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Old 04-15-2016, 09:03 PM   #2581
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I bought an adapter and welded it to the 2 inch shank. That took out the slop between the shank and the adapter. Also keeps the holes lined up.

That idea crossed my mind and may be a viable option. Hopefully tomorrow I can see if the drop is going to be low enough.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:07 PM   #2582
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On my F350 I have the multiple adapters from the factory in the receiver and longer pin. I have the Anderson WDH but I think I will be ok going to the bottom holes in the 4" shank but only rough guessed with a tape measure this week I am going to redo the whole thing and see where I am at.

One thing I did realize as you did, add on parts like if I had to get a new shank for mine is $159.00, I have my old Camco EZ-Lift but I am not going back to bars and Sway Bar type control.... Next week will tell all, going to a fifth wheel at end of 2017 season but I need to come up with a solution for this year and 2017.

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Same boat here. Don't want to invest too much as we will probably end up in a 5'er in early 2018. Just thought, I need to check under all of the back seat and make sure there are not any adaptors or hitch pins laying around.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:19 PM   #2583
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Wicked, I went to redo my WDH tonight and learned a couple things that you may run into as well. My original shank is 2". New truck has a 2 1/2" receiver. Bought reducer sleeve from Tractor Supply, but it's a big pain in the a$# to get all the holes lined up. Also, I need a longer hitch pin. Also, I flipped my shank and lowered the ball as far down as it will go and I'm pretty sure I still don't have enough drop.



Looked in my RV Wholesalers catalogue and saw they carry an Equalizer 2 1/2" shank with I think a 12" drop. Only $200 Any one else run into this situation? Is buying a new shank the best way to go?

I don't know if ford is the same as GM, but I had a Reese adapter when I picked up my truck, and it was hard to line up and lose as can be. Bought an OEM adapter and it has a lip that allows it to only slide back so far in the hitch to where the holes line up and fits tighter. I'd actually ordered a new shank from Etrailer but cancelled the order after getting the OEM adapter.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:34 AM   #2584
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You can find the class V adapter @ Walmart too. It was around $12.
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:06 AM   #2585
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I had the same problem... when I upgraded to a 3/4 ton a number of years ago I had to get an 8" drop shank. This winter I upgraded TV'S to the dually which has the 2 1/2" hitch... I really don't like the adapter sleeve, it's too sloppy. If I weren't picking up my new 5er today, I would get a new shank in 2.5".
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:04 AM   #2586
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Our first trailer was a Trailmanor 3023. Our newest trailer is a Surveyor Select 291.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:40 AM   #2587
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Getting prep'ed for our trip to Cape Hatteras KOA.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:10 AM   #2588
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Our first trailer was a Trailmanor 3023. Our newest trailer is a Surveyor Select 291.

Why one white wheel and one aluminum?
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:14 AM   #2589
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Why one white wheel and one aluminum?

It was a private sale. When I went to pick it up it had a flat tire, so we had to change it with the spare.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:45 AM   #2590
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #2591
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Getting prep'ed for our trip to Cape Hatteras KOA.

Headed that way next month. Let me know how it is and what's to do down there.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:50 PM   #2592
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #2595
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Looking for opinions on helper springs VS air bags. My truck is a 2006 Ram 2500 cummins. My truck is mainly to pull our 35' 5er. Any suggestions?
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Bags are fully adjustable. Springs are helping all the time, regardless.
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Looking for opinions on helper springs VS air bags. My truck is a 2006 Ram 2500 cummins. My truck is mainly to pull our 35' 5er. Any suggestions?
I go for air bags, doesn't affect the ride when not inflated. Most helper springs give a harsher ride when truck is unloaded.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:56 PM   #2599
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I was under the impression that they only take affect when there is a heavy load on them. I'm already in a 3/4ton so it's already real stiff.
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