I can't say from experience, but 9.5'' aint much. I have a 1 ton truck and the bottom of the rear axle at the lowest point (gear housing) is only 8''.
So ground clearance going down the road will hit my axle before the 9.5'' hitch shank. Don't know how the clearance would effect, say turning into an elevated parking lot, etc. Shank could bottom out, but you won't know till it happens.
If you have the shank now, I'd put it in and drive into the most extreme driveway/parking lot with a dip/bump/speed bump you can find and see if you bottom out.
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