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Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

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Trailer Hitch Ball Mount 40701 - Steel Shank - Gloss Black - Draw-Tite
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Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K part number 40701 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 40701

  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class V
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


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)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 3" x 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 2,100 lbs
  • Length: 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 5" From center of hitch pin hole to back end of ball mount
  • Rise: 4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 6" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

40701 Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise or 6" Drop - 11.5" Long - 21,000 lbs




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Video of Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

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




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review

What's up everybody, Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at the Draw-Tite trailer ball mount. So this ball mount's gonna be for your three inch hitch receivers. It's a big boy, it's made of steel, and this is gonna be a very, very heavy duty ball mount. So it's gonna have a 21,000 pound capacity, 2100 pound tongue weight. So for those big, big trailers, this is gonna be the way to go.

Just make sure you have a three inch hitch receiver. And we are gonna have to pair this up with a ball. So kind of think about what kind of ball you want. This one's gonna come with a six inch drop or a four inch rise, just depending on how we orientate it. But there are some other balls that are gonna give us an inch or two inches of rise, just the ball itself.

So if you wanted to kind of add to the rise or make the drop not as big, you can grab another ball, but with this ball, we wanna make sure that we kind of line it up with what we're using. You kind of wanna kit it all together, meaning all the weight capacities. So our ball right now is a 2 5/16, so make sure it fits your coupler, but it's 30,000 pounds and this is 21,000 pounds, so the ball isn't limiting us. We just wanna make sure we do that. And whenever you do get a ball, we need to make sure that we get the right size.

So the hole is gonna have a diameter of an inch and 1/4. So we wanna have the right size because we don't want any play. Anything bigger, and it's not gonna fit, and anything smaller, it's gonna have way too much play. Since there's so much weight being put on this, we wanna make sure there's no play there. So whenever you're piecing all this together, just make sure and do that.

One other thing you're gonna need, not just the ball, but also a pin and clip. The diameter of the hole is about 5/8 of an inch. But I like to use the locking pin just because why not If you just had a pin and clip, they can just pull that out, pull that out real quick, and it's theirs. So we like to think people are honest, but you never know. People just get sticky fingers. So this one, you just rotate it and it should pop out after a while. So I would definitely recommend getting this 'cause it's a pickless lock, you have to rotate it. No one's gonna be able to get this undone. So that is definitely a suggestion just like that. So definitely add that to your cart, but just to show you kind of what you could do, oof, we put it in like this to give us a rise, but this truck is pretty big. It's a stock ride height, but still massive. We'll do one more measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball, it's gonna be about 11 1/2 inches. So it's not too close to the vehicle and it's not too far away. So if you do have some toolboxes or maybe even just a bike rack on the tongue of your trailer, the longer, the farther away from your hitch, the better. So this is about 11 1/2 inches, which is a good distance, not too short in my opinion. But all in all, this is gonna be a very, very, heavy, heavy duty ball mount. It's gonna get what you need done for those big, massive trailers you might be bringing to the construction site. It looks good. It's got a powder-coated finish, it's not gonna rust away. And I think it's gonna be a good option for you. So that's basically it for our look at the Draw-Tite three inch trailer ball mount..


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K - 40701

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2138 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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should work great on my F450 for my bumper pull trailers just the right amount of drop



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etrailer has an outstanding selection of specialty products, more than I've found at any other retailer whether online or brick and mortar. Prices are highly competitive, they've been in stock on everything I've ordered and they ship promptly. Everywhere else I go is out of stock and they say they can order it for me. Why waste my time when I can go to etrailer.com, order it and usually have it in 4-5 days, regardless of weight?



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The price was less than other places that I checked. I have bought quite a few things from this company and it has always been delivered as expected and always what I ordered. Quality has been good also.



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Great customer service from etrailer. Dont know when I have received faster service and shipping from anyone.
Product is definitely built for the job. Havent used it yet,but what could go wrong?
As long as I do my part, I expect this hitch and ball to perform as advertised.
Use etrailer. You wont regret it.
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etrailer had the Draw-Tite ball mount I needed in stock and at the best price I found anywhere!
Great customer service and lightning fast shipping... I will definitely do business with this company again!!



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Working in the sand and grass of my driveway my wife and I installed our new etrailer receiver hitch. Great fit and finish! Went right on as described in the online guide. Hitch required a spacer washer on top back bolt attachment point. Taped it on so it would not move while lifting in place and it stayed right there! Used a car jack to raise up and hold the hitch into the underside of the trunk tighten the bolts and reattached the tail pipe done.
Now we can pull our Sunfish Sailboat any where the car will go.


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Works great.
Tom W - 11/13/2015


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I needed an extended ball mount for my new Jeep in order for my utility trailer tongue to clear the rear mounted spare tire. Item is as described on the web site and was received earlier than expected.
etrailer has great customer service and is my number one go to place for towing and trailer supplies.


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Perfectly!
Paul D - 07/17/2018


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great products and service. I was able to order everything I needed to add a tow hitch and ball to my 2006 Jeep liberty. Very fast shipping. They even called me to verify orders and availability. Clear and easy to follow installation instructions. I hauled an [retailer] trailer from Texas to Ohio without any issues. Even bought a trailer and use it frequently for hardware stoe runs.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Flipped mine upside down to use the 3/4 lift and really got the trailer level. Worked great.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Overall, I have to say that I am satisfied although not particularily impressed. The finish on the ball mount is mediocre ... there are several spots where the paint is chipped off for instance. It was received today and installed today with no use yet the pictures show the areas in question. You can tell by the label installation that someone who really didn't care rushed the operation. It also fit considerably looser than the Reese bar that I removed. I had to apply several turns of duct tape around the tube to make it as snug as the original. As I said, it'll do fine, just not impressed.


