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Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit - 2 Greaseless Balls - 10" Drop, 11" Rise

Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit - 2 Greaseless Balls - 10" Drop, 11" Rise

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This adjustable ball mount offers up to a 10" drop and an 11" rise. Fits 2" hitches. Tow up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball and up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball. Greaseless ball combo makes for mess-free towing. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Andersen. Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit - 2 Greaseless Balls - 10" Drop, 11" Rise part number AM3417 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Andersen Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - AM3417

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 10 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Two Balls
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Andersen
  • Aluminum Shank - Silver
  • Steel Ball

This adjustable ball mount offers up to a 10" drop and an 11" rise. Fits 2" hitches. Tow up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball and up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball. Greaseless ball combo makes for mess-free towing.


Features:

  • Adjustable, aluminum alloy ball mount fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Strong, lightweight, looks great and will not rust
    • Ball mount adjusts in 1" increments up to 10" drop and 11" rise (adjustment pin included)
      • Recommended for vehicles with greater than 24" from the ground to the top of the receiver opening when vehicle is level (includes many larger pickups)
      • Allows towing of various trailers with the same ball mount
  • 2 Greaseless Alumiball hitch balls included
    • 2-Sided platform has 2" diameter ball on one side and 2-5/16" diameter ball on the other
    • Hitch balls secure to ball housing with internal pin (included) that allows for easy interchangeability
      • Additional ball sizes can be purchased to replace the originals
    • Greaseless nylon cap allows for easy rotation between ball and coupler when towing
  • Locking pin set sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Also compatible with 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receivers when using 2-1/2" to 2" adapter sleeve (sold separately)
  • Ball diameters: 2" and 2-5/16"
  • Gross trailer weight
    • With 2" ball: 8,000 lbs
    • With 2-5/16" ball: 10,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lb
  • Maximum rise: 11"
  • Maximum drop 10"
  • Measurement from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole: 9-1/4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


The greaseless AlumiBall is a solid aluminum hitch ball topped with a nylon cap. The cap enables the coupler to rotate easily around the ball. This prevents the coupler from getting stuck during turns and makes the towing experience smoother. It also prevents greasy messes and does not require the purchase of lubricants. Nylon cap is replaceable.
How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount


3417 Andersen Rapid Hitch Kit w/ 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - Greaseless AlumiBall, 10" Drop, 11" Rise





Video of Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit - 2 Greaseless Balls - 10" Drop, 11" Rise

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Video Transcript for Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit Review

Hey, everybody. How's it going Today, we're gonna be going over the line of Rapid Hitch Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount. So for starters, the Rapid Hitch is gonna come in a few different configuration. The first one is gonna be in regards to the hitch ball size. So we can either purchase this ball mount with a 1 7/8-inch and a two-inch hitch ball combo, or you can purchase it with a two-inch and a 2 5/16-inch hitch ball combo. So it's gonna be a great option for your smaller to medium trailers or the medium to larger trailers.

So another configuration we have for the Rapid Hitch, it comes with both the standard steel hitch balls or the steel hitch balls with a greaseless ball cap, which essentially just aids with wear and tear when we're hooking up and uncoupling our trailer. So the Rapid Hitch is gonna be an adjustable ball mount. And the reason that's an important feature is an adjustable ball mount is great because we're not necessarily just picking a ball mount for one particular trailer and vehicle combo. The adjustability is gonna allow us to tow a number of different trailers with a number of different tow vehicles. So it's really the best thing to have if we find ourselves to be frequently towing multiple trailers.

So in regards to the rise/drop configurations, we're gonna have quite a wide range here. So these particular ball mounts are available in a rise up to 11 inches and a drop down to 10 inches. So pretty much no matter what trailer or truck combination we have, we're gonna have a ball mount to suit our needs. I would, however, like to point out that you don't necessarily wanna go with the lowest-rated drop option because that can sometimes further limit your ground clearance. So you want something that's gonna allow you to accomodate a different range of trailers, but it's not too low to the ground that it's gonna cause any issues.

So in order to find the correct rise and drop for our particular setup, it's super easy, for the vehicle side, we're simply gonna measure from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening. And then on the trailer, we're gonna measure from the ground to the bottom lift on our trailer coupler while the trailer is leveled. Now, if the truck side is higher than the trailer side, then that means we're gonna be looking for a drop, whereas opposed to if the trailer side is higher than the vehicle side, we're gonna be looking for a rise. And the great thing about this ball mount is, we mentioned it a little bit earlier, you can actually flip this around and use it in a rise position as well as a drop position we have shown. So in regards to weight capacity, it's gonna depend on what hitch ball configuration you choose.

