Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise

Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome 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
  • Two Balls
  • Built-In Locks
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Steel Ball
Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway ball mounts part number DTALBM6825 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Fastway Ball Mounts - DTALBM6825

Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft.


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
    • Reversible ball platform lets you swap between 2 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
  • 2 Chrome-plated steel hitch balls included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Ball diameters: 2" and 2-5/16"
  • Towing capacity:
    • 2" Ball: 8,000 lbs
    • 2-5/16" Ball: 10,000 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.



Key in lock that locks ball platform to leg of ball mount

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. You can also slide the platform off, reverse it, and slide it back on to change ball sizes.



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







Video of Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise


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




Video Transcript for Fastway Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the fastway self locking line of adjustable two ball mounts.So, if you're looking for an easy to use, versatile ball mount, our fastway self locking ball mount, is going to be able to adapt to several different trailers, keep everything secure without any extra components, and look good while doing it.If you tow multiple different trailers, chances are they're going to have a different coupler size, or they're going to have a different tongue height. So, we're going to have to switch out our ball mount. That can become a hassle, especially if we tow so many different trailers in any given day.Well, our fastway ball mount's going to take care of that, because we're going to be able to switch our height, because it's going to be adjustable. But it's also going to give us two different ball sizes.Our ball mounts are going to come in a lot of different configurations, we're going to have some that are going to be available for the two inch receiver tube like we have here. But some also available for the two and a half inch receiver tube. And they're going to have varying different drops and rises that way you can pick one that's going to work with all of your trailers.Now, one thing that you're really going to appreciate about this, is that it's going to have self contained locks.

We're going to have this rubber grommet here, that's going to have a plug over our lock cylinder, so it means we can just lift it open. And you'll notice that we're going to have a tubular key, so we're not going to have to worry about it being picked. But if we unlock our ball, we can slide it up or down to get the appropriate riser drop. And then if we remove it, you'll notice that we're going to have another lock core right on the base here.Now, this is going to be used so we can lock our ball mount directly to the receiver tube. And if you watch, you can notice that the pins are going to go in.

So, we're not going to have to worry about losing our lock, because it's going to be self contained inside the ball mount.We can simply just slide our ball mount in place, line up the pin holes, and then rotate our key, until those pins extend out. And you can see that's not going anywhere. So, we'll make sure that pin is in all the way. And slide our ball mount on, then we can rotate the key, until we get it into the slot, and it will lock it in place.Now, our ball mount's not going to go anywhere, and we're not going to have to worry about anybody stealing it from our receiver, or taking the ball platform. And for extra piece of mind, to make sure that you have the ball mount in the correct spot, it isn't just hung up.

The key itself is not going to come out until it's fully in the locked position. So, even if I get it half way and the key is turned, it's still not going to come out, because that pin hasn't fully inserted. But once it does, the key will come out.Each one of these notches in our ball mount here is going to be in one inch increments. So, right now, we have them in rise position. And if we need to go up say two inches, we can just go up two notches, and that will give us a two inch rise.

