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  • How are Hitch Balls Secured to Mount on Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mount
  • I reached out to the manufacturer who said the hitch balls on the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mounts are a solid piece that has a bolt running through it inside the mount. What this means is that there is zero chance of it coming apart while you are towing your trailer. Simply abide by the capacities of the hitch and it is extremely safe. There are a number of Flash Solid Steel Ball Mounts, each of which comes with a 2" and 2-51/6" hitch balls and the correct one for your needs...
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  • Fastway Flash Heavy Duty Adjustable Ball Mount Weight and Pin Sizes
  • The Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2.5" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 20K # FA49-00-5925 weighs 42 lbs when shipped, so it will be slightly less when the packaging is removed. Some ball mounts will use the same 5/8 inch hitch pin for the ball mount, but some manufacturers want to ensure that no product that isn't intended to work with the shank is used for safety. Because of this, the Fastway ball mount has a 3/4 inch pin at the ball mount platform and the 5/8 inch pin...
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  • Comparing 6" Drop and 8" Drop Weigh Safe Ball Mounts to Use on a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • It looks like you have half of the information needed to choose a ball mount with the correct Rise or Drop for your towing application. To know exactly what you need you will need to measure the height of the bottom of your trailer coupler when it is on level ground. You will then subtract the height of your coupler from the 23 inches that you measured from the top of the inside of your hitch receiver on your 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. With that being said, since the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount...
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  • Comparing Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount and Curt Channel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount
  • The weight of the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5625 that you referenced is 37 lbs, and the weight of the Curt # C45902 is 36 lbs. So in that regard they are essentially the same. They really are quite a bit alike in most ways. Same capacity at 20,000 lbs, both fit 2-1/2 inch hitches, both can do same amount of drop at 6 inches, both are highly reviewed by our customers, and both have very similar prices. I'd say the edge goes to the Curt though since it has...
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  • Will Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch 3371802225 Fit With Tri-Ball Hitch and Hook 3371802208
  • From your description it sounds like you are talking about the weldment that comes with the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch - Solid Shank # 3371802225 (see attached picture) which is part # 3373001727 and the Buyers Products Tri-Ball Hitch # 3371802208. I went out to the warehouse to see if these 2 parts are compatible with each other but found that the butt end of the Tri-Ball Hitch extended too far past the hitch pin hole so they won't fit together. I do have an alternative...
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  • Is Stabilizer Bar Kit # 325-GH-0100 Needed When Using the Gen-Y Adjustable Receiver # 325-GH-316
  • To address your initial question, yes, if you are using the Gen-Y Adjustable Receiver # 325-GH-316, that has a 12-1/2" rise/drop, then you will need to use the Gen-Y Adjustable Stabilizer Bar Kit # 325-GH-0100. The reason being that the adapter hangs down so low that in order to use the lowest receiver normally and keep the weight capacity of 10,000 lbs requires some extra stability. You will want to ensure that 12" of drop is exactly what you are needing by measuring from level...
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  • Fastway Lock Set Compatible with Flash E Series HD Ball Mount
  • The Trailer Hitch Lock # FA86-00-3685 is what you need for the Flash E Series HD Adjustable Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825.
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  • Gen-Y Weight Distribution System for Different Tongue Weights and Compatibility with Torsion Hitch?
  • For your Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1024 the Weight Distribution System for Gen-Y Ball Mounts with 2" Receivers has been discontinued and will fit if you have it but is rated for 1,000 to 1,400 lbs total tongue weight. That total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue with this particular pairing is the limitation of your 10K receiver as you stated. The solution...
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  • Locking Pins for a B&W Tow & Stow
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10048B does not come with a keyed locking pin to secure the shank to the receiver. For that I recommend the Master Lock Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Trailer Hitches # 1480DAT. If you want a locking pin for the ball mount, you would need the longer of the two pins that comes with the Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set # AM3492. I have added links to video reviews of each product for you.
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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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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for Honda Odyssey for Additional Rise
  • So what you need is the correct ball mount rise/drop that will allow your trailer to be towed level. If you did need a ball mount with a 6 inch rise we have the # C45090 though. For hitch balls you would want part # 63845 for a 2 inch ball or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch ball. 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...
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  • Is Pro Series Ball Mount Made in USA?
  • The Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # 63071 is made in China. While there isn't a version of this ball mount that is exactly the same, there is something very, very similar that is made right here in the United States of America. Curt's Channel Style Adjustable Ball Mount # C45900 fits 2" hitches, comes with 2" and 2-5/16" hitch balls, has a maximum capacity of 14,000 lbs, a rise of 5-1/4", a drop of 6" and a built-in anti-rattle device. I have included a link to a review video of...
