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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

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

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

7043000 Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit

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Video Transcript for Reese Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - RP7043000 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a Reese trailer hitch starter ball mount kit. This ball mount kit is designed to come with the essential components needed to allow you to tow a trailer behind your vehicle. It fits inside of an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter trailer hitch opening and it comes with a two-inch hitch ball already installed for towing a trailer behind your vehicle. The unit's made from durable steel, has a nice black powder-coated finish on the actual mount, and then a chrome plating or chrome finish on the actual hitch ball.The ball comes installed on the mount in the rise position. This can be removed and installed with the mount in the drop position if needed. But with it in the rise position it offers a 3/4 inch rise.

That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch up to the top of the ball platform. If you have it installed in the drop position, that would give you from this point here to this point here a drop of an inch and a quarter. So rise, 3/4 inches, drop, inch and a quarter.It does come with your half-inch pin and clip to secure the mount inside of your hitch. One of the neat features about this system is it features the interlock one-wrench tightening system. A lot of times on a ball mount you need to have a wrench up here and a wrench tightening the nut on the bottom, but on this one you don't.

It actually has indentions so you can see how that portion kind of fits or sits inside of the indention here. That holds it in place, so all you need to do is tighten this one down. Now it does come installed already, so that really only applies if you're gonna take this one out and maybe replace it with another one, or if you're gonna take this hitch ball and install it on the mount in the drop position. But, again, the interlock one-wrench tightening system makes it very simple to do that if ever needed.The gross towing weight capacity on this unit is 3500 pounds. Tongue weight capacity is 300 pounds.

The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball is nine inches, and the product is covered with a limited lifetime warranty. And that's gonna do it for today's look at the Reese 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   (25 Customer Reviews)


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.


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.
Michelle - 04/19/2022


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

Excellent. No complaints. No problems. Thanks.
John M - 02/25/2019


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


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


Great hardware. Great price.


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


Works as it should.


good quality.

working just fine
Joe s - 09/04/2020



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


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!




Product as expected, fast shipping, packaged well.


Feels strong .



Works great.








See what our Experts say about this Reese Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Ball Mount Recommendation for Fitting 1-1/4 inch Hitch of 2006 Ford Explorer
    Yes, we do have ball mounts that will fit the 1-1/4 inch hitch you have installed on your 2006 Ford Explorer like the Reese ball mount part # RP7043000 which has a rise/drop of 1 inch and comes with a 2 inch ball mounted to it. I attached a help article on selecting the correct ball mount drop that you should check out below as well.
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  • Length of Reese Ball Mount # RP7043000
    From the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole of the Reese Ball Mount # RP7043000 this measures 9 inches.
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  • Diameter of Hitch Ball Mounting Hole on Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit RP7043000
    Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit # RP7043000 has a 3/4-inch hole for the shank of the included and pre-installed 2-inch hitch ball.
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  • Torque Needed For Nut of Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit # RP7043000
    The amount of torque needed to secure the nut of the ball on the Reese Trailer Hitch Starter Ball Mount Kit # RP7043000 that you referenced is 160 ft lbs.
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  • How to Transport a Trailer with a 2015 Honda CR-V
    I do have a way that you could possibly transport your motorcycle with your 2015 Honda CR-V but unfortunately all of the motorcycle carriers are fits for 2" receivers so you will need to use a trailer to move your motorcycle around. It is worth noting as well that the online version of your owner's manual states that the vehicle is only rated to tow 1,500 lbs and that the tongue weight should never exceed 10% of that (which means you have 150 lbs of tongue weight). Even if your 1-1/4" receiver...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2020 Kia Forte
    For a trailer hitch, the Draw-Tite # 24990 is confirmed to fit on the 2020 Kia Forte as long as you've got the factory weld-nuts on the frame and will provide you with a 1-1/4" receiver. For wiring, I recommend using the Tekonsha # 119147KIT because it has a powered converter box that will help protect your vehicle from back feed in the event that there is a short on the trailer. To complete your towing package you'll also need a ball mount, hitch ball, hitch pin and clip; the Reese Trailer...
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  • Ball Mount that Fits 1-1/4 inch Hitch with 1-7/8 inch Hitch Ball
    The closest ball mount we have to the # RP7043000 that has a 1-7/8 inch ball we have the Euro style Curt ball mounts like part # C45551 which has a 2-3/4 inch rise or the # C45581 which has a 3-1/4 drop.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country
    For your 2005 Chrysler Town and Country with Stow and Go seats I recommend going with Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # 75305. With a 2" receiver tube opening there are a lot more option for accessories. Keep in mind that the hitch does not determine the towing capacity of your vehicle. Always go with the lowest number between the hitch and the vehicle. To help get you on the road pulling a trailer safely I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Hauling Scooter With 1-1/4 Hitch Receiver
    We can give you the tools to achieve what you're wanting but your vehicle is limited when it comes to hitch sizes and capacity. Since you only have 1-1/4" hitch options we don't have a lot of towing options for your Challenger X Scooter. We also can't use an adapter for the hitch as it will cut down the capacity too much to where it could not handle the weight of your scooter. Best thing you can do is get a specific trailer for your scooter. If you have a 2005 Ford Focus hatchback or...
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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    For your 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, we have the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11435. This is a class I trailer hitch, that has a maximum towing weight of 2,000lbs, and a max tongue weight of 200lbs. If you're needing wiring, we have the Curt T-Connector # C56300. This is an easy to install, plug-and-play harness that will plug into your vehicle's factory wiring harness. Wiring is needed to be able to provide lights to your trailer while driving, that was you're compliant with the law and for safety. Finally,...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2016 Hyundai Sonata
    From what I was able to determine by checking the owner's manual of your 2016 Hyundai Sonata, they do not recommend trailer towing with this vehicle. This doesn't mean you absolutely cannot, but your best bet would be to consult with your local Hyundai dealership to determine what they recommend for your vehicle to make it possible. If you find out from them that you are able to tow a small trailer carrying your Harley, you'll need a hitch, wiring harness and ball mount with hitch ball...
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