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  5. Drop - 6 Inch
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Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 6" Drop - 7K

Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 6" Drop - 7K

Item # 325-GH-12005
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Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 6" drop. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Gen-Y Hitch. Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 6" Drop - 7K part number 325-GH-12005 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Gen-Y Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - 325-GH-12005

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • No Ball
  • 7000 lbs GTW
  • Shock Absorbing
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • 1 Inch Ball Hole Diameter

Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 6" drop. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Adjustable 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)
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to vehicle and vice versa
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc primer and powder coat finishes resist corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock for securing to hitch receiver sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum drop: 6"
  • Gross towing weight: 7,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 700 lbs
  • Optimal ride tongue weight: 400 lbs - 700 lbs
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Distance between vertical adjustment holes (center to center): 1-3/8"
  • Limited 5-year warranty


Dimensions

Note: Can only be used in the drop position.

This ball mount is perfect for towing your utility trailer, mid-size camper, or small equipment trailer. The torsion design provides shock absorption for a smooth ride. The mount inserts into your 2" hitch receiver and your hitch ball (sold separately) secures onto the mount's ball platform. You can also adjust the height to get up to a 6" drop. For a smooth, steady ride when towing your trailer, the Glyder is the way to go.


Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Hauling a packed equipment or utility trailer can lead to uncomfortable road shock. Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain can result in a rough ride for you and your cargo. It can even potentially damage your trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch ball mount is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth, and stable ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the mount, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.


Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y ball mount. This allows for movement between the shank, which slides into your truck's hitch, and the ball platform, which provides the connection point for your trailer. When your vehicle hits a bump, the ball platform will move up or down accordingly.


torsion

Built into the Gen-Y mount is a tube with an inner bar that is surrounded by rubber cords. As the ball platform rises or falls, the inner bar twists inside of the tube, attempting to follow the platform's motion. But the rubber cords prevent the bar from twisting too far. And as the bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.


Use with Weight Distribution

Replace the ball platform on the Glyder with a weight distribution shank (325-GH-12011) so you can attach your weight distribution system to the mount. Just unbolt the platform and mount the shank in its place.


How to Measure Drop on Adjustable Ball Mount


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Customer Reviews

Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 6" Drop - 7K - 325-GH-12005

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Insert this shock-absorbing ball mount into your 2" receiver and get a smooth, safe ride while you tow your trailer. Flexing rubber cords limit road shock. Ball mount provides 6" drop. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Awesome product!! Performs exactly as advertised. I have 2011 Ford F-150 with Bilstein 5100 shocks towing a 4,000 lbs horse stock trailer. Before with a standard ball mount there was occasional bucking on harsh roads and the ride quality felt a little bouncy. After test driving with this Gen-Y hitch on a variety of road conditions and over railroad tracks, I couldn’t be happier! Night and day difference with ride quality - you can see the trailer in the mirror gently moving up and down with the bumps but barely even feel anything in the truck. Would highly recommend and look forward to hauling my horse with it and expect it will be a smoother ride for my horse as well. When using this hitch, I would recommend adding a Roadmaster Quiet Hitch U-Bolt Clamp as their was a little play with the hitch in the receiver and made for a nice solid setup.



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Wouldn’t recommend for anything less than a 1/2ton vehicle. Wanted to use this on a Volvo XC90 and it was just too big.


Comments
Gen-Y typically makes excessively heavy-duty items so this may be overkill for your Volvo. I recommend something like this item # C45240
Curt Dual Length Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 4-1/2" Rise, 5-3/4" Drop - 7,500 lbs
$52.80
or if you want the adjustable ball mount item # RP21141
Reese Adjustable Ball Mount - 5,000 lb
$115.03
.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/10/2021


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I bought this mount last year to see if it would reduce bouncing and jarring the contents in my vintage Airstream. When loaded, my tongue weight is right at the top of the optimum range for the Glyder at just under 700 lbs with a trailer weight of approximately 5500 lbs. I have pulled the camper about 4000 miles using this mount. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to help smooth the ride in many circumstances. On severe bumps, it might be worse. The primary problem appears to be that the spring in the hitch is insufficient for the load. Just setting the hitch on the ball results in fully bottoming the travel. That means it's basically rigid in one direction since the travel limits are metal to metal. The metal to metal travel limit design seem to increase jarring of the contents rather than reduce it when the hitch moves from limit to limit. The hitch seems to be well made and works better on lighter trailers. I have used it on my 16' utility trailer and it seems ok there. However, even unloaded that trailer will nearly bottom out the travel range with a 450 lb tongue weight.



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Significant difference for my cargo. Less bouncing of my motorcycles, and every thing else beside them. A more enjoyable ride in the truck. Much less wear and tear on vehicle suspension and frame.


