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Old 01-26-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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2" hitch to 2 1/2" hitch

My new Ram has a 2 1/2 inch receiver my hitch is 2 inch. could I use the adaptor to use the 2 inch receiver in the 2.5 hitch with the adaptor and a WDH?
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:56 AM   #3
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I did for 5k miles last summer. Good luck even finding a 2.5" wdh...
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:59 AM   #4
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:02 AM   #5
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Sure, my 2500 2016 Silverado has the 2-1/2" and it came with the 2" sleeve. I towed 8k TT from Fl and another 1000 miles camping last year. No issues. May be a little noisier with minimal slop but can't hear it where I'm sitting. I have equalizer WDH and I think they make a 2-1/2" for it, but I'm not sure of the advantage for upgrade.
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I also have a 2 1/2" receiver on my Chevy.

Be careful, not all adapters are meant for use with WDH systems.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:06 PM   #7
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Blue Ox gave me a 2 1/2" bar for my new hitch that I purchased from eTrailer. All I had to do was send the 2" back in the prepaid box they sent. Great customer service. Contact your hitch manufacturer and you might be surprised. It does eliminate a lot of slop that comes with using the sleeve.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:16 PM   #8
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When under tension for proper W/D and Sway Control where is this "Slop/Noise/Rattle/" coming from,because the 2-1/2 sleeve to 2'' adapter is under tension? try to remove the 5/8 retaining pin! Youroo!!
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
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I recommend you add a note on the WDH head ( I used bright orange vinyl letters) reminding you to remove the adapter when you remove the WDH head. The last thing you want is for it to vibrate out when you are running 65 down the road (not towing) with people behind you.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:23 PM   #10
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I used three different hitches that had the standard 2" shank with the adapter in my 2 1/2" receiver. All three hitches had trouble transferring enough weight back to the front axle due to excessive slop. A Blue Ox tech came to inspect my installation and determined that slop was the problem. The wd hitches rely on a specific head angle to properly tension the bars. The slop was allowing much of the needed head angle to disappear. My solution was a 2 1/2" shank. I was immediately able to get 40% more weight transfer with the same bar settings. The slop was also causing the hitch retaining pin to egg out the holes in the receiver. So much so that the adapter could no longer be removed. I highly recommend that you do not use the adapter. If you don't want to go to the trouble of getting the larger shank, another alternative is Roadmaster 062 Quiet Hitch - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. This thing puts constant tension on the shank, preventing it from moving. Highly recommended.
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