Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18K

Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18K

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Switch easily between trailers with this adjustable, solid aluminum ball mount. Go from a 8" drop to a 8" rise. Tow up to 12,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway ball mounts part number FA42-00-2825 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18K. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Ball Mounts - FA42-00-2825

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 8 Inch
  • Fastway
  • Two Balls
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Steel Ball

Switch easily between trailers with this adjustable, solid aluminum ball mount. Go from a 8" drop to a 8" rise. Tow up to 12,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


Features:

  • Adjustable ball mount makes it easy for you to haul different trailers
    • Ball height adjusts in increments of 1-1/4" so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights
    • Reversible ball platform lets you swap between 2 different-size balls
  • Machined, aircraft-grade billet aluminum construction is corrosion resistant
    • Solid aluminum produces a lightweight yet strong ball mount
    • No welds, which can cause weak points that might break
    • Polished finish creates a high-quality appearance
  • 2 Chrome-plated steel hitch balls included
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock (FA86-00-3685) sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receivers
  • Ball diameters: 2-5/16" and 2"
  • Towing capacity:
    • 2-5/16" Ball: 18,000 lbs
    • 2" Ball: 12,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight capacity:
    • 2-5/16" Ball: 1,800 lbs
    • 2" Ball: 1,200 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Shank length:
    • 8-7/8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball
    • 5" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holdes
    • 3" From center of hitch pin hole to point on shank where it widens


  • Dimension

    The Fastway Flash E Series HD ball mount is strong, durable, and easy on the eyes, making it the best of both worlds. It's solid, aircraft-grade aluminum construction is durable, rust resistant, and sturdy enough to last for years to come. With a polished mirror finish, this ball mount will make any vehicle look fantastic.


    The adjustable ball height lets you tow a variety of trailers with different tongue heights. Having both a 2" ball and a 2-5/16" ball allows for even more versatility, making this the ultimate go-to ball mount if you own multiple trailers.


    Changing Ball Height and Replacing Balls

    To adjust the height of the ball, remove the pin so that you are able to slide the ball platform up or down along the shank to the desired position. Re-insert the pin once you have found the correct height and replace the clip.


    Switching the hitch ball is just as easy. Simply remove the pin holding the ball platform in place and slide the platform off of the shank. Flip the platform upside down so that the ball you want to use is on top. Then slide the ball platform back onto the shank and replace the pin.



    42-00-2825 Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable Ball Mount - 2 Chrome Balls - 2-1/2" Hitch Receiver - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18,000 lbs







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Video Transcript for Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Fastway Flash E-series lines of adjustable two-ball mounts. If you have multiple trailers that you tow with your vehicle, it can be kind of a hassle even having just two ball mounts. Whether we're wanting to change the height for our different riser drops for our trailer, or if we have a different coupler size on our trailer, it can be a little cumbersome to have two or three or more ball mounts. That's where our Flash E-series is going to come into play. It's going to allow us to adjust the height very quickly, as well as the ball size to match up to any trailer that we need to.Our Fastway ball mounts are going to be available in a lot of different configurations. We're going to have the 2" shank that'll go into our 2" receiver tube opening, as well as a 2-1/2" shank that can fit in some of the bigger trucks.

They're going to be available in a a lot of different sizes of rises and drops, so you'll be able to pick whatever's going to match up to your multiple different trailers, and pick something in between so it'll work for all of them. Each one is going to be adjustable so you'll be able to fine tune it to match up to all those trailers. The way we're going to adjust our ball, is we're going to have this pin here. On the other side we'll have a clip, so you can go ahead and pull out our clip. We're going to remove the pin, we'll be able to slide that ball platform up or down to match up to our trailer, to get the height or drop that we need.Then we simply replace the clip, and we're ready to go.

Now, adjusting the height is important to match up to our trailer, but if we have a different coupler size, that's going to bring up another problem. Well, the Flash series is going to have two different balls on there. We're going to have a 2", as well as a 2-5/16" ball, and they're both going to be attached permanently to that ball platform, so we're not going to have to worry about carrying an extra bag, and having something else lying in our truck. We need to change out the ball, we can simply remove the pin, take the ball platform off, flip it over, and again find the appropriate rise or drop for our application, and then just put the pin and clip back.You'll notice it is going to have a really high polished look to it, almost a chrome finish. That's because it's going to be made out of an aircraft grade aluminum construction.

We're not going to have to worry about any weak points, because it's going to be made out of a solid piece, so we're not going to have any welds that potentially could break. A big benefit of an aluminum ball mount over the steel version, it is going to be a lot more lightweight, but still have all the same strength and durability the steel one is going to have. A lot of our customers are comparing some of the aluminum ball mounts to each other, and really they are going to be pretty comparable as far as the size, and different configurations that they're going to come in.The Flash E-series is going to have a leg up on the looks department, because it is going to be one of the only ones that has that super high mirror polish finish, and it's just going to complement a lot of the chrome on your vehicle, and look good on the back of it.All of our ball mounts that have a 2" shank are going to be a Class 4 rated, and the 2-1/2" shank is going to be a Class 5. So they're going to extra strong and be able to handle all those loads, but they're also going to be light in weight because they're made out of that aluminum. Each one of the balls is going to be a chrome-plated steel, so they're still going to have that really nice look to them, but they're going to have that durability to handle getting hooked up and unhooked all the time.You'll notice that we have our ball mount in a rise position.

