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Fastway Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - DTALBM6825 Review

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Review of Diversi-Tech Ball Mounts DTALBM6825


Today we'll be reviewing part number DTALBM6825, this is the Fastway Flash Self Locking Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount. It's going to come with four keys and just to go over a quick reference of what those keys are going to operate. Here on the ball platform we have a dust cap that's going to cover one of our lock course, if we remove that place the key inside that's going to control the pin located here at the back. If we move the key to this position it's going to bring that pin in which is going to allow it to be able to installed on the ball mount. We got that set. The other lock is over here on the ball mount itself, place the keys in, that's going to control the operation of the pins. This is what's going to secure inside the hitch.

We move the key it bring those in, this is going to allow us to slide the shank of the ball mount into our two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer hitch receiver. Also get the pin holes in line with each other we can rotate the key out and it's going to bring those pins out engaging the pin holes. That eliminates the need for an additional hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. Once the keys are removed that's going to be locked in place. We can go ahead and install this onto the ball mount. You can see that we can slide it up and down the mount as shown.

That's going to be adjustable in increments of one inch. For our demonstration day we're going to go and set it at its lowest setting. Once we have it set we just move the key, that pin is going to engage and we're going to know that's fully seated because it's going to allow our keys to come out of the lock. The adjustable ball mount makes it really easy for you to hold different trailers. The ball height will adjust in the increments of one inch so that you can easily switch between trailers with different tongue heights. The ball platform is also reversible, that way you can have access to the two and five-sixteenth inch ball or the two inch ball.

All you have to do is remove the platform, flip it over and reinstall it to gain access to the other hitch ball. The convenience self locking system is going to lock the ball mount to the receiver tube of your hitch. It's also going to lock the ball platform to the mount itself. Those built in locks are a great feature to have, you don't have to worry about losing them like other kinds of hitch locks and they have these seals in there that are double seal to help keep out water. It's going to provide a long life. It's going to resist corrosion and it does not require any maintenance.

It's going to come a four keys and each key is going to use a unique pick resistance style. The ball mount portion it is machine from a solid piece of aluminum so it's going to produce a lightweight strong ball mount. It also avoids weld to which can cause weak points that may break overtime. The entire unit has a really nice polished finish on it so it's going to create a high quality appearance. Then we have our two hitch balls that are constructed from a steel construction but they have a nice chrome finish on them. Again this is designed to fit two and a half inch by two and a half inch trailer hitch receivers. We're going to have a two inch ball and a two and five-sixteenth inch ball. The two inch ball is going to offer a weight capacity of 7500 pounds and the two and five-sixteenth inch ball is going to offer us a capacity of 10,000 pounds. This unit is going to offer a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1500 pounds. If we we're to install it in this position this would be the drop position and it's at the lowest setting. If we measure from the top of the ball platform to the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch. It going to give us some measurement of eight inches, we're going to have a maximum drop of eight inches. We can flip this over to the rise and if we perform that same measurement it's going to give us a rise of nine inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar that's going to give us some measure of four and one quarter of an inch. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of our hitch ball that's going to give us some measurement of eight and a half inches. That's going to do it for today's review of part number DTALBM6825, this is the Fastway Flash Self Locking Adjustable Aluminum Ball Mount. .


Greg Z.

8/21/2014

How do I change a replacement ball set on this model?

Patrick B.

8/22/2014

On the DTALBM series, it's best to send it in to Diversi-Tech to have the balls swapped. It's not like the DTSTBM series where the balls are easily replaced by the end user.

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Employee Andrew K
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Employee Cole B
Test Fit:
Cole B
Employee Chris R
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Chris R
Employee Robert C
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