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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Item # C45534
Our Price: $106.25
Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
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Call etrailer.com at 1-800-940-8924 for expert service. We are your Ford trailer hitch ball mount experts, and offer a great price. etrailer.com carries a complete line of CURT products for your Ford Escape 2007. Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K part C45534 from CURT can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete trailer hitch ball mount installation instructions and technical support.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45534

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Ball Mount Kit
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


Features:

  • Starter kit contains the basic components needed for towing
  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball
  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
    • Pre-torqued to factory specifications
  • Hitch receiver lock helps prevent theft of your hitch-mounted accessories
    • Easy-to-use design requires only a quarter-turn of the key to lock or unlock
    • Watertight dust cap prevents internal corrosion
    • 2 Keys included
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • Black powder coat finish on ball mount
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball and hitch lock
  • Rubber hitch cover with Curt logo keeps dirt and debris out of your receiver when you're not towing
  • Sturdy, reusable case lets you store the kit components
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball mount length: 7-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Warranties:
    • Lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for hitch ball, hitch lock, and hitch cover


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45534 Curt Towing Starter Kit with 2 Inch Drop Ball Mount


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Customer Reviews

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K - C45534

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (631 Customer Reviews)

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.

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Super easy to install! Very strong. I installed the hitch and the wiring for a trailer in about an hour. Zero problems getting it to line up. Great product.



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GREAT! Ball/mount assembly kit received in excellent condition.
(Note: I had also received the hitch assembly a week or so earlier)

Impressed with quality, fit and performance of product.

Perfect set-up for my bike rack used on my 2020 Subaru Outback.

Will definitely use etrailer.com for future purchases.



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Does the job it’s made to do. Exactly as pictured and is great. It does take so getting used to putting the locking bar thing in and securing it.



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Kurt towing starter kit key won’t open the pin

Comments
Oh, my goodness, thats annoying! I am sorry it is giving you issues right off the bat. I will have our customer service team reach out to you!
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 06/22/2023


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Looks fine. Fair price for the hitch, ball, and locking pin.



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Wow e trailer is the best it was so easy to install my hitch and wiring harness just make sure you have 1 extra person to set in the hitch and bolt up, and borrow a torque wrench if needed everything was real easy and the videos are very helpful thanks e-trailer for having the videos as well when you purchase items it makes it great. A+ for delivery too got my hitch delivered fast to with everything. Keep up the good work



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I normally keep a complete towing set in my automobiles and needed a new set for my wife's car. After some research, I decided to go with the Curt Towing Starter Kit. The quality is excellent and every aspect of the hitch and lock worked flawlessly. I can highly recommend this Curt starter kit to anyone needing a complete receiver hitch kit. Thanks once again!!

Comments
It’s been a year since purchasing this great Curt towing set. This car has a mobility lift installed, so I only keep the kit handy if towing is required. In the past year, I have not had to tow anything with this vehicle and the set has been stored safely in the case it came with and is still essentially new. Nice towing set!
Dennis - 10/12/2022


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Purchased this product one year ago. It's still holding up without any issues! I would definitely recommend this product. The installation process was about 3 hours being done alone.



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Just got the hitch mounted, but all is good to this point



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It’s as advertised, a hitch assembly. I do like the rubber hitch hole cover, it has a snug fit. The lock seems kind of weak at first use but I’ll give it time.



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Kit has everything you need to get on the road hauling your trailer.



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The service was great. The agent quickly located the preferred part seamlessly. Thank you etrailer.



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I am so impressed to have a company contact me a year after the sale to make sure I was satisfied with the purchase. I have had absolutely no problems with our hitch, and will be sure to buy my next one from you!



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Not long enough to clear my vehicles bumper. etrailer was unhelpful and would not offer a return. This was the product they recommended for my vehicle when placing the order with a receiver and wiring harness



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The product is great, but I had to flip the ball to get more height. However, I didn't have the proper tools, so I took it to a local auto repair shop. They couldn't get the ball off, and ended up stripping the threads, so I had to buy a new one. It was a bummer, but eventually sorted it out.



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I have all of what is included in this package for my truck, but wanted to have this for the CX5 trailer hitch I just installed on my SUV Crossover.

Just like the hitch, this is a quality product and I would recommend it.



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They came through at the most delicate time of our lives. We just layed my brother to rest and had a 750 mile trip back to NC and no one, I mean no one could get me a hitch before I had to leave. etrailer came thru and made things seamless. We are so grateful for them and how easy they made it!

We have been pleased with our purchase and highly recommend etrailer for all ur hitch needs



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Easy installation, low profile and excellent quality. Exactly what I was looking for in a hitch receiver for our 2021 Pilot.



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Love it
!!!!!!!!!



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Excellent product. Excellent service. Highly recommend etrailer. Giddyup!



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I'm going to be moving soon and I have a new truck. I bought a hitch kit and extendable rear view mirrors for towing. They were well packaged and delivered quicker than I expected. You get something extra with your order. What really impressed me was the people. These people clearly LOVE what they do. You get people who actually care, with every order. That's something you can't buy and they give it away with every order.



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Great deal great response and delivery time and great products easy to install



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Everything was fine, but I wish it were easier to flip it over to get a rise instead of a drop.



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The ball works flawlessly



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Great fit and easy to install. Use it at work to pull Generator, pump, and jetter.


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