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  • 8 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation for 2018 RAM 2500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • We have the Draw Tite ball mount part # 45291 that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch like what you have and has an 8 inch drop which is the closest fixed ball mount we have to 10 inches of drop. This has a capacity of 12,000 lbs too. Otherwise you'd have to look into an adjustable ball mount like the part # WS10-25 which does have 10 inches of drop.
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  • Ball Mount with 9 Inch Drop Recommendation
  • We only carry one fixed ball mount that has 9 inches of drop. For that you would want the Curt ball mount part # C45112. For a 2 inch ball you would want the part # 63845, for a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # C40007.
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount For 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 Diesel
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 10K # WS10-2, # WS10-2 for 2-1/2 inch hitch, or # WS10-3 for 3 inch hitch receiver is a great choice for your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. This adjustability will give you a great hitch for towing a variety of trailers level and has the built in tongue weight scale to help. I haven't heard anything about the drag off a driveway with a F-250 using this drop. The fact that it doesn't have the second ball underneath...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for Towing 17,000 Pound Trailer
  • I do have a solution for you, however the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B referenced in your question has a maximum towing capacity of 14,500 pounds when using the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. I instead recommend looking at the Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825. This adjustable ball mount will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver and has up to an 18,000 pound capacity with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. The ball mount also includes a 2 inch hitch ball (with...
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  • Comparing B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS20040B and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount WS10-25
  • Yes, when you are choosing a ball mount to keep your hitched trailer level it is a good idea to account for the normal rear-end squat in the truck from the trailer tongue weight. It is okay for the ball height on the truck to be up to an inch higher than the coupler before you hitch the trailer. This helps account for the squat in the truck. Between the two adjustable ball mounts you referenced, the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20040B and the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS10-25, I...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Use with Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # WS6-2 and the hitch opening you would need to use a wedge style anti-rattle like the part # RM-061. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Does the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Have an Anti-Theft System?
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B has a slot cut into the adjustment channel, which you can see in the accompanying photo, that stops the platform from being removed when the ball mount is installed in your hitch receiver. Further, you can get a hitch lock such as # BWTS51235 to secure the mount in your 2-1/2" hitch for total safety. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Troubleshooting Weigh Safe -2 Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch with Increase Movement At Hitch Ball
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K # WS4-25 should not have a lot of play in the ball. Make sure the pin that holds the ball in place is working properly and the hitch ball is the correct size for the trailer and weight you are pulling. You should be using the 2-5/16 inch ball for that 10-12,000 lb trailer. A little bit of play is normal, but increasing amounts of play is a problem and may require replacement parts. You may...
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  • Recommendation for 1-1/4 Inch Ball Mount with 8 Inch Rise
  • Based on the measurements you took on your trailer hitch and trailer coupler, you will technically need a ball mount that features a rise of around 8-1/2 inches for a completely level setup. Between the two ball mount options you mentioned, the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45014 will be the better option, as it provides a greater 5 inch rise. The highest rise ball mount we currently have available that will be compatible with your existing 1-1/4 inch Curt trailer hitch receiver is the Curt...
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  • Difference Between Brophy # BM20 and # BH20 Ball Mounts
  • The Brophy Ball Mount # BM20 and the Brophy # BH20 referenced in your question are extremely similar to each other. They are both designed for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, have a 10,000 pound towing weight capacity, feature a long, 13-1/4 inch shank and will give you either a 3/4 inch rise or a 2 inch drop. The primary difference between the two units is the ball hole diameter. The # BH20 has a 1-1/4 inch ball hole diameter, which will be compatible with a hitch ball with this same...
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  • Dimensions Of Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Built In Scale # WS8-2 And # WS10-2 For Needed Clearance
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K, # WS8-2, There is a distance of 8-3/8 inches from the center of the nearest pin hole to the center of the ball and 9-1/2 inches from the center of the furthest pin hole to the center of the ball. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rise, you will have 3 inches and 4-1/4 inches from the further pin hole. On the # WS10-2 you will have the same measurements as the closer...
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  • Security Of B&W Stow And Go With Or Without Locking Pins
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7" Drop, 7-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black # BWTS10040B has pins that are 5/8 inch diameter. My contact at B&W suggests that you won't want to use a locking pin because the keys can go missing or the dirt/grime makes your ball mount non-adjusting any longer. The way this hitch is designed, when the ball mount is in place and has a hitch lock like # 40107 at the hitch pin, the ball and assembly cannot be removed so all anyone could take is your pins...
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  • Recommended Fixed Ball Mount For 6 Inch Rise
  • It is absolutely safe and legal to use a ball mount turned over to make a rise in the hitch height. For a 6 inch rise, I recommend using the Curt Ball Mount - 6" Rise, 8" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 5,000 lbs # C45090. The weld is secure using a rise or drop. You simply need to reverse the hitch ball. For a 2 inch hitch ball, I recommend # 63845 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 63847. If you are looking for more versatility in options, I recommend and adjustable ball mount like the MaxxTow...
