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Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K

Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K

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Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Brophy. Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K part number BM96 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BM96

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • Brophy
  • No Ball
  • Class II
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank

Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball (sold separately)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction with solid shank
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Class II compatible only
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Length: 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 3" From center of pin hole to support gusset
  • Rise: 5-1/2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 3/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 1/2"


BM96 C.R. Brophy Ball Mount - 5-1/2" Rise or 6" Drop - 3,500 lbs






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Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K - BM96

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (229 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount with a solid shank measures 7-1/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Drawbar is Class II compatible only. Powder coat finish is corrosion resistant.

- BM96
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I love the ball-mount. Now I can haul my boat out to the lake. The best part of everything is - I got my package days earlier then expected. The service I received was great. Overall I am very happy with my purchase 107340


Comments
I couldnt be any happier! I made a good decision when I made my purchase a year ago and up to day I continue to be satisfied.Thank you
Rolando O - 11/14/2014

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- BM96
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I have ordered two ball mounts from the etrailer website in the past month and both mounts arrived quickly and were exactly what I had ordered. Website was easy to navigate and product descriptions were cleat and easy to understand. Well done etrailer! 257199



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I bought this product to replace one that didn't have enough rise. On small cars such as a Nissan Versa, the hitch assembly is lower to the ground which can cause your trailer to ride low in front and high in the back. Adding weight toward the tongue only compounds the problem. I had a 4 inch rise which was not sufficient. BM96 gives me an extra 1 1/2" of height. I haul a 26hp 54" cut Husqvarna on a 5' X 10' tilt back trailer from "Old Reliable" One other point to mention. If your trailer rides low in the front and is fitted with a tongue jack, it can be difficult to lower it because the jack wheel can hit the ground in such a way that the jack can't be extended without lifting the tongue. BM96 gives the the extra height I need and solved my problem. This item fit perfectly and required no modification. I would highly recommend this if you need extra height!! 287455



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very good product 856972



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just what I needed. 828559



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This ball mount was the only one that would work for towing my teardrop camper. I am very grateful for etrailer's wide selection of trailer towing parts. 825001



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Amazingly well built. It took me 8 years to find anyone who carried 1 1/4" hitches. Looks great on my Ford Explorer and I can now leave it there. Before I had an adapter for my 2" hitch, which could be left installed for safety reason. My only concern with this is that it was hanging halfway out of the box when received. The insert portion had broken through a corner, The paper in the box was only to keep the hitch from sliding around within. Didn't work. 818357



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I’ve used it a few times since purchasing last year. Works well. 817195



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I bought two of these: one for use with our kayak trailer and the other became part of a Curt hitch receiver used to mount a spare wheel and tire - like on a Jeep. This is on a 2002 Mercedes SLK320! The cheesy standard spare does not make me safe of rural roads. 801434



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I am using this on a 2010 Ford Explorer and a 5 x 8 open trailer with 12 inch tires. This worked great to get the drop needed so the trailer is level. 772841



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Extremely high quality hitch. I use the 6 inch drop option and tow a 6x12 enclosed trailer. Etrailer was very fast with shipping and I will definitely shop here again. I wish the shipping company took more care. 745999



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Great! 728510



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I have a 2010 Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer Edition) with a 1.25" hitch receiver. Great for pulling my utility trailer but the center point of the hitch receiver is about 21" off the ground so I needed a significant drop on the hitch for the trailer to sit close to level. Not many options out there for a Class II hitch with a 6" drop. Price on this product was about 20% cheaper (incl shipping costs) than similar products on Amazon. Design and construction appear to be high quality. Great customer focus from etrailer. 724726



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I have towed my 8' utility trailer with my last three cars including my present car, a Mercedes C class. I am going to get a 10' aluminum trailer to replace my aging 8' trailer and needed more rise at the drawbar to keep the trailer level and reduce excessive tongue weight. This drawbar is perfect and the quality is tops. Even better than the quality of the ball mount was the service at etrailer. It was shipped and arrived quickly. Thank you. 721614



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Just what I wanted! Arrived quickly, good price, good quality. All told better than excepted. Thank you. 715462



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Great item. Just what I needed to level my trailers. Thanks! 713374



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Fast shipping and great service 705983



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I got this for my 2013 VW jetta sportwagan tdi most people use this 5 1/2" as a rise mount so that said I had to file down and repaint the thick bur on the 3/4" hole where the ball sits, if your using it in the rise position. The other side did not have a bur. Other then that it's a great peace fits perfect I couldn't find this size and dimensions anywhere else, Great product!!! 700547



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Product exactly as pictured and described in the listing. Measurements were correct. 10/10 would recommend. 658317



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Have not put it on the road yet but i am sure it will be great 654206


