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1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-9/16" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs

1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-9/16" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs

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Durable, cold-forged steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-9/16" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Draw-Tite. 1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-9/16" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs part number 19256 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball - 19256

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 1-7/8 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 3/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 1-9/16 Inch Shank Length
  • Draw-Tite

Durable, cold-forged steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-9/16" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Cold-forged steel is strong and durable
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 1-7/8"
  • Shank dimensions: 3/4" diameter x 1-9/16" long
  • Weight capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 5/8" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty

63810 Draw-Tite 1-7/8" Diameter Hitch Ball with Short Shank - 2,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite 1-7/8 inch Chrome Hitch Ball Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at Draw-Tite's one and seven eighths inch hitch ball with a three quarter inch shank. This ball is designed to work with both Class I and Class II hitches. With a maximum towing capacity of 2000 pounds, that makes it perfect for our Class I trailer here that also accepts a one and seven eighths inch ball. We can just slide it down on there and it snaps in place keeping it nice and secure. This ball mount is going to be ideal for small utility trailers like this for if you just need to get some things moved around or maybe you're helping a buddy move and you just need to have some extra space. And it's also great for recreational activities like hauling around some dirt bikes or possibly some small jet skis or ATVs.

Our ball is constructed of a cold forged steel with a chrome plating to give it a nice appearance and also to protect it against corrosion.Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it mounted up onto your ball mount. Now that you got your ball, you are going to need a ball mount for it. You'll want to choose one with the appropriate drop that matches your trailer so you'll have a nice level towing experience. That'll just provide better tongue weight and transitioning of the weight onto your vehicle. We'll now need to take our ball, we're going to put it in our ball mount.

You'll want to choose if you want it in the drop or rise position. We're going to be placing ours in the rise position, so that way when it's in our trailer, it raises it up. Place the included lock washer on the back, followed by the nut. We'll then want to clamp our ball into our vice here. And then we can tighten it down to the specifications included with your ball.When you're ready to use the ball mount, you simply slide it into your one and a quarter inch receiver matching up the hole with the ball mount in the hole in the hitch.

We'll then take the included half inch hitch pin and clip to secure it to our receiver. And we're now ready to attach our trailer to it. And that completes our look at Draw-Tite's one and seven eighths inch hitch ball with a three quarter inch shank.

Customer Reviews

1-7/8" Hitch Ball - 3/4" Diameter x 1-9/16" Long Shank - Chrome - 2,000 lbs - 19256

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2133 Customer Reviews)

Durable, cold-forged steel ball has a 3/4" diameter x 1-9/16" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


I installed this on my 2015 Honda Accord for the purpose of pulling my small aluminum fishing boat and trailer. Works great!


I've only technically used it once but drove with it for over 5,000 miles so I'd say that says something! I used it with my Prius to help tow a nine foot Uhaul trailer with my motorcycle and a bunch of other stuff from my apartment from Tennessee to Massachusetts. Quality product!


Order was processed quickly, delivery was very fast. Although corner of box was damaged, no parts were lost due to proper packing of smaller parts. cost was good. Product quality is very good.


This ball hitch was the most recent item I’ve purchased with GREAT SATISFACTION from etrailer- they have provided hitches, wiring harnesses and accessories quickly after each online purchase, 5 out of 5 stars and THANKS!


I'm impressed! You promised my order would be here on Friday. It arrived a day early! Watching the video about installing the hitch said installation time was 40 minutes. I had it installed in exactly 40 minutes. That included the time it took me to search for the tool that I just had in my hand 30 seconds ago. Came inside and watched the video on installing the wiring harness then installed it without a hitch (pun intended)... The whole job took exactly 2 hours. I rarely have a job go that smoothly! Again, I'm impressed. Thank you so much!


The Hitch Ball with 1-7/8" diameter and short shank fit perfectly on the drawbar with 4" rise. I have included a picture to show how nicely it mounted to the car. Thanks for the fast service!


