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Old 11-29-2019, 01:48 PM   #21
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My TV is also a 2019 Ram 2500 with a 2.5" Class V hitch receiver. When we picked up our 2019 25 Flying Cloud they initially set it up with a reduction sleeve on my TV and had the 2" hitch. I talked to the technician, and he agreed to change out the part of the stabilizing hitch with a class V 2.5" - after it was all said and done, he did state if it were his rig he would prefer no reduction sleeve, not because it doesn't work well, but it's just one less piece of gear you have to keep track of...
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:34 PM   #22
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And I’ve decided to keep the 2” with a sleeve for my F350 so I can plug it into the front 2” receiver just in case.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:05 PM   #23
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Solid Shank

I’m looking for a antil ratle solution however this pin system is for a hollow shank not a solid correct?


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I've used a variety of anti-rattle devices over the years. This anti-rattle hitch pin is hands down the best solution that I've tried. Works with both 2.5 and 2 inch ball mounts.

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:44 PM   #24
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My issue with the BlueOx 2.5” is it didn’t have enough drop on it. The 2” model has a lot more drop available - not sure why.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:07 PM   #25
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2.5 vs 2 inch hitch

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My issue with the BlueOx 2.5” is it didn’t have enough drop on it. The 2” model has a lot more drop available - not sure why.


I have wondered that myself. The 2.5 and the drop works with my current 2012 F250, however I am at the last hole. I will deal with that problem if I ever upgrade my truck.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:13 PM   #26
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2.5 vs 2 inch hitch

I went with the 2.5 because of the factory sticker on my hitch. It calls out the difference in capacities when using an adapter and when you are not using the adapter. I liked the bigger numbers “without adapter”....

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:57 PM   #27
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I could feel the slop in the reducer when moving out from a stop.

Bought the 2.5 shank and all is nice and tight.

2500HD, Equalizer, and 30 ft International.
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My issue with the BlueOx 2.5” is it didn’t have enough drop on it. The 2” model has a lot more drop available - not sure why.

For you Blue Ox owners, something to keep in mind when you need more drop because of a taller TV.
Most of the major brands of tow shanks are compatible with other brands.
I moved from a 2008 2500 Chev to a 2019 F250 couple weeks ago. I needed about 4 more inches of drop to tow my 30 FC level again. I didn't want to do the reducer sleeve thing for my 2 1/2 in receiver, so I came to the same solution as Jeff in post 15. The Curt 2.5 inch brand shank fits the Blue Ox hitch assembly perfectly and has plenty of adjustment. The only 2.5 inch shank BO makes is a 2 inch drop, which worked for my older Chevy, but no where near what I needed for the F250


As a side note, with the taller tailgate on the Ford, I had to turn the Husky jack 90 degrees to open tailgate while hitched with the BO/Curt assembly
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