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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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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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  • 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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  • Choosing the Right Ball Mount for 2019 F250 Super Duty Crew Cab
  • Adjustable ball mounts like the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 and # WS8-25 provide great flexibility to tow multiple trailers of differing heights. A good starting place is to determine the deepest drop you'll need. The attached diagram and help article can help a great deal in completing this. This is done by measuring from the ground up to the top of the hitch receiver opening for hitch height. To measure coupler height, measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer's coupler. Subtract...
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  • Can I Extend My Hitch Without Using TorkLift Hitch and SuperTruss Extension
  • The only other extension option we carry besides the Torklift SuperTruss extender that does not cut your tongue weight in half is an extra long ball mount. Traditional extensions such as part # C45796 cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on the truck in half because it creates extra leverage and movement in your towing setup. The only extra long ball mount we offer that is long enough for your setup is the Hidden Hitch ball mount part # 80232 at 15-3/4 inches long. That length...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Deciding Between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount with 4-1/2 Inch and 7 Inch Drop for a 2015 F-250
  • It sounds like you are trying to decide between the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20049B which has 7" of drop and the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B which has 4-1/2" of drop. If that is the case then you will need to do some measuring first. The first measurement will be taken from the ground to the top, inside edge of your trailer hitch receiver tube. The distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level will then need to be subtracted from...
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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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  • What Causes the Dual Locking Hitch Pins On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts To Break
  • In order to replace the dual locking hitch pins on a Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount like part # WS8-2 you will need to use the Replacement Locking Dual Pin Assembly part # WS03 or the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set part # WS06 if you want to make sure to match all the locks. I spoke with Weigh Safe about the dual hitch pins breaking and they informed me that it could be an issue with the pin alignment due to the holes becoming oblong therefore the solution would be a new platform,...
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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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  • Dimensions of the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch
  • I went out to measure the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch for 2" Receivers - Vehicle Side # 336VS501 and found the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the latching mechanism is about 6", the length from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the receiver is about 11" and the overall length is approximately 13-3/4". Like the title says this the vehicle side of the ball mount and will need a trailer side coupler such as the Lock N Roll Articulating...
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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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  • GM Multi-Pro Tailgate Compatible B & W Tow & Stow Ball Mount for 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
  • The original B&W Tow & Stow, like the # BW54FR didn't work well with your tailgate, as the front face of the shank would contact the tailgate which isn't good. The excellent news is that B&W has developed a Tow & Stow model that WILL work with your Multi-Pro tailgate, part # BWTS20067BMP. Right now, the 3 ball model is only available in a 7 inch drop, but if that's sufficient for your needs it would be an excellent choice that won't dent the tailgate on your truck.
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  • Does Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount Come Without Hitch Balls
  • Yes, the ball mount by itself (without hitch balls) of the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount w/ 2" and 2-5/16" Balls # C45949-22516 is definitely available; you simply need the Curt Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C45949. Just keep in mind you will still need the Curt Hitch Lock - 2" and 2-1/2" Hitches # C23519 in order to secure the ball mount to your hitch. I have added a link to a video review of the Rebellion XD which I recommend checking...
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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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  • Is There a Difference Between Curt Rebellion XD Ball Mounts With Different Size Hitch Balls
  • The only difference between the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount with 2" and 2-5/16" Balls # C45949-22516 and the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount with 2" Ball # C45949-2 is that one comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball and the other does not (the other difference, of course, is the price, which is based on an algorithm that takes into account many different factors). Since you mentioned you need the one with both size hitch balls, you will need...
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  • How to Lock B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • There is a way for you to not only lock the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - Compatible with GM MultiPro Tailgate - 2.5" Hitch - 14.5K # BWTS20067BMP to your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch, but also the ball platform to the mount, and the hitch balls to the ball platform. All you need to lock it is the InfiniteRule Locking Pins for B & W Tow and Stow 10K and 14.5K Ball Mounts # 34061775-D. I have added a photo a customer sent in which shows how this works. It comes with four locks, one for...
