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Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise, 10" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise, 10" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

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Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise, 10" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K part number 40703 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 40703

  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 10 Inch
  • No Ball
  • Class V
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1-1/4 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • 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 (sold separately)
  • Both drop and rise positions available to ensure level towing
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Black powder coat finish offers superior rust protection
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 3" x 3" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 2,100 lbs
  • Length: 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
    • 5" From center of hitch pin hole to back end of ball mount
  • Rise: 8" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 10" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball hole diameter: 1-1/4"
  • Pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

40703 Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise or 10" Drop - 11.5" Long - 21,000 lbs




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Video of Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise, 10" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K

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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review

Hey, everybody. I'm out here with etrailer. Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Draw-Tite Trailer Ball Mount. So, this is a big Ball Mount. One, it's gonna fit the three inch hitch receiver. So, make sure that that's gonna fit, but also it's gonna give us a 10 inch drop or a eight inch rise.

So, if your truck slammed down to the ground and you have a three-inch hitch, you can use the rise, or if you just put these big, big wheels that I see a lot of you guys running with with these big Ford F-450s, the drop is probably gonna be pretty necessary for a lot of your trailers. So, this is gonna be kind of on the larger end when it comes to drops, so just make sure that this is the right drop for you. It's gonna be able to handle all the big boys, so we have a 21,000 pound capacity when it comes to gross trailer weight, but also with the Tongue Weight, it's gonna be a 2100 pound capacity. One thing that we're gonna have to get with this Ball Mount is a trailer ball, of course. So, you wanna make sure that we're not really limiting the Ball Mount with the ball.

So, the one right here is 20,000 pound rated, which is limiting us by 1000 pounds. So, just be mindful of that whenever you're picking out your setup. And also the diameter of the hole is about an inch and a quarter, so let me just take this off real quick. So, we do wanna make sure that we grab the right trailer ball for it. See, there's not really a whole lot of play here.

Anything bigger than this is not gonna fit and anything smaller there's just gonna be way too much wiggle room there. You really wanna piece these together pretty carefully, but we have so many options on our website, it's not gonna be that difficult to find what you need. Another thing that you're gonna need is a hitch pin. So, the hitch pin hole is about five eighths in diameter. But what I suggest instead of just getting a normal hitch pin, I would get a locking hitch pin.

Why Well, if this is a normal hitch pin, I would pull the clip, pull the pin, and then the Ball Mount is mine now. We like to think that people don't think like that, but there's a reason why we make locks. So sadly, we're probably gonna need to lock this thing down. But I would highly recommend grabbing a locking hitch pin since we already have to get one. And this one's really nice just because it slides up on there, take your key, you lock it into place and you push this in and it's locked and ready to rip. When it comes to Ball Mounts, just make sure it works with your hitch. Make sure you buy all the right components that go together to work with the trailer you're planning on hauling, but with these, it all just comes down to rises and drops. This one is gonna be fixed. So, you're either set with the rise or the drop, or you can get a ball that's gonna have a rise with it, whether it's like an inch or two inches, so we can turn this drop into eight or nine inches just by getting a different ball. So, if you grab this and you decide you just need a little bit more of a rise or drop, you could just buy another trailer ball and you're good to go. So, you're not really stuck with the rise and drop that the draw tight gets you up. But other than that, this thing is gonna be extremely strong and it's gonna get the job done. And that'll do it for our look at the draw tight three inch hitch receiver trailer Ball Mount..


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Ball Mount for 3" Hitches - 8" Rise, 10" Drop - 11-1/2" Long - 21K - 40703

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (2228 Customer Reviews)

Sturdy steel ball mount fits 3" square receiver tube openings and can handle 21,000 lbs towing capacity. Measures 11-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole. Black powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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This thing is a beast. Best price I could find with the drop and weight capacity I needed. Just don’t drop it on your foot.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very nice, good quality ball mount. Will work great to tow my car trailer.


