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Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for 2.5 Inch Hitch Receiver

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I have a 2013 Ford f-350 Non Dually and I have to tow a Large Cigarette Boat 44foot on the triple axle Myco trailer. The total weight of the boat and trailer is 14000lbs and we will be towing this load a great distance and will need to have an adjustable height hitch because when the customer is done with the boat the fuel levels will constitute us changing the hitch height. Can you please suggest the correct hitch for our application. The stock receiver is 2.5 inches

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The highest rated adjustable ballmount for a 2-1/2" hitch receiver is rated for 10,000 lbs. So I would recommend going with the Curt Channel Style Adjustable Ballmount # C45900. This adjustable ball mount is rated for 14,000 lbs, and has a rise of 5-1/4" and a drop of 6" and fits 2" trailer hitch receivers.

You will then want to use a reducer like # 58102, which adapts a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening into a 2" x 2. I spoke with my contact at Curt about adjustable ball mount # C45900. He said that if you used a reducer sleeve that it will not reduce the capacity of the ball mount. Check out the video review of this reducer I have included elsewhere on the page.

Check out the FAQ article on weight distribution systems that I have included for your reference.

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