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  • Can I Extend My Hitch Without Using TorkLift Hitch and SuperTruss Extension
  • The only other extension option we carry besides the Torklift SuperTruss extender that does not cut your tongue weight in half is an extra long ball mount. Traditional extensions such as part # C45796 cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on the truck in half because it creates extra leverage and movement in your towing setup. The only extra long ball mount we offer that is long enough for your setup is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 at 15-3/4 inches long. That length...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Dodge Durango that Allows Bumper Cover to Reinstall
  • For your 2017 Dodge Durango we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 76196 as a confirmed fit that does allow you to reinstall the bumper cover when not in use which totally conceals the hitch. The attached picture is one we received from a customer which shows the hitch installed and the bumper cover installed again. I also attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch with Easiest Installation for 2018 Jeep Compass New Body Style
  • The Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch # 90092 referenced in your question is not designed for your 2018 Jeep Compass and it will not fit its frame rails. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Ford Thunderbird and Lincoln Mark VIII. For your 2018 Jeep Compass New Body Style (with the letter T as the 11th character in the VIN) your best option for the easiest install is with the Draw-Tite Class III # 76144. For your model Jeep Compass this just requires modification...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Mazda CX-3
  • We do have trailer hitches to fit your 2019 Mazda CX-3 that are similar to the part # 90092 that you referenced. The available hitches for the 2019 CX-3 are the 1-1/4-inch size like # 90092 but they are lighter-duty Class I hitches. There are not any Class II hitches for your car. The available Class I hitches are Draw-Tite # 24933 and Curt # C11418. Between these two I recommend the USA-made Curt # C11418 because it will be easier to install. A video and the instructions both are...
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  • Installation Instructions for Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 90231
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 90231 that you referenced is essentially the same exact model as the Draw-Tite # 36198. The Hidden Hitch line was simply phased out to make room for the Draw-Tite units (both brands are under the same parent company). I have attached the complete written installation manual below. We do not currently have any pictures available of this particular hitch installed but I did attach a couple of photos of the very similar Curt # C13035 installed...
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Work With Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack
  • Yes, The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 is ideal for the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack part # C18013. The Curt C18013 requires a 2 inch ball mount so this one is perfect and measures 15-3/4 inches Long so it provides a lot of clearance. Our extra long ball mounts only come in 2 inches but if you are asking about the 2 inch drop then we do carry the Curt Ball Mount part # D-28 that measures 14-1/4" Long with a 6 inch drop. If you need less drop than 6 inch we carry, 13 inch Long Curt...
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  • Recommended Extra Long Ball Mount For 2001 Ram 3500 With 11.5 Lance Camper
  • For your 2001 Ram 3500 Dually 4x4 with Lance 11.5 camper, I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This extra long ball mount will allow you to put the hitch ball center 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver. It will give you 11-1/4 inches from that hitch pin center to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. This is rated for 6,000 lbs. I recommend the # 63845 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch ball. If...
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  • Best Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Mazda CX-3
  • The best bike rack style is a hitch mounted option so for your 2019 Mazda CX-3 you'll need to install a hitch first like the Draw Tite part # 24933 which is best option as it doesn't require a stabilizer strap like the equivalent Curt does for your vehicle. Now the easiest to use bike racks are platform racks as they are much easier to load then trying to fit the frame of your bike over the arms of a hanging rack. Typically the big drawback to platform racks is the weight but we have...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Forester Sport for Bike Rack
  • For your 2019 Subaru Forester Sport we have trailer hitches like the Draw Tite part # 76271 that are a fit that I would recommend for carrying a bike, but the Hidden Hitch you mentioned does not fit your vehicle so it would not be the hitch to get. The Draw Tite has a 2 inch opening which means it has plenty of capacity for carrying a bike rack and also means there are more racks made for this hitch size as well. I attached a picture of this hitch installed on a similar 2019 Forester Sport...
