Self-Locking, Adjustable 3-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise

Self-Locking, Adjustable 3-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise

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  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Class V
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Fastway
  • Three Balls
  • Built-In Locks
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Stainless Steel Ball
Switch between trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Swap 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" stainless balls. Self-locking system helps prevent theft. Tow up to 10,000 lbs. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway ball mounts part number DTALBM6825-3S or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Self-Locking, Adjustable 3-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Fastway Ball Mounts - DTALBM6825-3S

Switch between trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Swap 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" stainless balls. Self-locking system helps prevent theft. Tow up to 10,000 lbs.


Features:

  • Adjustable ball mount makes it easy for you to haul different trailers
    • Ball height adjusts in increments of 1" so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights
    • Ball platform with threaded post accepts any of the 3 included different-size balls
  • Convenient, self-locking system locks ball mount to receiver tube and ball platform to ball mount
    • Built-in locks can't get lost like other kinds of hitch locks
    • Lock seals are double-sealed to keep out water
      • Resists corrosion
      • Requires no maintenance
    • Uses pick-resistant, tube-style keys (4 included)
  • Shank is machined from a solid piece of aircraft-grade billet aluminum
    • Solid aluminum produces a lightweight yet strong ball mount
      • Avoids welds, which can cause weak points that might break
    • Polished finish creates a high-quality appearance
  • 3 Stainless steel hitch balls included
    • Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion
    • Hitch balls are held in place on platform with sturdy pins, but do not lock
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Ball diameters: 1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16"
  • Towing capacity:
    • 2-5/16" Ball: 10,000 lbs
    • 2" Ball: 8,000 lbs
    • 1-7/8" Ball: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 9" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 8" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of upright bar: 4-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball: 8-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


cut away view of locking mechanism in action

This cutaway view of the shank shows the locking mechanism in action. The locking pins extend out from the shank when the key is turned, locking the ball mount into the hitch.



The ball platform locks to the ball mount with an internal lock. When you unlock the platform you can slide it up or down to adjust the ball height.



DT-ALBM6825-3S Fastway (Diversi-Tech) Flash ALBM Series Adjustable Locking Ball Mount - 8" Drop, 9" Rise Adjustable Hitch - Solid Billet Aluminum







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Customer Reviews

Self-Locking, Adjustable 3-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise - DTALBM6825-3S

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (446 Customer Reviews)

Switch between trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Swap 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" stainless balls. Self-locking system helps prevent theft. Tow up to 10,000 lbs.

- DTALBM6825-3S
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Love the way it looks. However there are to many moving parts. the fit of the ball support bracket to the vertical slide shaft is loose and allows to much movement. Because the alluminum is soft I am already seeing wear on the spline. Also was loose fit into my receiver. I had to add a set screw to keep it tight in the sleeve. At this rate I expect I will have to replace it within 5 years. Great product if you don't haul heavier loads or if you do not use it very often. I would not buy it again. 572998



- DTALBM6825-3S
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Great product, very well construct and very strong too. Recommanded from F-350 guys towing 10000pounds trailer!!!!!! 333637



- DTALBM6825-3S
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Purchased for my 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 and the 8" drop size is perfect. It's everything I thought it would be. Fits great and the locking system is incredible. 169070



- DTALBM6825-3S
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The product I recently purchased from eTrailer, an adjustable aluminum Diversi Tech ball mount, arrived in an amazingly short time and was in perfect condition. This is one gorgeous piece of equipment - the finish is jewel like and the functionality is so elegantly simple, secure and maintenance free, it is well worth the expense in my opinion. It is the last hitch mount you will ever need and the eTrailer folks provide service second to none. 49113



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


This is my third DT (FLASH) Draw Bar. All three are in service. They are light weight but have higher GTW capacities then heavier draw bars. The four star rating is due to a couple things: 1) the shank on this Lastest purchase (from Flash) is not completely polished when set in the rise orientation. I used SemiChrome and a buffing when to finish the job. All draw bars fit a little loose in the receiver, especially the DT8200 model causing some rattling and clunking when pulling an unloaded trailer. I resolved this issue by drilling n taping the second hole that was in the receiver side ahead of the lock pin hole and wrenching the draw bar down n to the side. Rock solid now and no more clunking. It's a quite set up. The secure lock is easy to use and is theft proof. 525112