Excellent quality and price!


I have a 05 Honda Accord and not only was this the most affordable option it has been a very great hitch and ball set up. I use my Accord V^ car like a truck with a trailer to make home improvements on my house. This set up has been very dependable and sturdy for the job at hand. Thanks again etrailer for ease and access to great towing products. etrailer has been my "go to" for over 12 years now and I would never shop any where else !


Toyota threw me a curve ball with 2 metal support brackets installed where the trailer hitch should go. Apparently they did this in 2015, as they do not show up in 2014 videos - anyway, I removed these and that allowed access to 6 pre-installed nuts that the supplied hardware screwed right into. I also ordered the wiring kit which plugged in with no issues. I've already made 2 trips with my small utility trailer, plus plan to haul bikes with it, also. The hitch looks great (but a little dirty due to lots of rain brought in by Hurricane Harvey).


A year later and it is still working great. Install was easy.


Had a great company install the hitch


I ordered the parts on a Monday night and it arrived on Thursday which Is fast. The parts are excellent quality and the installation was just like the video described it. I am very impressed with my e trailer experience and will recommend them to anyone. Thank you etrailer.

Mike B


This hitch ball is exactly what I needed for my small utility trailer. Perfect fit!


Product is well made and works great for my Small Trailer towing.


Fits great customers service outstanding buy from Etrailer


This was part of a hitch package. All in all I am impressed with the quality of the product and the great customer support.


Okay so instillation was quite simple once I got the wires ran. So I had to remove the rear bumper for instillation of the wires. In the video it made it seem that it would be a quick instillation. 4-5 hours I spent intotal to install. It was about 3 hours with removal of the rear cover. It was so much easier taking off the bumper then trying to feed it like they showed.


I was very suspicious how will it fit and suit Dodge Challenger. But when I received trailer hitch, and by they way it travelled across the planet to reach me, I was totally impressed with the quality, ease of installation and accessories which I ordered with it. I basically installed it myself with a help of a friend, it took about 30 minutes to fix it. It really saved me as I needed the trailer to transport my bike to the race track and I didn't want to change the car.
So the conclusion, I own it for more than a year and have zero issues or complaints about the hitch or accessories. I used to travel long and short distances and in average I use it every second week. You barely can notice it when you remove drawbar so it is very good solution.


Great product, great price -- GREAT customer service!


This is the second hitch I have purchased from etrailer and, again, it was a perfect fit. Everything I buy from here is exactly what they say it is and exactly what I was needing.

I will always recommend etrailer, they have never let me down.

Houston Texas area.

All is good. All products are performing as expected and wanted. As usual I am more than satisfied with every product I have purchased from you. I also suggest to others they buy from you asbI have always had good experiences.
Gene - 04/13/2018


Corrosion free after one year. Good qu ality.


Proper fitment and worked flawlessly the 4 times I have towed stuff.

It still works great
Robert B - 04/03/2021


Got exactly what I thought I would get. Nice. And easy to install and use.


Purchased the hitch ball as part of my hitch kit. Installed the whole works in 30 minutes. Works great!



I bought a tow bar, hitch and wiring harness. Everything fit like it was supposed to, but the draw bar would have been easier to install if the car was brand new (8 yrs old, pre-threaded holes in frame corroded) but I made it work and now I can tow my boat!

