Has anyone swapped their 3" F350 Receiver for a 2" or 2.5"?

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Picking up my camper next month and plan on adding an Equalizer WDH. I'm not real excited about running an adapter. The WDH I want to run is rated to 14k and has a 2" shank. Seems like it would be more cost effective to buy a 2" hitch. Etrailer has an option for $250. Has anyone done this? I will never need a 3" receiver, I bought the truck for the payload.
 

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Picking up my camper next month and plan on adding an Equalizer WDH. I'm not real excited about running an adapter. The WDH I want to run is rated to 14k and has a 2" shank. Seems like it would be more cost effective to buy a 2" hitch. Etrailer has an option for $250. Has anyone done this? I will never need a 3" receiver, I bought the truck for the payload.
I might sell my 2”, it’s a b&w triball 5” drop brand new never used
 
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I would use the factory 3 inch with 2 reducers, you will have no trouble at all
Seems like a pain in the ass and it’s loud, has play in it, and could cause wear. Everything I own would require multiple adapters.
 
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If you really want to run a WDH why not just get one with a 3" shank? they're available
Who makes one other than Andersen? The RV dealer said they’ve had a lot of problems with them and highly recommended anything but them. I need one for a 10k gross weight trailer with a tongue weight of 1300-1500lb.
 

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Who makes one other than Andersen? The RV dealer said they’ve had a lot of problems with them and highly recommended anything but them. I need one for a 10k gross weight trailer with a tongue weight of 1300-1500lb.
Gen Y does I think. With that trailer and tongue weight you wouldn't really need a WDH
 

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Seems like a pain in the ass and it’s loud, has play in it, and could cause wear. Everything I own would require multiple adapters.

Add an anti-rattle clamp.

 

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Going down to a 2" seems unnecessarily limiting. As many things you may want to tow at some point will require 2.5" plus. You're right nothing will ever require a 3" as a 2.5" is rated in excess of the trucks towing capacity. Since the 3" receiver has zero utility, you'll have no regrets about swapping it out should that be your preference.
 

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Seems like a pain in the ass and it’s loud, has play in it, and could cause wear. Everything I own would require multiple adapters.
Same here

so I broke down and got a nice 3" I guess if I can spend what I did on the truck in the first place I can spend a few hundo for a nice receiver
 

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Weigh Safe 3" shank for the win:

 
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Same here

so I broke down and got a nice 3" I guess if I can spend what I did on the truck in the first place I can spend a few hundo for a nice receiver
What did you buy? Most of the 3” options I’ve found are way over capacity
 
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Weigh Safe 3" shank for the win:

Wonder if this shank will work with this?

 

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