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  • Hitch Extender For Adding Enough Space Between Trailer and SUV to Open Rear Hatch
  • You can do that if you wish, but be aware that using an extension lowers the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The further the load gets extended away from the hitch, the more leverage is applied. This leverage can damage the hitch or cause it or its attachment points to the vehicle to fail. If you can get by with the reduced capacity, I'd recommend the 12 inch # MT70024, the 14 inch # C45795 or the 18 inch # HE18. An extra long ball mount might be a good alternative. If you click...
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  • Longest Trailer Ball Mount Available
  • The longest fixed ball mount we carry is the Hidden Hitch # 80232. It's 15-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole. It provides 3/4 inches of rise or 2 inches of drop. For a hitch ball to fit the ball mount use # 19261 for a 1-7/8 inch, # 63845 for a 2 inch, or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch.
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  • Does a Trailer Hitch Extender Reduce the Gross Trailer Weight Capacity or Just the Tongue Weight
  • The use of a hitch extender reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the trailer hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight it would be reduced to just 500 pounds tongue weight capacity when using an extension. It doesn't reduce the gross trailer weight capacity, only the tongue weight. Some extenders also have the additional restriction of flat towing only (towing a vehicle with all 4 wheels down) and cannot be used with trailers. Since the use...
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  • Is the Tongue Weight Capacity of Ball Mount 80232 Reduced by 50 Percent Like Other Adapters
  • The Ball Mount Class III, # 80232, does not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. The tongue weight capacity of just this ball mount is 600 pounds. But you need to stay within the limits of your hitch and, ultimately, your vehicle. Check your owners manual to find the towing specifications of your 2009 Nissan Murano.
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  • Will Extra Long Ball Mount Reduce Towing or Tongue Weight Capacity
  • The Hidden Hitch # 80232 ball mount will not reduce your vehicle's towing capacity like an adapter or extender will. The ball mount's max towing capacity is 6,000 pounds and its max tongue weight is 600 pounds. You should check the capacity of your hitch and your 2005 Jeep Liberty for their max capacities because the lowest rated component will be what determines how much you can tow.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack To Carry Bikes On 2001 Coleman Bayside Elite Popup Camper
  • We do have a solution for you to be able to carry bikes on your Coleman popup camper but we do not have a trailer hitch that will work with your camper. The only bumper mount hitch we offer for a 2 x 4 bumper will not work with a C-channel bumper. I recommend using a Pop-Up Camper Roof Rack like part # SR1020. This rack attaches to the roof of your camper and you can attach crossbar mounted bike carriers. Since it is mounted on the roof of the camper you don't have to worry about ground...
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  • Can Curt Dual Receiver Adapter # D-192 Be Used to Tow and Support a Cargo Carrier on 2011 Jeep
  • Use of any hitch adapter or extender, such as the Curt Dual 2-Inch Receiver Tube Adapter, part # D-192, will reduce your hitch capacity by 50 percent. This reduction in hitch weight capacity occurs as a result of the change in the geometry of how the weight load is applied to the hitch. In the case of your 2011 Jeep Wrangler all of the 2-inch hitch receivers we offer all have a 350-lb tongue weight rating; with this cut in half by use of an adapter/extender, you would have only 175-lb...
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  • Recommended Lockable Hitch Cover for 1-1/4 Inch Receiver on Subaru Outback
  • We have a large selection of trailer hitch covers available that will fit the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your Subaru Outback. It sounds like your previous cover was one like the Hidden Hitch # 60037, which simply pushes into place without the need of a pin and clip. I recommend going to a hitch cover like the Curt # 5351 instead that uses a pin to hold it into place on the receiver. You can add our etrailer.com Hitch Receiver Lock # e98879 to secure your investment and help deter theft. We...
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  • Does Going with a Longer Ball Mount Make Trailer Harder to Back Up
  • Going with a longer ball mount for your situation would be a great solution. The only real downside is that you might be more likely to bang your shin against the ball mount since it will be sticking out further, but the increased length does not make for difficulty backing the trailer up or decreased backing up angle. If anything the added length will make backing up the trailer a bit easier as the trailer will be less quick to jackknife and the added length if anything would allow...
