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Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop - 14" Long - 5,000 lbs

Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop - 14" Long - 5,000 lbs

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  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 9 Inch
  • Rise - 8 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank
Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt ball mounts part number C45112 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop - 14" Long - 5,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Curt Ball Mounts - C45112

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


Features:

  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball (sold separately)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 8" from top of inside of hitch opening
    • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Drop: 9-1/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
    • Gross towing weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 500 lbs
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions of drop and rise



45112 Curt Class 3 Ball Mount - Standard Duty 2" Square Ball Mount - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop







Video of Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop - 14" Long - 5,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Curt Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - C45112 Review

Today we're going to review part #C45112. This is a CURT ball mount for two inch hitches with the five thousand pound weight capacity. This ball mount will let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank right here slides into your vehicle's two inch hitch receiver opening, and is secured by a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock through the pin hole right here. Now, the hitch pin and clip or the hitch lock are not included. They are sold separately on our website, and they are listed on this product page as a related product.

This is the pin and clip that would work to hold it into place. Now the ball platform itself here is 00:00:36 provide the mounting point for your hitch ball, your hitch ball will attach to this hole right here. Now the hitch ball would depend on the size you would need. Again, they are sold separately and they are listed on this product page as a related product. Again, here's an example of a hitch ball that would attach to the ball mount. Now both the drop on this ball mount, and if you turn it over to the rise positions, are available to ensure leveled towing between your trailer and your tow vehicle.

This is a sturdy, hollow steel shank right here, it provides maximum strength and durability. This ball mount has a nice corrosion resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish. Specs on this again, it's designed to fit into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. I do want to give you some measurements on this, one of the first ones we're going to do is the length, oops, let's get a little bit taller one here, there we go. Now the length on a ball mount, whenever they give you the length of a ball mount, they'd be actually giving you the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole.

That'll be the length on the ball mount. On this one, what I'm going to try to do is get a rough idea here. There we go. I'm going to try to hold this around the center of the ball hole and then if we put the ruler on here, you can see from the center of the ball hole to the center of the hitch pin hole, you're going to be right at about fourteen inches for the length. This would have a length of fourteen inches. Now the rise and the drop measurements, right now it's in the drop position.

One thing I do want to mention is on the CURT ball mounts like this one, they do list, they rise in the drop, but what they basically do is round it off. They don't give you the exact measurements. What we're going to do is give you the exact measurement of the drop, and the drop would be from the top of the shank to the top of the ball mount platform. If we put the ruler on this, if you figure this goes across, the drop would be right at nine and a quarter inches of the drop. Now when it's in the drop position like this position here, the gross towing weight capacity is five thousand pounds. Tongue weight capacity would be five hundred pounds. If we turn it over, and this would be the rise position just like that, you'd measure from the top of the shank to the top of the ball mount platform. Again, let's put this to give us a straight edge and if we go by and see it's going to be right at eight inches for the rise measurement. Now when it's in this position, the gross towing weight will reduce to thirty five hundred pounds and the tongue weight to three hundred and fifty pounds. Another measurement you want to make sure you remember is the ball hole diameter on this one is one inch, just like that, and the reason that's critical is when you go to purchase your correct sized hitch ball, you want to make sure the shank diameter that goes into this hole is the same as the ball mount or the ball hole diameter. This will be a one inch diameter, so you want to make sure the shank on the hitch ball is one inch shank diameter. The last one is the pinhole diameter, that's right here. This is what will hold this into place with your hitch pin and clip or your hitch lock. It's five eighths of an inch, so this would be a pin that's five eights inch diameter. It does have a limited lifetime warranty. What I want to show you is. I'm going to pull out here's a example of a two inch hitch receiver opening. Now because the drop is so much, I won't be able to show you that but we're going to turn it over and do it in the rise position just to show you. You just slide it in until that hitch pinhole winds up, put your pin through, put your clip on, and that would hold it into place. Just to slide it up to give you an idea, you'll see, there it is installed in your pitch receiver in the rise position. Now if you're in the drop, you just take your pin and clip out, reverse it in the other way and it'll slide right in. We'll go ahead and take that out, but that should do it for the review on part #C45112, the CURT ball mount for two inch hitches with the five thousand pound weight capacity. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 8" Rise, 9-1/4" Drop - 14" Long - 5,000 lbs - C45112