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  • Best Ball Mount for Use with Rock Tamers on a 2017 Ford F-350 with 3" Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • In order to choose the correct ball mount for your 2017 Ford F-350 you will first need to do a bit of measuring to find the correct rise/drop needed to keep your trailer level. To find this you will need to measure the distance from the ground to the top of the inside edge of your truck's trailer hitch and subtract that from the distance to the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your travel while level. You can see this process outline in the attached ball mount help article. The...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for B&W Tow & Stow
  • Excess noise is pretty unpopular so thankfully there is a way to reduce the rattling and noise from the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch # BWTS10033B. For that you'd want to use the Silencer Pad for B&W Tow & Stow Multi-Ball Mounts # BWTS35020 which fits over the shank of 2" B&W Tow & Stow ball mounts. I've added links to video reviews of both parts for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System That Works With Gen Y Torsion Hitch On 2001 GMC Sierra
  • Great choice for a heavy-duty hitch! The Gen-Y Torsion line like the 2-Ball Mount - 2 Inch Hitch, Item # 325-GH-1224, or the 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2 Inch Hitch, Item # 325-GH-1324, are just a sample of these rugged hitches. I am attaching a link to our Gen-Y available inventory so that you can pick the right hitch for you and your needs. After picking the best Gen-Y hitch for you, you will need to find the best weight distribution system that works with your towing setup when it is fully...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve for Use with Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount
  • The Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 63071 referenced in your question does include the two different sized built-in hitch balls (2 inches and 2-5/16 inches). When using the 2-5/16 inch ball, this ball mount is rated at 14,000 pounds. This ball mount also has a maximum drop of 5-7/8 inches and maximum rise of 4-5/8 inches. I have attached a video review for you to check out. If the trailer hitch receiver opening on your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 is 2-1/2 inches, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2 Inch Ball with No Rise and No Drop
  • For a 2 inch hitch ball that has no rise and no drop, I recommend the Curt Solid 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" and 2-5/16" Balls - 10K - Black # C45660. For your anti-rattle, I recommend the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches # RM-061 which will give you the anti-rattle and then # BWTS51234 for a locking hitch pin. If you want a 3 ball option I recommend # MT70022.
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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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  • Ball Mount with a 6 Inch Drop for a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I am not sure where Curt is measuring on ball mount # C45004 but when we measure for drop it is from the top of the receiver opening to the top of the ball platform. And when we took that measurement on this ball mount the drop was 4-1/2 inches. For a similar ball mount without the D-ring but that has a 6 inch drop you can use # 40346.
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  • Can Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale Be Submerged To Launch Boat?
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 is made from a solid block of T6 billet aluminum so it is rustproof by material not finish. The tongue weight scale is sealed so you don't need to worry about water. You can submerge this ball mount without any issue. I confirmed this with the manufacturer for you. I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06...
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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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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mounts for 2-1/2-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
  • It is hard to beat the convenience of having a tongue weight (TW) scale built-in to your ball mount. Their aluminum construction means no powder-coat finish to chip off and no worries about rust. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS8-25 will fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch on your 2016 Silverado 2500 and give you a height adjustment range in 1-inch increments from 9-inches of rise down to 8-inches of drop. For your 2012 Silverado 1500's 2-inch hitch you can select one of...
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  • How to Determine the Amount of Drop Needed on Ball Mount for Towing Trailer
  • When determining the amount of rise or drop you will need on the ball mount for your towing setup, you just need to take a couple simple measurements. The first, which you have already taken, is from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver when your vehicle is parked and on level ground. The second is from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when it is also parked on level ground. You did state you took a measurement when the trailer was attached to a different vehicle,...
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  • Dual Hitch Receiver to Clear 6 Inches for the Back of an RV
  • We do have MaxxTow adapter # MT70070 which measures 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the top receiver. If you are needing the dual receiver in order to carry an accessory at the back of your RV while also flat towing a vehicle behind the RV then there are some options that will work for you such as Roadmaster dual receiver adapter # RM-077-2 (2 inch rise/drop), # RM-077-4 (4 inch rise/drop), # RM-077-6 (6 inch rise/drop), or # RM-077-8 (8 inch rise/drop)....
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  • What is a Safe Minimum Height for a Cargo Carrier?
  • A hitch mounted cargo carrier doesn't have a specified height requirement. You are correct that the longer the carrier extends the less ground clearance it will have on an inclined angle like a driveway. Some carriers have a rise integrated into the shank for that very reason like # E98874. This carrier has a 2 inch rise to change the angle. If you will be towing on level ground, a minimum height of 8 inches is enough for the suspension travel, but I personally would shoot for 12 inches...
