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B and W Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - BWTS20040B Review

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Today we're going to be taking a look at the B and W Tow and Stow two ball mount for two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer hitch receivers. The ball mount is going to feature the built in hitch balls. This let's you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch and then the hitch balls are going to provide the connection points for your trailer coupler. This can be used in either the drop or rise positions. One of the most unique features about this ball mount is that it has a nice stow-able design. That's going to let you store the ball and mounting platform on the reverse side of this shank right here, underneath your vehicle or underneath the receiver tube of your hitch.

In order to get it to that stowed position, it's a very simple process. I do recommend rotating the hitch balls so that they are going the other direction. It's going to help with any type of clearance issues that we have. Always reinstall your pins and secure with the clips. You can see that there's still a pin installed. Now that's internal so you cannot remove that.

That's a pivoting pin so it keeps the platform from completely coming off of that shank as you can see there. You can flip it around the reverse side. You would line back up your pin holes and then once you have it to the height setting that you want, you can simply secure it in place by re-installing the pins and clip. Or the pins and clips. But you can see that with it in the stowed position, it's going to take the hitch balls, store it underneath the hitch of the vehicle so it removes the hitch balls not completely from the unit but it takes them out of the way so if you're walking around the back of your vehicle, you don't have to worry about running into that ball mount platform. That's just a really nice design, it also kind of just gives you that flush design at the rear of your vehicle when you're not towing a trailer.

I also want to mention that the unit has the adjustable height design so you can adjust this platform up and down the shank. That's a really nice design of the unit. Once you have the height setting that you need, line back up the holes and reinstall your pins and your clips. Then you can choose the ball size that you need. This one is going to come equipped with a two inch ball and a two and five sixteenth inch ball and then you can see how you can just rotate it to whatever one you need. Then again, always be sure to reinstall the pins and clips. Now the two differently sized hitch balls, that's going to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes.

The hitch balls are made from a steel construction. They're going to feature a dual process chrome plating which is going to provide great resistance from rust and corrosion. The unit right here, like the actual mount in the platform, that's going to be made from a steel construction with a black powder coat finish on it so that's going to be highly resistant to rust and corrosion as well. When it comes to the construction here at the back of the shank, it is hollow but they use high yield tubing so it's going to offer superior strength when it comes to this mount. To get it secure to the hitch, it does require a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately. If you're in need of one, you can find them at etrailer.com. The pin holes on this unit will accept a standard five eighth inch diameter pin. You're going to have two pin holes to choose from and you can simply choose whatever one works best for your particular application. When using the two inch ball, you're going to have a gross towing weight capacity of seventy-five hundred pounds. When using the two and five and five sixteenth inch ball you're going to have a gross towing weight capacity of fourteen thousand five hundred pounds. Again, I did mention that this can be used in either the drop or rise positions. With the platform at the lowest setting, it would give us a maximum drop of seven and a half inches. That would be measuring from the top of the shank or the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. You can flip it over and use it in the rise position. If you have it at the maximum setting, it would give you a maximum rise of seven and a half inches doing that same measurement from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform and then because this is an adjustable design, it's going to be able to adjust in increments of one and three eights of an inch up and down that shank. A few other measurements I want to go over with you real quick. We're going to take a measurement from the center of our hitch pin holes to the center of the hitch ball. Again, two pin hole locations. From that closest pin hole to the center of the hitch ball, we're looking at a measurement of nine and three eights of an inch. These two holes are separated by one and one eighth of an inch so if we go from that rear pin hole to the center of the hitch balls we're looking at ten and a half inches. With it in the stowed position so with the mount and the hitch balls underneath the hitch, we can take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front face of the shank right there. THat's going to give us a measurement of four and a half inches and then from the rear one, we're looking at five and five eighths inches. B and W is going to make this product right here in the USA and they're going to cover it with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the B and W tow and stow two ball mount for two and a half inch trailer hitches.


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