Adjustable Hitch: Top 5 Best Rated Heavy-Duty Adjustable Receiver Hitches 2017

An adjustable hitch can replace multiple hitches you may be using now to accommodate multiple trailers you need to tow.  An adjustable hitch combines height adjustability with multiple ball sizes so that you only need one tow hitch to tow anything in your inventory.

Adjustable Hitch: B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Main ViewAn adjustable hitch needs to be tough to take the constant changing from one trailer to another, needs to be easily adjustable to make the changes easy and fast, and needs to be strong to easily handle its tow weight and tongue weight ratings.

 

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There are basically two material types used in any truck hitch and they both have their advantages.  Aluminum is lightweight, doesn’t rust, and may give you a slight edge in available tongue weight.  Steel is durable and can take more abuse than aluminum.

Adjustable Hitch: B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Intro ViewAdjustable hitches come in a variety of drop/rises and tow and tongue ratings.  The hitches in our list are representative of the top manufacturers out there and the hitch you need may be different than the drops and ratings we’ve listed.

I see it all the time that truck owners buy a beautiful, high-quality hitch in aluminum or chrome steel, but after they use it for the first time, the hitch ball is discolored or even looks corroded.  It’s not the hitch’s fault.  The heat generated by the friction of the towing process causes the tow ball to be discolored.  Most likely no grease was used on the ball.  To prevent as much friction as possible and reduce wear and tear on your hitch ball, you should apply a light coating of grease.  Some manufacturers offer greaseless balls that are designed to operated without grease.

 

 

 

 

 

The keys to choosing the right adjustable hitch for you is receiver size, towing weight requirement, tongue weight requirement, ball size requirements, and drop or rise range requirements.  Most manufacturers offer a guide to help you choose the right model for your needs.

All of the hitches in our list are valuable and highly desirable and it is recommended that you purchase a lock to prevent theft.

 

We searched truck forums, social media, manufacturer sites, retail sites, consumer sites, and customer reviews sites to find the most popular and highly rated adjustable hitches.

Take a look at our list and see if one of these heavy-duty hitches in the best adjustable hitch for your needs!

 

Adjustable Hitch: Top 5 Best Rated Heavy-Duty Adjustable Receiver Hitches

#5 – Trimax TRZ8AL 8-Inch Premium Aluminum Adjustable Receiver Hitch

Adjustable Hitch: Trimax TRZ8AL Premium Aluminum Main ViewCapable of being used as a drop or rise hitch, the Trimax TRZ8AL 8-Inch Premium Aluminum Adjustable Receiver Hitch features dual 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch chrome balls, an 8-Inch drop, keyed-alike ball mount and receiver lock set, a 10,000 lb. tow weight and 1,500 lb. tongue weight ratings.  It adjusts in one inch increments and then locks in place to provide level towing for almost any trailer.  You will appreciate its handsome, rugged styling in 100% polished aluminum that will look good on any truck.

 

Adjustable Hitch: Features

  • 8-inch, 10,000 lb. tow weight, 1,500 lbs. tongue weight, aluminum adjustable trailer hitch with dual hitch balls and receiver lock
  • Dual 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch chrome balls
  • Keyed-alike ball mount and T3 receiver lock set
  • Handsome, rugged styling and construction from 100% polished aluminum
  • Ball mount easily adjusts up and down in 1-inch increments and then locks in place
  • Can be flipped and used as a drop hitch or rise hitch
  • Weight tested to 10,000 lbs. tow weight and 1,500 lbs. tongue weight
  • Constructed from 100% polished aluminum
  • Adjustable Hitch: Trimax TRZ8AL Premium Aluminum Mounted ViewFlip the razor for added rise

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Nice looking design
  • Lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum construction
  • Easy to adjust height
  • Keyed alike locks use one key

 

Cons

  • Placement of raise and lower lock is in awkward position
  • Some complaints of too loose fit in receiver

 

 

