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Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-3/8" Rise, 6" Drop - 5-9/16" Long - 2K

Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-3/8" Rise, 6" Drop - 5-9/16" Long - 2K

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Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 5-9/16" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-3/8" Rise, 6" Drop - 5-9/16" Long - 2K part number C45028 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45028

  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class I
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 3/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 5-9/16" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


  • 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
  • Corrosion-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Class I and Class II compatible
  • Gross towing weight: 2,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Length: 5-9/16" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 5-3/8" 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"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45028 Curt Class 1 and 2 Ball Mount - Standard Duty 1-1/4" Square Ball Mount - 5-3/8" Rise, 6" Drop

Customer Reviews

Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-3/8" Rise, 6" Drop - 5-9/16" Long - 2K - C45028

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3278 Customer Reviews)

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 5-9/16" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Use it in either the drop or the rise position to fit your application. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


My complaint here is not with etrailer but with Curt. I put a Curt hitch on my Hyundai Sonata, perfect fit but because the Sonata is so low, the receiver is only 10" off the ground. I initially ordered a 5-3/8" rise drawbar but it did not have a long enough bar for the vertical portion to clear the bumper. I am having to use one with a longer bar but the rise is only 2-5/8" which put the trailer tongue lower than it should be. Curt designed the hitch for this low vehicle, they should make the 5-3/8" rise drawbar with a longer bar. etrailer knows their stuff and this is the only solution. The small single axel utility trailer I will be pulling will be lightly loaded so it will work OK but it will be angled down more than it should be. etrailer was super about swapping it out for me.

Fair. I shorten the chains as much as possible but they still drag some.
Bob - 08/20/2022


I used this on a 2014 Ford Fusion with a Reese receiver hitch made for my vehicle. Either the neck of the drop hitch is not long enough to get the ball a few inches away from the vehicle or the Reese receiver hitch sits too far under the vehicle.

The center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch sits approximately 4-1/4 inches under the rear bumper of your Fusion. This ball mount measures only 5-9/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole. For a ball mount with similar rise but much more clearance for your bumper I recommend the Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-14 inch Hitches # 36065
Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5" Rise - 10" Long - 3,500 lbs
for use on your 2014 Ford Fusion. The Draw-Tite ball mount offers 10 inches of clearance from center of the hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball hole.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 04/19/2020


I have purchased other products from your company in the past and not only find the products high quality but the shopping experience is superior. Very fast shipping and constant updates on the items expected arrival date. Thanks so much.


This part was as described, and arrived on time. Please consider offering occasional coupons to advertise additional sales to repeat or frequent customers.


This product came exactly as described and is the perfect fit for my hitch to allow me to pull a trailer.


No quality or ordering issues. The shank was shorter than what I am used to, and that makes for a tight fit against the bumper...I could wish for more clarity on the description about that as well as multiple options for a length, but that may be on me for not researching more thoroughly

Still working great… I am now glad for the slim profile so I don’t bang my shins on it when I walk around the back of the car
Jason - 03/20/2022


Well built and solid I am using on my 4 wheeler to pull a small dump trailer, works great.


This see's a lot of action for a small hitch on my Jeep and it has held up very well. Durable and well built.
The drop down distance is just right for my trailer to sit level.

So Ive had this for a year now and absolutely no issues. It gets put in and out regularly to tow my utility trailer with my Jeep Wrangler TJ. its the right down distance for keeping my trailer level due to the lift on my jeep. I still recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a down or if needed flip it to raise it Great product and Im still glad I purchased it.
Brad K - 07/01/2021


Website was easy to use and order. Tracking the package was simple to follow and package arrived on schedule. Part works great


This product works great on my Mountaineer. With the 6" drop, my trailer rides level. The service was great, and the entire process was simple start to finish.


Draw bar arrived sooner that expected and was packaged great for the weight. My current draw bar was not low enough for the trailer and this bar drops the trailer down to a great working and traveling height.


This is described as having a 5-3/8" rise, but the label on it says 4-5/8". Also, the shaft was too short to clear my bumper. I returned it.

We measure rise and a little differently than Curt, hence the discrepancies with the label on their # C45028. Curt tends to round and estimate their measurements a little bit, but we go from the top of the ball platform to the top of the shank to get the 5-38 rise. This goes for the measurement as well, just with the ball mount flipped over. For a longer shank part # BM96
Brophy Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 5-1/2" Rise, 6" Drop - 7-1/4" Long - 3.5K
would work for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/03/2021


product arrived as promised.


