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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 not reduce your Nissan's tongue weight capacity so you can safely carry your scooter.
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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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  • How to Choose a Ball Mount for a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Typically, we do not recommend a certain fixed ball mount unless we know both the distance from the ground to the top of the inside edge on the trailer hitch and the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level. You will want to measure the trailer as well and then subtract that measurement from the one you took on your vehicle in order to find the correct ball mount which has the drop you need. However, if you went with an adjustable ball mount then you...
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  • Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • All the Rapid Hitch ball mounts we carry, like part # AM3461, are for 2 inch hitch receivers but we do have similar products. I recommend the Weigh Safe 180, part # TB4-25. It does fit a 2-1/2 inch receiver and stil gives you 4 inches of drop or 5 inches of rise. The Weigh Safe doesn't have the greaseless hitch balls like the Rapid Hitch but they are stainless steel.
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  • How To Carry A Bike Rack & Double Jet Ski Trailer on a Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Your best bet would be a dual receiver like the Curt Ball Mount # D210 you were looking at. The tongue weight capacity of the reciever is rated up to 750 lbs. Keep in mind that the bikes and bike rack will add to the tongue weight on the ball mount. The ball mount will use a ball with a 1 inch diameter shank. Like the 2 inch ball # 63845 or the 1-7/8 inch ball # 19260.
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  • Weight of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls Part # LTB8-2
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls part # LTB8-2 has a shipping weight of 20 lbs which means the actual weight is likely around 17 lbs. The dual hitch balls that this ball mount comes with have a lock to secure to the shank but in order to prevent theft of the entire ball mount I highly recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock part # WS05.
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  • Class IV Trailer Hitch for a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck 4x4
  • Thanks. We think you are pretty awesome, too! You can certainly go to a higher capacity trailer hitch which will help with your current situation and provide additional capacity should you upgrade trailers or boats in the future. Keep in mind though that you will be limited to the truck's towing capacities specified in the owner's manual. For your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 you can go with Curt hitch # 14301. This hitch is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer...
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  • Ball Mount Needed with Longer Shank for Use with a Ford E-350
  • I do have a solution for you but the MaxxTow # MT70197 (and all of our other long shank ball mounts) is shorter than the Curt # C45900 that you currently have. You could use a Gen-Y shank like part # 325-GH-303 for a 5" rise/drop or part # 325-GH-304 for a 7-1/2" rise/drop along with the Gen-Y Tri-Ball Mount # 325-GH-034 which comes with 1-7/8", 2", and 2-5/16" hitch balls and has a 12" long shank. Another option is to use a fixed ball mount with a long shank like the Hidden Hitch...
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  • Fastway Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2-Inch Hitch
  • The Flash E Series HD 18K Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825 is intended for a 2-1/2-inch hitch but we do have similar adjustable ball mounts that will fit the 2-inch hitch on your 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. Do note that these will not have the same 18K weight rating since they are for use in lower capacity 2-inch hitches. Fastway Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2800 fits a 2-inch hitch, has the same rise/drop, 2 sizes of hitch ball and a 10K rating. This and all other...
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  • Where is Ball Mount Length Measured
  • Most ball mount lengths are measured from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. This is so that you can go out and compare that to the center of the pin hole on the vehicle hitch to know where the hitch ball will end up. That length on the Draw Tite ball mount part # 2923 is 8-1/2 inches.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount With Sway Control Tab
  • You can pick up a ball mount like the Curt # D320 with a sway control tab that offers 4 inches of drop right here on this page! The Draw-Tite # 7390 is adjustable between 3-3/4" of rise and 5-1/4" of drop and has a 6,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity. Your other option is to use a ball mount with a 4" drop and 7,500 lb capacity such as the Draw-Tite # 2753 with Reese Sway-Control Bracket # RP26003.
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  • Recommended Shank and Head for Unique Rise Required on 2011 Toyota Venza
  • You are correct the Curt # C45090 has the 3 inch measurement from the hitch pin center to the edge of that support. You have a deeply recessed hitch based on your description, so there are not any ball mounts that will fit. My recommendation is the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17122 which has that support bar 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin. Then you can use the head # 58172 for a hitch ball platform compatible.
