Review of Fastway Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - DTALBM6427

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Fastway Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - DTALBM6427 Review

Today, we're going to look at the Fastway self locking adjustable two ball mount for 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, with an 8,000 weight capacity. Now, this is a nice adjustable ball mount, makes it very easy for you to haul different trailers. The ball height can be adjusted in increments of 1 inch so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights, and the platform has two different balls on it, can be reversed to let you swap between the two different size balls, either 2 inch diameter here, or down here, is a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball.This is made of a machined aircraft grade billet aluminum construction. It is corrosion resistant. It's a solid aluminum, produces a nice lightweight and strong ball mount, and there's no welds on it which could cause weak points that might break; has a nice polished finish to it, to create a high-quality appearance; does use the convenient self-locking system, where you can lock the ball mount right here to the receiver tube. Right down here, you can lock the ball platform to the ball mount.

The built in locks can't get lost, like other kinds of hitch locks, and they use these rubber lock seals on them, which are double sealed, to help keep out any water, helps resist corrosion, requires no maintenance.They do use the pick resistant tube style keys. You can see four of them are included. The balls are two chrome plated steel hitch balls. Again, the diameter is 1-7/8 inch and 2 inch. This part is made in the U.S.A.

Again, the specs, this is designed to fit a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. The towing capacity will depend on which size ball you use. If you use the 2 inch ball, it's 8,000 pounds. The smaller 1-7/8 inch ball would be 3,500 pounds. Tongue weight capacity'd be 800 pounds.The maximum rise and maximum drop on this, the drop, I got it in the maximum drop position right now, is going to be 4 inches.

That's measured from the top of the shank here, to the top of the ball platform. So there's your 4 inch maximum drop. For the maximum rise, if you just flip it over, that'll put it in the maximum rise position, same way, top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. That's going to be right at 5 inch maximum rise.I'm also going to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball. Here's your hitch pin hole right here.

Here's your center of the ball. So if we go center to center, that's going to be right at 8-1/2 inches. Then the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar, right there, going to be 4-1/4 inches.So I just want to show you how you would adjust this and lock it. So basically, if you just open this one right here and you take one of the keys and you go ahead and insert it in there, and then if you just turn it 180 degrees, that'll unlock it. It pulls the pin out and that'll allow you to slide it up or down to whatever position you need. If you need to switch the ball, this is the 2 inch ball, so if you end up needing to use the 1-7/8 inch, just flip it over like this, insert it back in there, and then lock it to whatever height you need. Simple as that.Then to lock this to the hitch receiver, let me go ahead and find the . we'll go ahead and lock this in while we're talking about it, get it lined up to the . There we go. Once you get it lined up, and you can take your key out and then put your seal over there and then you have it locked in that position.Then to lock this, the pin's right here, is what'll lock it to the hitch. So again, you open this up, put your key in there, turn it 180 degrees. If you notice, let me go back, see these pins are sticking out If you turn this, that pushes them in. Now you can slide this into your 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. Once you slide it in and line it up with the hitch pin holes on the hitch, turn that back 180 degrees, it'll come out and lock it into place, and you can remove the key. Nice thing about it is, when your key's in here and you do like that to unlock it, they key won't come out until you actually lock it. Once you lock it, then you can remove the key. Then again, you just put your seal back on there and you're all ready to go, simple as that.But that should do it for the review on the Fastway self locking adjustable two ball mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, with an 8,000 weight capacity.

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