And the same thing if we we're going down in the drop position.Each one of our ball mounts is going to come with a total of four keys, and both sets of keys are going to work with both the locks. With the locks being right on front of the shank here, and on the side of the ball platform, it's going to make it a lot easier than trying to get underneath the hitch here, messing with the pin and clip, or locking device, and it's one less thing that we have to worry about misplacing. Because our locks are going to be internal, and they're going to be sealed off from any kind of dirt or debris, so we don't have to worry about them getting damaged.Each one of our ball mounts is going to be made out of a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum, so we're not going to have to worry about any weak points, because there's no welds in them to break. So, they're going to be nice and strong, and durable, but yet lighter weight than steel versions.Our ball mount right now we have in the drop position, but you can flip it over and put it in the rise position. In case you have a trailer that's taller than the other, so we can get a little bit more height, or drop for whatever we need.Now, each one of them's going to have two different balls on it, we're going to have a two inch ball, and a two and five sixteenths inch ball. And switching them's going to be just as easy as adjusting the height, we simply unlock it, flip the ball platform over, to whichever ball we need.And when it comes to the trailer balls themselves, we're going to have two different options. We'll have the version we have here, which is gonna be a steel, chrome plated ball, which is your typical trailer ball. And then we're going to have the stainless steel version. Now, these are going to be made out of a 303 stainless steel, and they're going to be extremely rust and corrosion resistant. It's going to be really good for marine applications, or anywhere that has a lot of moisture, even humidity, so we're not going to have to worry about rust.And that is another big benefit of the aluminum ball mount, it is going to be rust and corrosion resistant, so we know it's going to have this nice, polished mirror finish for a long time.Now, since our ball mounts are going to come in a variety of different configurations, the shank size, and the ball size, is going to make a difference on how much it can handle. So, whenever you're towing, you always want to double check your hitch, as well as the vehicle's owner manual, and go with the lowest rating.Being able to adjust the ball mount up and down, is nice, but if we don't know how much of a drop or rise we need, it doesn't do us much good. So, we'll show you how to measure for the appropriate riser drop for your trailer. You're going to want to measure from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, you're gonna make sure that your tow vehicle is nice and flat and on level ground whenever you make your measurement.So, right here, we're getting right about 17 inches. Now, we can come to our trailer and again, you want to make sure that your trailer is nice and level. So, we have our trailer chalked. And we'll come up to the coupler, and we'll measure from the ground to the bottom edge of the coupler here. Which I'm getting right about 21 inches. So, there is about a four inch difference. But since my trailer is higher, I'm going to want a four inch rise.So, we'll take our ball mount, we'll make sure that the pins are all the way in, and since I need a rise, I'll put it in the rise position. Slide it in the receiver tube, line up the holes and turn the key and lock it in place. And we can grab our ball platform, and again, open up the plug, take our key, make sure that pin goes all the way in. Pick the appropriate ball for your trailer, we'll slide it down close to where we need it. And once we have it lined up, we can turn the key and replace the plug.So, now we can go and double check our measurements, make sure we're pretty close to that 21 inches, and we are. Now, all we have left to do, is back up and hook up to our trailer. That'll finish up your look at the fastway self locking line of adjustable two ball mounts.


Customer Reviews

Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - DTALBM6825

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (447 Customer Reviews)

Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft.

- DTALBM6825
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After about 7 months, the lock that locks and releases the pin to the receiver was completely frozen stuck, and the key to the lock twisted off (pretty flimsy). After re-lubing the pin and lock again, twisted the other key off. i had to mangle the lock to get it off of my truck, and unit is now completely worthless... 404043



- DTALBM6825
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I previously purchased this product for a 2" receiver and was very pleased with it as I formerly kept five hitches in my truck for five trailers - each was a different height and one was a 2 5/16 ball with the others being 2". Consequently, I went from hauling around about 75 pounds of hitches to one at about 15 pounds - plus, being aluminum, it had greater load capacity and looked a lot nicer than the steel hitches. My new truck has a 2 1/2" (class V) receiver and the former hitch cam operated lock pins did not come out far enough to engage the receiver when an adapter was used; hence, the need to buy another one rated for 2 1/2" receivers. The new one arrived and it was a 2" hitch with extended pin lengths and an adapter to make it fit a 2 1/2" receiver. Unfortunately, the adapter was off center and I was unable to insert the unit into the receiver on the truck. There are two screws that affix the adapter to the hitch insert and after about an hour I was able to get the new hitch/adapter to fit my receiver using one of the two screws to get the sleeve and hitch lined up properly and discarding the second screw which would have caused further misalignment. While not very happy about the latter, I am pleased with the result. I would strongly suggest that the manufacturer have some type of quality control as it was very apparent to the naked eye that the sleeve and hitch were not properly aligned. As far as Etrailer, they have always been great to deal with and offer all kinds of support. I have been purchasing equipment from them for many years. 340339


Comments

After a year the hitch has worked well. Recently I was in VA with freeing rain then below freezing temperatures. I had to reverse the balls due to what I had to tow. To my surprise the locks had not frozen and worked as designed. Regarding salt exposure, I reside in Florida and after my trip to VA my vehicle was covered with salt. I used Salt Away for boats coupled with a nozzle. The unit is similar to a hose mounted liquid fertilizer applicator and allowed me to thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies including the hitch. It will not damage paint and is supposedly environmentally friendly.