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The hitch ball mount has done an excellent job. I bought a new Chevrolet Colorado last. Came with the tow package but I needed a ball mount for the receiver. I found one with the exact amount of on your website. Once I got everything set up, I towed a car trailer with a car in it from California to South Park with no problems whatsoever. High quality products at a reasonable price.
Ken - 07/22/2022


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hitch is loose in receiver. I have never understood why the shaft is so short and cut at an angle. The angle cut makes it even shorter when using in a raise application. I would think having a longer shaft would help without having some special thing to keep it from wobbling.


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After year it has performed well even though it moves around. I can see there are some applications not mine where a longer shaft is not going to fit. I still do not understand the purpose of the angle cut.
Daniel - 08/29/2022


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


My truck is quite the workhorse! Occasionally, I need to pull a flatbed trailer for a parade or a cargo trailer for trips. Before this product, I just had a ball hitch through the back bumper. It did the job, but finally wore out. Plus, it was quite a steep angle for the trailer to lock onto to. At the recommendation of another etrailer client, he found this item for my truck, I bought it, and we installed it together. I really like how the trailer links down lower now, the mount is strong and durable, good quality, and ball accessories can be interchanged pretty easily. The video on the website was very helpful with the installation.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I needed an extended ball mount for my new Jeep in order for my utility trailer tongue to clear the rear mounted spare tire. Item is as described on the web site and was received earlier than expected.
etrailer has great customer service and is my number one go to place for towing and trailer supplies.


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Perfectly!
Paul D - 07/17/2018


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Great products and service. I was able to order everything I needed to add a tow hitch and ball to my 2006 Jeep liberty. Very fast shipping. They even called me to verify orders and availability. Clear and easy to follow installation instructions. I hauled an [retailer] trailer from Texas to Ohio without any issues. Even bought a trailer and use it frequently for hardware stoe runs.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Overall, I have to say that I am satisfied although not particularily impressed. The finish on the ball mount is mediocre ... there are several spots where the paint is chipped off for instance. It was received today and installed today with no use yet the pictures show the areas in question. You can tell by the label installation that someone who really didn't care rushed the operation. It also fit considerably looser than the Reese bar that I removed. I had to apply several turns of duct tape around the tube to make it as snug as the original. As I said, it'll do fine, just not impressed.


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I havent used this bar since last May 2014 but it worked fine and I really dont have any complaints. Under the circumstances, Id probably bump it up a star on the rating although everything I said in the initial review was valid. I have since sold the bar with the bicycle rack that I sold on Craigs List.
Neil M - 02/05/2015


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Product as advertised. Wished I'd paid more attention to what was included and not included. Seller web site did a good job indicating other suggestions on what would go with what you were viewing. So much so, I became dependent on it, and over looked the fact that the pin to hold the ball mount was not included in either the receiver or ball mount. I overlooked this and had to go out and buy this somewhere else. Other than that ordering was easy, and I received everything in a timely manner. It's worth noting that their tracking was dead on as well. It's nice tracking the progress of a package you are waiting for so you can plan your installation. And again, they do a nice job of following up letting you know they received, shipped the order and a link to follow it in transit.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


There is a hole!


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It does appear to be a manufacturers defect. Customer service will be in touch with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/16/2022


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Working in the sand and grass of my driveway my wife and I installed our new etrailer receiver hitch. Great fit and finish! Went right on as described in the online guide. Hitch required a spacer washer on top back bolt attachment point. Taped it on so it would not move while lifting in place and it stayed right there! Used a car jack to raise up and hold the hitch into the underside of the trunk tighten the bolts and reattached the tail pipe done.
Now we can pull our Sunfish Sailboat any where the car will go.


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Works great.
Tom W - 11/13/2015


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Excellent because it's the exact right height for my Tahoe's high hitch to get my utility trailer to ride level. Build quality was great, and delivery fast.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Strong and seems to be well made and well finished. One-inch ball mounting hole. I used this for a Curt hitch mounted on a 2014 Forester and pulls a small Harbor Freight trailer. Perfect height and trailer is level. Warning - don't get their hitch pin, it does not have a hole for a cotter pin, only a weak clip that I would not trust.


