-1 to allow you use your Reese friction sway control arm # 83660. The Curt Sway Control Hitch Ball # C40093 or Reese # RP58060 will work with this system.
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  • Would the # BA-1 Fit a Curt or Reese Weight Distribution Shank
  • The # BA-1 fits the typical size for weight distribution shanks like the part # C17124 or # RP54977. The holes are 3/4 inches wide and are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart.
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  • Can Convert a Ball Shank AMAC1 and Platform BA-1 Achieve 2 inches of Rise
  • The ball mount adapter part # BA-1 that you referenced will fit the Convert a Ball shank part # AMAC1. With the shank in the rise position you could easily achieve 2 inches of rise.
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  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of the Convert-A-Ball # BA-1 Ball Mount Adapter
  • The tongue weight capacity of the Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank, item # BA-1, is 2,000 lbs. The gross trailer weight capacity of the Ball Mount Adapter is 5,000 lbs, and when used with the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank, item # AMAC1, you will need to stay within the weight capacity of the ball mount adapter which is 5,000 pounds.
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  • Maximum Drop When Convert-A-Ball Shank # AMAC1 and Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 Are Combined
  • I went out to our warehouse to take the measurement of those two parts together for you. The Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank # BA-1 when used with the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank # AMAC1 will give you a maximum drop of 7-5/8 inches. You may also wan the 3/4" Pins with Clips for Convert-A-Ball Weight Distribution Shank Accessories - Qty 2 # CABPN-2 for this combination.
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  • How Is Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 Attached To Shank
  • You can use pins and clips with the Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Hitch, part # BA-1. The pins I recommend are part # CABPN-2. These pins include the clips that can hold it securely in place.
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  • Does Ball Mount Adapter part # BA-1 Fit Curt Weight Distribution Shank C17125
  • Yes, the Convert a Ball mount adapter # BA-1 is a fit for the weight distribution shank part # C17125. The adapter is designed to fit standard ball mount shanks like the Curt so it would be a great option.
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  • Will Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 and Clevis Adapter # CA-1 Fit Reese Weight Dist. Shank RP3215
  • Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 and Clevis Adapter # CA-1 from Convert-A-Ball both fit perfectly on the Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3215. I went to our warehouse and fitted the two adapters on the shank and their 3/4-inch hole diameter and 1-1/4-inch hole spacing match exactly. Note that when you use parts with different weight ratings the lower-rated part determines overall capacity.
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  • Is the Convert-A-Ball Ball Adapter Compatible with Other Weight Distribution Shanks
  • I pulled the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter, # BA-1, and an Equal-I-zer weight distribution shank and I found that they do work together. The bolt holes for # BA-1 match the bolt holes on most weight distribution shanks, but it has not been tested with all weight distribution shanks so a fit cannot be guaranteed. To attach the adapter to the shank, you can use the 3/4 Inch Pins and Clips, # CABPN-2.
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  • Can Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank be Used Without a Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you can use the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank # AMAC1 without a weight distribution system and it will keep its 10,000 pound weight rating. The Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 is designed to work with it just for that purpose and is also rated for 10,000 pounds GTW.
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  • Hole Spacing For An Adjustable Ball Mount 2 Inches on Center
  • I see the confusion with the hole spacing and think I can clear it up. The holes are 3/4 inch and they are 2-1/2 inches apart on center. They are not 1-1/4 inches apart however, that is the adjustment increment based on the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank for 2 inch Hitches,# AMAC1, this part is paired with. The actual metal spanning between the holes is 1-3/4 inches. The only similarly styled adjustable ball mount I could find that has a 2 inch on center adjustment...
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  • Can Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter Fit on a Curt Weight Distribution Shank
  • The vertical part of Curt weight distribution shank # C17131 is the same width as ones for 2 inch hitches meaning # BA-1 will still work though they are not tested together. But it would be better to use an adjustable ball mount that is designed for regular towing. For one that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and is rated for 10,000 pounds and that also includes both a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball I recommend # DTSTBM6425. The overall cost is only a little more than combining the Curt and Convert-A-Ball...
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  • Will Ball Mount Adapter Work With Weight Distribution Shank
  • I pulled one of the Ball Mount Adapters, part # BA-1 from our warehouse and took a measurement for you. As the attached photo shows, the center-to-center measurement is 2-1/2 inches. With 3 inch spacing on your shank this will unfortunately not work for you. We do offer a shank that might work for you and will work with the ball mount adapter. I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank, part # AMAC-1. This Shank fits 2 inch receiver openings and the holes are...
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  • Can Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount Adapter Be Used with Any Weight Distribution Shank
  • The Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 can be used with any weight distribution shanks with 3/4 inch shank diameter and holes 1-1/4 inch apart. Which is the standard. The only shank type you will not be able to use it with are shanks with a hollow channel, such as part # RP63971. The holes will not line up with the holes on the adapter. But if you stick with a solid design like the # AMAC1 you'll be just fine.
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  • Compatibility of Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 with Weigh Safe Hitch Ball with Scale # WSUN-1
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the Ball Mount Adapter for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank # BA-1 for you. The platform measured 11/16th inches which is the 3/4 inch platform they are referring to. I recommend the # BA-1 for your Weigh Safe 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball w/Built-In Scale # WSUN-1. These two parts will work very well together. That platform is designed to work with the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches # AMAC1,...
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