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Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop - 12-5/8" Long

Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop - 12-5/8" Long

Item # D-26
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - D-26

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 1 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • CURT
  • Long Shank
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter


  • Ball mount fits 2" x 2" receiver style hitches
  • Uses ball with 1" shank diameter
  • Ball mount is 12-5/8" long from center of pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of ball platform: 8-1/2"
  • Ball mount provides 3/4" rise or 2" drop from the top of your hitch's receiver tube
  • Rated for up to 7,500 lbs and up to 750 lbs tongue weight

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45260 Class III (2" x 2") Ball Mount Accessories

Video of Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop - 12-5/8" Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount Review

What's up, everybody It's AJ with Today we're gonna be checking out this CURT ball mount. So it's gonna have a longer shank on it to help you with clearance, whether you have a spare tire or just the front coupler in the front of your trailer, too close to the vehicle. You can get it out there a little bit. Let's check it out. Now, when you get your ball mount, you're gonna just get the ball mount, so the ball's gonna be sold separately, and so is the pin and clip.

So make sure you pick those up on the website, as well. So you're gonna put this in your hitch. It fits two inch by two inch hitches. Then the ball is gonna go here. Now, when you're picking out your ball, make sure you look at your trailer coupler, and see which size ball it needs.

So this is gonna be a two-inch ball today. We'll put this through the hole. It's gonna be about one inch, so we know it's gonna fit in there. We'll put our lock washer and nut on the bottom. Now when you get it, you're gonna want to torque this down.

You can't tow a trailer with it loose there. But for demonstration purposes, I'm just doing a hand thread so I can show you. This is gonna be the drop position. This is a two-inch drop. You can also use it in the rise position, so that means you'll flip the ball mount over.

Now, that's not gonna work in our application today because of the spare tire. It doesn't quite clear that. There are longer ball mounts out there, too, you can look at if that's an issue you have. But as you see, you drop it in this way with the lock nut, and that on the bottom, and this would be the rise position, but not able to use it with the spare tire. In the rise position, it's gonna have three-quarter inch of a rise. So at least there's some kind of option with a ball mount if that's what you need. The ball mounts gonna be made out of a black powder coat steel, so if you're leaving it on the back of your vehicle at all times, the weather's not gonna bother it. It's not gonna rust or corrode on you. Now, it also has a trailer weight rating of 7,500 pounds. It's gonna have a tongue weight rating of 750 pounds. Now make sure you look at the other components in your setup, like the ball or the hitch. If those have lower weight ratings, go by those because you don't want to stress out your setup. That was a quick look at the CURT ball mount with the long shank on it, helping out with the clearance on the spare tire, or just keeping the trailer a little bit further away from the vehicle, as well. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out. I hope this helped.

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Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop - 12-5/8" Long - D-26

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3756 Customer Reviews)


The one foot ball mount works great on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado work truck(no lift kit). We use it for a one axle, lawn care/utility trailer. It is used at least half the work week and has held up for a year. It may not be a good choice for a heavier trailer, but at that point we would also purchase a 2500 truck too. The mount helps clear the jack when the tailgate is opened with about 2 inches to spare.


e trailer is my “go to” place for everything i need for towing my trailers
great products - excellent selection - quick delivery and excellent customer service .


Great product for getting out past the tire carrier on a small SUV. Customer service was wonderful with great follow through and any assistance I needed I will definitely use etrailer agin


Excellent quality.By being extra long,it's able to clear the bumper on my land rover which for unknown reasons has the reciever mount way too far under vehicle.


Got the trailer back far enough to open my tailgate and working great!


The extra length of this ball mount makes backing my boat into the water so much easier than a shorter ball mount. Also makes opening tailgates possible. Perfect product.


Exactly what I was looking for. Always high quality items and high quality service from etrailer!


Recently bought a Kubota RTV x900. The receiver is located under the bed. With the extra long ball hitch drawbar I can easily get to the drawbar and use a clevis to hitch my 5ft. wide mower or attach a ball and use the trailer. The pictures will illustrate the length of the drawbar which makes access very easy. The product is heavy duty and well made. Ordered this product on Thursday morning and it was delivered the next day, Friday afternoon. Customer service was helpful, will use etrailer again. Thanks


Great service from etrailer,fast shipping great prices, used the ball mount on my motorhome to extend it past the inset receiver so the tongue of my trailer was farther away from the bumper


The D-26 is just the right length for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The 32in spare tire doesn't get in the way of the hitch even with 3/4" rise. yay


Good quality product that gets hitch ball/trailer coupler a few inches further away from rear bumper of new NISSAN ROGUE.


The extra long ball mount was exactly what I needed for my Jeep. The added length clears my spare tire and gives me the extra turning radius I need for backing my camper into tight spots!


Great product and great price.


Perfect! Gave me about 4" extra length so my trailer Jack was away from my trailer.


The ball mount does what it is designed to do. It extends out enough to clear my oversized spare tire creating room to connect my pop up trailer to my Jeep with ample distance between the coupler and my spare tire. The 3/4" rise lifts up, and levels out my trailer, which until now, lacked sufficient ground clearance, and makes it safer to tow. This inexpensive purchase saved me a few hundred dollars by not having to purchase a new bumper and tire mount to relocate my spare tire. It's a quality product, and I would recommend it to anyone experiencing similar issues.



Its still performing great!


