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Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

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Solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1-1/4" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Fastway. Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs part number DTBM5400 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - DTBM5400

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 3 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Fastway
  • Aluminum Shank - Silver
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1-1/4" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs.


Features:

  • Solid, one-piece ball mount with built-in drop or rise lets you match the ball height of your vehicle with the tongue height of your trailer
  • Ball mount 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
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Towing capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight capacity: 1,000 lbs
  • Rise: 3" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Drop: 4" from the top of the hitch receiver opening
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball: 8-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

DT-BM5400 Fastway (Diversi-Tech) Flash BM Series Standard Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise Hitch - Solid Billet Aluminum





Video of Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Review of the Fastway Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at Fastway's line of flash solid aluminum ball mounts. These either come with a 1 inch diameter ball mount shank and various drop and rise configurations or with a 1 1/4 inch ball mount shank and various drop and rise configurations. And just for reference, the one we'll be showing off today is part number DTBM4200.As you can see here, this is what it's going to look like installed on our vehicle. That nice shiny finish really stands out and looks great with our truck in comparison to some other painted steel options. And depending on the height of your vehicle and your trailer, you may need either a drop or rise position. We've currently got it installed in our drop position.

And if your set up required a rise, you can also install it in this position to ensure that your trailer's level inaudible 00:00:52.From the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount is going to measure about 8 1/4 inches. The key to successful towing is knowing the tongue weight and gross trailer weight of your trailer. Each ball mount is going to have a specific rating for its tongue weight and the amount of its gross towing capacity. You want to make sure that you match your trailer with your ball mount. When in doubt, always make sure that you go with a heavier duty ball mount so that way you don't have to worry about your trailer becoming disconnected from your ball mount.That should latch onto your trailer.

Just lock it down and you're ready to hit the road.Here we have our aluminum ball mount from Fastway. Now if you compare this with a steel one, you'll instantly notice there's some major differences. First off, appearance. This one's got a polished finish which gives it a real sleek, attractive look. Another on the appearance is that this is a machine surface.

So everything's going to be nice, sleek, and consistent whereas this one is welded together. So you're going to have these ugly welds covered up with paint.And then beyond that, you'll notice here at the end our steel is hollow on the inside and our aluminum is completely solid. Even though this one is completely solid, it still weighs less than this one here. So it's easier to handle. Unless you notice that this is bare aluminum while this one's painted because aluminum is resistant to rust.

So you don't have to worry about rust especially if you're going to be in a salty area or if you take your boat to the dock often.Now before you install any ball mounts in your truck, you want to check out your trailer in your truck to make sure you're getting the appropriate one with the drop or rise to feed it. So we'll start here by measuring and we've got about 20 inches on our truck to the top inside edge of our receiving tube. And after we've leveled out our trailer, it's measuring about 18.5 inches. So we're going to need about a two inch drop. This one here is a two inch drop and uses a one inch shank ball. It does not come with a ball, so you have to get your own ball separately. You can pick one up here at etrailer.com. And you need to make sure you torque it properly. If you don't have the appropriate equipment to torque your ball, you can go to any local trailer distributor and they can likely torque it for you.We're now ready to slide it into our hitch. This is a two inch by two inch shank on our ball mount, so it'll match up to our two inch by two inch hitch. The hole here is for a 5/8 inch hitch pin. It does not come with one, but you can pick one up here at etrailer.com, part number PC3. If you'd like to go with a locking option, Fastway has one available with part number DT30005.And it's as simple as that. We're read to hook up our trailer. And that completes our look at Fastway's line of flash solid aluminum ball mounts.


Customer Reviews

Flash Solid Aluminum Ball Mount - 4" Drop, 3" Rise - 10,000 lbs - DTBM5400

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (121 Customer Reviews)

Solid aluminum ball mount gives you a 4" drop or, when flipped over, a 3" rise. Fits balls with a 1-1/4" shank diameter. Supports tongue weight of up to 1,000 lbs and tows up to 10,000 lbs.

- DTBM5400
by:

You guys have great quality products I'm very happy with communication I'm glad to do business with etrailer I will be back Thank you



- DTBM5400
by:

Exceptional Product Used to to a 14K GVWR trailer on a daily basis. No signs of stress after a year of hard service. Only negative is the spring loaded anti rattle balls. They fall out within a few months if you swap draw bars even once a week. This does not affect towing performance, but does allow the draw bar to rattle in the receiver when not coupled to a trailer.



- DTBM5400
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Great product. Super light for storage when not in use.


Comments
Great but I wish it had tension balls like the old ones did.
Parker - 02/10/2019



- DTBM5400
by:

Got everything very fast. Items were exactly what they said they were. Great email notifications on status and when items would be delivered. Made in the USA parts just what I wanted.



