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Old 08-06-2017, 04:27 AM   #15
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If you go to a 2.5" shank be sure that your ball hitch body that bolts to the shank can accommodate the wider shank. My hitch ball body that fits to either side of the shank and the bolts pass through all of it would not accommodate a wider 2.5 shank....I'd have to buy a ball body for the wider shank....so I'm happy with the adapter.
The 2 1/2" shank drop is machined to 2" at least the one I have is .
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:14 AM   #16
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That's my worry with the 2 1/2". It being very heavy to remove
I kept my 2" receiver and use the adapter for this reason and because it provides more flexibility should I need to tow with a different truck in an emergency.
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I use the 2.5" -> 2" adapter that came with my truck mainly because (1) it came with the truck and I had it and (2) I already owned a 2" shank so this avoided my shelling out $$ for a new shank.

For what it is worth the 2.5" -> 2" adapter works just fine with my 2" shank.

That being said if you don't have an adapter or are buying a new shank anyways I'd just go for a 2.5" equalizer shank. If you loose the adapter for some reason then you are SOL
Purchased the adapter and trying it out this week. I already "forgot" it was in there when I was setting up so I'll be cruising for a 2.5 shank. Lucky it didn't fall out moving from one part of the driveway to the other.

I little worried about how loose everything is with the adapter, not tight at all. Normal for some "slop" and rattle?
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The Equal-I-zer web site has a calculator for the shank size.
Airstreams seem to all be about 19" ball height, so you measure to the top of your receiver, plug in that number, and it tells you if you need a lower shank or what holes to put the hitch in.
They sell shanks, or Curt, E-Trailer, and others do also.

https://www.equalizerhitch.com/find-your-shank-size
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Purchased the adapter and trying it out this week. I already "forgot" it was in there when I was setting up so I'll be cruising for a 2.5 shank. Lucky it didn't fall out moving from one part of the driveway to the other.



I little worried about how loose everything is with the adapter, not tight at all. Normal for some "slop" and rattle?


Just put the pin through to hold the adapter in place when not towing. Mine fits pretty well - not too much movement...
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