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Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs

Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs

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Angle-cut design allows the ball mount to slide in your hitch with ease. 6,000 lb capacity. This ball mount provides 15-3/4" of clearance from the hitch pin hole and requires a hitch ball with a 1" shank Call 800-298-8924 to order Hidden Hitch ball mounts part number 80232 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Hidden Hitch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Hidden Hitch Ball Mounts - 80232

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • Hidden Hitch
  • No Ball
  • Extra Long Shank
  • Steel Shank

Angle-cut design allows the ball mount to slide in your hitch with ease. 6,000 lb capacity. This ball mount provides 15-3/4" of clearance from the hitch pin hole and requires a hitch ball with a 1" shank


Features:

  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball (sold separately)
  • Sturdy steel construction with hollow shank
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Length: 15-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 11-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the ball platform piece
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


80232 Ball Mount Class III 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop - Super Extra Long, 6,000 lbs






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Video of Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs


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Video Transcript for Hidden Hitch Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 80232 Review

Today, we're reviewing Part Number 80232 from Hidden Hitch. This is a Class 3 Ball Mount with a 3-1/4 inch rise or a 2-inch drop and a super extra long shank. The towing capacity rating is 6,000 pounds and the tongue weight is rated at 600 pounds. As you can see the shank is hollow and it is cut at an angle. It makes it a little easier for you to slide this into your receiver. This uses a ball with a 1-inch shank diameter.

There is a 3-1/4 inch rise from the top of the shank to the top of the ball mount platform and a 2-inch drop from the top of the shank to the ball mount platform. Let's see how this measures up, from the center of the hitch pinhole, which is here, to the beginning of the ball platform is 11 inches and it is 16 inches from the center of the hitch pinhole to the center of the ball hole. This will accommodate Class 3, that's 2 by 2 inch ball mount accessories. And that's it for Part Number 80232, the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount Class 3 with a 3/4 inch rise and a 2-inch drop.


Customer Reviews

Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs - 80232

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (357 Customer Reviews)

Angle-cut design allows the ball mount to slide in your hitch with ease. 6,000 lb capacity. This ball mount provides 15-3/4" of clearance from the hitch pin hole and requires a hitch ball with a 1" shank

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This worked great for pulling my camper last year. With spare tire on my Jeep Liberty there wasn't enough room to get the trailer off the ball with a standard ball mount. Thanks etrailer. Jim 707310



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Attaching the trailer was easy and provided me a higher comfort level when backing up to center the ball under the hitch because I had more room between the coupling and my Tundra. Additionally this product provided me the ability to open my Tundra bed door while my trailer is attached. Lastly it provides me a greater turning radius when backing up. I would recommend this product. 707871



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Awesome product and customer service 668424



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Needed a long ball mount to clear a spare tire mounted on the back of my Jeep. This is perfect! 686917



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Appears to be a very strongly built drawbar. Will let you know over time how it holds up. 665660



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Have a 18" pontoon boat that we drive 1/2 block to the launch with our CRV. The trailer even with 12" tires was just too high to launch and retireve the 'toon. It came to me that I had a sailboat with a "tongue' extension that slid out. Next best thing..... the extension! It worked pretty well! We were able to back farther into the water and get the 'toon off. This year the high water at the St Lawerence made it impossible to launch, (rented a slip), but I am going to get a longer extension. If you have a steep ramp, need a bit more "tongue" to launch.... get this! it has worked well for us! 694693



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A quality insert. I have had trouble finding an insert with the rise and drop plus the length of this insert. The weld is very good. I needed the extra length this insert provides because I have steps on the front of my boat trailer to allow me to get into the boat. A regular length inner did not provide the clearance needed when making a slightly tight turn. The bottom step would hit the truck bumper and cause damage that resulted in $1300.00 repair. The service ETrailer provided was outstanding. I placed the order on their web page late in the day . Shortly I received a reply they would be filling the order. The next morning I received a phone call telling an additional item I wanted was back ordered to them. Asked if it was okay to delay shipment until it came in. I agreed to that. They kept me informed to the status and that they were still keeping track of my order. When they were informed of an additional delay on getting me the item they informed me of the additional delay. I asked them to cancel the item and to ship the remaining items. They said they would and I got the shipment the next day. Plus I asked them to let me know when the back order item would be available so I could order it. They said they would. Excellent customer service and quality product a great combination. 236425


Comments

Still working great. ??????

