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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Item # C45534
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This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from CURT. Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K part number C45534 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45534

  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 0 Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • One Ball
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Class III
  • CURT
  • Ball Mount Kit
  • Steel Shank - Gloss Black
  • Steel Ball

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


  • Starter kit contains the basic components needed for towing
  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball
  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
    • Pre-torqued to factory specifications
  • Hitch receiver lock helps prevent theft of your hitch-mounted accessories
    • Easy-to-use design requires only a quarter-turn of the key to lock or unlock
    • Watertight dust cap prevents internal corrosion
    • 2 Keys included
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • Black powder coat finish on ball mount
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball and hitch lock
  • Rubber hitch cover with Curt logo keeps dirt and debris out of your receiver when you're not towing
  • Sturdy, reusable case lets you store the kit components
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball mount length: 7-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Warranties:
    • Lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for hitch ball, hitch lock, and hitch cover

How to Measure Drop on Standard Ball Mount

45534 Curt Towing Starter Kit with 2 Inch Drop Ball Mount

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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K - C45534

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (645 Customer Reviews)

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


Great fit and finish on this kit. So nice to be able to tow things with my Forester now. I thought I had an issue but figured out it was user error pretty quick, but only after I contacted etrailer for help. I heard back within 30 minutes of emailing and by that time I figured out my blunder. They were extremely helpful and responsive and were set on fixing the problem I thought I had. I have used etrailer for several different purchases over the past couple years and every time I have been thrilled with the service and the quality of product.


Excellent receiver kit! Combined with the curt trailer hitch and the oem Mazda trailer harness add on, this is legit!


As always, Curt products are well built. The style and finish are beautiful. Never have any problems with fitment.
Searching and ordering online was a breeze. My only complaint is the search filter. It is not very user friendly.
This kit has everything you need and more. I especially love the locking hitch pin. I use a lot of public boat ramps and over the years I have had my hitch stolen multiple times. With this locking pin, I wont have to worry about that anymore.


There were some UPS delivery issues, damaged in shipment. But, jumped right on sending out another shipment after it was apparent that UPS would not complete the delivery.

The installation took longer, maybe 1-1/2 hours, because I did not have all my tools ready and I was working on the concrete floor in the dark to outside with a portable shop light. Everything fit well and it looks great.

The 2" drop ball mount was the perfect height for my 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. I love the look of the Curt black insert that makes the hitch looks like it belongs on the car, nothing embarrassing at all.

Anything negative? Maybe. The flat plate was a little difficult to hook onto with the UHaul safety chains on a 5x8 trailer. That's hardly a negative, though, and I wouldn't have spent more on another brand choice because of this. Happy happy!


It’s as advertised, a hitch assembly. I do like the rubber hitch hole cover, it has a snug fit. The lock seems kind of weak at first use but I’ll give it time.


This started kit has everything you need in one nice package to get towing! Very nice to not have to piece everything together separately. And it costs much less by getting it all together in one handy package! Thank you Alyssa for all your help!


GREAT! Ball/mount assembly kit received in excellent condition.
(Note: I had also received the hitch assembly a week or so earlier)

Impressed with quality, fit and performance of product.

Perfect set-up for my bike rack used on my 2020 Subaru Outback.

Will definitely use for future purchases.


Super easy to install! Very strong. I installed the hitch and the wiring for a trailer in about an hour. Zero problems getting it to line up. Great product.


Kurt towing starter kit key won’t open the pin

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.


Oh, my goodness, thats annoying! I am sorry it is giving you issues right off the bat. I will have our customer service team reach out to you!


Looks fine. Fair price for the hitch, ball, and locking pin.


Does the job it’s made to do. Exactly as pictured and is great. It does take so getting used to putting the locking bar thing in and securing it.


Wow e trailer is the best it was so easy to install my hitch and wiring harness just make sure you have 1 extra person to set in the hitch and bolt up, and borrow a torque wrench if needed everything was real easy and the videos are very helpful thanks e-trailer for having the videos as well when you purchase items it makes it great. A+ for delivery too got my hitch delivered fast to with everything. Keep up the good work


I normally keep a complete towing set in my automobiles and needed a new set for my wife's car. After some research, I decided to go with the Curt Towing Starter Kit. The quality is excellent and every aspect of the hitch and lock worked flawlessly. I can highly recommend this Curt starter kit to anyone needing a complete receiver hitch kit. Thanks once again!!



It’s been a year since purchasing this great Curt towing set. This car has a mobility lift installed, so I only keep the kit handy if towing is required. In the past year, I have not had to tow anything with this vehicle and the set has been stored safely in the case it came with and is still essentially new. Nice towing set!


Purchased this product one year ago. It's still holding up without any issues! I would definitely recommend this product. The installation process was about 3 hours being done alone.


Kit has everything you need to get on the road hauling your trailer.


The service was great. The agent quickly located the preferred part seamlessly. Thank you etrailer.


