What Is a Ball Mount?
A trailer ball mount is one element in a series of components that must be in place for a vehicle to tow a caravan or trailer. A forged metal tube, it is fitted on one end to the trailer hitch and on the other to the trailer ball. Available in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and styles to take into account the height of the coupling device, the weight of the trailer, and the overall capacity of the load being towed. The mount is securely fastened to the hitch with a special pin or locking device. For those who tow a variety of different trailers, an adjustable ball mount can be raised or dropped as needed.