Perfect fit. Gave me the right amount of rise to get past the bumper and up to level out my trailer.


I’m not sure if my receiver is Mis-sized or this Ball mount. I had to grind down the mounting shaft to get it to fit in my receiver which is a draw tight 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. Additionally, the lock pin hole is place so tight to the minimum requirement for the receiver that the ball mount actually damaged my bumper trying to get the lock pin could fit through ( my fault for being optimistic). Could you not give this product another half inch of shaft length? Check the specs before you order this product. I was so disappointed after waiting to receive this but, not only did it not work, but it also damage my vehicle upon installation. I’m not a complainer just thinking… Wow this is such a minimalist product. Do your research with full specs before you purchase this product.


As advertised at a good price. I need the drop down for my Ford Explorer,
as the hitch receptacle on the bumper is too high for my trailer to be level
without the drop.

Works well.............

Still good...
MRO - 03/11/2018


Great product, have it on our 2014 Forester, using it as a bumper guard-for those people that pull in too close in parking lots and get against your car. I have the rise UP and then mounted two LED lights to the rise, connected to trailer light socket for extra turn signal lights and brake lights. Really shows up great.


These are the final 2 pieces that i needed to hook up a trailer to my Subaru Impreza. A year ago i bought the hitch and a bike rack from eTrailer (both of which work excellent together). The ball and drawbar went together easy and fit perfect in the hitch. The drawbar in the raised position puts the trailer almost at a perfect level.


delivered before date due. professional and helpful customer service rep. If i need a part from etrailer or know of someone who does, I would definitely recommend this company Thank you

works great no problems
Carl - 02/11/2019


Super quick Shipping on this item.

still have to find out if it's going to work for my application.


etrailer provided me with enough information to guide me to purchase my 6 inch drop bar for my 2017 Outback with a 1.25 hitch. Excellent service and best price I researched. Great online company.


Bought two hitch mounts and a tie-down strap. Quality of all is outstanding but, even better, the service was fantastic. The three items arrived 2 days after I ordered them. I did not have to pay anything for shipping. Before ordering them I asked a couple online questions and the answers came quickly, within a couple hours. Highly recommend


E-trailer has excellent customer service! We ordered several pieces to install a trailer hitch on my Honda Fit and accidentally ordered an incompatible piece. Karla from Etrailer called me the following day to notify me of the incompatibility of the parts and suggested the correct one. Hitch is now installed and works perfectly!


E-trailer has excellent customer service! We ordered several pieces to install a trailer hitch on my Honda Fit and accidentally ordered an incompatible piece. Karla from Etrailer called me the following day to notify me of the incompatibility of the parts and suggested the correct one. Hitch is now installed and works perfectly!


