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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite ball mounts part number 4281 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 8-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - 4281

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

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.


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


Specs:

  • 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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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 4281 Review

Today we will be reviewing Part number 4281. This is a Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 3-inch riser and 4-inch drop. Its going to give us a rating of right out at 12,000 pounds. This is an ultra-heavy duty trailer hitch ball mount. You can see here on the back that the shank is a nice solid piece. Its going to add a lot of strength and durability.

The other neat feature is that it has a zinc-plated finish so it is going up well against rusting and corrosion. The ball mount is designed to work 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitch receivers. When choosing a hitch ball, you want to make sure of the hitch ball does not exceed the ball hold diameter which for this particular mount is going to give us a measurement of an inch and a quarter. This will give use the ball with an inch and a quarter shank diameter. A few measurements to go over. If we measure from the center of the hitch ball hold to the center of the pinhole, that gives us an overall length of 8-and-a- half inches. With this installed in the drop position, just like I'm showing you right now, if you measure from the ball platform to the top of the shank or the inside top edge of the receiver tube, its going to give us a drop of 4 inches.

We can use this in either the drop or the rise position to help ensure more level tow. With it installed in the rise position, if we take that same measurement, its going to give us a rise of 3 inches.This is rated for up to 12,000 pounds of gross trailer weight, and up to 1,200 pounds of tongue weight.The ball platform is going to measure 7/8th of an inch in thickness, and its going to give us an overall width of 3 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the back of the shank is going to give us a measurement of 3 . From the center of the pinhole to the platform mount, just at the beginning of the weld is going to measure 4 inches.The way this would install is you would simply just take the ball mount inside the shank in the receiver tube of your hitch, line up your pinholes and then you would need to install a hitch pin and clipper, a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately.

You can go to our website and type in Part number PC3 and it will refer you to this 5/8th inch pin, it comes with a clip. Or you can look on this products product page under related items to view some more options.Once you have your pin and clip, or your hitch pin and lock installed, you should be all set and secured and ready to go.Thats going to do it for todays review of Part number 4281. This is the Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 3-inch riser, 4-inch drop rated at 12,000 pounds. .


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


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  • 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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  • 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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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harness and Ball Mount Recommendations for 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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