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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs Chrome-Plated Steel 19286

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  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Draw-Tite
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length
Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite hitch ball part number 19286 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs. Hitch Ball reviews from real customers.


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Draw-Tite Hitch Ball - 19286

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


Features:

  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Durable steel construction
  • 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


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long
  • Weight capacity: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 1-1/4" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty


63834 Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome






Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs


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Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs - 19286

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (214 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.

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Nothing exciting, not to say there were any issues...just a hitch ball! 567889



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Great product and customer service. Always a pleasure ordering from etrailer. 148703


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Still holding strong.

KL - 08/26/2015

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nice price and very good quality 570663



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I am very happy with my transaction with this company. From start to finish I was treated with respect and was helped by some very knowing people. I have not used my hitch yet but it appears to be a quality product. It should be packaged a little better for shipping because it appears to have broken open during shipping and was taped up . However there was nothing missing. Very satisfied customer. 407068



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Going to cut the threads off and use as part of my security/lock system on my car trailer. 141928


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Fine, no issues.

Jim H - 07/17/2015

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I purchase a used trailer recently and have made several purchases from etrailer to include a Straight-Line Weight Distribution Hitch (RP 66084), 2 5/16 Ball (19286), RV Generator Plug (CAM 55333), Aqua Hose, sealing trim for roof and side seams etc... All of the products have arrived on time and are of high quality. The trunnion bar holes on the RP 66084 were missed drilled so I called etrailer(Laser) and he shipped me out replacement bars which arrived sooner than expected along with a return label for the miss-drilled bars. Products are quality, service is quality and inventory is exceptional. It is a pleasure doing business with them. 404149



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Honest about what is online. Plenty of detail unlike other websites. After finding this on another site, I had to hunt for details and found it here with all the info, cheaper price, and reasonable delivery. Thanks! 62363


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They did their job remarkably, unfortunately I do not have that truck anymore. My wife blew the head gasket on my diesel truck and I was forced to put it down.

Jason W - 07/10/2014

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If anything fails in our hitch installation, it certainly won't be this ball. Only problem is not having a proper box end wrench big enough to mount it, but got around that by turning the ball to tighten while holding the nut with tip of a crowbar (overkill) to keep it from spinning. STOUT.... first class product. 556124



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I didn't have a chance to install and test this hitch ball, however my previous hitch ball I bought here, have used more than 3 years and towed my 33 ft, 8800 lbs RV travel trailer with it more than 10,000 miles. This is an excellent product and at this point I just decided to replace for safety reasons. Great company, very fast and quality service. Thank you and best wishes in your future endeavors. 185011



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My F150 had an OEM 4 pin trailer plug and hitch. The 118242 - 7 pin connector with wiring harness is the ticket. The hardest part of the install was dropping the spare tire. The plugs connect directly to the factory plugs and the harness length is the correct length. The 3035-P brake controller connector harness was just as easy. Plugs right in to the OEM plug next to the ECM connector and the other end into the brake controller. The PK12711U-26 - 7 pin bracket and hardware kit fastens directly the OEM bracket that is on the hitch. My truck had an OEM 4 pin trailer towing set up with the hitch. The OEM hitch had the bracket welded on it to attach the 7 pin mounting bracket to it. These kits make this install very easy and professional looking. If I have one complaint, the hardware kit to attach the 7 pin connector bracket is set up to fasten the bracket directly to the bumper with 2 - self tapping screws provided in the kit. The kit also includes 4 #12 machine screws with toothed washer nuts to attached the 7 pin connector to the bracket. This is fine if your truck hitch doesn't have an attaching bracket welded to it. The kit should included in it 6 #12 machine screws and nuts along with the 2 self tapping screws. Since my OEM hitch actually had a bracket welded to it to attach the 7 pin bracket to it, I had to use two other #12 screws and nuts to attach the 7 pin bracket to the OEM bracket on the hitch. Not a big deal, just a thought. It took me about 2 hours, start to finish to install the 7 pin connector, trailer controller, and add the two relays in the OEM relay/fuse box under the hood. I highly recommend these kits. 322335



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Good sturdy trailer ball 566849