Just what I needed to level my kayak trailer behind my Prius after I put larger wheels on the trailer. Fit my hitch receiver perfectly.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Recommended Ball Mount with 7 Inch Rise for Class I Trailer Hitch
    I recommend looking at the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45028 for the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening on your 2014 VW Jetta Sedan. This ball mount provides the highest rise at 5-3/8 inches currently available on a ball mount that is compatible with Class I trailer hitches like what is installed on your vehicle. This won't quite get you to the 7 inches needed to tow your trailer perfectly level, but it will be sufficient. I also recommend making sure you are correctly measuring for the needed...
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  • What is the Actual Rise of Curt Class I Ball Mount # C45028
    Curt measures rise differently and everyone else just goes by the specs Curt provides. All of our rise and drop measurements are taken the same way (unless otherwise noted). Curt estimates rise and drop. We measure from the top of the receiver opening to provide the exact. So from the top of the receiver opening to the top of the ball platform it is 5-3/8 inches when ball mount # C45028 is in the rise position and 6 inches in the drop position. Like you said that is the highest available...
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  • Why Are Curts Measurements Different Than What Is Listed?
    We measure rise and drop a little differently than Curt, hence the discrepancies with the label on their # C45028. Curt tends to round and estimate their measurements a little bit, but we go from the top of the ball platform to the top of the shank to get the 5-3/8" rise. This goes for the drop measurement as well, just with the ball mount flipped over. I included a review video we have of this showing where we take the measurements from as well.
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  • Is it Safe to Tow a Trailer Using a Ball Mount With 5 Inch Rise When a 6 Inch Rise Is Needed
    Typically you want your trailer to be as level as possible when towing. In order to do this it is best to measure to find the correct rise/drop you need for a ball mount. I am assuming you measured and found that the distance between your hitch height and coupler was 6" so you need a ball mount with a 6" rise. If that is the case, a 6" rise would be ideal but using a 5" rise wouldn't be so drastic that you would have problems. You are also limited in the availability of ball mounts due...
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  • How Ball Mount Has The Highest Rise For My Class 1 HItch On My 2017 BMW 3 Series
    When it comes to towing a trailer. We always say that you can have up to 3 inches difference between the hitch and the ball mount. The closet one that we have is The Curt Drawbar # C45028 which has a 6 inch rise. So that will put you at a 4 inch difference. We will not have a ball mount over 6 inches for a class one hitch. I linked a review video of specs below.
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  • Availability of 1-1/4 Inch Ball Mount with 7-1/2 Inch Rise
    The highest rise ball mount we currently have available for 1-1/4 inch receivers is the Curt Drawbar # C45028, which features a rise of 5-3/8 inches. While this isn't the 7-1/2 inches you are needing to get you to a total of 17-1/2 inches from the ground, it is currently the best option available. I do recommend verifying the rise you are needing by taking a couple measurements on your vehicle and trailer. To do this, you will measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver on...
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  • 5-3/8 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation to Fit 1-1/4 inch Hitch on 2017 Ford Fusion
    Since you need a 5-3/8 inch rise the Curt ball mount part # C45028 would be a perfect fit. Then for a 2 inch hitch ball you would want the # C40018 which would fit the ball mount perfectly.
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  • Using a Ball Mount with More Rise Instead of a Hi-Rise Hitch Ball on a Class I or II Hitch
    Like you said all of the hi-rise hitch balls have a larger shank diameter than 3/4 inches. They are all either 1 inch or 1-1/4 inch. But depending on how much total rise you need there may be a ball mount you can use that will get you close if not at the height you need. I have included a link below to our help article that shows how to measure to select a ball mount with the correct rise or drop. The Class I ball mount with the most rise is # C45028 with 5-3/8 inches rise. But it has...
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  • Recommended 1-1/4" Ball Mount with 6" Rise
    The Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches part # C45028 (5-3/8" Rise) is the most amount of rise we offer for a standard ball mount that fits a 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. The 2" Hitch Ball can then be added with part # C40018. The 5/8" difference in height won't be a real issue and it's the best you will be able to get.
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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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  • Fixed Ball Mount w/ 6 inch Drop an 5-3/8 Inch Rise w/ Multiple Balls for a 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
    I have a solution for you but there are no Tri-Ball type mounts for a 1-1/4" hitch receiver. To get the 5-3/4" drop/rise you will want the Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches item # C45028. This fixed ball mount has a 5-3/8" Rise and a 6" Drop. It is 5-9/16" long and has a 2,000 lbs capacity. To match the tri-ball feature for ease and convenience, we have the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set - 1-7/8", 2" Balls - 3/4" Shank - Stainless item # 802b. The Convert-a-Ball makes changing...
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  • Recommend Ball mount with High Rise for a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the backside of the vertical plate is 2.39". I have attached a photo with the measurement for you as well. In order to determine if this ball mount will work with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24878 on your 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper. When we installed this hitch on a similar 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback we found...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations for a 2014 Kia Forte
    The owner's manual for your 2014 Kia Forte EX only states that they do not recommend towing a trailer. It doesn't say you can't but it also doesn't give any capacity information. But given that the weight of your trailer is all of 400 to 500 pounds even your small car would be fine towing it. With Curt trailer hitch # C11368 installed the top of the receiver opening will be about 1 inch or so below the bottom of the rear fascia. Measure up from the ground to a point about 1 inch below...