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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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  • 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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  • Long Ball Mount and Hitch Extension for 2000 Ford Excursion with Dual Rear-Mount Spare Tires
  • The extra-long 2-inch ball mount we offer, part # 80232 from Draw-Tite, is 15-3/4-inches long and may give you the clearance you need at your dual rear-mounted spare tires to let you use a friction sway control unit like # 83660 on a bracket # RP26003. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole rearward 15-3/4-inches that point will be where the center of the hitch ball hole will be. Do note however that this ball mount is rated for 6000-lbs gross trailer weight and 600-lbs...
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  • Comparing the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned Ball Mount To Other Cushioned Ball Mounts
  • The Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount part # CAB-UM is indeed an excellent option that will help improve the overall towing experience by decreasing the felt road shock in the tow vehicle. The Convert-A-Ball in particular as you mentioned provides both up and down as well as side to side support via the polyurethane core. The advantage of the polyurethane core over other products which use rubber like the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12005 or...
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  • Recommendation to Help Back and Forth Movement in Trailer Hitch While Towing
  • To help alleviate the back and forth chucking you are experiencing with your 2 inch receiver there are a couple of things I recommend doing. First is to use a cushioned ball mount, the Convert-A-Ball, which is designed to reduce this type of movement and additional road shock with its polyurethane cushioning interior; if you take a look at the accompanying diagram it displays the cushioned inside of the ball mount. I will list the different rise and drop available for this ball mount below....
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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 Determine Correct Rise or Drop for B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount
  • Determining how to get the correct rise or drop is actually pretty simple and only requires two measurements. If you get the largest rise and drop you could wind up with more ball mount than necessary. In order to choose the correct ball mount, there are a couple measurements you'll need to take. First, make sure both your vehicle and trailer are parked on level ground; you'll then want to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your hitch receiver. Next, measure from the...
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  • Lock Pin Recommendations/Options for B and W Tow N Stow Adjustable Ball Mount
  • We have just what you need to lock all of the pins of the B and W Tow n Stow Ball Mount part # BWTS10037B that you referenced with the part # 34061775-D. This comes with lock pin replacements for all of the platform pins as well as the hitch pin and they all use the same key as well. I attached a review video for this lock set for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Choose Correct Rise/Drop in a Ball Mount to Tow Level Enclosed Tandem Axle Trailer
  • To select the correct ball mount that will allow you to tow level, you must take two measurements into consideration. First, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the top inside portion of your square hitch receiver opening. Second, measure from the ground (on level ground) to the bottom flat portion of your trailer coupler. Using a trailer level like the Hopkins Cross-Check Trailer Level # HM09615 will help ensure you get the most accurate measurements. Next, simply calculate...
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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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  • 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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  • Dimensions of the Lock N Roll Articulating Adjustable Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Lock N Roll about the Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch part # 336VS503505 and they were not quite sure what measurements you are looking for nor was I. That said, I went out to our warehouse for you and jotted down a few dimensions on the above in hopes these were what you were looking for. If it is not please try to further clarify this for me and I would be happy to remeasure this for you. I have attached a photo below with the dimensions I think you are looking...
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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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  • 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 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). But...
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  • Availability of Curt Ball Mount # C45070 with Ball
  • For the Curt Ball Mount (4" Rise and 6" Drop) # C45070 that comes with a hitch ball you can use part # C45065 for a 2-5/16" ball or # C45064 for a 2" ball. Both options feature the same 7,500 pound towing weight capacity. Just keep in mind that the hitch ball does come pre-torqued from the factory with the unit in the drop position. It will require a bit of force to remove the ball so that you can flip the mount but you can certainly do this if needed. Otherwise you can simply order...
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  • What is the Quietest Pintle Hook and Mount
  • It doesn't sound silly at all, and there is an option for the quietest pintle hook and mount, the Curt Secure Latch. The reason it is considered quieter is because it has a slight cup on the hook (see accompanying photo) which helps the hook ensure tighter security on a lunette ring than any other pintle hook. That, along with its auto-latch when the ring is in the hook, are what separates this from other hooks in terms of noise. Will it be totally silent? No. But it will reduce the...
