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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop, 4" Rise - 21K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop, 4" Rise - 21K - 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 21,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W ball mounts part number BWTS30048B 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 - 3" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop, 4" Rise - 21K - Black. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Ball Mounts - BWTS30048B

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 4-1/2 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 21,000 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
  • 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: 3" x 3" 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: 21,000 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Hitch pin hole closest to ball: 9-3/8"
    • Hitch pin hole farthest from ball: 10-1/2"
  • Maximum drop: 4-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 4"
  • 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.




TS30048B 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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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 - BWTS30048B Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to take a look at the B&W Tow and Stow Three-Ball Mount for a three-inch hitch. This has a 4 1/2 inch drop, and a four-inch rise, and a 21,000-pound weight capacity. Now, this ball mount, with the built-in hitch balls let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank portion right here is designed to slide into a three-inch hitch receiver opening, and the hitch balls is what'll provide connection points for your trailer coupler. If you notice, it does give you the option of three different hitch size balls to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. And if you just need to switch the ball, all you do is simply remove the pin right here, rotate the balls to what size you need, and then reinsert the pin.Let me just show you.

That's pretty easy to do. Here's your clip. Remove your clip, slide out your pin. It'll release the ball. There is the 1 7/8 ball.

If you turn it this way, it's your 2-inch diameter. If you go this way, it's the 2 5/16. Whatever size you need, it's very easy just by removing a clip and the pin, and rotate it to the correct size. I'm going to go ahead and the put the pin and clip right back in there to hold it. There we go.It is also an adjustable height ball mount.

Let's you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle, and it's the same way. All you have to do is pull out the two clips right here. That'll allow you to remove these two pins. Once you slide the pins out, that'll release it, and you can see that you can slide this. It's got some weight to it, so just to show you.

You'll slide it up or down, whichever you need for the correct height, then just secure it in place with the pins and the clips.Now, it is also a stowable design, so it will let you store the ball and the mounting platform underneath your vehicle. Just like we did now, you remove the pins holding the ball platform in place, and then all you have to do is just flip this, just like that. Put it back, line the holes up, put the pins in there, and then your balls will be stored up underneath your vehicle. Just reinsert the pins and clips to secure it.Now the channel. Let's go ahead and turn it back around. The channel right here in the shank you see, that ensures the ball mount platform can't be removed when this tow and stow is installed in your hitch. Now, there is a slot right back here in that channel, and that'll only allow you to remove the platform in the stored position. You'd have to flip it back up under there, and then slide it out that way, with the ball mount out of the hitch. Once this is in the hitch and locked in, they can't get the ball platform off it. There's no additional locks required to prevent the platform and the balls from being removed.If you notice, on the balls, they do have dual process chrome plating. Provides excellent rust resistance. Black powder-coat shank is corrosion resistant. inaudible 00:02:34 your stainless steel pins, create a nice, study rust-proof connection. The whole thing is a durable steel construction. High inaudible 00:02:41 tubing offers superior strength, and the hitch pinning clip, or the hitch lock to hold this into your hitch, those are all sold separately on our website. They're usually listed on this product page, as a related product.Now, this part is made in the USA. I'm just going to go ahead and slide these pins back in to hold into place.A few application beyond this is the design for three-inch by three-inch trailer hitch receiver. Now, the gross towing weight would be depending on which ball you use. If you use the smallest, 1 7/8-inch diameter, 3500 pound towing weight. The 2-inch, if you use it, it'd be 7500 pound towing weight, and the largest 2 5/16, would give you the 21,000 pound.Now, the distance, the measurement of the distance from the hitch pin hold to the center of the hitch ball. If you use the closest one to the ball . to the center of the hitch ball, if we do that, it's going to get you right at 9 1/4 inches. The hitch pin hold from the center of the ball to the furthest hole, that's going to get you right at 10 3/8 inches.Now, the maximum drop, we're in that position right now. It's going to be measured from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. It's going to give you the 4 1/2 inches. If you flip it over for maximus rise position, and again you'd flip your ball over to use it in that, from the top of the ball platform, or the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, it's going to get you a maximum rise of four inches.Now, when you do adjust this height, these holes, center to center in the shank portion right here, are 1 3/8 inches apart, so it does give you an incremental height adjustment of 1 3/8 inches. Let's go ahead and put this back together, and we'll just go ahead and put the clips back on there. There we go.That should do it for the review on the B&W Tow and Stow Three-Ball Mount for three-inch hitch. It has a 4 1/2-inch drop, four-inch rise, and a 21,000-pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop, 4" Rise - 21K - Black - BWTS30048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (827 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 21,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

- BWTS30048B
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Nice hitch, a little sloppy tolerances. Definitely pinch points when adjusting the ball height and stowing. Count your fingers before and after. The fastway hitch locks will work on the receiver, but not long enough to replace the pins on the ball adjustment. 596111



- BWTS30048B
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With so many companies online selling hitches, I never know which company to pick! Rest assure that etrailer is the real deal!!! For sure will do business again with no hesitation. 662766