Comments

Still loving the set up. Still looks like new. Make sure you weld a 1/4 plate or nut to the outside of the receiver if you plan to tap and wrench a bolt into the side of the receiver like I described in my previous review. It eliminates the slop but the treads will strip out over time if you dont provide for more bolt threads to be captured when wrenching down the bolt to remove the play in the draw bar. Be aware that the steel bolt WILL wear a spot on the draw bar over time. I stopped using the bolt and purchased a U-bolt and plat to clamp the outside of the draw bar to the receiver to eliminate up/down play. This set up is better because it doesnt damage the side of the draw bar but provides a secure noise-free towing experience. Some guys may not be bothered by the clunking noise when stopping and starting but it drives me nuts. Thumbs up if it doesnt bother you :-

Richard - 06/21/2019

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We do have the u-bolt anti-rattle devices that you mentioned available as the Quiet Hitch from Roadmaster as part # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$25.42
.

-- Rachael H - 6/25/2019


- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great product love the way it looks on my truck. No more rust to look at from the back Side of this truck. Love the locking mechanism to. I could see someone walking away With this beauty. All in all its a great tow hitch, love it!!! 613860



- DTLBM9400
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great products. I am very pleased with the whole transaction. I had a question about my order and it was handled quickly and professionally. I will order from etrailer again and recommend to my friends. 106797



- DTALBM6807
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Working with Noah, Jamie, Judy and others at Etrailer.com has been a pleasure. Each associate has been very helpful in completing various orders over the last several months as I prepare for the new RV and trailer. Each associate has proven very knowledgeable and given me excellent purchase advice. The products purchased are of high quality and delivered promptly. 503976



- DTLBM8200
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Perfect for the Subaru Crosstrek. You do not have to crawl under the vehicle to put the safety pin in place. This ball mount is also very light weight and does not rust. 409316



- DTLBM9200
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Exceeded my every expectation. 77390


Comments

The product worked exceeding well pulling a 30 Grady White Marlin. However, I no longer own the boat or vehicle.

Walter - 04/23/2014

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- DTALBM6425
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Nice unit - seems well built, good look ing! 113870


Comments

After a year, still happy with the product. Looks great on our 2014 F350 King Ranch truck

John S - 01/16/2015

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- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Great solid hitch but the lock is poor quality. I left it on the truck for several months (with lock protection cap on) and one day I went to remove. Found lock tumbler had shifted and was unable to insert key to remove. Had to drill out lock to get ball mount off the truck. I know have a $80 aluminum paper weight. 591181



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


This is solid. But also surprisingly light. Installed easily and locking mechanism is very smooth. Wish it came in anodized black: my only complaint. Feels like a value at the etrailer price. I am using on an Audi Q7 so have it flipped over so as to get a 1" rise. 450854



- DTALBM6600
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


High quality hitch. Very easy to use. I really like that it is one key for the lock and the adjustment. Really good looking hitch. Price is really good when you price out lock/ball/receiver and this one is adjustable with one key for all. This is our second one purchased after we tried the first one out. 208590


Comments

We have two of these for our fleet of tow vehicles with 80k miles of towing with all working great.

Trevor S - 06/30/2016

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- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


First of all I received my order lickity split. Thank You! When I opened the Ball Mount, I used the key and turned it to see the pins slide in. One side slightly moved. The key turned but no response. After working it for what seemed a long time, and pushing with my thumb it now works. But I am still a little skeptical of it. Hard to imagine that little amount of pin on both sides will hold 10,000 lbs. Otherwise, it looks really nice and I just used it to tow a single Seadoo and trailer and it held. The true test will be the big trailer. Sherry:) 63724


Comments

Well, I still love the Ball Mount, even thou the first time I took it off the little barrings with the springs,which I believe is the rattle control fell out. Did nt bother to stick them back in since it would happen again. I chased them down the driveway. I have a bolt on the underside of my receiver that I tighten which keeps any rattle happening. I had that installed. It pulls the trailer with no problem. Thanks, Sherry:

Sherry - 07/22/2014

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Thanks for the follow up Sherry. I am happy to hear that you do have an anti-rattle device that is working well for you. I also wanted to let you know that Diversi-Tech has redesigned this adjustable ball mount. The new design no longer includes the anti-rattle balls that you chased down the driveway.

