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  • Can Lower Part of the MaxxTow Ball Mount # MT70068 be Purchased for Different Hitch Ball Size
  • The MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068 is sold as a whole unit so the base part isn't available separately so you would need to purchase 2 of these if you are needing to use 2 different size hitch balls. We actually have another solution with the EZ Adjustable Ball Mount with Combo Ball # AM3297 which has an 8" drop/rise and comes with 1-7/8" and 2" hitch balls. Simply flip the ball assembly upside down to swap between the 2 sizes. You can also get the lock set # AM3493 to...
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  • Gen-Y Stackable Receiver Ball Mount for 3 Inch Hitch Receiver and Compatible Hitch Lock
  • The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers for 3" Hitch - 6" Drop/Rise - 32K # 325-GH-1723 is a great option for your 2019 Ford F-250 with 3 inch receiver. This ball mount will use 2-1/2 inch receivers, so the InfiniteRule Security Trailer Hitch Lock # 34065035 will work as would the Bulldog Hitch Receiver Lock # BD580412, or the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05.
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  • Compatibility of 2009 Dodge Journey to Pull U-Haul Rental Trailer
  • For your 2009 Dodge Journey, your max towing capacity is 1,000 lbs. If you use the smallest utility trailer 4x7 then the unloaded weight of the trailer is 630 lbs giving you a loading capacity of 370 lbs total. If you use the smallest enclosed cargo trailer of 4x8 you will be able to carry only 150 lbs because the empty weight is 850 lbs. You may be better off renting a vehicle equipped for towing or a van/truck for the entire load. If you decide you want to utilize your vehicle,...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Ball Mount on 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Class IV Hitch
  • The B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount - 3" Rise, 4" Drop - 11-3/8" Long - 16,000 lbs # BWBMHD30013 will fit any 2 inch receiver, so you can use it with a Class IV hitch on your 2013 Silverado 1500. The ball mount is rated higher than your truck, so you will be limited by the towing capacity of your truck and not the ball mount. I recommend the 2-5/16 hitch ball # C40085 or the 2 inch ball # A-90. You may also want to consider a hitch lock like # 7683.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Thanks for the measurements of your coupler and trailer hitch! With that info we know that you need an 8-1/2 inch drop to tow your trailer level. Since B and W does not make a Tow N Stow with that much drop the best option would be a Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount part # WS8-25 which will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch and work well. It has a scale built into the ball mount platform too.
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  • Comparing Fastway and Weigh Safe Adjustable 2 Ball Mounts for a 2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman
  • If you plan on only hauling bigger trailers with your 2018 Ram 2500 then I recommend going with the Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2925 for a few reasons. The first is that it has a higher weight rating than the Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB10-25, and the second being that you can add the lock set # FA86-00-3685 to lock the ball mount and the adjustable ball. The Weigh Safe comes with a lock for the adjustable ball but you would need to use part # WS06...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2 Inch Receiver using ATV Guard Dog Tie Down
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 can be used to tow a trailer and secure the 4 wheeler using the Louisiana Guard Dog ATV tie Down. Because you will be using an accessory in the receiver portion the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch receiver will be reduced by 50%.
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  • Recommendation for Transporting Street Bikes with a Jeep Patriot and a Class I Trailer Hitch
  • If your Jeep Patriot has a trailer towing capacity of 2,000 lbs then it will most likely have a tongue weight (TW) rating of 200 lbs as most vehicle manufacturers recommend a 10% max trailer tongue weight. I recommend verifying this with your owner's manual as the vehicle weight ratings can differ from that of your trailer hitch. You will be limited to the lower of the 2 ratings. Even if your max TW is higher than 200 lbs it won't be much more than that so to transport your heavier street...
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  • Total Height of Weigh Safe 180 Hitch Ball Mount with 10 Inch
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured from the top of the shank to the lowest point of the ball mount # LTB10-2 and it measures about 15-3/4 inches.
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  • How to Pick Out Adjustable Ball Mount for 2016 Chevy Duramax with 9 inch Lift
  • A 9 inch lift on a truck like your 2016 Chevy Silverado that already sits pretty high is going to most likely require quite a bit of drop from a ball mount. The Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount # LTB10-2 that you referenced can provide up to a 10 inch drop and has the largest amount of drop we offer from a ball mount from Weigh Safe. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible....
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  • How Much Ground Clearance is Lost When MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount MT70380 is in Drop Position
  • If you measured from the bottom of your hitch opening down 7-7/8 inches you'd know where the bottom ball of the MaxxTow Ball Mount part # MT70380 would be relative to the ground. This should allow you to know what kind of ground clearance you'd have.
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  • Recommended Dual Receiver Ball Mount that Wont Reduce Weight Capacity
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 is only available with the rise for the receiver accessory and the slight drop for the trailer hitch ball. The best option for what you are seeking is the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 7-1/2 inch Drop/Rise # 325-GH-3145 or the 5 inch # 325-GH-303 if you want to use a different ball mount. This will allow you to use the bottom receiver for towing and...