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  • Side-Mount Trailer Jack to Avoid Tailgate Clearance Issue
  • Usually the best fix for tailgate-to-jack clearance issues is an extra-long ball mount that will move the trailer further away from the tailgate, such as # 80232, but since you are using a weight distribution/sway control hitch you cannot use this solution. So the best option in your case is to change to a side-frame-mounted jack instead of the tongue-mounted jack. The linked page displays all side-mount jacks, both jacks with caster wheels like # MT70149 and jacks with foot plates like...
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  • Will Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount Help When Backing Up Trailer
  • Using a Hitch Extension or Extra Long Ball Mount, like the # 80232, will give you added clearance between the tow vehicle and your trailer which can be helpful when maneuvering but I can't say that it will actually give you more control or slow anything down. Backing up a trailer is an art that I have yet to master and unfortunately other than disconnecting the trailer from your vehicle and using a product like the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, # STC-V211, practice is...
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank to Help with Truck Tailgate Clearance with Equal-i-zer System
  • So your best solution is actually going to be a longer weight distribution shank like the Curt # C17122 which is 18 inches long overall and 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the holes on the vertical portion of the shank. Hitch extensions in general aren't a great idea as they cut capacity like you mentioned, but more importantly they are designed for use with weight distribution systems so you should not go that route. The Curt shank is perfectly compatible...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop and Long Shank
  • For a ball mount that will give you a 2 inch drop and a longer extension, I recommend looking at the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This sturdy steel ball mount is compatible with 2 inch hitch receivers and provides either a 2 inch drop or a 3/4 inch rise. This unit also features an extra long shank that measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. You can measure out this distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your receiver to...
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  • Ball Mount and Ball Recommendations for a 2010 Subaru Forester
  • The recommended ball mount for your 2010 Subaru Forester is the Ball Mount # 2923, this is what I would recommend you get also. The Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232 that you referenced would most likely not be necessary, unless you have the need for a very long ball mount. Whichever ball mount you choose you should always stay under the towing capacities of the lowest rated component in your towing setup and go with the lowest rated component as the overall towing capacity for your...
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  • Recommended Extra-Long Ball Mount That Works With 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • I see by the records that you have the Draw-Tite, part # 75270 for your Odyssey. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole and the back of the rear bumper is 6-1/2 inches. We do offer extra long ball mounts that are designed to fit a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to select the right ball mount you can check out. I have also attached a link to the extra-long ball mounts we offer that will fit the 2 inch receiver opening on your...
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  • Can Longer Ball Mount Be Used Without Reducing Trailer Hitch Capacity On 2011 Ford Escape
  • A longer ball mount is always a better option that using an extender for the reason you mentioned. Using an adapter reduces trailer hitch capacity by fifty percent. A ball mount like part # 80232 will give you 15-3/4 inches distance from center of hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. For a little shorter ball mount you can check out part # BM20. This ball mount measures 13-1/4 inches from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. And for a ball mount that has...
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  • Why Do Longer Ball Mounts Not Cut Hitch Capacity but Hitch Extenders Do
  • You are correct. I know it seems somewhat conter-intuitive, but an extended ball mount does not cut the capacity of the vehicle hitch yet a hitch extender does do that. Reason being the hitch extenders are typically much longer than the longer ball mounts and they have quite a bit more movement due to the two connection points. Those being the extender to the hitch, and the extender to the ball mount. The fixed ball mount # 80232 is longer at 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2004 Jeep Liberty with Spare Tire
  • I have a great solution for you. To bridge the necessary gap in order to clear your Jeep's spare tire, I recommend using the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232. This is designed specifically for situations such as yours, and has a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I have attached a video demonstration of this ball mount for you to check out. If you do not already have a trailer hitch installed on your 2004 Jeep Liberty, I recommend...
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  • How to Gain Clearance Between Vehicle and Trailer Load
  • There isn't a defined amount of distance you need to have between your tow vehicle and the kayaks on your trailer. You'll have the most issue while turning so I recommend testing to see how well they work in an empty parking lot or somewhere like that. To give yourself more clearance you can use a longer ball mount. The Hidden Hitch # 80232 measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. This will help keep the kayaks further from you SUV...
