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Old 01-14-2014, 01:58 PM
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My 1985 Dodge Ram has a tow package with a 1 3/4" receiver. My mechanic (whose number I've memorized in the last 6 months that I've owned this truck) says none of his suppliers have the ball support for this and I can't find it online anywhere. Any suggestions/recommendations? Thanks!!
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If you can find a store that caters to trailers etc, possibly Tractor Supply, there is an adaptor with male 1.75" to 2" female that you can adapt to use the bigger insert hitches. I have one on my Dodge Magnum wagon. Just don't go nuts with trailer weight.
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The female end is 1 3/4" but I'll go to Tractor Supply and see what they've got. Thanks!
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IF TS doesn't have the part, Go to your local welding shop. They can make you something pretty cheaply to adapt up to a 2" stinger.
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I would swap the hitch out for the proper one. The reason it only excepts the 1 3/4 is it a light duty hitch.
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