Andy S - 02/09/2018

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- DTALBM6825
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Great product. Just what i was looking for. Very easy to adjust and lock in place. 319791



- DTALBM6825
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I use this everyday, and I love it. It still looks like new, the key locks and slides still work like they did when they were new. I would 100% buy another one. 282504


Comments

Flawlessly. Still looks and works like new.

Darren R - 08/14/2017

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- DTALBM6825
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One ball mount for 3 trailers, works great very versatile. 274036



- DTALBM6825
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Pretty good. Lock is Getty a bit sticky now... 1 yr later 272992



- DTALBM6825
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Great product and fast delivery!! Thank you! 270449



- DTALBM6825
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Had it a year now and love it. Worth the money, great quality and great versatility. 248612



- DTALBM6825
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Received the hitch within 2 days of ordering. Installed quickly and with ease. Looks fantastic and the enclosed locks work great. Very happy and satisfied with this product and with eTrailer. 222482



- DTALBM6825
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I received my hitch in good or and in quick fashion. All the necessary parts and instructions were included with the unit. The fit, finish and quality of construction are excellent. Etrailer was fantastic to deal with and I will certainly be a return customer. 210143



- DTALBM6825
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SHIPPING AND PRODUCT WERE EXCELLENT. LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS. SO FAR.., VERY HAPPY WITH PURCHASE. WILL UPDATE IF ANYTHING UNEXPECTED OCCURS. 204171



- DTALBM6825
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Great Product, Fast Shipping, Excellent Pricing. 200520



- DTALBM6825
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Excellent transaction, prompt order fulfillment. Very satisfactory experience. 182712



- DTALBM6825
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Best Deal Around, Fast Free Shipping Cant Beat It!!!!!! Will order again. 173630



- DTALBM6825
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Great product. E-trailer incredible. Ordered on New Years eve, they shipped it within 2 hours and arrived day after new years. Incredible customer service thus far. 167629



- DTALBM6825
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eTrailer put this on my door step in no time, and I am a happy camper! This hitch is a work of art. I like the self locking feature and the clean design, it is not only functional, but it looks great too. The hitch came with four keys which is more than enough. One feature I was not aware of, is the ball mount can be flipped behind the drop mount on certain hitches, your chin will thank them for doing that. I would highly recommend this hitch and eTrailer to anybody looking for a reciever hitch. 155280



- DTALBM6825
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WOW! Excellent service, Shipped immediately. Package arrived well packed and undamaged Product was easy to set up - LOOKS GREAT - WORKS GREAT Th only improvement I could suggest would be a tighter fit into the hitch to eliminate rattle. 154023



- DTALBM6825
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Installed on my new dodge 2500. Great looking, adjust easy, and works well. Locking system is very nice. It will make pulling my enclosed trailer on our mid-west hunting trips easier. 151367



- DTALBM6825
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Product is great and delivery was extremely quick. Appreciated the follow-up and status of delivery. I have two trailers (1) 2" and (1) 2-5/16", so this saved time and was easily switched in seconds. Security lock worked smooth and great to have (4) keys sent along. Would highly recommend this receiver and etrailer.com 149711