-- Rachael H - 7/24/2014


- DTALBM7000
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The key driven locks look questionable at first, but they hold just as solid as the pins. I don't think I have pressed it's limits with my power dump trailer, but it definitely meets my needs. I generally hook it up to the top 2" receiver on my torklift 20k receiver. Works great. Feels substantial! 550239



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


WOW WHAT A CHUNK OF METAL. MAKES ME WONDER, HOW YOU GET EVERYTHING INTO THOSE 2 PEICES OF SOLID METAL. HAVING LOCKS BUILT IN WILL SAVE ME ALOT. AS I HAD 2 KEYED LOCKS BEFORE, BUT WHEN YOU LOAN OUT TO FAMILY THEY DONT SOMETIMES GET PUT BACK ON AND GET STOLEN. YEA THANK'S 128128


Comments

A GREAT HITCH. NO ONE IS STEALING THIS ONE. YOU HAVE A GREAT PRODUCT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. IT LOOK GREAT TOO.

CHUCK L - 04/29/2015

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- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I ordered this because even though mine wasn't broken I wanted a bullet aluminum one. No welds. Good looking, solid, and weighs a lot less than my last one (which is steel). I will begin to put it through the rigors of my towing starting tomorrow. Glad I found this product. 304769



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Satisfied Received helpful advice, order was taken efficiently and product arrived as promised. Probably a much nicer mount than I need, but I was 5 hours from my truck, the trailer was being built, and I was not sure how much drop would be needed. This one covers a wide range, is attractive, easy to use, and has a convenient locking feature. May or may not need the smaller ball, but like knowing it's there just in case. And it all looks good pulling a Kubota tractor on a 22' trailer. 3683



- DTALBM6425
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Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The hitch is very versatile for multiple trailer heights. The quality of finish is very good. The only drawback is there is up and down play in the receiver were the hitch locks in. This causes some hitch noise when braking due to the play. Locking feature means no theft. Over all a very good buy and worth the extra price 91819



- DTLBM8400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


This is everything I had hoped it would be, and more. Excellent design, quality, and appearance. Locking mechanism works great, and ball mount doesn't rattle. This is a great addition to my new Yukon Denali Hybrid! 90546



- DTALBM7000
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Tow all kinds of trailers,with different size tongues.This hitch makes it quick and easy to change out and level.Awesome! 328584



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Received the hitch recently.....first impressions are that this is a well made product, very well made. Heavy as heck too....which is nice. Mounted it up and locked it in, can't wait to tow with it. Seems well designed as well, the two key holes for locking it in place and adjusting the height have good weather seals as well. Not a lot of play in the moving parts which is nice, no real slop to deal with. 121946



- DTALBM6425
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The ball mount is everything I hoped it would be. I shopped around for a while and etrailer had the best price. The mount no longer has the silencing roller balls you hear people breaking. The finish is clean and rugged. My only concern is that the key is more universal than I wanted. My former DT locking pin key worked on the hitch too. 160145



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I recently purchased a 2013 GMC 2500 Denali It comes with a 2.5" hitch with and adapter to make it down to a 2" hitch.. Unfortunately this locking device extends out on each side only far enough for the 2" adapter and not into the 2.5" frame hitch. I suppose i will have to find one that has a hole all the way through for a lock.. 74736


Comments

Hello Andy I have 2014 GMC denali 2500hd and from what I understand is that the locking pins that come out are not long enough to lock into the 2.5 receiver?

-- comment by: Jarit - 07/22/2014

5824

Yes, that is correct. This adjustable ball mount is intended to be used in 2 inch hitch applications. The Diversi-Tec # DTALBM6625
Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise
$268.29
is the same configuration as this ball mount but it is intended to be used in 2-1/2 inch receivers.

-- Rachael H - 7/23/2014


- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The ball mount in itself is awesome. Very solid and heavy and the build quality appears to be excellent. Unfortunately I had to return it and got instead the similar Fastway DTALBM6625-2S - which is for a 2-1/2 inch receiver and also the balls are stainless steel. The reason I had to return it is because I have a 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty. They come with a 2-1/2" receiver and Ford includes a reducing adapter to get it to 2". The issue was that the lock mechanism on the Fastway does not send the lacking rods out far enough to engage BOTH the adapter sleeve and the 2-1/2 inch hitch - so the entire thing would just slide out. This was not a product flaw, I should have considered better how the locking mechanism worked before ordering. E-trailer was great with the return process, even provided a downloadable return shipping label at a reasonable cost and I got the refund to paypal the same day they received it back. I again got from etrailer their Fastway DTALBM6625-2S which is an absolute BEAST as well and looks great on the truck. 487197



