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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs

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  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Class IV
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Curt
  • Steel Shank
Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt ball mounts part number C45342 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.



Curt Ball Mounts - C45342

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.


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)
  • Solid, 1-piece forged steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, carbide black powder coat finish
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Maximum gross trailer weight: 17,000 lbs
  • Maximum tongue weight: 2,550 lbs
  • Length: 9-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 5" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


45342 Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs

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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs


Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs
Curt Ball Mounts

16 reviews

Code: C45342


Retail:$90.49

Our Price: $47.36


  • Ball Mounts
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • No Ball
  • Steel Shank
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • Curt


Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

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Video Transcript for Curt Ball Mounts C45342 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number C45342. This is the CURT heavy-duty forged ball mount for two-inch trailer hitches, rated at 17,000 pounds. This ball mount is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank is the portion that slides into the vehicle's hitch receiver. And then your ball platform is going to provide a great mounting point for your hitch ball, which is sold separately. Now, when choosing that accessory, you want to make sure that the shank of the hitch ball does not exceed our ball hole diameter of this mount, which in this case is going to measure 1-1/4 of an inch. This mount is made from a solid, one-piece forged steel construction.

So there's no welds. And the only hollow points on this mount are for your hitch ball and your hitch-pinning clip. It also has a nice corrosion-resistant carbide black powder coat finish. Both the drop and the rise positions are available to help ensure a more level tow. A couple measurements I want to go over real quick with you. This is going to give us an overall length of right around 14 inches.

The difference from the center of our hitch pinhole to the center of the ball hole is going to measure about 9-1/2 inches. And the distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the back of our mount is going to measure about 2-5/8 of an inch. The way this installs is you simply take your mount and slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch. Line up your pinhole and install a hitch pin and clip, or a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately. And you can refer to the ball mounts product page under related items to view products like the hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. This mount is going to give us a maximum gross trailer weight of 17,000 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight of 2,550 pounds.

With it installed in the drop position, it's going to provide us with a drop measurement of six inches, and that's measuring from the inside, top-edge of our receiver tube to the top of our ball platform. Now if we move this over to the rise position, it's going to give us a rise of five inches. And that's measuring from the inside, top-edge of the receiver tube to the top of our ball platform. That's going to complete today's review of part number C45342. This is the CURT heavy-duty forged ball mount for two-inch hitches, rated at 17,000 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5" Rise - 6" Drop - 17,000 lbs - C45342

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, 1-piece forged ball mount measures 9-1/2" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class V accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your application.

- C45342

by: Ga W.11/18/2014


Heavy Duty Drop Hitch Mount, product was exactly as listed. Allows my trailer to pull level and avoid sway / excessive tire wear. 161629


Comments

Hitch has connected trailer to truck for over 20K miles this year with no issues. Working Great!

Ga W - 11/19/2015

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- C45342

by: Tony M.05/07/2015


This ball mount is as heavy duty as the web site picture makes it out to be, it's solid forged construction gives it the mass necessary to handle the load and best of all it fits my factory Ford receiver, which some others did not. All in all a nice piece I would recommend it whether the weight rating is needed or not. 191319



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by: Joe D11/24/2016


This is one solid hitch. Bought the hitch to pull about 5000 lbs. there's no doubt in my mind that it can handle it. 319286



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by: John S.02/03/2017


Very pleased with the way etrailer conducts business. I ordered 2 towing items. The correct items came very well packed, to the right address, and within just a few days. I will be ordering more items from etrailer and recommending them to my friends. 338189



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by: E.H.07/02/2014


Massive and heavy, I have no problems with it. I've used mounts rated for 5000 or 7000 pounds and when you pick this one up you realize the huge difference and why it's rated for 17,000. No problems with it. 138768



- C45342

by: Rooster11/16/2016


The heavy duty hitch and other parts that I received from etrailer were exactly what I ordered and at a good price. The delivery was fast and nothing damaged. Thanks etrailer I will be buying from you again. 316974



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by: Brent M.04/04/2017


This product is very heavy duty and the price was great. It fit perfectly and looks very good on the 2017 Toyota Tundra with a 6 inch lift. I would definitely recommend this product. 362445



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by: Steve G.06/09/2015


Needed a ball and mount capable of towing my double axel trailer loaded with my 12,000 lb. tractor, this one does the trick. I appreciated the quick shipping. 201913



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by: Glen06/03/2014


All Exactly as advertised and quick delivery. Better have a big crescent wrench to tighten the ball nut ! 134104



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by: Aaron04/27/2017


Very fast getting the parts I ordered , and coustomer service was fantastic 374655



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by: Randy Maples03/11/2017


am very satisfied and is exactley as the video said, thank you 351259



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by: Mike09/03/2016


Fast shipping. Product just as described. Thank you. 290903



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by: Joe M08/06/2016


Best ball mount I have ever owned. 280741



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by: Bill T05/01/2017


Great price and fast service 374709



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by: Alan S05/03/2014


Just what I wanted!! 128729



- C45342

by: Rex05/20/2016


works as described 250892


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  • Instead of a high/low tow bar adapter like the Blue Ox # BX88241 you can choose a ball mount that has the correct amount of rise/drop so that your hitched trailer remains level with the ground, which is important for good handling. The linked article explains how to measure to determine the correct rise or drop you need from a ball mount. I also linked our main page for 2-inch ball mounts where you can select one to allow your trailer to remain level. If you tow only one trailer you...
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  • How to Keep Trailer and Tow Vehicle Level after Raising Trailer 5 Inches
  • When towing your trailer, you just want to make sure that everything remains as level as possible. If you raise the trailer body 5 inches, I recommend trying to compensate as much as you can on the vehicle end with a raised ball mount. After the lifts are installed on the trailer, take a measurement from level ground up to the bottom of the coupler. Simply use this measurement to determine if any adjustment is needed with the ball mount on your tow vehicle. For example, the Curt Heavy...
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  • Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop to be Used on 2010 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Curt offers the Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches, # C45342. This ball mount has a 5 inch rise and a 6 inch drop with a maximum gross trailer weight capacity of 17,000 pounds. I do recommend taking a couple measurements before making your purchase. Making sure that the trailer is as level as possible while towing not only provides additional safety but also makes for a much better towing experience. I am including an article which gives the information on measuring for...
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  • Compatibility Of Towing Components For 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount, part # C45342 will work well with the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C15324 on your 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. This is a Class V hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. The # C15324 is designed to fit 2 inch receiver openings and features a 5 inch rise or 6 inch drop. The ball mount uses a hitch ball with a shank that measures 1-1/4 inches like part # A-90 you mentioned. The # A-90 is a 2 inch hitch ball and has a 2-5/8 inch long shank. The Curt Pin...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Ball and Ball Mount with Drop
  • For your trailer coupler and ball mount, I recommend the Curt 2 Inch Hitch Ball # A-90. This 2 inch ball has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank, so you will just want to make sure that your ball mount has a 1-1/4 inch opening to receive this hitch ball. To most accurately determine the amount of drop you will need on your ball mount when measuring from the ground to the trailer coupler, you will want to measure to the bottom of the coupler instead of the top. With this in mind, the measurement...
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  • 2-Inch Ball Mount with 5-Inches of Rise Rated for at Least 7500-lbs
  • For a 2-inch ball mount that provides at least 7500-lb capacity along with your required minimum rise of 4-1/4-inches I suggest the Curt forged ball mount # C45342 rated for 17K or part # C45336 rated for 10K. These and other ball mounts are shown on the linked page.
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