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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs

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Durable, cold-forged 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. Great 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 - 20,000 lbs part number 63840 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-205-8861 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball - 63840

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length
  • Draw-Tite

Durable, cold-forged 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.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Cold-forged steel is strong and 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


  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long
  • Weight capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 1" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty

63840 Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 20,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

Replaces 63838

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Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - 63840 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a 2-5/16" hitch ball from Draw-Tite. This hitch ball installs onto a ball mount and provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler. It's made from a durable, cold-forged steel construction with corrosion resistant chrome finishing. It does come with the lock washer and the nut, so all that's included. The fine thread design provides a very tight, strong grip. The wrench flats make it easy to hold the ball in place while tightening the nut.

You can use a 2" wrench here at the flats. Again, the ball diameter is 2-5/16". Weight capacity is engraved right here on the top of the ball, 20,000 pounds.When it comes to the shank, this shank has a diameter of 1-1/4". It has a length measurement of 2-3/4" long. This is designed to fit a drawbar thickness of 3/8" to 1" thick.

The nut is a 1-7/8" nut with a torque rating of 450 foot pounds. The product's covered with a limited lifetime warranty and when installing this, you would place this through the ball hole on the drawbar. Then, on the underside of the drawbar, you place on the split lock washer followed by the nut. Then, you can just go ahead and get everything hand tight. Then, you can use a socket and wrench to get everything tightened down to the proper torque ratings as specified in the instructions.That's going to do it for today's look at the 2-5/16" hitch ball from Draw-Tite..

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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs - 63840

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2388 Customer Reviews)

Durable, cold-forged 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.


Excellent product, just what the doctor ordered!


This item is great helps a lot while towing trailer


First of all, the products you find at etrailer are not your garden variety, home depot kind of fair. Much higher quality and grade/weight ratings. So to be able to get hard to find items and then by orderring at least 100$ worth of stuff also get it delivered free in 4 days, is awesome. The prices are incredible too.


Looks good
just need to install


I like this ball for its 20K capacity. I like to have a good margin of error on trailer balls. I also like this ball for the wrench flats compared to using a pipe wrench to hold the ball while tightening it on the hitch. The 2-¾ inch shank worked perfect for the heavy receiver hitch I installed the ball on.

Have been using the ball for a year with zero worries about failure. Great product.
Kim - 07/18/2021


I ordered a Curt 2-1/2" (1/2" rise - 2"drop) forged ball mount and a matching Curt 2-5/16" ball from etrailer on Monday. They arrived today (2 days later!) at the campground where I am staying.

Like all Curt products, the quality looks great. Thank you etrailer! I could have saved over $250 had I called you guys first rather than listen to "experts" at local trailer stores when they told me what rise/drop I needed. I won't make that mistake again.

Everything is working great! Again, there are a lot of people out there who sell trailertow vehicle parts at premium prices. who simply dont know what they are doing. My wife and I are desperate to begin camping this year. Thank you etrailer!
Bruce - 03/05/2021


It is heavy and well made and will be used on a Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution hitch. Having the flat spots for a wrench on the base of the ball, is almost mandatory for torquing the nut to the proper spec.

Sorry for the delay responding, weve been out of town camping for the last 4 days. Im still happy with the products mentioned in the email
Vern L - 11/01/2017


Good products at a fair price with quick shipping


High Quality, heavy duty ball. Quick d elivery.


My trailer weight is approx 16,000 lb. No problems what so ever with this ball. And, the chrome finish is taking the abuse very well. Highly recommend this product.

Still no chrome flaking off. Seems to handle the load very well.
roger u - 08/22/2021


Seems like a super heavy duty hitch ball. Per instructions, requires 450 ft-lbs on nut, wow! Good luck meeting this requirement if you don't have a 3/4" torque wrench capable of applying this much torque. The nut on my hitch ball is buried deep inside the equalizer hitch. Luckily I already had a 1-3/4" socket and the correct 3/4" drive torque wrench along with a 2 foot long pipe wrench to hold the flats on the ball side. Things to think about before purchasing this hitch ball.


