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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

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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 10,000 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" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black part number BWTS10048B can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BWTS10048B

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Three Balls
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • 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 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


  • 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
  • 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


  • Application: 2" x 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: 10,000 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"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to pin hole in mounting block:
    • Pin hole closest to mounting block: 3-3/4"
    • Pin hole farthest from mounting block: 4-7/8"
  • Distance from center hitch pin hole to back of upright:
    • Pin hole closest to upright: 3"
    • Pin hole farthest from upright: 4-1/8"
  • Maximum drop: 5"
  • Maximum rise: 5-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Minimum clearance: 11" from ground to lowest point on Tow & Stow hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Diagram showing required clearance distance between bottom of drop hitch and ground

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.

B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Operation

How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount

TS10048B B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - Model 8 - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black

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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black - BWTS10048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3844 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 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Gone are the days I need to carry three different hitches with different sized balls on them. Gone are the days when I, or others, walked around the back of my truck and cracked their shin on a protruding trailer hitch. I keep this folded up in front of the drop where it's not going to catch anyone by surprise. When I'm ready to use it, I simply pull two pins out which allows it to drop free and rotate out. I choose the height I need and install the two pins/clips. To rotate the balls, again simply pull the third pin and rotate to desired size. It was more than I wanted to spend at the time but since I'm glad I spent the money.


Super convenient and well worth the money. All 3 of my trailers have a different ball size, and this is a breeze compared to constantly swapping tow hitches. Keep the pins well lubricated, and they slide well maintain their appearance.


Very impressed with it. It is a really solid hitch Probably overkill for my F150 and 10' utility trailer, but rather have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.


This has been one of the best hitches that I have owned. It is adjustable to change between my Jeep Wrangler and my Ford F-150 Limited. Both have different tow heights and tow needs based on trailer type and payload capacity. This hitch has worked great for those purposes!


Super hitch. Best money spent for towing so far. Prompt shipping and a pleasure to buy from this vendor! Thrilled with my experience and will look here for all my trailer and towing needs.


I should not be rating this item. I am disappointed! I was led to believe that this would work on my 2022 GMC Elevation when my tailgate was down. It does not, in fact, it messed up my back up camera. I have never used it. I removed it and now it's in my garage. Is there something that you all can do?

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Jenny N.


I am not sure as to what may have happened however I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. The ball mount that will work with the tail gate would be part # BW49FR.


The last time I had to change out a hitch was over a year ago. It's been a great buy. The initial price shock has been long forgotten as it performs exactly as you need it to. I will always have one of these on any truck I own.


This hitch setup is top notch! Very heavy duty. I went with this setup over cheaper similar options because those other 3 piece options that are similar just seemed clunky and held together by a lot pins with lose tolerances (IE recipe for wiggling and rattling), not to mention multiple stress points. This B&W unit is sleek and solid, no wiggling around, and tucks up out of the way nicely when not in use...which is more handy than you would think!

We are using this on a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn with factory air suspension.

Heath W.


Still very pleased with all of the products you mentioned and have absolutely no complaints. Thank you


Installation went well but with mine being an underslung trailer there were some challenges getting it set up. B&W had me text them photos and got an engineer on the phone with me. I can't say enough about their service, they are awesome. He looked at my picture and made some other suggestions to make the hitch work better with my trailer.

I took the trailer out for a test run for about 20 miles. We had very little wind, but the hitch overall performed really well. It was one hand on the steering wheel for me; a very enjoyable ride. I was able to pull into a gas station and make a few fine adjustments in the span of 5 minutes which is what I really love. With my other old-style hitch when I stopped to make adjustments, it took 30 minutes. This is a very well-made product, and I'm looking forward to camping with it soon! I'm running an F150 with a 2015 Jayco 29QBS.





Tough as nails! Quiet, too!


Great. I switch from utility trailer to boat trailer to cargo hauler with just a quick rotate. If you work with all these ball sizes regularly, it’s fabulous. It is expensive though, so if I only rarely switched trailers, I’d just get 2 standard hitches. After a year, I do notice some squeal on turns, so some maintenance is probably in order.


Most versatile hitch I have ever had. 10 of 10 recommend!


This is a quality built product you can count on for all your towing needs.
Plus, proudly built in the USA.



After one year of use the B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BWTS10048B has worked great with no issues at all.

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Mike L.


@David Awesome, great to hear that!


Great service a usual.


It has worked well!


Super fast shipping. Opened the box and noticed this was a great piece. Very well made. Looks awesome on the truck. Very convenient that it folds under and out if the way. . No shin buster here. Very easy to use.
I haven't t towed with it yet. But I'm sure it'll be great.


This is the handiest hitch I’ve ever owned. It is completely out of the way when stowed. No more bruised shins! It also looks great and is nice to have all three balls on one hitch. I did add a noise reduction kit but honestly I don’t know if it was needed, I didn’t try it without it. I do recommend a locking pin system to keep it on your truck, protect your equipment.


It's made by B&W in the USA. What else do I need to say? HEADSUP: if you want to secure your hitch you will need 2 locking pins . One to secure the balls and one to secure the hitch in the receiver.


This was a Christmas present for my husband. He has been wanting one for some time. He hauls his work trailer and golf cart trailer. This was the perfect gift for him


So far so good, easy install out of the box in "hidden mode", no assembly required.


This is an incredible hitch. Super strong construction. Just what I needed for towing multiple sized trailers.


Easy installation and switching ball size is a breeze… stowing it is easy as well


I received this yesterday, so I haven't towed a thing with it yet, but what I can say is this thing screams QUALITY. The fit and finish is fantastic.

You can't ask for something to be 'better built' than this, and with three balls and all the height adjustment, no doubt this is the last hitch mount I'll ever need.

Hat's off to, too. The price was right and it shipped fast and free. That's the kind of experience that will make come back!

- Chris S.

Christopher S.


Awesome. My initial impressions have proven right. It fits snug, holds tight, and the adjustments have made ut worth the money to me. Different towables have drastically different tongue heights! U-Hauls are super low so you can tow them with a sedan. But boats and travel trailers are higher. And im glad i have the 1-7/8s ball, because i rented a log splitter amd those have the little coupler. I highly recommend this hitch.


I own and tow three trailers with three different ball sizes so this is a cure all. This is a perfect match for my Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. I like how it stores up out of the way. No more skinned legs from bumping it.

Pro: Nice looking, durable, heavy duty, pamphlet with it including some white grease for the pins, easy to fill out on-line warranty.

Etrailer was fast shipping and kept me informed about a delivery date.

Con: None

Larry P.


Could not be happier after several thousand miles of towing with it. High quality and did not get sloppy after extensive use. Bought two of the biker bar motorcycle mounting systems for my Harleys because I was so pleased with the ball mount.


Though I can’t write a review, I know nothing about trailer hitches, I can say this....I ordered this for my son for Christmas. He said all he wanted for Christmas was a B & W hitch. So, I had my husband help me to pick the right one for his needs. The hitch arrived almost immediately. Shipping was fast and really great. I am sure my son will be thrilled Christmas morning! Although, I am glad he was not home when it arrived since it was shipped in it’s own box, and the contents completely exposed. Might be good to let customers know that in case they are ordering as a gift.



AAAAAMAAAAZING! Strong, well made, functional to a fault! No multiple hitches! One hitch, and get gone!!!

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