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Curt Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - C45521 Review

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Review of Curt Ball Mounts C45521


Today we'll be reviewing part number C45521. This is a Curt Class II Drawbar, rated at 3,500 pounds, made from a nice sturdy steel construction and we do have the nice solid shank here on the backside of our mount. It does have a corrosion-resistant black gloss powder-coat finish, so it is going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. Now these mounts go through a high-quality manufacturing process. This one is CNC machine for strong, consistent custom welds. It also goes through a 7-stage washing method that's really going to help deliver a nice, smooth, clean surface. With this ball mount both the drop and rise positions are available to help ensure a more level tow. This is designed to fit an 1 1/4" by an 1 1/4" trailer hitch receiver and because of its weight rating at 3,500 pounds, this is Class II compatible.

It can provide us with a maximum tongue-weight capacity of 350 pounds. Now one of the important things to keep in mind when choosing a hitch ball accessory or a hitch ball is you want to make sure that the shank on that accessory does not exceed your ball hole diameter. In this case, we have 3/4" to work with. The distance from center of our hitch pin hole to the center of our ball hole is going to measure right at 7 1/4". The distance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright portion of is going to measure about 4". You just want to make sure you have enough room at the back of your vehicle, especially if you're going to be using this in the rise position.

You want to make sure that you have enough room from where it mounts in the hitch to make sure it doesn't make contact with your bumper. So, again, this is available in the drop or rise position. With installed in the drop position, which is this position shown, you're going to have a drop of 3 1/4". That's measuring from the inside top edge of your receiver tube to your ball platform. If you install this in the rise position and perform that same measurement from this point here, to this point here, you're going to have a rise of 2 5/8". The shank is the portion that's going to slide into the receiver tube of our hitch. You would then need a 1/2" pin or clip, or hitch pin and a lock to secure it to your vehicle.

Those are available, but sold separately. You can refer to etrailer.com to view those products. That's going to complete today's review of part number C45521. This is the Curt Class II Drawbar, rated at 3,500 pounds. .


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