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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - 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 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W ball mounts part number BWTS20049B 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 - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - Black. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Ball Mounts - BWTS20049B

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 7-1/2 Inch
  • Rise - 7-1/2 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.


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
  • 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: 10-3/8"
  • Maximum drop: 7"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1-3/8"
  • 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.




TS20049B B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black






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Video of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - Black


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for B and W Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - BWTS20049B Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the B and W Tow and Stow 3-ball mount for a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. The ball mount is going to have the built in hitch balls to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank is going to slide into the trailer hitch receiver tube and then the hitch balls are going to provide the good connection points for your trailer coupler. One of the unique things about the unit is that it features a stowable design. What that does is it lets you store the hitch balls and the mounting platform on the back side of the mounting block underneath the hitch of your vehicle. It's a really nice design. In order to get it into a stowed position, we're simply going to pull the 2 rear pins and clips and then this unit swivels around back to the underside.

You would line back up the holes and then you would secure it in this position by reinstalling the pins and clips. What this does is it gives a clean, flush look to the back of the vehicle and it's going to move the mount and the balls to the underside, so if you're maneuvering around the back of your vehicle, if you're walking around the back of the vehicle, you don't have to worry about running into the hitch balls and hurting your legs or damaging your shins. They're out of the way. Then when you're ready to tow, you can just bring them back around to the front side. The unit also features an adjustable height feature. That's going to let you tow trailers of different heights using the same vehicle and the same ball mount.

It's also going to help insure that the ball height is level with the coupler height of your trailer for a nice, level towing setup. You can see how this can be adjusted up and down the shank to change the ball height on the ball mount. Once you find the appropriate height setting for your application, simple place in the pins and clips to secure it in place. This one is going to come with 3 differently sized hitch balls. You're going to get a 1-7/8th inch ball, you're going to get a 2 inch ball, and you're going to get a 2-5/16th inch ball. To switch between the differently sized balls, we need to pull out this front pin and clip.

That allows the hitch balls to rotate. That way you can choose whichever one is going to work best for your application. Once you find the right ball, you simply just reinsert the pin and secure it with the clip on the other side to lock it in place. The unit is made from a steel construction. We're looking at dual-processed chrome plating on the hitch balls. That's going to provide great resistance from rust and corrosion.

The unit is made from steel. It's going to feature a black powder coat finish on the shank, on the adjustment bar, and on the ball mount platform area right here, so that's going to be highly resistant from rust and corrosion as well. The pins are going to be made from stainless steel, so that's going to create sturdy rustproof connections. To get this secured on your hitch, it does require a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock. Those items are sold separately. The pin holes are going to accept a 5/8th inch diameter pin. If you are in need of a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock, you can check out some options here at etrailer.com. When it comes to the gross towing weight, for the 1-7/8th inch ball it's going to have a capacity of 3,500 pounds. It's printed right there on top of the ball. For the 2 inch ball, we're looking at 7,500 pounds, and for the 2-5/16th inch ball 14,500 pounds. A few measurements I want to mention for you real quick. Taking a measurement from the center of the hitch balls to the center of each pin hole, these pin holes are going to be separated on center by 1-1/8th of an inch, so if we take a measurement from the center of the hitch balls to the center of that closest pin hole, that's going to give us a measurement . It looks to be about 9-3/8th inches. That means to that rear pin hole we're looking at 10-1/2 inches. If we have this in the stowed position, we can take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the block. This is going to be how far it's going to stick out. You can go out to your vehicle, you can measure from the center of your hitch pin hole out this far and see how far this is going to stick out with it in the stowed position. To that closest pin hole we're looking at a measurement of 4-1/2 inches to the rear pin hole, we're looking at 5-5/8ths. When it comes to the drop, you can see that we have a pretty long mounting block here with the adjustment holes, so it's got the adjustment height design. These holes are going to be separated on center by 1-3/8th inches, so that's going to be the incremental height adjustment. With it in the lowest setting in the drop position it's going to give us a maximum drop of about 7 to 7-1/2 inches, depending on what ball you're using at the time. The 1-7/8th inch ball has a little bit more of a raised platform, so that's going to be about a drop of 7 inches measuring from the top of the shank or the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you flip this over to the rise position with the unit at its highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of about 7-1/2 inches, again measuring from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. Once again, the incremental height adjustment is 1-3/8ths of an inch, so you do have a lot of adjustment. This is a very versatile ball mount. B and W makes this product right here in the USA and they're going to cover it with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the B and W Tow and Stow 3-ball mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch.


Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 7" Drop/7.5" Rise - 14.5K - Black - BWTS20049B

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (115 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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Made in the USA. Tow & Stow feature is great. Only hitch I’ll need to allow all my trailers to tow level. E-Trailer rep, Noah, was a great help. 596188



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Didn’t want to spend this much money for drop hitch but very happy about my stow and go hitch purchase this thing is super heavy duty and built to last a lifetime, no regrets here! Thanks etrailer same great experience as usual. 527635



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



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I received the product from etrailer as discussed and am very happy with the B&W draw bar hitch upon installation. More importantly, I am very impressed with the polite, prompt, efficient customer service. I haven't experienced this type service in a very long time. I will use these folks again. After all anyone can distribute product, it is the customer service that makes the difference. 346489



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It works really well. You sure arnt going to hurt it that's for sure. 504757



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During the holidays it's always difficult to find the "right" gift for my husband. Watching the Outdoor tv channel, my husband saw the commercial for this product and stated he was going to have one of these. With ordering a new work truck coming in any day now, I thought this would be a great addition to it. Thanks so much. It's perfect! 460643


Comments

All is well with the hitch and works for all the trailers we own and continue to buy. Im sure well purchase another one now that my husband has this one

Katherine - 12/17/2018

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Another very solid and well built item from B&W. Put into a 2.5” receiver on a 2018 Ram 2500 with stock suspension and tires. The 7” drop was perfect for all my applications and having the convenience of all three ball sizes makes it nice. Only regret I have it not buying the BOLT locking hitch pin at the same time I bought this. The B&W and BOLT pin go together like peas and carrots. 641217



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I’m pretty sure both hitches will outlast the truck They are made of heavy steel. The built in theft prevention is a great design. Great American product and design. 572820



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Just installed. Smooth mechanism to select ball size. Seem like quality materials. Love that I can lock it on, stow it and save my shins! 559571



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Awesome product and fast shipping. Thanks Again etrailer. 480055



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After doing tons of research I decided to purchase a B&W hitch for my 2015 GMC 2500HD. Needless to say it was one of the best purchases I've ever made. Extremely well built unit. Much heavier than I anticipated it to be. Should last me many years. Thank you for a great AMERICAN built product. 319692



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Received this well within a reasonable time . I think it wasn’t described very well . It’s better than described . Extremely well built and very easy to use . Does everything the way it’s meant to be . Eliminates the need for several ball mounts as all are built into one . And the ability to change heights also makes it well worth the money spent . I can now pull any of my trailers without having to search for the correct ball and mount . Wish I had purchased this years ago if it had been available . GREAT PRODUCT !!!!!!!!! 568653



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Love the "Stow and Go" no more busted shins with the balls tucked up under the bumper. Switching the ball size is quick and easy. American Made and much heavier than I expected with I went to pick it up. Perfect fit on my 2015 Ram and love that it is 2 1/2" ball mount so I don't need the adapter. 244134



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This hitch is very versatile and easy to use. I haul everything from our small utility trailers with the 2" ball to our 14K dump trailers with the big daddy ball and it is so great to quickly swap between and not need to carry separate stingers. Very pleased!!! 725622



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i love this hitch. it is nearly perfect. getting a lot of rust stains from the stainless pins and plain steel interfaces. other than that, it's great! 724890



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Very well built with nice hardware. Shipping was quicker than expected! 722188



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Perfect all around....could not be happier. Super heavy duty and very well made. 719741



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Best hitch I've ever bought. No need to switch hitches for different balls or trailer heights. Doesn't rattle around. Great hitch! No more bruised shins either. lol 719380



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Love it. Well built and thought out. Very smooth and easy to adjust. 719082



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Best trailer hitch I've ever owned . 718763



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Solid solid hitch not only is it tuff it’s stylish too especially when it’s turned around in store mode 717584



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This is my 2nd bw hitch. First one I had for 20+ Yrs. Bought a bigger 7 in drop for a bigger truck. Worth every penny 710959



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I knew this was a heavy duty hitch, but you have to hold in your hands to really appreciate its heft. Adjustments are easy to make and I really like the stow feature. Just got it today so haven't had a chance to tow anything yet, but it looks like it's going to work great. Delivery was fast and on time. 705428



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Great product! Everything I needed. 705203