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  • Can the Hitch Balls be Flipped on the Flash E Series HD Adjustable Ball Mount
  • The dual hitch balls on the Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # FA42-00-2825 CANNOT be flipped for storage due to a machined stop. Instead, you would want to use the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS10040C which is a very similar ball mount that does have the storage feature you described. The Tow & Stow has a 10,000 lb capacity, 2" and 2-5/16" hitch balls, and offers 7" drop and 7-1/2" rise. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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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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  • Which Ball Mount Should be Used with Curt Hitch Installed on 2013 Toyota Corolla S
  • With Class I hitches like what fits your 2013 Toyota Corolla you have to use the recommended ball mount from the hitch manufacturer otherwise you void the warranty of the hitch. For the Curt hitch # C11265 for your 2013 Toyota Corolla you can only use the Curt ball mount part # C45521 to stay in compliance with your warranty.
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  • Why Won't etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2-1/2" Hitches Fit Ford Factory 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The reason the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2-1/2" Hitches # EBMK25518 will not fit the factory 2-1/2" hitch receiver on your 2018 Ford F-350 is that those receivers have edges which are a bit rounder than standard hitch receivers and this ball mount has square edges. I recommend checking out the Titan Ball Mount for 2-1/2" Receivers # 45123 which has a 5" drop and from the accompanying photo you can see how the shank has more rounded edges. With this ball mount you will want...
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  • Inverting Ball Mount to Work With Taller Trailer Couplers for Level Towing
  • Ball mounts like # 2753 can absolutely be inverted to gain height. This is referred to as a rise instead of a drop, meaning there is a measurement from the inside top of the receiver tube on your trailer hitch to the bottom of your trailer coupler when level. That difference will either be a rise or drop and will determine the ball mount needed for you to tow level. I've attached an article to assist further. I've linked the page to all our fixed mount ball mounts as well as the...
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  • Is the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount Available with a Longer Shank
  • How much longer do you need? The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole on the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount part # D210 is 12-1/2". We do have a similar option available in which this distance is slightly longer (13") in the MaxxTow Multipurpose Ball Mount part # MT70066 but aside from this, no. If you required an even longer shank then the only option would be to use something like the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 which measures...
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  • Can Salt Spreader be Used with Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210
  • An important thing to keep in mind when using the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # # D210 or any similar adapter is that it will reduce the tongue weight capacity on your trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example if the trailer hitch on your truck has a tongue weight limit of 500 pounds, this will be reduced to 250 pounds when using the adapter. As long as the weight of your loaded salt spreader remains under the reduced capacity of your hitch, there is no reason you couldn't use it with this...
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  • Trailer Towing Weight Capacity of a 2016 Chevy Traverse AWD with Tow Package
  • If you check out page 260 of the owner's manual for your 2016 Chevrolet Traverse it should say that if the model is an AWD and has the towing package then the max trailer weight it can handle is 5,200 lbs. You will want to be sure to check your owner's manual to verify this and to note any instructions on towing as well. Some towing packages come with both a trailer hitch and wiring. If this is the case for you then you just need a ball mount, hitch ball, and pin and clip to complete...
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  • Availability of Ball Mount with More Drop Than 12-1/2"
  • If you are wanting a ball mount with a further drop than the 12" Drop Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount # AMSC12 you will need a Gen-Y Hitch like part # 325-GH-317 which has a 15" drop. Aside from that we don't have a "traditional" ball mount with as much length or drop as the Convert-A-Ball option that you referenced. Gen-Y does recommend using a stabilizer bar kit like part # 325-GH-0100 to help keep their hitch from wobbling. I also recommend installing a hitch lock like part # 34065032 to...
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  • Threads Per Inch for 1 inch Diameter Shank Hitch Balls
  • For a 1 inch diameter bolt with coarse threads the threads/inch is 8 and for fine thread the standard is 12 threads per inch but commonly it's 14 threads per inch that's seen. The # 989900 comes with hitch balls that have 1 inch diameter coarse thread designs which means they have 8 threads per inch.
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  • Thread Style on Hitch Balls of etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # 989900
  • If you are looking at the balls that come in the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900, ball # 19247, is coarse threaded and has a 1-1/2 inch nut and lock washer included. Ball # 19260 is also coarse threaded and it also comes with a nut and lock washer. You would not need to provide a correct nut for this as it is included. The threads per inch is 8.
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  • Ball Mount for 2 inch Hitch that has 2 inch Drop and 15k Total Weight Capacity
  • Ball mounts with 1 inch diameter ball holes will have lower capacities like the Draw Tite part # 2923 which has a 1 inch ball hole size but only has a capacity of 7,500 lb. Only similar ball mount we have is the Curt Heavy Duty ball mount part # C45331 which as the same 2 inch drop like you need and a capacity of 15,000 lbs. It comes with a hitch ball mounted to it already which measures 2-5/16 inch. This would be your best option.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Replacement for Ball Mount of 989900
  • The ball you need is the 2 inch ball part # 63845 which fits the ball mount part # 2923 that you have from the ball mount kit part # 989900.
