Universal Class 1/2 Ball Mount with Pin and Clip for 1-1/4" Receivers by Tow Ready®, 5/8" Rise. These ball mounts fit an industry-standard receiver hitch mount. The ball is welded, not bolted to the mount, so it can’t ever come loose.
- Includes pin and clip
- Ball is welded to mount, not fastened with a nut that can get loose over time
- Fits standard square receiver tube opening
- Mounts are powdercoated black over e-coat, the balls themselves are chromed or powdercoated
- Fabricated from steel tubing or solid bar stock, depending on weight rating
- All welds MIG welded for strength and security
- Close tolerances to reduce rattle in receiver
These ball mounts have preinstalled balls, which aren’t fastened with a big nut that takes a bigger wrench to fasten tightly enough. Avoid loosening nuts with these welded balls. You’ll need to choose your ball mount carefully. The most important consideration is the fully-loaded weight of the trailer you’ll be towing, followed closely by the GTW (Gross Towing Weight) of your tow vehicle. Be certain that every single component – receiver, ball mount, and ball – on your vehicle is rated to tow the biggest trailer you’ll ever tow. (Don’t forget that odds are, eventually someone is going to ask you to tow their trailer, not yours. Their big, heavy trailer.) We recommend rating the ball mount and ball to match the maximum towing capacity of your vehicle, not the weight of the trailer you want to tow today.
Choose a ball mount that will make your trailer as level as possible when the hitch is coupled. You may need a mount with some drop or rise, depending on the trailer and tow vehicle’s relative height. Don’t forget to account for the tow vehicle squatting when it takes the weight of the trailer on the hitch.
Remember to keep the ball mount as short as feasible, because the further the ball is behind the rear axle, the more the trailer will steer the tow vehicle on a windy day. Also, the further back the ball is, the more the tongue weight of the trailer will push down your rear suspension.
Tow Ready products include Cequent T-One vehicle connectors, ModuLite power modules and an extensive selection of electrical adapters and accessories, to help make your trailer to tow vehicle electrical connections easy. Tow Ready products are the perfect supplement to a hitch installation when worry free electrical connections are required.