Just got the hitch mounted, but all is good to this point


Strong and solid construction. Definitely top-grade quality.


I am so impressed to have a company contact me a year after the sale to make sure I was satisfied with the purchase. I have had absolutely no problems with our hitch, and will be sure to buy my next one from you!


Excellent product. Quality is second to none. Price is better


I'm going to be moving soon and I have a new truck. I bought a hitch kit and extendable rear view mirrors for towing. They were well packaged and delivered quicker than I expected. You get something extra with your order. What really impressed me was the people. These people clearly LOVE what they do. You get people who actually care, with every order. That's something you can't buy and they give it away with every order.


Easy installation, low profile and excellent quality. Exactly what I was looking for in a hitch receiver for our 2021 Pilot.


Not long enough to clear my vehicles bumper. etrailer was unhelpful and would not offer a return. This was the product they recommended for my vehicle when placing the order with a receiver and wiring harness


The product is great, but I had to flip the ball to get more height. However, I didn't have the proper tools, so I took it to a local auto repair shop. They couldn't get the ball off, and ended up stripping the threads, so I had to buy a new one. It was a bummer, but eventually sorted it out.


They came through at the most delicate time of our lives. We just layed my brother to rest and had a 750 mile trip back to NC and no one, I mean no one could get me a hitch before I had to leave. etrailer came thru and made things seamless. We are so grateful for them and how easy they made it!

We have been pleased with our purchase and highly recommend etrailer for all ur hitch needs