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Still going strong. I use it to pull a 4x8 utility trailer. Also sometimes plug a hitch carrier into it when I want to haul a few bags of mulch or a couple of propane cylinders or gas cans.
jd - 11/22/2014


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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I was hoping the ball and hitch would already be assembled and torqued down. Why isn't the ball boxed or wrapped up inside the larger receiver box to avoid it bouncing around during transit? That would avoid it impacting other exposed contents in the big box.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Works well but I didn't see an option for a 1 7/8" ball - which is what my trailer coupler is sized for. So I ended up with a brand new 2" ball with this delivery and had to buy another 1 7/8" ball. But it fit and worked well.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Etrailer.com is a great resource to have! I asked for help in ordering the corect parts I needed and they put together the order for me in no time! Everything was delivered in a day or two and arrived in perfect order. I couldn't be happier that I used them!




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I thought this would have arrived as shown in the picture. But it is separate pieces and we had to assemble. Not a big deal since we only ordered 2. Usually we order 4 or more at a time for resale purposes. please state Assembly Required.




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Great customer service and quality prod ucts




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


So much more substantial than my original hitch




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I searched the internet to put a hitch on my 2016 Chevy Equinox and found an instructional video from eTrailer.com where they installed on my exact car. I decided to go with eTrailer.com because they answered all my questions and because of the video-I support businesses that go the extra mile with these videos.

Shipping was quick and well tracked, however, the box was flimsy and the one end of the hitch had come out of the box side and the ball mount could have easily come out of that hole during shipping. If I were eTrailer.com I'd charge an extra couple of bucks for more sturdy boxes-people will still buy as eTrailer is a well-trusted brand and this would overcome a lot of the negative reviews you'll see on their site about this shipping issue in their own reviews :-)

I installed the hitch by myself (definitely recommend help as two people holding it up to the frame makes attaching 100% easier) in about 45 minutes total (out of the box, read instructions, review video again and installation complete). All hardware went on with no issues.


Great quality hitch! I also bought the lesser expensive wiring assembly because most recent equinox's come hitch ready with pre-wired assembly in the left side compartment-snap and done.

Picked up a new trailer at Home Depot within days and drove 5 feet and the clacking was horrible. I had always had a welded hitch before buying a hitch that took a ball mount. I really thought something was wrong and when I searched the internet that night it turns out this is very common. However, all you need is some sort of hitch "silencing" device. The number of options will drive you mad but I went with the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch and it did the trick for much less than most of the other options. If I were eTrailer.com I'd have that as one of the RECOMMENDED add-ons and explanation why its super-worthy when customers are buying a hitch. Would have saved me the time and hassle of dealing with it later and the extra shipping charge for buying after the fact when I got free shipping for the other items the first time :-)


All in all, I'm super, super happy with my hitch, wiring assembly, ball mount, ball mount locking pin and the hitch silencer.

Buy with confidence from eTrailer.com


Paul R., Syracuse, NY




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


The drop hitch worked perfectly with the front hitch receiver to locate the ball at the perfect height. Parking a trailer in a tight location is easy using the front hitch.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Very good, heavy duty, works well with my tow guard/protector.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I am very pleased with the hitch, ball mount, and electrical package. All were easy to install if you follow the easy to understand directions. An added plus for putting one of these on a MINI is that the hitch can be hidden behind the "black plate/cover" that is on the rear bumper. It looks just like it came out of the factory except when to need to install the ball mount.

The service has been outstanding. This is the place to go.




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Review from a similar Draw-Tite Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


I had to return my hitch because the person that was supposed to install it for me fell through so I had to use somebody that installed their own hitches but I kept this ball mount even though the other one came with one because it is so much better for the same money. This is such a good product. Your shipping is amazing your people are helpful and were gracious even about the return of the other item. You did such a good job I would recommend your company to anyone. My nephew recommended your sight after his really good experience with your company and his business is using your hitches to pull trailers and they are performing well after several years.



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