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  • Greaseless Hitch Ball Compatibility with Factory Gooseneck Package
  • The Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit w/ 2 Greaseless Balls # AM3405 is a cool feature but is not available for any gooseneck hitch. The Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Chevy/GM, Ford, and Nissan Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" # C60629 or the Reese # RP19311 are the only options for that fit. If you want to reduce friction and noise, you can use the White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 but there is not a greaseless option at this time. The Replacement Nylon Cap for...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2012 GMC Terrain
  • Basically the higher the hitch Class the more towing capacity it has. But the big difference between Class II and III is that III is a 2 inch hitch which is the most popular size due to capacities and accessories made for it and Class II is a 1-1/4 inch. If you plan to do any towing with your 2012 GMC Terrain I'd recommend going with the Class III. For that you'd want the Draw Tite part # 76028 which is a custom fit and our most popular option. It's also priced great too. For trailer...
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  • Length of Reese Ball Mount # RP7043000
  • From the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole of the Reese Ball Mount # RP7043000 this measures 9 inches.
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  • Hitch Opening Adapter Recommendation for Use with Curt Vertical Hitch # C11746V
  • Curt has a hitch tube adapter for their hitch part # C11746V as part number # C45013, but we cannot recommend the use of the adapter part # 28351 with it. The # C45013 though would work well with a cargo carrier though.
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  • How to Determine Rise or Drop Needed for Ball Mount on 2015 BMW X5
  • In order to determine the rise or drop you need on a ball mount with your 2015 BMW X5, you will just need to take a couple quick measurements. Starting on the BMW, you will want to take a measurement from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver. Then on your trailer, you will measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the measurement on your vehicle is greater, you will need a ball mount with a drop. If the trailer measurement was greater, you will need one...
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  • Will the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount Part # C45340 Fit a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • The Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount part # C45340 that you referenced has a 2,550 lb tongue weight (TW) and 17,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) rating. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically between 10-15% of its gross trailer weight so this ball mount would be plenty for your trailer. In order to add a hitch ball you are going to want to use part # A-90 for 2" or part # A-6 for 2-5/16". Please keep in mind that this ball mount has a 1" rise and 2" drop. I recommend taking a...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Ball for Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • First of all, thanks for coming back. You didn't state needing a ball mount, but you will definitely need one. I recommend the Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3593 along with the 2" Hitch Ball # 19258. This will work very well for your Class II trailer hitch. Let me know if you need anything else for your towing needs.
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  • Reese Pro Series Sway Bar System on Jeep Cherokee with Higher 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • So for your Reese weight distribution system, you will need a replacement shank like the Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop # RP63971. The holes of the Weight Distribution systems are 1-1/4 inches apart, so most hitch heads are 2-1/2 inches from bolt center to bolt center. If you don't have the weight distribution system and instead have the friction sway bar # 83660, then the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 8" Rise -...
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  • Recommend Ball mount with High Rise for a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
  • The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the backside of the vertical plate is 2.39". I have attached a photo with the measurement for you as well. In order to determine if this ball mount will work with the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24878 on your 2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper. When we installed this hitch on a similar 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback we found...
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  • Will Weigh Safe Hitch Fit The Toyota Sienna
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS6-2 will fit with your 2013 Toyota Sienna, only if it has a 2x2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening. If you need a hitch with a 2x2 inch receiver opening, I recommend Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13105. # C13105 has a maximum gross trailer weight rating up to 3,500 lbs and a maximum tongue weight rating up to 350 lbs. Be sure to tow according to the weigh capacity in the owners manual of your Toyota Sienna. When choosing a Weigh...
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  • Will Scale Wear Out of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-2
  • The scale in the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-2 was designed for the roughness associated with driving down the road. The scale would not wear out or become less accurate under normal use.
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  • Ball Mount Kit Recommendation for 2018 Mercedes GLS 450
  • Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball...