- DTBM5400
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Very fast shipping. Looks great. Both receiver and ball are as advertised. Thanks.



- DTBM5400
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exact what i was looking for hard to find because of the extream weight it can pull thanks again JOHN



- DTBM5400
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Nice



- DTBM4400
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


A quality aluminum ball hitch made in USA - looks great - fits my 2 inch receiver very well - left off 1 star to see how hitch holds up after a few pulls


Comments
Its been a year and the hitch is still working with no problems. Would buy again
John - 12/28/2020


- DTBM5600
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Was not sure what quality of hitch I would receive only seeing it in pictures. This peice is light weight and the machining was perfect, fit perfectly in the reciever, Great hitch for the price.


Comments
Excellent the finish is easy to maintain and feels solid with my boat or car trailer attached
Anthony - 05/22/2020


- DTBM5600
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hitch piece doesn't insert receiver very far - causing the ball mount to sag a bit.


Comments
Hi Bob, Thanks for your feedback! There can be some play in the hitch receiver as the tolerances are never exact. I would recommend using a anti-rattle device to help bring the hitch tight into the receiver. I would recommend the etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer, part # e99007
etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches - Vinyl Coated Steel
$36.16
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-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 05/12/2021


- DTBM4200
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Love it. Light weight yet 2000lb tounge weight. Just mounted a new ball, perfect fit in 1" hole. Bought the new ball bearing locking pin sprayed a little silicone inside lock before locking my new hitch to truck. All very nice. Will likely buy another to mount a larger ball so i don't have to swap balls. Was concerned the locking pin would be too short but there is 1/4" extra length, just fine.



- DTBM4200
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


After about 1.5 - 2 years of of daily use this Ball mount failed big time. I was driving about 35 mph and the ball mount broke at the ball opening. My trailer detached and was dragging behind my truck. ball mount is fine if you don't use it a lot I guess. I will not buy again.



- DTBM4200
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The product is very well built and comes highly polished. I expected, as advertised, that there would be the two spring loaded ball bearings on the male end to reduce the rattling but they were not there. Consequently, the fit on the 2012 F-150 receiver is very sloppy and rattles excessively. I tightened the fit by wedging composite shims in the gaps to remove the slop. Don't know how long they will stay in. I would imagine the manufacturer makes it a little undersized to fit more recievers. Well built product/Poor fit.



- DTBM4400
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I have had this on my truck for over a year now with no issues. Works great and the spring loaded ball bearings keep the ballmount from rattling around in the hitch. I have towed an equipment trailer with a 7,500 lb tractor on it on several occasions with no issues. The only signs of corrosion are around the receiver opening where rust from the hitch has stained the aluminum. This could be eliminated if the ball mount was stored somewhere other than in the hitch.



- FA54FR
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The product is of high quality. However my order confirmation indicated I placed the order for a 3 1/2” drop. I received a 4” drop instead. Not a big deal but confusing.


Comments
Thank you for your review. At the 1:40 mark on this video, it shows how to measure the correctly. I just want to make sure that you received the right product.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/18/2021


- DTBM4600
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Wow very happy highly recommend it



- DTBM5600
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This hitch is exactly what I wanted and looks very nice and has held up very well. Be sure and get the lock because it attracts a lot of attention.



- DTBM5200
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Good Looking and strong....just like I used to be. Perhaps the nicest thing is that the good people at etrailer were able to change our ship to location mid ship. Thanks very much for doing that.



- DTBM4600
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This ball mount is so beautiful I wanted to put it on my desk instead of the car. It is very light and the quality is remarkable. And MADE in the USA!!



- DTBM4400
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Well crafted and manufactured ball mount. Fits perfectly in the 2 inch receiver and is constructed to the drop and extension advertised. Is very nice!



- DTBM4600
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


High tow rating and lighter than steel!


Comments
Its good. Rattles a little. Miss the anti rattle bead. Wish they made an 8 as my 6 is just a bit to high. Makes putting the trailer on and off kinda difficult sometimes. Id by an 8 if they made it right now. All in all for the price its a great, light high rated ball mount.
Parker - 03/01/2018

Thanks for the feedback. We do not currently offer an 8 inch drop ball mount, but I have provided a link to our adjustable ball mounts that would cover this range for you.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 3/5/2018


- DTBM5200
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I worked with Lori B. for a return and an order. She handles both very well with professionalism and we jokes a little bit which made the phone conversation very pleasant and comfortable. Two thumbs up for her. My next order, I'll ask for her again by name. Thank you.



