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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 2" Rise, 4" Drop - 7.5K

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 2" Rise, 4" Drop - 7.5K

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This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 8-1/4" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Curt. Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 2" Rise, 4" Drop - 7.5K part number C45554 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45554

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 2 Inch
  • Curt
  • One Ball
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Ball Mount Kit
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 8-1/4" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


  • Starter kit contains the basic components needed for towing
  • 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
  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
    • Pre-torqued to factory specifications
  • Hitch receiver lock helps prevent theft of your hitch-mounted accessories
    • Easy-to-use design requires only a quarter-turn of the key to lock or unlock
    • Watertight dust cap prevents internal corrosion
    • 2 Keys included
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • Black powder coat finish on ball mount
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball and hitch lock
  • Rubber hitch cover with Curt logo keeps dirt and debris out of your receiver when you're not towing
  • Sturdy, reusable case lets you store the kit components
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball mount length: 8-1/4" 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
  • Warranties:
    • Lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for hitch ball, hitch lock, and hitch cover

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Customer Reviews

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 2" Rise, 4" Drop - 7.5K - C45554

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 8-1/4" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.

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Your products are awesome very high-quality made nice powder coating heavy duty. 904994

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Very convenient kit. Nice to have the locking pin and receiver cover. I reversed to the 2" rise position since my 2016 Honda Odyssey already sits low to the ground. 881525

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Comes with everything you need. 881416

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I received my order in a timely matter. Thank you again for another fast shipment. 873837

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Product delivery on time, as advertised perfect for what I need 746253

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Will use for towing teardrop camper. Good quality product, good value, and shipped quickly. Product comes in storage case that will be handy when not installed on truck. Helpful that ball was already torqued on receiver. 738191

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Install in 20 minutes Great product Quick del8 737332

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Still carry this in the cab of my truck, because it came in a great carry case. The only real downfall is the plug--which I used initially, but it soon fell out. I've not used it yet, but it is the mating hitch for the receiver (same brand, etc). It is very well made, and the price was right. I'd buy again. 720180

I store it in the case behind the driver’s seat. It still looks new.
Joseph - 10/25/2020


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The order process was very easy. The communication from etrailer was great. Product delivered when they said it would. The product is as ordered, looks great. Had it on the truck in 10 mins after receiving it. Would order again from this company. 636300

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Just received my starter kit and it seems like a really good buy. I’m very happy with this purchase and looking forward to putting it to great use soon. Thank you etrailer. I’m a very happy customer. 550677

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Product was everything it was described as. Works perfectly, and George even helped out by bumping my shipping up one level for no extra charge, which was freakin awesome. 503287

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Came well packaged. Everything installed quickly. Product is really nice and heavy duty. Would recommend it to anyone. 490242

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Great prices, best selection and service on the net. 381646

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dodge journey 2014 etrailer service excellent the hitch don't fit perfect with the spare tire other ways is pretty good if you tele out the spare tire you going to have a hard time to put them back etrailer sevicio es excelente la pieza no se acopla perfecto con la rueda de repuesto del resto se monta perfecto . si se retira la rueda de repuesto es muy dificil de poner de vuelta en el compartimento 225128


