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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Ball Mount Kit
  • CURT
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


  • Starter kit contains the basic components needed for towing
  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball
  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
    • Pre-torqued to factory specifications
  • Hitch receiver lock helps prevent theft of your hitch-mounted accessories
    • Easy-to-use design requires only a quarter-turn of the key to lock or unlock
    • Watertight dust cap prevents internal corrosion
    • 2 Keys included
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • Black powder coat finish on ball mount
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball and hitch lock
  • Rubber hitch cover with Curt logo keeps dirt and debris out of your receiver when you're not towing
  • Sturdy, reusable case lets you store the kit components
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball mount length: 7-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Warranties:
    • Lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for hitch ball, hitch lock, and hitch cover

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45534 Curt Towing Starter Kit with 2 Inch Drop Ball Mount

Item # C45534

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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K - C45534

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (476 Customer Reviews)

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


Easy installation, low profile and excellent quality. Exactly what I was looking for in a hitch receiver for our 2021 Pilot.


GREAT! Ball/mount assembly kit received in excellent condition.
(Note: I had also received the hitch assembly a week or so earlier)

Impressed with quality, fit and performance of product.

Perfect set-up for my bike rack used on my 2020 Subaru Outback.

Will definitely use for future purchases.


I love my Trailer Hitch. I've only used it a couple times in the last year and it worked great! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who needs to add a hitch to their truck. Great well made product.


Not really sure if two stars is appropriate, I'll let the reader determine that. My 2" Curt Hitch And 2" Curt C45534 receiver took 45 minutes of grinding in order to fit. The main problem was a misalignment of the two pieces at the end of the hitch receiver. Doesn't seem right for a new product. Other than that, instructions were clear and supplies were appropriate for a slightly involved install.

Sometimes it is true that powder coat paint build-up needs filing in order to piece together your hitch item # 75461 that you ordered and the ball mount correctly. Since you already filed, my suggestion would be to cover it in anti-corrosive paint and lubricate when using the accessory.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/14/2021


Locking pin with key was difficult to l ock


Great experience, even upgraded to be delivered faster than expected. Keep up the great work!!

It has worked amazingly. Haven’t had not one problem. Been pulling several different length trailers with no problems.
Ajay - 11/07/2021


I normally keep a complete towing set in my automobiles and needed a new set for my wife's car. After some research, I decided to go with the Curt Towing Starter Kit. The quality is excellent and every aspect of the hitch and lock worked flawlessly. I can highly recommend this Curt starter kit to anyone needing a complete receiver hitch kit. Thanks once again!!


Good quality and no low quality pieces. A lot of companies give you poor quality on the extra pieces for the draw bar and you have to buy them again. This kit has quality.


i ordered 4 items, a curt class 3 trailer hitch , a starter kit, receiver,2 inch ball, locking pin and safety pin ,
wiring harness and a mounting bracket for a 4 pin flat connecter. I placed the order on 8/23/2021 . I was told by Andy C. that the hitch and wiring harness were back ordered.they weren't expecting the hitch till the end of September and the wiring harness till the end of october everything came today 9/27/2021 ! all packed and secured in 1 box , all packed very professionally all in great shape trailer is a great company to work with . Thanks again Andy C.!


This hitch has worked just as well as I hoped it would. It assembles and disassembles easily, and the case it comes with is great for storage in my trunk when it's not mounted so you have all the parts in one place (the locking rod holds the actual hitch in the casing when you put it away). The rubber cover for my mount when the hitch is not attached is a great bonus in the kit and creates a clean look for the back of my car.


Got the kit to use with my Curt hitch. Works great.

Still works great.
Scott - 09/16/2021


Not much to it. Seems like high quality parts. Locking pin and receiver cover are nice touches.


I had this professionally installed because I don’t have the tools and I am traveling for my job. Bought a camper to live hence needing a hitch. The hitch looks and works great for what I need.


So far everything looks good hasn’t been installed yet. When box arrived there was a large hole in the side of the box so i had to open to make sure all parts were there. Glad that it looks like they all were. Most of the time you wanna wait a month to ask for a review to give client time to install not the day it was delivered.


The kit came in a handy storage pack. Good quality with excellent paint and finish. Josh was very helpful.

Easy to store in the storage pack. I feel confident when using the receiver and ball. Looks as good as when I received it.
Stanley C - 01/21/2022


Good starter kit with all the basics you’ll need.


I'm going to be moving soon and I have a new truck. I bought a hitch kit and extendable rear view mirrors for towing. They were well packaged and delivered quicker than I expected. You get something extra with your order. What really impressed me was the people. These people clearly LOVE what they do. You get people who actually care, with every order. That's something you can't buy and they give it away with every order.


A solid package. Everything you need to lock up your trailer


Great to have everything in one kit along with a convenient carrying case.


The hitch went on easily all bolts lining up perfectly. Wiring was plug and play as promised. Opening box till installed about an hour. Great experience, thanks.


Superior quality,outstanding customer service!
for Helen or Anna to take your order,they really know their products and will ensure you will get everything you need!
Curt hitches and accessories are second to none.
I will be shopping with etrailer again.