R. C - 01/27/2017

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Hard to find item found We have a home with a large back yard with the access layed out so,that only a single vehicle can make the turn around the corner without a trailer,even utility or boattrailer.I had a front hitch reciever on my Suburban and I wanted a long hitch extender for easier handling..It helped even more with the use of my Polaris Ranger,which is short enough and powerful enough to make it around the corner but its hitch receiver is practically on the real axle and the control of the trailer especially backing it is very poor.Instead of an extremely long trailer tongue this extension helps it too. The extender is perfect,nicely finished and arrived within a few days.I want to mention,that the price was very reasonable even with shipping. 5021



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Needed to clear the spare tire on my Jeep! This Hidden Hitch product was a perfecr fit! 692920



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This solved a problem for me. I have a Chinook RV which has a rear entry door with electric retracting steps. The tow hitch receiver is mounted on the back of the chassis behind the steps so an extra long ball mount was needed and this was the only one I found. It turned out to ba tailor made, the exact length I needed. The ball and locks are excellent quality too. Thank you for the prompt delivery and great service. 44295



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Needed to extend the hitch on my side by side. This did just the trick. Now I have room to crank the tongue jack on trailers I want to hook up to. As always, Etrailer did an outstanding job on getting the part to me in a timely manner. 217213


Comments

Working just fine.Thanks for asking.

Walt S - 08/16/2016

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Super fast processing and shipping. Item was delivered less than 48 hours after placing order. Worked perfectly for providing needed clearance between trailer and spare tire on back of Jeep Liberty. 109819



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The biggest issue I have is that the video on the receiver said the rise can go up or down. I try to put the ball in the hole in the rise position and it does not seat all the way the way it does in the down position. Not sure if I can Seat by drawing down the nut or not . 504052


Comments

Brad, thank you for your review. The ball should seat once you torque it down to the spec in the hitch ball installation instructions.

-- Heather A - 05/04/2018

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Just the solution I was looking for! My Jeep's spare tire hits the utility trailer's hitch latch, preventing me from opening the tailgate. I could flip the old drawbar over so the hitch is lower, but then the trailer would not be level while on the hitch. (maybe just aesthetics, but I am a little picky about stuff). An additional bonus is that this helps make backing the trailer up a little easier since it put more distance between the tow vehicle and the trailer's axle. Etrailer was the only place I could find the extended length drawbar, the price is excellent! 155193


Comments

I still stand behind my reviews. Excellent products and a you are a great company!I tell anyone who asks where I get my trailer parts from :

DonK - 10/19/2015

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With this long receiver, I can tilt my tailgate down without hitting my trailer jack stand. 255429



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Most excellent service and follow up. I am hooked on etrailers! Thank you so much for the excellent service! Ed G 176694


Comments

Everything is just as the first day I purchased this product!!

Edward G - 03/01/2016

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I am very please with this extended drawbar. We are now able to trailer our boat & use a clamp-on bike rack to take our bikes as well wherever we go! 366934


Comments

The extended long drawbar works well, no issues.

Mark - 04/13/2018

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I have a 2004 RAV 4 and I was trying to get my ball away from the spare tire carrier. I think I probably would have been fine with the next size (shorter) ball mount and still got the job done. The good news is that with the 2 inch drop, I can open the rear door and it just rubs the seal at the bottom of the door a little bit, but I can still easily open the door. I did not want to drop the ball any lower, So this works out well for my rig. 35846



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Some pictures of the hitch in place. Works very well. Hauled a few trailers already with no issues. Very strong ball mount regarding its long length. 133963



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We needed a ball mount that would get past the ladder, this one does it. Looks like it will work good and we will find out this weekend. Order was easy and delivery was fast. thank you 564462



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Attached is a photo of my trailer connected to my vehicle. the additional 8" now allows me to open my hatch. 498602



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I have the Hidden hitch on my truck & wanted a little more distance between truck & boat — the 15” extended ball mount put it exactly where I wanted. Excellent product. 730391



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These long shaft ball mounts allow pickup truck tailgates to lower completely with the trailer attached. This is a huge advantage when loading and unloading cargo while connected. 725877



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Just what I needed for my boat, beats extending the trailer tongue, very sturdy 722282



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Very heavy duty. 703926



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I needed this longer ball mount because the boat launch get slick in low tide. This gets my back tires a little further out of the water for better traction. It has made boat retrieval much easier and safer. Great product and it's always great doing business with etrailer. They always provide fast, reliable service. 699994