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Length of Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2 Inch Trailer Hitches
    I'm not 100 percent sure I know the exact dimension you are referring to by center of the hitch pin hole to where you slide the mount up to the receiver, but I believe you are asking about the hitch pin hole to the rear of the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches # C45554. It is approximately 2-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear of the ball mount, and 8-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. I have added links to a pair of...
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  • Can the Hitch Ball on the Curt Towing Starter Kit Be Removed with One Tool
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45554 will require more than one tool to tighten or loosen the hitch ball, you need an open-ended wrench, adjustable wrench, or table vice to hold the hitch ball and then a socket and ratchet to tighten the nut on the bottom. There isn't a recessed shape in the top of the ball mount to prevent the hitch ball from turning when tightening like on the Reese InterLock Ball Mounts. However, the hitch ball on the above kit comes pre-torqued for you so you don't...
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  • Can Ball Mount # C45554 be Flipped into Drop Position
    You'd have no problem removing the ball of the Curt Ball Mount # C45554 flipping the ball mount upside down and then reinstalling the hitch ball.
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  • Where To Locate A Help Article On Ball Mount Rise And Drop
    I believe you are referencing the linked Help Article. If you gather the measurements and are looking for a ball mount recommendation, I would be happy to do that for you. I also included a link to all our Help Articles you can find on our website organized by topic for future reference. If this is not what you needed or still can't find, I'm happy to help further from here.
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  • Parts Needed To Tow a Trailer With a 2020 Hyundai Palisade
    In order to tow a trailer with a 2020 Hyundai Palisade you will need a trailer hitch, trailer wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball at the very least though there may be other items as well depending on the exact trailer. For a trailer hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13427 because it has a hidden design which you can see in the attached photo and it is a bolt-on option with no cutting or drilling required. For a trailer wiring harness, I recommend the...
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  • Difference Between EcoHitch, Curt and Draw-Tite 2 Inch Hitches for 2020 Subaru Forester
    What sets the EcoHitch # 306-X7391 receiver apart from the other two options is that it's going to be completely hidden behind your bumper. The only portion that is visible is the 2 inch square receiver. So, if looks are important to you, this is the best option to retain the OEM look of your Forester. EcoHitches are made in the USA and are constructed of recycled aluminum, steel and stainless steel, making them slightly lighter and more eco-friendly. The Curt # C13409 is assembled in...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2020 Land Rover Sport Towing Flagstaff E-Pro
    You've come to the right place; we've got all the high quality parts your 2020 Land Rover Sport needs to be able to tow you Forest River travel trailer at a fraction of the cost you mentioned. My recommendation for a trailer hitch is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13243 because of its simple installation and overall attractive appearance. It also features a superior finish, which is co-cured in a rust-resistant liquid Bonderite coating, both inside and out, and it's made in the USA....
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  • Difference Between Curt and Dra-Tite Hitches for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    Yes, the biggest difference between the Curt trailer hitch # C13382 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame hitch # 76209 is that cross-tube on the Curt hitch is hidden behind the bumper, whereas on the Draw-Tite it's fully visible as shown in the comparison photos on a 2019 Crosstrek I've attached. For this reason, I recommend the # C13382. The installation on both hitches is pretty straight forward, requiring only to lower the muffler, insert the hardware in the frame and raise the hitch in place...
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  • How to Determine Rise or Drop for Ball Mount
    You're right, the information for getting everything correct is pretty overwhelming but you seem to have it down pretty well! In order to determine the correct rise or drop you need for your ball mount, all you have to do is measure from the top of your receiver to the ground and from the bottom of your trailer coupler to the ground and find the difference. You can use the cut outs of the linked help article on "How to Measure for Rise or Drop" I added. For example, the Curt Trailer...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2020 Toyota RAV4
    For your 2020 Toyota RAV4, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13416. It has a towing capacity of 4,000 lbs and a tongue weight rating of 600 lbs, which is more than what your RAV4 is rated to tow, from what I found online. Definitely take a look at your owner's manual to confirm your specific towing ratings though. I particularly like the Curt hitch because of its superior double coated protective finish and it's concealed look. I've included a photo of the # C13416 installed...
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  • Trailer Towing Setup Recommendation for 2014 Buick Enclave
    You are on the right track! The Draw Tite hitch part # 75528 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Buick Enclave as well as the trailer wiring kit # 118270. The wiring mount part # 18144 will also give you a place to mount the 4-way that bolts to the bumper. The ball mount part # C45036 that you referenced is would also work well if you need 2 inch drop. I attached a help article that details how to pick out a ball mount drop as well.
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  • Can Curt Fusion Ball Mount be Used In The Rise Position
    The Curt Fusion Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # C45154 is not meant to be used in the rise position because the hitch ball is stationary. However, we have better alternatives. One of our most popular products is the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989900. it includes everything needed to tow multiple trailers, even of different heights. It includes a ball mount with 3/4" rise or 2" drop and another ball mount with 2-3/4" rise or 4" drop. Also includes a 1 7/8" and 2" trailer...
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  • Can 2019 Ford Escape use a Roof Top Tent
    Since your 2019 Ford Escape is limited to 100 lbs on the roof, and there is no way to increase capacity, the only way you can use a tent system with the '19 Escape is with a trailer that has a tent on it. - 2-Person Tent: Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer with SkyRise HD Tent # Y08129-3627 - 3-Person Tent: Yakima EasyRider Double Decker Trailer with SkyRise HD Tent # Y08129-3727 To use this with your 2019 Escape, you would need a hitch, wiring, and ball mount. For a hitch...
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  • Recommended Hitch, Wiring and Ballmount to Tow Lightweight Trailer With 2020 Honda PIlot
    To tow a lightweight trailer with the 2020 Honda Pilot you will need a hitch, wiring, pin, ball mount and ball. For the hitch I recommend, etrailer Trailer Hitch Receive part # e98840 which has a nice matte finish that does not show scratches as easily as the other options for the Honda Pilot. It is a concealed cross tube so the only part of the hitch that is visible once installed is the receiver. I have attached a photo and a video for your reference. You will need wiring to illuminate...
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