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I havent used this bar since last May 2014 but it worked fine and I really dont have any complaints. Under the circumstances, Id probably bump it up a star on the rating although everything I said in the initial review was valid. I have since sold the bar with the bicycle rack that I sold on Craigs List.
Neil M - 02/05/2015


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Product as advertised. Wished I'd paid more attention to what was included and not included. Seller web site did a good job indicating other suggestions on what would go with what you were viewing. So much so, I became dependent on it, and over looked the fact that the pin to hold the ball mount was not included in either the receiver or ball mount. I overlooked this and had to go out and buy this somewhere else. Other than that ordering was easy, and I received everything in a timely manner. It's worth noting that their tracking was dead on as well. It's nice tracking the progress of a package you are waiting for so you can plan your installation. And again, they do a nice job of following up letting you know they received, shipped the order and a link to follow it in transit.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Needed a simple ball mount to install a canoe loader. This one “fit the bill” at a reasonable price.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


High quality (as best I can tell). Fits my etrailer Hitch Receiver just right. I suggest getting a locking pin (also at etrailer.com) to slow down would-be thieves.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This mount is cut at about 22 degrees at the insertion point. It makes installing much easier on those receivers that are welded slightly off as my class 5 to class 4 receiver was thus making the opening tight. It is also a nicer looking and feeling mount, welds are great, paint is great-a quality mount!



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I had to return my hitch because the person that was supposed to install it for me fell through so I had to use somebody that installed their own hitches but I kept this ball mount even though the other one came with one because it is so much better for the same money. This is such a good product. Your shipping is amazing your people are helpful and were gracious even about the return of the other item. You did such a good job I would recommend your company to anyone. My nephew recommended your sight after his really good experience with your company and his business is using your hitches to pull trailers and they are performing well after several years.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Actually have it flipped over to raise the height of the ball because the hitch is low compared to the height of the trailer.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Probably the best value you can find for light-duty towing. If you're not towing anything particularly heavy, you can buy this, screw the ball on and forget it.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The staff made ordering easy and when I got my order, there was a hole in the box and part of the bolts, washers and nuts where missing. I called and straight away they sent what I needed. The video made the installation easier. I recommend them to everyone!!



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


2008 Honda Element SC setup was perfect with this turned over to provide 2 3/4" rise to the 2" ball. My jetski trailer was perfectly level with that setup.



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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Strong and seems to be well made and well finished. One-inch ball mounting hole. I used this for a Curt hitch mounted on a 2014 Forester and pulls a small Harbor Freight trailer. Perfect height and trailer is level. Warning - don't get their hitch pin, it does not have a hole for a cotter pin, only a weak clip that I would not trust.


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Still going strong. I use it to pull a 4x8 utility trailer. Also sometimes plug a hitch carrier into it when I want to haul a few bags of mulch or a couple of propane cylinders or gas cans.
jd - 11/22/2014
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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • What Hitch Ball Shank Length Is Needed For The Draw-Tite Ball Mount For 3 Hitches, 4 Rise, 6 Drop
    For the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K Item # 40701 you need a you need a 2-3/4" shank. I recommend the Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs Item # 63840
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  • 2" Hitch Ball Recommendation for Draw-Tite Ball Mount 40701
    I recommend 2" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 10,000 part # A-90 to fit the 1-1/4" ball hole diameter of the of the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for part # 40701. Please keep in mind you are only as strong as your weakest component and this ball is rated for 10,000 lbs. This is the highest rated ball available for this ball mount.
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  • Will Reese Super Titan Dual Ball Mount # RP38180 Fit a 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500
    The Reese Super Titan Dual Ball Mount # RP38180 is designed to specifically fit in a 3 inch receiver opening of the Reese Super Titan hitches like # 38208. The ball mount's pin hole is normally too large for any 3 inch factory hitches. The 3 inch hitches are a sort of new item so if the hitch on your 2010 Chevy Silverado is a factory hitch it is probably not a 3 inch. Measure the receiver opening straight across and if it does end up being 3 inches then this ball mount will fit. If ends...
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  • Ball Mount With a 6" Drop For 2021 Ford F-250 With 3" Receiver
    Yes, the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches # 40701 will fit your 2021 Ford F-250 with the 3" receiver. The ball mount has a 6" drop or 4" rise depending on how you place it in the receiver. You will need a hitch ball with a 1-1/4" diameter shank like the Curt 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40085. I recommend the BOLT Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BL7023585 to secure the ball mount in your receiver. This will allow you to match the receiver lock to the key on your F-250 so that you will not have...
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  • Is there a Ball Mount Larger than a Class V 2-1/2 Inch
    If your hitch receiver opening is larger than 2-1/2 inches then the next step up is a 3 inch if you are talking about physical size and not capacity. The 3 inch ball mount you need is # 40701 if this is the case. The hitch ball to fit is # C40085. This is not a common size though so I do recommend verifying the size of the receiver opening on the hitch. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page. If you mean capacity then the highest capacity 2-1/2 inch ball mount that we...
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Used Picture for Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K
Used Picture for Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

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Notes: Item has been previously installed/testfitted and has install marks where ball has been installed.

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