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Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise

Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise

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Switch easily between 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. Solid-Tow system prevents rattling. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Fastway. Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise part number DTSTBM6825 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

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

Switch easily between 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. Solid-Tow system prevents rattling.


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
  • Self-tensioning, anti-rattle Solid-Tow system tightens ball mount inside receiver tube and secures ball platform to ball mount
    • Stops rattle and clunk
    • Uses internal, stainless steel bolts for long life
    • Adjusts with Allen wrench (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 Chrome-plated steel hitch balls included
  • 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


Ball mount shank showing pin in lowered positionBall mount shank showing pin in raised position

This Fastway Solid Tow adjustable ball mount provides solid, rattle-free towing performance. A stainless steel pin, operated by the included hex tool, extends out from the shank and tightens the ball mount in your receiver.


Ball mount shank showing platform-to-leg bolt

To further eliminate any movement, a bolt in the side of the ball platform tightens the connection between the platform and the adjustment shank. As a result, you'll enjoy a quiet, rattle-free towing experience.


Ball mount shank showing ball-to-platform bolt

The ball platform is connected to the adjustment shank by the hex bolt located in the front of the platform. To change the ball height, simply loosen both the bolt in the front and the bolt in the side of the platform with the included tool. This will release the ball platform and allow you to slide it up and down. Or, you can slide the platform off and reverse it to change the ball size.



DT-STBM6800 Fastway (Diversi-Tech) Flash STBM Series Solid Tow Ball Mount - 8" Drop, 9" Rise Adjustable Hitch - Solid Billet Aluminum

Item # DTSTBM6825





Video of Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise

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Video Transcript for Fastway Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Review

Randy: Hey guys, it's Randy here at etrailer.com. Now, if you've had a ball mount installed in your vehicle for very long you've probably heard the noise, the rattling and things like that that are generally associated with it. That can add a lot of aggravation. It can add not necessarily discomfort but when you hear it back there behind you always think something's loose on your truck. Basically what we're looking at today is meant to alleviate that. This is the solid tow from Fastway.

As you can see not only is it a very good looking aluminum ball mount, it's got that high polish, very nice looking. This one has chrome balls. Now you can get it with the two and two and five sixteenths inch like what we've got here today or the two and inch and seven eighths if you prefer it that way but take a look at that. There's no movement and there's no play.We've got a couple of screws, one here locks out the connection point here. Then the one on the front locks out the ball platform to the shank.

Now adjustable ball mounts are not that uncommon they come in many different shapes and sizes. The one thing that's pretty universal about all of them, they make a lot of noise. We've got not only the hitch or the ball mount where it goes into the hitch making noise and also where that platform meets the shank. Now this is going to be available in a two inch variety so for two inch by two inch receiver tube openings or in a two and a half inch version.It's important here that you pick the right one for your hitch opening size. All the two and a half inch hitches have the adapter that comes with them and that allows you to use a two inch product.

The way this is designed with that pin that pushes up though if we put this in our adapter well this is going to be secured to our adapter but our adapter's still going to have that movement in place so it's not all that effective. So be sure to pick the right size for your application and regardless of the lift on your truck or your SUV, or van, car for that matter.Now here you guys can really see the advantage of that adjustable ball mount. I really thought it was going to be a pretty straight situation. Really we're about three, four inches worth of drop on this to get it down where we need it. Having a nice level trailer like that with that adjustment allows us to keep equal pressure on both axles of our trailer or it keeps it from pitching down or pitching up in the front and overall having that like that and after towing with it for eight or nine miles now it seems like it's a really nice solid way to level everything out and keep it running properly.Now we also have several different rise and drop options available just depending on your truck, or your SUV, or your car and what you're going to need to match that up for your trailer.

