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Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long

Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long

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  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank
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Curt Ball Mounts - D-26


Features:

  • Ball mount fits 2" x 2" receiver style hitches
  • Uses ball with 1" shank diameter
  • Ball mount is 12-5/8" long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of ball platform: 8-1/2"
  • Ball mount provides 3/4" rise or 2" drop from the top of your hitch's receiver tube
  • Rated for up to 7,500 lbs and up to 750 lbs tongue weight

45260 Class III (2" x 2") Ball Mount Accessories



This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2002 - 2007 Jeep Liberty




Video of Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long


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 - D-26 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number D-26. This is the CURT Ball Mount with the extra long shank. This is ball mount is designed to work with the 2" x 2" receiver-style hitch. You can see here on the back side that we have a nice hollow shank. This is rated for up to 7,500 pounds of gross trailer weight and 750 pounds of maximum tongue weight. When choosing the hitch ball, you want to make sure that the shank of that hitch ball does not exceed the ball hole diameter, which for this mount is going to measure right at 1". Has a nice finish on it so it is going to be protected from rust and corrosion.

Couple measurements to go over real quick. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the center of our ball hole is going to measure about 12 5/8" long. That's the distance that we have between the two. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the closest point of the edge here of the ball platform is going to measure about 8 1/2". Distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the back of the shank is going to measure about 2 1/2".

The overall length of this mount is going to measure right at 17". It's a really simple installation. You can just take the ball mount and slide it into the receiver tube of your hitch, line up your pinholes, and then insert a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. These items are sold separately and you can refer to the ball mount's product page under related items to view those products, or go to our website and type in part number PC3 and it will refer you to the standard 5/8" pin that comes with the clip. With the ball mount in this position, it's going to give us a drop of right at 2". That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the ball platform. We can also use this ball mount in the rise position simply by flipping it over.

In the rise position it's going to give us a rise of 3/4". Here up front our drawbar thickness is going to measure about 7/8" and it's going to measure about 2 1/2" in width. That's going to complete today's review of part number D-26. This is the CURT Ball Mount with an extra long shank. .


Customer Reviews

Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long - D-26

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (165 Customer Reviews)


- D-26
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etrailer has always given me great service. I will always use them for my trailer needs. 543631



- D-26
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The ball mount works perfectly for my application and the shipping was freaky fast! 574112



- D-26
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Always satisfied with my purchases at etrailer, this one was no different. The extra long ball mount easily clears the oversized spare on my Jeep. Great price and quick shipping! 206962


Comments

Thanks for following up...still thumbs up! Good product backed by great service at eTrailer!

Tom G - 07/22/2016

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- D-26
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The tailgate on my 2016 Ram is longer than my previous truck which caused it I hit the tongue jack on my trailers. This longer shank bar solved my problem and eTrailer.com had exactly what I was looking for. Great products, prices and customer service. 597473



- D-26
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Good quality product that gets hitch ball/trailer coupler a few inches further away from rear bumper of new NISSAN ROGUE. 238644



- D-26
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I was having trouble finding the proper ball mount for my Range Rover as many ball mounts are too short. After speaking with the folks at etrailer and viewing a couple of the online videos, I was able to pick from the vast inventory on hand. Boom, a couple days later, it was on my doorstep!! Thank you, it fits and looks perfect. p.s. made in America!!! 563039



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Bought a new truck and never thought my ball mount off old truck would be an issue. Sure enough, let my tailgate down and it hit the top of my wind jack to my trailer. Went to u-haul,tractor supply and walmart. None had the solution to my problem. Started a Web search and came across etrailer. Found exactly what I needed and at a great price! Not to mention super fast shipping. I ordered on a Monday evening and received it on Thursday. That was standard shipping too. Thanks etrailer. Will order from you for any of my trailer needs. Item d-26. 3/4 rise or 2"drop. Extra long. I use the 2" drop for my truck and trailer. 351033



- D-26
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The ball mount does what it is designed to do. It extends out enough to clear my oversized spare tire creating room to connect my pop up trailer to my Jeep with ample distance between the coupler and my spare tire. The 3/4" rise lifts up, and levels out my trailer, which until now, lacked sufficient ground clearance, and makes it safer to tow. This inexpensive purchase saved me a few hundred dollars by not having to purchase a new bumper and tire mount to relocate my spare tire. It's a quality product, and I would recommend it to anyone experiencing similar issues. 87101


Comments

Its still performing great!

