Hitch Balls & Mounts

A Secure Link Between Your Vehicle & Trailer

We usually think of trailer hitches a ball mounted near the rear bumper. Then there are gooseneck and 5th wheel-style hitches that mount in the bed of a pickup truck, and some construction equipment, agricultural implements and military-style trailers that use a hitch style referred to as a pintle hook. Hitch balls come in sizes: 1 7/8", 2”, 2 5/16" and 3". The larger the ball, the heavier the trailer you can tow.

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We aim to provide our customers with the finest Hitch Balls & Mounts the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as CURT, Draw-Tite, Reese, Hidden Hitch, Tow Ready, Rugged Ridge the Hitch Balls & Mounts we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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Similarly, there are several sizes of receivers. The smallest is 1 1/2" square, suitable for small trailers. More useful is the common 2" standard mount, and the larger 2 1/2" mount. There are sleeves to let you use a smaller hitch mount in the larger size receiver, so it pays to get the highest-rated hitch receiver your vehicle can handle. Need to reduce that giant 2 1/2" receiver to accept a 2" or even 1 1/2" ball mount? CARiD has it.

Hitch receivers and hitches and balls come in classes corresponding to the maximum weight of the trailer being towed. Most smaller cars can only tow a Class 1 load, up to 2,000 lbs GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) and 200 lbs TW (Tongue Weight), or less. Most small boats or utility trailers are Class 2; 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 Lbs TW, while most campers are Class 3, 6,000 lbs GTW with 600 lbs TW. It takes a heavy-duty truck to pull a Class 4 trailer at 12,000 lbs GTW and 1,000 TW. A Class 5 hitch or a gooseneck or 5th wheel can pull as much as 30,000 lbs., behind the right truck at least. Towing with a vehicle or hitch that’s not rated for the load is dangerous and stupid, so set up your vehicle properly.

We have all kinds of hitch balls in every conceivable size and finish, and hitch mounts with every load rating, drop or rise you might need, and as light or as heavy as you need. Can’t decide? Look for an adjustable hitch mount and you can use it to tow almost any trailer behind any vehicle. We even have hitch mounts that have a second receiver hole so you can mount your bike rack or storage shelf above the tongue of the trailer. We have ball mounts that have all three sizes of balls mounted so you don’t have to carry extras, or with interchangeable balls that don’t need tools. Choose chrome, natural finish or powdercoat black. There are even some ball mounts in red, white or blue. Don’t forget to order the pin and clip that holds the ball mount into the receiver. Better yet, a locking pin so your mount can’t be stolen.

Hitch balls and trailer tongues are rarely at the same height. The trailer should be towed level or at least nearly so. Most hitches are somewhat higher, so most ball mounts drop the ball mounting point, in increments to as much as 10". A 2" ball mount that has the ball mounted directly on the bar is said to have zero drop. If the ball is mounted even with the bottom of the bar, it’s a 2" drop. If you need to raise the ball, simply take a drop-style mount, turn it upside down, and remount the ball on top. To determine the correct height, level the trailer with a carpenter’s level on the tongue and measure to the pavement with a tape measure. The top of the ball should be as high as the top of the coupler.

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Average rating:55 - 14 votes
Cool Hitch
| Posted by | (Baton Rouge, LA)

Only one problem - remember to check it from time to time because the screw pin comes loose from vibrations.

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