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Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs

Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs

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Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs part number 4281 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 4281

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • Draw-Tite
  • No Ball
  • Class IV
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank - Silver

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • 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 with solid shank
  • Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Length: 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Ball platform dimensions: 7/8" thick x 3" wide
    • Requires ball shank that is at least 1-1/4" long
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Product detail

4281 Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs - 4281

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with solid shank measures 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Zinc finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Heavy built and looks great. Just got it but hope the coating is as good as it looks! 397490

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Product is exactly what I needed and it arrived when promised. 369742

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Love it, very sturdy, indestructible quality. Highly recommend for anyone who is pulling at least 7,000lbs and does not need a weight-distribution hitch. 319493

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Product is exactly as advertised. 231832

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Very fast shipping. Very satisfied with product. Only place I could find exactly what I needed. 192829

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Etrailer had what I wanted and got it shipped to me fast!!!! Very satisfied! Will buy again! 177148

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I now have 4 of these, and there is no stronger, safer ball mount I have found. I tow all kinds of trailers, and the last thing I want to worry about is my hitch breaking. Great price, and you cannot go wrong with these. 152324

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excellent product fast delivery and very respect company . 127418

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Hitch was shipped quickly, arrived quickly, and does exactly what I needed it to do! 100777

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The ball mount arrived just as promised with excellent quality and delivered in only three days. Terrific product and great service. 81646

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Nice quality product. 29670

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Very heavy duty drop mount for a good p rice. 15464

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Nice HD ball mount Works great with #19286 ball. Solid HD piece at a nice price. 1811


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Shortest Available 2-Inch Ball Mount
    You can see all fixed 2-inch ball mounts by clicking on the linked page. The shortest of these is the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3503. This aluminum ball mount measures 7-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It offers either 2-inches of drop or 1-inch of rise. Tow rating is 8K and tongue weight is rated at 800-lbs. A video is linked for you.
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  • How to Select a Ball Mount or Draw Bar with the Correct Ball Hole Size 1-1/4"
    This is a great question! Although we do list the ball hole diameter in the specs for each ball mount, there is an easier way to make sure a ball mount has the hole size you need. Any ball mount rated for Class IV hitches will have a 1-1/4" ball hole. As you have discovered, ball mounts rated for Class III hitches can have either a 1" or a 1-1/4" ball hole. If you stick with Class IV ball mounts you can be sure they will have the correct ball hole diameter and they will fit 2" hitches that...
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  • What Ball Mount and Suspension Kit for Towing 2000-lb Trailer with 2013 Toyota Highlander SE Model
    A ball mount with rise or drop is helpful in matching the different heights of the trailer hitch on a tow vehicle and the coupler on a trailer. It is important that your trailer frame be level when hitched to your Highlander to ensure stability when towing. Please note that a different height ball mount will not reduce rear-end sag in your tow vehicle; but we do offer suspension products that will help. We offer a wide range of both fixed and adjustable ball mounts (the adjustable type...
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  • How to Pick Out the Correct Rise Ball Mount for a 2007 Volvo XC90 towing a Boat Trailer
    I attached an FAQ on determining the correct rise/drop ball mount for you to check out, but it sounds like you have determined that you need a ball mount with a 3 inch rise. Check out the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 4281, when used in the rise position this ball mount will give you 3 inches of rise. What hitch do you have? Thule does not make hitches for vehicles so I am wondering if you meant to type Valley. The reason I ask is that because all of the hitches we offer for your vehicle recommend...
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  • Difference In Draw-Tite Class IV Hitch Compared To Lower Priced Class IV Hitch
    When comparing the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class IV, part # 41929, to the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class IV, part # 14361, they are similar, but the new version of the Draw-Tite # 41929 is rated higher. The Draw-Tite Class IV Hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 1,200 pounds and towing capacity of 12,000 pounds. The Curt Class IV Hitch has a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 pounds, and towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. Both part # 41929, and part # 14361 have...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness and Ball Mount Recommendations for 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
    The Curt Class III hitch you referenced, part # C13152 would be an excellent choice. For wiring, the Tow Ready # 118269 would work well as long as the connectors you found at the rear of the vehicle are active. I'd recommend having a helper activate the turn signals, brake lamps and running lamps as you use a circuit tester like # 40376 on the pins of the connectors you found to make sure they're active. If they're not, you'll want to go with the # C56184 wiring harness. When we installed...
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  • Fit of Draw-Tite Class IV # 41936 Trailer Hitch on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab
    For a Class IV hitch, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # 41929. The Draw-Tite Class IV hitch you referred to, part # 41936 is a fit for cab and chassis trucks only. Cab and chassis trucks have a narrower frame than the regular truck models do, and therefore the hitch wouldn't fit your truck. I've linked you to the installation instructions. For a 12K rated ballmount, I'd recommend # 4281. For a 12K rated 2-5/16 inch ball, use # 19286 or # A-90 for a 2 inch ball.
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  • Availability of Reese Class IV 2 Inch Hitch For 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
    I do have a Reese Class IV 2 inch hitch for your 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab, but it will not fit a Mega Cab. You can use It Draw-Tite Class IV 2 Inch Hitch, part # 41929. This hitch has a gross trailer weight capacity of 12,000 lbs, 15,000 lbs with weight distribution, and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,200 lbs, 1,500 lbs with weight distribution. If your Ram has an factory hitch this Reese hitch is designed to fit underneath the factory hitch. I am including a link to the installation...
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