Tom1390 - 12/31/2014

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- D-26
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Perfect! Gave me about 4" extra length so my trailer Jack was away from my trailer. 541746



- D-26
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Definitely needed an extended hitch for my vehicle due to the offset of the hitch receiver on my vehicle and the weight of the boat that I trailer. Product was a great solution and gave me peace of mind based on the rating and quality. 378106



- D-26
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here are pics of ball mount I purchased installed on son's Jeep 408185



- D-26
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Works well. With a 10K hydraulic lift trailer that only has a foot of clearance in the up position this did a good job of leveling the trailer, I rarely bottom out now, where as before transitions to inclines were often a problem Now the Van pulling it handles better. 549248



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The hard-to-find , extra long trailer hitch ball mount was received in a couple days and is a well made , quality item. I would recommend etrailer to anyone. 105561


Comments

Bruce L.The Curt ball mounts have worked like a charm. The extra long mounts allows my wife to turn sharp corners without jack knifing the trailer.

Bruce T - 10/29/2014

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The product was exactly what I needed. I have a GMC Acadia and the hitch is under the bumper by aprox 4". With a standard length ball mount I was not able to raise my lift gate on vehicle without hitting the trailer. The extra long ball mount did the trick. The service from eTrailer was excellent. The product shipped the same day I ordered it and I was able to track it with the provided shipping info. Thanks Juanita 204329



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The D-26 is just the right length for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The 32in spare tire doesn't get in the way of the hitch even with 3/4" rise. yay 515882



- D-26
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Great product for getting out past the tire carrier on a small SUV. Customer service was wonderful with great follow through and any assistance I needed I will definitely use etrailer agin 409982



- D-26
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Recently bought a Kubota RTV x900. The receiver is located under the bed. With the extra long ball hitch drawbar I can easily get to the drawbar and use a clevis to hitch my 5ft. wide mower or attach a ball and use the trailer. The pictures will illustrate the length of the drawbar which makes access very easy. The product is heavy duty and well made. Ordered this product on Thursday morning and it was delivered the next day, Friday afternoon. Customer service was helpful, will use etrailer again. Thanks 228018



- D-26
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Arrived in a timely matter! As expected, good quality. 644169



- D-26
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Great product and fast shipping 641675



- D-26
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Got everything, looks great! Thank you ! 637153



- D-26
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This is exactly what we needed for our tow dolly . Going to pull our car behind or RV 620183



- D-26
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Arrived quickly and in good condition, well made and sturdy. 619131



- D-26
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Just the thing for my UTV. Very happy 617450



- D-26
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better than expected, heavy duty,wellmade, perfect part for the job of extending the hitch without using an extension 616888



- D-26
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Ordered a Curt extended ball mount that no local retailer carried and I had it in 4 days. Good service. Extended ball mount was needed as the new hitch on my Mazda CX-9 was tucked under the bumper so needed this to get the trailer further away. It works. 613328



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The ball mount arrived undamaged and in a very timely manner. It is exactly as described and worked well for my application. I was very impressed with how fast this item arrived and the care given to the packaging. Other online sites have sent me similar items packaged so poorly that they frequently received damage. But etrailer staff were extremely diligent about how to package a heavy item, therefore no damage. Will certainly use etrailer again. 613152



- D-26
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Product was just what I expected! The best packaging in shipment I have ever received with a heavy item! Great Job! Will do business in the future for sure & also service was Great! Received my hitch in 2 days! Thanks! 608966



- D-26
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Sturdy equipment. Well worth the extra bucks. 599810



- D-26
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Great, I use it on my Gator and it works perfect! 592560



- D-26
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Quality item, delivered very quickly. 581463



- D-26
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Outstanding customer service and very fast shipping. Five star business!! 577744



- D-26
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Good product . Quick ship 576753



- D-26
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We order quite a bit from etrailer for our fleet vehicles and always get excellent service. This was for a lifted Jeep with an oversized spare and worked perfectly as described as always. Thanks etrailer for making all of our trailering needs simple one stop shopping at great prices! (and quick too!) 562856



- D-26
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perfect size for my vehicle just what i needed could not find it anywhere that size Thanks Again 562708



- D-26
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Perfect size for the new Jeep Wrangler TL. 555627



- D-26
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Quick shipping, quality gear and orders have never been wrong. Most recent purchase was a trailer hitch 553534



- D-26
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Received ball mount in good order, divered as promised. The mount is as advertised and fits fine 552107



- D-26
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It's a Curt. not really any need for a review. I will say though that etrailer's description was spot on. it is the perfect length for my application. 545160



