B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

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Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W ball mounts part number BWTS10048B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Ball Mounts - BWTS10048B

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • B and W
  • Three Balls
  • Steel Shank
  • Steel Ball

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Features:

  • Ball mount with built-in hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Stowable design lets you store ball and mounting platform underneath your vehicle
    • Remove pins holding ball mount platform in place on shank
    • Flip platform underneath the hitch
    • Reinsert pins and clips to secure ball mount platform for travel
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount up or down along shank and secure in place with included pins and clips
  • 3 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove pin, rotate balls, and reinsert pin
  • Dual-process chrome plating on balls provides excellent rust resistance
  • Black powder coated shank is corrosion resistant
  • Stainless steel pins create sturdy, rust-resistant connections
  • Durable steel construction with high yield tubing offers superior strength
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 1-7/8" ball: 3,500 lbs
    • When used with 2" ball: 7,500 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 10,000 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Hitch pin hole closest to ball: 9-1/4"
    • Hitch pin hole farthest from ball: 10.384"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to pin hole in mounting block:
    • Pin hole closest to mounting block: 3-3/4"
    • Pin hole farthest from mounting block: 4.884"
  • Maximum drop: 5"
  • Maximum rise: 5-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Operation



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Video Transcript for B and W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-ball mount for 2 inch hitches, available with a 3 inch drop and a 3-1/2 inch rise, Part Number BWTS10047B, with a 5 inch drop and a 5-1/2 inch rise, Part Number BWTS10048B, with a 7 inch drop and a 7-1/2 inch rise, Part Number BWTS10049B, and finally with a 9 inch drop and a 9-1/2 inch rise, Part Number BWTS10050B. They all feature a 10,000 pound weight rating. The one we're working with today has a 7 inch drop and a 7-1/2 inch rise. The B&W Tow & Stow 3-ball mount allows you to do just that, tow and stow. It features an 1-7/8ths, 2 inch, and 2-5/16ths hitch ball. The 2 inch is rated at 7500 pounds, the 1-7/8ths is rated at 3500 pounds, and the 2-5/16ths is rated at 10,000 pounds. It's easy to select your ball size.

Just remove the pin here, rotate it to your desired ball, and reinsert the pin here. It's adjustable at 1-inch increments, and there's 8 possible adjustments. It features 2 hitch pin holes. You could just whatever works best for your application. From the center of the ball to the center of the first hitch pin hole is 9-1/4 inches. With the same measurement to the second one, we're looking at 10-1/2 inches.

With it in the stow position, it adds a sleek and stylish look to the rear of your vehicle while protecting your receiver from dirt and debris, and it's also going to save your shins. It's made out of a durable steel construction with a black powder coat finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. The balls are made with a dual-process chrome plating for excellent rust resistance. The stainless steel pins are going to provide a sturdy connection, and they're also rust resistant. Between the drop and rise position, and with the 3 ball mounts, you'll be able to tow a wide variety of trailers. The B&W ball mounts are made in America, and they feature a limited lifetime warranty. Now it's very easy to install.

You'll need to put it in either the rise or drop position. Then we can line up our pin holes. You also need to provide your own pin and clip. If you don't have one, that's okay. You can pick one up on our website, etrailer.com, Part Number PC3, or if you choose to have a more secure ball mount, B&W makes a hitch pin lock for 2-inch receivers, and that's Part Number BWTS51234. That's going to complete our look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-ball mount for 2 inch hitches..


Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black - BWTS10048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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I have used this hitch for about a year now. I have an 18' dovetail trailer that i mainly use this hitch for. This trailer has very little clearance at the lower edge of the dovetail. This hitch allows me to adjust this with the many different height adjustments provided by multiple holes. I also really like the way you can store the ball portion away from unknowing chin bones. Only word of caution I have is when you pull the pins to adjust/use the hitch, be ready for the ball portion to drop fast! It has some weight to it and can pinch/smash fingers. Ask me how I know. Overall great hitch. 422811



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WOW - This is a heavy duty piece of equipment. I attached it to my truck and it is easy to pivot to the stored position which will make my shins and pant legs happy. My only negative is the 2" ball I primarily will use is on one end so I will have to rotate it around with each use to allow maximum height when stored. It needs to look like the photo, not with the 2" ball rotated to the top, to store. Not a big deal and I am still happy with the purchase. 575183



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This hitch setup is top notch! Very heavy duty. I went with this setup over cheaper similar options because those other 3 piece options that are similar just seemed clunky and held together by a lot pins with lose tolerances (IE recipe for wiggling and rattling), not to mention multiple stress points. This B&W unit is sleek and solid, no wiggling around, and tucks up out of the way nicely when not in use...which is more handy than you would think! We are using this on a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn with factory air suspension. 413904


Comments

Still very pleased with all of the products you mentioned and have absolutely no complaints. Thank you

Heath W - 08/03/2018

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Great design. Really glad I can leave it on the truck year round and it looks great with the flat surface when it is reversed and tucked under the truck. The flat surface keeps it safe from people walking behind the truck. Adjustment up and down allows me to use it for my small trailer all the way up to my 29 foot Regulator boat. 442436


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The product is great. I use it every week!

Roger M - 10/15/2018

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Very good and have no concerns with using it to pull my horses. 184816


Comments

Thank you for the follow up. The hitch is working great. We use it to tow a 2 horse trailer. No issues thus far.

David - 04/21/2016

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Though I can’t write a review, I know nothing about trailer hitches, I can say this....I ordered this for my son for Christmas. He said all he wanted for Christmas was a B & W hitch. So, I had my husband help me to pick the right one for his needs. The hitch arrived almost immediately. Shipping was fast and really great. I am sure my son will be thrilled Christmas morning! Although, I am glad he was not home when it arrived since it was shipped in it’s own box, and the contents completely exposed. Might be good to let customers know that in case they are ordering as a gift. 729634



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Best Hitch ever and the stow away is so great. Thank You 720264



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This hitch resolves my need for multiple sized balls and different height adjustments for several trailers I own. 718866



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This is a very good product Fits all trailers 711168



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This hitch is everything I was looking for in a hitch and it is ALL AMERICAN MADE! Being an old veteran that is important to me and my family. I plan on towing a 27' house trailer and/or a 20' enclosed utility trailer with a side by side inside. I was told to buy this by a very good friend who is a Fleet Manager and said that they have purchased a bunch of different brands over the years and yours was far and above the best one for all of them. 700154



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Bought this since we live on a horse farm and have several different types of trailers and ball sizes needed. Probably could have gotten away with just the 2"/2 5/16" setup but you never now when you will need that seldom used 1 7/8. The ease of the hitch and the wide range of heights make this perfect for any type of trailer. Best of all the balls hide away when not in use. No more hitting them with your legs. 688259



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I am very impressed with this tri-ball hitch. The 5 inch drop/rise is perfect for my 2016 F-150 with the FX4 package - it gives me a full range of hitch heights, three different ball sizes, and allows me to retire a shelf full of various height hitches and ball combinations. Every possible combination of length and ball size now stays permanently on my truck! Fit and finish are excellent. 681507



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Exactly what I wanted at a great price!! 679471



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This product is solid, its heavy duty, its durability makes this product great for towing different trailers. The different ball sizes works great for me. And being able to rise or drop for leveling makes a whole alot of difference. By far one of the best receiver mounts. 672808



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I was a little hesitant for the price when I was looking at ball hitches for my new truck. I had at least 5 ball setups that were in my old truck to use depending on what trailer I was going to tow. Now, This is ALL I need! And, it is machined to work and look great! Love it! 662050



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The B&W hitch seems to be very well built, and pulls like a dream! I also enjoy the convenience of being able to quickly switch ball sizes in order to tow trailers with different size couplers without changing the hitch. 659348



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Products is awesome. Only complaint is that the pins can be aggravating even using the white lithium grease. 659319



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Fine hitch assembly except: There needs to be lockable adjustment pins whether sold with the unit or as aftermarket items! 658206


Comments

Part 34065036 listed as a related item as a locking adjustable pin or a locking hitch pin either way.