- DTALBM6825
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This is an excellent piece! I've had to use several different ball mounts for years, due to different tongue heights on my various trailers. Problem solved! Looks great, isn't too heavy, and doesn't rattle too badly, although there is still some minor (expected) movement. It is far less sloppy than another adjustable ball mount I have, that sits unused mainly due to the annoying rattling. I like the locking mechanism, and hopefully it will handle our winter road salt. I don't typically leave the ball mount on the truck when not in use, but the security offered by the locking pins seems superior to using the typical locking hitch pins. Good peace of mind. I highly recommend this piece, and as always, etrailers service was excellent, price was right, and delivery was right on schedule. 146490



- DTALBM6825
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Got the hitch on Wednesday as promised. Used the hitch today to haul my sisters belongings to NC. Hitch worked perfect. No issues and very pleased with the product. Needed the drop hitch because my truck is lifted. 127424



- DTALBM6825
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Product was delivered quickly as advertised. Looks good, almost too good for a hitch. Easy to install and adjust. It's pricey, the design and the flexibility make the investment worth while. 121681


Comments

Overall, Im still satisfied with the product but there are some items that I wish were different or I would have done differently. Yes it rattles a lot as has been mentioned. Additionally as it has been used, it is difficult to get the pin to properly engage in several slots which limits adjustability and finally I would go with the stainless balls instead of chrome as the chrome pealed off after first use so now I have rusty balls. For the money involved, if I ever need to buy another hitch, I would probably would not buy another.

Navymustang00 - 03/21/2015

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Thanks for the follow up after using your ball mount for at least a year. If you would prefer the stainless steel trailer ball option you might check out the # DTSTBM6825-2S
Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise
$274.95
with the flip style option for a 2 inch or 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. Or you might also check out the # DTALBM6825-3S
Self-Locking, Adjustable 3-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise
$479.57
that has 3 different interchangeable options for 1-7/8, 2, or 2 inch trailer ball.

-- Rachael H - 5/4/2015


- DTALBM6825
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AAAA++++++ 121605



- DTALBM6825
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Easy install and looks great! 121001



- DTALBM6825
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At first I wasn't sure about it because it rattled in the receiver and where the ball is mounted. I used it today and it worked great... no rattle, adjusted nicely, and has an outstanding appearance. The locks worked like a charm so I won't need another ball mount ever. 116948



- DTALBM6825
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The hitch is perfect. It has enough adjustment to fit multiple trailers and it looks great. Service was also fantastic from etrailer, my original hitch was not available, I was notified and the alternative hitch was sent thanks James S 108684



- DTALBM6825
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Does what need. Gave me the drop to level my trailer. Like the locking system. Nice made hitch. Did want the 10 inch drop. Got a call from etrailer that it was on back order until September. So went with the 8 inch which works with what I have. Just wanted the additional adjustment. Very happy. 96572


Comments

Unfortunately, was using the hitch and the lock pin broke. Short story, was going over some railroad tracks. So had slowed. Suddenly lots of noise. Pull over to find trailer dragging. Damaged the jack, under my bumper. Had to leave the trailer to get another hitch. Got a replacement from manufacture under warranty. Told me never happens, but they have reworked the pin. When it happened, ball stayed on trailer hitch, rest stayed on the truck. Dont trust the hitch anymore. Crazy to spend major money on a product, to have it risk your life and those around you. Hope it was truly a one time event. But beware!

Sid B - 02/21/2015

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- DTALBM6825
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Great product, delivered fast for the best price. 93650



- DTALBM6825
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My only dislike; makes a lot of noise when not hooked to a trailer! Any suggestions? 92024



- DTALBM6825
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Adjustable ball mount - Love the product. It is the second ball mount I purchased needed to get the 2.5" shank since I changed trucks. The only issue I have had is the rubber caps over the key holes. On the first I purchased I noticed when I opened the key hole covers I could not push the rubber caps back into place, fully, because the tab that holds it to the unit would not go back into the hole - it would bunch up creating an obstruction preventing it from seating flush. After several tries and methods I finally cut the tabs off so the caps would close completely. When the new one arrived the other day I was cognizant of the previous issue and tried not to pull the cap out too far to avoid the issue however the same thing happened. In this case I was able to work the tab back into the hole in both places. I wonder if the holes were a little larger if it would not help this situation? Keep up the good work. 63114


Comments

I live in Michigan and toe Snowmobile trailers during the winter with lots of salt. Have you used your new hitch in the salt?

