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Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today, on our 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab, we'll be doing a test with a Hidden Hitch ball mount with a 4 and 3 quarter rise, or a 6-inch drop rated at 6,000 pounds. That's part number 80240. Now I've already got it installed in the drop position on the back of our F-150 just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. First thing we need to do to determine if this wall mount is right for us is we need to take a hitch height measurement. Let's go ahead and uninstall it. Now, we're going to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver. Now keep in mind, this could vary depending on tire size, accessories, or even after market hitches.



Fastway Ball Mounts Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on this 2015 Ford F150, we're going to be test fitting the fastway, self-locking, adjustable aluminium ball mount, part number TDALBM6600. You have a choice between two separate ball mounts, which you can switch. It also has a 6 inch drop as well as a 7 inch rise. Before we start, going to go ahead and give you a quick measurement from the top of the hitch here, down to the ground, to give you how much idea of what ground clearance you're going to be working with. That's going to be about 19 and three quarter inches. Now, as you can see, we already have the ball mount installed. How it works ...



Andersen Rapid-Hitch Ball Mounts Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today, on this 2015 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the rapid hitch adjustable aluminum ball mount, part number AM3410. This does have 2 chrome balls with a 5.5" drop. Now, before we do anything here, I'm going to go ahead and give you a quick measurement of the distance between the top of the hitch, here, to the ground, just to give an idea of what that will be for this vehicle. That's going to be right at 19.75". Now, right now we have the ball mount, itself, in the drop position. From this point, you go up to inaudible 00:00:37 the side, here, pull the pin and the clip, here.



Fastway Ball Mounts Review - 2014 Ford F-150

Today on our 2014 Ford F150, we're doing a test fit of the self-locking adjustable aluminum bar mount, part number DTALBM6600. I have it on the vehicle already. Before putting this in, they want you to make a measurement from the top of your hitch inside to the bottom. I already made that measurement and it's 19 1/2". The first thing that I'd like to show you is the self-locking pin itself. We're going to turn the key.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Draw Tite ball mount for two inch hitches, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we will first need to obtain a hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Now well go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position, align up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Curt Tri ball mount for two inch hitches, part number C45001. Now before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Hitch height may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Our measurement is 19 inches. Well then slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip.





Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Ford F-150

Today on our 2013 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Convert-a-ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches, part number AMSC2HD. Now before we begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Ours measures 19 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size and aftermarket accessories. Now well go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch in the drop position and secure it with a pin and clip.



B and W Ball Mounts Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on this 2012 Ford F-150 we're going to be test-fitting the B & W Tow & Stow, 3-ball ball mount for 2" hitches with a 7" drop and a 7-1/2" rise, rated for 10,000 pounds, part number BWTS10049B. We already have this installed on our vehicle, and the first thing I'd like to point out is this pin and clip that we have attached to the 2" hitch with, does not come with the ball mount. You can find it on our website though, it's part number PC3. Obviously, one of the advantages to this product is the fact that we can use three different ball mounts to accommodate different loads and different trailers that you may have. To do this, you can switch it out by pulling the pin and clip here. Right now we have it in the 2" ball position. Pull the pin and clip, you simply rotate it, and at this point we'll be at the 1-7/8" ball.



Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F-150, we'll be test fitting the Diversi-Tech Self-Locking Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount for 2-inch hitches with a 6-inch drop or 6-inch rise rated at 10,000 pounds, part number DTALBM6600. Now before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain a hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. We'll get a measurement of 19-1/2 inches. This measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or aftermarket accessories. To begin our test fit in the drop position, we'll slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch.



Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting a Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for 2" hitches, part number D900. Now before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 19-1/2". This measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or after-market accessories. Now to begin our test fit, in the rise position, we'll slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through our pin holes, and secure it with the clip on the other side.



