The reducers can be a pain when sliding the hitch in as now you have to line up two sets of holes for your pin. If you aren't ever going to use a 2.5 hitch, you can just tack weld the reducer sleeve in place. I added a 2.5 Reese Titan to my 09 F250 as my Arctic Fox had a Reese Dual Cam setup with a 2.5 hitch. When I sold it for our last trailer, I went to an Equalizer as they are MUCH easier to set up and hook up. It only had a 2" hitch so I tacked the sleeve in place. All was fine in 2500 miles last year...
I had not throught of how difficult it would be to align. I see that Eqalizer makes a 2.5" shank to fit. Might go that route.
2009 Chevy Silverado LTZ 2500HD 6.0L, 3.73, Gas sipper
Yes, that works too. (Cheapest place to buy one is RV Wholesalers.) It wasn't hard when just sliding a regular light weight ball mount it with the sleeve. But, with a heavy solid wd mount, it was a bit of a pain.