Also, you have the option of going with a two inch ball and an inch and seven eighths or a two inch ball and a two and five sixteenths. Now the two inch and two and five sixteenths are definitely going to be the most common although there are still some inch and seven eighths couplers out there. So, I like that it's available. So, if you do have that inch and seven eight you can pick it up.Now, as far as weight ratings go they're all going to be rated for a thousand pounds worth of towing weight so we don't want to exceed that, the downward pressure we're putting on them. The inch and seven eighths ball has a 2000 pound gross trailer weight rating so that's the total weight of your trailer and anything you load up on top of it. The two inch is going to be 8,000 pounds, the two and five sixteenths that's going to be 10,000 pounds.Now, something I strongly recommend is buying a locking hitch pin for this. It's a very nice looking ball Mount and I guess technically somebody couldn't remove it without having that key to back it off but just to be safe you don't want it to disappear. If you decide that you're not going to lock it you will have to provide your own hitch pin and clips and definitely something to keep in mind. Now when working with customers I often get the question how far it is from the pin that comes up to make it nice and stable to the hitch pin holes and that's going to be two inches. So, we want to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of your receiver tube opening here. As long as it's two inches or more you're going to be in good shape.Now as far as the user experience with them, really heard nothing but good things about it. It takes all that noise out of the equation. We don't have to hear it rattling around. So whether it's just us cruising down the road or we have a truckload of people we're heading somewhere you're not going to feel like something's gone wrong or something's come loose.Now as far as asking customers how they like it, how they enjoy it, nothing but good is really said about it. On a few occasions if that pinhole was not in that two inch configuration, if it was a little bit further back I think the Toyota 4Runner you might run into that issue on. Of course it didn't work up to the expected potential and it's a valuable concern. So make sure you have that two inches but outside of that I often hear people say that they wish they had gotten it sooner. It's made their experience towing a lot better because you just don't have to worry about that noise or maybe that slight jolt you get from time to time when you take off, when you slow down, when you're turning. I think overall it's going to be a really nice product and the way it looks is certainly something you can be proud of.One I think that is very comparable to this in the quality and the manufacturing is the BMW Tow and Stow and we're going to take a look at a comparison between that and this. You're going to notice with that Tow and Stow we get a lot more noise, we get a lot more movement out of it up and down, side to side. It's just secured with a pin and a clip. So, I really like the fact that we can use a ball mount, keeping it in our vehicle, loading them and unloading them all the time can kind of be a hassle, and not have to worry about the aggravation we generally get with constantly hearing it rattling around behind us.Something else I really like about the shank design and the ball mount platform itself is that it's an all one piece billet aluminum. So essentially we don't have any wells, we don't have any cuts or anything like that that can stress and wear over time which we tend to see with steel. Now for the installation process we'll start with just the shank portion. We're going to line up that beveled hole. It's going to make it a little bit easier to get our pin in with the hole on our receiver tube opening here. Of course, we'll pin that into place.Now, for security I do recommend using a locking hitch pin. There's one by bolt that you can actually key to the ignition of your vehicle so you never lose it or we have many other types. We've got a nice etrailer screw type lock. So it's a big investment and I certainly recommend protecting it but once it's in there . Let's back this off a little bit. You can see that typical movement in play. As we travel down the road that's what we get and that's what we're going to eliminate using the solid tow. So, we'll take our hex key here, cam that over, and you can see all that's been eliminated. Now we can add on our ball mount platform.Now to set your ball mount properly essentially you want your trailer to be nice and level. You're going to measure to the bottom of the coupler then measure to the inside top edge of your receiver tube opening. Whatever that difference is that's what you want to accomplish. So if your couplers two inches low we'll set this to two inches of drop. If it's two inches high we can set it to two inches or rise, whatever your number may be.So, just take that around, slide it up in position. And we have alignment marks here so we want the top of that platform in the right position. So right here basically that's a zero drop configuration. One inch, we're going to set our stuff two. So put it right there and we'll use our set screw here on the front. That's going to go into one of those holes there. Get that nice and secure so we can come over to our safety lock screw. That's just going to prevent this one from backing out. So get that down till it makes contact, torque, and at that point we're ready to load up our trailer and hit the road. And that's going to complete our look at the Fastway line of solid two adjustable two ball mounts with chrome balls.


Customer Reviews

Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2.5" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - DTSTBM6825

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (153 Customer Reviews)

Switch easily between 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. Solid-Tow system prevents rattling.