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  • Recommendation For Reducing Rattle From Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount
  • A great anti-rattle device to remove the rattle from your Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/Built-in Scale, Item # WS6-2, is the sleeve style Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Device, Item # 325-GH-033. I contacted the manufacturer and they are confident that it will fit. Once you put it in place on your ball mount and tighten the set screw you will not have to install it again.
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  • How is Rise Defined with a Ball Mount
  • In regards to ball mounts such as the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5900, rise is the distance from the top of the shank to the top of the ball mount platform when oriented for rise (please see accompanying photos). The Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount has a maximum rise of 11 inches, as you said, and maximum drop of 10 inches. I highly recommend using the Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set for 2" Flash Solid Steel Adjustable Ball Mounts # FA86-00-4200...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale For 7000 GVWR Trailer And 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K, # WS6-2. This ball mount has a 10,000 lb capacity and 2 hitch balls that come with the unit. It has a 2 inch ball and a 2-5/16 inch ball so you have the versatility to haul different trailer coupler sizes. If you want a smaller hitch with the nearly all of the same functions, I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 10K, # WS4-2. This does...
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  • How to Lock the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Part # BWTS20048B
  • In order to prevent theft of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B you will want to use an extra long locking hitch pin like part # RH5-XL in the hitch pin hole thats connects the shank to the trailer hitch. The hitch balls cannot be removed while the ball mount is locked to the trailer trailer hitch due to the internal slot in the shank.
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  • Availability of Locking Pin to Secure Dual Hitch Ball Attachment on Pro Series # 63071
  • We do have a locking hitch pin to secure the double hitch ball attachment on the Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 63071. The Draw-Tite Lock Set # 63069 actually comes with 2 locks; one for the double hitch ball attachment and one for the shank of the ball mount. I have attached review videos for both products for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2017 Ford F-250 with 3 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • In order to determine how much drop you need, you will measure from the top inside edge of your trailer hitch receiver on your 2017 Ford F-250 to the ground. Then you will measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler when it is level. The difference between these measurements is the drop you need. I've attached an article to assist and have linked 3 inch ball mount options. I personally recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch -7-1/2" Drop, 7" Rise -...
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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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  • Dimensions Of Curt And Hidden Hitch Long Ball Mounts
  • I went to our warehouse and took some measurements of part # D-26 and part # 80232 for you. The overall length of part # D-26 is 16-1/2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 8-1/4 inches and to the horizontal plane of the ball mount plate it is 10-1/2 inches. The overall length of part # 80232 is 20 inches. The distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount plate is 11-1/2 inches and to the...
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  • Compatibility of Stacked Receiver Ball Mounts with Weight Distribution Systems
  • It looks like you want to add the torsion mounted ball mount to your 2018 Silverado and yet want to be able to keep you Equal-I-zer weight distribution system. The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise - 16K # 325-GH-1224 will work very well with that setup. The stacked receivers are able to use any weight distribution system utilizing the ball mount just like a receiver tube. If you want a stacked receiver without the torsion or at a different weight...
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  • Will Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flaps ERT00110 Fit Fastway Ball Mount FA42-00-2825
  • The Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2-1/2-Inch Hitches # ERT00110 requires at least 1-inch of available space on the ball mount shank. This 1-inch of clearance between the back of the ball mount face and the trailer hitch receiver opening is needed for the mounting collar which is secured with the two included bolts. On the Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA42-00-2825 the available space on the shank from the center of the hitch pin hole is 3-inches....
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  • Best B&W Tow & Stow for a 2018 Ford F-350
  • In order to find out how much of a drop you need to look for in a ball mount, you will need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside edge on your trailer hitch and then from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler on your trailer while level. If you subtract the trailer height measurement from the hitch that will give you the amount of drop you need to look for in a ball mount. I recommend doing this for both trailers. Please note that the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount...
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  • Weight of Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB6-3
  • The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB6-3 has a total weight (with the ball platform attached) of just 22 pounds. The shank by itself is only 8 pounds. You are right that the aluminum shank allows it to weigh less than all steel options such as the B&W Tow and Stow # BWTS30040B that weighs closer to 40 pounds. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can check out as well.
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  • What Size Hitch Receiver Does Flash Adjustable Ball Mount Fit
  • The shank of the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5925 will fit directly into 2-1/2 inch hitch receivers; it simply slides into the hitch and you can lock it into your 2-1/2 inch hitch with Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set # FA86-00-4225; this will also keep the hitch ball mount secure to the shank. There is a Flash ball mount for a 2 inch hitch receiver if that is what your vehicle has, the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5900 which can...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for 2018 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite Hitch
  • Your hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver # 75673 is about 5 inches from the outer part of your bumper. The Curt Ball Mount # D-26 you mentioned measures 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, so that would be overkill. I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs # 989900 which will have a measurement of 8-1/2 inches from center of pin to center of hitch ball or 9 inches depending on which draw bar is used. This...
