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Old 01-09-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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3" WD shanks

So the new Ford Super duty trucks have 3" receivers...who makes WD shanks for such a thing? I'd prefer to not use a reducer if I don't have to.

I know Andersen makes one for their WD hitch but I can't find any for the other WD hitches such as the Equalizer. My Google-fu is powerless on this one. Anyone?
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You can get the 3" receiver if you order a diesel and the high capacity tow package, otherwise it comes with a 2 1/2" receiver. I believe it ups the towing capacity to 11,400 gvwr.
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Yeah, my truck certainly has the 3" receiver. I'm just trying to find a shank for a WD hitch to go in it so I don't have to have the reducer insert rattling around.

Gen-Y has a torsion head that will work for $600 or so...I was hoping for something closer to $200.
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Sorry, I guess the 3" receiver is new enough there's not a lot out there for it, and it's expensive! This Amazon listing is for a ball hitch and costs $330.
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My Ford also has a 3" receiver. I use the adapter all the time.I really did not notice a lot of noise from it. However it was a real pain to line up the adapter and the blue ox holes. I drilled a hole in the side of the receiver and tapped with a 10-24 tap. Put in a small 10-24 screw. Holds every thing aligned and no noise.
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My Ford also has a 3" receiver. I use the adapter all the time.I really did not notice a lot of noise from it. However it was a real pain to line up the adapter and the blue ox holes. I drilled a hole in the side of the receiver and tapped with a 10-24 tap. Put in a small 10-24 screw. Holds every thing aligned and no noise.


That's a pretty good idea! (And a lot cheaper than a new shank...)

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Same here, never noticed any issues of noise with the reducer. The only problem I've had is forgetting its there and pulling the WD hitch out and not putting a pin back in to hold the reducer. Twice I've found it later dangling out of the receiver, barely holding on. Haven't lost it yet, getting better at remembering its there, lol.
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Yeah, my truck certainly has the 3" receiver. I'm just trying to find a shank for a WD hitch to go in it so I don't have to have the reducer insert rattling around.

Gen-Y has a torsion head that will work for $600 or so...I was hoping for something closer to $200.
Here's a WD shank for 3" receiver for $150. You may require some adapting to get the WD ball mount bolted to the shank, but I'll bet I could getter done by choosing the right bolts.
https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-3399.../dp/B06XRYK5F1

If that link doesn't work, search for Andersen Part # 3399-3
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The more I'm thinking about it the more likely I am to just get the Andersen. I just need to call ORV and verify the couple isn't the Atwood models that don't play nice with it.
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My MH is rated to tow 15,000's as is the hitch and has a 2" receiver.
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My MH is rated to tow 15,000's as is the hitch and has a 2" receiver.


And my F350 is rated to tow 21000 with a 3" receiver so...know any good 3" receiver WD shanks?
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And my F350 is rated to tow 21000 with a 3" receiver so...know any good 3" receiver WD shanks?
The Andersen 3" shank noted above is rated to tow up to 16k. Anyone that wants to tow more than 16k on a ball should have their head examined.
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https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Bal...nch_Hitch.aspx
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Those are all non-adjustable ball mounts, not adjustable WD shanks. The OP is looking for a 3" adjustable WD shank to which he can bolt the head/ball mount of his current WD hitch.
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