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MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5-3/4" Drop/Rise - Solid Shank

MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5-3/4" Drop/Rise - Solid Shank

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Tow nearly any trailer with one supremely adjustable ball mount. Chrome-plated balls and black powder coated shank resist rust. Tow up to 2,000 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball; 6,000 lbs with the 2" ball; or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from MaxxTow. MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5-3/4" Drop/Rise - Solid Shank part number MT70197 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - MT70197

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 6 Inch
  • MaxxTow
  • Three Balls
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank
  • Steel Ball

Tow nearly any trailer with one supremely adjustable ball mount. Chrome-plated balls and black powder coated shank resist rust. Tow up to 2,000 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball; 6,000 lbs with the 2" ball; or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Features:

  • Ball mount with built-in hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount up or down along shank and secure in place with included pins and clips
  • 3 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove, rotate and reinsert drawbar
  • Chrome-plated balls are permanently attached
  • Solid shank is extra strong and durable
    • Black powder coat finish is corrosion resistant
  • Durable steel construction
  • Hitch pin and clip included - hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • 1-7/8" Ball
    • Gross towing weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 200 lbs
    • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 13"
  • 2" Ball
    • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 13"
  • 2-5/16" Ball
    • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
    • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
    • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 13"
  • Maximum drop: 5-3/4"
  • Maximum rise: 5-3/4"
  • Overall length: 17-1/2"
  • 90-Day warranty


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MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5-3/4" Drop/Rise - Solid Shank - MT70197

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (128 Customer Reviews)

Tow nearly any trailer with one supremely adjustable ball mount. Chrome-plated balls and black powder coated shank resist rust. Tow up to 2,000 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball; 6,000 lbs with the 2" ball; or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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As a business owner myself, I can't say enough about a well run business; etrailer is one of those. I found the product I was looking for, ordered it and got a very fast order confirmation. The next day I received a ship and track notice and a follow up if I had any questions. Package arrived as estimated and the product I ordered is great. Definitely a 5 Star Company and product!! 564984



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As usual from etralier...Great price. Quick delivery. Perfect for the truck. 2015 GMC Sierra. 295127



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Excellent product. Shipped free and fast. Had it the next day. Product description was right on in the ad. Will definitely by from them again 450196



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I purchased this receiver hitch a year ago and have been very satisfied with it from day one. I use it on my 23 foot cuddy cabin boat, a double axle toy hauler trailer down to an eight foot utility trailer. With a simple rotation of the balls in the receiver we are good to go. I would by this product again but due to the quality and workmanship I know the need will not arise. 443167



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Well built everthing encluded great pri ce! 403246



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It’s heavy. Built like a tank. Good stu ff. 901478



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Works fine! It is really heavy but does all I need. Excellent. 899826



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My online purchase was very easy. The receiver arrived in a cpl of days. To describe the receiver it is stout! This thing is solid. I don't think you're going to find a better bang for the buck. Thank you etrailer I will be back for more products. 899671



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High quality hitch at a good price. 895467



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Solid hitch does what I need it to do. Shipping was fast. 895406



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Awesome hitch. If you care about what your towing this is what you need... strong/sturdy and convenient if you have multipletrailers with different size ball needs & height levels. 870242



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Bought this hitch without the pins, so I picked some up at the local farm store. Thus the appearance. Overall I could not be happier with this hitch. I discovered the importance of a level, tandem axle trailer on the first of two 350 mile trips to Michigan from Wisconsin with a heavily loaded trailer. After an exciting fish-tailing incident, decided I needed to have the ability to adjust my hitch height to accommodate my toung weight. I then bought this hitch. Man am I glad I did. On the second trip, with even more toung weight, and heavy trailer, was able to lift the hitch and make the trailer perfectly level! It pulled great with no sign of sway! This hitch is nothing short of top quality. Solid built for longevity, the fit and finish are both perfect. I especially like the heavy pinch bolt that takes the slack out of the first link. No racking! So glad I bought this! 828657



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Easily adjusted to set the proper height. It is very heavy if carried fully assembled. 806982



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This product is well made and well designed. It's a must-have for anyone with more than one trailer and more than one vehicle. It accommodates different sizes and different heights of trailers with an easy adjustment. Safety and balance in towing is a high priority and worth having the most important equipment of all: the hitch! We're towing precious cargo when we have our horses trusting us with their lives. 806840



