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Old 02-03-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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Need Ford receiver hitch help please

Hi Guys just bought a 2019 F250. Any the receiver on of the hitch is 2.5 inches and my hitch and ball is a standard 2 inch bar as most are. I contact ford and they said all 2019 f250 now come standard 2.5 inch receiver ends to allow more towing hitch weight. Has anyone else run into this? And what is the solution. Thanks for all any anyone experiences. Thanks Jim
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:44 AM   #2
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Walmart or any parts store has an adapter. My Chevy even came with one. A sleeve you put inside the 2.5" to allow 2" to be used.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:45 AM   #3
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Walmart or any parts store has an adapter. My Chevy even came with one. A sleeve you put inside the 2.5" to allow 2" to be used.
What he said...
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:58 AM   #4
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I’d check with the dealer. The adapter sleeve should have come with the truck.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:02 PM   #5
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Ok thanks. But any idea of a brand part number etc for the sleeve reducers Was told the 2019”s don’t come with the factory sleeve reducer
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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Our F350 also came with and adaptor.

Depending on the weight you intend to haul, you may find this article interesting.

https://www.etrailer.com/question-185917.html

As far as the reducer goes, just ask the parts guy at Walmart, Harbor Freight or similar store what they have in stock.

It'll look like this:
https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapt...rt/C45405.html
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:25 PM   #7
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My truck came with a sleeve. At the time I was using an equalizer hitch so I got a 2.5" drop hitch so I did not need the sleeve. It tightened up things and I found it was wearing the hitch locking pin less.
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Mine also came with the sleeve adapter...but you can't have it!

I leave it in place...with a lock on it, of course!

Anyway, you can buy one or can also get a drop down that will fit in there without the adapter, which if your trailer is really heavy would be the better option.

I think this is called a Class VI (6) receiver...
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:34 PM   #9
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Check under the back seat.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:52 PM   #10
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Check under the back seat.
this is where mine was in my ram.

but id consider upgrading to a 2.5 draw bar for your set up. they are readily available.
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Mine also came with the sleeve adapter...but you can't have it!

I leave it in place...with a lock on it, of course!

Anyway, you can buy one or can also get a drop down that will fit in there without the adapter, which if your trailer is really heavy would be the better option.

I think this is called a Class VI (6) receiver...
John, I think it is a Class V hitch. Even though it is not the final word, I cite:

https://www.drawtite-hitches.com/lea...towing-classes
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I just went through this, see if this link helps you: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...lp-175840.html
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I didn’t even know about this issue since I’ve not used the receiver. I have a 2018 F350. After reading this post I looked at my receiver and it has the sleeve inserted already. Came with the truck.
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I vote it's under the rear seat. Or they took it out to sell it to ya.
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I vote it's under the rear seat. Or they took it out to sell it to ya.
Ford no longer supplies the sleeves with the 2019 Super Duty .
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When you do finally get one, I strongly suggest you either paint the lip bright orange or add a sticker to the hitch head reminding you to remove it. It is way too easy to leave it in the receiver only to have it fallout while driving.
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When you do finally get one, I strongly suggest you either paint the lip bright orange or add a sticker to the hitch head reminding you to remove it. It is way too easy to leave it in the receiver only to have it fallout while driving.
Mine is being held in by the hitch pin.. maybe I should remove so it does not walk off..
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this is where mine was in my ram.

but id consider upgrading to a 2.5 draw bar for your set up. they are readily available.

I would have to agree with this. Just get the correct size draw bar and equip it with you needed trailer ball. Much better than having a sleeve rattle back there wearing out your pin.
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I would have to agree with this. Just get the correct size draw bar and equip it with you needed trailer ball. Much better than having a sleeve rattle back there wearing out your pin.
X2 I haul my small utility trailer with a sleeve. never would I tow a large trailer with the sleeve. just added slop and increasing tolerances.
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