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Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise

Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise

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Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Fastway. Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise part number DTALBM6825-2S can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - DTALBM6825-2S

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Fastway
  • Two Balls
  • Class V
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Built-In Locks
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Stainless Steel Ball

Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft.


Features:

  • Adjustable ball mount makes it easy for you to haul different trailers
    • Ball height adjusts in increments of 1" so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights
    • Reversible ball platform lets you swap between 2 different-size balls
  • Convenient, self-locking system locks ball mount to receiver tube and ball platform to ball mount
    • Built-in locks can't get lost like other kinds of hitch locks
    • Lock seals are double-sealed to keep out water
      • Resists corrosion
      • Requires no maintenance
    • Uses pick-resistant, tube-style keys (4 included)
  • Shank is machined from a solid piece of aircraft-grade billet aluminum
    • Solid aluminum produces a lightweight yet strong ball mount
      • Avoids welds, which can cause weak points that might break
    • Polished finish creates a high-quality appearance
  • (2) 303 Stainless steel hitch balls included
    • 303 Stainless steel is great for marine applications and highly resistant to corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Ball diameters: 2" and 2-5/16"
  • Towing capacity:
    • 2" Ball: 8,000 lbs
    • 2-5/16" Ball: 10,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 9" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 8" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of upright bar: 4-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball: 8-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


cut away view of locking mechanism in action

This cutaway view of the shank shows the locking mechanism in action. The locking pins extend out from the shank when the key is turned, locking the ball mount into the hitch.



Key in lock that locks ball platform to leg of ball mount

The ball platform locks to the ball mount with an internal lock. When you unlock the platform you can slide it up or down to adjust the ball height. You can also slide the platform off, reverse it, and slide it back on to change ball sizes.



DT-ALBM6825-2S Fastway (Diversi-Tech) Flash ALBM Series Adjustable Locking Ball Mount - 8" Drop, 9" Rise Adjustable Hitch - Solid Billet Aluminum





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Video Transcript for Fastway Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the fastway self locking line of adjustable two ball mounts.So, if you're looking for an easy to use, versatile ball mount, our fastway self locking ball mount, is going to be able to adapt to several different trailers, keep everything secure without any extra components, and look good while doing it.If you tow multiple different trailers, chances are they're going to have a different coupler size, or they're going to have a different tongue height. So, we're going to have to switch out our ball mount. That can become a hassle, especially if we tow so many different trailers in any given day.Well, our fastway ball mount's going to take care of that, because we're going to be able to switch our height, because it's going to be adjustable. But it's also going to give us two different ball sizes.Our ball mounts are going to come in a lot of different configurations, we're going to have some that are going to be available for the two inch receiver tube like we have here. But some also available for the two and a half inch receiver tube. And they're going to have varying different drops and rises that way you can pick one that's going to work with all of your trailers.Now, one thing that you're really going to appreciate about this, is that it's going to have self contained locks.

We're going to have this rubber grommet here, that's going to have a plug over our lock cylinder, so it means we can just lift it open. And you'll notice that we're going to have a tubular key, so we're not going to have to worry about it being picked. But if we unlock our ball, we can slide it up or down to get the appropriate riser drop. And then if we remove it, you'll notice that we're going to have another lock core right on the base here.Now, this is going to be used so we can lock our ball mount directly to the receiver tube. And if you watch, you can notice that the pins are going to go in.

So, we're not going to have to worry about losing our lock, because it's going to be self contained inside the ball mount.We can simply just slide our ball mount in place, line up the pin holes, and then rotate our key, until those pins extend out. And you can see that's not going anywhere. So, we'll make sure that pin is in all the way. And slide our ball mount on, then we can rotate the key, until we get it into the slot, and it will lock it in place.Now, our ball mount's not going to go anywhere, and we're not going to have to worry about anybody stealing it from our receiver, or taking the ball platform. And for extra piece of mind, to make sure that you have the ball mount in the correct spot, it isn't just hung up.

The key itself is not going to come out until it's fully in the locked position. So, even if I get it half way and the key is turned, it's still not going to come out, because that pin hasn't fully inserted. But once it does, the key will come out.Each one of these notches in our ball mount here is going to be in one inch increments. So, right now, we have them in rise position. And if we need to go up say two inches, we can just go up two notches, and that will give us a two inch rise.

