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Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K

Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K

Item # 325-GH-12001
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Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" hitch receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 2" drop. Hitch ball sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Gen-Y Hitch. Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K part number 325-GH-12001 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Gen-Y Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 325-GH-12001

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • Shock Absorbing
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" hitch receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 2" drop. Hitch ball sold separately.


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)
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to vehicle and vice versa
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Drop positions available to ensure level towing
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc primer and powder coat finishes resist corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock for securing to hitch receiver sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum drop: 2"
  • Gross towing weight: 7,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 700 lbs
  • Optimal ride tongue weight: 400 lbs - 700 lbs
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Note: Can only be used in the drop position.

This ball mount is perfect for towing your utility trailer, mid-size camper, or small equipment trailer. The torsion design provides shock absorption for a smooth ride. The mount inserts into your 2" hitch receiver and your hitch ball (sold separately) secures onto the mount's ball platform. You also get a 2" drop. For a smooth, steady ride when towing your trailer, the Glyder is the way to go.


Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Hauling a packed equipment or utility trailer can lead to uncomfortable road shock. Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain can result in a rough ride for you and your cargo. It can even potentially damage your trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch ball mount is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth, and stable ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the mount, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.


Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y ball mount. This allows for movement between the shank, which slides into your truck's hitch, and the ball platform, which provides the connection point for your trailer. When your vehicle hits a bump, the ball platform will move up or down accordingly.


torsion

Built into the Gen-Y mount is a tube with an inner bar that is surrounded by rubber cords. As the ball platform rises or falls, the inner bar twists inside of the tube, attempting to follow the platform's motion. But the rubber cords prevent the bar from twisting too far. And as the bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.


Glyder Accessories

Accessories are available to adapt the Glyder for use with different towing setups. Swap out the standard platform for an extended ball platform (325-GH-12010) to get up to a 6" drop.


How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount


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Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K - 325-GH-12001

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" hitch receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 2" drop. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Excellent hitch for my sled trailer! When bringing our 5 snowmobiles up north with the open deck trailer, tongue bounce felt like you were riding a bucking bronco the journey. This trailer hitch took 95% of the tongue bounce OUT! The trailer smoothly rides down the road with little to no jerkiness in the cab of the F150. I will definitely recommend this hitch to others!



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Very nice product.
I pull a lightweight
aluminum trailer with a stiff suspension truck. I previously had the tongue break. This definitely eases the shock load on the trailer. It's well built and effective. Etrailer is one of the best e-commerce companies I've ever dealt with. Their customer service is as good as a hometown partner!



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This worked great for us at reducing the push/pull feeling from the trailer going over bumps. I use this on a 2011 F-250 to pull a 3k-4k lbs popup camper. To get the camper towing level I used a ball with a 1" rise. Even so, it works great for us. You are still going to feel the movement as this doesn't completely remove it, but it does seem to do a better job at distributing the shock. There are two stops that limit the travel of the hitch ball about the torsion axle pivot point of this hitch. Based upon where my loaded trailer makes this mechanism sit, I'm likely on the upper end of tongue weight allowed, but still have enough margin to allow for more travel.
Shock absorption aside, the hitch is extremely well built out of some thick steel, comes with a coating that looks a lot more durable than the standard thin paint/powder coating, and because of all of this is rather heavy. I definitely would purchase this hitch again. I feel that between this hitch and the air bags in the rear of the truck, we can go camping with a lot less bounciness and driver fatigue.



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Installed this hitch on 2018 F150 and pull our center console boat from Texas to Florida a couple of times a year. Hitch seemed to improve the ride, took some of the shock off of the truck. Would definitely recommend this product.



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This hitch is so sick, bro. It makes my pretty boy truck look dope. I’ve used it at least four times in the last year, hauling leaves around and stuff. And the other 361 days it has hung out there looking cool. And I can step on it to get to the bike rack because I’m short. The torsion box springs dampen vibrations really well over bumps. But I’ve never had a hitch before so can’t compare.



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Hitch works well, provides noticeable improvement to ride. Solid, heavy duty and well made. Only negative is, ball sits at a slight forward angle when unhitched. Makes lining up with receiver slightly awkward as ball pivots down and back slightly as weight is lowered onto.



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Justin

3/30/2023

Glyder hitch is working great. Tow a 2.7k Enclosed trailer with my Tacoma, that is loaded with random things at any time. The Glyder Hitch really smooths out the bumps and jostles. Ill tow a flat trailer with out the Gylder hitch sometimes and can immediately tell the difference. Well worth it. It is a shin destroyer though.



