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B and W Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - BWTS10043B Review

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Today, well be reviewing part number BWTS10043B. This is the B and W Tow and Stow 2-Ball Mount, design for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, rated at 10,000 pounds. That is ball mount with the built in hitch balls, is going to let you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. Our shank is simply size into the receiver tube of our hitch. Youll notice that it does have two different pin hole locations, thats there for your convenience.We just slide this into the receiver tube, then we can line up our pin holes, and insert our hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. These items are sold separately.

You can refer to the ball mounts product page under related items. To view those products, were go to our website and type in part number PC3, and its going to refer you to this 5/8s inch pin that comes with the clip that Im using today.The balls are going to provide great connection points for your trailer coupler. Another great feature about this system is that it actually has a stowable design, thats going to let you store your ball and mounting platform underneath your vehicle. To take advantage of that feature, well pull the pin here, rotate the ball to this position, reinsert our pin at the back pin hole location, and then we can pull the two clips on the back side, as well as the pins.This will allow our ball platform to go underneath and peeve it. Then we can bring it around and reinsert our pins, and then we would fully secure it by reinstalling the clips on the other side.

This is going to give us that nice flush look that were looking for at the back of our vehicle. Its also going to increase the amount of safety as we maneuver towards the rear of our tow vehicle.This does have the fully adjustable shank platform for our ball platform. We can adjust up and down, and increments of 1 inch. Theres a lot of different mounting possibilities there. Once we have our height set, then we can reinsert our pins and secure with clips on the other side.

The great feature about having the adjustable height is that it let you tow trailers of different heights, and still be able to use the same vehicle.It also has a two different size hitch balls that let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. To switch between the different size hitch balls, we just pull the pin, and then we can rotate it to whatever its going to best suit our towing application. The hitch balls have a dual-process chrome plating thats going to provide excellent rust resistance. Everything else has a nice black powder coat finish, which is also going to help us stand up well against corrosion.The pins are made from a stainless steel construction, so theyre going to provide sturdy, rustproof connection points. In our entire unit, it comes from a durable steel construction with high yield tubing, thats going to offer superior strength.

Again, it is designed to work with 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. When using the 2 inch ball, were going to have a gross towing weight of 7,500 pounds. When using the 2-5/16 inch ball, were going to have a gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds.Now a couple of measurements I want to go over with you real quick. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of our hitch ball, and Im at our farthest back pin hole location. Thats going to give us a measurement of about 11-1/2 inches. From the closest pin hole to the center of the hitch ball is going to measure 10-1/4 of an inch. Now if we measure from the center of the rear pin hole to the center of the pin holes in our mounting block, thats going to give us a measurement of right around 6 inches. Then the closest pin hole to the center of the mounting block pin holes is going to measure 4-3/4s of an inch.Were going to go and drop this to its lowest setting, that way we can get an accurate read of our max drop that this system will provide us with. Make sure that we have both pins engage. Then we can fully secure it by reinstalling our clips. Now Im measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube to the ball platform, which is right on this point here. If I do that measurement, this is going to provide us with a maximum drop of 9 inches. This ball mount can be used in the rise position as well. Take it out and flip it over. If I had performed that same measurement, its going to give us a maximum rise of about 9-1/2 inches.This system has the hallow hitch pin holes there, but on the back side it does have the nice solid shank. Thats going to do it for todays review of part number BWTS10043B. This is the B and W Tow and Stow 2-Ball Mount, rated at 10,000 pounds. .


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