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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 9" Drop, 9-1/2" Rise - 18K

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 9" Drop, 9-1/2" Rise - 18K

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Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from B and W. B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 9" Drop, 9-1/2" Rise - 18K part number BW54FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 9 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Three Balls
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Features:

  • Ball mount with built-in hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Stowable design lets you store ball and mounting platform underneath your vehicle
    • Remove pins holding ball mount platform in place on shank
    • Flip platform underneath the hitch
    • Reinsert pins and clips to secure ball mount platform for travel
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount up or down along shank and secure in place with included pins and clips
  • Anti-theft design ensures ball mount platform can't be removed when Tow & Stow is installed in hitch
    • No additional locks required to prevent platform and balls from being removed
  • 3 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove pin, rotate balls, and reinsert pin
  • Dual-process chrome plating on balls provides excellent rust resistance
  • Black powder coated shank is corrosion resistant
  • Stainless steel pins create sturdy, rust-resistant connections
  • Durable steel construction with high yield tubing offers superior strength
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 1-7/8" ball: 3,500 lbs
    • When used with 2" ball: 7,500 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 18,000 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Hitch pin hole closest to ball: 9-1/4"
    • Hitch pin hole farthest from ball: 10-3/8"
  • Maximum drop: 9"
  • Maximum rise: 9-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1-3/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


An illustration shows the eleven inch clearance level needed between the ground and B and W Tow and Stow hitch.

Note: To avoid the Tow & Stow hitting steep driveways or curbs, we recommend at least 11" of clearance between the ground and the lowest point of the drop hitch, as seen above.


The B&W Tow & Stow adjustable ball mount lets you tow a variety of trailers with different tongue heights. Having a 1-7/8" ball, 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.


Easily Adjusts and Stows

B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Operation

To switch the hitch ball, simply remove the pin holding the balls in place and rotate the entire block that the balls are mounted on until the ball you want to use is on top. Then replace the pin to secure the block in place.


Adjusting the height of the ball is just as easy. Remove the pins holding the ball mount platform in place and slide the platform up or down along the shank to the desired position. Once you have found the correct height, reinsert the pins and replace the clips.


When you're not towing, you can flip the ball mount platform around and stow it beneath your hitch so that you won't bang your shins. Just remove the pins to slide the ball platform down along the channel and up the back side so that the hitch balls face towards your vehicle. Then replace the pins.


Built-In Anti-Theft System

The Tow & Stow ball mount features a channel that runs along both sides of the shank. This channel not only allows you to slide the ball mount platform up and down to adjust the ball height, but it also prevents removal of the platform when the ball mount is installed, which will help prevent theft of your trailer.


Single Dimensions

A slot is cut into the adjustment channel near the top of the shank. To remove the ball mount platform from the shank you will need to remove the entire ball mount from your hitch. Then remove the pins that hold the platform in place. Flip the platform around to the stowed position on the rear of the shank, and then slide it up until the center pin lines up with the slot in the shank. Pull the platform out towards the rear of the shank until the pin pops out of the adjustment channel.


When the Tow & Stow is secured in your hitch receiver, you will not be able to remove the ball mount platform. This is because the slot in the shank is positioned in such a way that the collar on your hitch will block the pin on the platform from being able to leave the channel. Even if the pins holding the ball mount platform in place are removed, the platform will still be confined to this channel. So, as long as a hitch lock is used to secure the entire ball mount in your hitch receiver, and a coupler lock is used to prevent your trailer's coupler from being disengaged from the ball, your trailer will be secure.


How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount


TS20050B B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - Model 12 - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black

Item # BW54FR

Installation Details BW54FR Installation instructions



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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 9" Drop, 9-1/2" Rise - 18K - BW54FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3840 Customer Reviews)

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 18,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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So far I love this hitch receiver. I put it on, it stows really nice under the hitch the balls are really convenient and it's build is sturdy.



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This is a well built piece. It is sturdy and well designed. I have two trailers with different size balls and this mount makes it a whole lot easier to tow them without changing vehicles

Michael

9/1/2023

I love it. Hassle free towing.



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Excellent hitch , easy to switch to different size balls , simple to stow , 2022 super duty tremor sits 2 inches higher than regular f250 , so went with 9inch drop , perfect hitch for the tremor



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Well built product! Excellent construction, durable, functional, will last a long time for sure! Best hitch I have ever owned. Moreover, etrailer sent this to me faster than I could have expected, took only 3 days. Outstaning service, great associates throughout at etrailer! Highly recommend buying this hitch through them if you want it fast and at a superb price!