- D-26
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I needed a longer heavy duty hitch for my Range Rover to clear the rear bumper, for my aluminum bumper pull horse trailer. This was the only one I could find with a 7500 lb rating that was extra long. A great product for a great price. 540459



- D-26
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Needed an extra long shank to clear the back of my Range Rover, ETRAILER had exactly what I needed at a great price that no one around here could come close to. Fast shipping and great product, very happy with my purchase. 528234



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works great 522924



- D-26
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As Expected 521655



- D-26
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As Expected 521640



- D-26
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This was alot nicer than a hitch extender and fast shipping. 515827



- D-26
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Worked perfect for my situation. Thanks. 512764



- D-26
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Just what I needed, and delivered fast. 504113



- D-26
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Great product just the right link for my Jeep Wrangler with the spare tire on the back. 501400


Comments

Great- always a pleasure dealing with etrailer

Tommy - 04/28/2019

54601

- D-26
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I needed a longer receiver because I have a rear mud flap, and this one works great. Can't say enough good things about Etrailer.com and their products. Haven't had a bad one yet. 500949


Comments

Great, this extended drawbar works great for the rear mud flaps the I use on my Traverse when I tow a trailer.

James - 04/26/2019

54504

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I've been buying products from etrailer for many years and they have never failed me. They always answer any questions I send them and they deliver what I order quickly, better than is expected. Good prices, fast service . I don't even think of going anywhere else when I need something for my four trailers. Thanks etrailer ! 482934



- D-26
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I will use this ball mount extention to mount a Swagman bike rack between my teardrop camper and my vehicle. The extended ball mount is as sturdy and strong as any ball mounts made. I was surprised at it's low price. 482382