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Very quick shipment from etrailer.com. Awesome product (best ever), and I’ve had a bunch over the years. Extremely sturdy, with top quality workmanship, and a very mindful design. I have a big camper, large horse trailer, and utility trailer. I never have to hassle with changing balls again, and can tow them all (fully loaded) with great confidence. 697993



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Starting with 4 stars because I have only had the hitch for about 3 hours. 1. I was impressed with the packaging that actually arrived in good condition, protected the hitch and even had hand holes in the box to make lifting it easier, and all of it was cardboard that can be easily recycled. 2. I was flipping through the small pamphlet that came with it and I asked my self “wonder what they recommend to keep it lubed up” and surprise there’s a small packet of white lithium grease stuck inside the pamphlet and on the last page a B&W bumper sticker. 3. Hitch is really nice quality material and the coating and chrome finish is flawless. I’m a welder (20yrs) and even the welds that are on the triple ball are top notch. If the Hitch is put together as well as it looks and is as good as the packaging I don’t think I have much to worry about. But I totally forgot to get a locking hitch pin when I ordered it. Lol More to come as I use it for towing the Boy Scout Trailer for camping this season. But I have no concerns that it’s up to the challenge. 696283



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The hitch very well built. Know I will not need to keep changing out hitchs for the correct size of ball. Should have bought one years ago. 695231



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Well made. Finish looks great. FYI it doesn't come with a reciever pin. Just the right amount of drop for my 2019 Ram 2500. It tucks up underneath for low profile storage without issue. Cons: price is a bit steep compared to some other brands. Especially since it doesn't include the reciever pin. 690143



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Excellent Built Product and Fast Service. Will purchase from again. 678901



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Excellent I definitely needed this hitch specially with a lifted truck and and hitch lock to help prevent from thieves. 670988



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The hitch is very nicely made. The flip and hide feature is very clean looking and you will not bump it with your knee. Operation of the hitch is very easy. I would recommend the hitch to anyone looking for a hitch that doesn't stick out or needs all three sizes of balls. I really like the hitch. 669367



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Great hitch. Very well made. Very versa tile. 665376



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Great product! Price was best we found 655515



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Great product. Easy to adjust. Well worth the expense. 654264



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Great company and fast shipping with great customer service! 654103



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As always etrailer is great to deal with. Quick delivery and product exactly as described. 653707



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Best hitch I've owned, so nice being able to adjust to any height or size ball. Still looks brand new after plenty of uses. 643978



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Bought this a year ago for my new 2018 Ford F250. Very nice, solid piece of equipment. I shopped around quite a bit before buying this one. Wanted the 3 sizes in 1 and the rise/drop. In the past, have purchased low priced mounts, but found there are times I needed the extra weight capacity. The F250 can pull a lot and this mount will as well. Very happy with it. 625599



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This is the right one my husband ordered a 3" instead of 2 1/2 did cost a lot to send back hopefully he won't do that again 615130



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This is very robust and well built. I look forward to getting years of great service out of it. This puppy weighs 32 pounds and is solid as a rock. 611770



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Ordering was simple, delivery was quick. I know this hitch will last the rest of my life. Very well built. Love the simplicity of this hitch. 604155



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Great product, very useful and stows very easily 592018



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B&W #1 and so is this company to do business with. Good price and fast service. 591462



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shipping was fast thanks 580636



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Great product and service was great! 579549



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Absolutely of the highest quality I have seen and the best thing is, MADE IN THE USA! 579232



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Fantastic hitch that eliminates the need to have numerous various size hitches & ball sizes! 579161



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B & W brand hitch purchased. The experience was excellent! Easy and pricing was fair.. Will definitely be back for more! 565136



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etrailer could not have been any easier to deal with. Prompt shipping, great customer service, competitive pricing, and great training videos on the products. This is a very well run company with a customer friendly attitude in everything they do. Anything I can buy from them I will. I have three different trailers I tow at three different heights and two ball sizes. This B&W Tow & Stow should solve all my problems with multiple shanks and balls. Looks to be very well made and should last forever. 564223



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Received the Stow and Go hitch along with the BW lock. Packaging was excellent and as always the hitch is of very good quality as is the lock. Impressive! 563054