And the same thing if we we're going down in the drop position.Each one of our ball mounts is going to come with a total of four keys, and both sets of keys are going to work with both the locks. With the locks being right on front of the shank here, and on the side of the ball platform, it's going to make it a lot easier than trying to get underneath the hitch here, messing with the pin and clip, or locking device, and it's one less thing that we have to worry about misplacing. Because our locks are going to be internal, and they're going to be sealed off from any kind of dirt or debris, so we don't have to worry about them getting damaged.Each one of our ball mounts is going to be made out of a solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum, so we're not going to have to worry about any weak points, because there's no welds in them to break. So, they're going to be nice and strong, and durable, but yet lighter weight than steel versions.Our ball mount right now we have in the drop position, but you can flip it over and put it in the rise position. In case you have a trailer that's taller than the other, so we can get a little bit more height, or drop for whatever we need.Now, each one of them's going to have two different balls on it, we're going to have a two inch ball, and a two and five sixteenths inch ball. And switching them's going to be just as easy as adjusting the height, we simply unlock it, flip the ball platform over, to whichever ball we need.And when it comes to the trailer balls themselves, we're going to have two different options. We'll have the version we have here, which is gonna be a steel, chrome plated ball, which is your typical trailer ball. And then we're going to have the stainless steel version. Now, these are going to be made out of a 303 stainless steel, and they're going to be extremely rust and corrosion resistant. It's going to be really good for marine applications, or anywhere that has a lot of moisture, even humidity, so we're not going to have to worry about rust.And that is another big benefit of the aluminum ball mount, it is going to be rust and corrosion resistant, so we know it's going to have this nice, polished mirror finish for a long time.Now, since our ball mounts are going to come in a variety of different configurations, the shank size, and the ball size, is going to make a difference on how much it can handle. So, whenever you're towing, you always want to double check your hitch, as well as the vehicle's owner manual, and go with the lowest rating.Being able to adjust the ball mount up and down, is nice, but if we don't know how much of a drop or rise we need, it doesn't do us much good. So, we'll show you how to measure for the appropriate riser drop for your trailer. You're going to want to measure from the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening, you're gonna make sure that your tow vehicle is nice and flat and on level ground whenever you make your measurement.So, right here, we're getting right about 17 inches. Now, we can come to our trailer and again, you want to make sure that your trailer is nice and level. So, we have our trailer chalked. And we'll come up to the coupler, and we'll measure from the ground to the bottom edge of the coupler here. Which I'm getting right about 21 inches. So, there is about a four inch difference. But since my trailer is higher, I'm going to want a four inch rise.So, we'll take our ball mount, we'll make sure that the pins are all the way in, and since I need a rise, I'll put it in the rise position. Slide it in the receiver tube, line up the holes and turn the key and lock it in place. And we can grab our ball platform, and again, open up the plug, take our key, make sure that pin goes all the way in. Pick the appropriate ball for your trailer, we'll slide it down close to where we need it. And once we have it lined up, we can turn the key and replace the plug.So, now we can go and double check our measurements, make sure we're pretty close to that 21 inches, and we are. Now, all we have left to do, is back up and hook up to our trailer. That'll finish up your look at the fastway self locking line of adjustable two ball mounts.


Customer Reviews

Self-Locking, Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, Stainless Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop/9" Rise - DTALBM6825-2S

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (468 Customer Reviews)

Easily swap trailers with this adjustable, aluminum ball mount. Go from an 8" drop to a 9" rise. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Self-locking system helps prevent theft.

- DTALBM6825-2S
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Superior quality product. Material cost alone worth more than selling price! The hitch & ball mount BOTH have internal locks Internal locking system works butter smooth and eliminates concerns of theft. Much less cumbersome & longer lasting than traditional pin/lock combos. Ball mount arrives with balls already mounted Order 2.5" mount to eliminate sleeve (if any) on existing hitch for no rattle fit. Appearance is very impressive & I am very pleased with this product. 792395



- DTALBM6825-2S
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Love this hitch. Just bought another for my wife's Tahoe 667560



- DTALBM6825-2S
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Great product. Great workmanship. Can use it for all my trailers. 359428



- DTALBM6825-2S
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Hi Folks, I just want to thank you for your great customer service on this and previous orders. You've bent over backwards to help me get the right products in every way imaginable!!! I apologize for taking so long to post this. You are my go to place for all products in the range you offer. 234422



- DTALBM6825-2S
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I haven't had a chance to test the hitch yet, I'm concerned with the possibility of rattling. My initial impressions of the hitch is it is beautifully made, packaged and functions perfectly. Most importantly ETRAILER was fantastic shipped the same day I purchased (Sunday) and delivered on time with tracking updates. So happy with ETRAILER 215596


