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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs part number C54CR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - C54CR

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • CURT
  • 2-1/8 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish 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
  • Heat-treated steel is durable
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long
  • Weight capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms at least 3/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Curt 2 Inch Hitch Ball Review

Hi there trailer owners. Today we're gonna be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, Curt's two inch chrome ball with a one inch shank. And this ball from Curt is gonna be a chrome ball to protect it from corrosion. It's going to be a two inch diameter ball with a one inch diameter shank. Our shank will measure two and an eighth inch long and that is important for determining if it will fit in the draw bar that you're planning on installing it in. The draw bar we use today worked out great and has a seven eighths inch platform.

And we still have a few threads sticking out the bottom there. I would not recommend going with too much thicker of a draw bar than what you see here with this particular ball. This ball has a 7,500 pound gross trailer weight rating, which is how much it can pull. So make sure you do match that with the rest of your components. The lowest rated component is going to be your weak point and you can't go higher than that.

So since we do offer the parts all separately that's really useful if maybe your previous trailer was a little bit smaller maybe you only at a one and seven eighths inch coupler on your old trailer. You upgraded to a bigger one, now you need a two inch ball. As long as your draw bar had appropriate weight ratings and the appropriate size diameter hole, you could easily swap to this ball and be able to use your trailer without having to purchase too many new components. The first thing we're gonna want to do when choosing your ball is verify what ball size your trailer needs, so if your trailer, usually on the coupler you're gonna see that it's written on there, what size you need. And two inch is kind of one of the most common sizes for your mid-size trailers.

So we're gonna go ahead and show you how to install the ball here. You also wanna double check your weight ratings and try to match those up with your trailer. So if your trailer's 5,000 pounds, I'd recommend getting like a 6,000 or more bar and ball to make sure that you've got plenty of capacity available there. That way you also get of little bit of head room in case you happen to maybe overload it just a little bit or something. So check your weight ratings, check your trailer ball size.

At that point, the only other thing you really need to check is for a draw bar, 'cause your truck can sit at varying heights, and your trailer also sits at varying heights. Oftentimes with a two inch ball on a trailer usually between 16 and 18 inches is kind of the average that you would typically find a trailer riding level at. So you would take to see where your hitch is at the back of your truck, level your trailer and make sure that you get a drop or rise that will allow your ball to sit roughly at the height that it needs to for your trailer. So we're gonna be using this mount from Curt here today. You can actually get these in a couple of different lengths, depending on if you need one that sticks out a little further. That can be important depending on the vehicle you're working on. A lot of times, trucks don't really care and they use the shorter one here just fine, but some of your vehicles could have the hitch tucked up further underneath the vehicle where you would need a little bit more extension. You also wanna double check your shank diameter and make sure that the diameter of your draw bar matches that of your ball. The ball we're installing today has a one inch shank. So make sure you got a one inch hole on your draw bar to match that. So we're gonna go ahead and get this mounted on here. We're gonna install it in the rise position, which means it'll be like this with the ball on top. This would be the drop position down here but we do want to go ahead and put it in the rise position. So we're gonna go ahead and grab our ball and screw the nut and slide the washer off of there. The ball will drop down into whatever position you're intending on putting it in. We'll then take our ball, we're gonna go ahead and slide it into the vice here. Go ahead and you can drop your nut and your washer on top there, get those loosely started, and the ball has flat spots on each side, so that way you can hold it here in the vice to tighten it down and you can see those flat spots there. So we're just gonna line those up in there, snug down our vice here and that'll hold our ball in place. And I also like to line up the flat spots with the draw bar, just think it gives you a nicer final look once you're done. So now we'll go ahead and tighten it down. We're gonna use a one and a half inch socket to do so and you are gonna need a pretty beefy torque wrench to be able to tighten these down. And you should be able to accomplish this with a half inch drive torque wrench. Many of those are gonna go up to the required torque spec for this, but do double check because it is gonna be towards the top end of what a half inch torque wrench typically will torque up to. All right, once we got it torqued, at that point we can just take it out of the vice, slide it into the two inch receiver on the back of our vehicle and secure it with the five eighths inch hitch pin and clip. We'll now just insert our draw bar here into our receiver, and secure it with the pin and clip. Typically with your two inch receivers here you're gonna have a five eighths inch hold diameter and a lot of the draw bars available here at etrailer, you can get 'em in a lot of different configurations whether you get it in, get a pin and clip included, get a ball included, or just get random parts. If you are gonna part it out yourself then you're looking at three different pieces you would need here to be able to secure this to your hitch, the ball, the draw bar and the pin and clip. So here we are now at our trailer, this is used as a two inch ball. This is just a kind of a utility trailer, it's a tandem-axle something that would pair well with this. Our trailer here should not exceed 7,500 pounds and we have 7,500 pounds ratings here, so we should be good to go there. Both our ball and our draw bar are rated for 7,500 pounds, so that way they match, and you always go by the lowest rating. So if, for example, our hitch was only rated for 6,000, that means our max would be six, not 7,500. Now our hitch is gonna be higher than that here, but that's just an example. Now, before you hook up your ball, typically you would want to grease the ball that lubrication provided on there will let it maneuver inside of the trailer coupler easier and help to prevent metal on metal wear. And that'll also help to protect the Chrome surface here which protects your ball against corrosion, and makes it look nice as well. So for demonstration purposes today we're not going to be lubricating the ball but we'll just go ahead and lower it on here so we can show you the hook up. Just drop your trailer down. And sometimes it's necessary to push your trailer a little bit to the left or to the right to kind of get it to line up with the ball there. After we get it dropped down on there, we'll secure it in place and then hook up the rest of your connections that you would add for your trailer, which is typically going to be a pair of safety chains. So make sure you hook those up. And if you have the ability to you'll wanna cross those putting the driver's side chain on the passenger side and vice versa with the other, that way it creates a cradle in the event of a catastrophic disconnect. This cradle will hold our coupler off, up off the ground to keep it from digging down into the pavement. And of course you also wanna hook up your electric connector as well. And then we just need to bring our tongue jack up and we're ready to go ahead and haul off. All right, once we get this up, we should be good to go. And it may seem like we are a little bit high here on our trailer, but we have a completely unloaded trailer here. Once we would put some weight in the trailer that would help even it out, giving us a nice flat towing experience. And that completes our installation of Curt's two inch chrome ball with a one inch shank..