- DTSTBM6825
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Diversitech Solidtow ball mount is what I expected, No rattling or movement at all. The finish is good. Two detractors, 1; the receiver tension pin on the top of the shank doesn't go all the way into the 2.5" receiver on my F250 but about half way, it still secures the hitch well and 2; the S/S sleeve adapter interfered with the hitch pin, I needed to grind the inside edge (of the adapter) to let my locking hitch pin go all the way through. The lower ball is fairly low at the 8" drop position. etrailer has a good price, free shipping and it was delivered two days after I ordered it. Satisfied with the product and service. 425411



- DTSTBM6825
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I love the non rattle feature of this hitch, and even though this is a minor detail it has notches where each adjustment is, no more trying to see where the lock is going. Great hitch. 162432



- DTSTBM6825
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This is a solid well built aluminum ball mount but, on a 2015 dodge 2500 class 5 receiver the anti-rattle pin on the ball mount only catches 1/4 of the round pin in the receiver tube. The hole for the locking pin is close to the end of the tube of the receiver on the truck, so the ball mount sticks out in the receiver tube (in my opinion) too much for this to work as it was intended. Etrailer said it should work in there opinion but when you spend over 200 dollars for a ball mount it should work as intended and not "it SHOULD be fine?" Will be contacting Diversi-tech as well. etrailer is great a place to order from and quick shipment as well! 188318



- DTSTBM6825
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Arrived super fast!!!!!!!! Great quality and condition. My one stop shop for ALL trailering supplies. 346283



- DTSTBM6825
by:

I am very satisfied with the trailer hitch. Quality is excellent. I would recommend it to everybody. 345730



- DTSTBM6825
by:

Extremely fast shipping. Haven't used the hitch yet but very impressed with look and the build. Seem like a quality product. 186998



- DTSTBM6825
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Very well built and sturdy. Really adds to the looks of the truck compared to the old rusty shank. Would highly recommend. 179400


Comments
Still very please with them. No issues at all
John M - 03/17/2016

17150

- DTSTBM6825
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Showed up on time and works as advertised. It's a great hitch. Was surprised how light it is too. 166452



- DTSTBM6825
by:

Fantastic product! Solid construction! 162665



- DTSTBM6825
by:

Products were just as described and everything was received extremely fast. Thank you! 162383



- DTSTBM6825
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Product arrived. It was as described. Also staff people was awesome 150054



- DTSTBM6825
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Thoughtfully designed and very nicely m ade! 149884



- DTSTBM6825
by:

Adjustable ball mount, it works very well. Seems solid and does not allow movement. No clunking. 142518



- DTSTBM6825
by:

Awesome Hitch! Tow everyday and it is exactly what I was looking for. 124210



- DTSTBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great product and services. Even i could not use the anti rattle to secure it in hitch the tounge is not heavy and it solid. 762044



- DTSTBM6600
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


BEWARE ... product comes without the pin that connects to the truck hitch. You might think that spending $250 on a receiver/ ball combo that the pin would also come with. Or you might think that when ordering this part a "flag" of some sort would pop up during check out.... I was wrong on both accounts. Very disappointing. 147218



- DTSTBM6600
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


As always with etrailer- excellent communication, quick shipping, excellent follow-up. Ha been a customer for 6 years and will keep coming back. Regardless of what you need- trust George. As for the hitch- this baby is pretty stout. it will certainly suit my needs. Have not towed with it yet, but with quick assembly and adjusting, I have no worries as to performance. I do suggest purchasing a locking receiver pin though. This hitch is attractive and expensive. could be too tempting for someone walking by....Just saying 188477



- DTSTBM6600-2S
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Product quality is excellent. It is very convenient allowing me the versatility of five or six receivers in one. Provides me with all of my towing needs. Thank you 326945



- DTSTBM6400-2S
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Excellent product. I installed on my 2014 Ram 1500 and the anti rattle pin was completely inside the receiver unlike what some of the other reviews show. There is absolutely no rattling. I believe the part number is diversitech, but this is in fact a fastway flash ballmount. As always, quick shipping from etrailer and the best price I've seen anywhere. 521230



- DTSTBM7000
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great pricing...I called and spoke to Caleb and the hitch I was inquiring about was on backorder.... Caleb went above and beyond and got me the next size up and shipped it the very next day (I called too late for it to go out that night). I explained that it was imperative to have the hitch before the weekend.... he assured me it would be there by Thursday. It got to me on Wednesday. Great service, great price. The hitch worked flawlessly and made me feel better about spending so much!! 187165


Comments
So far so good. Its been really good and Im glad I got this particular one.
Ernest T - 04/21/2016

