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Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise, 2-1/4" Drop - 7-5/8" Long - 7,500 lbs

Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise, 2-1/4" Drop - 7-5/8" Long - 7,500 lbs

Item # C45030
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Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 7-5/8" 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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise, 2-1/4" Drop - 7-5/8" Long - 7,500 lbs part number C45030 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45030

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 7-5/8" 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: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Length: 7-5/8" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 1" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2-1/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45030 Curt Class 3 Ball Mount - Standard Duty 2" Square Ball Mount - 1" Rise, 2-1/4" Drop

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Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 1" Rise, 2-1/4" Drop - 7-5/8" Long - 7,500 lbs - C45030

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3692 Customer Reviews)

Corrosion-resistant, black powder coated ball mount measures 7-5/8" 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.


Just your basic ball mount, the product is just like most 2” Hitch ball mounts, the service wasn’t very good though.
Ordered on June 15th (product was in stock) took them 6 days to send it out, took another 6 days in shipping and got all the way to my post office two days before leaving on vacation (I needed it for the vacation) and the post office said “box was empty and they notified seller” etrailer sent a new one (got here a week after my vacation) in a damaged box (packaging is horrible, little bit of paper in a box with a 5 lbs ball mount) almost lost this one too.
I don’t believe I’ll be using etrailer in the future (had issues before)


Looks & works great. Easy to install. Make sure you order or have a locking pin and ball to go with it.


This is a great all-purpose hitch. I've used it to mount a heavy-duty bike rack and a steel T-rack to carry a canoe as well as lumber. Most recently I hauled 5 x 8 cargo trailers full of plants, then furniture for a 600-mile move. It was simple to use, problem free, very strong and sturdy. Now that I live on some acreage, I see a trailer in my future, so this will get a lot more use. I drive a 2013 Tacoma, so this is a good size hitch at a good price with sufficient capacity for my needs. I do use a key lock for the hitch as well.


Ordered the whole trailer hitch package but did not include the pin for the ball mount. CHEAP and will never order from you again


Does the job, however there's a lot of play when hitch mount is inserted into the hitch and when towing with an empty trailer. Very loud. Have to buy a silencer that goes around and secures the product.

David P.


So far so good - thx for checking


The product was going to come in late but etrailer offered a more expensive hitch substitute for the product I ordered. I was completely satisfied with the service, communication and product. This is the second time I purchased from etrailer.





Instalation was pretty quick and easy, the completed installation worked great on my new trailer.


I know absolutely nothing about hitches! I checked prices and products in my area and was dissatisfied with high prises and confusion over which product would be best for my vehicle. I did an extensive search on the internet and found I called and talked to Jonathan. He walked me thru the entire order process and explained details about the products. I placed my order and received it in time frame I asked for. My local Toyota dealer installed the hitch without any problems! I am totally satisfied with the pricing, product and customer service. I highly recommend!!!


This fits my 2" hitch just as advertised. Fit and finish is perfect.


The bolts were quite challenging to install on my Tacoma. The inside diameter of the bumper beam is quite small comparatively speaking. I called and talked to a customer rep who was very sympathetic and referred me to a technician who was very helpful. I'm impressed with their service!


It's a ball mount. Feels substantial and well made. Paint looks good, nice looking welding. Can't say anything bad. I understand that the hitch balls come in different sizes and types, but it would have been nice to get a simple hitch pin and clip when buying the hitch and ball mount together, as I was expecting that to be included with one or the other.



Year later, still works fine. Still think it should have included a hitch pin and clip.


Package arrived fast with a few rips in the cardboard box surrounding it. Nothing was missing or damaged so it was not an issue. Took about 30 minutes to install and turned out great. Another 15 for the electrical connection and it was all done. Price is right.


Perfect easy install


This hitch is perfect for my needs. Great, quality products, from a knowledgeable source, offering competitive prices. Also, the brief video assist eased my installation efforts.


I'm assuming I have to buy the pin separately, but this wasn't pointed out to me, so when I got ready to use this I had to stop and get a pin.


It took a while before my son had time to install the trailer package. Took some watching of [online] videos but he got it installed and it works great. We’ve used it a couple of times to pull a small trailer.


Great product! Easy install. Completed project myself in 1.5 hours...would recommend for any skill level...just gotta be willing to crawl around on your back


Perfect fit for my Curt Receiver Hitch for my Venza !


Easy on! Used it a few times and love i t!


Great product and fit and finish was ex cellent.


I seldom take the time to write a review but I felt compelled to share my excellent overall experience with I ordered the C13200 trailer hitch receiver, 2" ball, 2" ball mount receiver, pin/clip, and C56217 wiring harness for my 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE. All arrived in no time and in excellent condition. The installation videos and PDF documents are outstanding. I installed the hitch receiver in roughly 45 minutes - includes time to convince brother in-law to come over to help hoist it into place. Wiring harness installation was a breeze, roughly 20 minutes (again, great instructional videos). I could not be happier with the finished product. Thanks for making this a trouble free installation. If you are considering adding a hitch, etc. go no further, you are at the right place...order away. Its very easy to install and you will save a trailer load of cash!!!


worked perfectly. was a little tricky installing, but found the right guy to make it work.


Curt Ball Mount for 2'' Hitches-C45030
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Website easy to use. PayPal available (the main factor).
Fast shipping. Well packaged. All 3 items installed within minutes.
Amazing experience with etrailer!!
Will definitely return to do business.

60 F.


We are more than pleased with your products and the transaction. Thanks again!


My boat trailer is about 5k in total and it settled it down a little bit. Had no effect on the U-Haul trailer that I rented to move my son into college. All in all, it was a good purchase.


It does the job. No issues. Don't know what to tell you.

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    You can measure your trailer's coupler height with the trailer loaded or unloaded. The travel in the trailer's suspension will not have a significant impact on the trailer's coupler height. When measuring the coupler height, the trailer jack will be supporting the trailer and holding it level regardless of the trailer's load. I have attached a help article on measuring for the correct ball mount for you.
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    I am sure we have just the ball mount for you, but to determine which one you would need will require you to take a couple measurements. You will need to measure from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground and then from the bottom of the coupler down to the ground when the trailer is sitting perfectly level. Whatever the difference is between these two dimensions is the amount of rise/drop you would need. I attached a help article that covers how to do this as well for you to...
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    Sounds like you have a 0 rise/drop. Since there isn't an exact zero rise/drop ball mount the best bet is to go with a ball mount with as little of rise as possible like the Curt part # C45030 which has a 1 inch rise. This will work great as most likely when then tongue weight of the trailer is loaded on the ball mount the trailer will sit about as level as possible.
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    According to the owner's manual of your 2004 Buick Rainier your vehicle can tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 5,500 lbs to 6,700 lbs depending on your engine and if it is 2WD or AWD; you can find this information on page 4-55 of the manual. According to my research a 2005 Jayco Feather Sport has a GVWR of 3,750 lbs so it would seem you would be fine but you will need to verify all information in your respective manuals to make sure. Your Rainier should have a hitch and factory wiring...
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