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  • Will Using a Hitch Extender Help in Carrying a Motorcycle and Tow a Camper With a 2006 Chevy Truck
  • A hitch extender, like part # HE18, will allow you to move the hitch point 18 inches from the your OEM trailer hitch on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. However, the draw back of using a hitch extender is it will cut your hitch's over all capacity by 50 percent. With the weight you plan to haul in your truck bed and the added camper, a hitch extender will not work. I recommend going with an extended ball mount, like # 80232. This mount will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center...
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  • Does Using Long Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 Cut Capacity of Hitch at all
  • This is a very good question, but when you use a longer ball mount you do not cut the capacity of the hitch in half like what happens when you use a hitch extender. Reason being an extender adds quite a bit more length and leverage plus quite a bit more movement.
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount Recommendation for a Jeep Liberty
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 should work very well for you. This hitch measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, will provide a 3/4 inch rise, and has a 6,000 lb total trailer weight and 600 lb tongue weight capacity. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Fit Curt Hitch Extender C45048 on a 2016 Ford F-450
  • Thank you for the kind words. We are happy to help! First, there are longer extensions that will fit a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch on your 2016 Ford F-450 if you are interested. Titan extension # RP45018 can extend 41 to 48 inches. Ball mount # 80232 is the longest available. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It will work with the Curt extension # C45048 that you have. If the extension is at the 34 inch length then by adding...
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  • Longer Ball Mount Recommendation for Towing Trailer with Tailgate Down
  • For situations like yours the best solution is a longer mount to get the extra length since the use of a hitch extender cuts the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. For example, check out the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 which has a drop of 2 inches and is 15-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole.
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  • Ball Mount with 2 Inch Rise Longer than 7 Inches to Tow Trailer Level with 2001 Subaru Forester
  • It sounds like there are a couple of things going on here. First, you need a ball mount with a 2 inch rise. But then it also sounds like you need a ball mount that is longer than 7 inches. The other issue is that on Class I and II hitches you are supposed to use the ball mount recommended by the hitch manufacturer or it could void the hitch warranty. Ball mount # 3592 is going to be the best bet for the height and length requirements. It has a 2-1/8 inch rise and measures 9-3/4 inches...
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  • Will Hitch Extender Help with Turning Clearance of 31 Foot Eclipse Toy Hauler
  • So a hitch extender could work for you but you have to keep in mind that using one cuts the hitch capacity by 50 percent which might be fine or might not depending on your trailer weight and the capacity of your tow vehicle due to the added movement and leverage that the extension creates. If you only need a few more inches a better solution would be a longer ball mount like the Hidden Hitch part # 80232 which is 15-3/4 inches in length from pin hole to ball hole, has a 6,000 lb towing...
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  • Will Adding a Longer Ball Mount to Towing Setup Make Trailer Easier to Back Up
  • Going with a longer ball mount or a hitch extender will make backing up the trailer maybe slightly easier, but realistically it's not going to magically fix the issues you are having. The trailer will react a little bit slower when you turn the wheel of the vehicle as you are reversing it but probably not enough that you'll become considerably more confident backing up the trailer. Best advice is to try and line up the right angle you need to back up into while the vehicle is moving...
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  • Is There Drilling Involved to Install Trailer Hitch On 2016 Kia Forte
  • The hitches we offer that do fit your 2016 Kia Forte like the Draw Tite part # 24903 do not require drilling. To install the Hidden Hitch # 90092 that you mentioned does not fit your Forte so it would not be the hitch you'd want. All you need to install the Draw Tite hitch is a 17 mm socket/ratchet or wrench.
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  • Will Super Extra Long Ball Mount 80232 Decrease the Tongue Weight Capacity of a Trailer Hitch
  • No. Because ball mount # 80232 is not an adapter or extension, if used directly in the trailer hitch it will not decrease the tongue weight capacity enough (though it may decrease it only slightly) to be an issue. You will need to make sure that the combined trailer tongue weight, bike rack, and bikes does not exceed the 500 pound tongue weight capacity of the hitch. Also check the vehicle owners manual for its tongue weight rating and if lower go by the lower rating.