-- Rachael H - 06/18/2019

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Two thumbs up. Looks great. Easy rotation and durability. 658004



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Very good. Last hitch ball you'll ever need. Have had the same product in my other truck for many years now. Purchased another for my new truck. 655842



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Heavy duty, good adjustability. Just what I needed. 647437



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Actually purchased 2 BW hitches for my trucks. Very easy to adjust various heights in order to pull any trailer level. Also tucks out of the way until you need to tow. Hitch itself helps add protection to the back of your tow vehicle without being a leg breaker when you walk around. Have made other purchases through etrailer and am very happy with customer service and with the products. 646525



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Great service and products. B&W hitches are the best on the market in my opinion. 642525



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Great product! Simple solid design. 637024



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This item is very solidly built and allows me to connect both a camping trailer and a kayak trailer, with their different-size hitches. 635390



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Excelent product 635069



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Great product. Worked great on my 2018 Ford F-150. Don’t fool with any other product. This is the one to have. Plus USA made!! 633451



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seems like a very nice product. operates as it is supposed to. expensive tho. won't be able to tell how good it is until it sits outside for a few years. 616012



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Great but....... I purchased this trailer hitch for my new truck and was very pleased with how easy it was on the website and the product its self. Unfortunately while making the purchase I did not realize That it did not come with HITCH PIN AND CLIP I was all excited to see it on my doorstep I go to install with no luck due to a simple cheap pin. I guess it’s my fault but it is a nice looking product and look forward to using it no real complaints PS fitment was perfect on a 2018 Ford F1 50 and the materials used in the product looks strong and durable feels heavy and built well 615038



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The Product Arrived A Little Dusty And Dirty, But In Good Condition. 614328



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Simple Excellence. I would buy it again. This will last a life time. Well made ~ American Made. Always buy American Made!!! 610868



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Great product except for an issue with the stowed position. When stowed the 2 5/16 in ball is at the bottom and can drag on the ground when going through a dip like leaving a parking lot. This causes the large ball to get chewed up. Would be much better if the large ball stowed in the up position. 606258



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Really solid hitch. Feel very confident towing a heavy boat. The height adjustment and multiple balls are great features. Stows away nicely. Make sure you have a locking pin of equal towing capacity to attach to your hitch receiver. 596504



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I bought this for my husband of Christmas. He loves it!! I put a picture in a box as a gift, because there was many different features and functions that I needed to his input. Ordered right after Christmas and due to stellar customer service, it is already on his truck! It is one beefy hitch!! 594512



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This was an excellent e-Commerce transaction. Product is exactly as stated, heavy duty and made in the US! Shipping was extremely fast. Best part no more hitting my shins as I walk around the back of my truck! Would definitely buy from again! 584577



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Outstanding hitch. Second B&W product and I couldn’t be happier! Only hitch I will own. 547506



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Purchased the B&W Tow and Stow, 5 inch drop 3 ball hitch. It was delivered BEFORE the anticipated date in perfect condition. Used it several times immediately after it's arrival. Awesome hitch for an awesome price. Very happy with the purchase and the quick delivery...I will refer all who ask me of this great B&W hitch toward etrailer.com. 527662



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This is a great hitch, love the fact you can flip it over and not hit you knees when walking around your truck. This is a perfect addition when not pulling a gooseneck. ETrailer has the best prices around and fast shipping. I will continue to buy from them only. 514637



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As Advertised 514403



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Good product, beautiful and heavy duty 512739



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Great Product looks great on my truck and made in the great USA 504609



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This will be very handy. I have 3 trailers that all tow at different heights and have different size ball mounts. This tow and stow 3 ball mount is just what the doctor ordered and what my old back needs! 500192



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Never been disappointed with E Trailer, and always fast shipping. Thanks B. Lambeth 500099