 

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#4 – Drop Hitch by GEN-Y GH525

Adjustable Hitch: GEN-Y 525 Drop Hitch Main ViewA brand new model from GEN-Y HITCH, the Drop Hitch by GEN-Y #525 delivers a whopping 16,000 lb. towing capacity in a 2-inch model.  The ball mount/pintle easily adjusts 10-inches up or down with the pull of a pin to adapt to virtually any bumper style trailer coupling available.  No need for any additional hitches with this heavy-duty, solid steel construction, precision milled and drilled, and durable epoxy powder coated drop hitch.  Easily attach pintle/lunette ring coupling with totally adjustable drop or raise found on certain trailer types.

 

Features

  • Class V, 10-inch, 16,000 lbs. tow rated, 2,000 lb. tongue weight rated, 2-inch adjustable ball/pintle hitch
  • Easily adjust the ball/pintle 10-inches up or down using a single pull pin
  • Receiver hitch/tri-ball pintle combo hitch
  • Solid steel construction with precision milling and drilling, heat-treated ball mounts, and durable epoxy powder coat protection
    Works with GEN-Y’s new weight distribution system
  • 10-inch drop or rise
  • Includes 2-5/16-inch and 2-inch ball mount with pintle lock and two pins
  • Special colors or customer sizes available
  • Adjustable Hitch: GEN-Y 525 Drop Hitch Mounted ViewClass V hitch exceeds SAE-J684 weight testing requirements
  • Made in USA
  • Lifetime warranty

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Large adjustment range
  • High quality, heavy-duty construction and materials
  • Flips around to save shins
  • Designed for serious hauling and large drops

 

Cons

  • None noted

 

 

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#3 – Andersen Manufacturing 3410 Aluminum Rapid Hitch

Andersen Manufacturing Adjustable Hitch: Andersen Manufacturing 3410 Main Viewis known for their high-quality aluminum Rapid Hitches and their Andersen Manufacturing 3410 Aluminum Rapid Hitch is a great example of their craft.  One of the smallest drops in our list, the 2-inch/2-5/16 inch 5-1/2-inch drop aluminum Rapid Hitch can be adjusted up or down and comes standard with both 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch reversible hitch balls.  Constructed from aluminum super alloy that will never rust and with corrosion-resistant zinc-plated steel hitch balls, the 3410 is rated at 10,000 lbs. towing and 1,500 lbs. tongue weight.  Its aluminum construction makes it light, yet surprisingly strong with most models weighing only 15 lbs.  An available greaseless ball option makes this hitch even easier to handle and adjust.  Perfect for use with multiple trailers, you can flip the double ball over, change the drop to a rise, or adjust the height of the drop by simply removing the hitch pin and making the adjustment.  Easy adjustments insure you are keeping you trailer as level as possible for the best handling and the safest operation.

 

Features

  • 5-1/2 inch, 8,000 lbs. (2-inch ball), 10,000 lbs. tow rated (2-5/16-inch ball), 1,500 lbs. tongue weight rated with 2-5/16-inch steel ball
  • Standard double ball features 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch balls
  • Hitch is made of polished aluminum that will never chip, peel, or rust
  • Rapid Hitch is easily adjustable up or down in 1-inch increments using the quick adjustment pin
  • Fully tested and certified by an independent testing lab
  • Balls are available in zinc-plated or greaseless aluminum
  • Meets V5 and SAE J84 certifications
  • Made in USA

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Solid build quality and materials
  • Attractive design and look
  • Pricey
  • Lightweight aluminum

 

Cons

  • Some complaints that holes drilled to pin to receiver are not straight causing severe pin binding

 

 

 

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#2 – CURT 45900 Adjustable Channel Mount

Adjustable Hitch: CURT 45900 Adjustable Channel Mount Main ViewSwitching a hitch and ball to accommodate multiple trailers takes time and money and is inconvenient in many ways.  The CURT 45900 Adjustable Channel Mount solves those problems by providing both 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch couplers and features an adjustable shank that allows you to level a variety of trailers for safer and more stable towing.  Mounts on trailer hitches with 2 x 2 inches receiver tube opening.  Channel-style design and dual-pin mounting system reduces annoying rattling and chucking.  With sturdy steel construction and a rust-, scratch, and UV-resistant black carbide powder coated finish, you can count on long-lasting performance from this heavy-duty trailer hitch.

