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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black

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BWTS20048B - Drop - 4 Inch,Rise - 4 Inch B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
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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 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 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black part number BWTS20048B 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 - BWTS20048B

  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 4 Inch
  • B and W
  • Three Balls
  • Class IV
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank
  • 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 14,500 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
  • 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


  • 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: 14,500 lbs
  • Maximum drop: 4-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 4-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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.

TS20048B B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black

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Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Drop/Rise - 14.5K - Black - BWTS20048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1021 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 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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This is a very nice and classy look for a receiver hitch for a truck, and man is it built very well, i have several trailers and they all have different tounge sizes, so with having 3 different balls on the hitch no need to go and hunt the right size. I wish B&W would make some kind of locking pins so the SS pins could not be removed but very nice quality. 683474

InfiniteRule makes a locking pin designed for the B&W Tow and Stow ball mounts so that you can lock the ball mount platform to the shank, part # 34065036
InfiniteRule Locking Adjustment Pin for B&W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mount
. Also keep in mind that the ball mount platform cannot be removed from the shank while the ball mount is installed in a hitch receiver.
-- Victoria B - 08/14/2019

Matthew - 08/11/2020


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Great products at fair prices and free shipping!! What's not to like? 608741

Very good. Could not be happier!!
Les D - 02/28/2020


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Solid well made product. Top of the line. Very pleased with my purchase. The stow away option provides a clean look. 333857

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Great product. Extremely well built and looks great. Very easy to put into stow mode and move it back to the positions you want to tow from. The rated capacity of it is great it’ll do everything your truck will do in a bumper pull mode. It is a must for a 19 F-250 with the ride height to get your load level and to make the connection a easier process. 726134

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by: 08/11/2020

I absolutely Love the trailer hitch. The ease of adjusting the hitch for several different trailer types and sizes has made life easier and the Stow away design has saved the shins. Thanks for a great product. 860040

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Just got my 1yr follow you email from etrailer asking for a follow up review. This will be the last hitch I’ll probably ever buy and was 100% worth the price. 820318

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Bought another hitch because I gifted my old hitch to a buddy. Absolutely love the product, the quality and the company. Highly recommend! Use it on a '13 F250 to pull just about anything. 796356

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A well made Product just wish she has a torsion springs good 793098

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Well, it looks like I'm getting hitched. Good quality product looks to be well made 770460

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works great we have one in each truck! 737337

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Very happy with my purchase. Was Just what I was looking for. I like how it folds away and doesn’t stick out so far when I’m not using it . Thanks 732824

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Great price definitely cheaper than from anywhere else. 732549

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Hitch works great 726853

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Awesome communication, timely delivery, hitch is perfect. 726545

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I love the way this hitch spends around to use 3 different types of balls, from 1 7/8 to 2'' and 2 5/16. no tools just pull the 1 pen out and turn to your size ball, put the pen back in and your done. when your done towing you can pull pens and turn the whole hitch around so its under your truck out of the weather. 722315

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love the hitch wish i would have gotten the 2 ball version with a few more "s of drop because i never use the little ball and it would tuck under easier when not in use currently only folds under in one configuration or it hits but all things considered it beats all my expectations 699934

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Great product and price. Purchase arrived quickly. 697493

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Have been pulling heavy trailers for twenty years this is the best well made hitch yet 668794

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Fantastic product. I do not need a reducer anymore and have 1 hitch for all of my trailers 667009

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Awesome B&W hitch vary Happy . 640545

working great no issues highly recommended.
Randy - 05/11/2020


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Fast shipping, great hitch. It’s heavy, but sturdy! Love how the balls swing out of the way when not in use. I don’t think I’ll take it off the truck! 637800

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This part was very easy to buy and get thanks so much for your help 637413

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Fantastic hitch!! Workmanship is top notch!! Shipping was great and definitely enjoyed ordering from ETrailer!!!! 614623

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We used the new hitch to take the boat out this weekend and it worked great. 610974

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Easy to use and very strong. I really like this product it makes towing different trailers a breeze. 607233