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  • Measuring to Identify the Correct Fastway Self-Locking Adjustable Ball Mount
  • The Fastway # DTALBM7000 has the two chrome hitch balls. Part # DTALBM7000-2S has the stainless steel hitch balls. From your picture it looks like this is what you have. I measured part # DTALBM7000-2S from the top of the recevier shank to the bottom of the upright bar and it's 13 inches. It's hard to tell for sure on your picture because of the perspective but it looks like it could be the same.
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  • Recommended Extended Ball Mount with 3-1/2 Inch Drop
  • I recommend taking a look at the Curt Dual Length Ball Mount # C45230 for your application. This ball mount features a 3-5/8 inch drop but also has two separate pin holes that let you change the length of the shank so you can get a bit more extension. When using the second hitch pin hole, there is a distance of 11-1/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole. The ball mount has a weight capacity of 7,500 pounds and a ball hole diameter of 1 inch. For...
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2012 Toyota Venza
  • 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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  • B and W Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation with 5 inch Drop and 10k Capacity
  • Sounds like you are looking for the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10037B. This has up to a 5 inch drop, has a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball, and has a 10k capacity.
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  • Using a Motorcycle Carrier with a 6 Inch Drop Ball Mount
  • We do have something that'll work for you; the Gen-Y ball mount, part # 325-GH-514. It's a ball mount with 7-1/2 inches of drop or rise using 4 receiver openings to insert the hitch ball into. Two inch and 2-5/16 inch hitch balls are also included. You can use one of the bottom openings for the hitch ball to obtain the drop you need and the top opening for your motorcycle carrier. The ball mount is rated up to 2,000 pounds of total tongue weight.
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  • Locking Adjustment Pins for the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount Part # BWTS10037C
  • Yes, in order to prevent the adjustment pins part # BWTS35010 from being stolen on your B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS10037C you are going to need a hitch pin lock that has a 5/8" diameter and at least 4-1/2" span. For this, I recommend the Blue Ox Trailer Lock part # BX88212 which is one of the very few options that meet the above criteria. Please keep in mind that the built-in channel prevents removal of the platform when the ball mount is installed, which will help prevent theft.
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  • Gen-Y Torsion Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for Lifted Truck with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The Gen-Y Torsion adjustable ball mounts for 2-1/2 inch hitches are incredibly solid ball mount options. For a 6 inch lift on your truck you'd need one that can do a healthy amount of drop. But it really depends on how tall your trailer is going to be relative to the hitch height of the truck. We have options like the part # 325-GH-1325 which can do up to a 9 inch drop, the part # 325-GH-1326 which can do up to a 12 inch drop or the part # 325-GH-1524 which can do up to a 15 inch drop. The...
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  • Availability of Lock N Roll Trailer Coupler That Fits 2 inch Trailer Hitch Opening
  • The Lock N Roll Trailer Coupler # 336VS501 that you mentioned is designed to fit a 2 inch hitch which is a standard hitch size like you mentioned. You'd need to have the matching trailer side coupler part # 336TS528 installed on your trailer as well.
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  • Ball Mount and Roof Rack for 2015 Ford Escape
  • Let's start with the ball mount; since your Escape has a towing package and a hitch, you should start with a ball mount. You mentioned a Class II hitch so I am assuming your receiver is 1-1/4". As for the correct rise or drop, since your camper company specified 16 inches to the top of the ball you'll only need to measure from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver and find the difference between the two measurements. If the height of your hitch is greater, you will need a ball...
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  • Distance from Center of Each Pin Hole to Weld on Shank for B&W Tow and Stow Ball Mount # BWTS10049B
  • For the B&W Tow and Stow ball mount # BWTS10049B the distance from the weld to the center of the closest pin hole is approximately 2-3/4 inches. To center of the furthest pin hole it is approximately 3-7/8 inches. The measurements are approximate because the weld from one of these ball mounts to the next isn't exactly the same. I have linked a video review of this ball mount for you.
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  • Recommended Curt Ball Mount without Hitch Ball with 4 Inch Drop and 7,500 Pound Capacity
  • The Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45042 referenced in your question includes a pre-torqued 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. This exact ball mount is not available from the manufacturer without the hitch ball, but I do have an option that should work well. I recommend taking a look at the Curt Ball Mount # C45067. This 2 inch ball mount features a drop of 3-3/4 inches or a rise of 2-1/2 inches. It features the same 7,500 pound towing capacity as the Curt unit you were looking at but also has a...