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  • Torque Rating for Hitch Balls in etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # 989900
  • The torque rating for both hitch balls in # 989900 is 250 foot pounds.
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  • Dual Hitch Receiver for Use with Tow Dolly
  • I do have an option for you but they do not make the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount part # D210 with a 4" drop. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount part # 325-GH-303 which can be used as a dual hitch receiver and will allow for you to obtain either a 5" rise/drop, 2-1/2" rise/drop, or 0" rise/drop. We do not have any dual hitch receivers that can be used for a tow dolly and will allow for a 4" drop.
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  • Will Bolt Hitch Lock Fit Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5600
  • We do have BOLT hitch locks that would lock the shank of the Fastway Weight Distribution Head part # FA49-00-5600 that you mentioned. For that you'd want the part # BL7018447 for a Ford key, part # BL7023582 for a center cut GM key etc. If you have a different key check out the link I attached that shows all of the Bolt hitch locks we carry.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for a 2016 Ram 2500
  • The DeadBolt brand of hitch locks, such as # 7683 for 2 inch hitches, have proven to be reliable and are highly rated by our customers. They have several options for different size hitches and other applications. I have included a link to the DeadBolt options for you.
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  • Available 2-Inch Pintle Style Mounts
  • The pintle mount that fits on the shank of the Pro Series Adjustable Pintle Mount # 63072 is not available as a separate item, only as part of the complete kit with the shank. I confirmed this with Pro Series. This item can be used with Pintle Hook # 63013, 2-5/16-inch Pintle Hook Combo # 63012 and 1-7/8-inch Pintle Hook Combo # 63010. I linked for you our main page for 2-inch pintle style mounts and related parts.
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  • How to Carry a Hitch Mount Bike Rack on Motorhome While Also Using a Tow Dolly
  • We do have a solution for you but the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-8 that you referenced is actually meant to be used for flat towing only. Roadmaster didn't design it to be used for towing a trailer or a tow dolly. There are other options like this with part # MT70070 but this will reduce the weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50% so you may not have enough tongue weight capacity if you are carrying a bike rack and some bikes. The only solution that will...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch # C45014 Come with Hitch Pin
  • The Curt hitch part # C45014 does not normally come with a hitch pin. I realize that seems odd since it does come with a ball mount but you'd need to provide either a hitch pin or hitch lock. For a hitch pin you'd want the part # F-4 or for a lock part # 7680.
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  • What Size Adjustment Pin Is Needed for the Flash E Series Adjustable Ball Mount
  • If one of the hitch pins you have now has a usable pin length of at least 3-7/8" then you can use it on the adjustment portion of the Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls part # FA42-00-2600. If not then you would want to use the Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set part # FA86-00-3660 as it comes with keyed alike locks for both the hitch pin hole and the adjustment pin hole.
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  • Is there a Lot of Movement, Play, Slop when Using MaxxTow Adjustable Ball Mount MT70380
  • The slight movement of the ball portion of adjustable ball mount # MT70380 would not be nearly enough to take the trailer off level while towing. It will though most likely make more noise than a standard ball mount since it is a 2-piece ball mount. There is going to be some movement to varying degrees from all adjustable ball mounts. You could go with a higher quality ball mount such as the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10040B but the difference in movement probably won't be nearly enough to...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation With Near Zero Rise/Drop
  • The ball mount we have that has the closest rise/drop to 0 is the Convert a Ball part # AMSC2 which has a rise of 3/4 inches when fliped in rise position. With the tongue weight of the trailer loaded this should compress the vehicle suspension enough that you'd be right at level. For a 2 inch ball you'd then want the part # 40038 or for a 2-5/16 inch ball part # 63847.
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  • Availability of Long Ball Mount for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The longest ball mount we have available that is compatible with 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers is the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45000. This ball mount has a length of 13-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can also check out.
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  • What is Causing Back and Forth Bucking on Jeep Wrangler
  • While you can use the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1024 with a Roadmaster tow bar like the StowMaster # RM-501 it will not be a solution to fix the back-and-forth bucking you are encountering with your Wrangler. Does your Jeep have a supplemental braking system? If not then that would be the solution, and if you do have one then it may not be working as well as intended. I have added a link to a help article on supplemental braking systems for you to check...
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  • How to Tow a Trailer with Bike Rack Attached to Tow Vehicle
  • Instead of using the MaxxTow Ball Mount part # MT70066, I recommend using the Swagman Traveler XCS part # S64664 which installs on a 2" square ball mount and will allow you to carry two bikes. This option will position the bike rack closer to the tow vehicle in comparison to the MaxxTow Ball Mount. It also won't reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50% like the ball mount adapter will. I have attached a photo of this bike rack being used on an a-frame trailer with propane tanks so...