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What can I say.......it is a 2 5/16 inch ball with a 12K lb weight rating........at an extremely reasonable price! Super fast shipping too! No wonder Etrailer is the "go to" online retailer for RV parts and accessories. Way to go, guys! 549144



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Everything came as ordered. Great Job! 548942



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Quality hitch ball 546871



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Product arrived in good shape. No missing finish. A ball is a ball. 544630



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Nice ball, fast ship. 541162



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Great product!! 529278



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40,000+ miles of towing and no problems. Does exactly what it is supposed to do. 595684



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Fast delivery, good price. What else can I say. Happy customer. 595579



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Delivered quick 591879



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The product quality is consistent and provides a good value for the price 583372



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Excellent product and shipping. This company has wonderful communication and was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely be a return customer. Thank you. 523702



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I bought this to use with my Jayco Jayflight 21QB, works great! Easy to hook up. 511434



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This is a no brainer new ball mount new ball. often overlooked part of trailering. 501887



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very well constructed. 499013



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Exactly what I ordered. Quality and fits perfectly. 492045



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work as designed 489725



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Bought to go on new hitch. Wears good no problems at all 489482



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Made installation of the P3 brake controller a breeze in my Nissan Frontier. 487003



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With this hitch I now feel safe towing my 6k lb, 26' travel trailer with my 1500 pickup truck. Just finished a 2200 mile trip. Also I like the fact the new hitch puts the trailer a little further behind the truck because I can open my tailgate fully when hitched. Like another fellow, I had to drill out the hole for the spring bar cover pin. 483365



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perfect 481530



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Does exactly what I purchased it for! 474905



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fast delivery 472531



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Great product, great price... 464910



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Seems like a good product. Only aggravation was not being able to find a 1 7/8" socket or a torque wrench that went to 450lb. to mount it. Luckily my trailer dealer mounted it for me, though probably with an impact wrench. 462536


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keeping it greased, its worked fine and still has its chrome plating

Erik D - 12/24/2018

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Exactly what I wanted. Fast shipping. 458772



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Ball hitch, works good 458038



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Great ball. No complaints. 451857



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It worked in my application exactly where I needed it. 449176



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Excellent value. 438067



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Worded well. Shank was pretty snug in the draw bar. 437483



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It's a hitch ball...but a good value for an excellent product. 435857



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Excellent fit. 429518



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Good hitch ball. The nut on the bottom requires a 1 7/8" wrench. 425810



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Good product. 425162



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Draw Bar and Ball arrived promptly. Look great. No complaints. 418654



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The weight distribution hitch I purchased is outstanding. Quick shipping, easy to install, and excellent service and information at etrailer.com. Just used the hitch to go camping. What a difference it made in towing my camper. I also made several sharp turns both forward and in reverse with no problems. I highly recommend this product. 423170



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As advertised. 408637



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It worked well on my weight distribution hitch. Good price. 408168