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Ask the Experts about this B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Can You Add a Pintle Hook To the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches
    I do have options for you but there is not a pintle hook adapter for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B so the only way to obtain a pintle hook with the Tow & Stow feature is to purchase the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # BWTS10056 separately and then use the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 with this. That said, if you purchase the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # C45908 and the Replacement 2" and 2-5/16" Dual-Sided Ball...
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  • Will B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS20040B Fit a Class V 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
    The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20040B is a Class IV adjustable ball mount that will work in a 2-1/2-inch hitch with either a Class IV or a Class V rating. The weight ratings differ for the two included hitch balls; the 2-inch is rated for 7500-lbs but the 2-5/16-inch ball is rated for 14.5K trailer weight. You can use this Class IV ball mount in a 2-1/2-inch Class V hitch so long as you remain within the capacity for the particular ball. You can lock it to the hitch with part...
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  • Measurement From Bottom of Shank to Lowest Point on B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS20048B
    I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B and measured a distance of right at 5-1/2 inches from the bottom of the shank to the lowest point of the vertical adjustment post. I have attached an image to assist.
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  • Pin Lock to Secure B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS20048B
    You can lock your B&W Adjustable Ball Mount # BWTS20040B using their matching 2-1/2-inch hitch lock # BWTS51235. This pin lock also fits their chrome ball mount # BWTS20040C.
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  • Maximum Drop of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B
    The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B that you referenced features a maximum drop of (or rise) of 4-1/2 inches. This measurement is taken from the center of the hitch pin hole on the shank down to the ball platform when it's adjusted to its lowest position. If this is not the particular dimension you were looking for please let me know and I will be happy to look into this further.
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  • Type of Ball Mount Suited for Welding on Sway Control Tab 3442
    The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B fits 2-1/2-inch hitches which are generally going to be towing trailers that are larger than what a simple friction sway control mechanism will handle. A friction sway ball mount tab # 3442 could be welded on but I would not do that to such a nice ball mount as the B&W. You will be better off selecting a fixed ball mount with the rise or drop you currently need and welding the tab onto that ball mount if you want to use a friction anti-sway...
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  • How to Lock the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Part # BWTS20048B
    In order to prevent theft of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B you will want to use an extra long locking hitch pin like part # e98881 in the hitch pin hole thats connects the shank to the trailer hitch. The hitch balls cannot be removed while the ball mount is locked to the trailer trailer hitch due to the internal slot in the shank.
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  • Dimensions from Stowed Face to Hitch Pin Hole Center on B&W Tow and Stow TS20048B
    The B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS20048B has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shaft of 4-1/2 inches for the nearest hole. The other hitch pin hole is 5-5/8 inches. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Weight Rating for B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS20048B
    The weight rating for the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B (and for the chrome version # BWTS20048C) depends on which of the two included hitch balls is being used. The smaller 2-inch ball is rated for 7500-lbs towing capacity but the 2-5/16-inch ball can handle trailer weight up to 14,500-lbs. These ball mounts can be secured to your 2-1/2-inch hitch using their matching pin lock # BWTS51235.
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Use with B and W Stow and Tow part # BWTS20048B
    Hitch pins don't actually bear any of the weight of the trailer so they are not rated for trailer weight like what you are referencing. The tongue weight of the trailer pushes so hard down on the hitch tube that it binds it up in the hitch preventing the hitch pin from bearing the weight. A locking hitch pin that would work well would be the part # e98881 which is for 2-1/2 inch hitches like what your # BWTS20048B is being used in.
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  • Is B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Cast or Machined Steel
    The steel of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B is machined. If it were cast you would see the casting flaws that are normally associated with cast metal.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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  • Deciding Between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 4-1/2 Inch and 7 Inch Drop for a 2015 F-250
    It sounds like you are trying to decide between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20049B which has 7" of drop and the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B which has 4-1/2" of drop. If that is the case then you will need to do some measuring first. The first measurement will be taken from the ground to the top, inside edge of your trailer hitch receiver tube. The distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level will then need to be subtracted from...
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  • Weight Capacities Of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount
    I believe you are asking about a lesser capacity for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20067BMP. Just so that you are aware, the 1-7/8" ball of this B&W Tow & Stow does have a capacity of 3,500 lbs. While the 2" ball has a 7,500 lb capacity and the 2-5/16" ball has a 14,500 lbs capacity. This particular B&W Tow & Stow fits a 2-1/2" hitch receiver. All of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-ball mounts are rated for these capacities per ball size. If you are asking about a smaller rise and...
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  • B&W Clevis Adapter for Use on B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS10037B
    The B&W Clevis Adapter # BWTS35200B works on their 14.5K-rated 2-1/2-inch Tow & Stow ball mount # BWTS20048B. For a similar part to use on the 2-inch Tow and Stow ball mount # BWTS10037B you can use 10K-rated part # BWTS35100B which is sized and weight-rated appropriately for that ball mount.
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  • Clevis Adapter Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch B and W Tow and Stow Adjustable Ball Mount
    We have the part number you mentioned. It is our part number # BWTS35200B. It is the attachment needed for the 2-1/2 inch hitch Tow and Stow like part # BWTS20048B.
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  • Do Class Iv and Class V Hitches Have Different Sized Receiver Openings
    The B&W Tow & Stow Adjustable Ball Mounts will either fit a 2 inch receiver, # BWTS20048B, or a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening, like # BWTS20049B. None will fit both a 2 inch and a 2-1/2 inch receiver hitch opening. Normally. Class IV trailer hitches, like # C14006 for 2014-2017 Chevy/GMC 1500 Trucks, will have 2x2 inch receiver openings. Class V hitches, like # C15300 , will use a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening. However, there are some Class V that use a 2x2 inch opening. I have linked...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches made in the USA
    Curt trailer hitches are manufactured in the USA but not the supplemental parts like ball mount # C45902. For one that is made in the USA and is similar I recommend # BWTS20037B. But it maxes out at 14.5K with the 2-5/16 inch ball. The Curt model # C45902 is the only option we have in an adjustable ball mount for 2-1/2 inch hitches that can reach 20K. For a few dollars more you can get the tri-ball model # BWTS20048B. I have linked a video of it for you.
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  • Cargo Glide Sliding Truck Bed Tray for 2020 Ford F250 Short Bed
    Cargo Glide tells me that all the fits listed for the 2019 model year will carry over to the 2020 model, so the # CG1000XL-7548 you'd looked at will work great for you. The cargo drawer has a maximum 1000 lb capacity when it's extended. I'm thinking you were needing a ball mount, for your 2-1/2 inch receiver is that correct? The B&W # BWTS20048B Tow & Stow is an excellent product, providing a 1-7/8 , a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. In order to determine the exact rise or drop...
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