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mrad

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I'm looking for some suggestions for a 2.5" adjustable receiver hitch. The ones I am finding are all north of $200 unless they have poor reviews (slop in them). I would also prefer one that is easily adjustable using pins and cotter keys versus nut and bolt to adjust the height. Any suggestions?

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I think they will all be **** till you get into the $200-$300 range . . . Remember you get what you pay for.


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Ranger Smith wrote:

I think they will all be **** till you get into the $200-$300 range . . . Remember you get what you pay for.


x2...although I think you should expect to pay closer to $300 than $200.

Have and have had for at least 15 years, 4 (!) vehicles with 2.5 receivers on them. Over the past 20 years, have used a variety of straight and adjustable hitches. Would suggest that, to get the quality you need, the adjustable hitch should be heavy enough that it takes some effort to pick it up and put it in. Very unscientific, but I've found a couple of times that the lighter adjustable hitches don't hold up if you're pulling anywhere close to what the 2.5" receiver can.


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Receiver or draw bar (also known as : shank) ?

Agree with RangerSmith...


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Cheap 2.5 inch hitches give cheap performance.


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I just purchased from Fastway Trailer, a Flash E series adjustable ball mount, 2.5" shank aluminum drop hitch, with 2"-2 5/6" flip over ball. Was right at $200. I think it was about $225 plus a 10% discount code.
1800/18000lb hitch.
Was the best price I could find for 2.5" shank adjustable quality drop hitch. All the other quality steel and aluminum ones were about 1/3 more in price. This one was about $50 more than the cheapo aluminum ones.

Can't comment on longevity, but it appears to be quality.


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Grit dog wrote:

I just purchased from Fastway Trailer, a Flash E series adjustable ball mount, 2.5" shank aluminum drop hitch, with 2"-2 5/6" flip over ball. Was right at $200. I think it was about $225 plus a 10% discount code.
1800/18000lb hitch.
Was the best price I could find for 2.5" shank adjustable quality drop hitch. All the other quality steel and aluminum ones were about 1/3 more in price. This one was about $50 more than the cheapo aluminum ones.

Can't comment on longevity, but it appears to be quality.


Ironic. I went to Costco after writing this post. The truck next to me had the exact same hitch! I took pictures of it so I could look it up when I got home

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I have a Bulletproof Hitch rated at 36K. Super heavy duty, was not cheap, but well made for sure. I will save money when I can, but I am not interested in going cheap on hitches. I put this on the back of my '20 3500 DRW. We pull about 20K with that hitch. Solid, there is no play, with 8" of hitch mounting height options. They make lighter duty options as well.

* This post was edited 04/01/21 07:33pm by ksss *


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Grit dog,
Is this the hitch you have?

https://www.amazon.com/Flash-2-5-shank-C........prefix=fastway%2Cautomotive%2C207&sr=1-6

I don't think I will ever be towing over 12,000 if that with the hitch. Mostly a 4,000lb boat

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