Comments
Actually the ball on one of the mounts recently ripped off I had spare one so I had to replace them but I was really surprised that it broke off as easily as a did.
Joev - 08/05/2016

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- DTALBM6825-2S
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Actual install in new truck receiver took quite a bit to prepare hitch to receive it. I like the fact of being able to adjust to different heights, but caution others of the actual road clearance with the downside ball, when hitch is in a lower position. I have felt like the hitch was very solid in pulling a 16' trailer. I did not feel any slop/looseness at all. I had no problems with the key cover fitting snugly as others had indicated. I have already shared a link to two others of my purchase. 182134



- DTALBM6825-2S
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This product is of the highest quality - extremely easy to use, and looks great - highly recommended. Received excellent service when I changed my order and received within 2 days quicker than promised. 149667



- DTALBM6400
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Like most of the reviews on this product, a little skeptical on the locking pin in the receiver. Seems like it should extend out a little further when it’s locked in the receiver.... It is well built and looks great. It’s what I wanted and can’t wait to put it to the test! 573983



- DTALBM6400
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Excellent service and speedy delivery 320317



- DTALBM6400
by:

Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Have not used product yet, however customer service was excellent. I had received the wrong ball mount and contacted customer service. Dana was understanding and immediately sent out a return label and the correct ball mount. Couldn't ask for any better. Should be picking up new trailer in a few weeks and can't wait to use all the products I have purchased from etrailer.com 223292



- DTALBM6400-2S
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I just received my DTALBM6400-2S. This is a Christmas present to me from my wife. I can't open the box until Christmas. After Christmas I will finish my review. I can say it was delivered on time and box was in tact. 456396



- DTALBM6400-2S
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I love this product. I have 2 different tow vehicles, and having the option to change the height of the ball is a big advantage. I also like the feature of having 2 different size balls on the same mount. This product has much flexibility and suites my needs perfectly. Plus it looks sharp. 369888



- DTALBM7007
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I was very confused in trying to determine the type of hitch to use for my just purchased 2019 Ford Superduty truck. The good folks at E-trailer worked with me and I selected a hitch with just the right drop. Years ago I purchased several tires from these folks and they are wonderful to work with. Very professional and (most important) PATIENT!! 706320



- DTALBM6825
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


After about 7 months, the lock that locks and releases the pin to the receiver was completely frozen stuck, and the key to the lock twisted off (pretty flimsy). After re-lubing the pin and lock again, twisted the other key off. i had to mangle the lock to get it off of my truck, and unit is now completely worthless... 404043



- DTALBM6825
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Received the hitch within 2 days of ordering. Installed quickly and with ease. Looks fantastic and the enclosed locks work great. Very happy and satisfied with this product and with eTrailer. 222482



- DTLBM9600
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Serves the purpose needed. Love the fact that it has a 2,000 lb tongue weight and a 14,000 lb tow weight. it gives me that extra safety margin. One big drawback is that I ordered two keyed alike replacement locks because I have another hitch different size but I am not able to remove the set screw following the instructions no matter how hard or what ever I use. So I am presently stuck with using two different keys and with a set of keyed alike locks. 591470


Comments
When its installed, Fastway uses a small amount of thread locker on the set screw, so its designed not to be easy to remove. Try spraying a spray lubricant like PB Blaster or WD-40 in the set screw hole. You might need to repeat this several times for the lubricant to penetrate. If several attempts of this doesnt work, you can use a # 1 extractor to remove the set screw. If that doesnt do the trick, I was told you could send the ball mount to Fastway, and theyd re-key them for a fee.
-- Mike L - 12/18/2018

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Comments
Still not able to remove the set screw to have two locking ball mounts with one key. i am able to remove the screws in my other two mounts but not this one. This one was put in two tight andor too much loctite.
ffighter69 - 12/20/2019

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You may try using some penetrating oil on the set screw to loosen it up a bit. Over time they can become harder to remove. We have a video to show how to swap out the lock cores.