Convert-A-Ball 6-Way Multi-Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today we have a 2012 Ford F150 and were going to be test fitting the Convertible Cushion Six Way Ball Mount, part number CAB-6W. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, well measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. First well show you how to mount the ball mount to the truck. Well insert the ball mount with the receiver tube of our hitch lined with the hitch pin holes and insert our pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today we have a 2012 Ford F150 and were going to be test fitting the convertible cushion ball mount, part number AMSC8. But before we can test fit our ball mount first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, well measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. To measure our new ball mount, first well mount it in the drop position. First well insert the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount, part number AMSC4. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. First, we're going to measure our ball mount in the drop position. We'll insert the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the hitch pin holes and secure it with a pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today, we have a 2012 Ford F-150 and we're going to be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount, part number AMSC2HD. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. To test fit our ball mount or drawbar, we're going to insert the end of the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin holes and secure the drawbar with the pin.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today, we've got a 2012 Ford F-150 Four-door. We're going to be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball Cushion Ball Mount, part number AMSC2. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. To test fit our ball mount, first we're going to use it in the drop position.



Andersen Rapid Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F150, were going to be test fitting the Anderson Adjustable Rapid Hitch, part number AM3410. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height well measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. To test fit our ball mount kit well inert it into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the hitch pin holes and secure it with the pin and clip. We have the ball set at the highest configuration.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F-150, were going to be test fitting the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, part number 2923. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height, well measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches. Now, well test fit the drawbar. First, well place it in the drop position.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F-150 Four Door we're going to show you the Curt Tri-Ball Mount, part number C45001. This is the ball mount with three different ball sizes fixed to it. A 1-7/8 inch, a 2-inch and a 2-5/16 inch ball. But before we can test fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch height of our truck. To measure the hitch height we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch height measures 18-1/2 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 10 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Ford F-150

Today on our 2012 Ford F150, we're going to be test-fitting the Convert A Ball Cushion Ball Mount, part number AMSC10; but before we can test-fit our ball mount, first we want to measure the hitch hike of our truck. To measure the hitch hike, we'll measure from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. Our hitch hike measures 18-1/2 inches. To test our ball mount, first we're going to mount it in the drop position. We'll insert the shank of the ball-mount into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll add the hitch pin holes and secure the ball mount with a pin and clip.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on our 2010 Ford F-150, we'll be test fitting the Curt Tri Ball mount hollow two inch shank in black, part number C45001. To begin our test fit, we'll first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 17 and half inches. Please keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to the hitch style, tire size, or after market accessories. Now we can go ahead and install our ball mount. We'll slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on our 2010 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushion ball mount for 2-inch hitches with a 3/4-inch riser or 2-inch drop rated at 10,000 pound capacity, part number AMSE2. To begin our test fit we'll first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 17-1/2 inches. Please keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to the hitch style, tire size or after market accessories. Now we'll take our ball mount and install it in the drop position first, secure it by installing our pin and clip. We have a measurement from the ground to the top of our ball platform of 15-1/4 inches. Make sure that when you measure your trailer height you do so when your trailer is level. You want to measure from the ground to the bottom of your coupler, and if your measurement matches our's then this would be a good fit for you. We'll flip our ball mount over to the rise position, install independent clip, and we now have a measurement from the ground to the top of the ball platform of 17-3/4 inches. Once again if this measurement measures your trailer height measurement, then this would be a good fit for you. That completes today's test fit of the Convert-a-Ball cushion ball mount for 2-inch hitches with a 3/4-inch riser or 2-inch drop rated at 10,000 pounds, part number AMSE2 on our 2010 Ford F150.



Andersen Rapid Hitch Ball Mount Review - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on our 2010 Ford F150 well be test fitting the Rapid Hitch adjustable aluminum ball mount kit with two chrome balls with a five and a half inch drop and a six and a half inch rise part #: AN3410. To begin our test fit well first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 17 and a half inches. Please keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to the hitch style, tire size or after-market accessories. Now well take our ball mount and install it in the drop position first.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on our 2010 Ford F150 we'll be test fitting the Draw-Tite ball mount with a 3/4-inch rise or a 2-inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds, part number 2923. To begin our test fit we'll first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 17-1/2 inches. Please keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to the hitch style, tire size or after market accessories. We'll go ahead and grab our ball mount and slide the shank of the ball mount in the drop position into the opening of the hitch securing it with the pin and clip. Now we'll measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and get a measurement of about 15 inches. Make sure when measuring your trailer height you do so when your trailer is level. You want to measure from the ground to the bottom of your coupler. If your measurement matches our's, then this would be a good fit for you. We'll now flip the ball mount over into the rise position. We'll measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and get a measurement of 18 inches. Once again, if your measurement matches our's, then this would be a good fit for you. That completes today's test fit for the Draw-Tite ball mount with a 3/4-inch riser or 2-inch drop rated at 7,500 pounds, part number 2923 on our 2010 Ford F150. .



