Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
2011 F-350 w/ Class V hitch

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.
__________________

__________________
outther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 12:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canandaigua,New York (The heart of the Finger Lakes)
Posts: 487
I would still Use the WD hitch even with the electronic S-C in the truck....did you try Camping World ??(for the hitch)
__________________

__________________
BigRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
flyrotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 755
I haven't heard anyone requesting a 2 1/2 in ball, most are 2 5/16. Is your trailer tongue a 2 1/2"
__________________
flyrotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 01:36 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
BOBFIDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,110
The hitch reciever is 2 1/2"...I bought a sleeve to fit over the 2" ball mount...If thats what you are talking about.
__________________
2011 FORD F350 CREW CAB DUALLY DIESEL 4x2
2010 Salem LA 292FKDS
One of the Original 14 F.R.O.G.s
1st, 2nd, and 3rd INTERNATIONAL F.R.O.G. RALLY Branson. MO.
1st, 2nd, and 4th INTERNATIONAL RALLY Goshen, IN.
BOBFIDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
He is talking about the RECEIVER not the ball. I have a HD Sierra with the 2 1/2 inch receiver as well. NO idea where to buy a bar (or WD hitch) for it either. They seem to only be sold only in 2 inch and we need to use a reducer. These cause a lot of noise from "play" in the hitch with the adapter in it.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
camper_Lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Camping some place I hope
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by outther View Post
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.
__________________
2011 GMC 3500HD 4x4 Crew DRW Duramax
Pullrite 20.5K
2012 Sierra 365SAQ
2006 Police Roadking FLHPi
camper_Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #7
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,370
Reese sells 2 1/2" ones under the Titan brand.

Draw-Tite, Reese Weight Distributing Class V Titan Shank 54977

This was just from a quick google search so there are probably lots out there. Not cheap, but then when you have a TV like that 150.00 is peanuts.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2016: 3 2017: 0
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:00 AM   #8
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSasks View Post
Reese sells 2 1/2" ones under the Titan brand.

Draw-Tite, Reese Weight Distributing Class V Titan Shank 54977

This was just from a quick google search so there are probably lots out there. Not cheap, but then when you have a TV like that 150.00 is peanuts.
Thanks, I made a not of that link in case I ever go back to a TT for my next camper. (I still have my 12K WD hitch in the shed just in case)
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,702
Ford doesn't supply the adaptor like GM does. Pretty tacky in my opinion. Go with the Ford OEM adaptor. According to the folks at the ford-trucks.com forum it is about 60 bucks and the only adaptor that fits well.

Call your dealer parts guy and ask him.
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 04:04 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
flyrotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBFIDY View Post
The hitch reciever is 2 1/2"...I bought a sleeve to fit over the 2" ball mount...If thats what you are talking about.
Gotcha
__________________

__________________
flyrotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f-350

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 AM.