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B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black

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Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from B and W. B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black part number BWTS10048B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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B and W Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - BWTS10048B

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 5 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • Three Balls
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Steel Shank - Matte Black
  • Steel Ball

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Features:

  • Ball mount with built-in hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • Stowable design lets you store ball and mounting platform underneath your vehicle
    • Remove pins holding ball mount platform in place on shank
    • Flip platform underneath the hitch
    • Reinsert pins and clips to secure ball mount platform for travel
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount up or down along shank and secure in place with included pins and clips
  • 3 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove pin, rotate balls, and reinsert pin
  • Dual-process chrome plating on balls provides excellent rust resistance
  • Black powder coated shank is corrosion resistant
  • Stainless steel pins create sturdy, rust-resistant connections
  • Durable steel construction with high yield tubing offers superior strength
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • When used with 1-7/8" ball: 3,500 lbs
    • When used with 2" ball: 7,500 lbs
    • When used with 2-5/16" ball: 10,000 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Hitch pin hole closest to ball: 9-1/4"
    • Hitch pin hole farthest from ball: 10-3/8"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to pin hole in mounting block:
    • Pin hole closest to mounting block: 3-3/4"
    • Pin hole farthest from mounting block: 4-7/8"
  • Distance from center hitch pin hole to back of upright:
    • Pin hole closest to upright: 3"
    • Pin hole farthest from upright: 4-1/8"
  • Maximum drop: 5"
  • Maximum rise: 5-1/2"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Minimum clearance: 11" from ground to lowest point on Tow & Stow hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note:

  • Requires a minimum of eleven inches of clearancebetween the ground and the lowest part of the hitch
  • Without adequate ground clearance, the hitch may hit theground or other objects such as steep driveways or curbs
  • Striking any obstacle may cause damage to the hitch that could affect its integrity

B&W Tow & Stow Ball Mount Operation

How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount


TS10048B B and W Stow and Tow Triple Ball Mount - Model 8 - 1-7/8" Ball, 2" Ball, and 2-5/16" Ball - Black




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Customer Reviews

B&W Tow & Stow 3-Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop, 5-1/2" Rise - 10K - Black - BWTS10048B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3034 Customer Reviews)

Stow the ball and mounting platform on this tri-ball ball mount beneath your hitch for a sleek look when you are done towing. Tow up to 3,500 lbs with the 1-7/8" ball, 7,500 lbs with the 2" ball, or 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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Great. I switch from utility trailer to boat trailer to cargo hauler with just a quick rotate. If you work with all these ball sizes regularly, it’s fabulous. It is expensive though, so if I only rarely switched trailers, I’d just get 2 standard hitches. After a year, I do notice some squeal on turns, so some maintenance is probably in order.




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This is the handiest hitch I’ve ever owned. It is completely out of the way when stowed. No more bruised shins! It also looks great and is nice to have all three balls on one hitch. I did add a noise reduction kit but honestly I don’t know if it was needed, I didn’t try it without it. I do recommend a locking pin system to keep it on your truck, protect your equipment.




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Put these on our fleet. Great product and pricing. Delivered on time. Etrailer has been my go-to for all of my trailer and truck needs for some time now. I would recommend them against anyone in the business.




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This hitch setup is top notch! Very heavy duty. I went with this setup over cheaper similar options because those other 3 piece options that are similar just seemed clunky and held together by a lot pins with lose tolerances (IE recipe for wiggling and rattling), not to mention multiple stress points. This B&W unit is sleek and solid, no wiggling around, and tucks up out of the way nicely when not in use...which is more handy than you would think!

We are using this on a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn with factory air suspension.