Very good quality product and technical support. When I called, they had me give all the measurements for the trailer hitch height and other dimensions. This allowed me to purchase the correct drop for the hitch. It works perfectly and tows our 14,000lb rated trailer with ease.
I would not have know all that information, being a woman. But then again, I see plenty of men towing with the wrong hitch because the trailer is out of level.


This is the strongest part of our Reese sway bar installation kit. the sway bars and the drop hitch are both limited to fifteen hundred pounds tongue weight and 15000 pounds trailer weight.


This is a beefy ball hitch, the nut of of which will require a 'thin wall' socket to allow clearance between the adjacent structure of the #FA94-00-0600 weight distribution hitch when tightening.


The folks at were very helpful and professional in assisting me obtain an alternative to my initial order which was on back order until December due to the Covid-19 virus. I initially ordered the Curt Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 6-1/4" Drop - 15K with a 2" and a 2 5/16" stainless steel balls. Due to their diligence I was able to learn of the backorder status immediately. Consequently, they were able to provide a work around (chrome balls as opposed to stainless steel). While their dedication facilitated on-time delivery. I not only recommend them, but I will definitely shop with them again.


I needed a 2 1/2" drop hitch for my new truck. I got on etrailer, found exactly what I needed. They explained how to measure for the correct drop, which made it easy. Once I located the hitch, I found the correct ball, and a bolt-lock, and was done. It all shipped with free shipping, arrived in one box a few days later. Everything was there, and it was all correct. This was my 3rd time ordering from etrailer. All 3 experiences have been great. Will definitely order from etrailer again. Thanks etrailer


Not a lot to say about a hitch ball. This one is especially nice because the ball end has squared off sides for wrench tightening. So many of these are round balls mounted on a round stem. First thing you do is scratch them up with a giant channel lock. Not this one!


I ordered the Blue OX BXW1500. Installation was easy, I will be testing it next week for the first time. etrailer's customer service was wonderful. I worked with Sarah, she was a wonderful help. After ordering the hitch, I found it for a lower price. etrailer refunded the difference plus another 10% of the difference with no questions asked. I highly recommend etrailer for all your camping needs.



As always when ordering from e-trailer my tow ready ball and hitch arrived promptly. Parts are perfect rugged strong no issues and I pull 13,000 enclosed trailer. I would recommend this item for purchase.


It is what I needed for my new hitch. I will be be installing it today on my hitch head. Waiting for my new trailer. Should be here soon.

The ball has been great. Have been very happy with it.
Leroy - 09/23/2021


Has held up perfectly. Great product


Purchased a weight distribution kit and it was shipped and delivered within a couple days. Customer Service was excellent and their products are of good quality. I really like their website as they carry a lot of useful products. I have and will continue to recommend etrailer.


Had the shop down the street torque it for me . Very nice!


It's a trailer ball with a decent weight rating. Works as it should. Used it on a Curt round bar weight distribution hitch.


Angela P. was very helpful in getting our order processed and shipped. The 2 5/16" 20K lbs GTW chrome hitch ball was exactly what we needed for our tow hitch project.