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Hitch Ball Hole
  • Good question. I went out and measured the ball mount, part # 36078, myself. It's 7-1/2 inches from the pin hole the hitch ball hole. You can actually see the measurement taken in the video I linked for you. If you don't have a hitch ball to fit already part # 19254 is a 1-7/8 ball and part # 19258 is a 2 inch ball. Both have a 3/4 inch diameter shank to fit the ball mount.
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  • Rock Tamers Mud Flap System Fit on Alumistinger Ball Mount
  • The Rock Tamers Mud Flaps part # ERT00108 need one inch on the ball mount shank for clearance to mount like in the picture I attached. In the second picture I attached you'll see that the Alumistinger Ball Mount part # AM3511 that you referenced would have the needed clearance to fit.
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  • 2-5/16 inch Ball Recommendation with Curt Ball Mount # C45087
  • For a 2-5/16 inch ball to fit the Curt ball mount part # C45087 that you referenced you would want the part # 63847 along with the ball mount. We can't mount them here though.
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  • Removing Stuck Pin on Ball Mount Platform of Rapid Hitch # AM3410
  • The pin that holds the ball mount platform of the Rapid Hitch part # AM3410 that you referenced should slide right out as it was not pressed. It may have some dirt or grime built up in that area which is making it harder to push out. If use small punch with a hammer it should break that free and easily slide out.
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  • Will the Thule T2 Pro XTB Fit on a Motorhome Towing a Tow Dolly
  • You need to determine if the 2-1/4 inches of drop of the Curt # D210 is appropriate with your tow dolly. Find the difference from your 21 inch measurement on your RV's receiver and the distance from the ground to the bottom of the dolly's coupler. This is how you find the rise or drop you need in a ball mount. If the 2-1/4 inch drop of the # D210 works with this then you'll be fine. You shouldn't have any issues using the Thule T2 Pro XTB, part # TH9034XT, with the ball mount. You...
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  • Recommended Replacement Adjustment Pins for MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067
  • As long as the Grade 8 bolts fit into the adjustment holes on the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 that you referenced, there isn't a particular reason you couldn't use them and some locking nuts in place of the included 5/8 inch pins. Keep in mind though that using something like a standard bolt that isn't specifically designed for use as a hitch pin on this unit may void the manufacturer's warranty. If you are looking for a more secure connection on the ball mount platform,...
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  • Compatibility of Weigh Safe 2 Inch Ball Mount with Reducer Sleeve and 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for Trip
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K # WS6-2 will work fine in a 2-1/2 inch hitch with a reducer like the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405. The aluminum shank will work fine with the powder coated reducer sleeve. If you were using for a longer time than one trip, I'd recommend moving to the 2-1/2 inch shank but for your trip this combination will work fine. You may want to consider using the Locking Dual Pin Assembly...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount With Drop for 6 Inch Lifted Truck
  • When a truck has a 6 inch lift, you will need a drop hitch like the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop # LTB10-2 you referenced. To determine the exact drop you need, you will want to measure from the ground to the inside top of the receiver opening and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler. This will determine the drop you need as you subtract those two measurements. I've attached an article to assist and have linked all the drop...
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  • Can Ball Mount be Used Upside Down to Use in Rise Position
  • A great majority of standard ball mounts are designed so that they can be used in either the drop or rise position. Using a ball mount like the Draw-Tite # 2753 that you were looking at in the rise position is just a matter of turning it upside down like what you mentioned. This does not typically have any effect on the weight capacity or integrity of the ball mount. With that being said, it's hard for me to say for certain that this is the case with your particular ball mount without...
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  • How Much Does the Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount Part # C45900 Weigh
  • The Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount part # C45900 that you referenced weighs around 30 lbs. If you need something lighter then you may want to take a look at some of our adjustable aluminum ball mounts like the Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # FA42-00-2800 which I have attached a list of for you.
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  • Euro Style Drawbar and Hitch Pin for 2005 Ford Escape
  • As long as you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver installed on your 2005 Ford Escape the Curt Class II Euro Style Drawbar # C45572 will fit and work great. This drawbar does not include the needed hitch pin and clip but you can add it with part # F-4. We also have locking hitch pins available like the excellent DeadBolt # RH2-XL that will help protect your investments. I have attached a few short video demonstrations on these products that you can check out as well.
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  • Locking Pin Recommendation for Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # 63071
  • There is a lock set designed specifically for the Pro Series adjustable ball mount # 63071. It is lock set # 63069. This set includes a 3/4" lock to replace the pin that holds the ball mount platform in place on the shank, and a 5/8" lock to secure the ball mount in a 2" hitch.