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  • What Size Drop for Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • For your 2019 F250 I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale with 10" Drop, 11" Rise # WS10-25. It's ideal to have your trailer level when towing, but sometimes that's not easily possible. Having the nose point up too much, can cause the tongue weight to be low enough that the trailer may begin to sway, so nose down is a better option. The ball mount has adjustments in 1" increments, so you'll be able to hook up almost perfectly level to both of your trailers. It has...
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  • Locking Pins for B&W Tow and Stow To Fit a 3 Inch Receiver Tube
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount only needs one hitch pin lock, part # WS05 if you have a 5/8" hitch pin hole. The reason for this is that the hitch balls on the B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount cannot be removed with the ball mount in the receiver tube due to the integrated channel. Therefore, it is not necessary to have locking hitch pins in the adjustment holes.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Solution to Allow 2015 Toyota Tundra to Tow Trailer and Carry Motorcycle Carrier
  • I think I might have a solution you'd like but there isn't a dual hitch adapter that's going to have the capacity needed for the weight of your bike and carrier plus the tongue weight of your trailer. What you could do is install a front hitch on your 2015 Toyota Tundra with the Draw Tite part # 65080 and then use a motorcycle carrier like part # E98873 and you'd be able to still tow your trailer. Since that would be quite a bit of weight on the front suspension I'd also recommend the...
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  • Is there a Convert a Ball Hitch with Pintle Hook and 2 inch ball Capabilities Available?
  • I checked with Curt who confirmed you can replace the 2 5/16 inch ball with a 2 inch ball # C48820 as needed with the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball - 2-1/2" Hitches - 20,000 lbs # C45908. If you prefer the Convert-A-Ball option like you mentioned, the Pintle Hook Combo with 3 Stainless Steel Balls - Bolt On - 25,000 lbs Item # PH1 is my recommendation. The hitch comes with 3 ball sizes: 1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16" and has a towing capacity for 2" and 2-5/16" hitch balls between 3,500-10,000...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Lock BulletProof Hitches 2-Ball Mount to Receiver and Lock Ball Mount to Shank
  • The BulletProof Hitches Adjustable 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitch - 6" Drop/Rise - 22,000 lbs # HD206 is an investment for sure, so I absolutely understand wanting to keep it protected when it's on your truck. We do have what you need to do exactly that. To lock both the ball mount to the shank, and the shank to the receiver, what you need is the InfiniteRule Locking Pins for BulletProof Ball Mount # 34061674-D. This includes three locking pins (two for the ball mount and one for the shank),...
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  • Does Ball Platform of B and W Tow n Stow part # BWTS30049B Require Locks
  • Actually the B and W Tow n Stow part # BWTS30049B that you have has a locking mechanism built into the channel which would prevent the platform from getting removed. This is because the slot in the shank is positioned in such a way that the collar on your hitch will block the pin on the platform from being able to leave the channel. Even if the pins holding the ball mount platform in place are removed, the platform will still be confined to this channel.
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  • Are There Any Made in the U.S.A. Heavy Duty Ball Mounts for 2" Receivers Available?
  • No. While Curt is an American company and manufactures a great deal of their products in the U.S.A., the Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mounts like the # C45340 is not one of those products. If you're looking for a ball mount that is made in the U.S.A., the B&W Heavy-Duty Ball Mount # BWBMHD30010 has a 16,000-lbs capacity and the same 1" rise/2" drop as the Curt model you were looking at.
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount for 2017 Ram 5500
  • To answer your question about the optimal ride tongue weight, our ranges are referring to use with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball while the Gen-Y website does not differentiate, hence the slight difference in ranges. Since you mentioned that you can't see yourself ever having a bumper pull trailer exceeding 16,000 lbs, and you said you will be able to ensure a tongue weight of around 1,400 lb to 1,500 lbs I recommend going with the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount - 16K # 325-GH-1125 because...
