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Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long

Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long

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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - D-26

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


  • Ball mount fits 2" x 2" receiver style hitches
  • Uses ball with 1" shank diameter
  • Ball mount is 12-5/8" long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of ball platform: 8-1/2"
  • Ball mount provides 3/4" rise or 2" drop from the top of your hitch's receiver tube
  • Rated for up to 7,500 lbs and up to 750 lbs tongue weight

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45260 Class III (2" x 2") Ball Mount Accessories

Video of Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Extra Long Ball Mount Review

Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the CURT ball mount. When it comes to ball mounts you just wanna make sure one, that it's gonna fit your hitch receiver. But this one it's gonna be for a two inch hitch receiver. If I we're to flip this around, just like this, so we can have, a three quarter inch rise, or we can have a two inch drop. So it's not really a massive, massive drop and rise combo but with my Tahoe, it's kind of at the basic ride height of a pickup truck. So with this, I don't really need a whole lot.

Sometimes I need a little bit down. Sometimes I need a little bit up. So this would be kind of in the middle. What really sets this one apart, is the length of it. So sometimes you have like toolboxes and stuff like that on your trailers.

So with this one, we're gonna have a little bit longer shank to keep it a little bit farther away from your vehicle. From the center of our hitch pin hole, to the center of the ball, it's gonna be about 12 and five eighths of an inch. And then from the center of the hitch pin hole to this little start of the mounting plate is about eight and a half inches. The capacities for this specific ball mount are gonna be about 750 pounds of tongue weight, and 7,500 pounds of gross trailer weight. So this isn't gonna come with every single thing that you need to be able to tow what you want.

One, we're gonna need a trailer ball. So just grab whatever size is best for you. I would definitely match it up to at least this capacity. So we're not really limiting ourselves. But one thing to keep in mind, the thickness of this plate is gonna be set an eighth of an inch thick.

It's made of steel powder-coated finish. It's not gonna rust away, but also the circle in the middle, it's gonna have a diameter of one inch. So that is the information you're gonna have to use on our website to filter through all the trailer balls that we have. And that's gonna help you pick out which one's gonna fit and work well with you. Another thing is the pin and clip. It doesn't come with the pin and clip. The diameter of the hole is five, eighth of an inch. I would recommend grabbing a five, eighth inch pin just because it doesn't really have a whole lot of play. So it's gonna be nice and strong. But another thing I would recommend if you're gonna get a pin and clip, if you don't already have one, might as well get one that locks, because one, two, three seconds, someone could steal this from you. So, grab a locking hitch pin and clip just because, someone can run off with it in literally three seconds, and we don't want that to happen. So we have locks as well. Another thing is, we do have a hollow shank, so there's gonna be a great one for an anti-rattle device. So you can have one that kind of slides in there and it's gonna have threads in it. And then, it's going to silence all the rattling. So as of right now, this is what it's gonna sound like. That's just a lot, since it has a hollow shank we can stabilize that, and I would definitely recommend it. I mow a lot of grass, and I usually have the windows down and I can hear this throughout the whole entire ride, super annoying, so I got an anti-rattle bolt for mine. So I recommend you do it too. When it comes to ball mounts, this is pretty much your bare bones ball mount, as long as it is just gonna be able to hold the weight that you want. And it keeps your trailer level with the rise and the drop. That's pretty much all you really need to do. If you we're to upgrade from this and you need around the same rise and drop, we do have a Gen-Y glider ball mount that's my favorite, just because it has shock absorbing technology. So it's not just gonna be rigid like this. So I would say that would be an upgrade, but it is quite a big upgrade. But this is gonna get the job done. And that's pretty much it for our look at the CURT trailer ball mount..

Customer Reviews

Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long - D-26

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3131 Customer Reviews)


This was the perfect hitch length for my F-150 allowing me to open tailgate all the way down without having to unhitch trailer. Wouldn’t watch to go any longer though.

Works great but now I’m changing over to iron jaws for safety reasons. I do not believe it will allow my tailgate down all the way but it’s more safe
Donald - 04/07/2022


I bought this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount because of its longer length. This would position my boat far enough away from the back hatch of my car, that I can open the hatch without fear of hitting my boat. It has worked exactly as I hoped, and would highly recommend this item, and etrailier. I have bought other items from etrailer and have never been disappointed in the items or customer service.

It is still working as advertised and what I had hoped for. No problems. Would recommend to anyone needing a little extra room between the back of the tow vehicle and the boattrailer.
Luke - 06/11/2021


The D-26 is just the right length for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The 32in spare tire doesn't get in the way of the hitch even with 3/4" rise. yay


Great exactly what I ordered. Fast delivery!!
Now I can open my tailgate without hitting the jack.