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  • How Tall is Trailer Hitch Ball 63840
    I went and measured the height of ball # 63840 and from the bottom of the base to the top of the ball is 3.16 inches. That is a hair over 3-1/8 inches tall. I have found that this is a fairly common measurement having measured numerous hitch balls over the years.
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  • Why Would Trailer Become Unattached to 2 inch Hitch Ball
    Sounds like the coupler is designed for a 2-5/16 inch ball and because of that it's not securing to the 2 inch ball of your ball mount. Other possiblity is that the latch of the coupler isn't totally latching or is broken. Most likely it's the wrong ball size as the only time I have seen this problem that has been why. I attached a link to a page that has all of the 2-5/16 inch hitch balls we carry as well.
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  • Gooseneck Ball Replacement for an Older Hide a Goose type Gooseneck Hitch
    Is there a brand name anywhere on the hitch? You might have to crawl underneath your vehicle to see if it has a brand name and possibly a model name or part number. If its a Reese Hide a Goose system part # 9460, # 9461, # 9462, or # 9463 then a gooseneck ball like part # 19309 would be what you would need. I attached a page that has all of the replacement gooseneck balls we offer.
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  • How to Select Correct Size Hitch Ball for 2012 Forest River Grey Wolf M-26BH Travel Trailer
    Forest River does not maintain coupler specs on their website for your 2012 Grey Wolf M-26BH but it is easy enough to examine the coupler on the trailer to see the required ball size; this will usually be stamped into the steel housing. Based on this trailer's dry hitch weight of 402-lbs, odds are that the coupler takes either a 2-inch ball or a 2-5/16-inch ball. You'll want to check your tow vehicle's ball mount to ensure you choose a hitch ball that not only matches the ball size for...
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  • What Hitch Ball Shank Length Is Needed For The Draw-Tite Ball Mount For 3 Hitches, 4 Rise, 6 Drop
    For the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 4" Rise, 6" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K Item # 40701 you need a you need a 2-3/4" shank. I recommend the Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 20,000 lbs Item # 63840
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  • Recommended A Frame Trailer Coupler Replacement
    The Buyers Products A-Frame Trailer Coupler w Jack Hole part # 3370091595 is a 2 5/16" coupler and based on my research the Shelby 5101 is an A-frame coupler with a 2" ball and 5,000 lb capacity. The a frames they fit are the common 50 degree so yes it will work out fine you will simply need a larger ball like part # 63840.
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  • Availability of USA-Made 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball Rated for 30,000-lbs
    We do offer a USA-made hitch ball with specs similar to the one you referenced. B and W offers their 2-5/16-inch hitch ball # BWHB94004. This has a gross weight capacity of 30,000-lbs, a 1-1/4-inch diameter shank that is 2-1/2-inches long, a fine thread pitch (12 TPI) and includes the lock washer and nut. All heat-treated parts have a raw finish.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2012 GMC 2500HD with 2.5 in Hitch Towing 12k Sport Boat
    Based on everything you said in your question the Cushioned Ball Mount part # AMSCV-2 should work very well for you. This ball mount is designed to work on 2-1/2 inch hitches like what you have on your 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD and has an 18k capacity which is more than enough for your sport boat and trailer that weigh a total of 12k. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out also. For a 2-5/16 inch ball with plenty of capacity you might also be interested in the...
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  • Ball Diameter/Shank Diameter and Length for the Ball in the Ball Mount Kit # EBMK25518
    The ball that is included with the Ball Mount Kit # EBMK25518 that you referenced is a 2-5/16 inch ball. In the second bullet point of the description that info is listed. The diameter of the shank is 1-1/4 inches and 2-3/4 inches long. Since this is sold as a kit and all the parts are compatible this information wasn't as easy to find. In the second bullet point the part number for the ball is listed (part # 63840) and on it's product page this info is listed.
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  • Socket Needed for 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    The 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63840 will need a 1-7/8 inch wrench or socket like the Powerbuilt # ALL643216 to tighten the nut. This hitch ball has a 20,000 lb capacity, is made of cold-forged steel with a chrome finish and comes with a lifetime warranty. I've added a link to a video review of this hitch ball for you to check out.
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  • What Size Wrench Fits the Nut for Hitch Ball # 63840
    You will need a 1-7/8 inch wrench or socket, such as # ALL643216, for the nut on ball # 63840. It should be torqued to 450 foot pounds.
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  • How Do You Tighten a Hitch Ball that Doesn't have Wrench Flats
    If you have a bench vise you can put a cloth around the ball and use the vise to hold it so you can torque the nut to spec on ball # C40008. Like you said this ball doesn't have wrench flats so there isn't really a better way than using a vise. If you do not already have a ball you could use # 63840 instead which does have wrench flats.
