Will B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Interfere with MultiPro Tailgate on GMC Sierra


When this hitch is in the storage position, with there still be enough clearance to open the “professional grade” tailgate in all positions without hitting the face of the tailgate?


Expert Reply:

I went out to our warehouse to take a couple measurements on the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10033B that will let you determine if there will be any interference between the unit when it's in the stored position and the multi-function tailgate on your 2019 Sierra 1500.

What I recommend doing is dropping the inner gate on your Sierra's tailgate, which looks to be the closest portion to the rear bumper when in this position. Then take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the gate.

The Tow & Stow Ball Mount features 2 different hitch pin holes to allow for adjustment. From the center of the furthest hole to the outer edge of the shank when it's in the stowed position there is a distance of 5-5/8 inches. From the center of the closer hitch pin hole to this edge there is a distance of 4-1/2 inches.

This means as long as the measurement you took is greater than 4-1/2 inches the ball mount will work great without any interference with the tailgate, regardless of what position its in. I have attached an image to assist.

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Chris R

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Follow up Questions

Todd K.

Do they make this with a pintle ? 75484

Reply from Chris R.

There are a couple of B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mounts available with a built-in pintle hook, both with different size hitch balls included. The B&W # BWTS10055 comes with a 2" ball while part # BWTS10056 uses the 2-5/16" ball. 61642

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