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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from CURT. 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs part number 40038 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball - 40038

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • CURT
  • 2-1/4 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide tight, strong grip
  • Heat-treated steel is durable
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Shank dimensions: 1" diameter x 2-1/4" long
  • Weight capacity: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms at least 3/8" thick
  • 1-Year limited warranty

40038 Curt 2" Diameter Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

Replaces E-119R

Video of 2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

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

Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Ball - Trailer Hitch Ball - 40038 Review

Today were going to take a look at the Curt 2-inch hitch ball, part number 40038. This hitch ball is 2 inches in diameter. It has a shank diameter of 1 inch, and a shank length of 2 inches. The wrench flats, as you can see here and here, are 1 5/8 of an inch apart. This item has a weight capacity of 12,000 pounds. It features fine threads for more holding strength.

It meets US V5 specifications and it is tested for safety. Now were going to bring in our ball mount and our trailer hitch demonstrator to show you how this would be installed. You would just slide the shank into the ball hole, place the washer, the washer and the nut do come with this item, and then finger tighten that, and once youve got that as tight as you can get it by finger tightening, you would get your wrench and tighten it the remainder of the way so you can use it with your trailer coupler and attach your trailer. That should do it for our Curt 2-inch hitch ball, part number 40038.

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2" Hitch Ball - 1" Diameter x 2-1/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs - 40038

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (3438 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1" diameter x 2-1/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


Great advice when I called for technical question about trailer balls -- answered by a live human who knew what they were talking about. This Hitchball has served us well over 9,000 miles of towing our Casita.


I neeed to pull a trailer with my 2019 GMC Yukon. I found 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,




Took me about three hours. The Hitch was easy(About an hour including getting the tools ready). Fit perfectly! A Little Harder installing it by myself from the garage floor but, it can be done! Cutting the plastic and re-installing it took some time. Over all very happy with the hitch. Will recommend to others!!


Instalation was pretty quick and easy, the completed installation worked great on my new trailer.


it is what it is and looks well made. Havn't put 12000 lbs. on it yet but looks like it will handle it!


I received the hitch and ball today! Fast shipping and looks great too!


Yep, it's a 2" Hitch Ball.


I received this hitch the next day during the vivid-19 pandemic. It was very easy to install.

2020 Subaru Outback
Pull the small rear panel off the bumper, remove 6 bolts and slip the hitch in between the bumper bar and the frame, tighten the new bolts in (not the stock bolts) and put everything back together. The reason there is a open hole on the hitch is because you cannot remove the bumper bar without removing the whole back end which would be a royal pain.

The brake wiring connector is right on the rear part of the spare tire compartment on the passenger side. It was hard to find but it just all snapped together.

Awesome product, awesome service!!


Super impressed with the service and timeliness of your organization. Found y’all randomly on google and you are super legit. Helpful website, helpful recs, customer reviews. Customer service great too. Forgot part of my order (wiring harness) and it was overnighted, arrived on time. Everything on point. Keep it up.

The hitch itself was easy enough to install. Had to really use some PBlaster on the rear most holes and ended up needing an impact to get the job done. Beware kinda hard with just hand tools if the receiving holes are rusty,


etrailer and all its folks continue to excel. This company firmly believes in "under promise, over perform". My recent order arrived earlier than usual.


What to say about a hitch ball? It went on the mount easily and quickly. All parts and instructions were included, packaged well, and in perfect condition. Delivery was fast. Price was excellent and the customer services was even better! Thanks to Paula S. And etrailer for another great experience.


Great service and product just like all the reviews say. Thanks a lot got the mount the ball and the lock arrived fast and fit perfect. I think they will work great.


It fit the task. Quality seems good.


nice heavy ball


Using the hitch ball for one 500 mile trip and using a good grade of grease the chrome was flaking off the top and side of the ball. 3800# trailer with about 500# hitch loading. Would not recommend.


Great quality at a reasonable price. Fast delivery!


Seems like a quality piece that was made by someone who cared. The finish was even and consistant. The threads were smooth as silk without the slightest bind as the nut was threaded up the shank by hand. If it holds up in use (resists corrosion) it will be just that much better. The 12,000 lb load capacity should handle the 1,650 lb camper I'll be pulling :-)


I know the finish won’t last but I was hoping I’d get a little longer out of it. It just seems like it aged very quickly and I even greased it to save it a bit although you’re not supposed to for general trailer safety. Still works though… don’t know what else you could ask. If you buy one, but from etrailer. No better site on the internet

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


We do recommend greasing the hitch ball to help disconnecting the coupler and to help protect rust. Use with the trailer coupler is going cause scratches which will eventually lead to rust. I recommend using grease part # 58117 with the ball.


There are a lot of underrated ball hitches out there, I highly suggest that everyone examine theirs and make sure you have one rated high enough to safely do the job. This 12,000 pound ball is plenty enough for everything from small utility trailers to large car haulers.


I ordered this stuff about a month ago and it was returned to you for some reason and it take a long time to get it shipped back out and Im still missing two items when they had been shipped out the first time. I siad at least twice to ship what was in stock but it didnt happen until finnaly last week and I received it yesterday.


I benefited greatly from the information at when outfitting my new Honda Pilot with a trailer hitch, wire harness, hitch, and ball.
Everything was high quality, the video instructions for installation were perfect.
I saved just over $1000 compared to what the new car dealer would have charged me to install the same items.



Youre a great company at George. Super website. The Curt branded products I bought from you are great after one year.


Bought this heavy duty ball for extra security towing a 7000 GVWR dovetail. It fits the hitch and receiver insert perfectly and looks new after several 100 mile tows.

Victor W.


Im satisfied with the fit and finish after many uses.


Nice strong Hitch Ball I bought for a s pare.


Recieved the 3 hitch balls as promised. Needed the different sizes for different applications. Was able to get a good selection from etrailer and filled all my needs. Fair price and great product.



Product has been working great with no issues. Have enjoyed etrailer with ease of shopping and great delivery.


Got on time, works great! Great service!



Good. Just what I needed.

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