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Looking for a 2.5” shank adjustable drop hitch with sway ball tabs(s). I see one from shocker and one from bulletproof. Any others out there?

*note - do not want or need a wd hitch.

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2.5"?

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jdc1 wrote:

2.5"?


Yes, the hitch has a 2.5" opening.

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first 3 at the link. https://www.etrailer.com/search/2.5+inch+weight+distribution+shank

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Thanks for the link. I am not looking for wd hitches though.

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jdc1 wrote:

2.5"?

yep Fords light bulb better idea.


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Edd505 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

2.5"?

yep Fords light bulb better idea.


Mine is a Chevrolet 2500 HD. Some Fords have 3” receivers.

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2.5" hitches can/are rated significantly higher than 2" hitches.
But fun fact, Frod's 3" hitch (the only mfg OE or aftermarket to offer a 3" square receiver, that I'm aware of), isn't rated any higher than the highest rated 2.5" hitches for tongue weight, which is the real world limiting factor. Straight pull is not the limiting factor.
Or in other words, the Ford 3" hitch is just for marketing/sales. (And making it more difficult/limited to find stingers/hitches that work in those trucks)


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