Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs

Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs

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80248 - Steel Shank Draw-Tite Fixed Ball Mount
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  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 11 Inch
  • Rise - 10 Inch
  • Draw-Tite
  • No Ball
  • Steel Shank
Heavy-duty, sturdy steel ball mount measures 9" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class llI accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your specific application. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite ball mounts part number 80248 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 - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - 80248

Heavy-duty, sturdy steel ball mount measures 9" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class llI accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your specific 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)
  • Sturdy steel construction with hollow shank
  • Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" Class llI trailer hitch receiver
  • Length: 9" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • Length: 3-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to edge of wedge
  • Rise: 9-3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
    • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Drop: 11" from top of inside of hitch opening
    • Gross towing weight: 5,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 500 lbs
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimension



2706 Draw-Tite Ball Mount 9-3/4" Rise or 11" Drop, 3,500 - 5,000 lbs.

Replaces Hidden Hitch 80248 and Reese 21348






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Video of Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 80248 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Draw-Tite Ball Mount. This is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank portion of the unit slides into the receiver tube of your hitch, and then the ball platform provides a 9 point for a hitch ball. Hitch balls are sold separately. The unit's made from a sturdy steel construction. It does feature a hollow shank, back here you can see that that's hollow and not solid. The unit's also going to feature a really nice black powder coated finish on it.

That's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion, making sure that the unit looks good for a long time and that it lasts for a long time. You can use this in either the drop or the rise positions. Both are available to help ensure more level towing setup in situation. When you're installing this in your hitch you slide this portion in until the pin holes line up with the pin holes in the hitch. Then you secure it with a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock. Those items are sold separately.

If you're in need you can find them at etrailer.com. The pin holes on the shank will accept a standard 5/8 inch diameter pin. The unit is designed for a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. A few measurements to mention for you real quick. If we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, so what I mean by that is the hitch ball hole. If we measure center on center going from that point there to this point right here, that's going to give us a measurement of right around 9 inches.

If you're using this in the rise position it's going to give you a maximum rise of 9 3/4 of an inch. That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch or the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. Now, when using it in the rise position you're going to have a gross towing weight capacity of 3.500 pounds with a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds, and you're going to have about 3 3/4 of an inch of clearance from the pin hole to the upright portion right here. You just want to be cautious of that because sometimes the outermost point of your vehicle can keep you from being able to use a mount in the rise position. What you can do, is you can measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch out to the furthest point away from the back of the vehicle. If that measurement is less than 3 3/4 of an inch then this is going to work perfect for you in the rise position up to about, looks to be right around 4 inches. Now, in the drop position it's going to offer a maximum drop of about 11 inches.

Again, from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of the hitch or the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. When used in this position it's going to have a gross towing weight of 5,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 500 pounds. Then the diameter of the hitch ball hole right here, that's going to measure 1 inch. That's going to do it for today's look at the Draw-Tite Ball Mount rated with a max capacity of 5,000 pounds in the drop position and 3,500 pounds when used in the rise position.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs - 80248

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, sturdy steel ball mount measures 9" from pin hole to ball hole. Use this Class llI accessory in either the drop or rise position to fit your specific application.

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This is a product I could not find anywhere else with this much drop. It arrived swiftly and is a high quality hitch at a very good price. 7143



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Great trailer hitch. Was hard to find, but e-trailer had the right part. Every kind of part available at e-trailer. Have done business with them numereous times and have never let me down. Prices below competition! 648099



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Received product as ordered, in a timely manner. Excellent Service 585815



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Inexpensive. Does the job for a small yard trailer. Do not use often enough to justify cost of an alloy one for less weight. If you are fitting and removing your unit to the tow vehicle on a regular basis then you probably will be happier with the alloy drop hitch which is way lighter but more $. 571906



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Works well and as advertised 540737



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Nice quality hitch. Good paint. Only negative is the hole for the ball is a little on the big side. But still functions fine. Good hitch for the price 522754



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Not much to go wrong here - it just wor ks. 509587



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Fantastic fit, finish and service. 503939


Comments

Great

Paddle M - 05/03/2019

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Great product, excellent service. 497913



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Had no problems with our purchase. If needed would purchase again from the company. 488650



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Great service with quicker than expected delivery. 482070