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  • Towing System Compatible with 2017 Ford Edge Titanium
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class II # C12140 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Edge Titanium. Then you can use ball mount # C45521 you asked about along with 2 inch hitch ball # A-82 and pin/clip # F-4. For your trailer wiring, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118677. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Ford Edge's wiring harness, which is located behind the driver's-side and passenger's-side tail lights. Once...
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  • Pintle Hook Ball Mount Recommendation for Rear of Flat Bed Truck
  • If your flatbed happened to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch at the rear of it you could use the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball for 2-1/2" Hitches # C48012 and be set. If you have something different back there and do not have a hitch at all email me back a picture of the setup and I can see if there's a better way.
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  • Best Way to Pick Out Ball Mount To Allow Trailer to Sit Level
  • The correct amount of rise/drop you need is the rise/drop that allows the trailer to sit as level as possible. To do this you only need to measure from the bottom of your trailer's coupler to the ground when the trailer is sitting level and then from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground. Whatever the difference is between these two dimensions is the ball mount you need. I attached an FAQ on how to pick out ball mounts for you to check out as well. Once you determine what...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Availability for the Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # HL17202
  • Although there is no locking hitch pin set for the Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # HL17202, you can use the Blue Ox Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BX88212 along with the Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099 to lock the ball mount to the shank.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for a 2014 Nissan Frontier
  • The right ball mount is going to be the one that allows you to tow the trailer level. To figure out which ball mounts will do that there are a couple of measurements needed. On the 2014 Nissan Frontier measure from the ground up to the top of the receiver opening. On the trailer, make sure the trailer is level and measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the vehicle measurement is higher the difference is the amount of drop you will need. If the trailer is higher the...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount to Tow Multiple Trailers with a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
  • In order to find the correct ball mount you need to know the size of the trailer hitch receiver on your 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the correct rise or drop you need for each trailer. From my research the Atlas's factory hitch is a 2 inch Class III receiver. To find the rise or drop you need with each trailer park the Atlas on level ground and measure from the ground to the top of inside the receiver's opening. Then park each trailer on level ground and measure from the ground to the...
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  • 4 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation for Class II Trailer Hitch
  • For a 4 inch rise Class II ball mount we have the Curt part # C45522 which would work well. Then for a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # C40018 or for 1-7/8 inch you'd want the part # C40001.
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  • Shank With Drop for Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • I believe you are asking about a shank with drop for your Blue Ox weight distribution system. Shanks are interchangeable so as long as you know how much drop you need you can choose what will work for you. For example, the Curt # C17123 shank will work and gives you up to 6-1/4" of drop if your Blue Ox system has trunnion bars or 8-1/4" if it has round bars. There is also the Curt # C17124 which gives you up to 7-1/2" of drop with trunnion bars or 9-1/2" with round bars; additionally,...
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  • Compatibility of Bike Rack Receiver Mount while Towing Pop-Up Camper
  • The MaxxTow Ball Mount w/ 2" Accessory Receiver - 2" Hitches - 2-1/4" Drop - 5,000 lbs # MT70066 will work as long as you have 6 inches of clearance for the hitch pin hole of your receiver to the edge of the bumper. The Curt # D210 is rated for up to 7,500 lbs and is slightly shorter. You will need 5 inches of clearance between the center of the hitch pin hole and the outermost edge of the bumper to not make contract with the top receiver tube. Your other options are the Stromberg...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Traverse
  • The T-One trailer wiring harness part # 118270 is the correct trailer wiring harness for your 2017 Chevy Traverse. I attached an install video for this harness on a 2017 Traverse just like yours as well. The Draw Tite hitch part # 75528 would be a great hitch option as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop....
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  • Dimensions of the Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount Part # DTSTBM6400-2S
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured the Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # DTSTBM6400-2S for you. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the stainless steel pin is 1-3/4". I have attached a photo of this measurement for you as well.
