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Hello all!

I just recently installed a hitch on my 2019 Ascent to use mostly for a bike rack and some smaller things, maybe like a cargo tray. I realized I may have a need to tow some larger things from time to time, and may want to rent a utility trailer to tow, but I did not purchase the ball mount. I have never really towed anything before so this might be a dumb question, but do I have to purchase the subaru drop ball mount? Or can I just use any aftermarket mount that fits the 2 inch receiver?

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You can use pretty much any 2" ball mount that has the appropriate drop for the trailer you intend to use. The OEM ball mount is a 6" drop and puts the ball height at about 18-19" for reference. Do the math for whatever trailer you want to tow. You may want to consider an adjustable drop/rise ball mount for flexibility if you are renting a trailer...it's important that the ball height is close to what the trailer expects for "level" for maximum safety and stability.
 
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