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  • The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for Towing 17,000 Pound Trailer
  • I do have a solution for you, however the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B referenced in your question has a maximum towing capacity of 14,500 pounds when using the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. I instead recommend looking at the Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825. This adjustable ball mount will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver and has up to an 18,000 pound capacity with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. The ball mount also includes a 2 inch hitch ball (with...
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  • Does the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Have an Anti-Theft System?
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B has a slot cut into the adjustment channel, which you can see in the accompanying photo, that stops the platform from being removed when the ball mount is installed in your hitch receiver. Further, you can get a hitch lock such as # BWTS51235 to secure the mount in your 2-1/2" hitch for total safety. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Deciding Between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 4-1/2 Inch and 7 Inch Drop for a 2015 F-250
  • It sounds like you are trying to decide between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20049B which has 7" of drop and the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B which has 4-1/2" of drop. If that is the case then you will need to do some measuring first. The first measurement will be taken from the ground to the top, inside edge of your trailer hitch receiver tube. The distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level will then need to be subtracted from...
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  • B&W Ball Mount Silencer Pad for Use with Tow & Stow 2-1/2-Inch 3-Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • Since you have the B&W 2-1/2-inch Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B you will want the Silencer Pad # BWTS35025 which is made for your ball mount.
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  • Is B&W Silencer Pad BWTS35025 Included with Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • I think you are referring to the B&W Silencer Pad # BWTS35025 that is offered as a separate accessory item for use along with their B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B. This durable neoprene pad helps reduce rattle and noise in the hitch connection. Like the B&W ball mount itself, this item is USA-made.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Platform of B & W Tow and Stow Ball Mounts
  • We have found that the part # AM3492 works as a lock for the ball mount platform portion of the B and W Tow and Stow ball mounts like the part # BWTS20049B that you referenced.
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  • Vertical Measurement of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • I took a measurement of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049C and found from the base to the bottom of the receiver it measured about 8-1/4 inches while the overall vertical measurement was about 11 inches. I have made a photo for you displaying these measurements. This 3-Ball Mount, which is Chrome but also available in Black at part # BWTS20049B, fits 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches and has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball (3,500 lb capacity), 2 inch hitch ball (7,500 lb capacity) or 2-5/16...
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  • Do Class Iv and Class V Hitches Have Different Sized Receiver Openings
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount with Both 1-7/8 and 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Balls
  • The Fastway Flash E Series adjustable ball mounts like # FA42-00-2825 include a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch hitch balls. There isn't a 1-7/8 inch ball. For a 3-ball adjustable mount I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS20049B for 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers or # BWTS10050B for 2 inch receivers.
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  • Fit of Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flaps ERT00110 on B&W Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • Your Rock Tamer Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System # ERT00110 will work fine on the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B as long as you have at least 1-inch of available space on the ball mount shank. The Rock Tamers mounting bracket needs this inch of space to install properly. You can refer to the linked diagram to see how the mud flaps mount. Since the B&W has two hitch pin holes in the shank you can rest assured the mud flaps will continue to work well on the new ball mount.
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  • Availability of Class V Adjustable Ball Mount with 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball
  • Best option we have for that is the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B as it has all three popular hitch ball sizes (1-7/8 inch, 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch), plus it fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch as well. It is also adjustable as well. I attached a review video for more info as well.
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  • Fit of B&W Silencer Pad for Tow & Stow Ball Mounts
  • The B&W silencer pad, part # BWTS35025, fits all of the 2-1/2 inch B&W Tow & Stow ball mounts, like part # BWTS20049B as an example. With that being said, since trailer hitch pin holes aren't all at the exact same depth sometimes you need more than one spacer to fill the gap. The spacer itself is a 1/2 inch thick.
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  • Anti-Rattle Lock Recommendation for 2.5 inch Hitch and B and W Tow & Stow
  • For the larger 2-1/2 inch hitch size the anti-rattle lock you'd want is the SilentACT Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Accessories Lock # SHP2082 which is compatible with the hollow shank of your B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B that you have.
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  • 3-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Since you use all three common ball sizes regularly I recommend an adjustable ball mount that comes with all three since there isn't a 1-7/8 and 2 inch combo for # C45902. There are several options for a 2-1/2 inch hitch such as # BWTS20049B. I have included a link to all of the options with 3 balls that fit 2-1/2 inch hitches.
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  • 7 inch Drop B and W Stow and Go Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-250