-- comment by: Lucky R - 09/03/2014

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Comments

I leave the hitch on year round and live in Eastern PA where there is always salt on the roads. Maybe a little rust on the actual ball from where the finish has worn off - other than that no wear or salt damage.

-- comment by: - 09/05/2014

6681

- DTALBM6825
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Very fast and friendly service. Thanks 46887



- DTALBM6825
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Nice ball mount! Looks great and functions nicely. The 2 1/2" adapter does not have the "anti rattle" feature; not a big deal. The chrome plating on the ball is very thin and will easily scratch. If keeping the appearance looking new is important to you make sure you you keep all mating surfaces clean and greased. I would also give serious consideration and opt for the stainless ball option if I where to purchase again. Over all, its the cleanest and best looking mount out there. The locking feature is fantastic. The folks at Etrailer are great! 36232



- DTALBM6825
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This looks great in the pictures but even better in person It looks "big" online, but this thing is huge. Very big presence On the back of my truck. The polished finish is even better than I was hoping for. Very well made and good looking hitch. 30121



- DTLBM8200
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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


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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
$26.69
.

-- Rachael H - 6/25/2019


- DTLBM8200
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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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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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



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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



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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



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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


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  • Adjustable Ball Mount that Reduces Rattle In 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • All ball mounts will rattle a little or you would not be able to fit them inside the receiver. I recommend part # DTSTBM6625. It has an adjustable pin in the top of the shank that protrudes through the adapter that prevents rattling. The attached balls measure 2 inches and 2-5/16 inches. I have attached a photo that shows where the adjustment is made to tighten the ball mount once it has been installed in the receiver opening. However this ball mount has a 6 inch drop and 7 inch rise...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for 2.5 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The highest rated adjustable ballmount for a 2-1/2" hitch receiver is rated for 10,000 lbs. So I would recommend going with the Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45900. This adjustable ball mount is rated for 14,000 lbs, and has a rise of 5-1/4" and a drop of 6" and fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. You will then want to use a reducer like # 58102, which adapts a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening into a 2" x 2. I spoke with my contact at Curt about adjustable ball mount...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for a Ford F-350 Pickup
  • The adjustable ball mount you will need will depend on the height of the top of the hitch opening on your F-350 with 2-1/2 inch receiver hitch. We have an article that explains how to measure to select the correct ball mount, see link. For instance, on my 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 the top of the receiver opening is 20 inches from the ground when parked on a level surface. I use an adjustable drop receiver at 5 inches of drop, top of receiver opening to top of ball mount, for towing a equipment...
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  • Replacement Key For Fastway Diversi-Tech Adjustable Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
  • It sounds like you have a Fastway Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount like # DTALBM6825. There are 2 ways of going about getting replacement keys for your mount. To replace only the keys, I will need to know the 4-digit key code stamped on the key. Unfortunately there are no markings on the lock cylinder or ball mount to indicate which is the correct replacement, the key code is only stamped on the key. If you made note of the key code, feel free to let me know and I will...
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  • What is the Difference Between Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts # DTALBM6825 and # DTALBM6825-2S
  • The difference between the Diversi-Tech Self-Locking Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mounts, # DTALBM6825 and # DTALBM6825-2S is the finish of the hitch balls. Part # DTALBM6825 comes with 2 chrome-plated hitch balls and part # DTALBM6825-2S comes with 2 stainless steel hitch balls. The stainless steel finish will resist rust much better than chrome plating, which is the reason for the price difference. I have attached review videos of both ball mounts for you to check out.
