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2 1/2" receiver reducer

my receiver is a 2 1/2" and when looking at weight distribution hitches with 2 1/2" shanks they are double the price of 2" units. Are there any problems with using a reducer.

I didnt see a shank that would go from 2 to 2 1/2

The 2" units will cover the weight loads im looking to pull.
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there are adapters, but im not sure why youd want to REDUCE the towing capacity
of a class V (2.5") hitch.

http://accessories.etrailer.com/sear...inch%20adapter

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Best advice i can give is see if someone will loan you a set or borrow thats wat im doing for the time being. They are not cheap! I was looking for last min deal and buddy called and said hey borrow mine since he not camping for awhile

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i only need a 10k hitch and the 2 1/2" units is 17k. i dont mind using the adapter since i have no need for the extra capacity at this time.
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The 2" adapter is fine for anything under 12k. Over that you need to go with the 2 1/2" set up. I have looked for the bigger set myself but they are considerably more expensive.

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give a liberal coating of anti-seize to that adapter (inside & out wont hurt)...you DONT
want that thing fused inside your class V titan !

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