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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Draw-Tite. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs part number 19286 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball - 19286

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • Draw-Tite
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" 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 exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Durable steel construction
  • 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: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long
  • Weight capacity: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 1-1/4" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty


63834 Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome




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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs - 19286

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (263 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" 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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Everything arrived. Only issue was the wieght distrubution hitch packaging was damaged. No damage to product. Looks like everything is there,won't know till I put it together. 825584



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good 819976



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This will last for a lifetime!!!!!!!!! 815685



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Worked as it should 809350



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This is a well made product...super heavy duty and was a perfect compliment to my strait line weight distribution and sway control system purchased from etrailer. Delivery was fast and customer service was very helpful. 806680



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Shipped quickly, great, strong product. 796765



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As in the past, excellent service, support, product and delivery. Thanks. 794879



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Good product 785766



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:-) 782426



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It's a trailer ball, what can I say? Very heavy, fits perfect, nice looking chrome, quick shipping and great product. Happy customer 777246



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Works with a Blue Ox Sway Pro. 777036



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Just what I needed fast shipping great price 774260



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My order arrived quickly and was packaged correctly. Everything was exactly like the description. 773764



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Delivery as promised. Anxious to get set up. I will follow up with review. And pics. Very helpful in configuring needs. Back soon! Thanks 772620



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looks cool but due to the nation being on shut down with the corona virus and no racing haven't had ambition to put the hitch together right now. thank you for the quick shipment and technical assistance . 769574



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Used with my drawtite hitch haven’t had no issues 764443



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Works as expected. Easy to install after reviewing the videos. 764010



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Product was built sturdy and good quali ty. 763854



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Great knowledgeable sales service from Paula, and SUPER FAST shipping!! I haven't installed it yet, but should go just fine. 763765



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Good quality, good price 763051



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The product--weight distributing hitch and ball-- was just fine, at less than half the cost that I was about to pay, elsewhere. But what really impressed us was the quality and speed of the service. Rare in this day and age. Thanks 756817



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Came as described and fits great. 747617



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Just what I wanted, looks nice and has held up well. 727782



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Excellent advise for proper product. Needed to clear my tailgate away from trailer jack so solution was offered to extend ball mount back 3 1/2”. Perfect solution. 725956



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Fits great. Easy to install. Worked great with other components - Shank and E2 hitch. All parts bought at etrailer have worked flawlessly and were easy to setup. 719706


