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Draw-Tite Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - 4282 Review

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Review of Draw-Tite Ball Mounts 4282


Today we'll be reviewing part number 4282. This is the Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 5" rise or 6" drop, rated 12,000 lbs. This is an ultra-heavy-duty trailer hitch ball mount. Its designed to fit a 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. It's going to use the ball with 1-1/4" shank diameter. We can easily get that measurement by taking diameter of the hitch ball hole, which is going to measure 1-1/4".

When choosing that hitch ball you want to make sure that the shank does not exceed that measurement. A couple of other measurements to take note of is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of ball hole and that measurement is going to measure 9-1/2". If we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank, it's going to measure 3-1/4" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to this upright portion here is going to give us a measurement of 5-1/8". Now if we we're going to install in the hitch just like this, this would be known as the drop position and so if we measure from the ball platform to the inside top edge of the receiver tube or the top of our shank, that's where we're going to get our drop measurement from, which is 6". Then we can flip our ball mount over to the rise position and if we take a measurement from the shank to the top of the ball platform, it's going to give us a rise of about 5". You can see this little wedge back here, the support wedge, we do want to measure from there to the center of the hitch pin hole and that's going to measure 3-1/2". We just want to make sure that that still gives us plenty of clearance at the back of our vehicle to safely mount this in there. You can also here on the back of the shank that it's a nice enclosed area so this is a solid piece.

This is rated for up to 12,000 lbs of gross trailer weight and up to 1,200 lbs of tongue weight. The ball platform is going to measure 7/8" in thickness and it's going to give us an overall width of right at 3". That's going to do it for today's review of part number 4282. This is the Draw Tite Ball Mount with a 5" rise or 6" drop, for 2" x 2" trailer hitches. .


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