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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Is There Difference Between 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch Ball
    The two sizes you mentioned are different balls. The larger size typically has higher capacities and fits couplers that are designed for it's size. The 2 inch size is typically seen in lighter duty applications. You have to match the correct size hitch ball with what the coupler is designed to fit. I attached a link to a page that has all of the hitch balls we carry as well.
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for Truck Towing Small Trailer
    I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height is...
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  • Can a Class II Ball be Used in a Class I Ball Mount
    Yes, if a ball is labeled as a Class II it can still fit a Class I ball mount. All that matters is that the shank on the ball is the right size for the ball mount's mounting hole. Ball # 19256 for example has a 3/4 inch diameter shank so it fits any ball mount with a 3/4 inch ball hole which is many Class I and II ball mounts. Please note that no matter what you always go by the lowest rated component in the system. So if the ball mount is rated for 2,000 pounds, the hitch for 3,000 but...
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  • How to Determine Towing Capacity of 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
    Your owners manual is giving you two capacities with differences depending on how the truck is equipped. Your safest option would be to check with a Ram dealer to see what they recommend. Or you can use the GCWR in the door jamb. It's not always evident what a truck's max capacity is, even by reading the owner's manual, but if you look at the ratings sticker on the driver's side door jamb, you can get an accurate statement of the truck's towing abilities. On the sticker, look for the Gross...
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  • Diameter of Inside of Nut on Draw-Tite 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball 19256
    The nut has straight outside edges, so I believe you are asking about the diameter of the circular inside of the nut that comes with 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball # 19256. The diameter of the nut of the hitch ball is 3/4 inches; I have added a link to a video review for you as well.
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  • How to Determine if Unmarked Trailer Coupler is for 2 inch or 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball
    If you have access to a 2 inch ball you should try fitting that into the coupler and see if it will latch on to it. That will be the best indicator. Based on what you said though it sounds like you have a 1-7/8 inch ball coupler as it fits into the coupler and only has a little bit of play.
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  • What Does Draw Tite Hitch Ball # 19256 Weigh
    The Draw Tite Hitch Ball # 19256 weighs a total of 1.71 lbs.
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  • What is the Correct trailer Ball Size to Work With the Draw-Tite # 36061 Drawbar
    Yes, the # 19256 Hitch Ball has a 3/4 of an inch thread shank. This ball will work with the Draw-Tite Class II Drawbar, # 36061.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Camry
    Both the Draw-Tite Hitches # 36540 and # 36514 will fit your 2014 Toyota Camry whether it is a hybrid or not. The two part numbers are the same hitch. Either would work well for you since they both will fit your vehicle. If you go with the # 36514 because you want the ball mount and the pin and clip you may also be interested in purchasing a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball part # 19256. I attached an install video for you to check out also.
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  • Correct Hitch Ball for Class II Hitch on 2007 Subaru Forester
    You will need a trailer ball (the size of the ball will depend on the coupler size of the trailer you are wanting to tow) with a shank diameter of 3/4 inch. For the ballmount that comes with your hitch, I would recommend the either the 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Hitch Ball part # 19256 or for a 2 inch ball, part # 19258.
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  • 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation for Use with Ball Mount BM96
    There are different hitch ball shank lengths and diameters designed to fit different sized ball mounts. For the ball mount part # BM96 the recommended ball that has a 1-7/8 inch diameter would be the part # 19254 as it has a shank with the matching diameter and length needed.
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  • What is the Correct 1-7/8 Inch Diameter Ball for Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 3593
    We have many different 1-7/8 inch diameter balls. The recommended 1-7/8 inch ball for ball mount # 3593 is # 19256. Any ball that has a 3/4 inch diameter shank will fit.
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  • How Tight Should Trailer Coupler Be on Hitch Ball
    A little bit of play is acceptable, the coupler should be tight enough that the coupler won't come off the ball, but not so tight you can't close the latch. I typically tighten the coupler up until I feel a slight resistance when closing the coupler latch, then I'll back it off slightly from there. Reese sells a white lithium grease that's conveniently packaged for use on hitch balls, part # 58117.