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball

  • What Length Ball Shank is Needed for a Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
    The shank length that you will want for the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System is 2-3/4 inches. For a 2 inch ball, we recommend using part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball we recommend using part # 19286.
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  • Dimensions of Draw-Tite 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    Some dimensions of the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball # 19286 are shown in the attached diagram. The shank is 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is 2-3/4 inches long. Overall it's about 6 inches tall, aboput 3 inches of that being from the bottom of the base to the top.
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  • What Size Hitch Ball Is Used With The Blue Ox Sway Pro Replacement Head For Weight Distribution
    Most of the weight distribution systems use a hitch ball that is 2 inches or 2-5/16 inches diameter. The Blue Ox SwayPro head uses a hitch ball that has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. The ball diameter size depends on the size of the coupler on your trailer. For a 2 inch hitch ball that fits the SwayPro I recommend part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball you can use part # 19286.
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  • How To Install A 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball To A Draw Bar That Has Limited Access to the Hitch Ball Nut
    It sounds like you might have the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball on a weight distribution head assembly which can limit the access to the hitch ball nut. The weight distribution head is bolted to the the shank that inserts into the trailer hitch. I am including a link to a picture of what a weight distribution head might look like to help you decide if that is what you might have. To tighten the nut on the hitch ball you will need to use a 1-7/8 inch socket instead of a wrench. The socket should...
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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball for a Curt Pintle Hitch
    The ball part of hitch ball # 19286 is a little more than 3 inches tall so it would not work for you. You need ball # 63052. Provided the shank diameter you need is 1-1/8 inches, it does have the 2-3/4 inch height for the ball portion. Or for a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank use ball # 63019.
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball with 2-5/16 inch Diameter and 1 or 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
    Yes, there are many 2-5/16 inch hitch balls that have a shank with a 1 inch or 1-1/4 inch diameter. The most popular is # 19286. This one has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. It is rated for 12,000 pounds. I have included a link below to our 2-5/16 inch hitch balls. You can use the filters on the left side of that page to select the shank diameter to see the available balls that fit that description.
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  • Wrench for a Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 Inch Nut
    For a large socket that will fit the 1-7/8 inch nut on ball # 19286 you can use # EQ70-00-4800.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Riverside RV Model 195
    The weight distribution system I would recommend for your Riverside RV Model 195 that most likely is going to have a tongue weight around 580-700 lbs is the Strait Line part # RP66083 which has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and features the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want the # 19286.
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  • Availability of a Heavy Duty Greaseless Hardball with a 12,000 Pound Capacity
    We do have two options for you, but I spoke with my contact at Andersen Manufacturing the maker of the Greaseless HardBall and found that they do not make a 12,000 pound capacity greaseless ball at this time. The Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome, item # 19286, and the Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Zinc, item # 63835, would both be suitable for your application as long as the 1-1/4 inch shank will work for...
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  • Hitch Ball Size for Arctic Fox 25Y Travel Trailer and SwayPro Weight Distribution
    The required ball size for your Arctic Fox 25Y travel trailer will be stamped on the coupler. Based on the specs I was able to find it looks like you will need a 2-5/16 inch ball for your SwayPro weight distribution system. You can use # 19286.
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  • What Size Socket is Needed For 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    Most of the 2-5/16 inch hitch balls will use either a 1-inch diameter shank or 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. The nut size on a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like the Tow Ready 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19286, will use a 1-7/8 inch socket. A 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 1 inch shank will use a 1-1/2 inch socket. The torque specs on a hitch ball with a 1-inch diameter shank is 250 ft. lbs and on a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank is 450 ft. lbs
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2003 GMC Envoy that has Load-Leveling Air Suspension
    I'd suggest towing the trailer without the weight distribution system, and see how everything performs. If you are happy with the way the trailer tows, you won't need to do anything. If you find that the rear of your Envoy squats quite a bit, even with the load leveling system, I'd recommend the Reese High Performance Trunnion System, part # RP66540. This system is designed for trailers with tongue weights ranging from 200- 600 lbs. Are you currently experiencing a sway problem? If you...
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball Size for 36 Foot Camper by Keystone
    For that large of a trailer I would almost guarantee it's a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like the # 19286. This ball has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank and a 12,000 lb capacity.
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  • How to Determine Hitch Ball Size Needed for R-Vision Travel Trailer
    To determine the correct hitch ball size for your R-Vision Travel Trailer, you will just need to look at the trailer's coupler. The hitch ball size it is compatible with should be stamped into the coupler's metal housing or may be located on a safety sticker. Once you find what size hitch ball you need, you will just need to make sure the shank diameter and length is compatible with your existing ball mount. Lastly, you will need to make sure the hitch ball you choose has the required...
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  • What Size Socket is Needed to Tighten Trailer Hitch Ball # 19286
    You will need a 1-7/8 inch deep well socket for the 1-7/8 inch nut on ball # 19286. To install the ball you can use a bench vise to hold it while torquing down the nut or if a vise is not available you can put the ball mount in the hitch so the ball is facing to the side instead of up.
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  • What Size Hitch Ball Does a Keystone Passport Ultra Lite Grand Touring 2920BH Use