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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Before the knowledge of etrailer is was all ways a epic struggle to address anything related to trailer and towing. I would recommend to anyone. It is worth the wait They have the answers. This curt product for the app I needed worked excellent. I needed it for a rise,and it came within the 1 inch for what was need. Very strong and paint appears to be very strong. Excellent products and excellent service. 280255



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My truck sits quite high in the back and my trailer likes to be towed level as the contents are sensitive so I needed a very large drop. Ordered from E trailer and it was delivered very quickly undamaged good price and good service. I have no photo to share 608537



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Good product at a great price. 585176



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Solid product. 574608



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As promised ...delivered early, and all correct. Thanks 574696



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Product was received quickly and what I expected. 552983



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Put the boat trailer at the correct level. Makes the tow much better. 545813



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The hitch gave me the exact recommended height that I needed for my Acme tow dolly (14 inches) behind my motorhome. 528174



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The video showing the measurements helped a ton with the faq on choosing how much of a drop you need. Came out perfect for my truck. 527186



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The product seems to be made of good quality materials. I will be towing with this new for the first time beginning this week so I do not have anything further I can say at this moment. 497873



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Completely satisfied with product performance and eTrailer Corp’s action to upgrade my shipping to 3-5day delivery providing me the opportunity to start my fishing season at least 1week earlier than expected! The Curt hitch performed beyond my expectations for quality and workmanship! Thank you eTrailer!!! 496122



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Great product. 456741



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recently raised dodge ram 1500 laramie shortbed for heavy 4x4 and , since it was set-up by mopar as a trailer puller model, got trailer ready for trips. it sets high needed a dropped hitch mount for lower trailer - ehitch had that perfect mount. im satisfied, great niece travel companion is estatic. cant get any better 454071



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This seller rocks. They sent me this express and it was here almost sooner than I had ordered it. 413782



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Held up great 390575



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Was having a hard time finding the correct drop for my motor home, Etrailer had it in stock and shipped it out the same day I ordered it! 360014



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Hitch came even before scheduled arrival date. Very rugged hitch. 356004



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Great Product, very fast delivery very happy I chose etrailer.com for my purchase 325873



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Oder was processed fast/ delivery was fast. Item was built strong -- item size I needed was not available in stores. WORKS GREAT ! 309614



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Worked as expected. 306429



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I bought this hitch because I needed to lift my trailer 8" to make my pontoon trailer level. The hitch did just that and my trailer sits level when hooked to my truck. I have not yet put my boat on the trailer to pull it but expect all to go smoothly. 297286



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Well made heavy part. 281529



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These guys ship fast....I am very impressed by how fast they ship. This is my second order from them. Both times I ordered on a Friday and got my package on Tuesday. FANTASTIC!! 244001



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This hitch is exactly what I was looking for. Most are either an 8" or 10" I needed a 9" and this is very close. It arrived today and I was very impressed with quality of the product and the packaging. It arrived in great shape considering its weight. It also arrived sooner than I expected. Great product and service. thanks 236053



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Heavy duty and nice design 231025



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Thanks eTrailer, prompt service. And I immediately used the hitch drawbar. Mike 227256



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The item is exactly want I expected. I ordered it on Mon. and etrailer upgraded my shipping at no extra cost and it arrived on Wed. ......Now that is some Rocket Fast Shipping ! You can call me a completely satisfied customer. Thanks, RR 224726



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Shipped fast and a great product 221323



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Exactly what I needed. Arrived at my door within 20 hours of ordering on line. Can't ask for anything more. Thanks! 210418



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thank you needed it fast and thats how i got it. 206003



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Great product and received on time. Thanks etrailer! 204513



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Bought this to move my Roll-a-dock in and out of the lake. Picture will be added soon as the water warms up! Great service and shipping thanks! 196713



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Arrived in perfect condition quickly. Order on a Tuesday at 0900 and got a shipped email around 1100. Very sturdy and for a 10 in drop. Will definitely use etrailer for all my towing needs in the future. 193269



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we put this on our new 2015 Georgetown XL and it was great just what we were looking for. 191678