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  • Pintle Hook Multi-Ball Combo Mount for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
  • The Convert-a-Ball Cushioned Multi-Hitch Clevis and Pintle Hook Combo # CAB-6W is not offered in a 2-1/2-inch size but you could use an item such as their multi-ball Pintle Hook # PH1 along with 2-1/2-inch Pintle Hook Mount # 337PM25812. Another option is to add a Reese Titan reducer sleeve # 58102 to your 2-1/2-inch hitch to allow use of the 2-inch multi ball # CAB-6W.
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  • Does Brophy Ball Mount Have Different Weight Capacity When Used in Rise Position
  • When used in the rise position, the Brophy Ball Mount # BM68C referenced in your question will maintain its 7,500 pound towing capacity and 750 pound tongue weight capacity. The capacity for this ball mount will remain the same whether you are using it for its 6 inch drop or 4-3/4 inch rise. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Distance From Top of Receiver to Bottom of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball on B&W Tow & Stow 3" and 5" Drop
  • I went to the warehouse to take some measurements and found that from the top of the receiver to the bottom of the 2-5/16" hitch ball was approximately 10-1/2" for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 5" of drop # BWTS10048B while the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 3" of drop # BWTS10047B measured approximately 8-1/2" from the top of the receiver to the bottom of the 2-5/16" ball.
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  • Recommended 180 Ball Mount for Ford F-250 With Multiple Trailers
  • For your 2006 Ford F250, I recommend the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount with 8 inch drop # LTB8-2 because it will give you the ability to tow trailers that have a lower coupler tongue. I also recommend getting the Locking Dual Pin Assembly # WS06 and the cover # WS08. This will give you the easy lock with the same key and keep moisture and debris out of the lock.
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  • Are Black Hitch Balls Available for the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount part # BWTS20040B is not offended with a set of black hitch balls. The reason you do not see many black hitch ball is due to rust. The chrome coating and or stainless construction which has a silver color are made this way as they have a very strong coating which is needed to prevent the hitch ball from rusting. I recommend using a black cap over each ball if aesthetics is all you are concerned about. For the 2" ball you can use part # 42250 and for the...
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  • How to Choose Ball Mount and Hitch Ball for Toyota Sequoia Towing Boat Trailer
  • We have a large selection of ball mounts and hitch balls available. I have attached a link that will take you directly to our available selection. In order to choose the correct ball mount for your particular setup, you will just want to take a quick measurement on both your Toyota Sequoia and your boat trailer. Starting with your vehicle 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...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2005 Volvo V50 with Curt Trailer Hitch Installed
  • For the Curt hitch part # C11438 that you have installed on your 2005 Volvo V50i has a recommended ball mount, part # C45522. This is a couple inches longer than the # C45561 you currently have so it would give you the clearance you'd need. For a 2 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # C40018 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # C40001.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with 1-7/8 Inch Diameter Hitch Ball for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The 2018 Toyota 4Runner comes with a 2 inch hitch receiver that is commonly referred to as a Class III hitch. There are ball mounts that will allow for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball that will fit your trailer hitch receiver. For the most adjustable option, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B which will give you the 3 standard hitch ball sizes and give you the ability to adjust vertically for your trailer coupler height to tow level. It also has a nice stowable feature...
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  • Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount for a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver Tube
  • We have a number of adjustable ball mounts that will fit the 2-1/2" receiver tube opening on your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 which I have attached for you. However, the Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit part # AM3400 or part # AM3405 are designed to fit a 2" receiver tube opening therefore will not work for you. The difference between them is that part # AM3405 has a nylon cap which will not require lubrication. They both have zinc plated hitch balls. Instead, I recommend...
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  • How to Pick Out Drop Ball Mount for 2013 Ford Raptor
  • 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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  • Longer Safety Chain Recommendation for Longer Curt Ball Mount # C45270
  • Going with a longer ball mount like the Curt Class III part # C45270 which is 13 inches long will increase the clearance between the tailgate and your trailer jack. In most cases safety chains have enough extra length that it's not an issue but if you need longer safety chains we have the Curt chain part # C80031 which is 47 inches long and has a 5,000 lb capacity. For a weld on loop to install it we have the part # E950.