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  • How to Select the Correct Rise or Drop for a Euro Style Drawbar on 2017 Subaru Outback
  • Thank you for the dimensions; you correctly measured from the ground to the top of the hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback, though the other measurement is from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. Assuming your coupler is roughly 2 inches tall, from the ground to the bottom of the coupler would be approximately 18 inches. Since the top of your hitch is 15 inches, you need a drawbar that gives you about 3 inches of rise. For Euro Style drawbars rise is measured to the beginning of...
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  • Will Stabilizer Jack Leg Fit in MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount
  • I went to take some measurements for you and found the leg of the Square Drop Leg Stabilizer Jack # SJ-R208 measured 1-1/4" outside to outside of the leg itself and 1-1/2" for the mounting bracket. The tube portion of the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068 that accepts the ball mount measures about 2-1/2" from outside to outside and 2-1/8" inside to inside. So the stabilizer jack leg would physically fit inside the ball mount; the only issue is that the pull pin from the...
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  • Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Sounds like you need an adjustable Weigh Safe Ball Mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch that can do at least a 5 inch drop. The part # WS8-25 you referenced matches everything except it has an 8 inch drop which may be a bit longer than you'd want. The part # WS6-25 instead might be a better option as it has a drop of up to 6 inches instead.
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # TB8-3 referenced in your question is designed to fit 3 inch receivers, which refers to the inside dimension of the receiver. Since you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2017 Ford F-350, I instead recommend the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-25. This aluminum, adjustable ball mount is designed to fit the hitch on your truck and features a maximum drop of 8 inches or a maximum rise of 9 inches. It has a gross towing weight of 14,500 pounds when...
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  • Availability of Weigh Safe System that Includes Weight Distribution
  • The Weigh Safe ball mounts, like part # WS6-2, do not have a Weight Distribution (WD) system that they are compatible with as a WD system will act as the ball mount. If you need to use a WD system then I recommend using a Tongue Weight Scale # 5780 to help make finding your Tongue Weight (TW) much easier. We recommend using a WD system if your trailer weighs more than half the weight of your tow vehicle. If this is the case for you then I highly recommend using a WD system. I really...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount with Large Drop for Lifted Ram 2500
  • We do have a nice selection of adjustable ball mounts that might work to tow your trailer level with your 2009 Ram that features an 8 inch lift. I first recommend taking a few measurements to see exactly what kind of drop you are needing on the ball mount. Starting with the truck parked on level ground, measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. Then on your trailer, take a measurement from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. The difference in these two measurements...
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  • Recommended Hitch Reducer To Make 3 Inch Hitch Receiver Compatible with Weight Distribution System
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 3" Hitch - 8" Drop, 8" Rise - 21K # WS8-3 is a ball mount that will allow you to see the tongue weight of your trailer and will give you the adjustability needed to tow your trailer level. It is not able to be used as part of a weight distribution system. Weight distribution systems require a weight distribution shank. There is no 3 inch shank available, but there are many 2 inch options. I recommend the Super Titan Receiver Adapter...
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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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  • Lock Recommendation for Platform of B & W Tow and Stow Ball Mounts
  • We have found that the part # AM3492 works as a lock for the ball mount platform portion of the B and W Tow and Stow ball mounts like the part # BWTS20049B that you referenced.
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for 3 inch Trailer Hitch of 2018 Ford F-350
  • For a hitch lock to fit a 3 inch trailer hitch like what you have you would want the Weigh Safe Hitch lock part # WS05. This lock is designed to fit the larger 3 inch hitch size you have so it would work well. It also will work well with the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS30040B that you referenced.
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  • Pintle Hitch Ball Mount Rated for Over 20,000 Pounds for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • There isn't a pintle adapter for ball mount # C45902 rated for 21,000 pounds but I may have a solution for you. What you could do is use ball mount plate # 337PM25812 with Convert-A-Ball pintle hook combo # PH1. When used as a pintle hitch the capacity will be 20,000 pounds. Or for a pintle/ball combo we have # C48012 rated for 20,000 pounds but it is not adjustable. I know that falls just under the 21,000 pounds you are looking for but to go above that you would need a 3 inch hitch.
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  • How Does Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch 336VS501 Deter Theft
  • The vehicle side of the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch # 336VS501 can be locked to the vehicle's 2-inch receiver hitch using any standard pin lock such as # 7683. The mating part that bolts or welds on to the trailer # 336TS508 will only couple to the Lock N Roll system. Unlike a traditional ball coupler, which is compatible with any hitch ball of a matching size, the trailer-side Lock 'N' Roll coupler can only connect to a vehicle-side Lock 'N' Roll hitch. So your trailer cannot...
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  • Anti Rattle Device for 180 Weigh Safe Weight Adjustable Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # LTB6-2 and the hitch opening you would need to use a wedge style anti-rattle like the part # RM-061. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well. This could easily be used with a cargo carrier as well.