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  • Dimensions Of Curt And Hidden Hitch Long Ball Mounts
  • I went to our warehouse and took some measurements of part # D-26 and part # 80232 for you. The overall length of part # D-26 is 16-1/2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 8-1/4 inches and to the horizontal plane of the ball mount plate it is 10-1/2 inches. The overall length of part # 80232 is 20 inches. The distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 11-1/2 inches and to the...
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  • Availability of Ball Mount with 12-14 Inch Distance Between Hitch Pin Hole and Ball Hole
  • I'm assuming you're looking for an extra long ball mount. We have a few to choose from. Curt # D-26, 12-5/8 inches long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole- 7500 lb capacity Curt # C45270, 13 inches long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole- 7500 lb capacity Curt # D-28, 14-1/4 inches long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole- 6000 lb capacity CR Brophy # BH20, 13-1/4 inches long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole- 10,000 lb You'll want...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2018 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite Hitch
  • Your hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver # 75673 is about 5 inches from the outer part of your bumper. The Curt Ball Mount # D-26 you mentioned measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, so that would be overkill. I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs # 989900 which will have a measurement of 8-1/2 inches from center of pin to center of hitch ball or 9 inches depending on which draw bar is used. This...
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  • Recommended Extension For Towing A 7500 lb Trailer
  • The Blue Ox hitch extender # BX88265 is not rated for towing, however we do have extenders that are rated for towing. The issue is we don't have any with the exception of the SuperTruss # TLE1524 that will handle a 7500 lb capacity. That extension requires a special hitch receiver. What you can use is the Curt Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26. This ball mount has a 7500 lb capacity and is 12-5/8 inches from center of pin hole to center of hitch ball hole. I recommend...
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  • Availability of Straight Ball Mount with Long Shank to Clear Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler
  • For your Jeep Wrangler the Curt Ball Mount # D-26 should work perfectly. It features a distance of 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole and has just a 3/4 inch rise. We do not have any straight ball mounts (without a rise or drop) that feature the longer shank you're needing but the minimal rise this particular unit does provide should be offset by the slight rear sag you'll get on the Jeep when hooking up a trailer. This ball mount has a 7,500...
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  • Is It Safe to Invert the Malone Dual Receiver Adapter for Towing?
  • It is not recommended to invert the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 for towing purposes. The extended receiver is only intended for accessory use not for a ball mount and trailer connection. Your trailer hitch's tongue weight will also be reduced by 50% when you use your bike rack in this adapter, so you will want to account for that as well. My recommendation is to use a longer ball mount like the # D-26 to give you that extra length you desire.
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  • How to Determine Which Ball Mount Will Have Enough Rise for Curt Hitch on a 2005 Chrysler 300c
  • The best way to determine which ball mount is right for your 2005 Chrysler 300c and your trailer is to take a few simple measurements. Since you don't have the hitch we can see by the video of the Curt # 13465, I've attached, that the hitch receiver is going to be 10-1/4 inches from the ground. You will then want to take a similar measurement from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. Then compute the difference. If the hitch height is greater than the trailer height, then •hitch...
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  • Short A-Frame Trailer Jack to Avoid Interference with Lowered Tailgate on Toyota Tacoma
  • The shortest A-frame jack we have available is the Bulldog Round # BD155032, which measures just a tad over 10 inches from the mounting bracket to the top of the jack. We do not have an A-frame jack that measures 8 or fewer inches from the bracket to the top of the unit. Another possible solution to avoid interference between your Tacoma's tailgate and jack is to simply use a longer ball mount to move the trailer further back from the truck when hooked up. We have a nice selection of...
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  • How to Extend Hitch Connection Between Trailer and Truck to Allow Tailgate to be Fully Lowered
  • I have a solution for you, but the Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 7-3/4" Extension, # RM-071-1075, is designed to be used in flat towing applications. When flat towing a vehicle behind an motorhome there is less tongue weight on the hitch than when you are towing a trailer. That's why the Roadmaster hitch extender has a low tongue weight rating and should not be used in trailer applications. I recommend using a ball mount with a longer shank, like...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extended Ball Mount For F-250 Towing Lance Camper With 24-Inch Overhang
  • The problem with using an extension on a trailer hitch is that adapters will reduce the towing and tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. You can find ball mounts that are extended and do not reduce the capacity. We do offer extended ball mounts like part # C45270 that I recommend, and may work for you. This ball mount has a 2-inch rise or a 4-inch drop and measures 13-inches center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball hole. This ball mount has a 7,500-lb capacity....
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  • Super Extra Long Ball Mount to Clear the Spare Tire on a Jeep Liberty
  • On the CURT Ball Mount, # D-26, it measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It will clear the spare tire on your Jeep Liberty, but it still may be tight. For a super extra long ball mount, go with # 80232. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. That will give you enough clearance and room to spare. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Recommended 18 Inch Hitch Extender to Clear Truck Camper on Ford F-350
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  • Differences Between Curt Ball Mounts # C45250 and # D-26
  • The two ball mounts from Curt # C45250 and # D-26 also known as 45260 are very similar but there is a small difference along with the different style you noticed. The # D-26 has a center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole length of 12-5/8 inches while the # C45250 has 12-1/4 inches. That 3/8 distance might allow for better bumper clearance for a particular vehicle. Both are Class III ball mounts, both will fit 2 inches hitches, they both have the same weight capacity...
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  • 2 Inch Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota 4Runner Towing a 19 ft Boat Trailer
  • When measuring for the correct drop or rise in a ball mount, you will actually want to measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler. Most trailer couplers are only about 2 inches tall at the ball socket, so the measurement you have is likely around 17-3/4 inches. For this, you will want a ball mount with a 2 inch drop like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 2923. I have attached a video review of this ball mount on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner and a help article that explains how...
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  • 12 inch Long 2 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation
  • The perfect ball mount for you is the part # D-26. It has a 2 inch drop, 1 inch ball hole, and is 12-5/8 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball platform hole.
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  • Options for Towing a Boat Trailer and Carrying a Bike Rack
  • I may have a solution for you, however, our ball mount manufacturers do not currently offer a dual hitch receiver with a 4 inch drop. One possible solution would be to use a longer ball mount with a 4 inch drop like the Curt Extra Long Ball Mount, # D-26, and use a towing bike rack like the Swagman XP Towing Bike Rack, # S64955. This bike rack wraps around the shank of the ball mount and can carry up to 3 bikes. The tongue weight capacity of the Hidden Hitch ball mount is 600 lbs,...
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  • How to Increase Height of Hitch Ball by 2-Inches
  • Thank you for your recent purchase including an extra-long Curt 2-inch ball mount # D-26. This particular ball mount offers a choice of 3/4-inches of rise or 2-inches of drop relative to the hitch receiver opening. If you need an extra-long ball mount with 4-inches of rise to keep your hitched trailer level with the ground then you can use Curt # D-28 which provides a choice of 4-inches of rise or 6-inches of drop. The linked article will help you confirm just how much rise or drop you...
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  • Optoins for Longer Ball Mounts
  • We have a couple pretty long ball mounts for you to check out. The overall length of part # D-26 is 16-1/2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 8-1/4 inches and to the horizontal plane of the ball mount plate it is 10-1/2 inches. The overall length of part # 80232 is 20 inches. The distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 11-1/2 inches and to the horizontal plane of the ball...
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