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


ball mount fits loosely in the receiver so that the pins that extend out from the ball mount shaft through the holes in the receiver don't extend out far enough, for my liking. This is because since the ball mount shaft has so much play, it will shift to one side. Then, the pin on the other side does not extend all the way out of the hole so that it is not flush. True, i am being paranoid. However, i imagine a case like a crash where enough force could pull the shaft out from the not fully extended pin side to release the trailer to wreak more damage. I would just feel more secure if the pins went out further through the receiver or the shaft was not so loose. Otherwise, i really like the product a lot... enough to give it four stars... :o) 279757


Comments

the receiver hasnt been used a lot... but so far, it is still working well.

larry f - 08/04/2017

26824

- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Exactly as describe ... and exactly what I needed. Thank 77689


Comments

Well its been a year! I use this hitch almost every weekend. I have a 20 ft stock trailer, a 18 ft car hauler and a 32 ft enclosed toy hauler. The hitch works great with all 3 trailers, from 1000 lbs of cargo to 6000 lbs of cattle. NO PROBLEM!!!! Dont second guess just buy it you will love it. Oh yeah because of its design and the fact that it locks on to your receiver, I have never taken it off and I dont worry about it being stolen.

Bryan - 04/24/2014

3726

- DTLBM8400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I'm a very picky buyer; like to research everything - and I also don't have a problem with paying a little more for quality - and for this aluminum ball mount that meant the polish/look of the mount, and even more important the quality of the locking mechanism. This product doesn't disappoint. I have no doubts this mount will take as much punishment as steel mounts and look 10 times better over time. I also appreciate having the integrated locking mechanism - cleaner look, in fact someone came up to me and told me they thought I'd forgot to but the bolt in it. So it looks great, does the job = all expectations met! 543582



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Unfortunately, the vertical portion of the receiver hangs down too far down for my application and I ended up scraping it on the concrete when backing out of a moderately sloped driveway. The manufacturer does not offer the receiver portion of the hitch as a replacement part so I had to purchase an entirely new hitch with different dimensions. It's a beautiful, sturdy hitch but you need to consider how low the vertical portion of the receiver is in relation to how steep your driveway is. 194307



- DTALBM7000
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I have not had a chance to use the ball mount yet but it is easy to use and fits receiver with no issues. I recently purchased a Curt class V receiver that is installed below my OEM receiver. With the drop installed in the Curt receiver in the upright position, the back of the ball mount comes very close to the bumper on my 2011 Ram 2500 crew cab. I will see if there are any contact issues when actually towing and revise my review, if necessary. 114259


Comments

After using the hitch for six months, with the Curt receiver, I found it does contact my bumper when positioned at that height, causing scrathes. I also find that I can not unlock the receiver pins without having to tap pretty hard on the pin ends.

-- comment by: Kevin M - 07/17/2014

5735
Comments

Both products are working well. I initially had a problem with the ball mount, which you promptly followed up on, giving me the Diversi-Tech support number. After talking to the rep and following a couple of his suggestions, the mount is now working well.

Kevin M - 01/21/2015

8784

- DTALBM6600-2S
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I have owned 2 of these hitches. First one lost when I had a hitch pin fall out of a 2 1/2" adapter...fortunately not towing! The hitch is easy to adjust, very durable, looks nice and is well engineered for towing. Finer points that need attention: 1. rubber caps over cylinder locks have a tether to prevent loss that never allows the rubber cap to fit back in place...ever. It's a design flaw. New out the box, the cap won't fit back into place after you remove it the first time. Expect to have to always have to secure the rubber caps or just cut it off. 2. The anti-rattle spring loaded ball bearings are not effective. I have used this hitch in over a dozen vehicles and none have had hitch openings tight enough to allow the anti-rattle bearings to be effective or make contact. The hitch will rattle, always, unless you use some metal shims or tape with duct tape around the draw bar. 3. If you try to adapt the 2" draw bar to a 2 1/2" hitch, it puts the hitch about 3-4" farther back away from the truck. This could be a problem from the standpoint of hitting your shins on the bar, to putting your load farther back, to decreasing your rear clearance. 4. Spending this much money on a hitch, I typically go through 2-4 vehicles with the same hitch and they all have different size hitches. If you buy the 2 1/2" size draw bar with the cylinder lock, it's only good for a 2 1/2" hitch. Not good if you try to back convert to a 2" hitch or use it in one of your buddy's 2" receivers. If you buy the 2" draw bar, you can purchase the $50 adapter to use in either a 2" or 2 1/2" hitch size. 103332



