B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

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  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 4 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 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W ball mounts part number BWTS20048B 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 - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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B and W Ball Mounts - BWTS20048B

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 14,500 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
  • Anti-theft design ensures ball mount platform can't be removed when Tow & Stow is installed in hitch
    • No additional locks required to prevent platform and balls from being removed
  • 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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: 14,500 lbs
  • Maximum drop: 4-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 4-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The B&W Tow & Stow adjustable ball mount lets you tow a variety of trailers with different tongue heights. Having a 1-7/8" ball, a 2" ball and a 2-5/16" ball allows for even more versatility, making this the ultimate go-to ball mount if you own multiple trailers.


Easily Adjusts and Stows

B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Operation

To switch the hitch ball, simply remove the pin holding the balls in place and rotate the entire block that the balls are mounted on until the ball you want to use is on top. Then replace the pin to secure the block in place.


Adjusting the height of the ball is just as easy. Remove the pins holding the ball mount platform in place and slide the platform up or down along the shank to the desired position. Once you have found the correct height, reinsert the pins and replace the clips.


When you're not towing, you can flip the ball mount platform around and stow it beneath your hitch so that you won't bang your shins. Just remove the pins to slide the ball platform down along the channel and up the back side so that the hitch balls face towards your vehicle. Then replace the pins.


Built-In Anti-Theft System

The Tow & Stow ball mount features a channel that runs along both sides of the shank. This channel not only allows you to slide the ball mount platform up and down to adjust the ball height, but it also prevents removal of the platform when the ball mount is installed, which will help prevent theft of your trailer.


Single Dimensions

A slot is cut into the adjustment channel near the top of the shank. To remove the ball mount platform from the shank you will need to remove the entire ball mount from your hitch. Then remove the pins that hold the platform in place. Flip the platform around to the stowed position on the rear of the shank, and then slide it up until the center pin lines up with the slot in the shank. Pull the platform out towards the rear of the shank until the pin pops out of the adjustment channel.


When the Tow & Stow is secured in your hitch receiver, you will not be able to remove the ball mount platform. This is because the slot in the shank is positioned in such a way that the collar on your hitch will block the pin on the platform from being able to leave the channel. Even if the pins holding the ball mount platform in place are removed, the platform will still be confined to this channel. So, as long as a hitch lock is used to secure the entire ball mount in your hitch receiver, and a coupler lock is used to prevent your trailer's coupler from being disengaged from the ball, your trailer will be secure.




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Video Transcript for B and W Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - BWTS20048B Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount. This ball mount is designed for a 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It's going to offer a maximum gross towing weight capacity of 14,500 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,450 pounds. The ball mount, with the built-in hitch balls, that's going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank, which is this portion here, is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch, and then the hitch balls are going to provide the connection points for your trailer coupler. Now, this ball mount does feature a stowable design. What that does is it lets you store the ball mount and the platform underneath your vehicle, and on the opposite side of this shank.

In order to do that, you're going to need to remove 2 pins, very easy to do, and then we're going to allow the platform and the hitch balls to rotate on the underside. Just like that, so when I mean underside, I mean it's actually going to sit underneath the hitch, underneath the vehicle, on the opposite side of the shank. Really nice design. You would secure it in place by reinstalling the pins and clips. What this does, though, is it gives you that flush design at the back of the vehicle, really adds a clean look to it, but also when you're maneuvering or walking around the back of the vehicle, you don't have to worry about running into or hitting your legs on the actual hitch balls, so it's a really nice design. Another thing I want to point out is that you can adjust the height.

It's going to let you tow trailers of different heights by using the same vehicle and the same mount. It's also going to help ensure that the ball height is level with the coupler height. All you have to do is slide the platform right here, up and down the shank. Now this shank can be used in the drop position, which is what I'm showing you now, or this can be flipped over and used in the rise position as well. The distance between these mount holes here on the side, you can see right in there, it's going to be 1 3/8 of an inch, center on center, so the adjustable height just really makes this a versatile mount. Once you have the height set for your application, go ahead and lock that in place or secure it, by reinstalling the pins, and then securing it with the clips on the other side. Now the unit's going to come with 3 different size hitch balls.

