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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

Item # C49FR
Our Price: $79.16
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Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
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Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" threaded length shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Zinc-plated lock washer and nut included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K part number C49FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - C49FR

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 15000 lbs GTW
  • Stainless Steel
  • CURT
  • 2-5/8 Inch Shank Length

Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" threaded length shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Zinc-plated lock washer and nut included.


Features:

  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide tight, strong grip
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction
  • Zinc-plated lock washer and nut included


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" thread length
    • Overall length of shank: 3"
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms at least 3/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty


40055 Curt 2-5/16" Diameter Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 15,000 lbs GTW - Stainless Steel





Video of 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Curt Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - C49FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Curt two and five sixteenths diameter stainless steel hitch ball. Has a 15,000-pound weight capacity. Now this hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler. Does use the fine threads here on the shank.

Provides a nice tight strong grip. And it is a corrosion resistant stainless steel construction. Has the lock washer and the nut all included for installation.Again, the ball diameter is two and five sixteenths diameter. Weight capacity, which is stamped on the top, is 15,000 pounds. A few dimensions on this.

The shank dimension. Measure the diameter on the shank. It's right at one and a quarter inches diameter. The length on it, it's right at three inches long.So this is designed to fit a ball platform that's at least three eighths of an inch thick and it has a one and a quarter inch diameter ball hole.That should do it for the review on the Curt two and five sixteenths stainless steel hitch ball with the 15,000 pound weight capacity.

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Customer Reviews

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-5/8" Long Shank - Stainless Steel - 15K - C49FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3493 Customer Reviews)

Durable stainless steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-5/8" threaded length shank. Stainless steel construction resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Zinc-plated lock washer and nut included.

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Listing Indicates A 2-5/8" Shank Length. However, The Hitch Ball I Received Has A 3" Shank Length. This Is Longer Than I Originally Wanted. The Description On Curts Website Is Also Incorrect. The Quality Of The Ball Is Very Good. Please Correct The Specs On Your Listing.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.

1/24/2023

Well that is odd. It seems to me that the diagram that is on our site is pretty misleading, measurement wise. You will need to measure from the top of the threading to the very end of the shank, that is the usable space. Which is the measurement quoted on our site. I have sent in a request to get this diagram updated to show the exact measurements.



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Great value

Gary

5/25/2023

Working great, high quality



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Who would have thought a hitch ball could be gorgeous? This one is!



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Looks like new after one year, 5000 miles of towing over five weeks.



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Very solid excellent quality



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just what i ordered



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Amazing customer service



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This is the perfect hitch ball to match the capacity of the hitch on my Class A Motor Home, giving me a margin of safety for the entire towing system when pulling my car / dolly.



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Not all 2" Hitch Balls are the same. I didn't realize until I started comparing them, but based on the size of the shank, the towing capacity can vary wildly. This 2" ball is rated at 10,000 lbs. I could not find a 2" ball anywhere locally that was rated this high, and it was an excellent price here.



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The Curt receiver, ball mount, ball, and wiring harness were all of excellent quality. Receiver bolt holes were perfectly aligned with SUV holes. Sturdy, heavy, and confidence building knowing my hitch is well built. I will now have peace of mind pulling a trailer.



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I neeed to pull a trailer with my 2019 GMC Yukon. I found Etrailer.com and followed the instructions on determining the drop of the hitch, the instructions were spot on. I hooked up my trailer to my Yukon today, all was level and worked perfectly.

I had driven around to Napa, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Walmart, and nobody had the 9” drop hitch I needed. Came back to Etrailer, bought the 2” ball and pin, and the Curt 9” drop hitch. I received the items quickly.

Great website,

Thanks,

Craig



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Still working great after a year mounted on our Draw-Tite 4285 Ball-Mount/draw bar. Be aware that it may require professional help to mount it to the required 450 lbs of torque. I managed to use a "cheater bar" plus torque wrench to do it myself with 75 lbs of arm strength applied to the wrench, as shown in pics. I had to support our hitch on blocks, since 450 lbs of force exceeds our hitch's 350-lb rating.



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Quality is fine. The experience is the reason for the 3 star rating. This ball does not fit the ball mount you sent, and I didn't figure it out until it was too late to return. As always, helpful, friendly staff, but this order had a couple of things the didn't match up. For example, the ball mount did not come with a pin to hold it into the receiver. As a novice, it would have been helpful to have your staff identify this.


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