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Very strong, easy to install and very secure. Yes a bit pricey, but well worth the money. I did notice there was what I thought was an unusual amount of play in the receiver. I called etrailer and Marcia was so very helpful and very concerned that I may have received the wrong product. She even called the manufacturer and found out what the changes that were made by the manufacturer which made the pictures incorrect. My hat is off to Marcia and all the folks at etrailer 130643


Comments

Good Morning Patrick I just love the hitch for several reasons. It works flawlessly to start with and I am able to adapt to almost any trailer I choose to pull. It is definitely a plus being able to move the hitch to adapt for proper levelling. I have a lot of people just stop and look at the hitch when I am in parking lots, and a time or two they have asked me where I got it. The only downside is the fact that while people see it, so does my back up alarm...

Tony H - 05/18/2015

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- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


This product is beyond excellent! Thank God for products that are still made in America! 97421



- DTALBM7000
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


So far so good. Only had the hitch for 2 wks. Upgraded my tractor hauler truck and trailer so why not the hitch as well. Looks to be very solid construction. As to the locking mechanism I am pleased I chose the barrel keys. Easier to keep clean (dirt roads) and spending this $$ on hitch I lock the design. Other hitches have been stolen when they beat the lock bar off the receiver. 179248



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Required a bit of gentle sanding to fit into my receiver. I hated to scuff up the mirror finish. Looks great on my lifted Tacoma. The locking mechanism & reversible slide ball and no rattle design is genius. 4 keys, I like that too. I wish more things were built this way. 58013


Comments

I stand by the 5 star rating, hitch has been with out fault. I miss calculated the and trailer sits at an angle, ocasionally thats a problem. I extended the trailer tonge 3ft. that eased the angle problem. I may sell this one and reorder a correct .

Frank D - 04/24/2014

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- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


This product was DOA. First I couldn't retract the pins. I followed the troubleshooting guide, and was able to retract them. Then, I couldn't lock it back up. They key got stuck. I followed the troubleshooting guide again. Nothing works. I am in the process of getting a return label from eTrailer. I am not interested in a replacement of the same type. Have read reviews of similar problems. Clearly a manufacturing problem. 246650



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I was looking for an aluminum receiver when I came across etrailer.com. Upon searching I found the Diversi-Tech self locking ball mount. Honestly I didn't know these existed. Being one who has lost my keys off the bumper in the past this caught my eye immediately. I called to place the order and the staff was extremely helpful. I mentioned I was leaving on a trip and I was told they would try to get the product to me before I left. I've heard this in the past, but rarely does it ever pan out. Much to my excitement,two days before I left the product was at my door. Very satisfied customer. I will not hesitate to shop with etrailer again. 202550



- DTLBM8200
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I work in a machine shop and this is a great piece of hardware to add to your towing arsenal. The built quality is great. I bought this to use on my subaru xv crosstrek with the torklift hitch so it would be easier to get the hitch in and out without crawling under the car to remove the hitch pin. 127210


Comments

Still working Great

Greg M - 04/24/2015

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- DTALBM7007
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I was very confused in trying to determine the type of hitch to use for my just purchased 2019 Ford Superduty truck. The good folks at E-trailer worked with me and I selected a hitch with just the right drop. Years ago I purchased several tires from these folks and they are wonderful to work with. Very professional and (most important) PATIENT!! 706320



- DT-ALBM6800-3S
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Very well made product. I only tow ~10K but it shows no ware after 1 year of daily use. I definitely recommend this product. 693710



- DTLBM8400
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I was really looking forward to the simplicity of an all in one mount and locking pin system. I'm not sure if I got a Friday afternoon product or what, but I ended up returning the ball mount due to poor quality machining. The rounding of the corners of the shank was off by up to a 1/16" leaving some sharp edges and less than ideal contact surfaces with the receiver. I'm not a machining expert, but sure looks like it was misaligned when placed in the machine to do the rounding. Then it looks like someone still tried to polish the resulting work as a couple of the bad edges had been slightly smoothed. Then somehow this got past quality control and out the door. Does not instill confidence in their manufacturing process, quality control and monitoring, or belief in what constitutes a deliverable quality product. I expect better for $100+. Etrailer was great about accepting a return and refunding me. Kudos to them. 688118



- DTALBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


well built and love the engineering of this adjustable ball mount, great to have one key lock and adjust the unit highly recommend 668098