Had to replace the 2 inch due to the fact Jeep Wrangler Unlimited needs a 4 inch to keep trailer level and clear spare tire mount. Curt products are outstanding,welds and paint finish lasts.etrailer customer service went out of their way to take care of me. Kudos to Sherry for her assistance!
Tony - 08/28/2019


This was the perfect fit for my Honda Pilot. Installation was very easy; no mistakes were made! The Curt Towing Starter Kit Trailer Hitch Ball Mount was the perfect match for the Trailer Hitch receiver, as it came in a plastic box that fit perfectly in the small stowable compartment in the back of the Honda. Everything stays in the car, tucked away neatly in the plastic box.


This is a nice starter kit, that has all you need. If you have a 2019 RAV4, you'll want to flip the ball mount so you have the 3/4" rise instead of the 2-3/4" drop - trust me. However, the best part of this whole process was the fantastic customer service by William B! He is a true pleasure to deal with!


I’ve had it a year and it has performed very well on my Jeep GC v8 hauling a horse trailer. It is easy to remove when not in use.


Absolutely outstanding! Everything fit perfectly and was easy to install. Customer service was the best I have ever experienced, far and away so. Very professional, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this company and I wish everyone did business like them.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Can the Ball Mount Included w/ Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit be Used in Rise Position
    Yes, the ball mount in the Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit, item # C45534 can indeed be used in the rise position. When in the rise position, the ball mount provides a 3/4 inch rise.
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  • Can Ball Mount Be Flipped for Compatibility with Taller Trailer Coupler?
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 as it comes is ready to be used in the 2 inch drop position. You can absolutely remove the hitch ball and flip the ball mount upside down and reinstall the hitch ball to get the 3/4 inch rise. If you need more of a rise than that to tow level, then you will want a different ball mount. If you will be towing many different trailers, then an adjustable ball mount may be a great option. I've linked...
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  • Can the Ball Mount in the Curt Towing Starter Kit be Used in the Rise Position?
    Yes the ball mount included with the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches part # C45534 can be flipped over. You will need to remove the ball of course and place it on the other side. This should be torqued down to 250 ft/lbs. when installing it.
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  • Could Curt Ball Mount Kit C45534 Fit 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
    The Curt ball mount kit part # C45534 would be a great choice for your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. It gives you a ball mount with a 2 inch drop with plenty of weight capacity and includes a hitch lock.
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  • Is the Curt Towing Starter Kit C45534 A Good Fit for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 would indeed work for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. As you stated, the 1-1/4" difference from the trailer hitch and coupler while using the above ball mount will then be reduced with the tongue weight of the trailer added to the vehicle. The trailer also does not have to be perfectly level either, but the more it is the better off you will be. That said, the above ball mount will work just fine. If you need any other parts for your towing setup...
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  • How to Measure the Rise/Drop of a Ball Mount
    The find the rise/drop of a ball mount you will measure from the top of the shank to the place where the ball mount platform meets the hitch ball (see attached picture). For example, the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 comes with the hitch ball installed in the "drop" position which measures 2". I have attached a photo to demonstrate this as well as a link to a helpful article on how to find the drop/rise needed for a ball mount, and a link to our selection of ball mounts that you can...
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
    You'll want to first determine the hitch ball size you need. On the coupler you should see a size listed near where the ball inserts into it. Most likely it will be 2-5/16 inch due to the weight of your trailer but it could also possibly be 2 inch. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 3 inch Drop that has 2 inch Ball and 7,500 lb Capacity
    The closest we have to that would be the Curt ball mount kit part # C45534. This ball mount has a 7,500 lb capacity, a 2 inch ball, and has a drop of 2-1/4 inches which would be about right once you consider the sag the rear suspension might have with the tongue weight of the trailer on it.
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  • Can a Locking Hitch Pin Be Used When Towing
    Yes. You can absolutely use the locking hitch pin that is included in the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 when towing. There isn't any real advantage outside of the extra security it provides, but it's a good way to help secure the ball mount the vehicle.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount For 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS
    Based on the diagram you provided it appears you will need a ball mount that is not more than 7-1/2" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, and has between a 2-3/4" drop and a 2" rise. For a ball mount that falls in that range we have the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 which measures 7-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, and has either a 2" rise or 3/4" drop....
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2 inch Hitch on 2007 Mazda CX-7
    Prior to purchasing a ball mount for your vehicle, check the coupler on your boat trailer. The ball size should be stamped into the metal somewhere on the coupler. You will also need a ball mount with the proper rise/drop. I have attached a link to our FAQ page on ball mounts, which will show you how to measure for the correct ball mount. If your measurements prove it appropriate, a good option for your CX-7 with a 2 inch hitch receiver would be the Curt Trailer Hitch Starter Kit # C45534....
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  • What 4-Way Wiring Harness do I Need for My 2022 Kia Soul without LED Tail Lights?
    For your 2022 Kia Soul with non-LEDs, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118813. This 4-way comes with a ModuLite converter that ensures that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. If you plan on towing a small trailer with your Soul, also recommend a ball mount/ball like the ones included in the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534. This kit also comes with a hitch cover and a locking hitch pin. The kit is also 100% manufactured...