17565

- DTSTBM7000
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Needing at least an 8" drop I ordered the 10" drop to be sure I had enough leeway for adjustment in case my vehicle was heavily loaded with gear. The anti-rattle feature is what really made me choose this hitch. I'll be towing a boat 7,000 miles this summer and did not want to hear any squeaks and eliminate anything that could contribute to trailer swaying. In order to be sure the anti-rattle pin would make contact with my receiver I inquired with both the manufacturer and etrailer. Fastway customer rep said the distance was 3-1/2" and Etrailer said it was 2". Needless to say when it arrived it measured 2" which is perfect for my 2016 Suburban. You may want to double check with etrailer on the 2" measurement before ordering in case the manufacturer has modified the design. While the anti-rattle pin does eliminate up and down motion a little left to right movement remains. I may fabricate a narrow shim to eliminate all movement but at this time I do not think it will be necessary. Since I am using this on what is almost the lowest height setting with the 2" ball the 2-5/8" ball is just 10 1/4" above the ground. The hitch balls are not removable from the sliding mount therefore you either have to be careful not to bottom out or for more clearance Fastway said I could cut the 2-5/8" ball off the mount. This would make the ground clearance 12-1/4" off the ground. As others have stated it is a beautiful piece of hardware and looks really sharp. I will likely leave on on permanently with a BOLT trailer hitch receiver lock. (Be sure to order the correct one!). Leaving it permanently mounted has one benefit- I think drivers from behind will be more wary of stopping too close and rear ending you and if they do rear end you at a slow speed it will absorb a bit of the impact thereby minimizing damage to your vehicle. Thank you etrailer.com for such excellent service and I highly recommend them for your hitch needs. 343105



- DTSTBM6800
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great looking adjustable hitch. I purchased the non-locking version because locks and similar mechanisms seem to have issues due to salt and ice here in MN. Not sure if the locking version would have issues, but I didn't want to take the chance. Hitch is easy to adjust, seems very strong, and looks great. 86709



- DTSTBM6600-2S
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Out of the box showed the quality of work to be incredible. Once I installed the hitch I was disappointed to see that the installed anti-rattle device does not make 100% contact (more like 50%) in the receiver as intended with the locking pin installed. No matter how much the locking screw was tightened any weight or jolt on the hitch would cause it to rattle. The vehicle this was installed on was a 2011 Tundra CrewMax 4x4. I understand this is a universal hitch for many vehicles but it appears the locking pin hole could be moved forward approx. 1/2 to 3/4" to correct this problem. If you are buying this product due to it's corrosion resistance it has my vote, but if the installed anti-rattle pin feature is critical look for a different brand on 2011 Tundra's. 76250



- DTSTBM7025
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Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great selection of trailering parts and items and the shipping was fast and free. I will definitely be shopping from etrailer again in the future. 829914



- DTSTBM6600
by:

Review from a similar Solid Tow in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Going to buy another for my business tr uck. 808981


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Ask the Experts about this Fastway Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Can Sleeve on Diversi-Tech # DTSTBM6825 Ball Mount Be Removed for Use in a 2 Inch Hitch
    The 'sleeve' on the # DTSTBM6825 is fixed in place and is not removable. I do have a suggestion for you, however. Go with the ball mount for a 2 inch receiver, part # DTSTBM6800 and when you need to use it in your 2-1/2 inch receiver, use a reducer sleeve like part # 58102. This ball mount also uses a 2 and a 2-5/16 ball and has a 10K capacity. This is an identical ball mount, minus the sleeve.
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount And Adapter For 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    The sleeve that is mounted to the Solid-Tow Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount, part # DTSTBM6825 is not removable to allow it to work with a 2 inch receiver opening, but we do have an option for you. I recommend part # DTALBM6800. This adjustable ball mount has the versatility that allows you to be able to go from an 8 inch drop to a 9 inch rise in 1 inch increments. It also includes 2 chrome-plates hitch balls, a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch. This ball mount has the same towing weight capacity...
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  • 2-1/2 inch Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for a Ford Hitch
    The issue with the Ford factory 2-1/2 inch receiver is that the radius of the rounded corners is different than the radius of the rounded corners on the Titan shank you mentioned. It may not be the solution you had in mind, but the only ball mounts we have that will fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch and give you the amount of drop you need would be an adjustable ball mount like the part # DTSTBM6825.
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