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Availability of 3 Receiver to 2 Weight Distribution Shank Adapter with Anti-Rattle


We just purchased a new truck with 3 inch hitch. Our 12K trailer has a 2 inch sway control hitch we dont want to upgrade to 3 inch receiver. I dont want an adapter that goes from 3 to 2.5 to 2 as the one that came with the truck has a little rattle to it. I am afraid that might prematurely wear the pin holes and hitch if it has any slop. Do you have a best solution?...One that would limit slop.


Expert Reply:

Since you want to avoid an adapter that uses 2 sleeves to get you from your 3" receiver down to the 2" shank size of your weight distribution (WD) system you can potentially use either the 12K Reese Titan # 38735 or the 12K Buyers Products # 337RTA302. The Reese Titan is not compatible with Ford OEM 3" receivers though so if that's what you have then you can't go with this product. It's only designed to work with the Reese Super Titan hitches.

One thing to note is that neither of these options have really been tested with a WD system so you'll be sailing in uncharted territory. If you'd like an option is known to work with a WD system then you need to use the Curt Adapter # C45408 instead. Unfortunately there are no anti-rattle options that fit a 3" receiver so there isn't much that can be done there.

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