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  • Hitch Ball Compatibility with European Model of Thule Easyfold XT
  • The US version of the EasyFold XT # TH9032 utilizes the trailer hitch receiver itself and not the hitch ball. The European style that fits onto the 50mm hitch ball has not been tested on a 2 inch hitch ball so I can't confirm the fit. I reached out to Thule and their North American tech group can't confirm the fit or not as they are not cross trained and don't have the ability to test fit the conversion. For a 50mm ball I recommend # 63912 for a standard ball mount like # 3593 for...
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  • Dual Hitch Receiver to Tow a Trailer While Carrying a Hitch Accessory
  • The best option to carry an accessory while towing is to use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, part # D210. It includes a pin and clip but you'll need a hitch ball with a 1 inch diameter like # 19260 for a 1-7/8 inch, # 63845 for a 2 inch, or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch.
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  • Why Don't Ball Mounts with Longer Shanks Reduce Towing Capacity
  • When looking at the weight capacities on ball mounts that feature a longer shank, such as the Curt Class I Drawbar # C45024 that you recently purchased, you can comfortably follow its listed weight rating without having to reduce the capacity based on its length beyond the hitch receiver. I definitely understand your concern with this type of design, as the further out from the vehicle you get, the more leverage any tongue weight will be putting on the trailer hitch. This is definitely...
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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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  • Hitch Adapter for 2 inch Hitch to Get Additional Height From Cargo Carrier to Prevent Scraping
  • Probably the best solution we'd have would be the Curt adapter part # D210 which has a hitch opening 3-1/2 inches above the shank which you could use to get additional height out of the Curt cargo carrier part # C18153.
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  • Hitch Adapter Recommendation for Adding Height to 2 inch Hitch Opening
  • Probably our best option for you will be the Curt hitch adapter part # D210 which has a second hitch opening above the shank which is right at 3-1/2 inches taller. Most adapters similar to this cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent but this one does not have that same restriction.
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  • Ball Mount with Drop Recommendation and Hitch Opening for Bike Rack
  • The closest thing we have to what you mentioned is the Curt multi-purpose ball mount part # D210 which has a hitch opening up above for mounting a bike rack. But we do not have anything that can do a 4 inch drop as well.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Fitting 1-1/4 inch Hitch of 2006 Ford Explorer
  • Yes, we do have ball mounts that will fit the 1-1/4 inch hitch you have installed on your 2006 Ford Explorer like the Reese ball mount part # RP7043000 which has a rise/drop of 1 inch and comes with a 2 inch ball mounted to it. I attached a help article on selecting the correct ball mount drop that you should check out below as well.
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  • Distance from Hitch Pin Holes to Mounting Block for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B
  • From the center of the first hitch pin hole to the back of the mounting block measures 3.75" for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B. That same measurement, when taken from the second hitch pin hole, is 4.884" on center. I have attached a photo demonstrating these dimensions for you to reference. I hope you have a great weekend as well.
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  • Availability of Replacement Double Hitch Ball for Adjustable Ball Mount
  • It sounds like you have an adjustable ball mount like the Fastway Solid-Tow 2-Ball Mount # DTSTBM6800 that features both a 2 inch ball and a 2-5/16 inch ball. If this is the model you have, you can easily replace the hitch balls with # DTBM28. In order to replace the hitch balls, you will just need to use the hex adjustment tool # DTBM26 to loosen the hex bolt that holds the ball platform to the ball mount and slide the platform off the mount. Then run the hex bolt that holds the balls...
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  • Adjustable Multi-Ball 2-Inch Ball Mount Rated for 12K
  • It sounds like you're looking for a multi-ball style 2-inch ball mount like the 12K-rated MaxxTow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # MT70380
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  • Can Ball Mount # C45554 be Flipped into Drop Position
  • You'd have no problem removing the ball of the Curt Ball Mount # C45554 flipping the ball mount upside down and then reinstalling the hitch ball.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for Use with Curt Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900
  • To use the Curt Adjustable Ball Mount part # C45900 on your 2015 Subaru Forester you'll need to have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed like the Draw Tite hitch part # 76182 which is a confirmed fit and is our best option. What I really like about this hitch is that it only has the hitch opening visible at the rear of the vehicle and doesn't cost nearly as much as the EcoHitch for your vehicle.
