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Old 06-08-2019, 09:05 AM   #1
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class IV and class V receivers

I sold my Nissan Frontier TV and have a deposit to purchase a '18 Ram 2500 CTD.
The online owners manual for the Ram shows the 2500 comes with a class V hitch.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I assume the class IV shank for my Equalizer WDH will not fit in the class V receiver on the Ram.
Is there an adapter to make a IV fit in a V? And if so, is it recommended to use an adapter?
Or should I bite the bullet and buy a shank designed for the V receiver?
The Ram owners manual also "suggests" using a WDH when the GVWR of the trailer exceeds 5000lbs. I might be able to just use a WCH.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:14 AM   #2
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class IV and class V receivers

The Ram will come with an adapter sleeve, usually found under the rear seat. I didn’t like the “slop” using an adapter creates (and I needed a bigger drop), so I went ahead and bought a bigger shank.

The adapter works just fine.
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You can use something like this...

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapt...ese/58102.html

But you may run into slop issues. If you want to do it right then I would get a 2.5” shank, but the adapter is cheap enough and you could use it with other 2” hitch accessories as well.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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You'll most likely need to get a longer drop shank anyway so when you do, upsize to the 2.5".
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Your new truck will come with a Sleeve

Both my 2500 and 3500 came with a new sleeve (it's usually stored under the back seat on a crewcut). Differing opinion on the use of these, but I tow a 10K camper and it stays pretty tight, no slop. I have no plans of upgrading to a larger shank.
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Both my 2500 and 3500 came with a new sleeve (it's usually stored under the back seat on a crewcut). Differing opinion on the use of these, but I tow a 10K camper and it stays pretty tight, no slop. I have no plans of upgrading to a larger shank.
Thanks all, good to know, it looks like I may have to buy another shank anyway since the drop will be much more than it was on the Frontier.
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Thanks all, good to know, it looks like I may have to buy another shank anyway since the drop will be much more than it was on the Frontier.


Just be careful. That sucker is HEAVY!!
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Just be careful. That sucker is HEAVY!!
I know, my Equalizer WDH is 100 lbs all by itself.
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