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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. 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 - 20,000 lbs part number 63840 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 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
  • Draw-Tite
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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

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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

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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..


Customer Reviews

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   (146 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.

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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. 845065



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Excellent heavy duty product. Easy to order with free and quick shipping! 818702



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Very quick delivery and product received as described. I have purchased from etrailer.com several times. 808808



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Performs as expected 803530



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Ball works good! 798737



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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! 792613



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Looks good and works well. Seems very solid - probably overkill on the back of my Subaru Ascent but no regrets I getting. 789651



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Fast delivery. Needed this for my deckover trailer. 779323



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Selection and price were great and products were shipped fast. Will be a repeat buyer when in need again. 776346



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My order arrived today in perfect condition I have had great service from etrailer 767304



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still doing its job, nice heavy ball. the quick shipping is great also. 764423



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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. 763067



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As always, top of the line product at the best price. Fast shipping and great customer service. Watch their product videos and don’t hesitate to order from etrailer. 756181



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e trailer was great to work with. First package was not delivered and e trailer went the extra mile to ensure they had a satisficed customer. Great to know Customer Service still maters at a few places! 739662



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Great product, cheapest price and quick delivery. You realistically cannot ask for more!! 738510



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Very heavy and looks good. If it breaks I'll let you know. 737637



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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 728642



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Products delivered very quickly Order arrived with no problems exactly as described 717935



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Product as advertised shipping extremely fast with updating tracking 716418



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My hitch and winch arrived in reasonable time and in perfect condition. Great products at a fair price. I would recommend them to anyone who needs towing equipment. 711682



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Good and stout. Will make tailgater’s think twice. 714711



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Exactly what I needed 707031



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Holding up nicely after 1 year. 700155



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High quality, arrived promptly. Just what they say in the description. 693692



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Solid ball. Required ft. pounds of torque to tighten is a little extreme, but a good product. 668686