If we needed to flip it over and put it in the drop position, it's a simple as pulling out the pin and clip, removing the entire assembly, and flipping it over. Then we can replace our pin and clip. I do want to mention that the pin and clip we're using is not included in the kit to secure it to the trailer hitch. However, there is a lockset available here at etrailer.com, that not only would secure it to the trailer hitch, but it also secures the ball platform to the mount itself.Since our ball mounts are going to have different sizes available, and it can be used in different configurations, you always want to double check the weight ratings. Once you figure out how much your trailer weighs, you always want to double check your hitch and your owner's manual and never exceed the lowest rating of all of them. Having the adjustability available with our ball mounts, switch out the balls, as well as the rise and drop, is a nice thing. But it doesn't do us any good if we don't know how to find the right rise and drop for our vehicle and trailer combination, so we'll show you how to do that.We'll start by removing our ball mount completely. You want to make sure that your tow vehicle, as well as your trailer, is on a nice, level ground so we can take a few measurements. We're going to start by measuring from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening. Our vehicle here is just about 17". Then we can move to our trailer, and you want to make sure that your trailer is nice and level also. We'll measure our trailer, and our trailer's right about 22-1/2". So there's about a 5-1/2" difference there. So we're going to want to go about 5, if not 6" of a rise, since our trailer coupler is higher than our truck.Let's take our ball mount, we're going to put it in the rise position since we're going to need that 5-1/2", 6" rise. We'll secure it into our hitch. Then we'll grab our ball platform, slide it over. We'll get it pretty close to where we need it, and we can secure it down and double check our measurements. We have our ball mount within that 1/2", so we can go and back up and hook up to our trailer, and hit the road. That'll finish up your look at the Fastway Flash E-series line of adjustable two-ball mounts.


Customer Reviews

Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 18K - FA42-00-2825

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (324 Customer Reviews)

Switch easily between trailers with this adjustable, solid aluminum ball mount. Go from a 8" drop to a 8" rise. Tow up to 12,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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The stinger is well made, looks great, and very functional for my needs/truck. They delivered on time. Great products and customer service! 555850



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This is a great hitch, it has the weight carrying ability that I needed, and it's light weight!! This can also be considered 6 hitches in one, it has 2 different ball sizes, plus the height adjustability, Great Hitch!! 555389


Comments

Hitch has worked out great!! Heavy duty, always have the right height and ball size with me!

John - 08/28/2019

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Looks great have not used it yet but I liked the feel of the product should be strong enough to pull the 15000 lb boat 471426



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I’m glad I went with the 8” drop model. It is the perfect fit for my stock 2017 Ram 3500 and 16’ flatbed trailer. The mount looks good, and is very robust. I would buy again. 522774



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The best site on the internet for ordering anything hitch related! Got everything I ordered and it's all as expected! 457086



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Great looking hitch. Fits under f350 rear seat 553472



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Received 2 days after order. Very impressive looking. No welds. Just solid pieces of metal. Big and sturdy looking, but not overly bulky like other comparable hitches with 10k+ rating. Nice polished look matches well with chrome bumper. Was looking at several different options for hitch and very happy with decision so far. Have a 2" lifted ram 2500 and 8" drop gives 18.75" from top of ball to ground on lowest setting with truck unloaded. Have not towed with it yet so can not speak on that topic. Very happy thus far 462190



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Heavy duty, well built and super easy to adjust. Looks great! 543323



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This is a great product - my second one. Nothing wrong with the first one, just needed a larger receiver size for my new 2018 Denali HD2500 - very high quality construction, beautiful mirror finish which looks more refined than a standard hitch for a high end truck. Will use this to pull my boat and my JD Tractor w/bush hog so I like the 18,000 lb rating. I have numerous trailers and with the adjustable slide ball mount I can set the perfect height for each within seconds - I purchased with the dual lockable pins which have a matching finish. Very pleased. 466904



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Excellent product ! It solved the problem of having multiple different hitches in my truck. Great looking, with a weight rating far greater than any other hitch I had. I'm giving my other hitches away now ! 395813



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Great costumer service very profesional Very high quality products as advertised Very happy to do business with etrailer 480258


Comments

Like the first day great It looks the same nice and shining The only downside is that 2 times Some bad guys are trying to stolen From. Store parking lot

Raymond - 03/01/2019

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I like the looks and the quality of this adjustable ball mount. Strong and light weight. What I don’t like about it is to flip it out of the way during non use, the only pin hole that can be used is the lowest one causing the lower ball to be too low hitting curbs and anything else while backing in to parking spaces. 499343



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Purchased for my 2017 F-250 6.7l Fx4. 8" has perfect amount of drop and seems to be very heavy duty! I also purchased the lockable hitch pins which provides security from being stolen! Very happy with my purchase! 549713



