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Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit

Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit

Item # RP7043000
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Reese Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - RP7043000

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 1 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Class II
  • Reese
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

  • Drop: 1-1/4" from the top of inside of hitch opening
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank length: 9" (from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball)
  • Includes 1/2" pin and clip
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 300 lb
  • Interlock one wrench tightening system
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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7043000 Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit

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Today, we're going to be taking a look at Reese's trailer hitch starter ball mount kit. This ball mount is designed for class two applications. It has a two inch ball on it with a maximum rating of 3,500 pounds for its gross towing capacity. And it also has a 300 pound tongue weight, which is the force going down on top of it. Typically, a trailer loaded up we'll have about 10% of its gross towing capacity as its tongue weight. So if you've got 3,000 pounds in your trailer, you've probably got about 300 pounds on top of your ball as long as you've got it loaded properly.

That's going to be perfect for our small utility trailer here that uses a two inch ball.And it slides on and locks into place. Now, one of the things you can do, we're not going to be doing it for demonstration purposes here, but to help reduce noise and wear on your ball, you can place a little bit of grease on the ball before each use. And you can see here, we've got a nice small utility trailer hooked up, and you can easily use this to haul around some dirt bikes or ATVs or even some jet-skis if you're going to head to the Lake for the weekend.This ball mount offers a one and a quarter inch drop and a three quarter inch rise. You can see we're currently in the rise position, and this is how it comes shipped to you, with the ball pre-installed. And with our vehicle here and our trailer, that's about perfect.

If we follow it back, it's nice and level going down our trailer, which is what you want when you tow. Having your weight excessively up or down is going to cause your load to be improper, which when starting, stopping, and turning is not going to transfer to your vehicle properly, causing it to feel unstable. By giving us the options to match our trailer, we can have the safest, most enjoyable towing experience.Now, if you want to put it in the drop position, you will have to take your ball off, flip it over, and then reinstall it. But one of the cool things that I like about this ball mount that others don't have, and the ball combination here, if you look, you can see grooves cut out in both the top and bottom side of our ball here. And what that does is it keeps our ball from spinning in the ball mount when we're tightening it down.

You can see here where the hex shape is pressed up against those grooves. With a lot of other ones, you don't have that, and so when you're trying to tighten up this nut, the ball just wants to spin in the mount, so you have to usually put it in a vice or something to hold it.But with this, you could actually just leave it in your hitch and loosen it up, flip it over, and then tighten it back down, which is pretty nice. Once you've got your ball moved to the position you want it in, you do want to make sure you tighten it and torque it to the specifications found on the ball mount here. And if you're worried about your trailer coming in close contact with the bumper or any accessories you have here at the front, this ball mount is extended to give you a little bit additional distance between the back of your vehicle and where your trailer attaches. From the center of our hitch pin hole to the center of where our ball is mounted, it's about nine inches, which is considerably longer than your typical ball mounts.And the entire thing is constructed of steel and protected against the elements with a black powder coat finish.

Our ball is also a solid steel with a chrome finish on it to help protect it from corrosion. When you're ready to use your ball mount, you can simply slide it into the receiver and secure it with the included hitch pin and clip. You do want to keep in mind that the sticker does cover up the holes. So we're just going to slide it in, push our pin through, and then secure it with the clip on the other side. And that completes our look at Reese's trailer hitch starter ball mount kit.

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Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit - RP7043000

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)


Perfect fit for my hitch and trailer. Pulled really well.

John M.


Excellent. No complaints. No problems. Thanks.


Well made, just what I needed.


I needed an very specific ball mount(class I, 1/2" rise, 2" ball). etrailer had what I needed in stock and available to ship next day. I had the thing ordered in 60 seconds. Wish I wouldn't have waisted my time and gas shopping at my local hardware stores only to find they didnt have what I needed.


Ordered...came in a timely fashion and was everything as advertised.


Just put it on my John Deere x738 and fits perfect. Looking foward to trying it out.


Purchased this for my John Deere tractor.Shipping was super fast.Came well packaged..No damages what so ever..


Just what i needed for my honda side by side. I like the one tool ball removal.


This hitch does exactly what I expect it to do with no issues. I would have given it five stars if it brought me coffee in the mornings as well:)



The hitch is still doing exactly what I want it to do: I dont have to put any thought into its existence until I want to use it, and then I just have to remember where I put it. I get to spend my mental energy thinking about how to tie down the junk on my trailer and dont have any brain-strain related to the hitch at all.


I called and talked to Steve Z. he was a very pleasant man to talk to.
I had my order all wrong and he got all straitened out. He shipped it out the same day, and I received in very quick time.
He is a very good representative for your company!


Great hardware. Great price.


good quality.

Joe S.


working just fine


Very good construction, just like it was advertised, fits perfectly. I am very happy with it!


I have not used it yet but looks to be good quality and I'm sure it will be fine


Both units I ordered came as expected. Excellent quality, and shipped in a timely


Product as expected, fast shipping, packaged well.


Feels strong .


Works great.


Works as it should.








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