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  • Torque Specs for 1-7/8-Inch Hitch Balls with 3/4-Inch and 1-Inch Shanks
    The correct torque value for the nut on a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball depends on the diameter of the shank. Draw-Tite, who makes # 19256 and # 19260 lists the following torque specs: "During hitch ball installation, torque all 3/4" shank diameter balls to 160 ft. lbs, 1" shank diameter balls to 250 ft. lbs., and 1-1/4" shank diameter balls to 450 ft. lbs."
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  • Will the Draw-Tite 3594 Get Me Close to 16 of Rise if My Hitch is 11 1/2 Off the Ground?
    From the measurement you provided, the Draw-Tite Drawbar for 1-1/4" Hitches - 4" Rise - 10" Long - 2,000 lbs # 3594 will definitely get you as close to level as possible. The Draw-Tite 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # 19256 would then complete the set up.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for Towing with a 2010 Toyota Yaris
    Hitch ball # 19256 with the short shank, 1-9/16 inches, is the ball you need. I suggest the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I # 24819 for a trailer hitch recommendation.
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  • Drawbar for 2018 Subaru Forester With Factory Hitch
    The 2018 Subaru Forester OEM hitch is Class I, so you would only need a Class I compatible drawbar. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 3591, which has no drop and just a 5/8" rise. This drawbar comes with a pin and clip so the only thing you'd need is a compatible hitch ball. For a 2" ball you would want # 19258, and for a 1-7/8" hitch ball you would want # 19256. I have added a link to a video review of this drawbar for you to take a look at.
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  • Ball Mount for 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan With Factory Installed Hitch
    The factory hitch on your 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is 1-1/4", and the correct ball mount would be the Draw-Tite # 36051. This mount comes with a pin and clip and allows either 5/8" of rise or 1-1/4" of drop. It has a hitch ball hole that measures 3/4", and the size of the hitch ball you'd need would depend on the utility trailer's coupler. For a 2" ball you'd want # 19258 while for a 1-7/8" ball you'd want # 19256. I've added links to video reviews of each of these products for you to take...
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  • Trailer Coupler Will Not Release Hitch Ball Even After Lubrication
    I see you have tried the usual fixes for a coupler that won't release the hitch ball - moving the vehicle slightly to potentially release excess tension on the ball, lubrication with WD-40 and even a little brute force with the pry bar. You can also first make sure the trailer is supported, and then remove the hitch pin from the ball mount and move the truck forward. This will ensure there is little or no tension on the ball/coupler. This will also give you more room to work and free up...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount Draw Bar For 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver With 4 Inch Rise
    The 3/4 inch diameter is a typical size for the 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. Normally the 1 inch diameter hitch ball is used on a 2 inch receiver ball mount. I have linked the page to the ballmounts that are available for your 4 inch rise and 1-1/4 inch receiver. I recommend the Sportframe Drawbar 4" Rise 2000 Kit # 3594 which has a 10 inch length from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball with 4 inch rise. I recommend the 2 inch hitch ball # 19258 or the 1-7/8 inch hitch ball...
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  • Can Hitch Ball with Short Shank be Used with 1-1/4 Inch Ball Mount 36065
    Yes, you could use a short shank. For a 2 inch ball with short shank that fits ball mount # 36065 you can use # 19258. And for a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256.
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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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  • Dimensions Of Draw-Tite Sportframe Ball Mount # 3594
    The measurement from the center of the pin hole on the Draw-Tite Sportframe Ball Mount # 3594 to the center of the hitch ball hole is 10 inches. The measurement from the pin hole center to the forward edge of this mount is 1-9/16 inches. This ball mount is compatible with Class I hitches with a weight capacity of 2000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. I have provided a link to a video review of this item. If you need a hitch ball for this item, you might be interested in the...
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  • Does Muffler Need To Be Removed For Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2005 Honda Civic
    The installation of the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 24706, you referenced does not require the removal of the muffler, but if you are installing the hitch while the vehicle is on ramps or jack stands, Temporarily lowering the exhaust may help. There is minimal drilling required. Be aware this particular hitch is for 2 and 4 door vehicles, and not for hybrids or hatchbacks. I linked you to a video showing the installation of this trailer hitch as well as to the written...
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