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Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long - 7,500 lbs

Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long - 7,500 lbs

Item # C45270
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Corrosion-resistant ball mount is 13" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long - 7,500 lbs part number C45270 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45270

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 2 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • CURT
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Corrosion-resistant ball mount is 13" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers.


  • Sturdy, steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant, black gloss powder coat finish
  • High-quality manufacturing process
    • CNC machined for strong, consistent cuts and welds
    • 7-Stage washing method delivers smooth, clean surface
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • 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
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Length: 13" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Limited lifetime warranty

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45270 Curt Ball Mount - 2" - Class III

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Curt Class III Drawbar - 2" Rise - 4" Drop - 13" Long - 7,500 lbs - C45270

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1960 Customer Reviews)

Corrosion-resistant ball mount is 13" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers.


Exactly what I needed to extend the reach of the ball beyond my rear tire carrier WITHOUT losing any tongue weight capacity! I used mine for the 2" rise.


Measured the drop to keep the trailer horizontal, and length for tailgate clearance. This hitch works great!


Not usually a fan of any extra length between the truck and trailer, I opted for this extended ball mount so I could drop the tailgate without hitting the trailer jack. This did the trick. But this not a mount you should leave on your truck after detaching the trailer! Ouch!


It's perfect for my Jeep Wrangler it gets the ball past the spare tire.


Great product and excellent service with on time delivery!


For a 7,500 lb hitch, I was surprised it didn’t have a wedge support welded on where the flat iron is welded to the square tube.


Quality mount. I needed a longer mount for my golf cart and this will work great.


Each item was as described and installation a snap. Light are at least twice as bright as originals. The right-angle wiring pigtail made the project much easier.

Really appreciate the extensive information on each product and the follow up is a nice touch.


I got everything on time and it’s working good and also high quality


The ball mount is not welded square to the tube
This is the second one sent took 4 months to get a refund on the first one.
The first one lasted one long trip before bending
Quality control is lacking on this product line.


Product is exactly what was expected. But what is really 5-Star is this company's actions after the order is submitted. The website allows the customer to follow the timeline of the item from the order being placed to being pulled to being shipped to having a tracking number.... and in an extremely quick manner! Will shop here again.


Product is per specs. Attached is why I needed and how it helped me attach the mud flaps and still be able to plug in my 7 pin. I was really happy that I didn’t have to pay two day shipping, and it still arrived in that amount of time just like it said it would.


Haven't used it yet. I bought it because of CURT's quality. It was beat up in shipping though.


I needed a hitch with a long shank because of my spare tire being mounted on the back of my Jeep. This one does the trick!



Works as intended. Very pleased.


I have traveled across the US towing an overloaded Uhaul 12' trailer.
The trailer was still behind me when I arrived, so the hitch functioned as promised.
I did not, however, require the extra long hitch as suggested for my particular vehicle, but it will serve as an extra. Unnecessary purchase.

My son has since purchased a hitch from etrailer for his new Ford Edge.
We're both happy - very robust and well engineered product(s)

John C.


Excellent. Now mostly serves as an intimidation factor for those who would tailgate me...


Great drawbar, I like the extra length between my truck and boat. Quality built very happy with Curt drawbar and the fast shipping from etrailer.


Great product. Fast shipping reliable s ervice.


The etrailer Curt Hidden Hitch was almost $200 less expensive than the suburu dealer, without installation. Thank you etrailer your suburu install video was fantastic. Very apprehensive about removing the entire rear bumper panel on my new outback; but had my laptop open in the back of the suv,and installed like clockwork. Hidden hitch has no unsightly drop bars hanging
Below the bumper. Unbelievable price, looks and
Tows great, and saved well over $350 installing
Myself. Suby looks great, and friends are amazed I
would tackle this job myself...This is my 2nd hitch
from etrailer, and I like the efficiency, and detail of your website. HATS OFF to you etrailer. Satisfied customer...


Hitch is exactly what I was looking for in extra long reach. The shipping was awesome as well. Delivered several days earlier than expected. Thanks for great service.


The trailer hitch is great . Matched my vehicle specs “ without a hitch “ !


Great product! I’ve had mine for about a year and I use it to pull my 3800 lb bass boat all over Michigan. I actually had to buy this extended hitch, because all the gm products have the hitches tucked further under the bumper. Which when I use my mudflaps that hook onto the hitch, they would always hit the bumper. Great product.


Excellent product and service.
this long heavy duty ball mount so I can open my tail gate with a trailer still hitched up.
All the online measurements and information made it much easier to choose the correct mount.
Works great!


Works exactly as expected! My Subaru Outback bumper did not allow for a "normal" length drawbar, so this longer one was the only way I could tow anything.



Still works great a year later!


This was quite obviously the right drawbar (longer than most) for my application because the hitch is nicely tucked under the rear of the car. The extra length is required to get the trailer coupler away from the bumper cover. I positioned the drawbar in the 'lift' orientation. Very pleased with it!


