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Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter

Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter

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Replacement high-strength Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch ball with a 2-5/16" diameter fits Remov-a-Ball gooseneck trailer hitch model number 6300. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Draw-Tite. Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter part number 5973 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball - 5973

  • Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • Remov-A-Ball
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Zinc-Plated Steel

Replacement high-strength Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch ball with a 2-5/16" diameter fits Remov-a-Ball gooseneck trailer hitch model number 6300.


  • Replaces the high-strength gooseneck hitch ball on Remov-a-Ball gooseneck trailer hitch model number 6300
  • Zinc finish resists corrosion


  • Application: model 6300 Remov-A-Ball gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Weight capacity: 30,000 lbs
  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank diameter: 2-1/4"
  • Overall shank height: 2-3/4"
  • Distance from:
    • The base to the center of the pin hole: 1-1/4"
    • The center of the pin hole to the top of the shank: 1-1/2"
  • Pin hole diameter: 3/4"

5973 Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter

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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Hitch Ball - Gooseneck Hitch Ball - 5973 Review

Today, we're going to review Part# 5973. This is the Draw-Tite 2-5/16" diameter Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball. Now this part is a replacement Gooseneck Ball for the Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck trailer hitches made by Draw-Tite and Reese. Basically those gooseneck hitches would allow you to drop this ball into place and then a pin would go through the hole right in here to lock it into place. Then when you pull the handle, remove the pin, you can remove it from the hitch itself. This is the replacement ball. The ball diameter up here is 2-5/16".

The shank diameter right down here, we're going to measure, is right at 2-1/4". The shank height from the bottom to the very bottom of the ball here is going to be 2-3/4". And then just a few measurements, the diameter of the hole is 3-1/4" and the measurement from the center of that hole to the base at the bottom is 1-1/4, and from the center of that hole to the bottom to the ball is 1-1/2". This ball it has stamp on the top, has a 30,000 pound weight capacity and it is also stamped 2-5/17" diameter. That should do it for the review on Part# 5973, the Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball.


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Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter - 5973

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (60 Customer Reviews)

Replacement high-strength Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch ball with a 2-5/16" diameter fits Remov-a-Ball gooseneck trailer hitch model number 6300.


Managed to have “miss placed” my original hid a hitch ball. etrailer made it super easy to find a replacement while the original turns up. The product description video made it very easy to verify I was indeed getting the correct ball for my application. While other sites had photos of the product, nothing compares to having a wonderful video product description of the item. If this ball decides to go on vacation, I’ll know where to turn to get me another. Much appreciate the follow up emails detailing very fast shipping information. Couldn’t be more satisfied.


Ordered a ball for my gooseneck. Came right on time. Excellent to deal with. Will buy from here again!


I couldn't be happier with this product. I bought a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 dually with a gooseneck under bed hitch installed but, I had no idea what it was due to the recently installed bed liner. Thanks to etrailer and their excellent video giving the size of the shank, pin hole etc., I was able to order with confidence knowing this ball would fit. It does and I'm a happy camper. Thanks etrailer!


I strongly recommend etrailer for all your trailer needs, I purchased a Gooseneck Hitch Ball for my 3 car trailer. I received prompt service over the phone and my product arrived 3 days after I talked to Mark the salesman who was very polite and answered all my question and concerns. For all your trailer needs call etrailer "THEY'RE THE BEST"


I was in a bind, trying to find a ball to fit the hitch already installed (and manufacturer covered with spray on liner >:-/) and, being a newbie at gooseneck towing, I bought any old ball from Amazon. I learned my lesson that a B&W square post doesn't go in a round hole, and called the local trailer shop. They had to sell me the whole shebang (mount and ball), so I looked online instead. The descriptions here helped me find the right diameter shaft, and I was able to match the hitch in my bed with one on here, and then the cross-referencing and help articles listed with multiple balls (I almost got the hide-a-ball until I read part of the description) helped me find this exact match for my mount! Arrived in the 2 day time frame just in time for me to go get my new trailer, installed in 1 second flat, and works as advertised. Love


Good quality product and quick process of shipping as well. This was a smooth shopping experience. Good pics and descriptions helped us select the right gooseneck hitch ball after the one for our cattle trailer was lost.


Fits my hitch perfectly.


Most gooseneck trailer balls have too short of a neck for trailer socket to clear ball plate when crossing rough terrain, which applies extreme pressure on ball as well as trailer neck. E-trailer had tall 2 5/16” balls, good steel, very well made!


I purchased a removable gooseneck ball for for hitch on a Monday and paid for 2 day shipping received it the next day. Fast service and delivery.


Great website, most I had a hard time figure out what ball goes with my gooseneck set up but your website was perfect it gave me the model of the gooseneck that the ball needs to go to
thank you


I got the product I have been looking for from etrailer, it was hard to find but they had it. Received it from shipping 2 days sooner than expected. Two Thumbs! I will definitly shop with them again!


Rec'd the Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball today....much sooner than expected. The follow up by etrailer did an excellent in receiving my online order, processing it, and following through to and then after delivery. I have not put the ball on but will tomorrow.

Mike P


Fast and Reliable product. Would definitely recommend this site to others.


Thanks for the fast service. Customer needed the part right away. You came through better than our current vender. Will continue to use your services. Have a good day. Jim from Trailer It Away.


As ordered, prompt delivery, solid


Product was easy to track with the site that was provided. Exact fit.


This replacement ball fits perfectly.


Buying the remov-a-ball gooseneck hitch ball from etrailer was a very simple process. Everyone i dealt with was great.Rebecca was very helpful.Iwill buy from etrailer again!


Delivered in two days in great shape thanks guys and fits like a glove. True replacement piece not a knockoff.


I cant use it because it has a round shaft and not the square one witch was not specified in the description.


works great - as planned - no issue's
helped me find the one I lost--- put it on the floor of the truck .. it rolled... rolled.. rolled.. CLINK..... so thats were it went!!!!!!


Exactly as expected and fast shipping!


Got the product that I ordered to a little bit to get it but y’all had a quick response and even offers another product in its place Greta work


Ball was great quality and am still using everyday wld greatly recommend product and company.


Fits perfect. I have tested well. 20k load on it all the time. No issues

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