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Recommended Ball Mount for Towing a Trailer with a 2019 Honda Odyssey and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Hello, I installed the Draw-Tite 76171 and the Teknosha 118781 on my 2019 Odyssey but I am confused as to what ball mount I need for towing my trailer. I think I need like 3 inches for a rise but I just want to check. My trailer measures 16 inches when I measure from the bottom of the coupler to the ground. Any help would be appreciated!

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You are definitely on the right track!

When we installed the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76171 on a 2019 Honda Odyssey we found that from the ground to the top of the inside of the receiver measured 12-1/2". When you subtract that from the 16" measurement you took for your trailer coupler that gives you a difference of 3-1/2". This means you are looking at a ball mount with a rise of about 3-1/2" (see attached picture).

For your application I highly recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit # EBMK2416 because it comes with a ball mount that gives you a 3" rise and 2 hitch balls; one with a 2" diameter and one with a 2-5/16" diameter.

If you planned on mounting the 4-Way Flat connector of the Tekonsha # 118781 you purchased near your trailer hitch receiver then I also recommend getting the mounting bracket # 18144 which installs directly to the mounting tab on your trailer hitch.

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