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  • Does Tongue Weight Sag Get Factored In When Picking Out Rise/Drop Ball Mount
  • This is a really great question! So ideally you have the trailer sitting as level as possible when you are towing. So that means that if your vehicle suspension is going to sag with the tongue weight of your trailer on the ball mount you'd want to compensate for that with the amount of rise/drop ball mount you select. How this normally works out is that you determine the drop needed (in your case 8 inches) and then go with a ball mount slightly higher like the Curt part # C45100 which...
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  • Weight of Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount With 6 Inch Drop & 7 Inch Rise
  • The Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount with Chrome Balls - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise # FA42-00-2600 weighs 15 lbs. This is one of the highest quality ball mounts in the industry so I do recommend protecting your investment with the Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set for Flash E Series Ball Mounts # FA86-00-3660. This gives you two locks - one to lock the ball mount's shank to your hitch and the other to lock the hitch balls to the mount. I've added links...
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  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Class V Ball Mount
  • If the top of your hitch ball is about an inch different in height than the top of your coupler this is actually okay. You are 100% correct that it is important to have your hitched trailer level, but starting out with the hitch ball very slightly higher or lower is not a concern. You do not see many fixed ball mounts with 1-inch or rise or drop for this reason. If you wish you can use an adjustable Class V 2-1/2-inch ball mount like # FA49-00-5625.
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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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  • Comparing the Curt Tri-Ball Mount D900 and Buyers Products Tri-Ball Mount 3371802225
  • The Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch part # 3371802225 and the Curt Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount part # D900 are both very similar. The main difference as you mentioned is that the Buyers Products Ball Mount has a longer shank which then allows for more rise/drop adjustments. The more rise/drop adjustments you have, the greater number of trailers you can tow level. In regards to the manufacturer, both Curt and Buyers Products are reputable brands so I would not let this alone...
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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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  • Correct Size Weigh Safe Ball Mount for 2019 Ford F-350 Dually
  • Based on my research your 2019 Ford F-350 Dually would have come from the factory with a 3 inch trailer hitch receiver. With that being said I highly recommend taking a quick measurement on the receiver opening just to be sure as there are trim levels available for the F-350 that included a 2-1/2 inch receiver as well. If you do indeed have the 3 inch receiver then the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS6-3 that you referenced will work perfectly. If you find you have the 2-1/2 inch receiver...
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  • What is the Hitch Pin Hole Diameter on 3 Inch Ball Mounts
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls - 3" Hitch - 6" Drop, 6" Rise - 21K # LTB6-3 has a 5/8 inch hitch pin hole. I recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock for 2", 2-1/2", and 3" Hitches - 3-1/2" Span # WS05 which is that 5/8 inch pin designed to secure this ball mount. The B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 3" Hitch - 7-1/2" Drop, 7" Rise - 21K - Black # BWTS30049B also has the 5/8 inch diameter hitch pin hole, so I recommend using that same lock. The Reese Super...
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  • Is etrailer Ball Mount Kit 989891 Matte Black Like Trailer Hitch e98850
  • The etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989891 does not have the same matte black powder coat finish as the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98850. The ball mount is a bit glossier so they aren't a perfect match but it will be pretty difficult to tell the hitch and ball mount apart unless someone is really trying to find a difference. The ball mount kit is an exceptional value because it includes a ball mount with 3/4" rise or 2" drop, a pair of hitch balls (2" and 1-7/8"),...
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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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  • 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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  • Can Locking Pins be Used for the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch
  • You can definitely purchase locking pins like the InfiniteRule Locking Pins # 34061775-D to lock both the adjustable ball mount and the shank for the Buyers Products Adjustable Tri-Ball Hitch # 3371802225. These all come keyed alike and I test fit them to verify that they work together with the Tri-Ball Hitch.