That's going to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. We're going to have our 1 7/8 inch ball, a 2-inch ball, and a 2 5/16 inch ball. To switch between the balls, all you have to do is remove this pin right here, so we need to take our clip off the other side, take that out, and that's going to allow these to swivel. Then you can choose whatever hitch ball is going to work best for your application. For the 1 7/8 inch ball, the pin's going to go in that back hole.

For the 2-inch or 2 5/16 inch ball, the ball would go in that forward hole. Whenever you find whatever ball's going to work for your coupler, make sure it's facing up, secure it in place by reinstalling the pin and clip. Now the hitch balls are going to be made from steel. They're going to feature a dual process chrome plating, so they're going to be highly resistant towards rust and corrosion. The pins are stainless steel pins, so that's going to create nice, sturdy, rust-proof connections, and then the actual shank right here, the mount and the platform, that's going to be steel construction, high yield tubing, so it's going to offer superior strength, and it's going to have that black, powder-coated finish on it, which is going to do great at resisting rust and corrosion, adds a nice rugged look, and it's going to keep the mount looking nice for a really long time. Now, to get this secured in your hitch, it is going to require a hitch pin and clip, or a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately. If you're in need of one, you can find them here at etrailer.com. The pin holes on the unit will accept a standard 5/8 inch diameter pin, and you're going to have two pin holes to choose from, so you can use whatever one works best for your application. The distance that we have from the center of the forward pin hole to the center of the hitch balls, that's going to measure 9 1/4 inches. The distance from the rear pin hole to the center of the hitch balls, that's going to measure 10 3/8 of an inch. Now, the towing weight is going to vary a little bit, depending on which ball you're using, so when you're using the 1 7/8 inch ball, you're going to have a gross towing weight of 3,500 pounds, with a maximum tongue weight of 350 pounds. When using the 2 inch ball, we're looking at 7,500 pounds and a tongue weight of 750 pounds. When using the 2 5/16 inch ball, we're looking a gross towing weight of 14,500 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 1,450 pounds. This product is made right here in the USA, and it's covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount.


Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black - BWTS20048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (670 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 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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The hitch is high-quality and I really appreciate the shipping container that it was shipped in . I have worked For UPS for 40 years and I appreciate a good shipping container. This hitch is exactly what I was looking for it is going on my new Chevy Duramax . Thanks 482752



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I tend to get nice stuff but I gotta say, this thing is beautiful. I installed it — fit and quality is tangible. I was sending photos of it to my gearhead friends. It’s that good. 607028



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We used the new hitch to take the boat out this weekend and it worked great. 610974



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Hitch is well made, very sturdy, easily adjustable and is made in the USA. Only hitch I will need. I will use it for my utility trailer as well as my 20’ flatbed. Etrailer was very prompt in shipping the hitch with good communication about arrival and follow up. 451902



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Exact fit just as the fine folks at etrailer said. It is very Heavy Duty and just what I was looking for. You will never need another hitch after buying this one! 522852



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Solid well made product. Top of the line. Very pleased with my purchase. The stow away option provides a clean look. 333857



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Really like the construction of the hitch. Also like having only one receiver and 3 different size balls as I have trailers that use all these sizes. 463900



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I recently purchased a new Ford F350 and it comes with the 2.5" receiver hitch. The B&W tow and stow fit the bill. I like the rise and drop feature as I pull a few different trailers. I was also impressed with quality and workmanship of the hitch, plus the ability to stow the ball out of the way, gives the truck a clean look. 557460



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Great product. Folds underneath the bumper out of the way. No more bruised shins. Very well made to handle the heavy load. 390784