Comments
Still very pleased with all of the products you mentioned and have absolutely no complaints. Thank you
Heath W - 08/03/2018


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This was a Christmas present for my husband. He has been wanting one for some time. He hauls his work trailer and golf cart trailer. This was the perfect gift for him




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Using the 5” drop triple ball on a 2022 F-150 XLT Sport 4x4. The 5” drop allows me to level with a 5x8 Aluma utility trailer and full-size U-Haul/rental box/flat trailers. The ball stow feature is fantastic, prevents theft when properly positioned, and gives a clean appearance. Nothing poking out to dent my shins. I’m going to purchase two more as Christmas gifts for my son’s Silverado and daughter’s Cherokee.




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I used it only once, but it performed very well. I towed a rather large, bulky trailer almost 200 miles through construction zones, winding back roads, and divided toll highways. I have no complaints. It should accommodate any combination of vehicle and trailer given its broad range of dimensional settings.




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Excellent quality and very easy to use. Adjustable ball height allow for the use of multiple trailers.




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Great solid ball that is simple to adjust to your vehicle on trailer. Level hauling is safe hauling and takes the stress out of being unbalanced. Great product and the 2nd one I have purchased. Want one for my other big truck so knew what to look for! B & W is not cheap but worth the piece of mind.




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Have Had this hitch for a year now, we use it on various recreation trailers from boats, to a camper, to snowmobile trailers and more, with various sizes hitches, it has been great and not sure how I did it without before.




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Great quality and engineering. Made in the USA. Would buy again. I don’t give 5 star ratings much.


Comments
Still love it. I went with the 3 ball vs. 2 ball and glad I did for utility. I have a Ford OBS and the hitch I have doesn’t allow this to be used in upward position.
Jonathan - 08/15/2022


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This is a fantastic hitch/ball system. Easy to use, and very well built. If this is the drop size that you need, I heartily recommend. It is not cheap, but is worth every penny.


Comments
Great, very well made product.
R. - 08/19/2022


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Easy installation and switching ball size is a breeze… stowing it is easy as well




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I have another tow hitch that doesn't have the quality or craftsmanship as this one. Job well done. I am very satisfied with both products.




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This hitch is very easy to use. It’s tight so it doesn’t rattle and the pins adjust easily. Highly recommend and would buy again.




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Love this hitch. I have multiple trailers with a 3 couplers sizes. Not having to buy and carry multiple hitches saves time and money.




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I submitted a question to etrailer about a hitch for a 2021 Jeep Gladiator. George responded with a video and recommendation. I installed the hitch today, simple and rock solid. The pins go in with that satisfying clunk that tells you it is in and solid. It is real easy to adjust. Thanks George and etrailer for your help and great service.




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This is an incredible hitch. Super strong construction. Just what I needed for towing multiple sized trailers.




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The product is amazing and well worth the money....also get the locking pin...others will take your hitch....
Stacey at Etrailers is amazing...the other two folks did nothing to assist me when they didn't ship my entire order...they tried to blame me ....Stacy saw the weight issue and took care of me right away...5 stars for her!!!




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Great quality and speedy delivery. I love the fact that they give you the recommended grease with the hitch.




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This is a quality built product you can count on for all your towing needs.
Plus, proudly built in the USA.




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The versatility and convenience are awesome, and the ease of adjustment between trailers has me loving this hitch.




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It’s perfect for what I do. Towing different trailers with different ball size. Easy to adjust to height and ball size.




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Super fast shipping, kept me updated every step of the way.




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Though I can’t write a review, I know nothing about trailer hitches, I can say this....I ordered this for my son for Christmas. He said all he wanted for Christmas was a B & W hitch. So, I had my husband help me to pick the right one for his needs. The hitch arrived almost immediately. Shipping was fast and really great. I am sure my son will be thrilled Christmas morning! Although, I am glad he was not home when it arrived since it was shipped in it’s own box, and the contents completely exposed. Might be good to let customers know that in case they are ordering as a gift.


Comments
AAAAAMAAAAZING! Strong, well made, functional to a fault! No multiple hitches! One hitch, and get gone!!!
Jennifer - 12/06/2020

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