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  • Available Hitch Class for 2016 BMW X1
  • We do have two trailer hitches confirmed to fit the 2016 BMW X1 but both are the Class III type that have a 2-inch receiver opening, Draw-Tite # 76018 and Curt # C13303. Both will need some drilling for installation but overall the Curt hitch will be an easier installation. Sometimes a vehicle will have both Class II and Class III hitches available for it but in the case of the 2016 BMW X1 only the larger and higher-capacity Class III option exists. The good news part of this is that...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount Part # 80232 Reduce Towing Capacity
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 has a 6,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) and 600 lb tongue weight (TW) rating. Your R-Pod trailer does not exceed either of these ratings therefore it will work well for you. The extended ball mount will be the weakest component in the system and will need to be the capacity you abide by. In regards to a weight distribution system, you would need to replace the shank that comes with the system for a longer option that will clear the tailgate...
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  • Using An Extended Ball Mount While Towing
  • Yes, the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 was specifically designed for situations in which additional clearance is needed between the tow vehicle and trailer. As long as your tongue weight is under 600 lbs, the rise/drop of the ball mount will allow you to tow your trailer level, and you do not require more than an 11-1/4" extension, this ball mount will work for you. I would also recommend the use of our Roadmaster Quiet Hitch part # RM-061 to stabilize the extended load.
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  • How Come Longer Ball Mounts Don't Cut Capacity Like Hitch Extenders
  • Officially the ball mount part # 80232 does not cut any of the hitches capacity due to it's length, but this is a very valid question. The biggest difference is the amount of movement a hitch extender introduces into the setup vs. a longer ball mount. While I can admit the rules of the hitch extender capacity are a bit fuzzy when you compare them to a longer ball mount that very well could be longer than the extender, but it's basically one of those things where a rule had to be made and...
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  • Extension to Tow Trailer with Truck Tail Gate Down
  • How long of an extension do you need? I've linked our complete selection for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers for you. One example is the MaxxTow, part # MT70024, that's 12 inches long. Another option is an extra long ball mount like part # 80232. It's 15-3/4 inches long. This is often a better solution to your problem because you're not adding extra pieces to your tow setup. Hitch extenders can cause additional movement that isn't exactly ideal. If you also need a hitch ball to...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Trailer Hitch on 2011 Lexus RX 350
  • We do have exactly what you need, however the Hidden Hitch Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver # 90092 that you referenced is not a fit for your 2011 Lexus RX 350. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Mercury Cougar and Ford Thunderbird so it's not going to line up with the frame on your Lexus. For your Lexus I recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13143 instead that represents the strongest unit available for your vehicle and is made right here in the...
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  • Will Extra Long Ball Mount Allow Towing Travel Trailer with Tail Gate Down
  • The Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long 2-Inch Ball Mount # 80232 provides 15-3/4-inches from its hitch pin hole to the center of its ball hole. Without knowing the nature of the trailer's front (is it flat or tapered into a V-shape, for example) or your particular truck I cannot say for sure if you'll have enough turning clearance with your tailgate down. You can estimate this yourself by placing the unhitched truck and trailer near each other at an angle, to simulate a turn, and measuring...
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  • Can Longer Hidden Hitch Ball Mount be Used to Increase Distance Between Trailer and Tow Vehicle
  • Yes, longer ball mounts like the part # 80232 that you referenced are designed to do exactly what you described. They add length to the distance between the hitch and the trailer. As long as you stay under the capacity of this ball mount you would be fine. This ball mount has a 6,000 lb capacity with a 600 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • How to Transport Bikes and Tow a Camper Trailer with a 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • One route you could go would be to use the long ball mount part # 80232 that you referenced and a towing bike rack like the part # S64664. Check out the review video I attached for the bike rack. Another solution for you would be to go with a roof rack bike rack. Which if you don't have a roof rack check out the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the racks we offer for the various roof designs of your 2014 Mazda CX-5. For a roof rack mounted bike rack you...
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  • Hitch Extension that Could Help Tow Camper with Tailgate Down
  • What truck do you have and what size hitch? If you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch you might be able to use the Curt hitch extender part # C45048 which can be used as a 24 inch or 34 inch long extension. Your trailer would need to weigh less than 6,000 lbs though. If your hitch is a 2 inch we won't have a long enough extension so only option would be to install a 2-1/2 inch hitch if available.