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  • Ball Mount With Most Rise for Curt Class II Trailer Hitch On 2007 Volvo S60
    The Class II ball mount we offer with the tallest rise is the Curt # C45028. This ball mount has a rise of 5-3/8 inches. This gives you a height of 18-3/8 inches, still short of your 22-3/4 inch coupler height. Even if you used a hitch ball similar to the Curt # C40034 with a 2 inch rise, you would still be a couple of inches shy of your coupler height. Ideally, you want to tow level to avoid sway and traction issues, but this is as close as you may be able to get to towing your boat trailer...
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  • Available Drawbars for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches with at Least a 5-inch Rise in the Shank
    The Curt bar # C45028 (5-3/8 inch rise or 6-inch drop) you referenced is one of 3 Curt drawbars we currently offer that will have a 5 inch or more rise in the shank. The reason other shanks may have a different rise is because it may have a different Class rating. I also pulled this drawbar from our warehouse and made a short video and diagram for you. Please note you can only use Class-I rated crossbars because your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio only works with Class-I hitches. The two other...
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  • Availability of Ball Mount with 10 inch Rise for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2005 Jeep Liberty
    The highest rise on a ball mount we currently offer that is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch is the Curt # C45028, which has a rise of 5-3/8 inches. Higher rise ball mounts are only compatible with higher rated hitches. If you need this additional rise to tow your trailer level with your 2005 Jeep Liberty, I recommend changing to a Class III trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75128. This will give you a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds and a towing weight capacity...
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  • Tallest Rise 1-1/4 inch Hitch Ball Mount Availability
    When measuring for ball mount rise/drop needed you have to measure from the bottom lip of the coupler to the ground and not from the top like you mentioned. That means your trailer height is going to be more like 20 inches instead of 22 inches. That being said the closest ball mount we offer to what you need is going to be the part # C45028 which can do a rise of 5-3/8 inches. Then for a 2 inch ball you would want the part # C40018.
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  • How to Carry 300 lb Motorcycle with 2007 Nissan Altima
    The only hitch we offer for your 2007 Altima is a Class I hitch, which has a 2000 lb towing/ 200 lb tongue weight (the maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from the hitch) capacity. Using an adapter would lower the tongue weight capacity by half. It's a matter of the structure of the vehicle where the hitch attaches not being strong enough. Attempting to carry that kind of tongue weight would most likely result in the fasteners tearing out of the vehicle and the loss of the hitch...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount To Get 6" Of Rise For a 2015 Chrysler 200 Class I, 1-1/4" Receiver
    Currently our Curt Drawbar # C45028 has the most rise available for a 1-1/4" Class I receiver like that you would have on your 2015 Chrysler 200. The rise is 5-3/8" from the receiver. To get slightly closer to your 6" rise you can use a Curt Class I Drawbar # C45025 with a Curt RockerBall Shock Absorbing 2" Hitch Ball # C94CR. The ball mount has a rise of 5" and the RockerBall sits 1-1/2" higher than a traditional 2" ball. As long as your trailer accepts a 2" ball this would give you...
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  • Solution for 1-1/4 inch Hitch that Needs Rise of 6.8 inches
    For a ball mount and hitch ball to get you close to the 6.8 inches of rise that you need for your 1-1/4 inch hitch you'd want the part # C45028 which has a rise of 5-3/8 inches. And then a ball like the part # 19256. This would get you within an inch or so of being level but there isn't a taller ball mount that could get you closer. This would be close enough for the trailer to be level enough so that you could tow safely.
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  • Is Class l Ball Mount Available With 6-Inch Rise
    The biggest rise we offer in a 1-1/4 inch ball mount is 5-3/8 inches, and that is part # C45028. This ball mount is a Class l and also features a 5-9/16 inch drop. This ball mount is rated for a gross towing capacity of 2,000-lbs. The hitch pin and clip I recommend is part # F-4. For a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball I recommend part # C40001 and for a 2-inch ball I recommend part # C40018.
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  • How to Determine Correct Class I Drawbar for Trailer Hitch
    Since you already know you need a Class I drawbar (which fit 1-1/4" receivers and have a capacity of 2,000 lbs), you'll just need to determine the rise or drop you need. To do this, you'll want to make sure your tow vehicle and trailer are parked on level ground. Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on your tow vehicle, and measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer. If the height of your hitch receiver is greater than the height of...
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  • Drawbar Recommendation with 5 Inches of Rise for 2012 Honda Civic with Draw-Tite Hitch Receiver
    The Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24763 is confirmed to fit your 2012 Honda Civic. Once installed the measurement you'll want to use is from the inside top of the receiver tube which on our install was about 11 inches. You'll want to compare that 11 inches with the distance from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler. A better drawbar for your Civic is the Curt # C45028 that will give you a 5 inch rise. For a hitch ball use either the 1-7/8 ball # C40001 or the 2 inch ball # C40018....
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  • Is the Hitch Receiver's Tongue Weight Capacity Affected By the Rise and Drop of a Ball Mount?
    The hitch capacity and tongue weight is not affected by the drop and rise of a ball mount or shank. For your 2020 Hyundai Sonata we have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C23HR. This is a custom fit hitch that will attach to your Sonata with included hardware and requires no drilling or welding of your frame. To address the almost 6" rise you said you were needing I recommend the Curt Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches item # C45028. This ball mount has a rise of 5 3/8". If you need a hitch...
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