- BWTS30048B
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Excellent product. 603279



- BWTS20037B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


This is the third truck that I've installed this same hitch on. Regardless of ball size or riding height of the trailer tongue I only need this hitch to pull it level and safely. When in the horizontal position, the ball assembly also serves as a great step up into the bed when the tail gate is up too. 726430



- BWTS20037B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


excellent service and fast shipping. thanks Sherry! 732051



- BWTS10049B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


I love my tow and stow hitch. I have multiple trailers that require different size balls. This hitch eliminated a half a dozen hitches with different size balls and different drop lengths. One of the best purchases I have ever made!! I would highly recommend this hitch to everybody who tows a trailer. 734584



- BWTS10049B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Product was delivered as scheduled. Product was as advertise. Fit and Function are very good. I have not towed with this product yet but the Stow feature is very good. I had to return the first hitch as I purchased an 5" drop and needed a 7" drop. The process of returning the product was very streamlined and efficient. Lori B. was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would have to give the customer service I received a "Top Notch" Grade. 734855



- BWTS10037B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Looked at many adjustable hitches, came down to what made sense, not price. I had seen two on other trucks, looked custom made, not an add on, good vibes. Shopped suppliers, as usual, went back to “etrailer”, of course. Good purchase through a reputable company! Not surprised when it arrived. Use for three different bumper pull trailer types. 569913


Comments
been used for approximately 7,000 miles of towing, no problems, worked as expected!
Stanley - 10/29/2019

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- BWTS10048B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


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



- BWTS10048B
by:

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


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



- BWTS10056
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Product arrived as ordered, quickly and correctly. Should help with our varying height trailers. Thanks 433536


Comments
Thank you for contacting me. The hitch works great for our needs, easy to adjust heights, as we have 1 trailer that sits lower to the ground than all of our other trailers. Its the only hitch we have like that, and we are very happy with it.
Kris - 09/18/2018

43733

- BWTS10048B
by:

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


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



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


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



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


Looks Great! Love the way it stows away, don't have to worry about banging my leg on my hitch anymore. 466515



- BWTS20048B
by:

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


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



- BWTS10056
by:

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


We have purchased 6 of these units and they are very versatile and work well. 310499



- BWTS20049B
by:

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



- 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



- BWTS20048B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


This is a very nice and classy look for a receiver hitch for a truck, and man is it built very well, i have several trailers and they all have different tounge sizes, so with having 3 different balls on the hitch no need to go and hunt the right size. I wish B&W would make some kind of locking pins so the SS pins could not be removed but very nice quality. 683474


Comments
InfiniteRule makes a locking pin designed for the B&W Tow and Stow ball mounts so that you can lock the ball mount platform to the shank, part # 34065036
InfiniteRule Locking Adjustment Pin for B&W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mount
$44.30
. Also keep in mind that the ball mount platform cannot be removed from the shank while the ball mount is installed in a hitch receiver.
-- Victoria B - 08/14/2019

60016

- BWTS20049B
by:

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


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



- BWTS10037B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


Excellent product, this is my second one to buy. I’ve had a B&w hitch on my 2011 gmc z71 for 6 years and bought one for my wife’s 2017 GMC Yukon. I’ve never had a problem with these hitches at all. 480756



- BWTS20037B
by:

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


Needed something that would work with Rock Tamers. This not only works perfectly, but looks awesome. Definitely recommend. 367110



- BWTS20040B
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Review from a similar B and W Tow and Stow in Ball Mounts


I needed a new ball mount for my 2017 F250 King Ranch (FX4 Off Road). This truck is tall and I needed significant drop to level out my trailer. I had experience with this type mount from my old truck, a 1999 F350, and I used a "Quick Draw" hideaway hitch. Not sure if that is the same as B&W but they look alike. This is a great product and looks great on my new truck. etrailer was super easy to deal with , shipped right away and the product, very heavy, was shipped is a solid shipping box. I also got the locking hitch pin to protect my investment (which was a way better design than the Master Locking pin I had on my old truck). The 7 1/2 inch drop is a perfect fit. Thanks etrailer! 392297


Comments
Both products are still performing and looking great. I’ve had numerous people ask where I got them particularly the stowaway hitch and I tell them to check out etrailer.com before they buy locally.
Jerry M - 06/13/2018

39716

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


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



- BWTS20048B
by:

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


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


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    The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS30048B is designed for a 3" receiver tube opening therefore if this is what you have on your 2006 Ford F-250 then yes, it will work for you. However, if I had to guess I would say that you have a 2" receiver tube opening on your F-250 therefore for a similar same ball mount with a 2" receiver tube opening you will need the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS10048B which offers a 5" drop and has the three hitch balls you are looking for (1-7/8",...
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    The tongue weight (TW) capacity of the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS30048B will be 10% of the gross trailer weight (GTW) capacity for the respective hitch ball. So when you use the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball you'd have a TW capacity of 2,100 lb, when using the 2 inch ball 750 lbs, and when using 1-7/8 inch ball 350 lbs.
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