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  • Parts Needed to Use Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack and Tow Malone Kayak Carrier Behind RV
  • You will definitely want your Malone kayak trailer like the MicroSport # MPG462G2 as level as possible when hooked up to your Winnebago. We do have a nice selection of ball mounts that feature the type of drop you are needing from the RV. The Curt Ball Mount # C45100 features a 7-1/2 inch drop (or a 6-1/4 inch rise) and has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of ball mounts that you can look through in case you find that...
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  • Ball Mount with 5 Inch Rise for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • We have numerous ball mounts that offer at or around 5 inches of rise! For a basic ball mount with a 5 inch rise you can use Curt ball mount # C45336. It is rated for a maximum of 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,000 pounds tongue weight. It measures 9-3/8 long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. The ball hole is 1-1/4 inches in diameter. For a ball with the proper size shank to fit that hole you can use # A-90 for a 2 inch or # 19286 for a 2-5/16...
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity for Fastway Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # DTSTBM6800
  • The Fastway Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # DTSTBM6800 referenced in your question features a 1,000 pound tongue weight capacity, regardless of which ball you are using. The towing capacity will change based on the ball size; 8,000 pounds with the 2 inch ball and 10,000 pounds with the 2-5/16 inch ball. Using the ball mount in the drop or rise position will not affect its weight capacitiy at all. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can also check out.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch and Rock Tamers Mud Flaps
  • I agree with your assessment; ball mount # DTSTBM7025 is not a good option for Rock tamers for 2-1/2 inch ball mounts # ERT00110. Weigh Safe ball mount # WS10-25 would be a better option since it has a 2-1/2 inch shank the entire length of the shank. Out of the available 2-1/2 inch adjustable ball mounts this Weigh Safe mount would be the best option.
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  • How to Choose a Ball Mount for a 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • In order to choose the correct ball mount for your new 2018 Toyota 4Runner you will first need to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of your trailer hitch and then from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your trailer while level. The difference between the two measurements will tell you the correct amount of rise/drop you need to look for in a ball mount. Once you obtain these measurements you can either let me know what they are so I can make a recommendation or...
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  • Length of Accessory Mount on Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 has the accessory mount that is 5-1/16 inches long. It is 2 inches from the outside collar to the center of the hitch pin and 3-1/16 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the back of the accessory receiver. This hitch takes a 1 inch diameter hitch ball like # 63845 for a 2 inch ball or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch ball. I also recommend the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock...
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  • Length From Hitch Pin Holes to Center of Ball on Curt Pintle Hook
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the Curt Pintle Hook # C45908 to get the measurements you asked for. I put it together and used digital calipers to ensure this measurement was as accurate as possible and found that it measured approximately 13.7" from the center of the furthest hitch pin hole to the middle of the ball and 12.7" from the center of the closest hitch pin hole to the center of the ball.
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  • Does the Towing Capacity of the Channel Style Adjustable Ball Mount Part # C45900 Change
  • The towing capacity of the Channel Style Adjustable Ball Mount part # C45900 will vary depending on the hitch ball used i.e. 2" (10,000 lbs) and 2-5/16" (14,000 lbs). However, the towing capacity will not change when using the ball mount in the rise or drop position and everything else in between. In order to protect your investment I recommend using the Curt Hitch Lock part # C23519. I have attached a review video of the ball mount in action for you as well.
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  • What is the Rise of Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount # AMSC10
  • Because there isn't an 8-3/4 inch rise category for ball mounts the Convert-A-Ball mount # AMSC10 is lumped into the 9 inch rise category. The actual rise is 8-3/4 inches. In the grand scheme of things that 1/4 inch difference isn't going to cause you any problems and the trailer will be more level than most other setups I have seen. If exactly 9 inches is required your best option is adjustable ball mount # FA42-00-2800 which has a maximum rise of 9 inches. I have linked a video review...
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  • Overall Length of Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount 325-GH-1225
  • I went to our warehouse and measured the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount # 325-GH-1225 for you. From the center of the hitch balls to the nearest of the hitch pin holes the length dimension is 15-3/4-inches; the two hitch pin holes are spaced apart on center by 1-1/2-inches. Please refer to the photo I prepared for you with these dimensions indicated. The longest standard 2-inch ball mount we offer, part # 80232, is 15-3/4-inches long but is rated for only 6000-lbs.
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  • Is Alumistinger Ball Mount Compatible With Reese Sway-Control Bracket
  • I spoke with a representative of Andersen who said they do not recommend using the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3505 with sway control due to the amount of stress it would put on the aluminum mount. Instead you can use the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 2753 which like the Alumistinger fits 2" hitches, has a 4" drop and 3" rise along with a weight capacity of 7,500 lbs. It is compatible with the Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts # RP26003 that works with Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660.
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  • Can a Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount be Used with a Weight Distribution System
  • Weight distribution (WD) systems, like the Fastway e2 # FA92-00-0600, actually use a specific head that installs on a WD shank. The head is designed to hold the bars so you wouldn't be able to use a Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount, like part # FA42-00-2825, with a WD system. You can use the sway control unit # 83660 either way though. If you don't already have a tab for the small hitch ball then you can install a tab with part # 3442 or part # RP26003.