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  • Can The Hitch Balls Of Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6825 Be Replaced
  • I contacted our representative at Diversi-Tech about the item you selected, Diversi-Tech Ball Mount, part # DTALBM6825, which is the self-locking series. The representative informed me that it is recommended to send in part # DTALBM6825 in the event the hitch balls need to be replaced. He also informed me that with the Solid-Tow series, like the Adjustable Solid-Tow Aluminum Ball Mount, part # DTSTBM6600, allows you to replace the hitch ball on your own, by using included Allen Key....
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  • Will Fastway Locking Adjustable Ball Mount # DTALBM6800-2S Fit 2-1/2-Inch Hitch with Adapter Sleeve
  • The Fastway Self-Locking Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM6800-2S is intended for 2-inch hitch receivers but not for 2-1/2-inch types. It would not work with a hitch reducer sleeve in place because its locking pins would not be able to reach through the adapter. For your 2-1/2-inch hitch a better choice is the Fastway # DTALBM6825 which also has a 10K capacity and the same 8-inch drop and 9-inch rise.
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  • Can Classic Accessories Hitch Tote Ball Mount Bag be Used for Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6825
  • When looking for a bag to fit the Diversi-Tech Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount, # DTALBM6825, I recommend taking a look at the Classic Accessories Tote, # CA80113. This bag measures 36" long, 11" wide, and 8" tall which would give you plenty of room for the ball mount and additional towing accessories like tie-down straps.
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  • Ball Mount Like Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long # 80232 Needed for Class V Hitch
  • The closest that I have to offer for a Class V hitch would be the Reese Titan Ball Mount, # RP45322, which can provide a 1-1/2 inch rise or 3 inch drop and measures 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I have included a link to all of the fixed ball mounts that will work with a Class V 2-1/2 inch hitch for you.
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  • Replacement Key for Fastway Diversi-Tech Adjustable, Locking, Aluminum Ball Mount
  • There are 2 ways of going about getting replacement keys for your Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM6825. To replace only the keys, we would need to know the 4-digit key code stamped on the key. Unfortunately there are no markings on the lock cylinder or ball mount to indicate which is the correct replacement, the key code is only stamped on the key. If you made note of the key code, feel free to let me know and I will be happy to find the correct replacement keys...
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  • Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2 inch HItch
  • The sleeve of the # DTALBM6825 cannot be removed so that it can be installed in a 2 inch hitch. The problem is the hitch pin device sticks out too far. You would need to go with the 2 inch hitch version part # DTALBM6800 instead.
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  • Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500
  • As long as your 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 has a Class V 2-1/2 inch hitch on it the Diversi-Tech Ball Mount # DTALBM6825 that you referenced would be a great choice for an adjustable ball mount. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Replacement Keys for Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount
  • That's great news that you have one Diversi-Tech key left to find the code number listed. If your key will says for example 5545 then you will need the part DTKEYR5545. So you will want to look for part number DTKEYRXXXX and fill in the code where you see the X's. If you provide me with the code on the key I'd be happy to link the correct replacement to this page for your purchasing convenience.
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  • Diversi-Tech Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount that Will do 6 Inches of Drop and 7 Inches of Rise
  • The closest thing to what you are looking for would be the Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM6625. This will do 6 inches of drop and 7 inches of rise. Other than that this ball mount is the exact same as the DTALBM6825. For an upgraded version of this ball mount you would want the part # DTALBM6625-2S. This comes with stainless steel balls that will resist corrosion much better than the chrome plated balls of the # DTALBM6625. The locks have rubber covers that...
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  • Can the Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount # DTALBM6825 do 0 Inches of Rise/Drop
  • The Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount # DTALBM6825 that you referenced can go from 8 inches of drop to 9 inches of rise in 1 inch increments. It will do 0 inches of rise/drop as well. If you are looking for an adjustable aluminum ball mount similar to the # DTALBM6825 that comes with greaseless ball you would want the Rapid Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount # AM3405 that you referenced as this is the only option with that feature.
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