- DTALBM6825-2S
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


Love this hitch. Just bought another for my wife's Tahoe 667560



- DTALBM6625
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


I love the ease of having the locks built in and the keys matching both locks. Its a really great looking hitch as well. Exactly what I was looking for in a top quality adjustable hitch! 646367



- DTALBM6425
by:

Review from a similar Fastway Self-Locking in Ball Mounts


The etrailer folks have treated me very well, are pleasant to deal with on the phone, provide great shipping & delivery details. I’ve ordered two required trailer towing needs in the last month & etrailer has exceeded my expectations! Thanks Molly! 644281



- DTALBM6400
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I have had this trailer mount for a year in Fort Myers, FL. No rust and no concerns at all. I have towed with it about 10 times, various trailers up to 4,000 pounds. 641766



- DTALBM6400-2S
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Love the finish Easy on off install removal Easy adjustments for different trailer heights 640010



- DTLBM9200
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It's a wonderful hitch. The locking system is just great. Really do luv it. 635435



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This is a premium ball mount with premium quality. I now have two and I’m very pleased with their appearance, durability and security. A little aluminum polish once a year makes them shine like new. 634400


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  • Can Fastway Self-Locking Adjustable 3-Ball Mount be Used with 3 Inch Receiver and Reducer Sleeve
  • I spoke with my contact at Fastway regarding the Self-Locking Adjustable 3-Ball Mount 2.5 Inch # DTALBM6825-3S referenced in your question. He stated that this actually will not work with the 3 inch receiver on your Ford F-350, even when using the Ford provided reducer sleeve. This is because of the design on the self-locking system that is utilized with this particular ball mount. The integrated locking knobs on the shank will do a great job of securing itself to the reducer sleeve, but...
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  • Can Diversi-Tech 2-1/2 Inch Ball Mount, Part # DTALBM6825-3S, Be Used with 2-Inch Hitch Receivers?
  • The Diversi-Tech Ball Mount, Part # DTALBM6825-3S, is intended for 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers as you noted. The sleeve is press-fit and is not removable. Generally hitch sleeve adapters are produced to allow smaller-size items to be used in larger receivers, for example a 1-1/4 inch hitch mount bike rack in a 2-inch receiver. Whenever any adapter is used the weight bearing capacity of the total system is reduced. Since this adjustable ball mount has a high maximum towing capacity of...
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  • 8 inch Drop Diversi-Tech Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD
  • Ball mount drop is measured from the top of the shank of the ball mount to the top of the ball mount platform. See attached picture. If you need 7 inches of drop from a ball mount the Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6825-3S would be adequate as it is adjustable all the way down to a 8 inch drop. I attached an FAQ article on ball mounts for you to check out also.
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  • Movement of Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount When Installed in Receiver
  • Most ball mounts will move around in the receiver to some extent, some worse than others. The reason why is that no receiver tube measures a perfect 2 inches by 2 inches. As long as the dimension is within a certain degree over or under, it's considered to be within tolerance. The shank of the ball mount needs to be slightly under 2 inches by 2 inches in size, otherwise you wouldn't be able to slide it into the receiver. Long story short, if the hitch you have is toward the large end of...
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  • 2 inch Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation to Replace 2-1/2 inch Ball Mount
  • The Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts for 2-1/2 inches, like part # DTALBM6825-3S, is intended only for 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers. The sleeve is press-fit and is not removable. Your only real option is to upgrade to a 2 inch ball mount like the part # DTALBM6800.
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  • Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount for a Ford F-150
  • There are some 2-1/2 inch shank accessories that are not compatible with the Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches. We have not heard of that issue on the Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount, # DTALBM6825-3S. The issue seems to sometimes to be a result of the more rounded corners on the Ford hitch and the more square corners on many 2-1/2 inch accessories. For a 2-inch trailer hitch receiver, you could use # DTALBM7000-3S. It also includes 2 balls, it is self-locking, and adjustable...
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  • Which Locking Aluminum Ball Mount Has Highest Capacity For 2010 Ford F-350
  • The hitch you have installed on your 2010 Ford F-350 should have a sticker on it that states what the capacities are. You can check your owners manual or with your dealership to find the towing capacities for your truck. It sounds like you have a 2 inch hitch on your truck based on your measurement inside the receiver opening. I have attached a link to a helpful article about measuring receiver openings. The gross trailer weight (GTW) must not exceed the weight capacities of the tow...
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