Quality is excellent


Good quality product that gets hitch ball/trailer coupler a few inches further away from rear bumper of new NISSAN ROGUE.


Perfect! Gave me about 4" extra length so my trailer Jack was away from my trailer.


Recently bought a Kubota RTV x900. The receiver is located under the bed. With the extra long ball hitch drawbar I can easily get to the drawbar and use a clevis to hitch my 5ft. wide mower or attach a ball and use the trailer. The pictures will illustrate the length of the drawbar which makes access very easy. The product is heavy duty and well made. Ordered this product on Thursday morning and it was delivered the next day, Friday afternoon. Customer service was helpful, will use etrailer again. Thanks


Worked fine for my van because I mounted a used hitch not for my year's van and needed a longer plug.


It's working out just fine. I pull my travel trailer with it.


My original hitch placed the trailer and boat too close to my truck, and I learned the hard way that a slight jackknife ( was no issue with my SUV) while backing could result in a cracked taillight or damage to the rear quarter panel. Fortunately, I just cracked the twilight lens and replacement was only $120.
This hitch extends the boat an additional 5” from where the original was. Of course if you jackknife too far you could still do damage, but that is true with any trailer. This extended hitch gives much more flexibility in turn radius when backing. Also really like the 750 lb tongue weight rating….most other extended hitches were rated for less than 400 lbs.


Great Hitch, has given top perforance now for the first year of use
Well manufactured and perfect fit

Excellent performance, am well pleased.
Mr J - 01/14/2022


Always satisfied with my purchases at etrailer, this one was no different. The extra long ball mount easily clears the oversized spare on my Jeep. Great price and quick shipping!

Thanks for following up...still thumbs up! Good product backed by great service at eTrailer!
Tom G - 07/22/2016


One of the down sides of owning a jeep is the spare tire is in the way for pulling trailers. This hitch is just long enough to get past the spare tire without having too much sticking out. Very well made and still looks like new after 1 year.


The extra length of this ball mount makes the trailer coupler more accessible.


Great product for getting out past the tire carrier on a small SUV. Customer service was wonderful with great follow through and any assistance I needed I will definitely use etrailer agin


Love the extra long hitch receiver. Works great except it is about 1/2 inch too short. The truck tailgate hits the camper electric box on the jack when the tailgate is coming down. I think this more a flaw of the camper company having the jack too far forward not letting the tailgate freely go open and closing . I think this is the longest receiver that is made. The trailer pulls straight and true.


here are pics of ball mount I purchased installed on son's Jeep


The extra long ball mount was exactly what I needed for my Jeep. The added length clears my spare tire and gives me the extra turning radius I need for backing my camper into tight spots!


Worked out great. Now I can open my tailgate without it hitting the trailer jack!!!


2007 Toyota Rav4 owner. I needed this to reach out beyond my spare tire, works perfectly and no clanging or unnecessary movement.


Bought a new truck and never thought my ball mount off old truck would be an issue. Sure enough, let my tailgate down and it hit the top of my wind jack to my trailer. Went to u-haul,tractor supply and walmart. None had the solution to my problem. Started a Web search and came across etrailer. Found exactly what I needed and at a great price! Not to mention super fast shipping. I ordered on a Monday evening and received it on Thursday. That was standard shipping too. Thanks etrailer. Will order from you for any of my trailer needs. Item d-26. 3/4 rise or 2"drop. Extra long. I use the 2" drop for my truck and trailer.


The ball mount does what it is designed to do. It extends out enough to clear my oversized spare tire creating room to connect my pop up trailer to my Jeep with ample distance between the coupler and my spare tire. The 3/4" rise lifts up, and levels out my trailer, which until now, lacked sufficient ground clearance, and makes it safer to tow. This inexpensive purchase saved me a few hundred dollars by not having to purchase a new bumper and tire mount to relocate my spare tire. It's a quality product, and I would recommend it to anyone experiencing similar issues.

Its still performing great!
Tom1390 - 12/31/2014


Has worked well. Extra length has given me the ability to leave my tailgate open while backing the boat trailer in the water. With the tail gait up, you can’t see the empty trailer when retrieving the boat. This has solved that issue well. And with the extra length, it’s still rated the same weight limit as the regular size.


Works great on my jeep. Was tight fit under spare tire without it.

