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B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

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Stow the ball and mounting platform on this double-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball or 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from B and W. B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black part number BWTS20040B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BWTS20040B

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 7 Inch
  • Rise - 7 Inch
  • B and W
  • Two Balls
  • Class V
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this double-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball or 14,500 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
  • 2 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 2" ball: 7,500 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 14,500 lbs
  • Gross tongue weight:
    • When used with a 2" ball: 750 lbs
    • When used with a 2-5/16" ball: 1,450 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Hitch pin hole closest to ball: 9-3/8"
    • Hitch pin hole farthest from ball: 10-1/2"
  • Maximum drop: 7-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1-3/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The B&W Tow & Stow adjustable ball mount 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.


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.




TS20040B B and W Stow and Tow Dual Ball Mount - 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black




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Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black - BWTS20040B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1118 Customer Reviews)

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this double-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball or 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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This has been a great adjustable drawbar. Everything from my portable log splitter, to my RV, to my dump trailer with 5 yards of gravel. One drawbar does it all. 661537



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I needed a new ball mount for my 2017 F250 King Ranch (FX4 Off Road). This truck is tall and I needed significant drop to level out my trailer. I had experience with this type mount from my old truck, a 1999 F350, and I used a "Quick Draw" hideaway hitch. Not sure if that is the same as B&W but they look alike. This is a great product and looks great on my new truck. etrailer was super easy to deal with , shipped right away and the product, very heavy, was shipped is a solid shipping box. I also got the locking hitch pin to protect my investment (which was a way better design than the Master Locking pin I had on my old truck). The 7 1/2 inch drop is a perfect fit. Thanks etrailer! 392297


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Both products are still performing and looking great. I’ve had numerous people ask where I got them particularly the stowaway hitch and I tell them to check out etrailer.com before they buy locally.
Jerry M - 06/13/2018

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The process from ordering to receiving my purchase was great I new from the minute I ordered when it would be at my doorstep the follow-up was perfect! 937576



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I’d been eyeing this set up for a while. It’s a little pricey, but well worth it. I have a ‘19 F250 that sits rather high. The receiver is 19.5” off the ground. I debated whether to get this 7” or the 4.5” drop set up. Now that I have the 7”, I’ve very glad I passed on the 4.5”. I will be putting a level and 325/60R20’s (35.5x13) tires on the truck within the next 30 days and I’m almost certain that a 7” drop will be necessary. This thing is way stronger and heavier than it looks in pictures. This thing is crazy solid and weighs about 40lbs. **WARNING** When removing the pins to switch from stow to tow, absolutely make sure you are firmly supporting the bottom of the swivel. I found out the hard way that I wasn’t supporting it near enough. I nearly cut the tip of my finger off when it suddenly dropped down and swiveled (my own stupidity). 936940



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Great product built with quality materi als. 934474



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Been using these for a while. Hard to beat and as always, etrailer delivered with good price and extremely fast shipping. 931977



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I had a 5 1/2” drop but one of my trailers needed to be just a bit lower. I ordered the 7 1/2” drop and it’s perfect. Thanks 920961



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Well worth the money. 915360



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So far ok I have not towed with it yet. I like the hidden ball it gives a better look 909529



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Works great. I have to adjust it all the time. Easy to use. 905057



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Hitch was backordered, but etrailer kept up with the anticipated ship date, kept me informed and shipped as soon as it was available. Great customer service. I installed the hitch yesterday, have not used it yet. Appears to be a very heavy duty hitch and I really like the "stow" part of the "tow and stow" hitch. 903612



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Solid engineering, solid construction, well built, functions perfectly. Very clever design. Made in USA actually means something. 2018 F350, bought the 7 1/2" drop, probably could have gotten away with the 5 1/2". I highly recommend this hitch. 899911



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This is the 6th B&W Tow & Stow hitch I have purchased. We have mutiple trailers and the hitch height varies from one trailer to another. B&W makes switching from 2 5/16 to 2" ball an easy task. 891849



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Nicely made and finished. Easy to use and "stow". Made in America. 883206



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Works Great. 877299



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Awesome as always! Great informative video about this B&W tow and stow hitch. Product did not show to be in stock when ordered and it still arrived at my door step fast. Free shipping is just a plus! The hitch is very heavy duty and exactly as advertised on the website. 865263



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Great quality, welds look excellent. Very heavy, solid hitch. Perfect for taller trucks, and adjustable for average height as well. 858591



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Just got it, haven’t put it to the test yet but she sure is a beauty. Not one blemish. 857940



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Awesome hitch, extremely well built, adjusts easily from tow to stow, and looks amazing. American made and American quality! 851163



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After a year this hitch still looks great and does exactly what I expected and they stated. I am very pleased with this product. 846058


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