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  • 2-Inch 16K-Rated Ball Mount with Minimal Amount of Drop
  • The Curt 17K-rated Ball Mount # C45340 that you referenced has 1-inch of rise or 2-inches of drop depending on how you choose to use it. This is a Class IV ball mount. The other Class IV option with a capacity near to this (16K) and with NO drop or rise is Gen-Y item # 325-GH-051. This ball mount has two built-in hitch balls, a 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch, that are integrated into the ball mount. There is no need to purchase separate hitch balls or to deal with torqueing the hitch ball. We...
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  • Adjustable 2-Inch Ball Mount Rated for 16K
  • We carry all sorts of fixed and adjustable ball mounts in various weight ratings for 1-1/4-inch, 2-inch, 2-1/2-inch and even 3-inch hitch receivers. I linked for you our main page for all types and sizes of ball mounts. I note that you looked at the B&W adjustable ball mount # BWTS10037B which fits a 2-inch hitch. This has the 5-1/2-inches of drop you want but it is rated for only 10K. For a capacity up near 15K we offer the 2-inch Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # 325-GH-525 which has...
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  • Comparing 6,000 lb Curt Adjustable Style Ball Mount to Maxxtow 5,000 lb Adjustable Options
  • The Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount - 5-1/4" Rise, 6-3/4" Drop - 6,000 lbs # C45901 has a shipping weight of 15 lbs whereas the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 8" Rise - 5,000 lbs # MT70067 has more adjustability but less capacity and has a shipping weight of 14 lbs. Finally, the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop, 6-1/4" Rise - 5,000 lb # MT70068 falls between these two with adjustment ability but still has a 5,000 lb capacity....
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  • How To Tow A Trailer Without Measuring for Rise/Drop
  • The only true way to determine what ball mount you need is to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the vehicle and then subtract the difference from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer while level. However, if you do not have access to the trailer then the best option for you is an adjustable ball mount as this will not only more than likely allow you to tow your boat trailer level without measuring beforehand but will also accommodate...
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  • Recommendation For Heavy Duty Hitch For 2015 Ford F-150 With 2 Balls - 2 Inches And 2-5/16 Inches
  • We have a great hitch that will work well for you. The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/Stacked Receivers, Item # 325-GH-315, is one of our top-end hitches that is heavy duty and very adjustable. It has a maximum towing weight capacity of 10,000-lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,500-lbs. It has a maximum rise/drop of 10-inches. It comes with two balls: 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch. This Gen-Y hitch ball mount is made in the USA. I also recommend getting the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle...
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  • Can Fastway Self-Locking Adjustable 3-Ball Mount be Used with 3 Inch Receiver and Reducer Sleeve
  • I spoke with my contact at Fastway regarding the Self-Locking Adjustable 3-Ball Mount 2.5 Inch # DTALBM6825-3S referenced in your question. He stated that this actually will not work with the 3 inch receiver on your Ford F-350, even when using the Ford provided reducer sleeve. This is because of the design on the self-locking system that is utilized with this particular ball mount. The integrated locking knobs on the shank will do a great job of securing itself to the reducer sleeve, but...
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  • Recommended B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 3/4" Rise
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS10047C that you referenced is actually perfect for your application! The drop and rise measurements mentioned are for the max adjustments. Since there are adjustment holes that go all the way to the top of the shank you will be able to achieve the correct 3/4" rise for your application. It might not be able to get an exact 3/4" rise but it will be close enough for you to tow level. I do recommend adding the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # BWTS51234...
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  • Choosing the Correct Class I Ball Mount to Pull a Small Boat Trailer with a 2014 Kia Soul
  • To choose the correct ball mount you will want to make sure that you do check the weight capacity of it, but it is also equally important to make sure that you know what kind of Rise or Drop you need or if it is even needed at all. Keep in mind that you will need to check your owner's manual for any special instructions about towing. In an online manual it states not to use your 2014 Kia Soul for towing so if you do so you will be operating outside of the parameters of the manufacturer. What...
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  • Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount Needed with 2" and 2-5/16" Stainless Hitch Balls for 2017 Ford F-250
  • If we take 14 away from the 23-1/2 inches that you measured the height of the inside of your 2-1/2 inch receiver to be on your 2017 Ford F-250, that leaves you with 9-1/2 inches. This means that you need an adjustable ball mount with a drop of about 9-1/2 inches for your trailer to ride level. I do have a few options for you to choose from when it comes to an aluminum ball mount with a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that are stainless steel. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS10-25...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount With 2.5 Inch Shank And 14,500 lb Capacity
  • Other than the Weigh Safe options of # LTB10-25 and # WS10-25, I have one more option available for you. The Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 10" Rise - 18K # FA42-00-2925 will give you an 8-7/8 inch distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. If you go with the Weigh Safe option, I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06 to...
