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Old 05-25-2021, 01:27 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by uncle_bob View Post

Ok, I'll keep digging. I'm going around and round in circles about how to set up the 350. I have a 2" shank at this point ... The latest crazy idea is to epoxy an adapter to what I have. It's never going back into a small receiver.


I just use an adaptor and one of those U bolt type hitch clamps to minimize any movement
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:33 PM   #122
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I also use an adapter and an anti-rattle clamp. I have thought about just going ahead and welding the adapter to the hitch shank. The only reason I haven't is because I use the adapter with shanks for two other trailers
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:54 AM   #123
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An anti rattle clamp would also do the job. If I get into one of those strange states that are on a tear about hitches on trucks, I might need to pull it off and put it on fairly often. That makes those clamps less attractive.

Given the drop on the shank I have, it will only work for a F-250 or F-350. Just about anything else will be to close to the ground. Since I only have one truck it's sort of a moot point.

Welding is another option. I'm not sure just what sort of steel this stuff is made out of. Epoxy is pretty rugged stuff these days and it would fill a lot of gaps a welder could not get to.

One could just go get a 3" shank. My guess is, I'd need a crane to lift it onto the truck ...

Yes, I just keep going around in circles on this. Fortunately Ford is giving me a *lot* of time to think. Delivery just got pushed out again .....

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Old 05-26-2021, 08:19 AM   #124
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I carry a 3/4" Gearwrench in my door pocket. It only takes a couple of turns of each nut on the clamp to loosen it enough so that it slides out with the shank.
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