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Love my new hitch just what I needed for the type towing I do would definitely recommend this product for anyone that relies a lot on towing!



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Honestly, I thought it was a bit over priced at first, but once received, the quality of this product is spot on for the price. I’d 100% recommend the B &W tow and stow hitch sold by etrailer.com



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Best hitch I've ever purchased I live and work a farm no more switching balls or hitches pulls and tows perfect and no rattles love this hitch.



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Extremely versatile. Bought this because I would have spent that much on all of the different sizes and drops I needed. The ball tucking away is a great feature. Love it.



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Wow, how I love this hitch. Every ball I need with a twist. And with the 9" drop my trailer is parallel to the ground again. The stow feature is great or I can leave the flat side up and use it as a step to get into the bed.



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I have to say the customer service representatives at etrailer are amazing, professional (Rebecca was the best). I totally recommend this company for all your towing supplies. I had questions about hitch and Rebecca was so helpful, she found the right one. I have to say every other representative that emailed us are well trained on how to give the best customer service. Thank you etrailer

Milton R.

1/12/2021

Great! Love it. Looks awesome too. I have refered some friends and co-workers. Thank you so much



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I recently purchased a 2019 Ford F-250 with a 2 1/2 insert hitch, but before I ordered the 2 1/2 inch insert I ordered the 3” model. Then after it was on its way a friend said “ uh you need a 2 1/2 not a 3”” so as soon as the 3” was delivered by UPS I had the driver return it. Then I contacted Etrailer which was happy to reimburse the amount. In 3 short days wala the 2 1/2 9 inch drop adjustable was delivered it took about 3 - 5 minutes to set it up and on the booklet that came with it gave a little history about the owners of etrailer they are proud Americans and are proud to build their products in the Good Ole U.S. A. As I am too. Sure they could piece it out to Mexico or f*#king China, but a true Amercian knows we can build it better here and the price paid goes into our on country. Okay enough politics. By the way my heart goes out to the lady senator from Ind. that was tragically killed in a car accident a couple of weeks back. Folks if your looking for a precision made hitch insert built like a tank please consider etrailer for your needs, customer service are super courteous and friendly, you’ll be glad you did.



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Nice setup



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I sent it back due to the damage which occurred during shipping, did not come in the original box from Mfg. but in a box from etrailer looking like it dragged behind a truck.



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Very high-quality with quick delivery. Thanks.



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Mounted it on the truck and set my heights, I was off with a trailer in no time flat.



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After a full year of pulling with this hitch, I can confidently say it has been the best hitch I’ve owned. Would absolutely recommend, the versatility of the three ball mount is a great feature. Strong and durable giving all the confidence for whatever you may be pulling.



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This hitch will be able to haul all of my trailers. Hitch arrived a day earlier than expected.

William

4/10/2022

Excellent



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I received my order yesterday,I was surprised how quick it came.only 4 days,no problems,no damage.item was correct as ordered.i will definitely use etrailer again.



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The B&W Tow & Stow hitches are awesome. This is my third one. I'll never go back to the other brands. The ease of switching between ball sizes and the ability to raise and lower the ball without having to change hitches makes life so much easier while on the job. And the quality of the hitch is second to none.



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Quality made and fits perfectly.



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Great hitch! For the money wish they would include locking pins with it, although if locked to truck the head cant be removed but doesnt mean domebody cant take the pins and leave the head dangling there. Only fault i see



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The B&W Tow & Stow is exactly what I needed for my towing needs. It works and looks great on my truck too.



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Great hitch. Easily adjustable. Perfect for anyone who pulls a trailer. Must have. Also must say am very pleased with knowledgeable etrailer staff.



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The easily adjustable ball mount and height adjustment worked great for me on several different trailers.



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Excellent quality from B&W.


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    I reached out to B&W, who was able to give me the overall height and width of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BW54FR. They told me that overall, this ball mount measured 13-3/4 inches tall and 14 inches wide with the hitch balls in the towing position. This ball mount fits a 2-1/2 inch shank and has a maximum rise or 9-1/2 inches and maximum drop of 9 inches.
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