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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs - C54CR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3493 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.

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Great value worked perfectly fast shipp ing



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Excellent hitch ball. Price was right and delivery was quick. When it comes to
needs for my small travel trailer, instead of searching through stores that may or may not have what I need, I go to etrailer, order it and have it delivered in a few days.



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Nice hitch. Easy to adjust and level the truck/trailer. Free shipping and arrived a day early!



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Works fine.



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Perfect fit for my needs.A review after one year? Smart!



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Exactly as described.



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Greg was great to work with and as always service and shipment were top notch.



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This is the perfect hitch ball to match the capacity of the hitch on my Class A Motor Home, giving me a margin of safety for the entire towing system when pulling my car / dolly.



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Not all 2" Hitch Balls are the same. I didn't realize until I started comparing them, but based on the size of the shank, the towing capacity can vary wildly. This 2" ball is rated at 10,000 lbs. I could not find a 2" ball anywhere locally that was rated this high, and it was an excellent price here.



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The Curt receiver, ball mount, ball, and wiring harness were all of excellent quality. Receiver bolt holes were perfectly aligned with SUV holes. Sturdy, heavy, and confidence building knowing my hitch is well built. I will now have peace of mind pulling a trailer.



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I neeed to pull a trailer with my 2019 GMC Yukon. I found Etrailer.com and followed the instructions on determining the drop of the hitch, the instructions were spot on. I hooked up my trailer to my Yukon today, all was level and worked perfectly.

I had driven around to Napa, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Walmart, and nobody had the 9” drop hitch I needed. Came back to Etrailer, bought the 2” ball and pin, and the Curt 9” drop hitch. I received the items quickly.

Great website,

Thanks,

Craig



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Still working great after a year mounted on our Draw-Tite 4285 Ball-Mount/draw bar. Be aware that it may require professional help to mount it to the required 450 lbs of torque. I managed to use a "cheater bar" plus torque wrench to do it myself with 75 lbs of arm strength applied to the wrench, as shown in pics. I had to support our hitch on blocks, since 450 lbs of force exceeds our hitch's 350-lb rating.



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Quality is fine. The experience is the reason for the 3 star rating. This ball does not fit the ball mount you sent, and I didn't figure it out until it was too late to return. As always, helpful, friendly staff, but this order had a couple of things the didn't match up. For example, the ball mount did not come with a pin to hold it into the receiver. As a novice, it would have been helpful to have your staff identify this.



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We have been using these 10,000 lb. 2-inch balls on 7 trucks that tow about 30,000 miles each per year. We replace them every 2 years for safety and have never had any problems with them. I will continue to use this product.



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A friend who has towed 9000lbs+ boats, recommended you, and thankfully, I took his advice. The person who answered my call last year was very knowledgeable and gave ne excellent advice for my towing problem(front end sway) and advised me to purchase a proper sway and load hitch, which I did and installed(even made a roll-around" to store the heavy items when not in use).
Thank you for excellent service, bruce


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