- BWTS20048B
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Fantastic hitch!! Workmanship is top notch!! Shipping was great and definitely enjoyed ordering from ETrailer!!!! 614623



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Great products at fair prices and free shipping!! What's not to like? 608741



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Easy to use and very strong. I really like this product it makes towing different trailers a breeze. 607233



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Got it today just as promised it never made it in the house I met the UPS man in the driveway and stuck it on the truck immediately. Fast shipping great product and it looks good too, should serve the purpose well. The tri-ball keeps me from having to have multiple hitches and the adjustable height should work for everything I pull not to mention the anti-theft part is awesome. I looked at several hitches before I decided on this one and I know I selected the right one and I recommend that anyone looking for an adjustable hitch take your time do your homework know every purpose it will be used for and think about selecting a little more than you currently need just in case that need changes. E-Trailer is a great place to do the research and buy from. I probably had 8-10 different 2inch hitch combinations with different size balls and different height configurations then when I purchased a new vehicle that required a 2-1/2" hitch set up I said I'm going to buy one hitch that can accommodate all my needs that is why I went with this model. 595934



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B&W makes great products! The 3-Ball Tow and Stow is everything you would expect in a heavy duty receiver hitch. Customer service was exceptional. I ordered on a Tuesday evening and received by noon on Thursday. Thanks Etrailer! 590995



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No more searching for the perfect receiver because I now own it. No slop, excellent quality. 563340



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Should have gotten the 6" drop but that is my fault. The one i got is excelant though. 557359



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looks well built and the design seems to be well thought out 553034



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My B And W Tow and Stow ball mount is the best ever! I pull a boat, my harley trailer and my dump trailer that all use different size ball's. My dump trailer when loaded is 6 Tons and with this hitch it's not a problem. Changing ball sizes is very easy to do and the best thing is easily tucks away on the underside so passerby's (including myself) avoid shin damage! And not to mention I know longer have to store three different size hitches that constantly get in the way. Thank You B&W for a job well done! 522410



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This hitch is better than advertised. It is $300+ locally at a trailer retailer. I am VERY pleased with the fit & finish. The 2 1/2 receiver on my 2005 F350 was very tight and required a little encouragement from a hammer & wood block to slide in far enough for the hitch pin holes to align. This is a good thing because there is no more rattle or clunking. I absolutely LOVE not having to switch hitches for the various size trailers with different ball sizes and tongue heights that I pull. AND flipping the hitch around to store it out of the way so that It doesn't hit my shins is the greatest thing ever! 513314



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Great product as always B&W hitches , quick shipping great doing business with you guys. Thanks 501681



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Product was awesome, and delivered as expected. They even followed up to make sure everything was cool after it was delivered. Thanks! 500436



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Haven't used it yet but seems very well built, should be perfect for my needs. Awesome fast shipping. Great place to purchase. 498748



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Another great innovation from BW! Extremely well built, and user friendly. No more busted shins! The need to carry extra trailer balls and the tools to change them, is gone. I too, stumbled on the cost at first, but once you've unboxed your new unit, you'll see that the investment was well worth it. Leave the 'cheap imitations' for the folks that don't mind scratching their heads on the side of the road, with their prize possession in the ditch! Made in the USA, by Americans that still have pride in their work! Well done guys....well done. 476973



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Excellent quality and customer service. 469645



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Always owned B&W before. I am very disappointed with this one. All the pins and ball are rusted out. Its very difficult to adjust the ball size or adjust the drop. I wish that etrailer would stand behind this issue! 438211



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Products were delivered exactly as advertises and earlier than scheduled. Great service! 424761



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Great product 388760



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Excellent product made right here in the USA. Keep up the good work. 369053



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Extremely well designed and of the highest quality! Very impressed with the product. It stows away so well you hardly even know it's there until your ready to use. No more busted shins!!! Great job B&W! 353327


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Fantastic

Jim - 03/16/2018

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- BWTS20048B
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very happy with this purchase. The hitch is made very well and works great. A big thanks for etrailer for getting this for me as it was a new part and not available anywhere. 344998