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  • Vertical Measurement of B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • I took a measurement of the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount # BWTS20049C and found from the base to the bottom of the receiver it measured about 8-1/4 inches while the overall vertical measurement was about 11 inches. I have made a photo for you displaying these measurements. This 3-Ball Mount, which is Chrome but also available in Black at part # BWTS20049B, fits 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches and has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball (3,500 lb capacity), 2 inch hitch ball (7,500 lb capacity) or 2-5/16...
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  • Gen-Y Ball Mount Recommendation for 3 inch Hitch with 9 Inch Rise for Flat Towing
  • For a flat towing setup a torsion spring version of the Gen-Y ball mount like the # 325-GH-1825 wouldn't benefit you a whole lot. You don't have enough tongue weight to really activate the torsion setup so I wouldn't recommend it. So what I do recommend is the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers for 3" Hitch # 325-GH-1725 which can do the 9 inches of rise you need and since you wouldn't be using the very top hitch opening you'd be able to put the pintle latch in it instead...
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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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  • Determining if Weight Distribution System is Needed for 2019 Ford F-350 and 13,500 Pound Trailer
  • The B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS20037B referenced in your question features a 14,500 pound towing capacity when used with the 2-5/16 inch ball so it certainly has the capacity needed to tow a 13,500 pound trailer. This is designed to fit into a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver which is what your F-350 should be equipped with. If you are wondering if just using a standard ball mount like this is sufficient instead of going with a weight distribution system and adjustable shank, it will...
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  • Can the Ball Mount from the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 be Used with a 2" Weigh Safe Shank
  • Since the ball mount from the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 measures the same as the ball mount # WS01 for 2" hitches you definitely can use it. The locations for the Locking Dual Pin Assembly # WS03 measures the same for both products as well. The only difference is that the gauge for the 2-1/2" ball mounts, part # WS01-5, goes up to 2,200 lbs while the gauge for the 2" ball mounts # WS01 only goes up to 1,500 lbs. I believe the exact replacement shank you are needing is part # DB6-2 which...
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  • Will The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 80232 Work With Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack
  • Yes, The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 is ideal for the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack part # C18013. The Curt C18013 requires a 2 inch ball mount so this one is perfect and measures 15-3/4 inches Long so it provides a lot of clearance. Our extra long ball mounts only come in 2 inches but if you are asking about the 2 inch drop then we do carry the Curt Ball Mount part # D-28 that measures 14-1/4" Long with a 6 inch drop. If you need less drop than 6 inch we carry, 13 inch Long Curt...
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  • Can a Ball Mount Be Inverted To Give a Rise Instead of Drop
  • I am not exactly sure which particular ball mount this is in reference to but the one you came from, the Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # 2753 can be inverted to increase rise up to 2-3/4". This is the case for most ball mounts as well but if you let me know exactly which one you have then I can confirm this for you. Please note, you will want the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler to be equal or close to the distance from the ground to the top inside...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is it Okay for Ball Mount to Move in Trailer Hitch Receiver Some
  • What you are describing is actually pretty normal for a ball mount. There is almost always some tolerance between the trailer hitch receiver and the ball mount (or accessory) being installed which is why there are a variety of anti-rattle devices out there. Some accessories and ball mounts come with them built-in but if you have a standard ball mount there are aftermarket anti-rattle devices you can use. Technically the tolerance you have is fine but if you want to get rid of it we do have...
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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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  • Can You Add a Pintle Hook To the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitches
  • I do have options for you but there is not a pintle hook adapter for the B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount part # BWTS20048B so the only way to obtain a pintle hook with the Tow & Stow feature is to purchase the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # BWTS10056 separately and then use the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # BWRHXA2182 with this. That said, if you purchase the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Ball part # C45908 and the Replacement 2" and 2-5/16" Dual-Sided Ball...