My 2010 Tundras tailgate would hit my pop-up campers trailer jack when hooked up; and I could not fully lower the tailgate. My dog was not a fan. Needed an extended hitch, and this one was a solid 5” longer than the typical size I’m accustomed to. Works like a charm. As always, fast shipping and quality products, thanks again etrailer!

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

  • Longer Ball Mount Recommendation with 2 inch Rise
    So we know you'll need a longer ball mount which we do offer, but what I need to know most is how much rise/drop you need so that your trailer will tow level. If you need a 2 inch rise we have the Curt part # C45270 which has a 2 inch rise and a length of 13 inches overall.
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount with Rise and Drop
    I do have a solution for you, but we no longer carry the Hidden Hitch ball mount 80233 and it isn't available from the manufacturer anymore. It was 16 inches long and had a rise of 2-3/4 inches and drop of 4 inches. As well as a 6,000 pound towing capacity. A ball mount we currently have with similar specs is the Curt # C45270. It has 2 inches of rise and 4 inches of drop with a max capacity of 7,500 pounds. It is however 3 inches shorter at 13 inches.
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  • Dimensions of the Curt Ball Mount part # C45270
    I certainly can, I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a Curt Ball Mount part # C45270 to grab the dimension you asked for plus a few extras just in case.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2 Inch Receiver with 750lb TW and 7,500lb GTW with 2 Inch Rise
    The closest ball mount to your specifications that is offered is just longer than the 9 inch length you were looking for. The Curt Class III # C45270 is 13 inches long and offers a 2 inch rise, a 750 and 7,500lbs rating, will fit 2 inch receivers and has a ball hole diameter of 1 inch. I have linked the product to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2007 Jeep Liberty with Spare Tire
    In order to determine how much of a rise you will need to tow your boat trailer, you want to subtract the height from the ground to the top of your receiver from the height of your coupler. I have attached a help article about how to choose the correct ball mount for you. Based on your measurements, I recommend the Curt Class III Drawbar, 2 Inch Rise, 13 Inches Long # C45270. The # C45270 ball mount measures 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole....
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  • Option for Adding Length Between Tow Vehicle and Trailer
    You didn't say how much more length you'd need to let your tailgate open but we have the Curt Class III Drawbar # C45270 which is 13 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole to center of the pin hole. This is most likely longer than what you have. The problem with hitch extenders is that they cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by quite a bit and most wouldn't have the capacity needed for a travel trailer your size.
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  • How to Determine What Ball Mount is Needed With 2018 Mercdes GLE 63S
    You did half the work by measuring 15 inches to the top of the inside of your receiver on your 2018 Mercedes GLE 63S, but you will also need to measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler. If the height of your hitch is greater, you will need a ball mount with that amount of drop. If the height of the coupler is greater, you'll need a ball mount with that amount of rise. For example, since the top of your receiver measures 15 inches, if the bottom of your coupler measured...
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  • Longer Ball Mount for More Clearance Between 2016 Chevy Traverse and Boat Trailer
    A longer ball mount will not cause you any problems as far as capacity or clearances or anything like that. So, if the Curt ball mount # C45270 has the proper capacity (7,500 pound gross trailer weight and 750 pounds tongue weight) then it will work with your 2016 Chevy Traverse. The Hidden Hitch ball mount 80228 has a little more rise, 2-3/4 inches, and the capacity is lower (6,000/600) and is shorter. Since the Curt ball mount is more like what you are looking for I would go with it.
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  • What is Rise and Drop of Curt Drawbar part # C45270
    You are correct the Curt drawbar/ball mount part # C45270 that you referenced can provide 2 inches of rise or 4 inches of drop.
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  • Solution for Tight Clearance Between Hitch Ball and Rear Bumper on 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Thank you for sharing this information with us. The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75673 is a bit more hidden on the 2018 Outback Wagon, which pushes the receiver back away from the outer edge of the rear bumper. We really appreciate you letting us know this. I recommend taking a look at the Curt Class III Drawbar # C45270. This might offer a better solution for your vehicle if you are concerned with the small space between the ball and the bumper. This ball mount features...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball that Fits Curt Ball Mount # C45270
    For a 2 inch hitch ball that fits the Curt ball mount # C45270 you'd want the part # 40038 which has a 1 inch shank diameter that his 2-1/4 inches long.
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  • 2-Inch Ball Mount Compatible with Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack C18013
    The Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack # C18013 requires a 2-inch ball mount, so for your application you can use Curt Extra Long ball mount # C45270. This ball mount provides 13-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the ball hole.
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  • Why are Some Ball Mounts Longer Than Others?
    The reason some ball mounts have different lengths is simply to allow for more clearance between the tow vehicle and trailer. Some people like a longer ball mount if, for example, they want to be able to open the tailgate of their truck when the trailer is attached. Something like the Curt # C45270, which is 13" long may allow that while Curt # C45010, which is 8-1/4" long, may not. I've added a link to each of our ball mounts for you to take a look at.
