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Silly me. Just discovered than my truck has a 2.5 inch hitch with a 2 inch adapter under the seat.

All my towing hitches are 2 inch. 

Never had any experience using an adapter.

Anyone else have this on their newer Rams.

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The newer ford 350 and larger are 3" now. 21,000lb conventional towing without  weight distributing. 

 I have 2 adaptors to get to 2".

 I cant decide to get a 3" Weigh safe scale hitch, or a B&W 3" Tow and Stow.

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I use the adapter and continue to use my

2-5/16” ball on the 2” solid stinger with a four inch drop.

I didn’t see the benefit of buying 2.5” stuff for what I was pulling.

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Mine had the sleeve adapter also.  If you don’t have one, Napa/Oreilky/Autozone should have em on the shelf. 

 

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The nice thing about the hitch is if you need an extension for towing with a camper or anything Reese and others I am sure has a very heavy duty 2.5 inch extension that accepts your 2 inch stuff and its rated for more weight at 24 inches out than my 02's factory hitch was rated at without an extension and it will take weight distributing bars 

 

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The new trucks come with one under the back seat. Looks like it will need longer pins.. Thats cheaper than a new hitch...


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I'm on my second one! I rarely tow anything, but one of the few times I did, I pulled the ball mount out, walked away and forgot about the adapter.....until a few days later! I don't have a clue as to where it fell out.

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How bout the double stinger 2" for a longer extension such as a camper? 

Just a thought, Im doing that per my lift.

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On 3/20/2019 at 1:16 PM, MSquare said:

I'm on my second one! I rarely tow anything, but one of the few times I did, I pulled the ball mount out, walked away and forgot about the adapter.....until a few days later! I don't have a clue as to where it fell out.


I did the same thing in September... I was in a small town and fortunately found an aftermarket one at the local parts store.

I picked up a new factory one when I got home. 
A pin is always in the hitch now as a habit..

An extension for a camper might work.. Not sure how the rating would be...

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There's an adapter under the seat???

 

I went out and bought one...

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Up here you’ll find the winter cover and the adapter in plastic packaging under the rear drivers side seat...referring to new trucks.

We have seen that the adapter and winter fronts aren’t there on trade ins. Previous owner probably kept them.

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37 minutes ago, Big Russ said:

There's an adapter under the seat???

 

I went out and bought one...

Check inside the two under floor compartments.

You might be surprised what’s hiding in there! 😎
 

Gary hides his a Grape Knee Highs there! 
 

JK buddy!

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boy that's an oldie , haven't had one of those since i was a kid , but wouldn't mind one now LOL

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Watched an old MASH show last night and Radar kept mentioning that beverage...

My bride was clueless as to what it was! 

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6 hours ago, Abbyfireguy said:

Check inside the two under floor compartments.

You might be surprised what’s hiding in there! 😎
 

Gary hides his a Grape Knee Highs there! 
 

JK buddy!

I found some sort of vinyl brassiere thingy under the passenger side rear seat, but you're talking about the little cubby hole "beer coolers" in the floors?

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I found some sort of vinyl brassiere thingy under the passenger side rear seat, but you're talking about the little cubby hole "beer coolers" in the floors?
Yep that's the cold weather front there should have been an adapter in there as well. My 14 had both of them.

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Yup. There was stuff in both my hidden boxes.. 
Jinx!

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13 hours ago, HOSS said:
16 hours ago, Big Russ said:
I found some sort of vinyl brassiere thingy under the passenger side rear seat, but you're talking about the little cubby hole "beer coolers" in the floors?

Yep that's the cold weather front there should have been an adapter in there as well. My 14 had both of them.

The adapter wasnt in there.  I'll have to check the beer coolers

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