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I have had this for over a year now. It has worked flawlessly. It is heavy duty and gets the job done. A lot of adjustments so you can customize it to the trailer and load you are carrying. If you need a new hitch by this one. 792724



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As expected 785165



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At 39 pounds, this is a heavy duty hitch. I just received it in the mail today but I do believe that this will be the last hitch I ever have to buy as it will do the job that I need it to do. I am completely satisfied with my purchase and how easy it was to make the purchase. I will recommend etrailer.com to my friends and family. Thanks etrailer.com, you're much appreciated! 784315



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Good hitch for the price. I bought a reduced price one that was missing the hardware. The vertical two adjustable pins are standard 3/4”. The pin for the tri ball is an oddball size. It’s not a standard metric or inch size. I had to make a grade eight pin that was the correct size. The middle section should have had two adjustable bolts to remove the play in the hitch assembly. But for the price you can’t have everything. 777787



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This thing is awesome is everything it says it is. The 3 ball adjustable piece can also plug into your vehicle by itself if you don't need to raise or lower your hitch which is really nice I didn't realize that when I purchased it. My only down fall was afterward I wasn't sure if there are looking mechanisms that can be added so no one steals it off the back of my vehicle. Other than that this is an excellent buy for the money 777408



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excellent ! 773890



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Just what I needed. Well made. Will last for years. Recommend it. Nice price also comparied to other models. 773561



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Hitch came right away. Everything I thought it would be and more. You can tell that etrailer really takes pride in their products that they sell nationwide. 773333



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great product 767856



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Great product and heavy duty,this bad boy weighs a lot and its built to take abuse. Not a great picture but it works great with my 18ft enclosed trailer.Also it sticks out pretty far and makes tight turns easier. 747685



