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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

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Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" long shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K part number C49FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - C49FR

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • Stainless Steel
  • 2-5/8 Inch Shank Length
  • CURT
  • 15000 lbs GTW

Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" long shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


Features:

  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide tight, strong grip
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction
  • Lock washer and nut included


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" long
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms at least 3/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty


40055 Curt 2-5/16" Diameter Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 15,000 lbs GTW - Stainless Steel





Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

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




Video Transcript for Review of Curt Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - C49FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Curt two and five sixteenths diameter stainless steel hitch ball. Has a 15,000-pound weight capacity. Now this hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler. Does use the fine threads here on the shank.

Provides a nice tight strong grip. And it is a corrosion resistant stainless steel construction. Has the lock washer and the nut all included for installation.Again, the ball diameter is two and five sixteenths diameter. Weight capacity, which is stamped on the top, is 15,000 pounds. A few dimensions on this.

The shank dimension. Measure the diameter on the shank. It's right at one and a quarter inches diameter. The length on it, it's right at three inches long.So this is designed to fit a ball platform that's at least three eighths of an inch thick and it has a one and a quarter inch diameter ball hole.That should do it for the review on the Curt two and five sixteenths stainless steel hitch ball with the 15,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K - C49FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2980 Customer Reviews)

Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" long shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.

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Great value




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Looks like new after one year, 5000 miles of towing over five weeks.




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Amazing customer service




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Who would have thought a hitch ball could be gorgeous? This one is!




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Very solid excellent quality




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just what i ordered




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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


The FastWay e2 hitch arrived missing ALL the assembly hardware so I cannot assemble or rate this product. I like etrailer.com a lot but your shipping company is a constant let down. Clearly the box for the e2 hitch has a big rip in it that was cheaply taped up with a bit of weak packaging tape. I don’t think you shipped it that way. Several other times I paid a lot extra for fast shipping but that failed every time. My most recent previous order was paid for 3-day shipping only to arrive 6 days after you sent it out. This happened at least three other times so I obviously won’t try that again. Love the products. Love the videos. The best way for you to improve our customer experience is to get a decent shipping company. UPS just can’t do the job.


Comments
Wow I am so sorry to hear that you are missing all the hardware! I will send your information to our customer service team and get you squared away! I will have them look into the shipping costs as well.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 07/26/2022


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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


This item was one of many I needed to build a boat trailer for my 16 foot inflatable. COVID and supply chain issues made buying a market trailer impossible, so I decided to build one. I started with a suitable trailer with a fold down ramp, available locally. Then with the inspiration and instruction of many pictures on the etrailer site, I designed and assembled a custom built trailer with bunks, rollers, mounts, winch/stand, etc. with the parts sold here. The trailer worked fine for launching/retrieving the boat fully assembled. Thanks for your help!
Now all that's needed is more water in Lake Powell...




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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Still looks great. Only problem I had was finding someplace where I live that would tighten the nut to the recommended torque amount. It was way higher than any torque wrench I had


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still doing great.
Steven - 08/15/2022


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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


I upgraded to this ball as I also ordered a 14,000 # convert-a ball with a 1.25 inch hole to pull my new dump trailer. Is a very nice setup with the dampening feature.


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Seems to be working as I expected
Monte E - 07/20/2022


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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


What to say about a hitch ball? It went on the mount easily and quickly. All parts and instructions were included, packaged well, and in perfect condition. Delivery was fast. Price was excellent and the customer services was even better! Thanks to Paula S. And etrailer for another great experience.




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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


There are a lot of underrated ball hitches out there, I highly suggest that everyone examine theirs and make sure you have one rated high enough to safely do the job. This 12,000 pound ball is plenty enough for everything from small utility trailers to large car haulers.




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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Looks like a good quality tow ball. I'll never be able to tell you though. I cut the shank off to build my own trailer coupler lock for cheaper than a purpose built coupler lock. This ball plus the e98883 coupler pin lock makes my trailers secure in my yard as well as anywhere we go. Trailer can't be towed away if there is already a hitch ball locked in the coupler and there a only enough shank left to grab the ball but not enough left to hook it to a new hitch reciever. And by buying enough keyed-alike coupler pin locks, one key fits all trailers unlike previous setups I tried where each coupler lock had its own key.




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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


What can I say - it is a towing ball. I have a rather large landscape trailer and this is just the ball needed to pull it with some safety margin above the trailer's GVWR -- this is about the highest rated 2-in ball I have seen before jumping up to the 2 5/16" balls usually reserved for campers and other larger bumper pulls. The only negative I have seen on this is the torque rating, which is what it is.

450-ft-lbs -- you better have a [**] beefy torque wrench, be willing to buy one, or know someone who does. Given the cost of torque wrenches above 300 ft-lbs it would be a really nice option if etrailer would offer service where the ball can be delivered pre-torqued on the drop or raise shank of your choice.


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I stand behind my initial review though point of clarification. I ordered the ball in 2019, posted a 1 year review in 2020. And now they are asking me for another 1 year update....well 2 years later it is still solid.
Jesse D - 09/14/2021


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Review from a similar Curt Hitch Ball in Trailer Hitch Ball


Looks like a good quality tow ball. I'll never be able to tell you though. I cut the shank off to build my own trailer coupler lock for cheaper than a purpose built coupler lock. This ball plus the e98883 coupler pin lock makes my trailers secure in my yard as well as anywhere we go. And by buying enough keyed-alike coupler pin locks, one key fits all trailers unlike previous setups I tried where each coupler lock had its own key.



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    Great question! I went ahead and reached out to my tech at Curt, and he confirmed that the stainless steel grade used on the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank # C49FR is grade 304.
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    We have both options available for you the Curt 2" Hitch Ball part # C69FR and the Curt 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C49FR are both compatible. They offer the 1-1/4" shank required for the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 3" Hitches part # C45431. They also have the shank length that you will require.
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    The Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 2753 will work just fine for your situation. I wouldn't be to overly concerned over a 1/4" difference in the height measurement. I usually suggest to be plus or minus 1" for the height. This ball mount is rated for 7,500lbs towing and 750lbs tongue weight. You will need a 2" Hitch Ball # 63845 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40007 with a 1" shank. If you are concerned we do have the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 4281 that is a 3" rise. This ball mount is rated...
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    Often when there is significant bouncing in can indeed be attributed to a weight distribution hitch being rated too highly for your set up as it will be too stiff. I'm not sure what system you currently have, though a Grey Wolf 23MK has a GVWR of 7,600 lbs based on my research, so your loaded tongue weight is likely going to be in the 900 lb to 1,000 lb range, though you can verify this with the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701. So if your system is rated higher...
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    From what I found online, the Rpod 177 has a dry weight of about 2500 lbs and a cargo capacity of about 1300 lbs. Since a trailer's tongue weight is typically between 10-15% of its loaded weight, the tongue weight would range from about 250 lbs for an empty trailer to about 550 lbs if loaded all the way up to its 3700 lb GVWR. Since the Fastway e2 # FA92-00-0600 weight distribution/sway control system you'd asked about covers tongue weights ranging from 250-600 lbs, it would be the perfect...
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