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  • Higher Capacity Ball Mount Recommendation for Chevy Truck Towing 7,000 lb Trailer
    If your trailer weighs 7,000 lbs and you have a ball mount with a 5,000 lb capacity you will need to upgrade to a higher capacity ball mount like the part # C45341 that you referenced. Then for a hitch ball you would need the part # 63840 which is a 2-5/16 inch ball with a 20k capacity that will fit the ball mount. You will need to ensure that you go with a ball mount that has the right amount of rise/drop to tow your trailer level too. I attached a help article that covers that as well.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control For Triple Axle Trailer With 18,000-Lb GTW
    When choosing a weight distribution system the most important thing you want to know is what the gross tongue weight is. Gross Tongue Weight is the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully-loaded and ready to tow added to the weight of any cargo placed behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. I have attached links to a couple helpful articles that explains weight distribution and how to determine tongue weight you can check out. Based on your gross trailer weight of 18,000-lbs...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Dump Trailer Weighing 5000 To 15000 Lbs
    If your Class V trailer hitch on your Dodge truck has a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution, part # BXW2000. This system has a 20,000-lb towing capacity and is designed for tongue weight between 1,500 and 2,000 lbs. Since the weight you are hauling varies by so much, you may want to disengage the trunnion bars when the trailer is empty. You can leave them engaged but the ride would be pretty stiff. You will need a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch...
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  • Size of Torque Wrench Socket for Draw Tite Hitch Ball
    In order to tighten the nut on Draw-Tite Hitch Ball # 63840 you can use a a 1-7/8 inch wrench or socket like the Powerbuilt ALL643216. This ball is 2-5/16" in diameter with a shank that measures 2-3/4" long and 1-1/4" in diameter. It will fit ball mount platforms that are 3/8" to 1" thick.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation that Comes with a Shank with A Lot of Drop
    You are right; it would be a lot easier to replace the whole weight distribution system rather than replace several parts on an existing system. On the Blue Ox SwayPro the reason the rise and drop measurements seem so far off from each other has to do with how it is measured. Rise or drop is measured from the top of the receiver opening to the top of the platform the ball sits on in the head. The design of the SwayPro head makes that platform fairly high which creates a higher rise measurement...
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  • Complete Specs of Curt Forged Ball Mount C45456
    No problem whatsoever, as there do seem to be quite a few 1's and 2's in the product description for the Curt Forged Ball Mount # C45456. It has a weight capacity of 20,000 lbs and fits in 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. It will also give you either 1/2 inch of drop or 2 inches of rise. It also has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,700 lbs and will accept a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank such as # 63840. I've added a link to a video review of this ball mount for you...
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  • Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch Rated for 1,500 Pounds Tongue Weight
    We no longer carry the Blue Ox Sway Pro BXW1501 but we do have the # BXW1500. It has the same 1,500 pound tongue weight rating. The hitch ball to fit is # 63840.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Tongue Weight of 1,300 lbs
    Since your tongue weight is going to be 1,300 lbs when you go to tow and you already have a weight distribution shank from your old setup your best option is going to be the trunnion Strait Line system part # RP66130. This system has a tongue weight range of 800-1,500 lbs and has the only sway control setup available that works to prevent sway. If you need a new hitch ball the part # 63840 has a 20k capacity and is 2-5/16 inch in diameter.
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  • 6 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation for Truck Towing Motorcycle Trailer
    When determining how much drop you need from a ball mount you have to measure from the top of the hitch opening to the ground and then from the bottom of the coupler lip on the trailer down to the ground when it is sitting level. So since you measured from the bottom of the 2 inch hitch and got 17 inches that would mean you need a drop of 6 inches actually. For a ball mount you then would want the part # 40346 which has a 6 inch drop. For a hitch ball with a 2 inch diameter you then...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Tongue Weight 1,800 lbs
    That's quite a bit of tongue weight but we do have a weight distribution system that is rated for that. The Blue Ox Swaypro part # BXW2000 is rated for up to 2,000 lbs tongue weight and would be a great option as long as you stay under 2,000 lbs. For a ball you would want the part # 63840.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado Towing 13k Trailer
    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 trailer will be 13k when...
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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball for Reese SC Weight Distribution System # RP66131
    Yes, 2-5/16 inch ball # 63840 will fit Reese weight distribution system # RP66131. The shank length and diameter matches what the system requires.
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