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Curt Dual Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop - 7,500 lbs

Curt Dual Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop - 7,500 lbs

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Ball mount measures 8-1/8" or 11-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole, depending on which pin hole you use. Black powder coat resists corrosion. Use in either drop or rise position. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Curt. Curt Dual Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop - 7,500 lbs part number C45230 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 3 Inch
  • Rise - 2 Inch
  • Curt
  • No Ball
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Steel Shank

Ball mount measures 8-1/8" or 11-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole, depending on which pin hole you use. Black powder coat resists corrosion. Use in either drop or rise position. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


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)
  • 2 Separate pin holes let you change the length of the shank
  • 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Length:
    • 8-1/8" From center of first hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 11-1/8" From center of second hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 2-3/8" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 3-5/8" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


45230 Curt Adjustable Shank Ball Mount - Dual Length 2" Straight Ball Mount - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop

Item # C45230






Customer Reviews

Curt Dual Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop - 7,500 lbs - C45230

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Ball mount measures 8-1/8" or 11-1/8" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole, depending on which pin hole you use. Black powder coat resists corrosion. Use in either drop or rise position. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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Perfect fit, exactly as described and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! 844996



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Product is as advertised 828174



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looks like a quality product, install was a breeze can't wait to test it 773548



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thank you Greig did a good job an taking care of my order David mclendon 728226



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Exactly what I needed. My new truck had a taller tailgate that would hit my trailers lifting jack and not open all the way down. With this coupler's extended length pin option everything works fine. Construction looks very robust, finish was good, and priced reasonably. 702762



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Heavy duty, good price 690671


Comments
Very well, does everything I hoped it would.
Randall - 08/18/2020

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Perfect fit for my Expedition to keep my boat from hitting the taillights in a tight turn 683682



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Ball mount arrived just as described ( even a day early). After consultation and and advice from Nicholas I ordered a new ball mount for my van and trailer. I was a little skeptical but took Nicholas advice and am glad I did as it gives me the drop I needed. Thanks Etrailer & Nicholas 617692



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Replacement part after a rear-end Collision they work great before it works great now 604665



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This drop ball mount with extension, and the accompanying pin, ball and cover, was exactly what I needed to match my 16' Scamp trailer with my 2017 Highlander Hybrid. The extension allows the tailgate to clear the electric trailer jack. A perfect solution. 580009


Comments
Its still solving the problem perfectly.
Lynn - 11/05/2019

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Product arrived as advertised. Good quality. Speedy delivery. Very happy with both the On Line and Telephone support that I received. 529665



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Great to deal with, prompt shipping, and knowledgable staff 488261



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Installed easy and works great after 1st year 485423



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Still working just fine. 485345



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Like double length Pin holes. Have Jeep with Spare tire and need extra length to get ball past spare tire to hitch up utility trailer. When not used, use short hole so I do not walk into end of hitch. 468735


Comments
All is good, no problems with any products. Like your web site, good prices, products stand test of time. Will use next time needed.
Eddie - 01/31/2019

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Good quality, use for hauling, will buy again. Tom 455686



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It works well. I originally bought it so I could drop my tailgate with the trailer on, but I mis-measured, so I use it when I don't need the length. Good quality, nice finish. 452030



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The two hole ball mount for the 2x2 hitch along with a two inch ball was delivered on promptly as promised . The ball mount and two inch ball mounted in the two inch rise position was exactly what was needed to go along with the front trailer hitch which was also purchased from etrailer to raise the coupler to the right height. Before purchasing this new coupler I had to use a screw jack to mount the trailer to the front hitch because the swivel would not go low enough. With this new ball mount I can use the swivel jack to switch between the front and rear hitches. New ball mount did a great job solving my problem, thank you very much etrailer. 449590



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Each time we go camping we look for ways to improve the experience, the C45230 will allow us run with a short or long ball mount, the longer extension allows me to open my tail gate without disconnecting from the trailer. I looked at other manufacturers but was only able to find what I was looking from CURT, and etrailer offered the best price. 423889



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I recently had gotten a new tow vehicle and my 13' trailer was hooked up to and showed a lift to my hitch and back of trailer was lower. I called etrailer and talked with Cathy T who helped me with my problem. Very Satisfied with outcome.***** 409193



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very helpfull with a problem,shipping was fast.very satisfied 395493



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well built, note it is marked 4" drop on product 345245


Comments
I am glad you brought this up, Jim. Curt uses rounded measurements on their product stickers. For example, on this ball mount, the sticker reads that it has a four-inch or a two-inch rise. The actual measuring from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform is going to measure three and five-eighths of an inch, and the actual rise measuring from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform is going to measure two and three-eights of an inch. I hope this helps.
-- Laura E - 03/06/2017