 

Features

  • Channel-style, dual-pin, multi-purpose, 10,000 lb. tow rated (2-inch ball), 14,000 lb. tow rated (2-5/16-inch ball) flippable and adjustable ball mount with dual 2-inch and 2-5/16-inch trailer ball sizes and an adjustable shank that can rise up to 5-1/4 inches and drop up to 6 inches
  • Channel-style design and dual-pin mounting system provide a built-in anti-rattle feature to eliminate obnoxious chucking noises
  • Gross trailer weight capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. for 2-inch ball and 14,000 lbs. for 2-5/16-inch ball
  • Dual pin holes in the shank to be mounted at an 11- or 12-inch length
  • An adjustable channel-style shank can also be used with the channel-style combination pintle hitch mount or ball mount platform attachment to give you the option of installing your own trailer ball size
  • Adjustable Hitch: CURT 45900 Adjustable Channel Mount Accessories ViewSturdy steel construction with our black carbide powder coat finish for long-lasting rust, scratch and UV resistance
  • Compatible with 2 x 2 inches receiver tube openings

 

The CURT 23556 Channel Mount Lock Set is longer than a standard lock set and is perfect for the CURT 45900 Adjustable Channel Mount.

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Heavy-duty construction and materials
  • Value load capacity and versatility
  • Easy to change height
  • Professional fit and finish

 

Cons

  • Some complaints of loose fit and poor anti-rattle system which can’t be tightened enough
  • Several complaints that the new rubber anti-rattle solution is inferior to the previous set screw design
  • Hangs low even reversed

 

 

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#1 – B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Receiver Hitch Ball Mount

Adjustable Hitch: B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Main ViewWith a unique Tow & Stow design, the B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Receiver Hitch Ball Mount folds out of the way to help prevent inadvertent shin damage and profanity.  It stows under your vehicle when not in use, but has all the durability and performance you expect from B&W.  Its multiple ball sizes eliminate the need for the multiple ball mounts you may have now.  It fits any standard 2-inch receiver and easily locks into the receiver tube to prevent theft. Unique tri-ball mount provides 1-7/8, 2, and 2-5/16-inch balls.  Adjustable mount provides height adjustment in 1-inch increments.  Constructed from high-yield tubing, each hitch goes through a 2-step finishing process of an electrostatic coat and a powder coat that deliver improved corrosion protection inside and out.

 

Features

  • Tri-ball (1-7/8-inch/2-inch/2-5/16-inch), hitch ball mount with 5-inch drop from top of shank to bottom of ball and 10,000 lbs. tow weight rating and 1,000 lb. tongue rating
  • To accommodate different trailers, simply rotate the tri-ball to the desired size
  • Easily locked into the receiver tube to prevent theft
  • Height adjusts in 1-inc increments
  • Adjustable Hitch: B&W TS10048B Tow and Stow Magnum Foldaway ViewCorrosion-resistant two-step finish includes electrostatic coating and powder coating
  • Manufactured from high-yield tubing
  • Fits standard 2-inch receiver tube
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Unique foldaway Tow and Stow design saves shins
  • Very little rattle
  • High quality materials and construction
  • Beautiful design

 

Cons

  • None noted

 

 

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An adjustable hitch is a necessity if you want to move the hitch from vehicle to vehicle or haul multiple trailers with varying tongue heights.  We sincerely hope that this article has provided you with valuable information that helps you choose the best adjustable hitch for your needs!





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