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion Hitch For 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • Yes, the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1125 is great for your needs, since your trailer and boat have a combined weight fully loaded of about 10k pounds. This product has a drop of 7-1/2" and rise of 7-1/2" which appears to be in line with your needs. The Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RH5-XL is a great addition to # 325-GH-1125.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Needed with 1-7/8" and 2" Hitch Balls
  • If you want to stick with the Fastway E Series ball mounts then you would need to get a ball mount like part # FA42-00-2600 that you referenced and then swap out the hitch balls with part # DTBM23 (which has both a 1-7/8" and 2" hitch ball) using the 5/16" Allen Hex Tool # DTBM26. We do offer the Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # DTSTBM6607 which has the same rise and drop as the ball mount mentioned above, but this option does come with the 1-7/8" and 2" hitch balls. The main difference...
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  • Can Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45034 be Used in Rise Position
  • If you removed the hitch ball of the Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45034 and reinstalled it with the ball mount in the rise position this would be possible to be used in the rise position.
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  • Aluminum Ball Mount Recommendation with 6 inches of Drop
  • For a 6 inch drop ball mount that is aluminum we have the FastWay Flash Standard, Aluminum Ball Mount - 6" Drop, 5" Rise - 10,000 lbs Item # DTBM4600 which would work well for you. It has a 10,000 lb capacity and weighs a total of 6 lbs. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Adjustable Height Ball Mount Recommendation with Tighter Ball Mount Platform Clearance
  • Sounds like you have an adjustable ball mount similar to the MaxxTow part # MT70380 which uses pins to adjust the height and hold the ball to the shank. Welding the pins to the shank would stop the movement but would also prevent you from ever adjusting the height again. Best solution would be an adjustable ball mount with tighter clearances like the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Looking for a 50mm Trailer Hitch Ball
  • We do have some 50mm balls: # 63912 # EH53C-C # 337RB50MM The bigger issue you are likely to run into is the electrical requirements of a European trailer versus one for the US market. In Europe they have separate circuits for all the lights on a trailer. Here in the states we have one circuit for both left brake light and turn signal, one circuit for both right brake light and turn signal, one circuit for all running/tail lights, and one ground. Five, 6, and 7-Ways have additional...
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  • Ball Mount Options that Have Sway Control Ball Mounting Tab
  • Some draw bars will have the sway bar ball attachment mounted to the side of the ball mount platform like the Curt Ball Mount part # D320. Other options include using an adapter like part # RP26003 which fits on top of the platform between it and the hitch ball. Or you can have the tab welded to the side of the platform with part # 3442. We also have an adjustable ball mount part # 7390 which allows for various drop/rise settings and has the platform for the sway control ball. With...
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  • Minimum Amount of Drop for Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # HL17201
  • The Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # HL17201 has a minimum drop of 3 inches and a max drop of 6 inches. It can only be used in the drop position. For a wider range you can use Fastway ball mount # FA42-00-2625 which can be used in both the rise and drop position for a max rise of 6 inches and max drop of 6 inches adjustable in increments of 1-1/4 inches.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver and 15,000 lb Trailer
  • Based on your question, I assume you have the 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. There are many options available to assist with your desired towing weight, but there is one that I recommend above the others for ease of use and function at that capacity. I recommend the Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # C45902. This ball mount accommodates up to a 5-1/4 inch rise or up to a 6 inch drop. It adjusts in 1 inch increments and has both a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball. To secure your investment,...
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  • How to Choose the Right Ball Mount to Tow a Trailer Level with a 2003 Toyota Camry
  • To choose a ball mount with the correct rise and drop, you'll first need to take two measurements: your hitch height and trailer coupler height. The difference between them will be your rise or drop. To take the first measurement make sure the vehicle is on level ground and measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. On hitch # 36336 for your 2003 Toyota Camry that measurement is approximately 12 inches. To take the second measurement make sure the trailer is on level...