So we mentioned there being two different options. The 2 5/16-inch hitch ball is gonna tow up to 10,000 pounds. The two-inch hitch ball is gonna tow up to 8,000 pounds. And then the 1 7/8-inch hitch ball is gonna tow up to 7,500 pounds. So one thing I would like to point out in regards to what actually comes with our ball mount, we are gonna get the adjustment pin here, which secures the ball platform to the shank. It doesn't actually come with the hitch pin. However, this actually gives you a great option to purchase a matching locking pin set. It comes with a locking hitch pin for the hitch, and it comes with a locking hitch pin for the adjustment portion. Therefore, you can get one key that works both of our locks here. And that is sold separately, but we do carry it here at etrailer. So there's no shortage of adjustable ball mounts on the market. There are certainly plenty to choose from. But there's a couple reasons I really like the Rapid Hitch. Number one, it's aluminum, therefore it's pretty lightweight and easy to work with. It's definitely a lot more manageable if you're finding yourselves to be constantly installing and removing it as opposed to a steel ball mount that's a little bit bulkier, definitely heavier, and more cumbersome to deal with. The other thing I really like about the Rapid Hitch here is that it's one of the no-frills ball mount, meaning we're not paying for all those extra features like included locks. Or some of them that actually have a built-in scale can definitely cause issues over time. And then another thing that I really like that's specific to the Rapid Hitch is that not only does it come with the standard 2 5/16-inch and two-inch hitch ball, there's also another option for the smaller 1 7/8-inch diameter and two-inch diameter hitch balls. So not a lot of other ball mounts in regards to the adjustable ball mounts give you that smaller hitch ball combo, so it's definitely nice to have if we have some smaller trailers. So we talked about the ball mounts being offered in a range of adjustment. So if you're curious to know what those actual adjustments are, we can easily adjust the ball mount platform in one-inch increments by simply removing the pin, moving it up to the next slot, lining everything up, and then reinserting the pin. It's just that easy. So not only is it super easy to adjust the rise and drop, it's also super easy to switch hitch ball sizes. You have a couple different options for this, but the easiest way is to simply remove that clip, pull the pin out, lift straight up, flip it over, line up our adjustment holes, reinsert our pin and clip. And then what we can also do is we can remove the pin and clip again, take off the ball platform, and there's actually a pin inside here that's holding the hitch ball to the ball platform. We'll simply tap it on the side here to free that pin, and then we can actually remove the hitch ball and turn it around the other way. We'll simply line up our pin again, and now we're ready to reinstall. So if we pull our ball mount out, on the actual shank here, you're gonna see we actually have two different hitch pin holes, and this is nice 'cause it's gonna help accomodate many different trailer hitches. So, ideally, we wanna use the one that's closest to the ball platform, but not all truck's receiver tubes are gonna allow for that, so we can just use the one that's a little bit further back. That's gonna be much more accommodating. That's actually the one we had to use for this particular truck here. So last but not least, our ball mount here is gonna be completely made in the USA, so you know you're getting a quality product. And now that we're all hooked up, we're ready to hit the road. And that's gonna do it today for our look at the line of Rapid Hitch Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount..


Customer Reviews

Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit - 2 Greaseless Balls - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - AM3417

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (422 Customer Reviews)

This adjustable ball mount offers up to a 10" drop and an 11" rise. Fits 2" hitches. Tow up to 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball and up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball. Greaseless ball combo makes for mess-free towing.

- AM3417
by:

Very well made , simple and easy to adjust and change the size of the hitch balls. Happy with the quality and the looks of the hitch. The locking pins are easy to use and convenient with both locks keyed alike



- AM3417
by:

This is the third Anderson Rapid Hitch I have owned and they are always the best option in my opinion. They not only look awesome......but they are one of the strongest drop hitches on the market!


Comments
I have had this particular hitch for about a year and it still looks as good as it did the day I installed it. Absolutely no issues!
BLAKE F - 10/19/2020


- AM3417
by:

Its a great product



- AM3417
by:

Very nice, thank you!



- AM3417
by:

I have owned for a year now and no complaints thus far. I do a lot of trailering with several different trailers and it has been a great hitch. Tow vehicle is a 02 2500 Silverado Duramax with 4 1/2 suspension lift. Durable and adjusts easy. Quality hitch.



- AM3417
by:

Really like the hitch. It's very quite with the trailer. I had a chrome plated ball and it squeaked a bunch as the trailer moved. This is much quieter. The drop is just what I needed too.



- AM3417
by:

exactly what I was expecting, great looking product. Had to find the locking stainless pins that Anderson offers at a different site but other than that all is good. shipping was quick and I was kept inform along the way, great customer service! I just placed another order today for some additional items.



- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Just what we needed for our first RV! It is sturdy and we have no qualms about towing anything with this hitch! Also, I highly recommend purchasing from etrailer, as they follow up with you a year later, to get your product reviews.....not 2 days after purchase like most others. This way, you find out whether the purchase really was a reliable purchase or not! Very nice practice!



- AM3411
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Love this hitch! I have used it for our pop-up camper, our small cargo trailer, the high schools' marching band trailer and another friend's cargo trailer. Being able to switch the drop and ball quickly has made it so I don't have to remember to grab the correct hitch for the job. This one does everything I need.



- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very friendly to use, need more time with it to fully have a thoughtful review. Could be built more sturdy,, clangs around a bit, however of the times used to tow a 4000lb camper no issues, this rating is based a limited use. looks pretty and does the job. Ok value for what it is and does not rust over a year now. Looks as good as new a year later. Location Virginia Beach.


Comments
An anti-rattle device like item # RM-061
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 2" Trailer Hitches
$39.18
will help with the clanking about. If it is the balls that are noisy, we sell replacements of those as well: item # AM3424
Rapid Hitch Ball Combo with 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Balls - Chrome-Plated Steel
$59.99
.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/03/2021


- AM3460
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I purchased this to replace a Fastway Flash E Series Ball mount that I purchased and returned from another online seller that did not provide enough clearance from my rear bumper in the rise position. My vehicle really needed the extra 5/8ths of an inch of length on the shank of the Rapid Hitch. Clearance was not a problem in the drop position; but with a receiver that's 18-inches off the ground, I need to use the rise position more frequently than many. The other thing I noticed is that this ball mount is feels more substantial than the one from Fastway. In use, I prefer this to the Andersen EZ hitch I had been borrowing. It looks really cool. It has 5 adjustment positions rather than four and bit more adjustability in either direction. Plus, it still fits in easily in the storage area underneath the floor of my SUV. And did I say it looks really cool. I hated to put grease on the ball before I went to hook up the trailer. Also, I plan to get the lock set. It's looks great on my SUV and seems likely to disappear overnight and look great on someone else's vehicle.


Comments
Ive used this ball mount a lot over the last year both in the 2-inch and 2 and 5/16-inch configuration and it has held up very well. There is a small grove in the shaft from my hitch receiver but, otherwise, it still looks almost new. I did ultimately purchase the lock set for those occasions where I would be disconnecting the trailer, I was towing overnight but didnt want to remove the ball mount only to have to put it back on in the morning.
Brian W - 11/30/2018



- AM3405
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I thought it would be a better hitch for the money. It does not fit tight in the hitch receiver so it is a bit sloppy. The height adjustment and having a 2” and 2 5/16” ball is nice and convenient.


Comments
I recommend using an anti rattle device like part # C27UR
Curt Anti-Rattle Hitch Clamp for 2" Hitches
$27.89
to help reduce movement in the hitch receiver.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/24/2022


- AM3405
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The retaining pin would not fit in the hole to secure the ball mount assembly. I have ordered the locking pins to replace the unit supplied. If it doesn't work I'm returning. So far very poor workmanship


Comments
I would like to contact the manufacturer and I wanted to see if you could send a picture to show that it is not a fit.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/10/2022

Comments
I was able to replace the pin with the new units I ordered and it now works properly.
-- comment by: Scott - 01/10/2022

Comments
Thank you for letting me know. The first pin should have worked however if you are happy now with the locking pin then that is fine. If you experience any other issues, please reach out to us.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/10/2022


- AM3413
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Well built and made! So glad I dropped this hitch in the truck and can easily swap it out to the RV and make such a simple adjustment. Hooray, no more hitch switching problems! By the way the hitch was great, but Allison K in the customer support team was phenomenal, such great service!


Comments
Still awesome product and customer service!!!
Tyler - 08/05/2021


- AM3413
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


hitch has worked great. Having multiple sizes and levels allowed me to get rid of a pile of hitches I was having to keep around for different trailers.



- AM3460
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Haven't pulled anything with it yet, but overall it appears to be a quality product. There is over .0500 play in the hitch when mounted in the receiver. That will probably make a lot of noise. The adjustment part of the hitch seems pretty good.


Comments
Still working great. Have had no issues at all. One to mention though is I dont leave the hitch in when not being used.
Brian B - 04/10/2020


- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hitch was delivered on time as promised. I took advantage of the expedited shipping (3 days) as I needed the hitch for a trip. It was delivered in excellent condition. I would recommend etrailer as a great option for any and all of your trailer needs.



- AM3411
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Best adjustable height hitch out there. Like the double ball as it takes only a minute to pull a pin and flip the ball assembly upside down to change sizes. Also like the availability of all the parts if I need a replacement or to purchase a separate single ball in a larger size. Best of all, it's Made In the USA! No junky import stuff. Bought the locking pins so a thief is not going to walk off with anything. Nice hitch.


