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Hitch Extension For 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver To Use With Camper With 23 Inch Overhang

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I am considering mounting a slide in camper on a Ram 2500 crewcab SB. This camper was previously on a SB 2003 F250. It has 23 inch of overhang on the Ram. I use the camper for horse camping and thus tow a horse trailer. Of course it needs a hitch extension. On the F250 I used a superhitch. However, the Ram has a 2.5inch receiver. The trailer has a GVWR of 7000 lbs. Is their a less expensive option than another super hitch?

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The Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 is the best extension we carry for your need. However, it is limited to 6,000 lbs when extended 24 inches, so it will not work for your application. You will need to go with the Superhitch. If you let me know your model year, I can give you a recommendation.

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Thanks Jason, I read your answer. I believe I can use my weight distribution hitch with this setup and achieve a trailer weight of 8000lbs. However, I need a drop hitch with another 4 - 5 " compared to the one in the picture. I believe this is either a Husky or a Curt trunion (flat rods). Can you recommend a compatible drop hitch?

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For your drop hitch, I recommend the Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 13" Long - 9-1/2" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW # C17124. This will give you a 7-1/2 inch drop when using a trunion system. If you need a shank that is a deeper drop, we also have the Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 15-3/4" or 13-3/4" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW # C17125 that will give you a 13-3/4 inch drop.

We have one Husky option in the similar size. It is the Husky Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 9-3/4" Long - 5 Holes - 6K # HT30859, but it won't be strong enough for your trailer.

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