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Discussion in 'Trailering' started by ADR, Apr 27, 2019.
How far do you have to tow?
You are correct.
The reducers that came with the truck reduces it to 2 1/2” if that’s what you need and then 2 1/2” to 2” if that’s what you need. Then the hitch bolt that comes with the bike rack is not long enough for a 3” receiver so had to go buy a long grade 8 bolt and grind off the threads on one end and drill it for the hairpin clip.
For my purposes, a pita,
But I certainly don’t have to worry about having enough hitch. lol
Not far…. Maybe 5 miles
My 3" hitch sits about right for everything but one trailer. So I got one of those three way stingers and welded the 2.5 spacer to it. Put a bead right at the back of it to hold it together. My little trailer needs a 3" drop so I welded a spacer to that as well. Now all I have to worry about is the 2.5 to 3". Everything else on the property is 2" so I have the assortment of drops for the rest of the vehicles. 2" stingers are something that gets stollen all the time. So each vehicle has their own lock. The 3", I have yet to find a lock that I like. But I have found the stinger on the ground behind the pickup a couple of times. They just don't want it when it won't fit.
That's a great idea as a theft deterrent!
My new truck has the 2.5" receiver... I just bought on of these... all problems solved:
In my opinion that is a waste or money. The biggest issue it the 14,500 weight limit. The second is I dont have a lifted vehicle that I'm trying to pull with. All I needed was 3". My stinger cost me $45 and the ball was $28. Both Curt and both are commercial Duty with a rated 20k lbs.
Those stingers are the first ones taken. The thieves can get more for them.
That would help reduce the 12 or so hitches I seem to have! Depending on what is pulling (Tahoe, truck, or Can Am) and what's being pulled (equipment trailer, snowmobile trailer, small garden trailer, or small enclosed trailer)
(Not a waste of money)
Nice but everything is so dang expensive these days.
I just made a rack for mine from some angle iron, cut the ends down to fit under the cap clamps.
Keeps them handy and I dont hit my shins on them.