This is exactly what we needed for our tow dolly . Going to pull our car behind or RV


I bought this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount because of its longer length. This would position my boat far enough away from the back hatch of my car, that I can open the hatch without fear of hitting my boat. It has worked exactly as I hoped, and would highly recommend this item, and etrailier. I have bought other items from etrailer and have never been disappointed in the items or customer service.



It is still working as advertised and what I had hoped for. No problems. Would recommend to anyone needing a little extra room between the back of the tow vehicle and the boattrailer.


Great exactly what I ordered. Fast delivery!!
Now I can open my tailgate without hitting the jack.





Works great


Always satisfied with my purchases at etrailer, this one was no different. The extra long ball mount easily clears the oversized spare on my Jeep. Great price and quick shipping!

Tom G.


Thanks for following up...still thumbs up! Good product backed by great service at eTrailer!


This was the perfect hitch length for my F-150 allowing me to open tailgate all the way down without having to unhitch trailer. Wouldn’t watch to go any longer though.



Works great but now I’m changing over to iron jaws for safety reasons. I do not believe it will allow my tailgate down all the way but it’s more safe


The hard-to-find , extra long trailer hitch ball mount was received in a couple days and is a well made , quality item. I would recommend etrailer to anyone.

Bruce T.


Bruce L.The Curt ball mounts have worked like a charm. The extra long mounts allows my wife to turn sharp corners without jack knifing the trailer.


here are pics of ball mount I purchased installed on son's Jeep


I needed a longer receiver because I have a rear mud flap, and this one works great. Can't say enough good things about and their products. Haven't had a bad one yet.



Great, this extended drawbar works great for the rear mud flaps the I use on my Traverse when I tow a trailer.


If you did a customer service search on the internet, the search should immediately direct you to this company. Customer Service and of course quality of product is what they are about. This will be the company I go to first for anything towing related or anything vehicle related, even if it isn't listed on their site I will ask them first prior to buying it else where. Excellent service is all that I can think to say.



Hello Patrick and thanks for the follow up on that product. It has worked out for me just fine, no issues at all. I have also purchased your towing wiring kits for 7 PIN connectors for my 2000 and 2002 Toyota Tundra and it too has been flawless, although I am just getting ready to use it on my 2002 but do not anticipate any issues with it. Again, I appreciate your follow up and customer service. Top notch company and products and the first on the list to contact when I need something in the future for my towing related needs.

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    I do have plenty of fixed ball mount options with an extended length that fit a 2" trailer hitch receiver. In order to choose the correct one, you'll need to know your rise/drop requirements which can be found by measuring from the top inside edge of the trailer hitch to the ground and then subtracting the distance from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. The list below then displays all of the options with an extended length shank like the Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long...
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  • 12 inch Long 2 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation
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  • Does Going With a Longer Ball Mount Cause Trailer to Handle Differently
    Going from an 8 inch long ball mount shank to a 12 inch long one like the part # D-26 won't make any noticeable changes in handling. It might be somewhat easier to back the trailer up as you basically have increased the length between the trailer axle and your vehicle axle, but it would be hardly noticeable. There will be a slight increase in leverage of the tongue weight to the hitch of your vehicle, but it wouldn't be enough to reduce the capacity of your trailer hitch.
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  • Does Length of Curt Ball Mount # D-26 Reduce Capacity Of It
    As long as you stay under the weight capacity of the Curt ball mount part # D-26 it's capacity would not be diminished at all. It was rated for 7,500 lbs trailer weight and 750 lbs tongue weight. The extra length does make it seem like it would be less strong but it was tested and 7,500 lbs trailer weight is perfectly safe.
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  • Availability of Straight Ball Mount with Long Shank to Clear Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler
    For your Jeep Wrangler the Curt Ball Mount # D-26 should work perfectly. It features a distance of 12-5/8 inches from the center of the pin hole to the center of the ball hole and has just a 3/4 inch rise. We do not have any straight ball mounts (without a rise or drop) that feature the longer shank you're needing but the minimal rise this particular unit does provide should be offset by the slight rear sag you'll get on the Jeep when hooking up a trailer. This ball mount has a 7,500...
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  • 2 inch Hitch Ball Recommendation for Use with Curt Ball Mount D-26
    The correct 2 inch hitch ball for the ball mount part # D-26 that you referenced would be the part # 40038 which has a 12k capacity.
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  • Ball Mount Needed That is 12-1/2 inches Long and Has a 2 inch Drop
    As long as you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, I have an option for you. The Curt Ball Mount # D-26 is 12-5/8 inches long and has a 7,500 lbs Gross Towing Weight (GTW) and 750 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). This ball mount also has a 3/4 inch Rise and the 2 inch Drop that you are looking for. This ball mount uses hitch balls with a shank diameter of 1 inch, like the Tow Read # 63847.
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  • Does Curt D-26 Ball Mount Fit 2-Inch Receiver
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  • Difference Between Long and Extra Long Ball Mounts
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  • Long Ball Mount Recommendation with 3/4 inch Rise
    We have exactly what you are looking for. Check out the Curt Ball Mount part # D-26. This ball mount has a distance of 12-5/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, has a 3/4 inch rise and has a capacity of 7,500 lbs. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. For a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want part # 63847 and then for a 2 inch ball part # 40038.
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  • Possible Solution to Allow Tailgate to Fold Down without Hitting Trailer Powered Jack
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