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  • Hitch Extenders for Lincoln Navigator
    The hitch extension and reducer # C45048, is for 2 ½ inch trailer hitch receivers, If your Lincoln Navigator has a 2 ½ receiver opening it will fit but you should also know that it reduces the weight of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. With that being said, I believe that Navigators all came with a factory trailer hitch receiver with a 2 inch opening. But, if was I was in your situation I would go with the Curt Class III Drawbar # C45270. By using a longer ball mount instead of an extension,...
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  • Recommendation to Extend Trailer Hitch for Towing Pop Up Camper with 2013 Ford F-150
    The best option for clearing the open tailgate on your Ford F-150 when towing a trailer is with an extended ball mount like the Curt # C45270. This ball mount measures 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the ball hole and has a gross towing weight capacity of 7,500 pounds. This ball mount also has either a 2 inch rise or 4 inch drop, so you will want to make sure that is appropriate for towing your trailer level. I have included a short video review on this product for...
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  • Shank Length of Curt C45311 Class III Ball Mount
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the gusset welded onto the Curt # C45311 is 4 inches, as shown in the provided photo. If you're wanting something with a longer shank for additional clearance, I'd recommend the Curt # C45270 which would offer a similar rise/drop but with a shank that's 8 inches long, measured from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the ball platform. The ball mount is rated for 7500 lbs. I've also provide a photo of this ball...
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  • What is the Purpose of an Extended Ball Mount?
    I would be happy to help you. The length typically depends on the trailers jack and clearance for tail gates on trucks or lift gates on rear hatches. If you are not worried about or having clearance issues I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534. This towing kit will provide you with a 2" ball and a fixed ball mount with a 3/4" rise and 2" drop. It also includes a hitch pin and clip, hitch receiver lock with keys, hitch cover, and a storage case. The Curt Class...
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  • Ball Mount with 2 inch Rise Recommendation for 2023 Porsche Macan
    Right around a 2 inch rise would be your best ball mount solution to allow you to tow your trailer level. For that the Curt Ball Mount with 2 inch ball part # C45155 would work really well. It has the 2 inch rise you need and comes with a ball mounted to it and a hitch pin and clip so it would be everything you'd need.
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  • Longer 2 inch Hitch Ball Mount Recommendation that Has 4 inches of Drop
    The Curt ball mount part # C45270 fits a 2 inch hitch, has 4 inches of drop and is longer at 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole.
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  • How to Gain Turning Clearance between a Truck and Bumper Pull Trailer
    The problem that you will run into when using a hitch extender is the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch will be reduced by 50 percent. Based on the weight of your trailer and the fact that you are adding a water tank to the tongue of the trailer, I would guess that your current trailer hitch might not have the weight capacity to handle the trailer tongue weight if the capacity was reduced by 50 percent. The best option for your situation is to use a longer ball mount. I am...
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2010 Subaru Forester Towing Rental Trailer
    You'll have to know the distance from the top of your hitch opening to the ground and then from the bottom of your trailer coupler down to the ground when sitting level to determine which ball mount you'd need. There's a link below that covers more on that. When we installed the Draw Tite part # 75650 on a similar Subaru Forester the hitch opening to the ground measured 14 inches. That's a pretty common hitch height. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer...
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  • Necessary Ball Mount Length to Use Swagman S64664 Traveler XCS Bike Rack
    As the sleeve on the bottom of the upright is 3 inches long, you'll want to choose a 'long' ball mount with the proper rise/drop, such as # C45270 so you can pull the tow dolly so the tongue is level. I've linked to our selection of ball mounts with the long shank, as well as to a help article that shows how to measure to determine the rise or drop ball mount you'll need.
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation that Provides 3.5 inches Of Drop for Towing Casita Trailer
    Your number one priority with picking out a ball mount needs to be going with one that allows the trailer to tow as level as possible. Since your trailer requires a 3.5 inch drop to tow level your best option is a longer ball mount that has a drop figured closer to what you need than the two options you mentioned. The best option for that is the Curt ball mount part # C45270 which provides 4 inches of drop and is 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball...
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  • Will the 1-1/4" Drop Draw Tite Drawbar Work with 1-1/2" Drop Needed for Trailer
    The Draw Tite Drawbar part # 36053 would work great on a vehicle/trailer 1-1/2" apart since the vehicle would likely sag some either from cargo or the trailer therefore the 1-1/4" drop the above drawbar offers will still work great. This is also your best option as we do not currently offer any 1-1/4" drawbars with an exact 1-1/2" drop. The drawbar comes with a hitch pin but if you need a hitch ball use part # 19258.
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