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop Review - 2010 Ford F-150

Today on our 2010 Ford F150, well be test fitting the Convertible All-Cushion Ball Mount for 2 inch hitches for a 6 inch rise or 8 inch drop with a 10,000 pound capacity: part number AMSC8. To begin our test fit, well first need to get our hitch height. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside, top edge of our receiver tube. We have a hitch height measurement of 17 inches. Please keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to the hitch style, tire size, or after-market accessories. Well grab our ball mount and install it in the drop position first. Well slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pinhole and install our pin and clip.





Ford F-150 Ball Mounts Questions

  • We have not had anyone give us negative feedback about the use of a Weigh Safe ball mount in a steel trailer hitch receiver. The best way to prevent the corrosion is to remove the ball mount when you are not towing. We have had people use a small amount of grease like part # L11402 to inhibit any corrosion.
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  • The only way to get a zero rise/drop ball mount is with a double ball mount like the part # 80796 which comes with a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. This would be a great fit though and gives you flexibility with future trailer coupler sizes too. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • In the pictures and videos we took of Weigh Safe ball mount # WS4-2 the scale was slightly above zero as well. The area below the 100 tick mark is the zero zone. The scales are calibrated to be accurate up to 1,500 pounds. According to our technical contact at Weigh Safe the scales are calibrated to 1,500 pounds but remain fully linear all the way to their maximum of 3,000 pounds (at the top of the red scale). They choose not to calibrate those points above 1,500 pounds so...
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  • Thanks for the dimensions you listed! You are going to need a ball mount with a drop of right at 4 inches. To accommodate for suspension sag you might go with a little bit less of a drop but 4 inches really would work well still. The Curt ball mount part # C45332 has a 4 inch drop and has a 15k capacity, plus comes with a hitch ball so it would be a great choice.
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  • I have a solution for you. The Weigh Safe 2 Inch Hitch, # WS6-2, is an aluminum constructed ball mount that includes interchangeable 2 and 2-5/16 inch trailer hitch balls. The ball mount has a max drop of 6 inches and a max rise of 7 inches. This Weigh Safe ball mount includes a built-in tongue weight scale and is made in the USA. For a little more economical ball mount, I like the Weigh Safe 180 Hitch, # TB6-2. This ball mount uses a 180-degree ball head that has both...
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  • So long as you have a ring or collar like in the accompanying photo, you will be fine using an anti-rattle device such as the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061.
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  • I apologize for any confusion, but the # 19260 that comes with the ball mount kit part # 989900 that you referenced is a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball that has a 2-1/8 inch long shank. This kit does not come with a 2-5/16 inch ball though. The part # EBMK2216 has a 2-5/16 inch ball included.
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  • Your Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty, Adjustable Mud Flap System # ERT00108 requires 1 inch of clearance on the shank of the ball mount to fit like what you see in the picture I attached. That means that you would need to have at most 3 inches from your hitch pin hole on your 2016 Ford F-150 to the end of the hitch opening for the Rocktamer to fit on the AMSC6. I attached a picture for it as well that shows that it has 4 inches from the center of the ball hole to the bracket for...
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  • For a ball mount, or drawbar, rated at 10,000 pounds that fits in a 2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Brophy Ball Mount 3/4 Inch Rise or 2 Inch Drop, 13-1/4 Inches Long # BM20. This ball mount has a 2 inch drop or 3/4 inch rise. When used with a standard hitch ball, the small drop will help you tow your boat trailer level. This ball mount uses a hitch ball with a 1 inch diameter shank. A great hitch ball option that will work with the Brohpy Ball Mount # BM20 is the Curt...
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  • If your trailer has weight distribution, I recommend flipping the shank to the rise position. Your hitch won't be rated for use with a WD system, but it should work for the 100 feet you mentioned. Front hitches don't allow much clearance, so with an angle you may need to use a ball mount like # D900 that has a rise that will be able to handle that weight. Unfortunately an adapter won't be able to handle the weight of your trailer. Another option is if the weight causes the...