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  • Ball Mount with 9 Inch Drop Recommendation
  • We only carry one fixed ball mount that has 9 inches of drop. For that you would want the Curt ball mount part # C45112. For a 2 inch ball you would want the part # 63845, for a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # C40007.
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  • Hitch Adapter to Raise Bike Rack
  • There are no hitch adapters that offer just rise for a 1-1/4" hitch. What bike rack do you have? If it is one we carry we may be able to find you something to convert it to a 2" rack, or there is also the possibility of a new rack with a shank that has rise. If you let me know what rack you have I may be able to find a solution for you.
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver and Ball Mount for John Deere X590 to Tow Log Splitter
  • For your John Deere x590, I recommend the Reese Towpower 3-Way ATV Hitch w/ Ball Mount Adapter - 2,000 lbs # RP7065100. This will give you a 2 inch receiver that will allow you to use a ball mount like # C45112 in the rise position to get you at the right height for your hitch ball and coupler to meet. This will allow your current jack to work and save your back. I've attached an article to assist with finding the correct ball mount for your trailer. Then you will just need the matching...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 4 Kayaks on a 2017 Ford Escape
  • Carrying 4 kayaks on a vehicle roof is going to require a special type of carrier and the kayaks would have to be carried on their sides directly on roof rack crossbars. The first thing you will need is a roof rack that includes crossbars that run side to side if your 2017 Ford Escape does not already have one. I have included a link to the roof rack main page for your vehicle. There are 2 roof options listed, not existing rails or crossbars and factory raised rails. Choose the type that...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with Correct Drop to Tow Trailer Level
  • It sounds like you need a ball mount with a drop of 8 or 9 inches. A couple options are the Curt # C45090 with 8 inches of drop and the Curt # C45112 with 9-1/4 inches of drop. Another option since you're not positive exactly how your trailer is going to sit when hooked up is to go with an adjustable ball mount. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS10-2 will give you up to 10 inches of drop so you have the ability to choose the best height for your trailer. This also has a built in tongue...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Ball Mount with 8 Inch Rise
  • The Curt Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches # C45112 referenced in your question has a rise of 8 inches or a drop of 9-1/4 inches. With this in mind, it will work very nicely for your towing setup that requires an 8 inch rise to tow the trailer level. The ball mount, when in the rise position, has a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds, a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds and is designed to fit inside 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It also features a length of 14 inches from the center...
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  • Could a Toyota Sienna Tow a Trailer with 19 inch Coupler Height
  • You didn't give a year for your Toyota Sienna, but if you have a 2004 to 2016 model you could use the trailer hitch part # C13105 and then use a rise ball mount to allow the trailer to be towed level. When we installed this hitch on a 2015 Sienna we found that it sat 11-1/4 inches from the ground. So you would need an 8 inch rise like the part # C45112. For a 2 inch ball you would want the # 63845 or 1-7/8 inch ball # 19260. You will want to check the owners manual of your vehicle...
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  • How to Determine Correct Ball Mount To Keep Towed Trailer Level for Best Handling
  • There's a simple way to determine how much drop (or rise) you need from a ball mount in order to keep your towed trailer level. A level trailer handles better so you're wise to get it right! Please refer to the linked article. This explains how to measure the hitch receiver height on the Highlander and also the coupler height on the level trailer. The difference between the two is the drop or rise needed in the ball mount. Hitch height - trailer height = drop; trailer height - hitch...
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  • How to Increase Height of Trailer Hitch Ball to Allow Boat Trailer to be Towed Level
  • Ideally a hitched trailer will be level to the ground. We often recommend starting off with the hitch ball being a bit higher - an inch or so - than the top of the coupler on the level trailer since once hitched there will be a degree of squat in the rear of the tow vehicle from the trailer tongue weight. This is perfectly acceptable. You can select a different ball mount for your hitch that gives you additional height (rise) by using the link provided at right. For example, if you want...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 8 Inch Rise to Clear Rear Bumper on Vehicle
  • As you mentioned in your question, using an adapter to extend the hitch receiver on your vehicle, such as the Curt # C45791, is going to reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50%. Since your trailer requires the full tongue weight capacity of your vehicle and hitch, your best option is going to be to replace your existing Weigh Safe Ball Mount. I recommend looking at a ball mount with a longer shank like the Curt # C45112. This ball mount features an 8 inch rise...
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  • What is the Difference between Curt Ball Mounts C45112 and 45110