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Awesome product!! Performs exactly as advertised. I have 2011 Ford F-150 with Bilstein 5100 shocks towing a 4,000 lbs horse stock trailer. Before with a standard ball mount there was occasional bucking on harsh roads and the ride quality felt a little bouncy. After test driving with this Gen-Y hitch on a variety of road conditions and over railroad tracks, I couldn’t be happier! Night and day difference with ride quality - you can see the trailer in the mirror gently moving up and down with the bumps but barely even feel anything in the truck. Would highly recommend and look forward to hauling my horse with it and expect it will be a smoother ride for my horse as well. When using this hitch, I would recommend adding a Roadmaster Quiet Hitch U-Bolt Clamp as their was a little play with the hitch in the receiver and made for a nice solid setup.



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I bought this mount last year to see if it would reduce bouncing and jarring the contents in my vintage Airstream. When loaded, my tongue weight is right at the top of the optimum range for the Glyder at just under 700 lbs with a trailer weight of approximately 5500 lbs.

I have pulled the camper about 4000 miles using this mount. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to help smooth the ride in many circumstances. On severe bumps, it might be worse. The primary problem appears to be that the spring in the hitch is insufficient for the load.

Just setting the hitch on the ball results in fully bottoming the travel. That means it's basically rigid in one direction since the travel limits are metal to metal. The metal to metal travel limit design seem to increase jarring of the contents rather than reduce it when the hitch moves from limit to limit.

The hitch seems to be well made and works better on lighter trailers. I have used it on my 16' utility trailer and it seems ok there. However, even unloaded that trailer will nearly bottom out the travel range with a 450 lb tongue weight.



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I believe it did as advertised with reducing jolts. However, you do have to jack up your trailer quite a bit higher to get over the ball, which is a bit annoying. The more worrisome thing is I believe it made the trailer a little more susceptible to sway. I didn't do thorough testing so this is just my impression. Take it with a grain of salt.



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I use it for towing my Polaris RZR Pro XP on a 7x12' trailer. The tongue is no doubt less than 450 pounds but the Glyder Hitch still works very good by decreasing the rocking back and forth motion and smoothing out the bumps and potholes. It even worked well when I had to slam the brakes on.



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Significant difference for my cargo. Less bouncing of my motorcycles, and every thing else beside them. A more enjoyable ride in the truck. Much less wear and tear on vehicle suspension and frame.



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Great communication with etrailer. Hitch came in heavy duty wrapping and is the highest quality hitch I have ever purchased. Going to use it for many years to come. So impressed with etrailer I will be ordering some new parts for my boat trailer.



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Some of my trailers can be hard to unhook due to the angled ball. Other than that issue I really like the performance of the hitch jolt softener.



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Wouldn’t recommend for anything less than a 1/2ton vehicle. Wanted to use this on a Volvo XC90 and it was just too big.



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This product worked great. Although it wasn't the way I planned it, the first time I used this trailer mount, I towed my car 1600+ miles round trip.



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Love this hitch. Easy to level the trailer. No more rough ride.



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Definitely reduces vibration, loaded or empty.
Used with 7,000# car hauler.



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Built extremely well, this looks like a quality product. I haven't towed with it yet, but expect it will perform well.


