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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

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Durable, Tow Ready chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank with wrench flats. It's chrome finish provides strength and corrosion-resistance. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Tow Ready. 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs part number 63845 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball - 63845

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • Tow Ready
  • 2-1/8 Inch Shank Length

Durable, Tow Ready chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank with wrench flats. It's chrome finish provides strength and corrosion-resistance.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant chrome
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long
  • Drawbar thickness: 1/2"-1"
  • Nut: 1"
  • Weight capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • Requires socket size: 1-1/2"
  • Lifetime warranty

63845 Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball

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Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Tow Ready 2 Inch Long Shank Hitch Ball Review

What's up everybody, Adam here with etrailer. Today, we're going to be taking a look at the tow-ready hitch ball. So this one is going to be for your two-inch couplers. So just look on your coupler, make sure you have a two-inch before you grab this one. And it is going to have a max gross trailer weight of 7,500 pounds. The things you need to look at whenever you're pairing this up with a ball mount, you just want to make sure that we're not really limiting this.

So we want to kind of match it up to the corresponding capacity of our ball mount, just so it's a good system together, and it can handle everything you want to use it for. So with this, basically, all you need to look for as well with your ball mount. So we want to make sure this plate is not going to be any thicker than inch and no thinner than a half an inch. And the reason for that is the shank, AKA the threaded portion of our ball, is going to be about two and one-eighth inches long. It's going to have a diameter of an inch.

So another thing is the hole on our ball mount, we want to make sure that's an inch as well, just so it's a nice snug fit. And we have a nut on the bottom. It's going to be a one-inch nut, but the socket, you're going to want to grab a inch and a half socket to torque this down. And when it comes to ball mounts, with this one, we're going to want to torque it down to 250 foot pounds, which is a lot. So make sure you have a breaker bar or a torque wrench, whatever, just to make sure that you torque it down properly, just so this thing doesn't come undone whenever you're going down the road.

When it comes to trailer hitch balls, it's just kind of comes down to what size you need, what capacity you need. And when it comes to the finish, it doesn't matter what finish it has unless it's aluminum, it's gonna rust away. So don't expect to grab this ball and not have it rust away every time. There's just so much going on and so much metal on metal contact that it will rust away and that's with any other ball mount. It's still gonna work, but it's not going to look as pretty as it does now.

So if you really wanted to upgrade and prevent that from happening, you can go ahead and grab a aluminum ball. We do have some here, and you can pair that up with an aluminum ball mount, just so nothing's going to rust away. But when anything is made of steel, doesn't matter what kind of coating it is. It will eventually rust away after a year or so of use. When it comes to the trailer hitch balls, really all you need to make sure of is that it's the right size for your trailer. Make sure that it has a big enough rating for the trailers that you plan on hauling. And then we do want to make sure we pair it up with the right ball mount. We have a lot of options, so it shouldn't be that difficult for you guys to find the right setup for you. But this one it's basically kind of covers all those areas. I mean, I don't really haul massive trailers, but with this, it's really perfect for the middle of the road guys, you know, it'll take care for your smaller trailers, but also your bigger trailers. So as long as you take all this information from this video, I really do think this is going to cover a lot of those bases for you guys. And it's going to be a great option for you as well. And that's basically it for our look at the tow-ready hitch ball..

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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/8" Long Shank - Chrome - 7,500 lbs - 63845

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1249 Customer Reviews)

Durable, Tow Ready chrome ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/8" long shank with wrench flats. It's chrome finish provides strength and corrosion-resistance.


Hitch ball shank not long enough for mount and swaybar bracket.

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Katrina B.


Hmmmm, well then lets see what we can find that will be long enough for you.


No problem with the ball, shaft, or nut working with the hitch. Like the square sides for wrenches.


I ordered the Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches. My order was delivered fast, but it only came with one ball where two were specified. George and Paula got on it immediately and I received the missing ball in just 3 days. Nice recovery team! I would have given five stars for the product quality, service, and delivery had it been a complete order from the start, but that said, great service!


The 2" heavy-duty (7500#) ball for my drawbar came today, within a week of ordering it. It was reasonably-priced and should work great. The etrailer video and installation instructions will help me get it torqued to specs. Great service and product line.


Just missing the 2" ball.Talk to Madison and it's on its way Tues.Thank You etrailer.


Very pretty, it fits perfectly, and I am sure this hitch ball will get the job done.


Got the trailer far enough back to open my tailgate and working great.


was easy to install the 2 ball and nut after installing the tow hitch. etrailer makes everything so easy. will order from them again.



It has been over a year and it is still working great. Have had no problems. Would buy from this company again. Excellent product.


first time I have ever ordered from etrailers,,,,,FANTASTIC SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAST FAST SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to me 5+ stars all the way around,,, if I ever need anything again and etrailers has it I will order again,,,, could not ask for better,,, I don't get excited about to many companies but etrailers is top notch


Great products and service. I was able to order everything I needed to add a tow hitch and ball to my 2006 Jeep liberty. Very fast shipping. They even called me to verify orders and availability. Clear and easy to follow installation instructions. I hauled an U-Haul trailer from Texas to Ohio without any issues. Even bought a trailer and use it frequently for hardware stoe runs.


The quality of this product is fantastic and it assembled with no problems and makes my rv / toad I pull a perfect match. I will continue to do business with ( much more in the future. The following photos are of my 1988 Fleetwood Jamboree and my baby (rare 1982 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon) all connected up and the 9" drop towing bar makes my Toyota towing very easy and safe at a level condition with my RV. Also look at the new LED lights installed to dress up my older RV, also purchased from I am a happy camper and highly recommend purchasing from them.


I just added a set off trick-steps to my boat trailer,and with the extension on the trailer hook-up, this made a world of difference,and a safer hook-up,and less chance of damage to you vehicle.



It worked out perfect with the extended hitch.


Thank you for such prompt service. I put this on my Polaris 570 mid size Ranger. The problem was a normal hitch was under the bed and a 2 inch rise was a bit too low for a level trailer. This fixed the problem moving the ball out further and higher. Much easier to hook up. I would recommend your company to others.


Works as expected


I haven't used this often, but did haul a 5x8 trailer 1300 miles, and no issues.

by: 11/11/2023

It was a good fit for the ball mount.


was delivered as specked fit like it really should. I've never had bad results with e trailer


Lori was awesome and helpful in answering questions. Product was just what the doctor ordered. Thank you so much.


The previous 2" ball I had for 10+years. This is a terrific economical replacement. The 7500# rating gives me a 100% towing margin rating.


Everything was perfect as usual from e-trailer! All parts were exactly as described.


we purchased the 2"Hitch Ball-1" Diameter x 2-1/18" Long Shank Chrome-7,500 lbs. a year ago. The purchase was easy. The ball was the perfect fit. It was just right for our 1975 Shasta Trailer. Great service! Thanks for your assistance in buying this product!


Its a 2" Ball, not a lot to say. Will do the job at 7500 lbs. It will replace the one that apparently someone else needed worse than me.
Quick shipment and a great company...


Love the hitch, ball mount, ball and wiring harness. All were a breeze to install.


Very good!


High quality products and quick service. Even though my order was set to deliver in time for my needs, eTrailer contacted me and offered different options that could arrive even sooner. I thought that was very thoughtful customer service.

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