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Does it's job 406216


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  • The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is knowing the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. You should also keep in mind that anything loaded behind the rear axle of your 2013 Ford Explorer will contribute to the tongue weight as well. I would recommend choosing a system that has a tongue weight range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer with its heaviest load. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically calculated...
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  • Will the Addition of Weight Distribution Increase Towing Capacity for a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado
  • Your salesman is correct in that a weight distribution system will, in most cases, allow a vehicle to tow additional weight, but the amount of additional weight is not a static number and is vehicle specific. You should check your owners manual, or the vehicle dealer, for hitch specifications for the Max Gross trailer weight allowable when using a weight distributing hitch. I checked the online owners manual for a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. If this is the the vehicle you will be towing...
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  • When choosing a weight distribution system, it is best to begin the process knowing the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. The procedure for determining this is shown in the FAQ article I have linked you to. Since you are not able to confirm your tongue weight, please understand that anything I recommend will merely be an educated guess. I would recommend going with a 1,200 lb max capacity system to provide some cushion, since actual ready-to-roll tongue weight is not known....
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  • What is the Best Type of Weight Distribution System with Sway Control
  • The best weight distribution systems with sway control that we offer are the Reese Strait-Line systems, such as the # RP66084 that you referenced. The Strait-Line weight distribution systems use the dual cam type of sway control which is a proactive style of sway control that keeps the trailer inline with the tow vehicle at all times to prevent sway from starting in the first place, rather than trying to correct it once it starts. The other types of weight distributions such as the...
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  • Is Factory Sway Control on a Ford Truck Good Enough for Towing a Trailer
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  • Comparing the Reese Light Duty Weight Distribution System to the Pro Series RB2 for a 2700lb trailer
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 29 Ft Arctic Fox Trailer
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  • Towing Setup Recommendations for a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
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  • Recommendation for the Right Weight Distribution System for Towing a 30 Foot Trailer
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  • Weight Distribution for Chevy Silverado 1500 and Toy Hauler Trailer with 860 lbs Dry Tongue Weight
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  • What is the Towing Capacity of a 2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition
  • The best place to look for the towing capacities of a vehicle is in the owners manual. The manual will give you what the vehicle is capable of. Usually on the hitch there is a sticker with the hitches capacities. Which ever is lower, the vehicle or the hitch, is the capacity you need to go by. Based on a manual I found online through Ford, the tow capacity of the vehicle is as follows: With a 5.4 liter engine, standard tow package, 2-wheel drive the gross trailer weight capacity is...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Towing a 24 Foot Travel Trailer with a 2005 Isuzu Ascender
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Toyota 4Runner and a 4,100 Pound Trailer and Horse
  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your Toyota 4Runner and trailer, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. At a total of 4,100 pounds, your trailer tongue weight should be between 410 and 615 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). You should not need to add a new trailer hitch as long as your current hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it and the vehicle are rated for use with...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2012 Toyota Highlander Towing Takena 1865 Travel Trailer
  • The first step in choosing the correct weight distribution system for your needs is to determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight (TW) of the travel trailer. The weight of anything stored behind the rear axle of your Highlander needs to added to your tongue weight figure. I will link you to an FAQ article that shows a few methods for determining your tongue weight. You will want your TW to fall as close as possible to middle of the effective range of the system you choose....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 7,000 Pound GVWR
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. The most accurate method for determining your trailer's loaded...
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  • Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems Comparison
  • Both of the weight distribution systems, part # RP66560 and part # EQ37120ET you asked about will do a great job for you. They are similar in tongue and weight capacity at 12,000-lbs for towing capacity and 1,200-lbs for tongue weight capacity. Both feature sway control and use clamp-on no-drill brackets. Both of these systems will allow you to back up with the bars attached and will work with surge brakes. The SteadiFlex system uses brake pad material in the sway brackets, where the...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Needed for a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder to Tow a 2014 Jayco x18d
  • Based on the figures you have provided, I would recommend using a weight distribution system if the trailer hitch on your vehicle is rated for weight distribution. Weight distribution is recommended if the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. Your 2012 Nissan Pathfinder probably weighs in the ball park of 5,000 to 5,500 lbs. Before choosing a weight distribution system, you will want to make sure your trailer hitch is rated for weight distribution. Your owners...
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  • Maximum Trailer Weight 1994 GMC Suburban and 1997 Dodge Ram are Capable of Towing
  • At first glance, that trailer might be too much for either vehicle to handle. Since the towing capacity of a truck can vary greatly according to how it is equipped, to determine how much either vehicle can tow you will need to do some calculations. It is entirely possible that the capacity of the hitch installed on either vehicle is actually rated higher than the vehicle tow rating. You will need to abide by whichever rating is lower. The GCWR, or Gross Combined Weight Rating should...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 8,500 Pound Aluminum Toy Trailer
  • We have come across this concern before regarding aluminum frame trailers and the use of weight distribution. While steel is stronger than aluminum, Reese has stated that you should not have a problem using a weight distribution system with your trailer, even with an aluminum frame. You will just need to make sure you get the right system for your trailer and when drilling into aluminum, take extra care and do it carefully. When choosing a weight distribution system you will want one...
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2,476,511

Phone Calls & Emails Answered

1,125,924 phone calls and 1,350,587 emails to help find the right solution.

etrailer training
400+

Average Hours of Product Training

We get to know our products firsthand so experts can better help you.

etrailer service
73

Years of Quality Customer Service

Assisting our neighbors and customers, face to face at the counter.

etrailer experts
193,357

Pages of Expert Information

Created to make sure you have all the answers to your questions, from real experts.