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Does Going With a Longer Ball Mount Cause Trailer to Handle Differently
    Going from an 8 inch long ball mount shank to a 12 inch long one like the part # D-26 won't make any noticeable changes in handling. It might be somewhat easier to back the trailer up as you basically have increased the length between the trailer axle and your vehicle axle, but it would be hardly noticeable. There will be a slight increase in leverage of the tongue weight to the hitch of your vehicle, but it wouldn't be enough to reduce the capacity of your trailer hitch.
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  • Does Length of Curt Ball Mount # D-26 Reduce Capacity Of It
    As long as you stay under the weight capacity of the Curt ball mount part # D-26 it's capacity would not be diminished at all. It was rated for 7,500 lbs trailer weight and 750 lbs tongue weight. The extra length does make it seem like it would be less strong but it was tested and 7,500 lbs trailer weight is perfectly safe.
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  • 12 inch Long 2 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation
    The perfect ball mount for you is the part # D-26. It has a 2 inch drop, 1 inch ball hole, and is 12-5/8 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball platform hole.
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  • How To Choose Correct Extended Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitch
    I do have plenty of fixed ball mount options with an extended length that fit a 2" trailer hitch receiver. In order to choose the correct one, you'll need to know your rise/drop requirements which can be found by measuring from the top inside edge of the trailer hitch to the ground and then subtracting the distance from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. The list below then displays all of the options with an extended length shank like the Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long...
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  • Possible Solution to Help Prevent Trailer Jackknifing
    It's hard to totally visualize your issue but typically a long ball mount can help to give extra clearance like the # D-26. This ball mount has a length of 12-5/8 inches.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation for Use with Curt Ball Mount D-26
    The correct 2 inch hitch ball for the ball mount part # D-26 that you referenced would be the part # 40038 which has a 12k capacity.
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  • Ball Mount Needed That is 12-1/2 inches Long and Has a 2 inch Drop
    As long as you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, I have an option for you. The Curt Ball Mount # D-26 is 12-5/8 inches long and has a 7,500 lbs Gross Towing Weight (GTW) and 750 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). This ball mount also has a 3/4 inch Rise and the 2 inch Drop that you are looking for. This ball mount uses hitch balls with a shank diameter of 1 inch, like the Tow Read # 63847.
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  • Class IV Trailer Hitch for a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck 4x4
    Thanks. We think you are pretty awesome, too! You can certainly go to a higher capacity trailer hitch which will help with your current situation and provide additional capacity should you upgrade trailers or boats in the future. Keep in mind though that you will be limited to the truck's towing capacities specified in the owner's manual. For your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 you can go with Curt hitch # 14301. This hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer...
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  • Longer Ball Mount Solution for Camper Towing with Tailgate Down for Added Clearance
    The best way to add clearance when towing with a truck that has it's tailgate down is to go with a longer ball mount like the # D-26 that you referenced which is overall 12-5/8 inches. You can use hitch extenders but they end up cutting the capacity of the hitch they are installed by 50 percent so they aren't my favorite solution to recommend.
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  • Availability of Straight Ball Mount with Long Shank to Clear Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler
    For your Jeep Wrangler the Curt Ball Mount # D-26 should work perfectly. It features a distance of 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole and has just a 3/4 inch rise. We do not have any straight ball mounts (without a rise or drop) that feature the longer shank you're needing but the minimal rise this particular unit does provide should be offset by the slight rear sag you'll get on the Jeep when hooking up a trailer. This ball mount has a 7,500...
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  • Recommended RV Trailer Hitch Receiver For Towing A Fishing Boat
    For your 2013 Hideout 260lhs, I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 72" Wide # 13703 This will allow you to tow a trailer up to 3500 lbs. You can see in the video I've attached that the hitch does sit below the bumper and can be mounted back from the bumper if desired to give you more clearance. You just want to make sure that a long ball mount like # D-26 will still be able to give clearance for a coupler. It is wise to check with Keystone to make...
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  • Extended Ball Mount For Jeep Wrangler To Clear Oversized Spare Tire
    For your 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This ball mount has a length of 15-3/4"(400mm) from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. That will give you an additional 3-15/16"(100mm) over your current ball mount.
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  • Recommendation For Towing A Trailer As Well As 4 Bike Carrier Rack
    I've got two options for you. If you have a trailer that is less than 7500 lbs, then you can use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 which will not reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity when the hitch ball is used alone, but will reduce it by 50% when the accessory receiver is used. You can use the Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter, 8" Extension # D-192 along with a ball mount like # D-26, but this will reduce your...