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  • Effect of Using Extra-Long Ball Mount for Towing
  • Use of an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 will not reduce a hitch's towing weight capacity the way that use of a separate extender/adapter will. Extenders like # C45791 and # D-192 actually do reduce the hitch towing capacity by 50-percent. Weight distribution hitch systems such as # C17501 should not be used with any type of hitch extender or adapter. A friction sway control unit like # 83660 can be used with an extra-long ball mount like # 80232 by adding a sway control bracket...
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  • Replacement Key for Fastway Diversi-Tech Ball Mount
  • I'm sorry to hear about the break-in but I do think I can help you and thanks for the photo. Though I was unable to reference the number you gave as a part number, from the photo it looks like you have a Diversi-Tech (Fastway) Aluminum Ball Mount. What you will need is the Re-Keying Kit for DTLBM and DTALBM Series Self-Locking Aluminum Ball Mounts # DTLBM02RK to replace the locks.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Ball Mount With Receiver for use Behind Trailer
  • There is a bike rack you can use with the MaxxTow Ball Mount w/ 2" Accessory Receiver # MT70066 but the SportRack Bike Rack SR2901LR is not rated for use to be towed behind a trailer. The only other option for a platform rack that fits a 2" receiver, is rated for use behind a trailer and has a weight capacity of 45 lbs per bike like the SportRack is the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64684. It has sliding wheel cradles to fit bikes of different sizes, can accommodate wheelbases...
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  • Dimensions of Pro Series Adjustable 3-Ball Mount
  • The Pro Series Adjustable 3-Ball Mount # 63070 measures 6-7/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank (before the tapered portion begins), 7-3/4" from the center of its hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes and 11-5/8" from the center of the the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball.
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball to Work with Curt # D210 Ball Mount
  • The # D210 ball mount does have a 1 inch diameter ball hole and we have a number of hitch balls to fit. I've linked the entire selection. If you're looking for one of the 3 standard hitch ball sizes I recommend: # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch # 63845 for a 2 inch # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch You need to choose the correct ball size that fits your trailer's coupler.
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  • How Long is Ball Mount in Super Extra-Long etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit
  • Hey the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # EBMK2EL sure will give you that couple more inches you need to fit your 2018 Ford F-150. You mentioned that your current shank measured 10-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole. Well, the ball mount kit # EBMK2EL is super extra long, measuring 16"! Sixteen! This kit also comes with a 1-7/8" and 2" hitch ball, pin and clip, as well as storage bag for your convenience.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • The tongue weight (TW) capacity of the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS10035B will be 10% of the gross trailer weight (GTW) capacity for the respective hitch ball. Therefore, if you are using the 1-7/8" hitch ball the tongue weight capacity is 350 lbs but if you are using the 2" hitch ball then the tongue weight capacity is 750 lbs.
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  • Determining Rise or Drop Needed on Ball Mount for 2012 Honda Pilot Pulling BBQ Trailer
  • In order to determine what drop, if any, is needed on a ball mount to tow your Meadow Creek BBQ trailer level with your Honda Pilot, you will just need to take a quick measurement on both the Pilot and the trailer. Starting on your Honda Pilot with it parked on level ground, take a measurement from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. Then on the trailer, measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the measurement you took on the vehicle is greater, you know you...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2015 Ford Escape OEM Hitch
  • Your 2015 Ford Escape has a Class II Trailer hitch but it looks to have a 2 inch receiver opening if you have the OEM hitch. If this is the case, then the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 8" Rise - 5,000 lbs # MT70067 with hitch ball # 63845 and pin # PC3 is a great option that is also economical. A fixed hitch like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 2923 is another option when using # PC3 and # 63845. It has a 2 inch drop. To confirm the correct drop needed for...
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount # AM3413 for 2" Ball
  • The tongue weigth of the Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit w/ 2 Zinc Balls # AM3413 that you referenced when using the 2 inch ball is 800 lbs.
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  • How Do You Know If You Need Sway Control on a Trailer
  • Unfortunately, there really isn't any way to predict whether or not you are going to experience trailer sway. This is all going to depend on how the trailer is loaded and it's position in relation to the tow vehicle. It really doesn't have much to do with the tow vehicle at all. I might also add that a weight distribution system is not required so you can always use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount part # WS10-3 though it does not have an anti-sway control features. If you do begin to experience...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for MaxxTow Adjustable Ball Mount # MT70067
  • The clearances are actually pretty tight between the adjustable channel, shank, and pins of the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which means it would move a little bit but would not be a super obnoxious rattle. To get rid of the movement between the hitch and the shank of this ball mount though we have the # 63232 which would work well. This doubles as a hitch lock too.
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  • What Towing Components Need to Be Replaced When Involved in an Accident?