Comments
Best hitch out there. Made in USA. Can be adapted to any trailertruck combo you may have
Ronaldâ - 09/02/2021


- AM3411
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Sooooo....you sent me a product that was somehow put together backwards and I cannot take them apart somehow the ballhitch is stuck on the male portion backwards and defies gravity and doesn’t need a pin to stay on(becaue thier is no where to put the pin in cause it’s backwards


Comments
I contacted Andersen and they ship the ballmounts out with the ball portion on the shank backwards. Sometimes the ball will get wedged on there during shipping. According to Andersen you can use a rubber mallet and gently dislodge it.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 01/10/2019


- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Works flawlessly. I was very excited the day I got home and my Rapid hitch was on the front porch. It came in nice box and was packaged very well. I opened it up and unpacked my rapid hitch and I was very impressed with the quality and precision of this hitch. All of the machining was PERFECT and everything fit together right. I put it in my truck right away. Going down the road with the trailer on and off there is absolutely no rattles, clunks, or jolts. I also love how everything is aluminum or stainless steel, NO RUST. I wish I could've gotten the greaseless model but my boat is too heavy. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with locking pins. With a hitch this expensive I really wish it came with them. Do yourself a favor and order them with your rapid hitch so you don't have to pay for shipping in the future. Other than that great product and I believe it will outlast me.



- AM3413
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hello The hitch works great as viewed in the enclosed pictures. If inverted it hits the bumper, of my Dodge 2500. The section that goes into the receiver is about 1/2" too short and hits the bumper. I have not tried it on my other vehicle to see if this is a problem. Kind Regards Leon D


Comments
Leon, I have the same problem and am looking for a resolution. Ive called Andersen my CA sales rep and left a message.Id even be interested in paying for a custom shank length to be built for me needs. Well see, fingers crossed.
-- comment by: JohnnyJ - 09/04/2014

Johnny thanks for the feedback. In case you did not know we do also offer some ball mounts in extended lengths (long and extra long) for this exact reason. For a long ball mount that has the same rise and drop as this Rapid Hitch ball mount, check out the Diversi-Tech # DTSTBM7025
Solid-Tow Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w Chrome Balls - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise
$244.95
. For this ball mount the distance from the center of the hitch pinhole to the back of the upright bar is 4-1/4 inches, vs. the Rapid Hitch # AM3413 is 3 inches.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 9/5/2014


- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This is a really nice hitch if you tow a variety of trailers or need to get your ball up high as I need to do on my 1999 F450. I needed the ball up high to level my Jeep tow bar, so this is just the ticket for me. This hitch is made in the USA, which is great too. eTrailer.com service is excellent and their communication perfect. They obviously care about their customers and the product. Only 2 things prevent a 5 star rating for this very pricey hitch. IMO, for the money, the manufacturer should also include: 1. a lock pin for the adjustable hitch ball. 2: an anti-rattle attachment.



- AM3405
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I ordered my AM3405 and was amazed how quickly the etrailer team responded with not only my order confirmation but the fantastic follow up when it was shipped and delivered. I highly recommend etrailer and will order from them again. The product showed up in great shape and I am very happy with the quality. One recommendation would be to order two of the locking pins. One for the receiver and one to lock the ball mount to the unit. You will see by my picture I resolved that issue with a pad lock but the locking pin would have been better.



- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I have three of these now and I like them. The adjustment in heights work well for the different trailer tongues as does the multiple choice on ball size.



- AM3410
by:

Review from a similar Rapid Hitch in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I really like this hitch. Very good quality. Only short fall is that it should include the locks due you can't buy them in any store due to the length is longer than the normal pin lock. I recommend that should be sold as a combo. picture has the locks required


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Ask the Experts about this Andersen Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Are the Greaseless Hitch Balls with the Rapid Hitch Constructed From Aluminum
    You are correct, the 2 inch diameter ball and the 2-5/16 inch diameter ball that come with the Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit # AM3417 are constructed of aluminum. The cap on the hitch ball is a nylon cap.
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  • Greaseless Trailer Hitch Balls and Ball Mount
    The only greaseless hitch balls that are available are from Andersen and do require the Rapid Hitch Adjustable Ball Mounts, which come with greaseless hitch balls. There are no individual greaseless hitch balls that can be had separately. There are a number of options from Andersen based on how much rise or drop you need. - Rapid Hitch Adjustable, Aluminum Ball Mount Kit with 2 Greaseless Balls - 4" Drop or Rise # AM3461 - Rapid Hitch Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount Kit with 2 Greaseless...
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