- BWTS20048B
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This is by far better than advertised! Extremely well built and easy to maintain and use. 340736



- BWTS20048B
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I debated on spending so much on a hitch. I am so glad that did. This hitch is very well made and heavy duty. You can feel the quality when you make adjustments to the height or make a ball selection. Awesome product! Very proud to own it and that it is made in MY COUNTRY!!!! Way to go B&W!!!!! 337217



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Nice hitch 331521



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Great Service! Good Products! 326628



- BWTS20048B
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Good Day Ralph here I had previously physically handled a 10k 2 ball hitch at a local retailer. Unfortunately for them the internet has allowed an educated consumer the ability to shop outside the box. Once landing at E-Trailer, shopping was easy and informative. It was evident that I would be purchasing a 14.5k 3 ball device. Overall the shopping and purchase could not have been easier. Customer service is 6 star not 5! Both George and Rebecca, I would think, constantly monitored my purchase and shipping concerns. THANK YOU ALL!!! RALPH P.S. If I am successful at getting the photos from my phone to my home to you... You will note there is no hitch pin in the receiver. This hitch will only be attached when in use!! 324063


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Here is what I know,When I install the hitch in the receiver there is a calming sensation as I back to either the boat or car trailer.I purchased the 14,500 hitch so as not to need the coupler GMC provided me with.I would suggest to anyone I know to purchase a similar product from you!

Ralph D - 01/02/2018

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Very sturdy, easyou to operate, made in America hitch. What else can be said? 319745



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Service was excellent, product was great, quality is really nice. I recommend this company. 303462


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I love your ball mount. It works very well.

ALugo - 02/13/2018

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Craftsmanship is topnotch, but what else would you expect from B&W. This in on my F350 and I am so happy to have all the necessary hitches available for work around the farm without having to have a all the extra ball and mounts in the truck. 287578



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It fits in the 2 1/2" diameter receiver without the use of a little adapter that just adds more play. Looks like it was made to fit rather than needing to add more clobber. Simply put, it fits great and looks great as well. 1 ball mount instead of 5. Thanks. 283289



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Mark at etrailer was great. Very fast shipping... even to Hawaii and product is top notch - no more shin banging! 271046



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This hitch is one of the best I have ever bought or seen. I would recommend this to all. It works real easy and looks awesome. You really need to stop shopping around and buy this one. I stake my truck on it. 253612



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great product 246560



- BWTS10040B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


This is a really great hitch. Very heavy duty and easy to use. 191766


Comments

one year and still going strong. no issues what so ever great product.

Seth A - 05/11/2016

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- BWTS20049B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Hitch arrived very quickly and was packaged very securely. The tow & Stow hitch is everything I needed it to be and more. Thanks! 561373



- BWTS10043B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Tow bar well made and packaged well. Package of enclosed grease burst and made a mess though, 165439



- BWTS10047B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


The product is fine, convenient, but, I live in Minnesota. I bought this one to replace the same hitch that I bought when I go the last truck. The stainless steel pins had corroded/rusted so tight to the hitch that even putting them into a 40T press could not break them loose. The stainless steel mushroomed, they did not break loose. Keep them lubricated or you will not be able to adjust up or down in a year or two. I replaced them on the new hitch with Grade 8 Hex Screws, and greased them on install. That way, if they get stuck, I can use an impact wrench to break them loose. 573196



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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Great product and on time delivery. 509669



- BWTS10043B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Great product, very beefy and sturdy. It is also easy to set at different heights and turn around to the inside so you dont hit your shin on it. I wouldnt hesitate to buy another if the need arises. 554504



- BWTS10035B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


The customer service from etrailer is excellent. This bw stow and go hitch receiver is hands down the best USA made product on the market if you are looking for the best go with bw and e trailer of course ! 562201



- BWTS10040B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


High quality, good fit, price and fast delivery. 528314


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