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Review of Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 40701

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Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 40701 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Draw-Tite ball mount for three inch hitches. Has a six inch drop or a four inch rise and a 21,000 pound weight capacity. Now this sturdy steel ball mount will fit into a three-inch square receiver tube opening, and it can handle up to 21,000 pounds towing capacity. This ball mount will let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. The shank portion right here is what'll slide into your vehicle's hitch receiver, and the ball platform will provide the mounting point for your hitch ball.Now, the hitch ball is not included. We do sell that separately.

When you do go to buy a hitch ball, you do want to make sure the shank diameter on the hitch ball is going to be one and a quarter inches. That's the diameter of the opening here on the ball hole.Now, both the drop and the rise positions are available to ensure level towing. If we'd use it in the drop position, which would be this position like this, it's going to measure six inches of drop, and that's measured from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. So, you can see if we put a ruler on it, it's going to give you six inches of drop. If we flip it over and use it in the rise position, it's going to get you four inches of rise.

Again, that's going to be measured from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. Again, if we put the ruler on it, it's going to get your four inch rise. Now this is a sturdy steel construction. You can see it has a nice black powder coat finish on it to offer superior rust protection.Now, when you do install this in your hitch, it does require a hitch pinning clip or a hitch lock to secure it. Those items we do sell separately on our website, the hitch pin hole that the pinning clip or hitch lock will fit in is a five eighths inch diameter.

Application, again is for three inch by three inch trailer hitch receivers. Gross towing weight capacity, 21,000 pounds, tongue weight capacity, 2100 pounds.Last thing I want to do is give you a couple of measurements. The length on this will be measured from the center of the hitch pin hole right here to the center of the ball hole. So, if we go center the ball hole right at 11 and a half inches, and then the measurement from the center of this hitch pin hole to the very back of the shank is going to be right at five inches.That should do it for the review on the Draw-Tite ball mount for three inch hitches with the six inch drop and the four inch rise.

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