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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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  • Recommended B & W Tow & Stow Ball Mount for 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • By 6-1/2 inch, I'm assuming you're speaking of the drop, correct? You will want to choose a ball mount that has enough drop so that you can tow your trailer so it's level. To determine the necessary drop (or rise) you'll need to find the height difference between your 2 inch receiver tube on your hitch and the underside of the trailer's coupler as outlined in the help article I've linked for you. If your current ball mount has a drop of 6-1/2 inches and tows a trailer so it's level,...
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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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  • How To Choose the Correct Gen-Y Ball Mount for a 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country
  • In order to choose the correct Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount you will need to know your rise and drop requirements. In order to find your rise and drop requirements you'll need to measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the vehicle and then from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler on the trailer while level. The Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers part # 325-GH-1623 that you were looking at offers up to a 6" rise/drop. If you need...
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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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  • American-Made Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
  • B&W offers both black powder-coat and chrome-finish adjustable Class IV ball mounts that are made in the USA. Both are intended for a 2-1/2-inch hitch receiver and include two hitch balls, a 2-inch rated for 7500-lbs and a 2-5/16-inch rated for 14,500-lbs. For the black order part # BWTS20040B or for the chrome-finish order part # BWTS20040C. You can use lock # BWTS51235 with either ball mount to secure it to your hitch. These B&W ball mounts are fabricated and assembled in B&W's...
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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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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Options For Bumper Clearance and 9 Of Rise
  • I do have an options for you but the Flash Solid Steel Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # FA49-00-5900 measures 3-3/4" from the hitch pin hole to upright portion of the ball mount so it will not clear the bumper of the Chrysler Town and Country. These measurements can be found in the video of the Flash Solid Adjustable ball mount that I have attached. I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # TK5007 which provides 9" Rise to 10-1/4" Drop and can be used with...
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  • Can Hitch Ball Platform on 180 Hitch Adjustable Ball Mount for 3 Inch Trailer Hitches be Reversed
  • Yes, the ball platform on the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB6-3 can be reversed so the hitch ball platform is under the truck. This 2-ball mount fits in 3 inch trailer hitches and has a reversible hitch ball platform with a 2 inch hitch ball (8,000 lb capacity) and 2-5/16 inch hitch ball (21,000 lb capacity). The ball platform is secured to the shank with the included pin locks though I do recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05 to lock the ball mount to your trailer...
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  • Recommended Dual Ball Mount for a 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty with an 8 Fabtech Lift
  • When looking for a proper ball mount for towing you need to make sure it has the correct drop so that your trailer tows level. To choose the correct drop for your towing setup you need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your receiver and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler (be sure to take measurements on level ground). Since your hitch height will be greater you will need a ball mount with a drop. We do have the B&W Tow & Stow # BWTS10043B...
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  • What Size Adjustment Pin Is Needed for the Flash E Series Adjustable Ball Mount
  • If one of the hitch pins you have now has a usable pin length of at least 3-7/8" then you can use it on the adjustment portion of the Flash E Series Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls part # FA42-00-2600. If not then you would want to use the Fastway Trailer Hitch Lock and Adjustment Pin Lock Set part # FA86-00-3660 as it comes with keyed alike locks for both the hitch pin hole and the adjustment pin hole.
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  • 2 Inch Ball Mount with Zero Rise or Drop for Level Towing
  • The Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2-3/4" Rise, 4" Drop - 9" Long - 7.5K # 2753 is not the correct fit for zero rise or drop. For the zero rise or drop you will need the MaxxTow Tri-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - Hollow, Black Powder Coated Shank - Black Balls # MT70270 or Curt Solid 2-Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" and 2-5/16" Balls - 10K - Chrome # C45002. Rise or drop is based on the inside top of the trailer hitch receiver. I've linked an article to assist. If you want the...
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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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  • How To Tow a Trailer and Haul a Motorcycle with a 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • It sounds like you are wanting to carry a motorcycle on the back of your 2012 Toyota RAV4 while also towing a trailer. If that is the case then this is a pretty tall order for your RAV4 but is possible so long as the tongue weight of the trailer, weight of the motorcycle, and weight of the motorcycle carrier do not exceed the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle which is 350 lbs if you have the towing package. In order to mount both the motorcycle carrier and ball mount, the only...