  • If you are on the last adjustment of your 5 inch drop B and W Stow and Go you would want to go with the part # BWTS20049B especially once you lift the truck. On as big of a truck as what you have you would not have any issues with dragging either. I attached a review video as well that shows this used on a similar truck. You can see that there is plenty of ground clearance.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 Factory Hitch
  • The B and W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B that you referenced would be a great choice for your situation. It fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch your 2019 Ford F-250 has, gives you all three popular hitch ball sizes, and can do a drop of up to 7 inches which will cover the coupler height of basically any standard height trailer easily. I attached a picture of this ball mount installed in a similar Ram truck as yours as well as a review video on the same truck.
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  • Recommendation for an Adjustable ball Mount with 3 Balls for a 2016 Ram 3500
  • Many trailers measure around 16 to 18 inches from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler with the trailer level. But really they could be any height. Ball mount # DTALBM6600-3S that offers up to 6 inches of drop and 7 inches of rise is going to most likely cover the majority of trailers you might tow. But you could err on the side of caution and go with something that offers a little more rise/drop such as # DT-ALBM6800-3S at 8 inches drop and 9 inches rise maximum. Using a...
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  • Total Length of Vertical Shank on B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B referenced in your question. I measured a total length of right at 11 inches of the vertical adjustment shank on the ball mount. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • How Much Rise Do I need In B&W Tow & Stow on Truck With Leveling Kit
  • The appropriate amount of rise would really depend on the measurement from the bottom of the trailer coupler that you are towing to the ground. That would be the the measurement you would typically subtract from the truck's hitch to the ground measurement to determine the rise or drop in a ball mount that you may need to be within 2 inches of level with the trailer. Since you mention that you tow several different trailers then I recommend to use the adjustable ball mount with the largest...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2012 Ford F-350 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • To determine the amount of rise or drop you need you'll also want to measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler. Then find the difference between the 22 inches of your hitch receiver and the measurement of your trailer. I suggest the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS20049B that will provide up to 7-1/2 inches or rise or drop. It also has all three standard hitch ball sizes. The advantage of the Tow & Stow is the feature to flip the ball mount around under the hitch when not...
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  • What is theB&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Made of And Where is it Made?
  • You will be happy to know that the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B is, indeed, constructed of steel. Additionally, this ball mount was made right here in the United States of America. I've added links to a pair of video reviews of this ball mount for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Why Do Weight Ratings of 2-Inch Hitch Balls Vary Between Fixed and Adjustable Types
  • The B&W Tow & Stow Adjustable 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B has a 2-inch ball rated for 7500-lbs. You are right that standard individual 2-inch hitch balls can carry much higher ratings, such as Curt 2-inch ball # A-90 which is rated for 10K. All of our standard 2-inch hitch balls are shown on the linked page. These carry class ratings from Class I all the way up to Class V, as with the Curt ball # A-90. The lower ratings with any adjustable multi-ball type ball mount result from the...
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  • Appearance of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • On the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B their logo is fairly subdued, being a light grey. It makes it easy to see the brand but it does not "scream" it. When we photograph items for our website it is sometimes necessary to use a dulling spray to reduce glare and reflections from the lights in our photo studio. This is especially true with items that are chrome-finished and/or bright polished, such as hitch balls. This treatment provides a better photo but does slightly dull the...
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  • How Much Does B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B Adjust
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B referenced in your question has a maximum drop or rise of 7-1/2 inches. It features incremental height adjustments between those two maximums. This is a really nice ball mount with a stowable design that will let you store the ball and mounting platform beneath your vehicle. It includes a 1-7/8 inch, 2 inch, and 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also take a look at.
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  • Towing Weight Ratings of Hitch Balls on B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount
  • Yes, the three different sized hitch balls on the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B have three different weight capacities which I'll list for you below. - 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 I've added links to video reviews and an install of this ball mount for you to take a look at as well.
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  • What Does Rise and Drop Mean on Ball Mount
  • When it comes to the listed specs of a ball mount like the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS20049B you were looking at the listed rise simply refers to the height from the top of the shank up to the ball platform when it's in the rise position. Most ball mounts including the Tow & Stow can be physically flipped so that the drop instead becomes a rise. This helps to keep a trailer level when you're hooking up to a tow vehicle that features a higher rear end. I have attached a couple images of this...
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  • Weight of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B
  • The weight of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B that you referenced is 31 lbs. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Available 3-Ball Adjustable Ball Mounts
  • The highest-rated 2-inch adjustable 3-ball ball mounts we offer are rated for 10K maximum. Please note that all such multi-ball ball mounts have different ratings depending on which ball is used. With the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10050B for example you can 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. All 2-inch 3-ball mounts are shown on the linked page. This can be locked in a 3-inch hitch with hitch lock # WS05.
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