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Can a Gen-Y Hitch Torsion Ball Mount be Used with a 2017 Ford F-450 with a Kelderman Bumper  


I have a 2017 F450 with a Kelderman rear bumper and i want to use the 3 Gen-Y Torsion hitch with 6 /rise. The Kelderman bumper sticks out a bit of the hitch so i want to understand from the pin how far out before the assembly starts? I want to make sure i have clearance for the torsion system. I need 5-inches from the 5/8 pin to clear the bumper. Thank you!


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I called Gen-Y Hitch to confirm this measurement for you.

The Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 3" Hitch - 6" Drop/Rise - 21K, part # 325-GH-1824, has a distance from the 5/8" pin hole to the start of the torsion system of 2.875 ". It will not work with your current setup as is.

However, there may be something that you can do. If you use an adapter like part # 58550, this will make it so you can use 2-1/2" products in your 3" receiver. Looking at the same Torsion Mount for 2-1/2" receivers, part # 325-GH-1324, you will notice that the only difference is that it only has a 3" rise vs. the original 6". Everything else is the same, including the 6" drop.

The adapter will give you an additional 5" to clear your bumper, so the 2-1/2" Torsion Mount will have plenty of room.

One thing I must point out for the # 58550 and # 325-GH-1324 combination: normally, an extender like this reduces the towing capacity of your hitch. I called Draw-Tite to see if this was the case for this particular adapter, and they stated that it would not reduce your capacity. It would seem that this would work great for you, but this is untested so I can't say for sure.

If you'd rather not take the risk, then I have linked not only to review videos of all of the part numbers above, but also to a list of our other adjustable ball mounts for you to consider.

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