- DTBM5200
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Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This ball mount is top quality, aircraft grade, billet aluminum… and far nicer in appearance than I would've expected. It is obviously CNC machined, and highly polished afterwards. This ball mount is also surprisingly light in weight, considering it is milled from a solid piece of aluminum bar stock. Another positive point to this type of construction method is that there are no welds to fail. This tough mount will no doubt outlast my truck, and can handle 4300 lbs. more tow capacity than my vehicle's gross towing capacity! It will be a real shame the first time I overshoot my trailer and gar this beautiful ball mount, but it is bound to happen. The "anti-rattle" ball-type tensioners are a nice touch, which quiet down the hitch while trailering, or on rough roads. I highly recommend spending a little more than you would for a painted steel ball mount, and purchasing this solid aluminum beauty instead. It will look nicer for much longer, won't corrode, and conducts electricity, (for those of you whose trailer plugs aren't wired with a ground, and rely the ball to coupler contact to complete the ground between your tow vehicle and trailer, you won’t have to file off any paint to get a good ground contact). Bottom line: this is a great product; etrailer.com has friendly and knowledgeable customer care staff, who offer fast, first-class service and shipping. I will definitely do business with etrailer.com again. Thanks so much! Joseph in Ojai CA.


Comments
Just a quick note, grounding through the ball and mount is not a great idea, especially with aluminum. Aluminum is not a great electrical conductor to begin with, but in applications where weight is a concern it is used. Back in the 60s, they tried using aluminum wiring after in residential construction, but quickly went back to copper when prices came back down. Furthermore, these ball mounts are highly polished, but left in the white. Aluminum will not rust or corrode, but the surface will oxidize. Over time you will notice it is not as shiny as when new. That haze is surface oxidation that will further inhibit electrical conduction. And of course, as the ball mount moves in the hitch, ground connection can become erratic. A good copper wire ground is always best way to ground a trailer.
-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 02/25/2014


- DTBM5200
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This ball mount is great! I bought it because it looks amazing. So much better than the standard black ones that you get from u-haul or wherever else. Plus being aluminum it will not rust or corrode in any way. The downsides would be that it is very expensive comparitively. It also uses balls with a 1 1/4" shank which aren't the most common. But as long as you order the ball from etrailer.com as well there won't be any issues. I have 2 DTBM5200s one with a 2" ball and one with a 2 5/16" ball and they both work great!


Comments
Still looks just as good as the day that I purchased it! Ive had no issues with the item or anything else. I have one of the 2 that I have installed in the truck at all times.
Will D - 06/22/2016



- DTBM4600
by:

Review from a similar Flash in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very nice looking drop hitch, light weight and nicely machined and polished. The only thing I would improve is that the ball bearings for the anti-rattle feature do not extend far enough to work in my receiver (a Curt XD) but that is just my own personal truck.


Comments
After owning this hitch for about a year I still love it. I put a quick change ball on it and it stays on my truck year round. If you care about the anti-rattle you might want to pass, the ball bearings came out within 6 months of use.
James T - 12/28/2014

Thanks for the follow up. Diversi-Tech has changed the design of this style of ballmounts and has eliminated the ball bearings.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 12/31/2014

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Ask the Experts about this Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • What are the Dimensions for the Diversi-Tech Aluminum Trailer Hitch Ball Mount, # DTBM5400
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Aluminum Trailer Hitch Ball Mount, # DTBM5400, to take some measurements. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the anti-rattle ball bearings on the top of the shank measures 1-7/8 inches. The overall length is 11-1/4 inches. And from the back of the shank to where it starts to slope down measures 5-3/8 inches. I have taken a few other measurements which can be seen in the image to the right.
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  • Dimensions of Diversi-Tech Fixed Aluminum Trailer Hitch Ball # DTBM5400
    The length of the Diversi-Tech Fixed Aluminum Trailer Hitch Ball # DTBM5400 from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount hole is 8 inches. It fits a 1-1/4-inch trailer hitch, has a 4-inch drop and a 3-inch rise. I have provided a graphic to better show you these dimensions.
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  • Can Flash Ball Mount be Used for Trailer With GVWR of 15,000 lbs?
    The Flash Ball Mount # DTBM5400 you purchased does have a tongue weight capacity of 2,000 lbs but its towing capacity is actually 14,000 lbs. The GVWR of your trailer is 15,000 lbs, which is the max capacity it can handle so with 10,000 lbs of tractor and gear, the weight of the trailer is going to determine if the Flash and its 14,000 lb capacity can accommodate your needs. If the trailer and gear is at or close to 14,000 lbs I recommend going with a higher capacity ball mount. In regards...
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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Ball for a 2008 Ford F-450 Class 5 Hitch
    If you have the Class 5 hitch on your F-450 and the inside measurement of your hitch opening is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, then this ball mount will work in your truck's receiver hitch. The hitch ball you selected has the proper 1-1/4 inch size shank to fit the RP45323 ball mount. If you have a 2 by 2 inch receiver then you could use ball mount DTBM5400 (see link below), up to 14,000 pounds and the same ball for your towing needs.
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