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HD product 744567


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Ask the Experts about this MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Can Different Hitch Pins Be Used on MaxxTow # MT70197 Adjustable Ball Mount
    According to my MaxxTow representative, the hitch pins used to secure the ball mount into the receiver on the vehicle and the ball assembly onto the shank can be replaced with a different 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin. However, the two gold colored zinc plated pins that allow you to adjust the elevation of the ball assembly on the shank should not be replaced with different pins. Doing so would lead to an unknown weight capacity.
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  • Can Locking Hitch Pins Be Utilized Within Any Hitch Pin Holes with the Ball Mount Part # MT70197
    Yes, the locking silver hitch pin and clip included in the MaxxTow tri-ball mount # MT70197 will fit all the hitch pin holes. But the silver pin and clip has only been tested for the receiver opening hitch pin hole not the ones on the shank. The shank will use the included gold hitch pins. I included a couple pictures to the right for you as well.
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  • Will an Adjustable Ball Mount Work with a Ram 1500 with a Four-Inch Lift Kit?
    For a Ram 1500, the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount, # MT70197, will give you nearly six inches of drop and may work for your vehicle, but you are going to need to measure to make sure. To figure out which rise or drop you will need, first park your Ram and trailer on level ground. From there, measure from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver on the Ram. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer. You will need a ball mount with drop if...
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  • Adjustable 3-Ball Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
    So are you looking for everything except for the shank in MaxxTow adjustable ball mount # MT70197? If you want just a tri-ball part we have # C45800. The receiver part it fits into is # C45802. The combined cost of those parts though is about the same as the MaxxTow complete assembly. I have also included a link to all of the tri-ball options we have. The most cost effective is # MT70270 but it is not adjustable.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 3 inch Hitch that Has Two Balls
    For an adjustable ball mount with 2 hitch balls that fits a 3 inch trailer hitch like what you have you'd want the B&W Tow & Stow part # BWTS30040B which comes with a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch hitch ball and a 21k capacity when used with the larger ball size.
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  • Hitch Receiver Lock for MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount
    No, you would not be able to use 4 receiver locks in place of the pins of the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197; the gold hitch pins that hold the mount to the the shank is required in order to maintain the proper weight capacity. If you wanted to lock the ball mount to your hitch you can do so with Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # e98880.
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  • Replacement Ball Mount for MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197
    According to my contact at MaxxTow their Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197 does not have a replacement 3-ball mount available as a separate part. We do offer a replacement part for a similar Curt multi-ball hitch, their # D900, and the replacement part is # C45800. Please note that since this item is from another company and has not been tested with the MaxxTow ball mount its weight capacities will differ from the original part. I cannot give you absolute assurance that these will...
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  • Can the Maxxtow Multi Ball Mount MT70197 Give up to 4 Inches of Rise
    I can't recommend you insert the # D210 into the shank of the # MT70197 to give you additional rise. If you flip the shank of the # MT70197 upside down you can get up to 5-3/4 inches of rise so this wouldn't be necessary.
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  • Ball Mount to Tow Trailer With Clevis Hitch
    We do have some options for you to tow a trailer with a clevis mount but the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197 that you referenced doesn't have provisions for that. Instead you can either use the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-6W which comes with 3 different hitch ball sizes plus the clevis or the Curt # C45008 which has 2 hitch balls and the clevis but you need a shank like part # C17100 to mount it to for adjustability. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
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  • Base Plates for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
    No, a ball mount will not work as a way to flat tow your 2016 Chevy Silverado, you will need to add base plates to your truck and then use a high/low adapter like # BX88235. I've linked the page to your options to assist.
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  • Will the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197 Fit a 1998 Lincoln Navigator Factory Hitch
    MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197 is designed to fit 2 inch trailer hitch receiver openings. If that is what is on your 1998 Lincoln Navigator (and it most likely is) then it will fit!
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  • Parts Needed To Tow Trailer With 2018 Ram Promaster City
    To tow a small trailer with your 2018 Ram Promaster City you will need a hitch, trailer wiring, hitch pin, ball mount and ball. For the hitch, I recommend Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit part # 75219 which is a custom fit hitch for the Promaster that bolt right up to the existing frame holes instead of drilling. The hitch is a concealed cross tube hitch so the only portion of the hitch that is visible once installed is the receiver tube. I have attached an installation...
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  • Differences Between the MaxxTow and Curt Adjustable Tri-Ball Mounts
    Actually there is a much bigger difference that you should consider, and that is the capacity differences between the ball mounts based on the ball size used. For the Curt Ball Mount part # D900 the capacities are: 1-7/8" Ball - 6,000 lbs 2" Ball - 7,500 lbs 2-5/16" Ball - 10,000 lbs For the MaxxTow Ball Mount part # MT70197 the capacities are: 1-7/8" Ball 2,000 lbs 2 inch" Ball 5,000 lbs 2-5/16" Ball 10,000 lbs
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  • Ball Mount Needed with Longer Shank for Use with a Ford E-350
    I do have a solution for you but the MaxxTow # MT70197 (and all of our other long shank ball mounts) is shorter than the Curt # C45900 that you currently have. You could use a Gen-Y shank like part # 325-GH-303 for a 5" rise/drop or part # 325-GH-304 for a 7-1/2" rise/drop along with the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount # 325-GH-034 which comes with 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" hitch balls and has a 12" long shank. Another option is to use a fixed ball mount with a long shank like the Hidden Hitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2006 Honda CR-V to Tow Motorcycle Trailer