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Purchased this hitch for a 2017 ram 3500. Truck has 1” lift in rear with 35x11.50x18 tires. Excellent adjustable drop hitch. The hitch is a stout piece of artwork. I’ve been using it to haul my motocross trailer and my jet boat. The easy height adjustment eliminates the need for multiple hitches. Only warning I have is for the married guy, The chicks dig it!! 584784



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Needed the extra drop of this hitch for a couple different trailers. Used it for only three days in its lowest drop position to tow a single axle trailer that was by no means even heavily loaded. Then another day later I needed to tow a skid steer and needed to adjust the height of the hitch. The problem was that where the two components meet there was a bunch of rubbing and it mashed the aluminum. I couldn’t adjust the hitch up or down. I ended up having to use a hammer to get it to move. Not super impressed with this product to say the least. 444887



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Great looking, heavy duty hitch. Easy to install and adjust. Looking forward to many years of service. Prompt free delivery! 451732



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It’s everything I expected and more 729847



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Fast easy transaction. Product exceeded my expectations. Looks great on my new 2019 super duty . 727569



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Very nice clean design. This thing is a beast. Love it Thank you. 720676



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Nice strong looking ball mount,order the dual lock pack 86-00-3685 with this unit. Molly at etrailer is a great resource. 720550



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Hitch is perfect match for my needs. Can change height quickly to accommodate different trailer tongue heights, I pull multiple size trailers depending on the needs of a job. Weight rating is large enough to prevent the hitch from being the weak link in the set-up, and it is aesthetically pleasing. 719406



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used to move enclosed 25' car trailer with 2 5/16 ball and 5x7 open trailer with 2" ball. Did everything I wanted it to do. Like the quick switch between size balls and the up and down movement of ball carrier allowed me to level both the trailers using the same hitch. Hitch shows no sign of wear and tear. Have many positive comments about the look on the truck. Love it Did invest in two key lock type pins, to make sure it does not disappear... 719250



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Great hitch. Well worth the money. Easy to change configuration and looks great! 718594



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Love it. After a year it looks good, doesn't rattle, and does its job. 717301



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After one year this ball mount continues to perform as promised and looks great doing it. Thanks to Fastway and etrailer for delivering on a great product at a good price. 715736



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So far this has been a great hitch! Light weight and good looking. Plus easy to adjust. 711585



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Dad's Quick Lube in Lorena Texas wanted to thank etrailer for helping us pick out the best components for the customers needs, was missing one part from package due to transport neglect, Called etrailer and was fixed up right away with no hassle, thank you again etrailer 714674



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GREAT PRODUCT, GREAT SERVICE. 705365



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Looks great 705291



- FA42-00-2825
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The Fastway trailer hitch from etrailer has been a great product for me. 702804



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I pull 4 different trailers and each are at different heights and different size hitches. With my FA42-00-2825 hitch this has made my trailer life much better. 699471



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Awesome looking hitch. Works even better than it looks. 699112



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Works great. 669656



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very nice hitch, there is a little more slack between parts than I expected and I don't think there is a way to tighten the ball mount to the drop. 667544



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it work great 660247



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Heavy duty mount. Works well. Locking pins are a little finicky. Takes a lot of pressure and wiggling the keys to get the locks open & closed. Other than that, I like it. 640514



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I was blown away by this hitch! It’s USA made (you guys need to say that in description). It’s amazing quality! It fits perfectly into my 2500! Simply amazing! 640227



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Looks great only downside is it doesn't fit snug has a little bit of play otherwise it looks like it should be okay. 633898



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This is my big boy hitch. It looks to be everything I wanted. Remember that you need to have two locking pins or half the hitch could be stolen. 620065



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This is a beautiful piece of hardware. Great fit and finish. Just what I wanted for the different trailers and heights 616886



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Just received my hitch a day earlier than I was expecting. Have not used it yet but it seems to be exceptionally well made. Looking forward to using more of your products. 613530



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Excellent product! Looks good, works great. Well worth the money. Also, Heidi was a great saleslady. 613301



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The nicest looking hitch out there. 608775



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The hitch is much higher quality than I expected ! Made in USA 605447



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Trailer hitch is really nice. I order this and the shipment was delayed a few days and they actually called me to let me know over just and email. Items were delivered about 3 days later -- Great Customer Service!! 600491



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I would have given 5 stars if it would have came with a locking hitch pin. The soan is 4.5” and I was unable to find a single locking hitch pin anywhere. Luckily etrailer has one, but it’s $50!!! Honestly the hitch is awesome and looks great too, I just dont want to leave the expensive hitch on my truck without a lock! 599986



- FA42-00-2825
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Great product - A year old no signs of age at all- Still looks brand new, and so much more efficient then carrying the extra ball. Easy to use or change. 599496



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Looks very nice on truck works very good 598490



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If you are between a locking position pin and this one, I suggest this one and just stow the ball section when not in use. Save your shins and frustration form a inoperable lock. 598013



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Nice product worked great looks great. 597571


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