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Very satisfied with the product and service. Fast shipping. I would use this company again. 480801



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I made the purchase as a gift, so I have no feedback on the items at this moment. The service was excellent, and the upgrade in shipping arrangements a real plus. 460685



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I needed 11" of drop due to the height of my 4x4 truck. This product appears to be well made and was shipped promptly. Communication from this company was excellent. 453719



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Hitch is the perfect height for allowing me to easily launch and de-launch my boat. 432129



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Great product and great service. Etrailer stands behind their products! 417187



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I placed an order from your company about 11 pm one evening. I couldn't believe that my order was received 2 days later. Product was excellent and so was the service. What more can I say except, thank you for being a company I can depend on to do what they say. 408706



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Installation picture 407776



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Works as advertised. Best if combined with a "quiet-hitch" type mechanism to reduce the extra play in the system if it's just slid into place and held there with the hitch pin. 380381



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Looks good, exactly as described 331367



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I needed an 11 inch drop hitch and it turned out very hard to find, as soon as I found etrailers I found the one I needed very quickly, ordered it & it was at my house within 2 days, now I am pulling a trailer (level). I also messed up my shipping address during the online order, I called in and talked with a real person and they straightened the order out for me. I would recommend etrailer for all your trailer & towering needs. 304038



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This is a great hitch. Is exactly as it was shown to be. I have a receiver on the front of my vehicle and needed the ball to be higher so I am using this upside down from normal. It works perfectly for me . 297283



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solid drop hitch, use it for a small bo at. 257871



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Basically I bought this ball-mount after I installed the low-slung hitch receiver from ETRAILER to know I have an ability to haul something if really needed in an emergency situation. The receiver hitch was purchased for my Thule bicycle rack , purchased from Etrailer. 254409



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Product was delivered promptly and seems of high quality. It's hard finding a draw bar with an 11" drop. Once again etrailer comes through. 236270



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Awesome product for a great price 223358



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Information on how to measure was very helpful. Got just what I ordered and right on time. Product is strong, usable, fits and priced I feel, properly. A happy costumer! 204281



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Good quality hitch! 204153



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Excellent value 199038



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Hitch arrived today, very fast shipping. Quality is great. Looks great on the Jeep! Great price, fast shipping and quality product, thanks etrailer.com . 192769



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I bought this ball mount to use in the rise position on my front hitch. I fits precisely the way I had hoped to enable me to push my boat up a steep driveway into my garage. 186090



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This drop hitch is being used on a 3/4 ton ram 4x4 that had 24" from the hitch to the ground and will be pulling a small boat trailer thats only 13" off the ground. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but is very heavy duty and well made. E- trailer staff was great and shipping was fast. 184034



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Exactly as advertised. Shipped on time and was well packaged. I would do business again with etrailer and recommend them to any one who needs anything "trailer" related. Thanks, Ray 183776



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Got what i was looking for.great price and on time 170532



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Exactly as described. Good solid looking ball holder. Shipping fast as usual for e-trailer. 159199



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It does what is should, but it is a tad small to the receiver so it wiggles slightly, not sure if that is normal. 147705


Comments

Wiggle between a ball mount or bike rack and the receiver is normal. Though it can be annoying, its nothing to worry about. Will a ball mount, once you have the trailer connected and loaded, the weight will hold the ball mount still.

-- Patrick B - 08/21/2014

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Have not had the opportunity to actually tow but this 11" drop puts my towbar almost level, the 12" drop would have been better however, I felt event that 1 inch more could cause problems with dips in driveway. what I liked was I did not lose weight capacity with this hitch 147476



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High quality 142272



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Great product, no problems with purchase, delivery, anything at all, great customer service, excellent follow-up. Would buy from seller again in a minute. 142144


Comments

Works great no issues, great product

Mark M - 07/18/2015

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etrailer.com service was impecable 131403



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Great service and prompt shipping. Katie is an excellent rep. 130716



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Item delivered very quickly and works great on my 5th wheel. 129452



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perfect transaction product just what I was expecting. Thanks etrailer 118493



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The mount is more substantial than I had expected and looks like it will be just what I need. Delivery was very speedy. 118292



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Works good 118001



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Awesome drop ball mount. The price was right and they shipped it to me quickly. Couldn't be happier with the service. Will definitely be a repeat customer! 105996



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Received in less than 48 hours just as described perfect for my Z71 now that it has 6 inches of lift and 35 tires you can tell this thing is HD probably weighs 25lbs 103408



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product shipped very fast. Was actually called and had my order changed by Etrailer staff to save me @ $30 in shipping fees since I needed the Item by a specific date. 102758


Comments

Still good to go!