  • Because there is really no way to test the hitch, it is recommended to replace the hitch, the ball mount, and any other components involved in an accident. No company will want to take the liability of no visible damage, so I recommend replacing all of the components including the hitch, ball mount, hitch ball, and even hitch pins. I also recommend testing your wiring for proper function using a circuit tester like # PTW2993.
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  • Is Pro Series Adjustable 3-Ball Mount # 63070 Compatible with Weight Distribution
  • Yes, the shank of the Pro Series Adjustable 3-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 63070 is the same as the # 63911 which is designed for Pro Series weight distribution systems so they are compatible.
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  • Hitch Pin Hole Dimensions on Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount # 325-GH-034
  • The Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount # 325-GH-034 referenced in your question has a total length of 12 inches from front to back on the unit. The distance from the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball will differ depending on which size ball you are using. When using the 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, this distance is just about 9 inches. When using either the 2 inch or 2-5/16 inch hitch ball this distance is 8-1/4 inches. This ball mount features a 10,000 pound towing weight capacity and...
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  • Availability of High Capacity Adjustable Ball Mount with Sway Control Tab
  • We do have the Draw-Tite Adjustable Ball Mount with Sway-Control Tab # 7390, but it features a 6,000 pound towing weight capacity. This is the highest rated ball mount with a built-in sway-control tab we have available. Your best option is to go with a higher-rated adjustable ball mount like the Pro Series # 63071 and then weld on a sway control tab # 3442. With that being said, since your trailer is well over 6,000 pounds we highly recommend that two friction-style bars be used (one...
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  • Hitch Receiver Lock for MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount
  • No, you would not be able to use 4 receiver locks in place of the pins of the MaxxTow Adjustable Tri-Ball Mount # MT70197; the gold hitch pins that hold the mount to the the shank is required in order to maintain the proper weight capacity. If you wanted to lock the ball mount to your hitch you can do so with Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 7683.
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  • Base Plates for 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • No, a ball mount will not work as a way to flat tow your 2016 Chevy Silverado, you will need to add base plates to your truck. The Blue Ox # BX1731 base plates are a fit for a '16 Silverado and works with Blue Ox Aladdin, Alpha, Avail, and Aventa tow bars.
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  • Dual Receiver Hitch Adapter to Provide More Clearance Between Ball Mount and Accessory
  • The MaxxTow Multi-Purpose Ball Mount # MT70066 does have 3-1/4-inches of rise and the similar Curt part # D210 offers only a little bit more clearance, 3-9/16-inches. On items like these the top receiver opening cannot be too much higher than the ball mount or weight capacity and strength will be reduced. If you use an item like the Malone Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544, which has 7-1/2-inches of space between the two receivers, you will gain several more inches of clearance. Please...
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  • Ball Mount With 10" Drop for Tow Dolly
  • I believe you are asking about a ball mount with a 10" drop and I recommend checking out the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # AMSC10. This ball mount fits 2" receivers, has a maximum 10" drop and a weight capacity of 8,000 lbs. You will need Pin and Clip # PC3, and for a 2" hitch ball you will need # 40038; if you needed a 2-5/16" hitch ball the correct part is # C40007.
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  • What is the Hitch Ball Size of a 2000 Coleman Sea Pine Pop-Up Camper
  • I do not know for certain but my guess is that their 2000 Coleman Sea Pine Pop-Up Camper uses a 2" hitch ball. If you have access to the trailer then you can look at the top of the coupler as this will tell you what size hitch ball to use. The other option is a 1-7/8" hitch ball but again, there is no way to know for certain without looking at the trailer coupler. Depending on the rise/drop you need (see article) you could use the Ball Mount Kit part # 989891 which comes with both a...
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  • Does the Draw-Tite Drawbar # 36071 Come with a Hitch Ball
  • The Draw-Tite # 36071 does not come with a ball mount but it does come with a hitch pin and clip to secure the drawbar to your trailer hitch. For a hitch ball you can use part # 19256 for a 1-7/8" hitch ball or part # 19258 for a 2" hitch ball. Their individual prices can be found on their product pages.
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  • Available 2-1/2-Inch Fixed and Adjustable Ball Mounts with 8-Inches of Drop
  • The Curt 21K Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45432 is intended for extra-heavy-duty 3-inch hitch receivers. It does have the 8-inches of drop you need, but we have similar ball mounts in the 2-1/2-inch hitch size you require and you can see these on the linked page. We have both fixed ball mounts like # C45427 which has 8-inches of drop, as well as adjustable ball mounts like Flash E Series # FA42-00-2825.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of the Hitch Balls on the Flash E Series HD Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825
  • The tongue weight capacity of the 2 inch ball on the Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825 is 1,200 lbs. The 2-5/16 inch hitch ball then has a tongue weight capacity of 1,800 lbs.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount with 1-7/8 Inch Ball for 2018 Chevy Colorado
  • For your 2018 Chevy Colorado, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise # BWTS10038B. This ball mount comes with 2 hitch balls one of which is the 1-7/8 inch ball you need. It is adjustable in 1 inch increments so you can make sure your trailer rides level. This hitch also has a really nice stow-away feature for a clean look when not in use. I've attached a video to assist. I also recommend you use a hitch lock like # 7683 to deter theft and...