    Unfortunately, there is no way for me to know what size hitch ball the coupler on a Keystone Passport Ultra Lite Grand Touring 2920BH accepts. It will more than likely be either a 2" hitch ball or 2-5/16" hitch ball. The only way to know for sure would be to look at the coupler itself as the correct size will be stamped into it or call the manufacturer with your VIN. I have linked our selection of hitch balls for you once you know both the diameter of the ball/shank.
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  • Can a Trailer that Requires a 2-5/16 Inch Ball be Towed Using a 2 Inch Ball
    You will want to match the ball you use with what the trailer coupler requires. It is definitely possible that the coupler could come off of the ball if you are using a ball that is too small for the coupler. We have many 2-5/16 inch balls. I have included a link to them for you. You will need to make sure that you get one that has the right shank diameter to fit your ball mount's ball hole.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2017 Passport Ultra Lite Grand Touring
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since your tongue weight is 600...
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  • Availability of 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball
    Sounds like you are looking for a standard 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like what the # 19286 you referenced is. This ball has a 12,000 lb capacity, a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank that is also 2-3/4 inches long. Price is available at the attached product links. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Options For 1-7/8" Trailer Hitch Ball
    I am not familiar with 1-15/16" trailer ball. We do carry 1-7/8" ball which are very common and close to that measurement. You want to make sure the hitch ball hole in the your ball mount is compatible with the shank diameter of the ball. I have attached a link to our 1-7/8" trailer balls. They either have 1" shank, 3/4" shank or 5/8" shank. For example the Draw-Tite 1-7/8" ball part # 19256 has a 3/4" diameter shank. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Recommended 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball For Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    For the Reese Weight Distribution System, part # RP66087, you need a hitch ball that has a 1-1/4-inch shank. We do not have a stainless steel ball that has a 1-1/4 inch shank, but we do have a very nice hitch ball that is rust and corrosion resistant. I recommend a hitch ball like part # 19286. This is a chrome hitch ball and it has a 12,000-lb capacity.
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Ball Mount When Nut is Welded to Ball Mount
    For the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 19286 you generally would want to use the lock washer on the underside. Due to the fact that you have a welded nut there, you cannot use the lockwasher and should not use it on the other side of the platform. I recommend checking your hitch ball for a proper fit before towing each time as that ball may work its way loose. Unfortunately we don't carry a threadlocker compatible with that size nut, but that may help as well. You may want to simply change...
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  • Why Isn't There a 2-5/16" Hitch Ball Available with a 3/4" Diameter Shank
    You are right that there aren't any 2-5/16" hitch balls available that feature a smaller 3/4" diameter shank. This is simply because the higher weight capacity that a 2-5/16" ball provides requires a larger diameter shank to maintain this rating. The most common shank diameter size for this ball is a 1-1/4" like the Draw-Tite # 19286. You also definitely want to make sure you are using a 2-5/16" hitch ball if that is what the coupler on your trailer accepts. Using a smaller 2" ball...
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  • How to Choose Weight Distribution System to Tow Horse Trailer
    To ensure that you choose the correct weight distribution system for your horse trailer, we will need to know some information about your trailer. The most important factor to consider when purchasing a weight distribution system is the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. Each weight distribution system that you look at will have a tongue weight capacity range. You will want to choose a system that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer. For...
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  • Trailer Ball For Blue Ox Sway Pro weight Distribution System
    We do offer some trailer balls that might work better for you. I recommend the Tow Ready Hitch Ball, part # 19286. This has a medium shank and is rated for 12,000 lbs. The shank is 1-1/4 inch diameter and is 2-3/4 inches in length. I have attached a product review for this trailer ball you can check out.
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  • Hitch and 2-5/16 Hitch Ball Recommendation for a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
    The problem is that the ball holes of ball mounts for a 1-1/4 inch hitch are all 3/4 inch in diameter and thd 2-5/16 inch balls are all for 1 inch diameters and up. The reason for this is that trailers that call for that big of a ball are going to be too heavy for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The only solution I would have for you would be to upgrade to a 2 inch hitch like the part # 75132 so that you can go with a ball mount that will accommodate a 2-5/16 inch ball on your 2002 Mercury Mountaineer....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Ball Mount With 1 Inch of Rise
    With your measurements you will need a ball mount with 1-1/4 inch of rise, though you can be within a half-inch of that and we do have some good options. You said 2-5/16 inch receiver, so I assume you mean that's the hitch ball size your coupler takes, but I'm not sure if your have a 2 inch or 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2004 Chevy Silverado so I'll list options for ball mounts for both. - 2 Inch Receiver: Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 40330 To mount to your hitch receiver it also requires...
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  • Is It Okay To Use the Reese 12K Steadi-Flex On a Trailer Under 12K
    Yes, you can use a weight distribution system that is overrated for the trailer you intend to use it with. However, the best performance will come from a system that matches the total tongue weight of your towing setup. In order to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup you will need to calculate the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 700 lb
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your loaded tongue weight is 700...
    view full answer...
  • Determining if Underslung Weight Distribution System is Needed for Trailer
    The primary difference between the standard Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 and the Blue Ox # BXW1003 that is designed for underslung couplers simply has to do with the reduced ground clearance that you would have with an underslung coupler. The weight distribution head for the underslung model features a different angle where the hitch ball mounts, which allows trailers with this type of coupler to use the system without having any clearance issues with the spring...
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