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  • What Length Ball Mount Do I Need To Use?
  • Longer ball mounts are helpful for creating clearance from the rear of the vehicle to allow you to lower your tailgate while towing and not interfere with a tongue mounted jack or install hitch mounted accessories (like bike racks) that may require more clearance from the rear of the vehicle. The length that you'll want to use really comes down to whether or not you really need an extra 1-3/4" between your trailer coupler and your truck. For all intents and purposes, the # BWBMHD30010...
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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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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Balls for 2018 Ford Escape Titanium
  • The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the anti-rattle device on the Solid Tow # DTSTBM6600 is right at 2", so it's not going to work if you've got only 1-1/2"; this also does not come with a 1-7/8" hitch ball. For these reasons it's really not going to be a good choice. What I recommend doing is using a regular rise/drop ball mount with a 6" drop like the Draw-Tite # 40346, which fits in a 2" receiver and uses hitch balls with 1" shank diameters. For a 1-7/8" hitch ball...
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  • Pin Lock to Secure B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount BWTS20048B
  • You can lock your B&W Adjustable Ball Mount # BWTS20040B using their matching 2-1/2-inch hitch lock # BWTS51235. This pin lock also fits their chrome ball mount # BWTS20040C.
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for MaxxTow Adjustable Ball Mount # MT70067
  • The clearances are actually pretty tight between the adjustable channel, shank, and pins of the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70067 which means it would move a little bit but would not be a super obnoxious rattle. To get rid of the movement between the hitch and the shank of this ball mount though we have the # 63232 which would work well. This doubles as a hitch lock too.
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  • Can the Ball Mount # C45340 be Ordered with the Curt Hitch Ball # C40008 Already Installed
  • I do have a solution for you, but we do not install parts like the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45340 and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40008 before shipping them out. Any ball mounts that come with a hitch ball installed come like that directly from the manufacturer. If you do not need the full 17,000 lb capacity of the ball mount # C45340 that you referenced then you can use the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount # C45331 which is essentially the same exact ball mount with a 2-5/16"...
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  • Will the Curt Ball Mount part # C45902 Work with the Curt Pintle Hook part # C45902
  • Yes the Curt Pintle Hook with 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C45922 is designed to be used with the Curt Adjustable 2-Ball Mount part # C45902. The ball mount has the three inch channel that the pintle hook requires to work. You will use the pins for the ball set for the pintle hook as well.
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Needed for a Gen-Y Hitch Being Used with a 2017 Toyota Tundra
  • You most likely have a Gen-Y hitch that is compatible with a 2" receiver like part # 325-GH-516. This means that you would need to use the Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-096 which is comparable to the locking hitch pin # WS05. If you happen to be using a Gen-Y hitch that fits a 2-1/2" receiver, like part # 325-GH-624, then the Gen-Y Hitch Pin # 325-GH-099 that comes with it is comparable to the locking hitch pin # BD580412.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount for 3 Inch Hitch on 2018 Ram 2500
  • We do have adjustable ball mounts that fit the 3" hitch on your 2018 Ram 2500 but there is not an option for an adjustable ball mount from Curt at this time; instead I strongly recommend checking out the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS30040B. The Tow & Stow will fit your 3" hitch and will give you a maximum drop of 7-1/2" and maximum rise of 7". It comes with a 2" hitch ball that has a maximum capacity of 7,500 lbs and a 2-5/16" hitch ball with a maximum capacity of 21,000 lbs. The...
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  • Fascia Trimming Needed to Install Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
  • I can certainly understand the hesitation of having to trim the fascia to install a trailer hitch in your 2019 Honda Civic sedan, but that's the only way to get a hitch installed because the only hitch that fits this vehicle is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24954. Hitches are designed to fit specific years, makes and models of vehicles which is why the Draw-Tite is the only hitch you can use. The fascia trimming is minor though, just a 2-1/2" x 4" cut out, and it won't be visible...
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