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Does what it should. 306960


Comments
I havent used the hitch hardware much but I like it. The tailgate is the star. I like it a lot and the open design makes parallel parking in the city so easy. I also get a lot of questions and nice comments about the look.
Jeff - 10/17/2017

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Good deal for the price . It did take a little long to get 291917


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  • How to Select Correct Ball Mount to Allow Towed Trailer to Remain Level
    You ask a good question. It is important to select a ball mount for your towing set-up that allows the trailer frame to be level with the ground when it is hitched to the tow vehicle. Level trailers handle better and tend to have less sway. With that said, it is generally a good idea to start out with your tow vehicle's hitch ball sitting a good inch (or maybe a little bit more) HIGHER than the trailer coupler. This height difference tends to compensate for the normal rear-end squat...
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    I recommend taking a look at the Curt Dual Length Ball Mount # C45230 for your application. This ball mount features a 3-5/8 inch drop but also has two separate pin holes that let you change the length of the shank so you can get a bit more extension. When using the second hitch pin hole, there is a distance of 11-1/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole. The ball mount has a weight capacity of 7,500 pounds and a ball hole diameter of 1 inch. For...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball Shank Length for Curt Ball Mount for 2 Inch Hitches
    For the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/8" Rise, 3-5/8" Drop - Angled Shank - 7,500 lbs # C45230 you will need a hitch ball with a 1 inch shank that is just over 2 inches long. For a 1-7/8 inch ball diameter, I recommend the Curt # C40002. For a 2 inch ball diameter, I recommend # 40038. These shank lengths of 2-1/8 and 2-1/4 inches will allow for the ball platform thickness as well as the lock washer and nut.
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    Towing the trailer level is the more important thing to keep in mind. If you have a ball mount that has a rise or drop and is rated for the tongue weight of the trailer you are hauling it is fine. A nice ball mount that will take care of the 3-inch drop you need is part # C45230. This ball mount has a 3-5/8 inch drop and has a towing capacity of 7,500-lbs.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Mount Recommendation with 3 inch Drop, 2-5/16 inch Ball and 7,500 Towing Capacity
    We have the Curt ball mount part # C45230 which has a drop of 3-5/8 inches and has a capacity of 7,500 lbs. For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball to work with this ball mount we have the # 63847 which would fit and work well.
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    In order to choose the correct ball mount for your 2005 Toyota Sienna you would want to measure from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver tube opening and from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer while level. The difference between the two measurements will give you the correct amount of rise/drop you will need to look for in a ball mount. I have attached a help article that will walk you through this process as well. The most common ball mount used for this...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a Trailer that Needs a 1-1/4 Rise To Tow Level
    If you can get the ball mount within a 1/2 inch or so of what you would need to be perfectly level you would be just fine. Since you need 1-1/4 inches of rise to tow level a 2 inch rise would be perfect since there is bound to be a bit of rear suspension sag when you hitch up to your trailer. For a ball mount then I would recommend the # C45230 and then for a hitch ball # 40038 for a 2 inch ball or part # C40007 for a 2-5/16 inch ball. I attached the help article you referenced on...
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    The closest we have is the Curt part # C45230 which has a drop of 3-5/8 inches or the # C45154 which has a 3-1/2 inch drop and a 2 inch ball or part # C45151 which has the same drop and a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball.
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  • 2 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation that is 10 inches from Ball Hole to Pin Hole
    The part number # C45230 would be your best option. This ball mound will do 2-3/8 inches of rise which would be close enough for your setup most likely when you take into account a bit of sag from the weight of your trailer's tongue weight. The ball mount is 10-1/4 inches from the center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole as well. For a 2 inch ball the part # 40038 would be what you need and for a 2-5/16 inch ball part # C40007.
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  • Curt Ball Mount Recommendation that Has 2-3/8 inches Rise and 3-5/8 inches Drop
    We actually used to carry that part number but just discontinued it since it's no longer available. We do have similar ball mounts though. For almost an exact match we have the part # C45230 that has the same 2-3/8 inch rise and 3-5/8 inch drop. Only difference is the back of the ball mount shank is angled which makes for easier insertion into a hitch.
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  • Longest Ball Mount with 3 Inches of Drop Available
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    We can help you with setting up your CX-5 for towing your utility trailer. I checked the CX-5 specs in the owner's manual and for a small utility trailer, loaded with mulch for example, you'll be fine. The basic items you'll need are the hitch, a ball mount and hitch ball and a wiring harness if the trailer has built-in lights. If the trailer does not have lights you do not need wiring. You might also want some towing mirrors. Your CX-5 can be fitted with either of two hitch sizes,...
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