Which Fastway Ball Mount is Right for Me?

A ball mount is a device that is used to attach a trailer to a vehicle. There are many different types of ball mounts on the market, but not all of them are created equal. When choosing a ball mount, there are several important factors to consider. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that the ball mount is rated for the specific trailer and vehicle that will be used. Secondly, it is important to choose a ball mount with the correct rise or drop. This will ensure that the trailer is level when hitched. A leveled trailer will have improved handling and reduced sway compared to the alternative. Finally, it’s important to select a ball mount that is made from high-quality materials. This will help to ensure longevity and prevent rusting or corrosion.

There’s just one problem; the high quality ball mounts released by Fastway Trailer Products fulfill all of those standards! When you order your Fastway Ball Mount, you can choose the drop you need, as well as a heavy duty or standard variation. And because our products are manufactured using the best materials possible, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. In this article, we’ll break down all of the unique distinctions between each Fastway Ball Mount on the market today.

Aluminum or Steel?

Much like the choice between round bars and trunnion bars, the differences between each are relatively minimal. While the aluminum ball mount is light-weight, the steel version has a higher weight capacity. Pricing is similar, so its entirely up to personal preference.

While aluminum ball mounts are generally assumed to have a higher resistance to rust and corrosion, this difference is also negligible. As long as you take proper care of your ball mount with a rust-inhibiting spray and/or tethered ball cover, your solid steel ball mount will last just as long as an aluminum one would.

For those who prefer aluminum, check out the Fastway Simple Mount. If you’d instead prefer steel, check out Fastway’s SSBM; Solid Steel Ball Mount.

The Silent Tow Ball Mount (STBM)

While it may look ordinary, the Silent Tow Ball Mount uses patented anti-rattle technology to eliminate noise while still offering the features of a standard ball mount. Dual hitch balls, easy installation, and an adjustable height are just some of the many benefits to this ball mount aside from its noise reduction capabilities.

To keep your ball STBM secure in your receiver, we recommend purchasing our specially designed locking hitch pins, perfect for your next Flash Ball Mount purchase.

The Integrated Scale Ball Mount (ISBM)

The FLASH™ SCALE Ball Mount features an integrated, mechanical tongue scale that measures the tongue weight of your trailer load, providing safer, more confident towing.

When loading a trailer, the tongue weight should be 10-15% of the total trailer weight. The FLASH SCALE makes it easy to know if your trailer is loaded properly by showing how much of the trailer weight is on the tongue. With a properly balanced load, you can enjoy improved steering, better braking control and reduced trailer sway.

The Adjustable Locking Ball Mount (ALBM)

Fastway Trailer’s adjustable locking ball mount features built-in locks that eliminate the need for separate hitch and adjustment pins. These locks are easy to operate and built with a tethered cover to prevent excessive weathering.

No hitch pins necessary! A single key is all you need to secure your ball mount to the towing vehicle. For the most secure ball mount by Fastway Trailer products, order an Adjustable Locking Ball Mount today!

Which Ball Mount is Right For You?

The problem with most towing product companies is that each ball mount has a fundamental trade off. While other companies may have you purchase a ball mount based on its drop, our FLASH Ball Mounts all feature adjustable heights to ensure the focus stays on you and your individual needs.

For an easy and natural locking process, get the ALBM. If you’ve got heavy duty cargo that needs a high weight rating, go for the SSBM. And if your main focus is on a quiet ride, get the STBM. For a full library of our FLASH Ball Mount products, check out the Ball Mount product catalog here.

Rather than worrying about rise and drop, pick your ball mount based off of what sounds right for you. For hitches, ball mounts, and more; check out the Fastway Trailer product library here.

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