Comments
Significant improvement over my previous setup. The trailer does not bounce, and does not cause the truck to bounce. Very pleased.
Charlie - 05/04/2021


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Definitely reduces vibration, loaded or empty. Used with 7,000# car hauler.



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Great communication with etrailer. Hitch came in heavy duty wrapping and is the highest quality hitch I have ever purchased. Going to use it for many years to come. So impressed with etrailer I will be ordering some new parts for my boat trailer.



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Built extremely well, this looks like a quality product. I haven't towed with it yet, but expect it will perform well.



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Review from a similar Glyder Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


Hitch works well, provides noticeable improvement to ride. Solid, heavy duty and well made. Only negative is, ball sits at a slight forward angle when unhitched. Makes lining up with receiver slightly awkward as ball pivots down and back slightly as weight is lowered onto.



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Review from a similar Glyder Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount


This hitch is so sick, bro. It makes my pretty boy truck look dope. I’ve used it at least four times in the last year, hauling leaves around and stuff. And the other 361 days it has hung out there looking cool. And I can step on it to get to the bike rack because I’m short. The torsion box springs dampen vibrations really well over bumps. But I’ve never had a hitch before so can’t compare.



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Review from a similar Glyder Ball Mount in Trailer Hitch Ball Mount




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Ask the Experts about this Gen-Y Hitch Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

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    The cushioned ball mount Gen-Y Glyder part # 325-GH-12005 is a really great option for what you are interested in. This is a cushioned ball mount setup that will noticeably make your ride quality much smoother.
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  • Gen-Y Shock Absorbing Ball Mount Orientation and Compatibility
    There is a correction for the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount # 325-GH-12005. It is only capable of being mounted in the drop position. To get the rise you are looking for in a shock absorbing style hitch I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount # AMSC10. This allows for 8-3/4"" or rise and 10" drop.
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  • Comparing the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned Ball Mount To Other Cushioned Ball Mounts
    The Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount part # CAB-UM is indeed an excellent option that will help improve the overall towing experience by decreasing the felt road shock in the tow vehicle. The Convert-A-Ball in particular as you mentioned provides both up and down as well as side to side support via the polyurethane core. The advantage of the polyurethane core over other products which use rubber like the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount part # 325-GH-12005 or...
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  • How Can I add Sway Control to my 2019 VW Atlas Without Weight Distribution
    While there is no way to attach an anti sway system to the Glyder for Gen-Y part # 325-GH-12005. I do have a solution for you. You can use the Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount part # CAB-UM which isn't as clean looking of a product it is very effective and will accomplish the same goal as it is cushioned. Check out the video on it linked I have linked for you. To that you can add the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy part # 83660 and the Reese Sway-Control...
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  • Best Hitch Ground Clearance On A 2009 Toyota Rav4
    The measurements from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver on the Curt # C12108 is going to be 12-3/4" and the Draw-Tite # 36588 is 12-1/4". So if you want the best clearance you can gain a half inch by going with the Curt # C12108. You need to buy a hitch pin and clip for your accessories Item # MT56FR works well. I recommend grabbing a pin that locks because in my experience when traveling or just out running errands it gives me peace of mind knowing someone isn't...
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  • Can I Use the Weigh Safe WSUN-1 with a Curt Rebellion XD Ball Mount
    I may have a solution for you, but the Curt Rebellion XD Shock-Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 6-1/4" Drop - 15K # C45949 has a 1-1/4" shank diameter for hitch balls; the Weigh Safe hitch balls like the # WSUN-1 have 1" shanks, so they're not going to be compatible with each other. Instead, you could use the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 6" Drop, 6" Rise - 7K # 325-GH-12005, which accepts hitch balls with 1" shanks and will be compatible with...
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  • Hauling With A Hitch Extension On A 2014 Chevy Silverado
    The Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender # HR26 will work if you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver on your 2014 Chevy Silverado and have a 2 inch ball mount like the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12005. If you have a 2 inch hitch receiver, you'll need the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receiver # C45791. Once thing to note with any hitch extender is that it will divide your hitches capacity by 50%. So if you have a hitch that is a lighter class than the...
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  • Ball Mount Platform Thickness of Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount
    I reached out to Gen-Y, who told me the thickness is approximately 1/2" for the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches - 2" Drop - 7K # 325-GH-12001 and the 6" Drop # 325-GH-12005. Along with that, the platform has a 1 inch diameter hole, so for a hitch ball you will need 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63847 or 2" Hitch Ball # 40038. It does not come with a hitch pin or lock, so I highly recommend adding a lock, the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches # e98880.
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