  • Curt ball mounts # C45112 and 45110 are essentially the same with a slight difference in overall length. The C45112 is 14 inches long and the 45110 is 13 inches long.
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Drop Ball Mount for a Ram Truck with 6 inch lift
  • You actually will have to be the one to determine the amount of drop you would need but I can easily explain how to do this. You will need to measure from the top of your hitch opening down to the ground and then measure from the bottom lip of your coupler to the ground on your trailer when it is sitting totally level. The difference between these two numbers is the amount of drop you would need. With that info check out the link I attached where you can pick the drop you need from the...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for Towing with Lifted Truck
  • For a towing application what you need instead of a high low adapter is a rise ball mount. So if you were in need of a 8 inch rise ball mount you'd want the part # C45112, this also can do a drop of 9-1/4 inch. A ball mount is better than a high low adapter because the adapters reduce the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and add quite a bit of movement to the setup as well. I also attached a link to a page that shows how to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount as well.
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  • Why Does Curt Ball Mount part # C45112 Have Higher Capacity in Drop Position
  • If you look at the support bracket that is welded behind the ball mount platform of the Curt Ball Mount part # C45112 it provides more support in the drop position than in the rise. When in the drop position the bracket works to support ball mount and it's mainly the metal of the bracket that is doing this. When in the rise position that bracket is really only adding the strength of the welds of the bracket to prevent it from bending down. That's why it has a higher capacity in the...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 8 inches Of Rise
  • 8 inches of rise would be exactly what you'd need to tow your trailer level as long as the hitch measurement you took was from the top of the hitch opening to the ground. For that we have the part # C45112 which has 8 inches of rise and would work well.
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  • Availability of Longer Ball Mount with Rise of 6 inches
  • The best solution we have for when you are towing would be the Curt ball mount part # C45112. This is a longer ball mount that has 14 inches from the pin hole to the ball hole and will give you a rise of 6 inches like you need. As far as a hitch extender that can also do the rise we do not have anything like that. This would add quite a bit of leverage on the hitch which would end up damaging the hitch.
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  • Hitch and Ball Mount for a 2005 Ford F-350
  • The Curt Hitch part # C15410 that you referenced would be a great option for a hitch for your 2005 Ford F-350. In order to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount you will need to have this hitch installed first though as the hitch height is a key part of figuring that all out. Most likely it will be 24 inches from the top of the hitch opening to the ground if you were at stock ride height. Which would mean that you would need a drop ball mount of about 4 inches as long as the figure...
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  • How to Pick Out Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for Van Towing Trailer
  • I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount for you to check. Basically picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. If you need more clearance and your trailer is sitting low up front then going with a higher rise would what you'd need. But if you are already level we can't recommend using a higher ball mount since your trailer won't ride properly with the nose pointed in the air. Basically you will first measure...
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  • Distance from Center of Pin Hole to Weld Gusset on Curt Ball Mount # C45112
  • On Curt ball mount # C45112 it measures approximately 4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the start of the support gusset. But due to tolerances that measurement can vary by a fraction of an inch from ball mount to ball mount so keep that in mind as well. How much length do you need to clear the bumper? If you can tell me that I can determine if we have other options with the same amount of rise only longer.
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for Lifted Truck Towing Trailer
  • The amount of drop that a ball mount needs is based on two measurements. The distance from the top of the hitch opening to the ground and from the bottom of the coupler lip to the ground on the trailer. Comparing those two dimensions will get you the amount of drop you need. The other option is to go with an adjustable ball mount which is also helpful for future trailers as well. We have the B and W Tow and Stow ball mount part # BWTS10049B which can do up to 7 inches of drop and comes...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation that Can be Used with Cruisemaster DO35 Coupler
  • Since the Cruisemaster DO35 requires a ball mount platform with a 1 inch diameter ball hole you'd need an adjustable ball mount that uses a traditional style of ball mount platform like the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which would work well. This can do up to 10 inches of drop or 8 inches of rise. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
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