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  • Measurements Of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS10-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 9". The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 7".
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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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  • Mud Flaps for Use with Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum 2-Inch Ball Mount AM3410
  • The Access Rockstar XL Custom Mud Flap kit # A10400211 requires 3-inches of mounting space on the shank of the ball mount to install properly. This is shown on the linked diagram. The Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount # AM3410 does not provide quite enough clearance for these specific mud flaps. A better mud flap choice for use with this ball mount is the Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System # ERT00108. This requires only 1-inch of space along the shank of the ball...
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  • Is Sag Caused by Trailer Tongue Weight Considered When Choosing Ball Mount w/the Right Rise or Drop
  • At most the tongue weight of a trailer would cause about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of sag at the ball mount (give or take a little and different for every vehicle). But on a 2016 Ford F-250 the suspension is potentially beefy enough to limit the sag to even less than that. The trailer can be off of level one way or the other (high or low) by as much as 1 inch and still be considered level. For cushioned ball mounts that fit a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver we have the following options: #...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount Similar To Master Lock EZ
  • The MasterLock 2841AT has been discontinued. For a similar ball mount, you may be interested in the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop, 6-1/4" Rise - 5,000 lb, # MT70068, the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 8" Rise - 5,000 lbs, # MT70067, or the Reese Adjustable Ball Mount - 5,000 lb which includes the pin and clip, # RP21141. The MaxxTow options require the pin and clip # PC3 or a locking option like the Deadbolt Trailer Hitch Reciever...
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  • Type of Ball Mount Suited for Welding on Sway Control Tab 3442
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20048B fits 2-1/2-inch hitches which are generally going to be towing trailers that are larger than what a simple friction sway control mechanism will handle. A friction sway ball mount tab # 3442 could be welded on but I would not do that to such a nice ball mount as the B&W. You will be better off selecting a fixed ball mount with the rise or drop you currently need and welding the tab onto that ball mount if you want to use a friction anti-sway...
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  • Choosing The Correct Ball Mount For Lifted Truck To Tow Trailer Level
  • For a 7 inch lift on your 2016 Chevy Silverado, I definitely recommend a ball mount that has a significant drop to tow your trailer level. I recommend an adjustable hitch so you can tow multiple trailers level. You may be interested in the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 10K # LTB10-2. I've attached a video of this hitch for you that gives you a 2 inch hitch ball as well as a 2-5/16 inch ball integrated. I recommend getting the Locking...
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  • Will Rock Tamers Adjustable Mud Flaps Work With Rapid Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount on 2011 Ram 3500?
  • The Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty, Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2" Hitches # ERT00108 requires there to be 1 inch between the back of the ball mount and the opening of the hitch receiver as you can see in the graphic I've added below. The Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit # AM3405 is 2-3/4 inches from the center of the closest hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount, while the center of the furthest hitch pin hole to the back of the ball mount is 4-1/4 inches, as you can see...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle for 2 Inch Ball Mount in 2-1/2 Inch Receiver with Reducer Sleeve
  • The Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit w/ 2 Zinc Balls - 4" Drop or Rise # AM3462 has some moving parts. Because of this there will be some movement noise, but this can be greatly diminished by using an anti-rattle along with your reducer sleeve like # 58102. I recommend the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer III for 2-1/2" Hitch with 2" Adapter # BX88312. This will fit the outside of your 2-1/2 inch receiver and will reduce shank movement on your 2 inch Rapid Hitch ball...
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  • Is B&W Silencer Pad BWTS35025 Included with Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • I think you are referring to the B&W Silencer Pad # BWTS35025 that is offered as a separate accessory item for use along with their B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B. This durable neoprene pad helps reduce rattle and noise in the hitch connection. Like the B&W ball mount itself, this item is USA-made.
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  • Kayak Carrier for Track Mounting
  • Inno offers a kayak carrier that mounts into the T-slots in rack bars, their Locker Watersport Carrier # INXA445. If you refer to the linked diagram you can see the slot dimensions this carrier will fit into. The carrier also needs a bar spread of no less than 24-inches, also noted on the diagram.
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  • Pro Series 2 Ball Mount Platform Replacement
  • The Replacement Hitch Ball Platform for Pro Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 14K # PS63076 will be compatible with the Pro Series Adjustable Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2" Hitches - 14K lbs # 63072 or can be used as a replacement for the # 63071.
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  • Replacement Key and Lock Core Recommendation for Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • Sorry to hear about your keys getting stolen. What you can do is use the Locking Dual Pin Assembly # WS03 to rekey your Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS10-25 and you will get a new set of keys to match the new locks.
