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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome

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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 - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome part number BWTS20048C 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 - BWTS20048C

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 4-1/2 Inch
  • B and W
  • Three Balls
  • Class V
  • 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.


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 shank and balls provides excellent rust resistance
  • 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: 14,500 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"
  • Maximum drop: 5"
  • Maximum rise: 4-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • 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.




TS20048C B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - Model 8 - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Chrome




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Video of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome

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Video Transcript for B and W Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - BWTS20048C Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the B&W Tow and Stow three ball mount. This ball mount is designed for 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch hitches. It offers a maximum gross towing weight capacity of 14,500 pounds, and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,450 pounds. The ball mound has the built-in hitch balls, so that's going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank portion slides into the receiver tube of your hitch, and the hitch balls provide the connection point for your trailer's coupler. It does feature a stowable design, so you can actually store the ball and mounting platform on the reverse side here, which would be underneath the hitch of your vehicle, that way you can get this out of the way when it's not being used, but you can still have the mount installed in your hitch.

To move it to a stowed position we need to remove the clips from the pins, just these two back ones. We'll take those out, then this will drop all the way to the bottom. It pivots. Slide it up, get your holes aligned back up, and then you reinsert the pins and clips. Then this is all that would be visible at the back portion of your vehicle.

That's a nice feature of the unit.The unit also features an adjustable design so you can slide it up and down the shank. That's going to let you tow trailers of different heights using the same vehicle and the same mount, and it helps ensure that the ball height is as level as possible with the coupler height. Once you have the position you need, you simply take the pins, reinsert them, and then just secure with the clips here on the other side. There is a slot in the shank. You'll notice this slot right here, this ensures that the ball mount platform can't be removed when the mount is installed in the hitch.When using this, it can be use in either the drop or rise positions.

If you're using it in the drop position with the mount at the lowest setting, it's going to give you maximum drop of about five inches. That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the ball platform. If you're using it in the rise position, which would be flipped over like this, and if you have the mount at the highest setting and the ball's oriented correctly, your maximum rise is 4 1/2 inches.Now, it does have three differently sized hitch balls. That's going to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. To switch between the balls, you simply take out a pin and clip and then you just rotate to whatever ball you need for your application.

Once you find the right one, you reinsert the pin and clip to secure it in place.The unit is made with a steel construction, features dual process chrome plating which provides a great look and rust resistance. Stainless steel pins create sturdy, rust-proof connections. Now, it does need a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lot to secure it inside the receiver tube of your hitch. Those items are sold separately and available at etrailer.com. The pin holes on this unit will accept a standard 5/8 inch diameter pin. You'll notice that there's two pin holes on the shank, and you can simply just choose whatever one works best for your application.I took some measurements for you. I measured the distance from the center of each pin hole to the center of the hitch balls. From this pin hole, that measurement is 9 1/4, and then from this one it's 10 3/8. When it comes to the gross towing weight, you're going to be limited to the hitch ball. So for the 1 7/8 inch ball, that's 3500 pounds, for the 2 inch ball 7500 pounds, and for the 2 5/16 inch ball it's 14,500 pounds. Again, the maximum tongue weight capacity is 1,450 pounds, and the unit again has that adjustable design, and those mount holes are separated on center by 1 3/8 inch, so that's your incremental height adjustment as well. The product is made in the USA and covered with a limited lifetime warranty.That's going to do it for today's look at the B&W Tow and Stow three ball mount.


Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome - BWTS20048C

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (101 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.

- BWTS20048C
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Looks great and works great 794975



- BWTS20048C
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Works good just need to make sure pins are always greased up 786341



- BWTS20048C
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Was well pleased with both the lock and hitch assembly provided. This was my second B&W hitch I have bought and used over the past 10 years with no problems. Was going to use my old black model on my new truck but the receiver was larger than the old truck so I needed a new lock. Then when I saw the chrome hitch for the larger receiver I decided it would look better. Custom 2020 truck needed a custom hitch. This hitch also has a better load rating than my old model which now makes it possible to tow anything that comes my way regardless of size. 783940



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Love the BW hitch. looks good, has the option to use any of the 3 types of hitch balls, and also has vertical height adjustments all very easy. 749463



- BWTS20048C
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This is the trailer hitch I have ever seen. It is heavy and feels indestructible. The shiny chrome one looks great also. I'm towing a travel trailer with it that is 900 lbs tongue weight and it handles it great. It is so convenient to have all 3 sizes hitch balls available, although I will seldom use the 1 7/8 hitch ball. The store feature behind the hitch is very handy to help save your shins also. Highly recommend!!! 691485