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  • If you had the WeighSafe Ball Mount part # WS10-2 installed in the rise position it would measure 14 inches from the top of the hitch opening to the very top of the shank of the ball mount. Basically you would need to measure from the top of your hitch opening to your tailgate when folded down. If that dimension is more than 14 inches you wouldn't have to worry.
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  • For a 5 inch drop, I recommend you go with the Alumistinger Ball Mount with 6" Drop or 5" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW # AM3507 you mentioned with the Curt 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1" Rise - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - 10,000 lbs # C40035. For a 2 inch ball you can use the Curt ball # C40033. These hitch ball options come with a lock washer for the base of the ball.
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  • A Class IV hitch would have a receiver that measures 2 x 2 inches. You'd need to measure the height of the receiver opening versus the level height of your trailer coupler, in order to choose a ball mount with the proper rise or drop. I'll link you to an FAQ article that shows how to measure to determine which ball mount would work best for you. I'll link you to our selection of ball mounts that would be appropriate for use with a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball. Choose the one with...
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  • All of the aftermarket hitches we offer for your 2014 Ford F-150 also have the same 2-inch size receiver tube and this is the size that is compatible with the cushioned ball mount you referenced, Convert-A-Ball # AMSC4. When choosing a ball mount you need to match the size, of course, but also the Class Rating (Class IV or Class V for the hitches we offer). You also want to choose a ball mount that has the correct amount of rise or drop to allow your trailer's frame to remain...
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  • In the last few years, Fastway acquired Diversi-Tech. Therefore, all Diversi-Tech products are now being sold under the Fastway brand. In regards to the Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls part # DTALBM6407, I spoke with my contact at Fastway aka "Diversi-Tech" and they informed me that you would need to use air tool oil to help lubricate the locking mechanism on the ball mount. I would not recommend WD-40 as this would cause the existing oil in the mechanism...
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  • Weight capacities are designed to tell you how much weight it can be used with and have it still be totally safe. The Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount # CAB-UM has a 5,000 lb weight capacity. If you are absolutely sure you'll never be over 5,000 lbs this will work well for you and it would not be pushing it to the limit.
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  • The tongue weight capacity of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B depends on which ball you are using. The max tongue weight capacity is 1,000 pounds which is 10 percent of the gross capacity when using the 2-5/16 inch ball. When using the 2 inch ball rated for 7,500 pounds it would be best to keep the tongue weight up 750 pounds. And for the 1-7/8 inch ball rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight it is best to keep the tongue weight up to 350 pounds. But the...
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  • Since the lowest of your trailers needs a ball mount with a 9-1/2 inch drop I recommend going with the Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM7000 with the 10 inch drop. It is better to have that little bit of extra drop and not need it than to have a ball mount that does not offer enough drop. The tongue weight of the trailer could pull down the your 2013 Ford F-150 enough to tow it level with the other ball mount, # DTALBM6800, but there is no guarantee that...
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  • The best option for clearing the open tailgate on your Ford F-150 when towing a trailer is with an extended ball mount like the Curt # C45270. This ball mount measures 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the ball hole and has a gross towing weight capacity of 7,500 pounds. This ball mount also has either a 2 inch rise or 4 inch drop, so you will want to make sure that is appropriate for towing your trailer level. I have included a short video review on this...
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  • On Diversi-Tech Self-Locking, Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount # DTALBM6400-3S the platform locks to the shank and the shank into the trailer hitch. But the ball does not lock into place. I have included a video that shows how the ball part of the ball mount works. You could go with something like Curt ball mount # D900. Then replace the regular pins with locking pins such as # C23556 to lock the ball portion to the adjustable portion and the adjustable portion to the shank.
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