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  • Long Ball Mount for Trailer Ball with 1 Inch Diameter Shank
    What kind of capacity are you looking for. I've found several 2 inch ball mounts that feature an extended length and will accept a ball with a 1 inch diameter shank. Curt # D-26, 7500 lb towing/750 lb TW capacity, 12-5/8 distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball hole. Hidden Hitch # 80232, 6000 lb towing/600 lb TW capacity, 15-3/4 inch distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball hole.
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  • Super Extra Long Ball Mount to Clear the Spare Tire on a Jeep Liberty
    On the CURT Ball Mount, # D-26, it measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It will clear the spare tire on your Jeep Liberty, but it still may be tight. For a super extra long ball mount, go with # 80232. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. That will give you enough clearance and room to spare. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation with 3/4 inch Rise
    We have exactly what you are looking for. Check out the Curt Ball Mount part # D-26. This ball mount has a distance of 12-5/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, has a 3/4 inch rise and has a capacity of 7,500 lbs. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # 63847 and then for a 2 inch ball part # 40038.
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  • Recommended Way to Tow a Trailer With a Jeep Wrangler that has a Rear Spare Tire
    A hitch extender will reduce the weight capacity of your hitch. Instead, I suggest using a long ball mount like # D-26. This ball mount is 12-5/8 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole. If you need longer than that let me know the distance you need and I'll find one that will work. Also, if you need a rise or drop in the ball mount. This particular ball mount uses a hitch ball with a 1 inch shank like # 40038 for a 2 inch ball or # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Do Curt D-26 Ball Mount And Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Fit 2-Inch Receiver
    The 2-inch ball I recommend is part # 63845. Both of the ball mounts you asked about, part # D-26 and part # 80232 are designed to fit a 2-inch receiver on your trailer hitch.
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  • Difference Between Long and Extra Long Ball Mounts
    The long ball mounts like the part # C45230 have around 11-1/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole whereas the extra long ball mounts like the # D-26 have around 12-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the ball hole. These categories are ones that we developed to help organize the ball mounts on our ball mount page. There aren't hard and fast guidelines on how each ball mount is organized. If you need a specific length and rise/drop email me back and...
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  • How to Determine Which Ball Mount Will Have Enough Rise for Curt Hitch on a 2005 Chrysler 300c
    The best way to determine which ball mount is right for your 2005 Chrysler 300c and your trailer is to take a few simple measurements. Since you don't have the hitch we can see by the video of the Curt # 13465, I've attached, that the hitch receiver is going to be 10-1/4 inches from the ground. You will then want to take a similar measurement from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. Then compute the difference. If the hitch height is greater than the trailer height, then •hitch...
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  • Differences Between Curt Ball Mounts # C45250 and # D-26
    The two ball mounts from Curt # C45250 and # D-26 also known as 45260 are very similar but there is a small difference along with the different style you noticed. The # D-26 has a center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole length of 12-5/8 inches while the # C45250 has 12-1/4 inches. That 3/8 distance might allow for better bumper clearance for a particular vehicle. Both are Class III ball mounts, both will fit 2 inches hitches, they both have the same weight capacity and...
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  • Can the Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars Be Used With a 7,500 Lb Trailer
    The Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars part # BX88264 is not rated for trailer towing, only flat-towing. That said, I have a better option for you which is to use a longer ball mount. The Curt Extra Long Ball Mount part # D-26 for example has a 7,500 lb weight capacity, offers a 2" drop, and is 12-5/8" long. If you can let me know how much drop you need I can make a better recommendation for you otherwise you can look through the list below if the above will not work.
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  • Can Head On Lippert Electric Trailer Jack Be Rotated to Gain Clearance For Tailgate
    I do have a solution for you, however just the head itself on the Lippert Electric Trailer Jack # LC285318 cannot be rotated. To gain clearance between it and the tailgate on your truck your best option is to simply use a longer ball mount. Something like the Curt # D-26, which measures 12-5/8" long from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole, would work well to increase space between the truck and trailer connection so that you can lower your tailgate. I have attached a short video review...
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  • Possible Solution to Allow Tailgate to Fold Down without Hitting Trailer Powered Jack
    The jack you mentioned is a very standard RV style of A-frame jack. Your customer might have luck going with a longer ball mount to add clearance between the tailgate and the jack but there really isn't a great way to get a smaller powered jack. For example, we have the Curt ball mount part # D-26 which is 12-5/8 inches from hitch pin hole to ball hole which might give your customer the additional clearance needed.
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