Comments
After a year, still a great hitch.
James M - 08/10/2020

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- BWTS20048C
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Out of the box this hitch impressed with a Heft that screams - Heavy Duty ! The finish is immaculate and after sliding it into the receiver, I pulled the R pins and tried all of the adjustments and no matter what position I put the hitch into, there was no machining slop or mis- fitting. Every guy yearns for 3 balls when you get in that position where you need options, and this gives you that. 677897



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Great product. Well made and looks great. Fast shipping and fantastic customer support. 662606



- BWTS20048C
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Well made easy to use. Installed and put to use as soon as it arrived. Fast shipping and great customer support. 662605



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This ball and hitch system was perfect for our uses. Beautiful product, great customer service! 611284


Comments
Great, awesome hitch!
Jim - 03/14/2020

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- BWTS20048C
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Needed hitch with sufficient drop and heavier load capability for my 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 4WD. Received hitch in only 3 days; great product and good looking. I ordered the hitch with a 5" drop after reading a customer review for the 7" drop hitch that had a Dodge Ram 2500 and indicated that he could had got by with the 5" drop. After taking measurements, I figured that 5" would be enough drop for me; also I was concerned about 2" less ground clearance in stow. I was wrong ... my smaller trailer still needed a bit more drop; and it ended up that the 5" drop did not give any better ground clearance over the 7" drop due to the orientation of the ball in stow that hang below the 5" drop main bracket. It cost me the $28 return shipping for my mistake, but I had no problem contacting etrailer.com who assisted me with the return and new order for a 7" drop hitch. 601220



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It’s so nice too not have to switch ball mounts for each size of ball. Excellently build, will recommend to anyone Thx 559171



- BWTS20048C
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Hitch is awesome. ETRAILER was great to deal with. Shipped hitch out very fast. Thanks 502872



- BWTS20040C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


See review on the hitch itself. Great product. 727367



- BWTS10048C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great look and usefulness. However, didn't work on my car because it was too low and scraped when I exited my driveway. I have a Mercedes GLS and never thought of it. My fault. 435991



- BWTS10048C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


For once I got what I paid for!!!!!!! 471373



- BWTS10037C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Just as advertised, fits perfect and looks great. 352793



- BWTS10048C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Awesome should be great service 324585



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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very heavy duty. Fast delivery. Was a little more expensive but we'll worth the price and made in the U.S.A! 545037



- BWTS20049C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


WOW! I love the heavy duty construction of this hitch and its versatility. I can’t see ever needing another hitch after this one. The clean looks are the icing on top. Definitely a lot of value for the investment. 467503



- BWTS10048C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I've always got a different trailer hooked up to my rig and this is the only hitch you will ever need! Extremely smooth operation, beautiful finish and quality. I'd say I'll buy another when needed, but you can tell this thing will last forever. Great service and shipping from etrailer!! 231007


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Thank you for taking the time to read peoples honest input. The B
David - 11/02/2016

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- BWTS20037C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Product received quickly and in perfect condition. I'm very pleased with all of my orders from etrailer. 727730



- BWTS10048C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Exactly what I needed for my 2018 Ford F-150 4x4. I have a boat and a 10’ cargo trailer with a drop axle. I can raise it up for my boat and lower it for my cargo trailer. I can also leave it on in the stow position and park my truck in my garage! 596264



- BWTS20049C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


You're not going to find a better looking hitch on the market. Adjusts with ease as described. Tow and stow feature is a must have. Fast shipping. 704061



- BWTS10033C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I love it, tucks up out of the way when not in use. I use it to pull my 30 ft travel trailer or my atv trailer. Need to keep it greased up or the pond get a little hard to pull out sometimes 568903



- BWTS20049C
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Review from a similar Chrome Tow and Stow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Ordered the 7" drop and it was perfect height for my 2019 F350 4 x 4. Really like it when it's stowed and you don't have to worry about your shins! Super fast shipping and great price from etrailer.com. 590269


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

  • Best B&W Tow & Stow for a 2018 Ford F-350
    In order to find out how much of a drop you need to look for in a ball mount, you will need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside edge on your trailer hitch and then from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler on your trailer while level. If you subtract the trailer height measurement from the hitch that will give you the amount of drop you need to look for in a ball mount. I recommend doing this for both trailers. Please note that the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount...
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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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  • Recommended 3 Ball Adjustable Ball Mount In Chrome For 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Chrome # BWTS10048C is for a 2 inch hitch receiver. If you have a 2-1/2 Inch receiver, then I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 5" Drop/4.5" Rise - 14.5K - Chrome # BWTS20048C which has a slightly higher capacity base on the trailer hitch receiver size.
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