Originally Posted by outther
OK I have an 2011 F-350 and it comes with an class V hitch but you cant find a 2 1/2 inch ball mount for nothing.
My truck has electronic sway control so if I could find a 2 1/2 ball mount I could forgo the weight distribution hitch.
My trailer is GVWR of 10,500 and my truck can hall that to the moon but the rules say by far less with an adapter. If I can dry load I can haul 8000K with no wheels, 8K suspended in the air.
I have considered having a custom ball mount made but i worry the legitimacy of the welds.
Apples and Oranges here,
First, the 2 1/2" mount i am guessing is the receiver. New 3/4 and 1 ton trucks usually come with an insert to fit standard 2" receiver mount (at least all my GM's have). The ball on the receiver should be 2 5/16 for a TT of the weight you list (10,500).
A weight distribution hitch is still required for a trailer of that weight. Not sure what you mean by 8000k dry load with no wheels, the payload of a 350 is lower than 8000 by quite a bit, tow capacity is different than load capacity, and then you need to figure tongue weight of a TT as well.
Sway control and weight distribution are also different things however some WDH has sway control built in. I note this because you said you had sway control, but you still need weight dist to get the TT weight to the front axle.
If you want the real numbers you need to let us know which model 350 and the TT model so we can have real numbers.