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Old 01-30-2020, 07:40 PM   #41
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Thatís not the type of adapter heís talking about.
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:49 PM   #42
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You should be fine. However, I got the 2-1/2" shank for my Equal-i-zer hitch anyway because there was some play using the GM adapter that came with my Chevy 2500HD. Also, I found it to be a pain to get all the holes lined up in order to insert the pin. The adapter is safe. Having a 2-1/2" shank is just more convenient.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:19 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=Mark Ulmer;2260662]You should be fine. However, I got the 2-1/2" shank for my Equal-i-zer hitch anyway because there was some play using the GM adapter that came with my Chevy 2500HD. Also, I found it to be a pain to get all the holes lined up in order to insert the pin. The adapter is safe. Having a 2-1/2" shank is just more convenient.[/QUOTE]

BUT - makes the whole thing a lot heavier to remove and install.
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Old 01-31-2020, 12:14 PM   #44
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BUT - makes the whole thing a lot heavier to remove and install.

Yes, it does make it somewhat heavier. That may be a factor for some. It doesn't bother me.
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:46 PM   #45
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Absolutely, you'll be fine. My 2015 Ram has a 2 1/2" receiver and the truck came with a 2" adapter sleeve. I have continued to use all of my 2" hitch inserts without any problems.
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I am glad I found this. I had the same question but would like to additionally ask-
Since the sleeve reducer is shorter than the shank on the hitch, is it taking something away from the weight distribution? I have about 3" or 4" of shank that "floats" beyond the reducer. Is the lack of contact with the receiver an issue?
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:41 AM   #47
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Probably not an issue but I ended up just buying a new shank that was 2.5". Took the slop out of the hitch and, I think, quieted it down a bit. It would pop a bit and flex in the slip if the reducer. My receiver had actually started to round out from the movement at the ends.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:45 AM   #48
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:01 AM   #49
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I agree. I doubt the geometric dissimilarities of the shank/sleeve are nearly acute enough to produce a fulcrum point that would create lever-related torque issues. I wouldn’t (don’t) worry about the mismatched lengths of sleeve vs shank.
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I had a CURT adapter sleeve in my previous 2500 and it had slop and rattled when the hitch was out of it, even with the pin in.

New truck came with a GM adapter sleeve and I laughed at the salesman when he went to move my hitch off my old truck and put it in the new one and said Good Luck getting that thing lined up, which was my other gripe with the CURT.

The GM has a lip around it that makes the holes line up perfectly when pushed back in the receiver as far as it can go. And no rattles. Easy to put the hitch in and out as it is before I had an adapter sleeve to contend with.

GM version is worth the few extra bucks IMO.
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I had a CURT adapter sleeve in my previous 2500 and it had slop and rattled when the hitch was out of it, even with the pin in.

New truck came with a GM adapter sleeve and I laughed at the salesman when he went to move my hitch off my old truck and put it in the new one and said Good Luck getting that thing lined up, which was my other gripe with the CURT.

The GM has a lip around it that makes the holes line up perfectly when pushed back in the receiver as far as it can go. And no rattles. Easy to put the hitch in and out as it is before I had an adapter sleeve to contend with.

GM version is worth the few extra bucks IMO.

X2 on the GM adapter sleeve. The other ones I tried had too much slop in them.
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