Comments
It is working great no problems and I am very confident when I use it
Carlton - 06/07/2020

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Product is great. Though we didn't have a lift to put on the trailer hitch, but after watching your video and few times it took maybe 2 hours and the next day maybe a half hour to add the wiring. 650190



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This is perfect as advertised and I am so happy with the std shipping. Every thing is great 649149



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Works as expected on my side by side. Well built. 635958



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Works just exactly as described. Good quality item. 600947


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Ask the Experts about this Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Locking Hitch Pin Recommendation for Brophy 1-1/4" Drawbar
    To replace your anti-rattle hitch bolt you're using with the Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches # BM96 I recommend using the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # e98879. I really like this lock because the barrel threads onto the pin so it's harder to break into, plus the cap does an amazing job at keeping dust out of the mechanism. If you'd still like to have some anti-rattle integrated into your towing setup then I recommend also using the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer...
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  • Availability of Ball Mount with 9 Inch Rise for Homemade Trailer with 1/1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    The 1-1/4 inch shank drawbar that we carry with the highest rise is the Brophy Class II Drawbar 5-1/2 inch Rise or 6 inch Drop, # BM96, which you reference. At this time we do not carry a 1-1/4 inch shank Drawbar with a 9 inch rise. Also on a class I or II trailer hitch you have to use the ball mount specified by the trailer hitch manufacturer or it voids the hitch warranty. The other option is to raise the trailer height. There are a couple of ways to do this. If the trailer uses double-eye...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount For a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    You mentioned a 1 inch shank size for a ball mount, and the industry standard sizes are 1-1/4 inch, 2 inch, or 2-1/2 inch. The 1-1/4 inch ball mounts come in a variety of rise and drop options to allow you to safely tow a trailer level. I've attached a link for you to see all your options. There aren't adjustable ball mounts for the 1-1/4 inch receivers, so you will have to do some measuring of your tow vehicle, from ground to the inside top edge of your receiver and from the ground...
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  • How To Determine If Brophy Drawbar BM96 Will Clear Bumper In Rise Position
    If using the Brophy Drawbar part # BM96 in the rise position you'd need to have no more than 3" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. That is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the start of the gusset. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright (excluding gusset) is 4-1/2".
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  • How To Pick The Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount for a 2006 Ford Explorer
    I attached an FAQ article on how to pick out the correct ball mount for your application for you to check out. Basically you will take your trailer on a level surface and measure from the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler. Next, you will compute the difference between the hitch height and the trailer coupler height. Whatever the difference is will be the drop that you will need in a ball mount. So if your hitch is 6 inches taller than the bottom of your...
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  • Availability of Ball Mount w/ Large Drop for 1-1/4 Inch Receiver on ATV
    None of our manufacturers offer an adjustable ball mount for a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver. The Curt # C45028 ball mount has the largest rise/drop of any of the Class I, 2000 lb capacity ball mounts we offer, it has a 5-3/8 inch rise or a 6 inch drop. For a Class II ball mount with a 3500 lb capacity, with the same rise/drop, use part # BM96.
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  • Class ll Drawbar 5 1/2 Inch Rise or 6 Inch Drop, with Solid Shank
    The Shank on the Class II Drawbar 5-1/2 inch Rise or 6 inch Drop, item # BM96, has a solid shank.
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  • Aluminum Ball Mount Recommendation with 6 inches of Drop
    For a 6 inch drop ball mount that is aluminum we have the FastWay Flash Standard, Aluminum Ball Mount - 6" Drop, 5" Rise - 10,000 lbs Item # DTBM4600 which would work well for you. It has a 10,000 lb capacity and weighs a total of 6 lbs. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Explorer with Class II Trailer Hitch and Multiple Trailers
    Since you are towing multiple trailers, they probably do not all have the same coupler height to tow them level. If that is the case than a fixed ball mount would not be the best choice. But if all the trailers do have the same coupler height then going with either ball mount # BM96 or # 36078 would be fine. The main difference between these 2 ball mounts is the rise and drop each offers. Ball mount # BM96 has a 5-1/2 inch rise or 6 inch drop. Ball mount # 36078 has a 4-3/4 inch drop...
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  • Looking for a Ball Mount with More Rise for a 2014 Ford Fusion
    We have several ball mounts with a rise greater than 2 inches. I have attached a link to our ball mount page for you to check out. I am not familiar with a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver for the 2014 Ford Fusion. There are Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers, is that what you have? If you have a Class I or Class II trailer hitch, I strongly recommend checking the installation instructions or with the hitch manufacturer to verify ball mount compatibility. Most trailer hitch...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for a Mercury Mountaineer With 1-1/4 Inch Factory Hitch