Dean G - 10/07/2014

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Received my hitch today two days early its exactly what they said it was at the best price I could find any where. Very happy with our dealings I'll spread the word! 97390



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High Quality. Great Price. Fast Deliv ery. 61849


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  • Can a Front-Mount Hitch and Adapter be Used to Push a Trailer Into Tight Spots?
  • You certainly aren't alone having a bit of trouble backing up a long trailer. Using a front-mounted hitch like your # 65078 is fine, but the Blue Ox adapter, # BX88132, is designed for flat-towing so it isn't going to work for you. What you can do instead is attach a fixed ball mount, and the Draw-Tite # 80248 is going to give you 9-3/4" of rise. Please keep in mind that the Draw-Tite has has a max gross towing weight (GTW) of 3,500 lbs and max tongue weight (TW) of 350 lbs in the rise...
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  • Correct Use of Roadmaster 10 Inch High-Low Hitch Adapter
  • Tow bars are used behind motorhomes or trucks to tow a vehicle. The Roadmaster 10 inch High - Low Hitch Adapter, part number RM-048-10, is not designed to have tongue weight applied to it like when towing a boat trailer, utility trailer or camper. This adapter is designed for applications where the towed vehicle is resting on its own four wheels and being pulled by another vehicle with a tow bar. We do have ball mounts with a 10 inch drop or more and adjustable draw bars that will allow...
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  • Best Fixed Ball Mount Option for Motorhome and Tow Dolly Compatibility with 10-11 Inch Drop
  • The Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise, 11" Drop - 9" Long - 3,500 to 5,000 lbs # 80248 will bring your hitch height to 14 or 15 inches to match your tow dolly. The ball mount is rated for up to 5,000 lbs n the drop position so you simply need to use a hitch ball rated for 3,750 lbs or more. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 63845 or the 2-5/16 inch ball # 63847 depending on which matches your coupler. Both are rated for 7,500 lbs so they will work well. The Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 9-1/2 inch Rise
  • Between the two ball mount options referenced in your question, I recommend going with the Convert-A-Ball # AMSC12 that has the larger 10-3/4 inch rise. This is because when loading your tow vehicle up for a trip with your trailer, there is bound to be some rear sag that will lower the ball mount even further. Choosing a ball mount with a slightly higher rise than you need will help to account for this. Another option you may consider is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 80248 that has a 9-3/4...
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Ball Mount with an 11 Inch Drop For a Motor Home Towing a Tow Dolly
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount, # 80248, with the 11 inch drop would be a good choice. The 11 inch drop will put you right about where you need to be (14 inches from the ground). It will actually be a little higher at 14.5 inches but the tongue weight from the tow dolly should take care of that. I have included a link to our FAQ article on choosing the right ball mount for reference. Keep in mind that this ball mount is rated for 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 500 pounds tongue weight....
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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Ball for Towing Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 with 2006 Honda CR-V
  • To even out the height difference between your CR-V's hitch opening and the coupler on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 you will need a ball mount with rise, or height increase, as described in the linked article. Based on your measurement you will want a 2-inch ball mount with about 10-inches of rise. We offer Hidden Hitch ball mount # 80248 that will fit your 2-inch hitch and provide 9-3/4-inches of rise. You can use anti-rattle lock # 63232 to stabilize and lock the ball...
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  • 11 Inch Ball Mount Recommendation to Tow Trailer Level
  • The goal is to tow you trailer as level as possible. So based on the dimensions you just listed you would want 11 inches of drop so that your trailer can be towed level. For that you would want the Ball Mount part # 80248 that has 11 inches of drop.
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  • Availability of Ball Mount with 10 inch Rise for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • The highest rise on a ball mount we currently offer that is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch is the Curt # C45028, which has a rise of 5-3/8 inches. Higher rise ball mounts are only compatible with higher rated hitches. If you need this additional rise to tow your trailer level with your 2005 Jeep Liberty, I recommend changing to a Class III trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75128. This will give you a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a towing weight capacity...