-- Jacob H - 1/8/2020


- DTLBM8200
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great solid hitch but the lock is poor quality. I left it on the truck for several months (with lock protection cap on) and one day I went to remove. Found lock tumbler had shifted and was unable to insert key to remove. Had to drill out lock to get ball mount off the truck. I know have a $80 aluminum paper weight. 591181



- DTALBM6600-2S
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I have owned 2 of these hitches. First one lost when I had a hitch pin fall out of a 2 1/2" adapter...fortunately not towing! The hitch is easy to adjust, very durable, looks nice and is well engineered for towing. Finer points that need attention: 1. rubber caps over cylinder locks have a tether to prevent loss that never allows the rubber cap to fit back in place...ever. It's a design flaw. New out the box, the cap won't fit back into place after you remove it the first time. Expect to have to always have to secure the rubber caps or just cut it off. 2. The anti-rattle spring loaded ball bearings are not effective. I have used this hitch in over a dozen vehicles and none have had hitch openings tight enough to allow the anti-rattle bearings to be effective or make contact. The hitch will rattle, always, unless you use some metal shims or tape with duct tape around the draw bar. 3. If you try to adapt the 2" draw bar to a 2 1/2" hitch, it puts the hitch about 3-4" farther back away from the truck. This could be a problem from the standpoint of hitting your shins on the bar, to putting your load farther back, to decreasing your rear clearance. 4. Spending this much money on a hitch, I typically go through 2-4 vehicles with the same hitch and they all have different size hitches. If you buy the 2 1/2" size draw bar with the cylinder lock, it's only good for a 2 1/2" hitch. Not good if you try to back convert to a 2" hitch or use it in one of your buddy's 2" receivers. If you buy the 2" draw bar, you can purchase the $50 adapter to use in either a 2" or 2 1/2" hitch size. 103332



- DTALBM6825
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I use this everyday, and I love it. It still looks like new, the key locks and slides still work like they did when they were new. I would 100% buy another one. 282504


Comments
Flawlessly. Still looks and works like new.
Darren R - 08/14/2017

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- DTALBM6825
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I previously purchased this product for a 2" receiver and was very pleased with it as I formerly kept five hitches in my truck for five trailers - each was a different height and one was a 2 5/16 ball with the others being 2". Consequently, I went from hauling around about 75 pounds of hitches to one at about 15 pounds - plus, being aluminum, it had greater load capacity and looked a lot nicer than the steel hitches. My new truck has a 2 1/2" (class V) receiver and the former hitch cam operated lock pins did not come out far enough to engage the receiver when an adapter was used; hence, the need to buy another one rated for 2 1/2" receivers. The new one arrived and it was a 2" hitch with extended pin lengths and an adapter to make it fit a 2 1/2" receiver. Unfortunately, the adapter was off center and I was unable to insert the unit into the receiver on the truck. There are two screws that affix the adapter to the hitch insert and after about an hour I was able to get the new hitch/adapter to fit my receiver using one of the two screws to get the sleeve and hitch lined up properly and discarding the second screw which would have caused further misalignment. While not very happy about the latter, I am pleased with the result. I would strongly suggest that the manufacturer have some type of quality control as it was very apparent to the naked eye that the sleeve and hitch were not properly aligned. As far as Etrailer, they have always been great to deal with and offer all kinds of support. I have been purchasing equipment from them for many years. 340339


Comments
After a year the hitch has worked well. Recently I was in VA with freeing rain then below freezing temperatures. I had to reverse the balls due to what I had to tow. To my surprise the locks had not frozen and worked as designed. Regarding salt exposure, I reside in Florida and after my trip to VA my vehicle was covered with salt. I used Salt Away for boats coupled with a nozzle. The unit is similar to a hose mounted liquid fertilizer applicator and allowed me to thoroughly clean the nooks and crannies including the hitch. It will not damage paint and is supposedly environmentally friendly.
Andy S - 02/09/2018

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- DTALBM7025
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Other great experiences with etrailet, love the professional care that they take in their customers. Thank you. 850290



- DTALBM7025
by:

Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


So far, so good. My 2018 Ram 2500 has a high-sitting bed, meaning the hitch sits much higher than my previous F250. The large drop really helped with towing a boat and keeping the weight distributed evenly. It shows no sign of aging or wear. I haven't towed anything other than my boat, so I haven't had to use the built-in scale beyond my initial set up for my boat. I'd buy it again. 845970



- DTLBM9200
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very nice polished aluminum. It looks like it will last much longer than the old rusty metal one I had. In the past, i had bought 2 of those and neither one lasted very long before they were so rusted I was concerned they would spread rust to my very expensive hitch and receiver. 829665



- DTALBM7025-2S
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Awesome looking and very strong goes well with my 2020 Denali. 824130



- DTALBM6400-2S
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Review from a similar Self-Locking in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The product is everything asked for, strong, all parts work as they should and it looks great 806160


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