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Will a Trailer Hitch Ball with a Raw Finish Last as Long as a Ball with a Chrome Finish
    A chrome finish ball is going to look good but it will not be corrosion resistant. A ball with a machine finish like # C40041, is going to have about the same corrosion resistance. In terms of performance they will wear at about the same rate under normal use. The best balls in terms of corrosion are going to be stainless steel followed by zinc coated balls. But in terms of balls that have a 30,000 pound capacity and a 1-1/4 inch shank, ball # BWHB94004 or # C40085 are the only options....
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Availability of 2-5/8 Inch Hitch Ball
    I believe what you are needing for your older military trailer is a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like the Draw-Tite # 63840. Based on my research it looks like some people refer to this size as a 2-5/8 inch unit, but there is no such thing as an actual 2-5/8 inch hitch ball. Now that you know what diameter ball you need, you will just want to make sure that it's shank is the correct size for the hole on your ball mount (if you have one already). The Draw-Tite hitch ball mentioned above features...
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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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  • Selecting a Hitch Ball and Brake Controller for a 2007 Ford F-150 Towing a Car Hauler
    Before selecting the appropriate hitch ball and ball mount, you will want to check the gross trailer weight, GTW, and tongue weight, TW, capacities of your 2007 Ford F-150 and your trailer hitch. If you are going to be towing a car hauler, then you will want a ball and mount with the highest possible GTW and TW that is compatible with your truck and trailer hitch. I would definitely recommend a 2-5/16 hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank like the Curt Trailer Hitch Ball, part # 63840, and...
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  • Comparing Reese and Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution Systems for a 9,000 Pound Trailer
    I prefer the Strait-Line system, # RP66084, because the dual-cam sway control works best and there is much less metal on metal contact like there is with the Equal-i-Zer weight distribution systems. The Strait-Line systems dual-cam sway control forces the trailer and truck to ride in a straight line, stopping sway before it has a chance to start. When choosing a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Setup for Transporting Six Venture Boat Trailers With a 1995 F-250
    Since the trailer tongue weight is so high, I recommend Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution with Sway Control, # RP66561 for your 1995 Ford F-250. This system has a tongue weight capacity range of 700 - 1,400 pounds and a gross towing weight of 14,000 pounds. This system comes with a shank that fits 2-inch trailer hitches. An adjustable shank is included with the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution # RP66561 and has a maximum rise of 7 inches from top of hitch receiver opening. The...
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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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  • The Difference Between A Weight Distribution System and Weight Distribution System With Sway Control
    The Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar part # RE34FR does not utilize friction sway control. It is simply a weight distribution system that will redistribute the weight of your setup with the spring bars which will help to reduce sway but does not have active sway control at the bracket locations. A system like the Reese WDS RE34FR will help to eliminate rear sag of the tow vehicle and distribute the weight but it will not do much for sway. If you are experiencing sway...
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  • Choosing Between the Curt TruTrack 8K and 10 Systems for a 5K Trailer
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 1,000 lbs tongue weight would work but it wouldn't perform as well as the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which is rated for 8,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 800 lbs tongue weight on a 5,000 lbs trailer which will likely have an actual tongue weight once loaded anywhere from 500 lbs - 750 lbs. That said, if you were to go with the lower rated...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing a Grand Design Momentum 28G Toy Hauler
    Nice towing rig! When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system you really want to choose one that has a tongue weight that your total tongue weight (TTW) falls in the middle of. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded weight of your trailer with any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Since a properly loaded trailer should have a TW that is within 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer this means that your trailer TW alone should be 1,200 lbs - 1,800 lbs...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing a 28 ATC Aluminum Trailer with a 2017 Ford F-350
    You do have a very interesting situation. When it comes to aluminum trailers we always defer to the manufacturer whether it is just a utility trailer or an RV trailer like your toy hauler. Aluminum frames can't always withstand the pressure of a weight distribution (WD) system but if the manufacturer has tested and approved a WD system then you are good to go. I was able to get a hold of someone from the warranty department at ATC and they said that using a WD system with their trailers...
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  • High Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 RAM 1500
    For your 2019 Ram 1500 we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 41913 which has very high towing capacities of up to 15,000 lb total trailer weight. Looks like you already have a 7-way connector next to your license plate which your factory brake controller is connected to as well. You really only would need a higher capacity ball mount and you'd be set. For that we have the part # C45340 which has a 2 inch drop or the part # C45341 which has a 4 inch drop. Then for a hitch ball the part...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Shank With 6 Drop Recommendation For A 2006 Ram 2500
    The included shank on the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052 will provide a maximum of 2-1/2" of drop. In order to get this down to 6" or even more, the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17124 provides you up to 9-1/2" of drop and is adjustable in 1-1/4" increments. At pretty much the same price point you can instead get this weight distribution system including friction sway control like the Curt MV # C17062. Sway control will make a significant difference in your towing...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 600 Pound Tongue Weight
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET that you referenced is a truly excellent system that features a tongue weight range of 200 to 600 pounds. If you stay under the 600 pound tongue weight capacity, this system will be perfect for your Tacoma and Coachmen trailer. With that being said, if you think there is a possibility that you will exceed the 600 pound limit, which it seems might be the case, I recommend going with a slightly higher-rated setup. The issue with having...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2001 Ford F450 Cab and Chassis
    The Buyers Products Black Receiver Tube 2" I.D. x 6" Long Welded To 1/2" Mounting Plate # 3371804055 would work as a replacement but won't allow you to use the trailer you are seeking to use due to the height unless you use a drop ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 8" Drop - 9-1/2" Long - 12,000 lbs # 4283. Then you can use the Pin and Clip # PC3 and hitch ball # 19286. If you want a higher towing capacity overall when you include the other components,...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Towing a Variety of Trailers with a 2015 Lexus GX 460
    When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system you will first need to determine your total tongue weight (TTW) and then make sure that this number falls in the middle of the tongue weight (TW) range of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the loaded TW of your trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Lexus GX 460. A properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer. Since you will be using a variety...
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  • Recommended WD System for a 17,000 lb GVWR Trailer Towed by a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
    When choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will want to find one with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of your trailer. Since...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Ford F-350 and 14,000 Pound Work and Play 34 WRS Trailer
    A single sway control bar is only good for trailers up to 6,000 pounds and up to 25 foot, 11 inch long trailers so that is at least part of the problem you are having. But not to worry because it is a problem that is easily remedied with the proper weight distribution system. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that...
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  • Heavy Duty Tow Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Ford F-350
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15810 which is a fit for your 2008 Ford F-350 will allow you to tow your 2000 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite 30SKS without the use of a weight distribution system assuming the figures you provided on the trailer are correct. This hitch has a 20,000 lbs gross trailer weight (GTW) and 2,700 lb tongue weight (TW) rating with a 2-1/2" receiver tube opening. According to the instructions for this hitch, the professional installation time is 30 minutes...
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  • Will Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank Work With Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # BXW4028 will absolutely work with the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 17,000 lbs GTW, 1,700 lbs TW # RP66075 you asked about. Weight distribution shanks are essentially interchangeable so this will work great for you. The other option for a shank for a 2-1/2" hitch that will work with the Strait-Line is the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976. Along with the shank the other thing...
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  • Can Curt RockerBall be Used with Weight Distribution
    Good question. I checked with Curt because I haven't had this come up yet but unfortunately no, the RockerBall, part # C29FR, cannot be used with a weight distribution system. Looking at your pictures I think you have a Blue Ox SwayPro system, like part # BXW0753. If I'm correct then you need a standard 2-5/16 inch ball with either a 1 or 1-1/4 inch shank. Beyond that the choice is yours so part # 63847 is a good option for a a 1 inch or part # 63840 for a 1-1/4 inch.
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  • Recommended Complete Towing Setup for 2017 Toyota Highlander SLE AWD for 3,850 lb Trailer
    I'm happy to help you get what you need for towing. I did a little research to find your 2017 Toyota Highlander SLE AWD towing capacity to be 5,000 lbs. Based on that, you will not have an issue with a 3,850 lb travel trailer with 400 lb tongue weight, but you will want the proper equipment to do so. I recommend starting with the Draw-Tite Max-E-Loader Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75896 rated for up to 900 lbs tongue weight and towing up to 6,000 lbs. I also recommend using the Tow...
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  • What Size Wrench is Needed to Install Hitch Ball # 63840
    When installing the hitch ball part # 63840 you need to use a 2 inch wrench on the wrench flats of the ball and a 1-7/8 inch wrench for the nut on the shank.
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