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  • Hitch, Wiring and Transmission Cooler for 2012 Ford Escape with 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 75751 is a confirmed fit on your 2012 Ford Escape and when the option exist we almost always recommend a 2-inch Class III hitch over the smaller Class II since the capacity is much higher and the cost is not. In terms of ground clearance a 1-1/4-inch hitch might win the comparison. For a wiring harness you can use 4-pole kit # 118551 which works on Escapes with or without the backup sensors. Install videos for both items are linked for you. You may also want...
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  • Will Ball Mount Portion of Curt # C45901 Fit Shank # C45917
  • I checked with Curt and the shank part # C45917 would fit the ball mount portion of the # C45901 that you referenced.
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount with Scale Operation and Scale Replacement if Necessary
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 you asked about the built in scale will move slightly with every bump in the road as the weight shifts from the axles to the tongue and back the other way. The scale is incredibly well built and I have yet to hear of one wearing out because it consists of a hydraulic piston and a bed of oil. The ball mount has a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and the scale gauge has a 1...
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  • Length of Curt Sway Control Ball Mount part # D320
  • The distance from the ball hole of the Curt sway control ball mount part # D320 to the pin hole is 7-1/2 inches. I don't see any reason why the length would be an issue with a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 using the bumper hitch.
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  • How Much Does the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B Weigh
  • B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B weighs 30 pounds. I have linked a video review of this ball mount for you.
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  • Right Ball Mount Rise For A 2003 Ford F-150
  • I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • Size of Wrench/Socket for Nut on Hitch Ball of Curt Ball Mount # C45331
  • The size of wrench or socket needed tighten or loosen the nut of the ball mount # C45331 is 1-7/8 inch. It's on there with quite a bit of torque as the rating for the nut is 450 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Height Adjustment On Ball Mount with Sway-Control Tab # 7390
  • The Draw-Tite Ball Mount Adjustable with Sway-Control Tab # 7390 is designed to only be adjusted with the bolts and nuts included. This is more similar in design to a weight distribution system head than a traditional adjustable ball mount due to the sway control option. The shank can use the standard pin and clip # PC3 at the hitch pin hole if desired or you can use a locking hitch pin like # 7683. This system is designed for use with a friction bar sway control like # 83660.
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  • Hitch Adapter With Rise for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch on 2014 Nissan Quest
  • We do have a solution for you but the Roadmaster # RM-076 only has a 200 lb tongue weight, and will also reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on your 2014 Nissan Quest by 50 percent. Instead, I recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver # D210. This will give you about 4" of rise and the receiver has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs; it will however also reduce your Nissan's tongue weight capacity by 50 percent.
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  • Hitch Adapter to Raise Bike Rack
  • There are no hitch adapters that offer just rise for a 1-1/4" hitch. What bike rack do you have? If it is one we carry we may be able to find you something to convert it to a 2" rack, or there is also the possibility of a new rack with a shank that has rise. If you let me know what rack you have I may be able to find a solution for you.
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  • Hitch Ball Needed to Tow a 2015 Jayco Jay Flight 19RD
  • I was able to look up a manual online for your 2015 Jayco Jay Flight 19RD and it said (on page 3-7) that depending on your model your coupler will either need a 2" or a 2-5/16" hitch ball. I recommend using a multi hitch ball like the straight # 45325 or the adjustable # BWTS10049B. Both of these include a 1-7/8", 2", and a 2-5/16" hitch ball which will come in handy for various towing applications. You also need a hitch pin & clip # PC3 or a locking hitch pin like part # 63232 to secure...
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  • Solution for Transporting 3 Bikes While Towing Vehicle Behind Motorhome
  • I have a perfect solution for you. In order to tow a vehicle behind your RV while also transporting your bikes with a bike rack, I recommend taking a look at a dual hitch receiver like the Roadmaster # RM-077-4. This adapter is designed specifically for this purpose, as the bottom receiver is for use with a tow bar and the top receiver is perfect for hitch-mounted accessories like a bike rack. This particular model features a 4 inch rise or drop. We also have the Roadmaster # RM-077-2...
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  • Ball Height for Pulling a 2016 Coachmen Clipper with a 2004 Honda Pilot
  • You want the trailer to be as level as possibel when towing. To figure out the correct rise or drop you need with your 2004 Honda Pilot measure from the ground to the inside top of the trailer hitches opening with the vehicle parked on level ground. Then measure from the ground to the underside of the trailer's coupler with it level as well. The difference between the two tells you how much of a rise (the trailer is higher than the vehicle) or a drop (the vehicle is higher than the trailer)...
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