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Old 04-02-2016, 11:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I carry two ball mounts in my truck tool box (I leave a hitch step on when not towing - my 50+ year old, surgically repaired knees thank me, LOL).

My 2" ball is on a 10k rated 2" mount with 5" drop which I install with the sleeve. I use this to tow a trailer with a couple zero turns and other landscape implements. Total weight probably somewhere around 5000 lbs.

My 2 5/16" ball is on a 20k rated 2 1/2" mount with 4" drop.

Even though it's rated high enough I'm just not comfortable pulling anything rated for a 2 5/16" using the sleeve. Just my 2 cents...

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2000 Ford F350 7.3 DRW

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I towed a couple times with the reducer sleeve and then went out an purchased 2 1/2" mounts. A little extra piece of mind without spending a whole lot of extra money.
The pintle mount in 2 1/2" was the more difficult of the mounts to find locally.

Definitely agree about e-trailer. Prices are right. Ships fast.

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