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Old 10-12-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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2 1/2" adjustable drop down

I know I'm looking early,, as I don't have a TT yet,,, but looking around local and on line, its hard to find a adjustable drop hitch in the 2 1/2" reciever size... I have a new 2015 Silverado 2500, and No I don't wan't the "sleeve" to reduce it to 2"... I want the HD 2 1/2" ball hitch... I know I'll have to wait to get the TT to see what drop I need,(a lot probably,,, its a 4x4) but it seems hard to find anything other than the small 2"... Any links or advice you would like to share ? Thanks very much... Monkey
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It ain't cheap Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 12.5K Weigh Safe Ball Mounts WS10-25. They also have a few others to choose from.

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Old 10-13-2015, 12:01 AM   #3
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I bought a reducer sleeve, and it works fine. A little extra noise from it as it has to have some slop to fit into your 2.5" receiver, and then for the hitch to fit inside it, but no problem otherwise. You won't be pulling enough tongue weight on the back of your rig with a travel trailer to overload it anyhow.

I just have to make sure that when I remove the hitch, I don't lose the sleeve.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:21 AM   #4
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Equal-I-zer sells the drop shanks.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:47 AM   #5
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I saw 2.5" ball mounts sold by a cargo trailer sales place. They had all kind of combinations. Google 'trailer sales'. Look for a place that sells enclosed car hauler trailers.

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Thanks very much ! That gives me more to go on... One day and I've alread got someone asking about the motorhome, so our trailer may come along sooner than expected !
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You want a drop hitch, or a full WD hitch? There are WD hitches that utilize a 2.5" drop shank to attach the head to.
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e-trailer has a good assortment. They are also good to deal with.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:31 AM   #9
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Are you looking for something like this: Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 4-3/4" Rise - 7-3/4" Drop - 15K Curt Accessories and Parts C17128

Note that only the receiver end is 2-1/2" the remainder is the 2" that fits the ball mount. Reese also makes these and they aren't so darn heavy.
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You want a drop hitch, or a full WD hitch? There are WD hitches that utilize a 2.5" drop shank to attach the head to.
Good point... I figure I'll get a WD anti sway hitch when the time comes... Just didn't figure they would come with a drop hitch... Much more research to do... Is there a "basic" heighth of travel trailer hitches,, or do they vary by several inches? Thanks again.
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I have a Dodge Ram 2500 that stands a little tall, and the dealer I bought my trailer from had a drop hitch/stinger in stock to accomodate the drop needed to match my trailer.

If this is your first time, I recommend that you have a good talk with the dealer about this stuff, even if you don't buy the hitch from them. I bought my hitch from the dealer, Apache Camping Center in Portland, OR, and they set up the hitch for a level ride with my truck. It was easy for them because they knew the hitch they installed, and the setup it is used for, so they got it right the first time. My headlights don't point to the ground or the sky, and even with a full fresh water tank (in the front of the trailer) it rides well. The reducer sleeve works fine with the WD hitch.

Again, try the dealer first, even if you buy from E-Trailer or Amazon. Ask all of your questions. Try to make them give you answers you understand. They should be more than happy to help if they are going to sell you an RV.
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Good point... I figure I'll get a WD anti sway hitch when the time comes... Just didn't figure they would come with a drop hitch... Much more research to do... Is there a "basic" heighth of travel trailer hitches,, or do they vary by several inches? Thanks again.
Most are pretty close in height, within a few inches.
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... its hard to find a adjustable drop hitch in the 2 1/2" reciever size...

You don't want an ordinary ball mount. You need a weight-distributing hitch with a 2.5" adjustable shank. Here's that shank:

Draw-Tite, Reese Weight Distributing Class V Titan Shank 54977

Any Reese WD hitch head/ball mount will bolt onto that shank, and most other brands of WD hitches will also bolt onto that shank. But if you want to be certain all the parts will fit, then you can order the complete Titan WD hitch and the applicable shank from any Reese/Drawtite hitch daaler.

http://www.reeseprod.com/support/cat...stribution.pdf

Scroll down to page D9 to see the Titan WD hitch (without shank). Then scroll down to page D-18 to see the shanks available. Two of those available shanks are 2.5" that will fit the Reese Titan hitch with no problem. Then order the hitch and shank from your favorite on-line discount retailer. Mine are Amazon.com and etrailer.com.
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Once again I have to say Thanks to all the helpful people on this site ! I read all the responses, and continue to learn a lot ! We have learned bunches from our first MH which I'm willing to sell now,,, but still have a long ways to go. Hopefully we'll be beter prepared in buying our first TT/5th wheel. Thanks again, Darel
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