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  • Recommendation for Getting Further Length out of a Ball Mount
  • Are you looking for a hitch extension or a longer ball mount? Typically going with a longer ball mount is the better option as the hitch extenders cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. We have the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 which measures 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball hole to the center of the hitch pin hole.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Mazda 3 with 2.0 liter Engine
  • We have hitches that fit your 2017 Mazda 3 with a 2.0 liter like the # 24914 if it's a hatchback or the part # 24912 but the Hidden Hitch you mentioned actually fits older Ford vehicles.
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  • Long Ball Mount for Bike Carrier that Clamps to Ball Mount for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • The longest ball mount we carry is # 80232. It measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. Ball mount # 80232 has a max rise or 3/4 inches and max drop of 2 inches. It is rated for 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 600 pounds tongue weight. There are a couple of 4-bike towing bike carriers but none of them clamp around the ball mount. They have extended shanks (that extend out away from the back of the vehicle) and holes at the ends to...
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  • Ball Mount and Ball Needed To Tow Utility Trailer with 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • In order to determine which ball mount you need you will need to take some measurements. Measure the distance from the top of your receiver opening down to the ground. Then with the utility trailer sitting on the jack so that it is perfectly level, measure the distance from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. The difference between these measurements is the amount of rise or drop you will need. If the receiver height is taller than the trailer coupler height, you will need a ball mount...
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  • Availability of Long Ball Mount and How to Measure for Needed Clearance When Pulling a Trailer
  • The ball mount (or stinger) is measured from the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball or the center of the hitch ball hole if there is not an integrated hitch ball. I've attached a video of the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232 which shows the measurement of the ball mount for length. You also want to make sure you have the correct rise or drop to allow you to tow level. I've attached both a link to all your long shank ball...
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  • Should Truck with Camper in Bed Have Ball Mount Behind Rear of Camper or Under
  • To answer your first question about whether or not the pivot point needs to be beyond the rear bumper/camper of the vehicle when flat towing the answer would be yes. This allows changes in elevation like you mentioned to not cause you to risk hitting the tow bar on the bottom of the camper. You also have to consider that when you add length to a ball mount the movement of the ball mount is exaggerated around corners as well which means the angle will become more severe which also affects...
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  • Availability of Long Ball Mount for Clearing Brush Guard and Bumper on Front Hitch
  • For a standard ball mount the part # 80232 is very long at 11-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the ball platform piece. For a longer tri-ball mount the part # BWBMTT31004 has 8 inches from hitch pin hole to 1-7/8 inch ball, 9-1/2 inches when in the 2 inch ball setup, and 7 inches when used with 2-5/16 inches.
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  • Can the Extra-Extra Long Class III Ball Mount # 80232 be Used on a 2006 Honda Ridgeline
  • Yes, you can use the Extra-Extra Long, Class III Ball Mount 6,000 lbs, item # 80232, on your 2006 Honda Pilot as long as you stay within the capacity of the lowest rated item in the system. This means that whichever item (vehicle, hitch, ball mount, or ball) has the lowest gross trailer weight or tongue weight rating will be the maximum you can tow or carry in the hitch on your vehicle. Some items you may need along with the ball mount are listed below. Anti-Rattle Device and...
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  • What Do I Need To Tow A Trailer With My Trucks Tailgate Down
  • There isn't really a special type of trailer you can use with a longer tongue to clear the tailgate. The best option is to use an extra long ball mount to clear the tailgate because extenders like Tow Ready Hitch Extender part # 80307 will cut the tongue weight capacity of your hitch in half. I recommend Hidden Hitch Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # 80232 which is 15" long so you can clear the tailgate. This particular ball mount has a 3/4" rise and 2" drop. To figure out how much rise...
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • One of the longest ball mounts we offer is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232. This ball mount is 16 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole and has a 6,000 lb capacity. Without knowing how much capacity you need it's hard for me to say if this would be enough, but another option that is slightly shorter would be the # BM20 which has a 10k capacity and is 13-1/4 inches from the pin hole to the ball hole. Backing up trailers is a bit of...