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75690 referenced in your question is a great choice and is the hitch I recommend for your 2006 Honda CR-V. This is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening with a 3,500 pound towing capacity. I do also recommend verifying the vehicle's towing capacity as listed in the owner's manual, as this will likely be the limiting factor. Based on the 19-21 inch hitch height of the trailer, you may simply need to...
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution System Shank with 6 Inches of Drop
    It sounds like you need a shank with at least 6 inches of drop to go with your weight distribution system. The Curt # C17124 will give you up to 9-1/2 inches if you system uses round spring bars or 7-1/2 inches if the bars are trunion bars. Either will be plenty for what you're looking for. The MaxxTow # MT70197 is an adjustable ball mount that will not work with a weight distribution system.
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  • Availability of Extra-Long Adjustable Ball Mounts for 2-Inch Hitches
    The Draw-Tite Adjustable Ball Mount with Sway-Control Tab # 7390 measures 11-3/4-inches from its hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I confirmed with my contact there that there is no longer version offered. MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068 does not offer the sway control tab but it does offer greater length, measuring 13-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. Their Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197 includes 3 hitch balls...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount with 1-7/8 Inch and 2 Inch Balls
    We do have a similar item that has all 3 common ball sizes; 1-7/8, 2, and 2-5/16. Take a look at the Curt adjustable tri-ball ball mount, # D900. I have included a link to a video review for you. MaxxTow has a similar product, # MT70197. I have linked a video for it as well. Either of these are going to be the closest in design and price as # MT70380 you mentioned.
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  • Does MaxxTow Make An Adjustable 2-Ball Mount With 2 Inch and 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball?
    MaxxTow only makes their Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 6-1/4" Drop, 7-7/8" Rise - 12K, # MT70380, with the 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball sizes. They do however have a three ball hitch, the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 5-3/4" Drop/Rise - Solid Shank, # MT70197. If you are looking for a similar design with the 2 ball hitch with the 1-7/8 inch ball and 2 inch ball, I recommend the EZ Adjustable Ball Mount with Combo Ball - 8" Drop or Rise - 8,000 lbs, # AM3297. I've...
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  • How to Determine Correct Hitch Ball Size for a Fulton Coupler
    The Fulton Fas-Lok Coupler # F222000301 does have the same 22 200 SAE Class 2 numbers that you referenced but that has to do with the testing as opposed to the hitch ball size. If you check out the picture that I attached you can see that the handle itself has 2" Ball engrave on it. Your coupler should have this on the handle or on top of the coupler part that sits directly on top of the hitch ball. If you still can't find it then you should be able to go to your local home improvement...
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  • Ball Mount with a 4 Inch Rise for a 2017 Kia Sportage
    Based on the installation video we did for Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76074 on a 2017 Kia Sportage, see link, the distance from the ground to the top of the receiver opening is 13 inches. This means to get 17 inches you would need a ball mount with 4 inches of rise. But it also depends on how you are measuring. On the trailer use its jack to make the trailer level. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. It is measured this way because the ball fits up inside the coupler...
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  • Recommendations for an Adjustable Ball Mount with 3 Balls
    We have several 3-ball ball mounts. Curt # D900 is a popular option. MaxxTow makes a similar model, # MT70197. It is most likely one of these two you are thinking of. But I also included a link to all of the 3-ball mounts that we carry and links to some video reviews.
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  • Tri-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with 20 Inch Wheels
    Since you are towing multiple trailers with different heights then going with an adjustable mount is the way to go. Its also good to have because you never know what you might be towing in the future. We have a few different tri-ball adjustable ball mounts that you could use. Curt ball mount # D900 that you referenced is one of them. MaxxTow makes a similar ball mount, # MT70197. Both of these mounts have up to a 5-3/4 inch rise and drop. Both are rated for up to 10,000 pounds gross...
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  • Are Drawbars of Curt and MaxxTow Tri-Ball Adjustable Ball Mounts Interchangeable
    From the center of the hitch pin hole the MaxxTow # MT70197 measures 1-13/16 inches deep and 2-1/8 inches to the outside lip. For the Curt # D900 it's 2-1/16 inches deep and 2 inches to the lip. I actually pulled the ball drawbars from both and tested them on each other's ball mounts and they both fit.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount with 1-7/8 Inch Ball for 2018 Chevy Colorado
    For your 2018 Chevy Colorado, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise # BWTS10038B. This ball mount comes with 2 hitch balls one of which is the 1-7/8 inch ball you need. It is adjustable in 1 inch increments so you can make sure your trailer rides level. This hitch also has a really nice stow-away feature for a clean look when not in use. I've attached a video to assist. I also recommend you use a hitch lock like # e98880 to deter theft and...
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  • Recommended Towing Setup for 2005 Ford F-350 Transporting a Truck Camper and 30ft Boat Trailer
    You might not need a hitch extender or weight distribution. It is possible that a long ball mount will have the length needed to provide clearance for towing the trailer. Ball mount # 40331 measures 9-1/4 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It is rated for 16,000 pounds gross trailer weight and it has a 3 inch rise or 4 inch drop. Another ball mount to consider is the MaxxTow # MT70197. This ball mount will provide you 13 inches from center of hitch...
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  • How to Select Ball Mount to Allow Hitched Trailer to Remain Level
    For a towing vehicle like your 2006 Toyota Sequoia you want to select the ball mount that allows your hitched trailer to remain level. A level trailer will tow better than one that is too low or too high at the coupler. I linked an article that explains how to measure to figure out the right ball mount, but another way to go is to use a kit with multiple parts, such as # 989900 or an adjustable ball mount like # MT70380 or # MT70197.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount with 1-7/8 and 2 Inch Balls
    We do have some adjustable ball mounts that feature a 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch ball. We have EZ Hitch # AM3295. For more rise or drop we have # AM3297. We also have some with 3 balls (1-7/8, 2, and 2-5/16 inch) including # D900 and # MT70197. I have included some links to videos for you.
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