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Rapid Hitch

The Original Rapid Hitch

Adjustable Ball Mount Trailer Hitch

When only the best will do...you need the Rapid Hitch. The easiest to use and most versatile ball mount system available today.

The Original Rapid Hitch trailer hitch is a revolutionary aluminum adjustable ball mount trailer hitch that has taken the drop hitch world by storm. And we called it Rapid Hitch for a reason! There are no other adjustable ball mounts that are more versatile or easier to use than the Rapid Hitch. Its adjustability allows you to tow easily and safely by keeping your trailer parallel to the ground, maintaining a more stable towing experience.

The rack of every Rapid Hitch is made of an aluminum super alloy that will NEVER RUST!* The aluminum looks great by itself, so there is no need for paint or chrome that can chip and peel. To keep the shine, you simply need to polish the hitch from time to time and you will have a high gloss surface that looks brand new. Our Fast Shine Premium Metal Polish is perfect for this.

Another benefit to this aluminum super alloy trailer hitch is that it is light and surprisingly strong. Most models weigh only 15 lbs, and the greaseless ball option makes it even easier to handle and adjust. Our Rapid Hitches are V5 certified with a strength rating of 10,000 lbs. and feature a 1,500 lb. tongue weight when coupled with our 2-5/16" steel ball. Each Rapid Hitch is built for the long haul, and use in the real world where ease of use and strength really count.


Rapid Hitch Sizing

The Rapid Hitch is available in three drop hitch sizes - the 4" drop/rise, the 6" drop/rise, and a full 10" drop. The 10" drop is recommended for lifted vehicles and has adjustment options from approximately 4" of drop to the full 10" drop. The standard 6" drop/rise is designed to fit all factory standard pickup trucks. However, we have discovered that in some instances the standard Rapid Hitch might drag on the ground in a dip, so we have added the SUV Rapid Hitch to help eliminate this situation. The shorter SUV Rapid Hitch — featuring a 4” drop/rise — works best with most light trucks, ½ ton trucks, and SUVs.

A quick and easy way to judge what size drop you need is to measure from the ground up to the inside top of your 2" receiver tube. Use the guidelines below to help you pick the right Rapid Hitch for you. Be aware that the tongue heights of your trailers and the suspension on your truck also play a part in choosing the right hitch, but in most cases these measurements will give you what you need. If you are unsure, please take your truck to your local dealer for advice.

  • If the measurement is 20" or less - the 4" drop is for you.
  • If the measurement is between 20" and 24" you need the 6" drop.
  • If you measure more than 24" you will need the 10" drop.


Multi-Ball Hitch System

The Rapid Hitch multi-ball system is the perfect drop hitch for anyone who tows multiple trailers. You can flip the double ball over, change the drop to a rise, or adjust the height of the drop all by simply removing the hitch pin, making the adjustment, and putting the pin back in place. With these easy height adjustment ball mounts, you can make sure you are keeping your trailer level. With the 2" and 2 5/16" ball combo, you cover most trailers on the road today, but we also have a combination ball that features a 1 7/8" and 2" ball. Each of the 3 common ball sizes (1-7/8", 2" & 2-5/16") are available individually in our Rapid Hitch Parts/Accessories.

All Rapid Hitch sizes have a 10,000 lb. GTWR and 1,500 lb. tongue weight - limited by ball capacity. Other benefits of The Original Rapid Hitch include:

  • Standard double ball features 2" & 2-5/16" balls.
  • 3 Models available: the SUV 4" drop/rise, the 6" drop/rise, and the 10" drop.
  • The standard Rapid Hitch has 11" over-all vertical adjustment with a 6" rise or drop.
  • All Rapid Hitch sizes adjust in 1" increments.
  • Fully tested and certified by an independent lab.
  • 2 shank sizes to fit a 2" standard receiver hitch or a 2-1/2” receiver hitch.
  • To use a 2” shank with a 2-1/2" receiver, use our 2-1/2" Sleeve (part #3800)
  • Many Optional Ball Combinations available including:
    • 1-7/8" x 2" combo
    • 1-7/8" single ball
    • 2" single ball
    • 2 5/16" single ball
  • All ball sizes are available in zinc plated steel or greaseless aluminum.
  • Lightweight and extremely strong.
  • Anti-theft keyed Locking Hitch Pins (part #3492) available.


Rapid Hitch Maintenance

The Original Rapid Hitch is a "low maintenance" trailer hitch, not a "no maintenance" product. Although aluminum will not corrode like steel, road grime and salt are still not your friend. Wash your Rapid Hitch just as you would your tow vehicle. Be sure to remove it from your receiver and wash the shank too. If you have a lock pin, make sure to cycle it occasionally to ensure proper and smooth function, and wash and dry the locks occasionally. It is easiest to maintain the appearance of the Rapid Hitch through regular care, but if you wish to restore that "out of the box shine," simply buff it with a high quality aluminum polish like Fast Shine so that it will gleam like new.

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*Each Greaseless Rapid Hitch model features 100% aluminum alloy combo balls, while the non-Greaseless models ship with plated steel combo balls.


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