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The hitch arrived promptly and was exactly what I was looking for. It's a well built piece of hardware that should last a very long time. 500009



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shipped faster than expected. etrailer has always been extremely helpful when I call to order parts. 499341



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This hitch looks awesome! Very quick delivery! Will definitely do business with etrailer again and highly recommend them! 495868



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Have really enjoyed this hitch. Just be careful to have a firm grip on it when changing positions with pins out as it will pinch a finger real good if not being careful. 484761



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Very nice hitch. Easy to operate and well built. I appreciate the I no longer need to pull out the hitch and put a cover in the receiver. Also excellent service from etrailer and Very Fast Shipping! 479558



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If you frequently make changes to your trailer hitch to accommodate different trailers this is the best there is. It also rotates and stores out of the way so nothing much sticks out to catch a leg on. 476004



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Works as advertised. I tow a lot of boats that have different size hitches and this makes it a snap to flip sizes as needed and then flip out of the way to save the shins. 461825


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reciver for 2016 Ford F-150
  • I suggest using the Curt # C13118 for a trailer hitch receiver on your 2016 Ford F-150. This is a 2 inch, Class III hitch with a gross towing weight of 6,000 pounds and maximum tongue weight of 600 pounds. It includes all the necessary hardware to bolt it to your truck. I've linked an installation video for you. If you prefer a hitch that has a higher weight rating, the Curt # C14016 is a Class IV, 2 inch hitch rated at 10,000 towing and 1,000 pounds tongue weight. This hitch is...
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  • How Much Ground Clearance Do You Lose With the B&W Tow & Stow BWTS10048B
  • The distance from the top of the shank to the bottom of the platform on the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS10048B while in the stowed position is 8-1/2". I am not sure where you were measuring from but if you measure from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground and then subtract 8-1/2" that will then give you your ground clearance measurement. Unfortunately, there are too many variables at play to give you a definite answer as to whether or not it will scrape but...
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  • Distance From Top of Receiver to Bottom of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball on B&W Tow & Stow 3" and 5" Drop
  • I went to the warehouse to take some measurements and found that from the top of the receiver to the bottom of the 2-5/16" hitch ball was approximately 10-1/2" for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 5" of drop # BWTS10048B while the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 3" of drop # BWTS10047B measured approximately 8-1/2" from the top of the receiver to the bottom of the 2-5/16" ball.
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  • Would B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Be Good Choice for 2016 GMC Canyon
  • For the price it's pretty hard to beat the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B. It has all of the ball sizes you are going to ever need and it has height flexibility which means that you can basically tow most trailers level. 5 inches of drop would cover most trailer so this would be a great option. Smaller trailers like waverunner trailers will still have the 1-7/8 inch ball on occasion so it's not a waste by any means.
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  • Will Master Lock Hitch Pin Work with B&W Tow & Stow Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Because of the large span required to secure the ball mount of the B&W Tow and Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B, the Master Lock Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 1480DAT will not work to secure the ball mount to the shank. The span of the # 1480DAT hitch pin lock is not long enough to secure the ball mount to the shank. The long pin in the Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set # AM3492 is the only pin we carry that is long enough to span the 4 inch wide ball mount of...
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  • Adjustable Height Ball Mount Recommendation for 2000 Toyota Sienna for Towing Pop Up
  • For a camper that weighs at 1,700 or less for your 2000 Toyota Sienna you wouldn't necessarily need a brake controller as that weight is less than half of the towing capacity for the Curt hitch part # C13511 that you have installed. There's a bit of variance in how tall the coupler will be on the trailer you end up with, but we do have the Tow and Stow # BWTS10048B which I can guarantee as a solution because it has an adjustable height to accomodate for various height trailers and because...
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  • Distance from Hitch Pin Holes to Mounting Block for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B
  • From the center of the first hitch pin hole to the back of the mounting block measures 3.75" for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B. That same measurement, when taken from the second hitch pin hole, is 4.884" on center. I have attached a photo demonstrating these dimensions for you to reference. I hope you have a great weekend as well.
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