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

  • Can a Locking Hitch Pin Be Used When Towing
    Yes. You can absolutely use the locking hitch pin that is included in the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 when towing. There isn't any real advantage outside of the extra security it provides, but it's a good way to help secure the ball mount the vehicle.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 3 inch Drop that has 2 inch Ball and 7,500 lb Capacity
    The closest we have to that would be the Curt ball mount kit part # C45534. This ball mount has a 7,500 lb capacity, a 2 inch ball, and has a drop of 2-1/4 inches which would be about right once you consider the sag the rear suspension might have with the tongue weight of the trailer on it.
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  • Is the Curt Towing Starter Kit C45534 A Good Fit for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 would indeed work for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. As you stated, the 1-1/4" difference from the trailer hitch and coupler while using the above ball mount will then be reduced with the tongue weight of the trailer added to the vehicle. The trailer also does not have to be perfectly level either, but the more it is the better off you will be. That said, the above ball mount will work just fine. If you need any other parts for your towing setup...
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
    You'll want to first determine the hitch ball size you need. On the coupler you should see a size listed near where the ball inserts into it. Most likely it will be 2-5/16 inch due to the weight of your trailer but it could also possibly be 2 inch. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver...
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  • Could Curt Ball Mount Kit C45534 Fit 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
    The Curt ball mount kit part # C45534 would be a great choice for your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. It gives you a ball mount with a 2 inch drop with plenty of weight capacity and includes a hitch lock.
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  • Can the Ball Mount in the Curt Towing Starter Kit be Used in the Rise Position?
    Yes the ball mount included with the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches part # C45534 can be flipped over. You will need to remove the ball of course and place it on the other side. This should be torqued down to 250 ft/lbs. when installing it.
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  • What Hitch Receiver Do You Recommend for My 2021 GMC Terrain?
    If you are looking for a great hitch receiver that will fit your 2021 GMC Terrain (non-diesel engine), I recommend the Draw-Tite - 2" # 76419. The Draw-Tite provides 675 pounds of maximum tongue weight capacity and 4,500 pounds of maximum gross towing weight capacity. In order to make sure your vehicle can accommodate that much weight, I recommend confirming your vehicle's capacity in your owner's manual. The hitch comes with all hardware included for an easy, bolt-on installation. If you...
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  • Can Ball Mount Be Flipped for Compatibility with Taller Trailer Coupler?
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 as it comes is ready to be used in the 2 inch drop position. You can absolutely remove the hitch ball and flip the ball mount upside down and reinstall the hitch ball to get the 3/4 inch rise. If you need more of a rise than that to tow level, then you will want a different ball mount. If you will be towing many different trailers, then an adjustable ball mount may be a great option. I've linked...
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  • How to Measure the Rise/Drop of a Ball Mount
    The find the rise/drop of a ball mount you will measure from the top of the shank to the place where the ball mount platform meets the hitch ball (see attached picture). For example, the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 comes with the hitch ball installed in the "drop" position which measures 2". I have attached a photo to demonstrate this as well as a link to a helpful article on how to find the drop/rise needed for a ball mount, and a link to our selection of ball mounts that you can...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for a 2007 Chevy Equinox
    The answer to that question is mainly going to be determined by how tall the coupler is on your trailer. You're going to want to line up your trailer's coupler and the hitch ball as close to the same height as possible. Or at least within a couple of inches. The top of the 2" receiver for the Curt Hitch item # 13591 you were looking sits 15" above the ground when mounted on a 2007 Equinox. If you were to use the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534, that would put the...
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  • Recommended Hitch for a 2023 Telsa Model X
    I checked with our vendors and as of 04/27 the only hitch available for the 2023 Tesla Model X is the Draw-Tite item # 76143. This hitch is custom fit and bolts to your Tesla with included hardware. It does not have a removable receiver so you wouldn't need to use the magnetic accessory. However, there will still need to be a hole cut in the removable panel for the 2" receiver. I have linked the installation instructions below. You will also need a wiring kit but there are none available...
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  • What 4-Way Wiring Harness do I Need for My 2022 Kia Soul without LED Tail Lights?
    For your 2022 Kia Soul with non-LEDs, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118813. This 4-way comes with a ModuLite converter that ensures that your vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer. If you plan on towing a small trailer with your Soul, also recommend a ball mount/ball like the ones included in the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534. This kit also comes with a hitch cover and a locking hitch pin. The kit is also 100% manufactured...
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  • Recommended 2" Ball Mount and Hitch Ball
    I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534. This towing kit will provide you with a 2" ball and a fixed ball mount with a 3/4" rise and 2" drop. It also includes a hitch pin and clip, hitch receiver lock with keys, hitch cover, and a storage case. I have linked a review video below for you to take a look at.
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  • Best Wiring Harness for 2023 Honda Odyssey
    The best wiring wiring harness for your new 2023 Honda Odyssey is the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118781. The reason I would choose the Tekonsha wiring harness is that we have found it to be the most reliable when compared to the other options out there. This is a custom-fit wiring harness so no cutting or splicing is required. It plugs into the connection point in our rear cargo area. It also features the ModuLite powered converter which protects and reduces strain on your...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount For 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS
    Based on the diagram you provided it appears you will need a ball mount that is not more than 7-1/2" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, and has between a 2-3/4" drop and a 2" rise. For a ball mount that falls in that range we have the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 which measures 7-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, and has either a 2" rise or 3/4" drop....
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  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball for Curt Towing Starter Kit
    For a 1-7/8" ball that is compatible with the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534 you will want the Draw-Tite item # 19260.
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  • Can the Ball Mount Included w/ Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit be Used in Rise Position
    Yes, the ball mount in the Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit, item # C45534 can indeed be used in the rise position. When in the rise position, the ball mount provides a 3/4 inch rise.
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  • Trailer Hitch For A Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # C13190 is a perfect fit for your GLS Class Mercedes-Benz. This hitch has a 900 lb tongue weight, a 7500 lb towing capacity, 2" by 2" receiver tube opening so it will accommodate a lot of different hitch mounted accessories when not towing your trailer. You are correct, this hitch is not rated for weight distribution and with the trailer only weighing 3000 lbs, the GLS 450 having a 7500 lb towing capacity you don't need...
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  • What Wireless Brake Controller do You Recommend for My 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
    Yes! For a great wireless option for a brake controller, I recommend the Curt Echo # C51180. The Curt Echo will fit perfectly with your installed 7-way on your 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The great thing about the Echo is that there is no bulky wiring that is involved in the installation. Also, since the Echo is Bluetooth enabled, it will allow you to wirelessly control your controller from the east and comfort of your smart device. If you need a ball mount for your towing application,...
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C13193 is going to be the better option of the two based on the finishes for the Curt over the etrailler. The Curt has a gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance. This hitch is confirmed to fit your 2019 Ford Transit T250 van. It bolts to your frame with included hardware and does not require any drilling or welding. I have attached a couple of pictures of this hitch installed so you can see how...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2020 Toyota RAV4
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2020 Toyota RAV4 we do not currently sell the replacement brackets for your vehicle. However, The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 inch # C13416, which is confirmed to fit your 2020 Toyota RAV4, will bolt directly to your frame (see included instructions). If you still wanted the missing bracket replaced, you would need to reach out to Toyota to get a replacement. The Curt trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation...
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  • What Size Ball Shank Is Needed for the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 comes with the Curt Ball Mount part # C45030 which accepts hitch balls that have a 1" shank.
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    I would be happy to help you and have a perfect set up to pull your Winnebago Micro Minnie with your 2021 Ram 1500. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C13419. This is a custom fit 2" hitch receiver that has a 6,000 lbs gross trailer weight and a 600 lbs maximum tongue weight. I have attached an installation video and picture for you to see how easy the install is and what the final product will look like. To round out your towing setup I recommend the Curt Towing Starter...
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  • What is the Highest Weight-Rated Hitch for My 2022 Ram 1500 with a Class III Tow Bumper?
    If you have the class III tow bumper installed on your 2022 Ram 1500, the highest weight capacity rating on a hitch we carry that is compatible with the bumper is the Curt Trailer Hitch item # C15005. This hitch comes with an impressive 1,700 pounds of tongue weight and 15,000 pounds of gross towing weight capacity. As with any hitch, I recommend confirming with your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure your vehicle can handle that much weight. If you plan on towing with the Curt Hitch,...
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