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  • Ball Mount Compatibility with Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2012 Kia Soul
  • There are only Class I trailer hitch receivers available for your 2012 Kia Soul. The Curt Class II Drawbar # C45521 is what is recommended for a ball mount with a Class I trailer hitch, but the # C45014 is also compatible. Class I and Class II hitches are both 1-1/4 inch openings and there are not Class I rated ball mounts. For either ball mount, you will need the pin and clip # F-4 as well as a hitch ball. For a 2 inch hitch ball I recommend # A-82. For a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball...
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  • Multipurpose Ball Mount With Receiver
  • A multipurpose ball mount seems like it is what you're looking for, and we have just that with the Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver # D210. This ball mount fits in 2" hitches and has a 2-1/4" drop with a towing capacity of 7,500 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs. The 2" receiver on top is for accessories only and has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs so it could work with something like Winch Mounting Plate # BDW20155. The ball mount requires a hitch ball with a 1"...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 1-1/4 inch Hitch Closest to Zero Rise/Drop
  • The closest ball mount we have to a zero inch rise for a 1-1/4 inch hitch is the Draw Tite part # 36051 which has a 5/8 inch rise. For a 2 inch ball you'd need part # 19258 or for a 1-7/8 inch ball part # 19256.
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  • Mounting Hole Distance for Channel Style Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900
  • The mounting holes for the ball mount on the Channel Style Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900 are 1" apart on center. I have attached a photo demonstrating this and some other measurements for you as well.
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  • What is the Maximum Towing Capacity of a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse AWD with Tow Package
  • In order to determine the maximum gross trailer weight (GTW) that you can haul with your 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, you will need to find both the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and the gross vehicle weight (GVW). If you subtract the GVW from the GCWR that will give you the maximum GTW you can safely tow. These figures can be found on the white tag inside your driver's door jamb. According to the owners manaul for your 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. If you have the All Wheel Drive (AWD)...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500 with a 2-1/2 inch hitch the B and W adjustable ball mount that would be the best option would be the part # BWTS20040B which fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch size and can do a drop of up to 7-1/2 inches. It also comes with both popular hitch ball sizes as well of 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch.
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  • Can Longer Ball Mount Be Replace with Draw Tite Adjustable Ball Mount # 7390
  • The Draw Tite adjustable ball mount part # 7390 would work well to replace your current ball mount that is 15 inches in overall length. This ball mount has a distance of 11-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. The small reduction in length would not cause any issues for you at all. I attached a review video for this ball mount for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of B&W Tow & Stow From Top of Receiver to Top of Ball When in Lowest Position
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B measures approximately 5-1/4" from the top of the receiver to the top of the 2" ball when in the lowest position. Keep in mind that drop is measured from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, so if you needed a ball mount with 7" of drop the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10049B would be the correct one for you.
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  • Pin and Clip for Curt Ball Mount C45002
  • The Curt Solid 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # C45002 has a 5/8" diameter pin hole, so the correct pin and clip to use is part # PC3, which is designed for Class III, IV and V receivers.
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  • Weight of the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-624
  • The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-624 has a shipping weight of 60 lbs. If you remove a few pounds for the shipping materials then that brings the product weight to about 57 lbs.
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  • 6 inch Rise Ball Mount Recommendation with Ball Hole Diameter of 1 inch
  • The Curt ball mount part # C45100 is just what you need. It has a rise of 6 inches, a ball hole diameter of 1 inch and a ball mount platform thickness of 3/4inches.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Suburban Z71
  • 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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  • Recommended Ball Mount with Drop for Towing and Receiver for Other Accessory
  • The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # D210 does not come in any other drop. If you need more than the 2 inch drop, then your only option to also have the bike rack receiver is to use the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise # 325-GH-224. These stacked receivers will allow you to tow as well as use a bike carrier or cargo carrier.
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  • Sway Control When Using Gen-Y 16K Torsion Hitch
  • The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1224 does allow you to use a weight distribution system with integrated sway control if desired. You would determine your weight distribution system based on the total tongue weight which is the loaded trailer tongue weight plus any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. That combination ideally would fall in the middle range of the weight distribution systems total tongue weight range. Your other option is to...
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