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JUST WHAT I NEEDED 697722



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Always fast service. 695637



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Works great...just what you would expect. Thanks for the great service etrailer! 692876



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This long hitch solved the problem of my tailgate hitting the trailer’s front jack handle. Surely this is a common problem? Yet I couldn’t find a long-enough hitch—except on etrailer. And it wasn’t even expensive! 683023



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Your product line is good and your staff is very knowledgeable 672317



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Just what I needed and, etrailer was able to get this and other items delivered on the same day. Never disappointed with these folks. 672087



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Good product. Keeps my tailgate from hitting my trailer jack. Quick delivery. 668926



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my trailer is a little short for the boat I have on it. now I can move the winch post closer to the hitch point and with the extended hitch receiver not hit the back of my truck. cheaper than a new trailer 664553



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Great service and quality piece 664430



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Item just as described, Super fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank You! 664232



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This just received and apparently well made extended ball mount allows our 2005 F150 tailgate to open clear of the jack of our 8' box trailer. 661454



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Quite the brute, bought it to accommodate jack handle clearance under a JD Gator 661276



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works great keeps tailgate from getting dented. 660150



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It was exactly as advertised it cleared spare love it 659812



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great product!!! great company!!! 653073



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Great, Helps alot for being able to back my job trailer in places sharper and having more room for tailgate, and for jumping between the trailer and truck. 652187



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Very pleased with product and give five stars for the easy process of ordering and quick delivery. Two thumbs up. 650779



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etrailer always comes through on good products and pricing. 646722



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I bought this as my 1993 F150 was not made to have a receiver hitch. This extension worked great. 638646



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Fast and early shipping.The part I order was just what I needed.THANKS A LOT. 636635



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Product was delivered on time and quality was good. Makes it so I can open my tailgate with the trailer hooked up. 633982



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I bought this for my 2006 Range Rover. The factory receiver is well back of the rear of the vehicle. I drilled another hole where I wanted the ball to be. Works excellent!! 623162