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  • What Hitch Receiver Do You Recommend for My 2021 GMC Terrain?
    If you are looking for a great hitch receiver that will fit your 2021 GMC Terrain (non-diesel engine), I recommend the Draw-Tite - 2" # 76419. The Draw-Tite provides 675 pounds of maximum tongue weight capacity and 4,500 pounds of maximum gross towing weight capacity. In order to make sure your vehicle can accommodate that much weight, I recommend confirming your vehicle's capacity in your owner's manual. The hitch comes with all hardware included for an easy, bolt-on installation. If you...
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  • What is the Highest Weight-Rated Hitch for My 2022 Ram 1500 with a Class III Tow Bumper?
    If you have the class III tow bumper installed on your 2022 Ram 1500, the highest weight capacity rating on a hitch we carry that is compatible with the bumper is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V # 41913. This hitch comes with an impressive 1,700 pounds of tongue weight and 15,000 pounds of gross towing weight capacity. As with any hitch, I recommend confirming with your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can handle that much weight. If you plan...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76245 Fit My 2021 Volvo XC40 T5?
    Yes, I am happy to confirm that the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # 76245 will fit on your 2021 Volvo XC40 T5. I went ahead and attached an installation video that walks you through the process. If you are planning to tow a light trailer on your vehicle, I recommend a ball mount like the one that comes with the Curt Tow Starter Kit # C45534. This kit also comes with a 2-inch ball, a hitch cover, and a locking hitch pin for security.
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  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball for Curt Towing Starter Kit
    For a 1-7/8" ball that is compatible with the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534 you will want the Draw-Tite item # 19260.
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  • Trailer Hitch For A Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # C13190 is a perfect fit for your GLS Class Mercedes-Benz. This hitch has a 900 lb tongue weight, a 7500 lb towing capacity, 2" by 2" receiver tube opening so it will accommodate a lot of different hitch mounted accessories when not towing your trailer. You are correct, this hitch is not rated for weight distribution and with the trailer only weighing 3000 lbs, the GLS 450 having a 7500 lb towing capacity you don't need...
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  • What Size Ball Shank Is Needed for the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 comes with the Curt Ball Mount part # C45030 which accepts hitch balls that have a 1" shank.
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  • What Wireless Brake Controller do You Recommend for My 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
    Yes! For a great wireless option for a brake controller, I recommend the Curt Echo # C51180. The Curt Echo will fit perfectly with your installed 7-way on your 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The great thing about the Echo is that there is no bulky wiring that is involved in the installation. Also, since the Echo is Bluetooth enabled, it will allow you to wirelessly control your controller from the east and comfort of your smart device. If you need a ball mount for your towing application,...
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  • What Is Towing Capacity Of My 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE
    You must always go with the lowest maximum weight between your hitch receiver and your vehicle's towing capacity. Your 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. Your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2", part # C13200, is a Class III hitch receiver with a maximum tongue weight of 900 lbs and a maximum gross trailer weight of 6,000 lbs. Since the maximum towing capacity of your Toyota Highlander is lower, that is the weight you must use....
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  • Curt Hitch Receiver for Hauling a Winnebago Micro Minnie with a 2021 Ram 1500
    I would be happy to help you and have a perfect set up to pull your Winnebago Micro Minnie with your 2021 Ram 1500. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C13419. This is a custom fit 2" hitch receiver that has a 6,000 lbs gross trailer weight and a 600 lbs maximum tongue weight. I have attached an installation video and picture for you to see how easy the install is and what the final product will look like. To round out your towing setup I recommend the Curt Towing Starter...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt Hitch # C13417 and the Draw-Tite Hitch # DT73GR?
    There are a few differences to consider between the Curt Hitch # C13417 and the Draw-Tite # DT73GR. First off, the Curt has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 900 pounds/maximum tow capacity of 6,000 pounds while the Draw-Tite has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,125 pounds/maximum tow capacity of 7,500 pounds. In addition, the Curt hitch is assembled in the U.S.A. while the Draw-Tite is manufactured and assembled overseas. Also, when it comes to installation, the Draw-Tite requires...
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  • What is the Easiest Brake Controller to Install with My 2022 Volvo XC90?
    The brake controller that involves the easiest installation for your 2022 Volvo XC90 is the Curt Echo # C51180. The Echo simply plugs into your factory 7-way and doesn't involve the bulky wiring that is required for other controllers. The installation process doesn't even involve tools. Also, you can control your controller settings with the ease of your smart device. To complete your towing setup, I recommend a ball mount/ball like the ones included in the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534....
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  • Does the Curt Hitch # C13418 Fit My RS Model of 2022 Chevy Blazer?
    Yes! The Curt Hitch - 2" # C13418 is confirmed to fit your 2022 Chevy Blazer RS. The hitch comes with a simple bolt-on installation and only takes about 40 minutes to complete. Also, since the bottom of the receiver tube measures about 16 inches from the ground, the hitch provides you with excellent ground clearance. I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534. This towing kit will provide you with a 2" ball and a fixed ball mount with a 3/4" rise and 2" drop....
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