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Old 07-11-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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New truck receiver bigger than 2" ???

Hello,

Apparently the Ram 2500 has a hitch receiver larger than 2".

Is there a "work around" like spacers or something to make up the difference between the hitch insert and receiver?

Or do I need to buy a new correct size insert?

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #2
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It should come with an adapter, at least a Chevy does.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
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I have a 2 1/2" receiver on my 2015 F350. You can get an adapter sleeve that will reduce to use the 2" hitch. You can find them on line, at Tractor Supply, or possibly at the home improvement stores, or any hitch dealers. Just remember, you are still limited to the weight limits of the 2" receiver.
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Hello,

Apparently the Ram 2500 has a hitch receiver larger than 2".

Is there a "work around" like spacers or something to make up the difference between the hitch insert and receiver?

Or do I need to buy a new correct size insert?

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thanks
I went from a 1500 to a 2500 and here's my thread:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...elp-57998.html

The height changed enough where I had to get a new receiver mount shank. I bought a 2.5" one but the truck came with an adapter. Adapters are common - check etrailer.com or amazon.com .

YMMV
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:50 AM   #5
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Both my Ram 2500 & 3500 came with adapters from the factory with purchase. Otherwise you’ll need to go purchase one...or purchase a hitch with your size receiver.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #6
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If you decide to buy a 2 1/2" receiver look at the Convert a ball cushioned receivers they really make a difference in stop and go traffic . I have 3 of them with different drops depending on the TV, I won't tow without them.

https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts...l/AMSCV-4.html
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When moving to a new Super Duty, I had to buy a new 2.5" drop shank to accommodate both the receiver and the height of the truck. My old shank was 2" and too short as this truck is much taller then the old Chevy.
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Adapter

Look under the back seat - my buddy found his there while cleaning out the truck after he had driven it a couple of months
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Yep, if it's new it should come with a 2" sleeve adapter and will be under the rear seat.
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I have a 2 1/2" receiver on my 2015 F350. You can get an adapter sleeve that will reduce to use the 2" hitch. You can find them on line, at Tractor Supply, or possibly at the home improvement stores, or any hitch dealers. Just remember, you are still limited to the weight limits of the 2" receiver.
I really do not think using the adapter will lower your towing capacity. Reasoning is the adapter is much like placing a slug in a roll bar cage when joining two tubes. Plus why would you be able to purchase 2 inch shank hitches rated above the 10,000 pound class IV rating. Just shooting from the hip so comments are welcome.
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