    I do have an option for you but I think we first need to verify that we are indeed looking for the correct rise/drop amount in a ball mount. In order to verify that we have the correct rise/drop needs we first need to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the trailer hitch and then subtract from this the distance from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer while level. The above calculations will then give us the correct rise/drop we need...
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  • What Ball Mount Will Fit a 1-1/4 Factory Trailer Hitch on a 2001 Ford Escape
    There are two possible reasons why some 1-1/4 inch ball mounts might not fit in the factory trailer hitch on your 2001 Ford Escape. First, if the factory trailer hitch is what is considered a Class I trailer hitch, a Class II, 1-1/4 inch ball mount will not fit. They are designed this way for safety. Check the capacity of your factory trailer hitch. If it is 200 pounds tongue weight capacity and 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight, you have a Class I hitch and will need a Class I ball...
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  • What do I Need Besides the Hitch to Tow a Trailer with my 2001 Honda Civic
    Yes you will need a ball mount and ball to go with your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11204 to attach it to a trailer. The Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches part # BM96 will give you 5 1/2" of rise which you will need and you will attach either part # 19258 for a 2" ball or part # 19256 for a 1 7/8". For a pin and clip use part # PC2. You will also need wiring for the trailer's lights. the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # C56341...
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  • Recommendations to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2011 Mazda 3
    Brophy ball mount # BM96 has a 5-1/2 inch rise so that will get you 1/2 inch closer. You would not add the height of the ball though because the coupler on the trailer covers the ball so the ball height is a non-factor. The only other thing you can do is lower the height of the trailer. If you do think lowering the trailer in the back is the way to go then you may be able to use an over/under conversion kit if: The trailer leaf spring stack is currently mounted above the axles The...
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  • Long Ball Mount for Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The longest ball mount we carry to fit a Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver is the Curt # C45000. It's 13-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole. However, it only provides 3-7/8 inches of rise and cannot be used in the drop position. Much less than the Brophy # BM96 you have. It does have the same 3/4 inch ball hole diameter as the Brophy. Another option that may work is the Curt # C45015 that's 11-5/8 inches long. It can't be used in the drop position either but does...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 7 Inches of Rise on a 2014 Mazda CX-5
    If you're measuring from the ground to the inside top of the receiver opening and that is 13 inches, and the bottom of your trailer's coupler is 20 inches, then you'll need a ball mount with a 7 inch rise. I've attached a help article on ball mounts that shows how to properly measure if you need help. For a Class III ball mount with a 7 inch rise, the Curt # C45338 will work for you. It also has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds with 1,000 pounds of gross tongue weight. For a 2 inch...
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  • Ways to Steady Bike Rack Mounted on Ball Mount
    A 1-1/4-inch hitch can be either a Class I or a Class II type. Your hitch should have a sticker that tells you which you have. In our Class I ball mounts the most rise is indeed 5-3/8-inches, with Curt ball mount # C45028. For a Class II ball mount the most rise, 5-1/2-inches, comes from Brophy ball mount # BM96. A ball mount with more rise will tend to wobble more than one without rise since the actual weight load on the hitch is moved further away by that rise. You can help immobilize...
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  • Availability of a Hitch Drawbar with a 10 Inch Drop and 1-1/4 Inch Shank
    The 1-1/4 inch shank drawbar that we carry with the deepest drop is the Brophy Class II Drawbar 5-1/2 inch Rise or 6 inch Drop, item # BM96. This drawbar is only designed for use in Class II rated hitches. At this time we do not carry a 1-1/4 inch shank Drawbar with a 10 inch Drop. If the # BM96 Draw bar will work for your setup, you may also be interested in a properly sized hitch ball. We have the Tow Ready 2 inch Ball, item # 19258, and the Tow Ready 1-7/8 inch Ball, item # 19256,...
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  • Ball Mount with More than 5 Inches of Drop to Tow a Trailer Level with a Jeep Commander
    We do have ball mounts that you can use that have more drop than 5-1/2 inches. But you have to choose one based on the hitch you have, 1-1/4 inch receiver opening or 2 inch receiver opening. On a 1-1/4 inch hitch you have to use the ball mount indicated by the hitch manufacturer or it can void the hitch warranty. But if you have a 2 inch receiver then you can use any ball mount that fits your needs. I have included a link to the right that shows how to measure to determine the proper...
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  • Ball Mount with the Most Drop for a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    I have not seen a 1-1/4 inch ball mount that offered 12 inches of drop. The most that we have is a 6 inch drop # C45028 (Class I or II) or # BM96 (Class I). If this is for a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee I recommend switching to a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch, # 13251, so you can use a ball mount with more drop such as # AMSC12.
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