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50mm Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 8K

50mm Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 8K

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Chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Wrench flats ease installation. Chrome is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Brophy. 50mm Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 8K part number EH53C-C can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Brophy Trailer Hitch Ball - EH53C-C

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 50-mm Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • Brophy
  • 2-1/8 Inch Shank Length

Chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Wrench flats ease installation. Chrome is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Durable chrome finish is rust resistant
    • Polished finish provides a sleek, attractive look
  • Wrench flats allow you to use a wrench to hold the ball in place during installation
  • Lock washer and nut are included


  • Ball diameter: 50mm
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long
  • Weight capacity: 8,000 lbs

EH53C-C Brophy 50mm Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 8K

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Video Transcript for Brophy Chrome 50mm Trailer Hitch Ball Review

What's up, everybody It's AJ with Today, we're gonna be checking out this Brophy hitch ball, so it's gonna go on your ball mount to help you tow a trailer. Let's check it out. This is gonna go with your ball mount. We're gonna set it through there. Make sure you measure.

And it has an inch diameter here on the shank of the ball, (shank clanking) so that'll fit right in there. You're gonna make sure you have the appropriate ball for the ball mount. On the other side, we'll have a lock washer and a nut. Now, I'm just gonna do it to hand-tight because this is demonstration purposes. You definitely wanna tighten yours way down.

You wanna give it to the proper torque specifications before you go towing a trailer. To help you tighten down the ball, there's these flat spots on the side that a wrench can fit on. That way, you can use a torque wrench to finalize and torque the nut on the bottom. You can have a gross trailer weight rating of 8,000 pounds and a tongue weight rating of 800 pounds, so keep that in mind with what you're towing. And also keep in mind, if the ball mount doesn't line up with that.

So if the max gross trailer weight rating on the ball mount is 6,000, go by that, whatever has the least number. You don't want to stress out the whole system you got set up. The ball's got a chrome-plated finish on it, so it's not gonna rust or corrode if you leave it on the back of your vehicle all the time. The elements aren't gonna get to it. It might get scratched up a little bit when you load the coupler on there and actually tow the trailer, but that just happens when you use them.

Overall, I do think this is a good option for your ball mount. Make sure that you check your coupler on your trailer, that you need a two-inch ball, and then also, measure the diameter of the hole on your ball mount to make sure this is gonna fit and it's one inch. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out and hope this helps.

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50mm Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 8K - EH53C-C

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (524 Customer Reviews)

Chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank. Wrench flats ease installation. Chrome is attractive, provides superior strength, and resists rust and corrosion.


50mm ball with 1" shank is kind of hard to find. I'm glad etrailer could provide it. I was hoping that the brand C.R. Brophy Machine Works, Inc. of Clackamas OR and Germantown TN was an indicator that the hitch ball would be Made in USA but unfortunately it is not - it's made in China like everything else.



Does the job!


etrailer is great to get a whole bunch of unusual size parts. I have a European moto trailer that I picked up in Germany while I was stationed there and it takes a 50mm ball. I needed another ball and this was perfect.
I also got a wiring converter for the euro style wiring many years ago and it's still holding up.

A 2" ball is .8mm too large *facepalm*


All companies should be ran like Etrailers,
needed a 50mm ball, 1 7/8 to small 2" to big...for my car hauler.
Etrailers received the 50mm on Monday, shipped it out the same day and I received it this Thursday morning.

Guess what, when calling you actually have a person on the other line... I'd like to give a special thanks to Shery T and Chris.

Ernest J


I have not used it yet but it looks nice, threads are all good, was easy to install on the draw bar.


hard to find size for euro trailer but US hitch! very happy with it


Hard to find size for a European trailer; quick shipping.


Product as stated, excellent service and fast shipping. I'm stationed in Germany (APO AE address) and the item was shipped via USPS Priority Mail. I already had a class 3 6,000 lb U.S. style hitch, so the item 1 inch diameter shank fit perfect in the 1 inch hole that is on the hitch. The ball is 50mm so it is a perfect fit for all of the European trailers. Now all I need is an adapter from the 7 pin U.S. that is on my U.S. Spec 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee to go to the 13 pin EU plug for European trailers. A guy that I work with has already made one for his Jeep, so I'm waiting for him to make me one.
Very satisfied with the and would buy from again.


Works; stationed in Germany and needed a euro size hitch to work with my Thule European bike rack... this along with a euro to US electric adapter I picked up online and I had everything needed to transport our two electric bikes ... thanks


I have a german trailer and we replaced the whole coupling system. It was supposed to have a regular North American 2" coupler. But it had the Euro one.

It is really hard to find a 50CM ball in the US that has an 8k tow rating. This one worked like a charm.

My only caveat is that when I called eTrailer customer service to ask if they had a European sized 2" ball they didn't know what I was talking about. I figured it out on my own by looking at another online retailer in UK.

But it shipped relatively quickly (for 2020) and it worked perfectly.


Outstanding hard to find 50 mm hitch ball. This ball is pretty much a European standard for smallish travel trailers like the Hymer or Eriba .
etrailer was the only provider to offer 50mm balls and were absolutely helpful with the order.
etrailer are pros, I recommend them to all U.S. Veterans won’t be disappointed!
Semper Fidelis!


This ball is of good quality as expected, but most important it solved a problem for me, finding a ball here in the USA in the 50 mm size which is common in Europe but almost unknown here. (it is a tiny bit smaller than the common 2" which will not fit the trailer I own!


Very fast shipping, good packaging and works beautifully with our hitch mount Thule bike carrier that we ordered from Germany.


Perfect fit for our BMW X5 and Thule bike rack in Germany


I was a little skeptical at first ordering a 50mm ball, but it fit perfectly. I had previously used a 1 7/8 ball, but it had a bit of movement. Nice bright chrome ball.


We specialize in supporting the sailplane and soaring community. Unfortunately, the sport is dominated by European manufacturers and a lot of the sailplane trailers and peripheral equipment use metric components. The 50mm Hitch Ball allows our customers to avoid changing they trailer hitches to a 2 inch hitch ball as well as allow them to use sailplane towbars without changing out the standard couplers that come with them.


Great product. I have a European trailer which requires a 50mm hitch ball. Etrailer was the only company I found in the USA which offered a 50mm hitch ball. I just returned from a 2,500 mile trip with no issues with this product. I highly recommend Etrailer for quality products.


Looks like a good ball. Marked "Brophy 50MM 8000 LB"


After trying to find a metric hitch ball locally I found

the 50 mil ball has worked perfectly for the year and the simplicity of getting it from made for a pleasant transaction.


Excellent product and a perfect fit for my Trailer Metric Hitch Coupler, I love the 1" diameter Shank instead of the original 3/4" with spacer


Prompt processing of order and fast shi pment


what i needed for a european trailer! hard to find. forcing a 1 7/8 or 2" ball onto a european 50mm is an accident waiting to happen, get the correct size!


It is a very good quality product and the proper choice for 50mm European type couplers. This was the only place I could find this size!


Seems like a nice product. I am glad I found it for sale with reasonable shipping to Canada. Hard to find a 50mm ball with 1" shank in Canada. Need the 50mm to match a new 50mm coupler. Don't want regulatory issues with a mismatch.


As described


etrailer was the only one that had this euro sized ball for my buddy in Germany

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