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Quality 622034



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Good product 619856


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  • Can I Extend My Hitch Without Using TorkLift Hitch and SuperTruss Extension
  • The only other extension option we carry besides the Torklift SuperTruss extender that does not cut your tongue weight in half is an extra long ball mount. Traditional extensions such as part # C45796 cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on the truck in half because it creates extra leverage and movement in your towing setup. The only extra long ball mount we offer that is long enough for your setup is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 at 15-3/4 inches long. That length...
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  • Effect of Using Extra-Long Ball Mount for Towing
  • Use of an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 will not reduce a hitch's towing weight capacity the way that use of a separate extender/adapter will. Extenders like # C45791 and # D-192 actually do reduce the hitch towing capacity by 50-percent. Weight distribution hitch systems such as # C17501 should not be used with any type of hitch extender or adapter. A friction sway control unit like # 83660 can be used with an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 by adding a sway control bracket...
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  • Long Ball Mount and Hitch Extension for 2000 Ford Excursion with Dual Rear-Mount Spare Tires
  • The extra-long 2-inch ball mount we offer, part # 80232 from Draw-Tite, is 15-3/4-inches long and may give you the clearance you need at your dual rear-mounted spare tires to let you use a friction sway control unit like # 83660 on a bracket # RP26003. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole rearward 15-3/4-inches that point will be where the center of the hitch ball hole will be. Do note however that this ball mount is rated for 6000-lbs gross trailer weight and 600-lbs...
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  • For your 2018 Tahoe and boat trailer needing a longer extension between them I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232. Having a longer ball mount like this will not reduce the capacity of your hitch at all. This will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball to the hitch pin hole. For a compatible hitch ball the shank needs to be 1 inch diameter for this mount. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 40038 or 2-5/16...
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  • Recommended Options for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Ball Mount and Rock Tamers Mud Flaps
  • The Curt # C45456 has a length of 8-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. To allow you to us the Rock Tamers you have, I recommend the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Hitches # 325-GH-064 which has a 9 inch center to center measurement but has a different shape to allow for the better fit. I don't know if your Rocktamers will fit with the extra 1/2 inch with the different shape or not, but wanted you to have all your options. The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender...
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  • Availability of Extra-Long Ball Mount and Hitch Extension for 2-Inch Hitches
  • Hitch extenders such as the Curt 18-inch model # C45796 and the others shown on the linked page can give you more space between vehicle and trailer but they do so at the cost of reducing your hitch's capacity by half. This is true for virtually all such adapters. There are longer extensions that do not reduce capacity but these extenders such as the 4-foot TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1548 require that your tow vehicle have their specialized dual-receiver SuperHitch. There...
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Work With Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack
  • Yes, The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 is ideal for the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack part # C18013. The Curt C18013 requires a 2 inch ball mount so this one is perfect and measures 15-3/4 inches Long so it provides a lot of clearance. Our extra long ball mounts only come in 2 inches but if you are asking about the 2 inch drop then we do carry the Curt Ball Mount part # D-28 that measures 14-1/4" Long with a 6 inch drop. If you need less drop than 6 inch we carry, 13 inch Long Curt...
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  • Using Extra-Long Ball Mount vs. Hitch Extension When Towing with Jeep That Has Rear Spare Tire
  • When towing with a vehicle like your 2013 Jeep Wrangler that has a rear-door-mounted spare tire you will probably need either a hitch extension like the Curt # C45796 that you referenced, OR you may be able to use an extra-long ball mount, which is actually a preferable solution. There are a few advantages to using a long ball mount versus a separate hitch extension like # C45796. The first is towing capacity. Extensions cause a 50-percent loss in hitch weight capacity. The other advantage...
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  • Recommended Clearance Between Truck Camper and Towed Enclosed Box Trailer
  • If your truck camper's rear Rieco jacks have contacted the front of your box trailer you'll need either a longer SuperTruss extension like the 48-inch # TLE1548 or an extra long ball mount # 80232 to increase your turning clearance. This 2-inch ball mount gives you over 15-inches of clearance from the hitch pin hole to the 1-inch diameter ball hole. If you compare this to your current ball mount you'll know how many inches of additional clearance you can add without having to swap out...
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount for Launching Heavy Boat Trailer
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  • Recommended Extra Long Ball Mount For 2001 Ram 3500 With 11.5 Lance Camper
  • For your 2001 Ram 3500 Dually 4x4 with Lance 11.5 camper, I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This extra long ball mount will allow you to put the hitch ball center 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver. It will give you 11-1/4 inches from that hitch pin center to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. This is rated for 6,000 lbs. I recommend the # 63845 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. If...
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  • Solutions for Clearing Slide-In Truck Camper with Ball Mount for Towing Boat Trailer
  • The longest standard hitch extender we have available for a 2 inch receiver is an 18 inch long adapter like the Reese # RP11004 which you have already tried. Please also note that using this and most other extenders will reduce the overall capacity of your trailer hitch. This particular unit will reduce it by 35 percent (most others reduce it by 50 percent). You will just need make sure that the weight of your loaded trailer does not exceed the reduced capacity on your hitch. I'm not...
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  • Can Electric Over Hydraulic Actuators be Submerged Under Water on a Boat Trailer
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  • Solution for Gaining Clearance Between Tailgate and Trailer Jack
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  • Recommendation for a Super Extra Long Ball Mount with a 4 Inch Drop
  • I have an option for you though it may not be exactly what you are looking for. The best option is close to the length you need at 15-3/4 inches but offers 2 inches drop, # 80232. I have included link a video review for you.
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  • Will Using a Long Ball Mount Reduce the Tongue Weight Capacity of a Trailer Hitch
  • First, the CURT Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount, # D900, measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball. If you are needing 18 inches, this ball mount will come up just a little short. A fixed ball mount, like # 80232, is just a little longer at 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. The length will not negatively affect the tongue weight capacity of the hitch enough to warrant any concern provided you...
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  • Hitch Extender to Tow a Trailer for 2011 Ford F-450 with 2017 Mammoth Camper in Bed
  • You might not need a hitch extender. It is possible that a long ball mount will have the length needed to provide clearance for towing the trailer. Ball mount # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it has a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop. It fits a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver so if you have the factory 2-1/2 inch receiver you would also need to use a reducer sleeve such as # C45405. A...
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  • Hitch Extender For Adding Enough Space Between Trailer and SUV to Open Rear Hatch
  • You can do that if you wish, but be aware that using an extension lowers the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The further the load gets extended away from the hitch, the more leverage is applied. This leverage can damage the hitch or cause it or its attachment points to the vehicle to fail. If you can get by with the reduced capacity, I'd recommend the 12 inch # MT70024, the 14 inch # C45795 or the 18 inch # HE18. An extra long ball mount might be a good alternative. If you click...
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