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  • Is Shank of Hidden Hitch # 80248 11 Inch Drop Ball Mount Hollow or Solid Steel
  • The shank portion of the Hidden Hitch # 80248 ball mount is hollow 2 inch steel tube. The ball mount is rated for 3500 lbs towing/350 lbs tongue weight when used in the rise position, or 5000 lbs towing/500 lbs tongue weight when used in the drop position. You can get a better look at the ball mount by viewing the video I've linked for you. If you're wanting something similar with a solid shank, take a look at the Anderson Alumistinger, part # AM3511. The ball mount has a drop of...
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  • Availability of Hitch Adapter with 11-Inches of Drop for Use with Tow Dolly and Hitch Bike Rack
  • There is no one product that can both provide the required drop for use with your tow dolly AND provide a second receiver opening for use with a bike rack. Part # RM-077-4 that you referenced cannot be used with a tow dolly. A better solution is a standard ball mount with the required 11-inches of drop, such as # 80248 from Hidden Hitch, and a towing style bike rack that can fit over the ball mount, such as the Swagman # S64664. This will avoid having a second mechanical connection in...
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  • Ball Mount Replacement for 12 inch Drop and Trailer Sits 1 inch Too Low
  • We have 12 inch drops and we have 14 inch drop ball mounts but we do not have a 13 inch. Going an inch lower would be better than an inch higher though. But you did say that the 12 inch drop put your trailer 1 inch lower than that your hitch so that would mean you would want an 11 inch drop instead like the part # 80248.
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  • Trailer Hitch and 10 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2008 Chevy Equinox
  • You would need a 10 inch rise ball mount with the Curt hitch part # 13591 to tow your trailer level. For that you would need the part # 80248. For a 2 inch ball you would need part # 63845 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # 19261.
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  • Recommended 5000-lb-Rated Ball Mount with Maximum Height Rise
  • If you have a 2-inch hitch we offer fixed ball mount # 80248 that offers 9-3/4-inches of rise. This ball mount is rated for 5000-lbs trailer weight. If you have a 2-1/2-inch hitch we also have ball mounts in that size. Two helpful links are included that will help you choose the right ball mount for your application.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Tow 2016 Scamp Trailer Level
  • For the height off the ground we measure from the top inside of the receiver tube to the ground. Then for a ball mount it sounds like you have an 8 inch rise which isn't quite tall enough. We have a couple of taller fixed mount options in the Draw-Tite Ball Mount - 9-3/4" Rise # 80248 and the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 10-3/4" Rise # AMSC12 but that still won't get you to the exact height needed. The Convert-A-Ball option will get you close enough to be safe but the trailer...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 80248 Clear the Bumper on a 2016 Jeep Renegade.
  • I contacted my tech contact at Curt and the distance from the hitch pin hole on the Curt # C13269 hitch to the bumper is 4-1/2". The center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the gusset on the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 80248 is 5-3/4" which means this ball mount sticks out enough to where it will not hit the bumper on your 2016 Jeep Renegade in the rise or drop position. If you are looking for a pin and clip for this ball mount, I recommend the Draw-Tite Pin and Clip # PC3. If you need...
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  • Can Hitch Extender be Used with Ball Mount to Clear Rear Bumper
  • A hitch extension like the Curt # C45791 can be used to gain the bumper clearance needed for the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 80248 that you mentioned but there is an important thing to keep in mind when using this or any other adapter. When the adapter/extension is in place your trailer hitch capacity will be reduced by 50 percent. This just means if the hitch on your Odyssey has a 3,500 pound towing capacity and a 350 pound tongue weight capacity these limits will be reduced to 1,750 and 175...
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  • Can a Roadmaster High-Low Adapter be Used with a Kawasaki Mule for Off-the-Road Towing
  • If the trailer has a regular coupler that fits on a ball then the best solution is a ball mount with the proper rise. I really cannot recommend using any of the High-Low adapters for anything other than flat towing a vehicle, even if it could work. But it sound like a ball mount with the proper rise is the ideal solution. The ball mount we have with the most rise is # AMSC12. It has 10-3/4 inches rise. But something like # 80248 with 9-3/4 inches might be better. I have included a link...
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