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  • Do Longer Ball Mounts Have Lower Towing Capacities
  • Typically the ball mounts that are longer or have large drops/rises have lower capacities than ones that are more standard in dimensions. This is designed to help take care of the capacity reduction question you mentioned since there isn't a hard and fast rule that applies for the scenarios you mentioned. For example, the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 that you mentioned has a capacity of 6,000 lb trailer weight and 600 lb tongue weight.
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  • Installing Friction Trailer Sway Control Unit on Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232
  • To use a friction-type sway control unit like the Curt # 17200 with your Hidden Hitch Super Extra Long Ball Mount # 80232 you can use Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts # RP26003. This bracket is held in place by the hitch ball.
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  • Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount part # D210 Recommendation for a Cargo Carrier and Boat Trailer
  • I would not recommend you use a hitch extender plus a dual hitch adapter. Every time you use an adapter you cut the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent due to the increased leverage on the hitch and increased movement. I found the cargo carrier you are looking to use and it has a great deal of rise in the shank so you would not have to worry about trailer interference as long as your boat trailer doesn't have any vertical obstructions after the coupler. I would recommend you use the...
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  • Looking for Older Hidden Hitch Receiver Tube Cover for Class I Receiver
  • The only other Hidden Hitch receiver tube or hitch cover we have other than the part # 60037 you referenced is part # 90035 which can be seen by clicking on the provided link. This cover is specifically designed for those receivers that have the safety chain loop plate welded directly to the top of the receiver.
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  • Extended Ball Mount Measurements and Compatibilities for a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country
  • You won't have any problems using the Super Extra Long Class III Ball Mount, # 80232, on your 2012 Chrysler Town and Country as long as you have a 2 inch receiver on your hitch. This ball mount has a 6000 lb gross trailer weight capacity and a 600 lb tongue weight capacity. Be sure you do not exceed the capacity of the lowest rated item while towing. You may also want a hitch ball, # 19247 or #19261. If you want to know the measurement for the extension, then you will want to start from...
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  • Can an Extra Long 16 Inch Ball Mount be Used with an 18 Inch Hitch Extender in a 2 Inch Hitch
  • You can use both a 16 inch long ball mount such as # 80232 along with an 18 inch hitch extender such as # C45796. However this combination will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by at least 50 percent. So basically you will need to look at the tongue weight capacity of the ball mount, extender, and reduced capacity of the hitch and go by whichever one is lowest.
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  • Availability of 2-Inch Extra-Long Ball Mount Rated for at Least 5000-lbs
  • The linked page will let you view all super-extra-long ball mounts we offer, all of which are made for 2-inch hitch receivers. We have Hidden Hitch # 80232 which measures 15-3/4-inches and has a 6K rating and 2-inches of drop.
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  • Long Ball Mount to Flat Tow a 2016 Fiat 500 and Carry Bikes at the Same Time Using an Adapter
  • Hidden Hitch Ball Mount # 80232 measures 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole which is much longer than standard ball mounts. Provided that the tow bar you are using to tow the 2016 Fiat couples to a ball this is the best ball mount for your application. I have linked a video review of this ball mount for you.
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  • Extra Long Ball Mount to Allow for Clearance of Canoes on a Trailer
  • Using the 15 inch ball mount, part # 80232, is obviously the easier solution however it may not give you enough room. You're in need of at least 2 feet just to get the canoes on the trailer and that doesn't even count additional clearance for turning. If the trailer is fabricated in such a way as to raise the canoes and they can extend over the trailer hitch (such as over the bed of a pick up truck) then this might work for you. If that isn't feasible then extending the trailer's...
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  • Does Using Extra Long Ball Mount Affect Towing Experience or Capacity
  • A longer ball mount like the Hidden Hitch # 80232 that you referenced will indeed put a bit more stress on the trailer hitch/rear of tow vehicle due to that added leverage, but not to the point of it having an actual negative impact on towing or cutting into your overall towing capacity. The manufacturers of this particular ball mount have determined through testing and physics well over my head that it will maintain the full weight capacity of your existing hitch, along with the tongue...
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