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    To switch between the rise and drop position of the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12001 requires removing the ball platform, flipping it, and then reinstalling it to the bracket. The main shank assembly can't flip as it is angled up slightly due to it's spring setup. It would not function properly with the spring assembly inverted. With just the platform inverted using the lower set of mounting bolts on the shank you'd get the lower 1-2 inch rise you are...
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  • Should The Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Slope Down Under Load?
    Yes, it is normal for the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount # 325-GH-12001 to slope down when loaded. This particular hitch is rated for trailers up to 7,000lbs with an optimal tongue weight of 400-700lbs. There is no adjustment available for the hitch but do understand the hitch does have a 500 mile break in period to get the hitch to optimal performance.
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  • Does Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount # 325-GH-12001 Cushion Lighter Trailer Ride Quality
    The Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount # 325-GH-12001 works great to cushion the ride quality of a trailer that has a tongue weight between 200 and 700 lbs like what yours would have so it would be very effective.
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  • Replacement Ball Platform With More Drop For Gen-Y Glyder Ball Mount
    Hey there Ray; thanks for the earlier purchase of the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop # 325-GH-12001, and there is a ball platform that will allow you to get more drop. You can get up to 6" of drop with the following: - Replacement Ball Platform for Gen-Y Glyder Ball Mount # 325-GH-12010
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  • What Diameter Hitch Pin Does Gen-Y Glyder Ball Mount # 325-GH-12001 Use
    The Gen-Y Glyder for 2 inch hitches part # 325-GH-12001 that you referenced is designed to be used with a 5/8 inch hitch pin like the # PC3.
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock For Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount 325-GH-12001
    For your Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop, 3-1/2" Rise - 7K # 325-GH-12001 we have the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-5/8" Span - Chrome # e98880. This lock fits perfectly and will keep you ball mount from getting stolen. I included videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Can the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Be Used with Surge Brakes
    I spoke with Gen-Y about the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12001 and they informed me that it can indeed be used with a trailer that has surge brakes. Therefore, the up and down cushioning mechanism will not have any affect on the in and out mechanism of the surge brake actuator. If you need a hitch ball as well, you can use part # 40038 for 2" or part # 63847 for 2-5/16".
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  • Will Gen-Y Glyder Ball Mount Work With Boat Trailer
    Yes, the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K # 325-GH-12001 will work with a boat trailer like your Shoreland'r. For a hitch ball use 2" Hitch Ball # 40038 and for a lock use Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitch # e98882.
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  • Comparing Gen-Y and Curt Shock Dampening Ball Mounts
    It sounds like you are trying to get the best hitch mounted suspension for your vehicle to not transfer the shock. The Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop, 3-1/2" Rise - 7K # 325-GH-12001 will absolutely work better for that based on design than the Curt RockerBall Anti-Rattle Towing Kit - 2" Ball - 8-1/4" Long Mount - 7,500 lbs # C63KR. Both will absorb some shock with the dampening technology.
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  • Is There A Cushioned Gen-Y Ball Mount Compatible With A Weight Distribution System?
    For the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12001, there is unfortunately no way that you'd be able to use a weight distribution system. I do have another solution though. Sticking with a cushioned Gen-Y ball mount, the: -Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # GY54FR would work fantastic for you. This ball mount has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000lbs, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 400-1,100lbs, and is compatible with a weight distribution systems.
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  • Ball Mount Platform Thickness of Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount
    I reached out to Gen-Y, who told me the thickness is approximately 1/2" for the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K # 325-GH-12001 and the 6" Drop # 325-GH-12005. Along with that, the platform has a 1 inch diameter hole, so for a hitch ball you will need 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63847 or 2" Hitch Ball # 40038. It does not come with a hitch pin or lock, so I highly recommend adding a lock, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches # e98880.
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  • Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Compatible with Reese RP2600 Sway Control Bracket
    Unfortunately, the Reese # RP26003 wouldn't be compatible with the ball platform of the Gen-Y # 325-GH-12001. However, Curt tells me that the ball platform of the # C45949 Curt Rebellion is about 2-5/8 inches in width, which is the largest width ball platform the # RP26003 is compatible with. The fit will be tight, but it should work.
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  • Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Multiple Trailer Connections
    The Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount # 325-GH-12001 has a bolt pattern that is unique to the Glyder. There are currently no Pintle style attachments that share that bolt pattern. I would recommend changing out your pintle trailer connection for a Pro Series Adjustable-Channel Coupler # PSA200S0303. This will bolt in place on a channel mount to give both trailers a 2" coupler. If you have a different connection on pintle trailer let me know and I will find you the correct adapter...
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  • Is There a Shock Absorbing Ball Mount That Can Be Used With Sway Control
    I do have an option for you but there would be no way to attach a sway control mount to the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12001. Instead, I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount part # CAB-UM which should then be able to used with the Reese Sway-Control Bracket part # RP26003.
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball For A Gen Y Glyder Hitch # 325-GH-12001
    When installing The Gen Y Glyder Hitch # 325-GH-12001 you can use a hitch ball that has a 1 inch rise to make it only have a 1 inch drop. The 2 inch Hitch Ball - 1 inch Rise - 1 inch Diameter # C40033 has a 1 inch ball rise and has a weight capacity up to 6,000 pounds. Using a hitch with a 1 inch rise will still allow it to function correctly. I also recommend The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # e98880 to keep the Glyder Hitch locked up when not in use. The Gen Y Glyder Hitch...
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  • Gen-Y or Curt RockerBall For 300-400 lb Tongue Weight in 2 Inch Hitch
    For your tongue weight, you are right about the Gen-Y Glyder like # 325-GH-12001 not being the best option as that requires a tongue weight of at least 400 lbs to reap the benefits. So for your tongue weight below that, I recommend the RockerBall for the best shock absorption. The Convert-A-Ball and its polyurethane interior won't give you as much cushioning as the RockerBall (which is not compatible with the Convert-A-Ball or other cushioned ball mounts), which is why I like it more....
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  • Will The Gen-Y Sway Control Plate Fit Other Manufacturers?
    The Sway Control Plate # GY33YR will fit on Glyder # 325-GH-12001, discontinued Rebel and the current Phantom # GY49VR ball mounts. This will allow you to use it with a Sway Control # 83660. The plate is specially designed to fit the notches in the Gen-Y products which are not found with other brands. If you can tell me what ball mount you have I can let you know if there are any kits which will fit your ball mount and allow for a sway bar.
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