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Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount Review

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Review of the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount


Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches, part number C45341. Having a level trailer makes it more stable and safer on the road. If your towing application needs either a 3" rise or a 4" drop to ensure you'll have level towing, then this is the ball mount for you. In the second half of the video I'll show you how you determine what amount of rise or drop you'll need for your towing setup. This Curt ball mount is a forged one-piece design, so it's heavy duty. It features a 17,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, and a 2,550 pound max tongue weight rating. It can either be used in the drop or rise position.

With it in the rise position, it offers us 3" and that's taken from the inside, top edge of the receiver tube to the top of the mount. With it in the drop position, it offers us 4", and again that's taken from the inside, top edge of the receiver tube down to the mount. It measures 8-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball mount opening here. Now, the ball is sold separately, but be sure to pick one up with an 1-1/4" diameter shank. It features a black powder coat finish so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. It's very easy to install.

Slide it in to your 2" by 2" receiver, line up your pin holes, you will have to provide your own pin and clip. If you don't have one you can pick on up on our website. Once that's through, put on your clip, and you're ready to go. A quick tip on how to determine what kind of ball mount you need for your truck and trailer, you need to take two measurements. The first measurement is taken from the ground up to the bottom of your coupler of your leveled trailer. As you can see, ours is 12".

The second measurement is taken from the ground up to the inside edge of your receiver tube. You can see ours is about 16. Then you can take both of those measurements and subtract them from one another; so 16 minus 12 gives you 4", so we need a ball mount with a 4" drop. We can take our Curt ball mount with our 4" drop, go ahead and install it. Now, for demonstration purposes we went ahead and threw a ball on there. Now we can hook up just like normal and our trailer will be level on our ball mount. Let's say your leveled trailer is higher than your trailer hitch receiver.

We'll take a measurement and it's 19. Then we take the measurement from the ground the the top of the inside edge of the receiver tube, just the same, then we can subtract those two numbers. 19 from 16 is 3", so we need a 3" rise. Then you would just simply flip your ball around, make sure it's torqued down to manufacturer's specifications, install your pin and clip, and then hook it up to your trailer just the same, and then it's level. That's going to complete our look at the Curt Heavy Duty Forged Ball Mount for 2" Hitches, part number C45341.


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