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Old 04-18-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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New F250 hitch delima

I purchased a new to me 2017 F250 yesterday and the DW wants to go camping in a few weeks. The problem is the F250 has a 2.5" receiver and my Fastway E2 WHD has a 2" shank. Another issue is the hitch height. My old Silverado 2500's receiver was 16.5" from ground and the F250 sits at almost 20.5" and my WHD is already at the lowest point on the shank. What do I do to correct all this?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
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You will need to get an adapter to convert your 2.5 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch. It is just a sleeve that slides in your current receiver.

For your hitch height you will need to pick up a new longer drop shank. You could also get a 2.5 inch shank if you don't want to use the adapter but I think the 2.5 inch shanks are more expensive.

https://www.etrailer.com/search/2.5+To+2+Hitch+Adapter
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Sounds like you need a new shank with more drop. Might as well order a 2.5 shank. This what I did on my 16 F250 and Equalizer hitch.

I did like the adapter setup, too much play.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:33 PM   #4
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That truck came new with the 2 1/2" to 2" adapter. Look under the rear seat if you have one.


Not trying to question you but a lot of the shafts can be used either side up. If you turn it over does it give you more drop?
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You will need to get an adapter to convert your 2.5 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch. It is just a sleeve that slides in your current receiver.

For your hitch height you will need to pick up a new longer drop shank. You could also get a 2.5 inch shank if you don't want to use the adapter but I think the 2.5 inch shanks are more expensive.

https://www.etrailer.com/search/2.5+To+2+Hitch+Adapter
X2. Not familiar with that hitch but can you turn the hitch over? Congratulations on the F250!
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I bought the truck used and it did not come with the adapter. I read on eTrailer that some adapters were not suitable for WDH applications but maybe it was a certain brand. Here is my current hitch that has a 8" long shank which I assume is in the drop position already.
I cannot determine how to measure the current drop to see which shank I need.
I have trunion bars for this WDH.
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I bought the truck used and it did not come with the adapter. I read on eTrailer that some adapters were not suitable for WDH applications but maybe it was a certain brand. Here is my current hitch that has a 8" long shank which I assume is in the drop position already.
I cannot determine how to measure the current drop to see which shank I need.
I have trunion bars for this WDH.


Have you already tried hooking up yet?

It may not be off as much as you think.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:24 PM   #8
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Have you already tried hooking up yet?

It may not be off as much as you think.
No but that's a good idea. When I first towed our TT with a 1500 Silverado, that truck would noticeably squat but with the 2500HD I just sold it would barley move under the same load. I don't anticipate the F250 sitting much but I'll get it a try to see how far off it is.
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Many hitch adapters will reduce tow capacity by 50% so be careful. A good one is the Reese Titan adapter.
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Sounds like you need a new shank with more drop. Might as well order a 2.5 shank. This what I did on my 16 F250 and Equalizer hitch.

I didn't like the adapter setup, too much play.

x2 .....I also went to the 2.5" shank & was glad I did.

Purchased it through etrailer.com
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