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  • Balls are Loose on Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit AM3410
  • Well, it worked! I even had another guy come over and give it a read. It is possible that the many years of pushing and pulling on your balls have enlarged the hole they fit in causing the movement you are experiencing. You could disassemble the big unit and check to see if there is damage to the rod that holds the balls or any of the other parts but to me it just sounds like it needs to be put out to pasture, so to speak. I know you had a great experience with this ball mount but...
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  • Thickness of Platform for Hitch Ball on Curt Class I Drawbar
  • The thickness of the platform on the Curt Class I Drawbar # C45021 where the hitch ball is installed is about 5/8". I have attached a photo to demonstrate this and you can see this referenced in the attached review video. For a 2" hitch ball you can use part # C40018 or for a 1-7/8" hitch ball you can use part # C40001. If you don't already have a pin and clip the part # F-4 is perfect for this application.
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  • Which Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2019 GMC 2500HD 2-1/2 Hitch
  • Car trailers tend to sit pretty low to make it as easy as possible to load the cars without scraping. So the Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount with Scale I recommend is the part # WS8-25 which fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch, can do up to an 8 inch drop and has a built in scale that goes up to 2,200 lbs.
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  • Recommended B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for Ford F-250 Trucks
  • For your standard height trucks and trailers, the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black # BWTS10048B will work very well for both of your trucks. This will not only work well with all 5 of your trailers but will also give you great ground clearance. If you had a lift on your truck, then I'd recommend the 7 inch drop # BWTS10049B, but it won't be needed on a non-lifted truck and will give you less ground clearance. The 2 inch shank on the # BWTS10048B...
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  • Can Different Hitch Ball Sizes be Used with the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25
  • You can order a different set of hitch balls to use with the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25. This ball mount comes with a 2" and 2-5/16" hitch ball combination, but that can be swapped out with part # TB03 for a 1-7/8" and 2" hitch ball combination.
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  • Overall Height of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25
  • If you are looking for the total height of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25 from the top of the shank down to the very bottom it measures 14-1/2 inches. This would have less movement than the # FA42-00-2925, but realistically they both have such a small amount of movement that you wouldn't notice.
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  • Will a 5 Inch Drop B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount Work on a Truck with 6 Inch Lift
  • In order to find out how much drop you will need to have in a ball mount, you will want to measure the distance from the ground to the top, inside edge of your receiver tube and then subtract the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level. That said, the 5" drop B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS10048C most likely won't have enough for you. The 7" B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS10049C would be a more realistic option and this is also the most...
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  • Can Curt Class III Ball Mount # C45056 Be Used in Rise Position
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding the Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2 Inch Ball # C45056 referenced in your question. He did state that the ball mount can be used in the rise position, which will indeed provide a 2 inch rise. The issue with this particular model is that the hitch ball will come already torqued from the factory. My contact stated that it is torqued at a high amount so it might be quite difficult to actually remove the ball so you can flip it over to use in the rise...
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  • Measuring for Correct Ball Mount on 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • Based on your measurements you are looking for a 4-1/4 or 4 inch drop for your ball mount. I've attached an article to assist. If you want a fixed mount ball mount, I recommend the4 Curt Class III Ball Mount with 2" Ball - 4" Drop - 7,500 lbs # C45056 if your trailer has a 2 inch ball coupler. If the coupler fits a 2-5/16 inch ball, then I recommend # C45042 instead. These will work well for towing 7,500 lbs with a 750 lbs tongue weight. Anything beyond that should use a weight distribution...
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  • Fit of Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flaps ERT00110 on B&W Ball Mount BWTS20049B
  • Your Rock Tamer Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System # ERT00110 will work fine on the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049B as long as you have at least 1-inch of available space on the ball mount shank. The Rock Tamers mounting bracket needs this inch of space to install properly. You can refer to the linked diagram to see how the mud flaps mount. Since the B&W has two hitch pin holes in the shank you can rest assured the mud flaps will continue to work well on the new ball mount.
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  • Determining Correct Ball Mount or Draw Bar for your Vehicle and Trailer Combination for Level Towing
  • To find the correct ball mount you want to measure from the inside top opening of the receiver on your truck to the ground. Then you want to measure the trailer from the bottom of the coupler to the ground when the trailer is level. The difference between those two measurements will give you the proper rise or drop for your application. I've attached an article to assist. If you don't want to use a fixed mount, or if you pull different trailers, you may want to consider an adjustable...
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  • Comparing Curt D210 and MaxxTow MT70066 Multipurpose Ball Mounts
  • The MaxxTow # MT70066 and Curt # D210 multipurpose ball mounts differ in towing and tongue weight capacities as you noted and also in some dimensions. Overall they are very similar and both accept a hitch ball with a 1-inch shank like # 63845 but the MaxxTow has 1-5/8-inches of drop on its ball platform whereas the Curt has slightly more at 2-1/4-inches. Also, the Curt # D210 includes a pin and clip while the MaxxTow does not. On each part's page we include measured diagrams with many...
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