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Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 10" Long - 5-3/4" or 6-1/8" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW

Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 10" Long - 5-3/4" or 6-1/8" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW

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10-3/4" Tall shank offers a 6-1/8" drop or 10" rise when used with round-bar models, a 5-3/4" drop or 9-1/4" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for rise and drop positions. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number 17120 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 10" Long - 5-3/4" or 6-1/8" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - 17120

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Round - 6 Inch Drop
  • Trunnion - 5 Inch Drop
  • CURT
  • Round - 10 Inch Rise
  • Trunnion - 9 Inch Rise

10-3/4" Tall shank offers a 6-1/8" drop or 10" rise when used with round-bar models, a 5-3/4" drop or 9-1/4" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for rise and drop positions.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with Curt weight distribution systems
  • 8 Adjustment points for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your application
  • Black powder coated steel resists rust and corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Overall shank height: 10-3/4"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Overall shank length: 14"
  • Maximum drop:
    • Round bar system: 6-1/8"
    • Trunion bar system: 5-3/4"
  • Maximum rise:
    • Round bar system: 10"
    • Trunion bar system: 9-1/4"
  • Distance from center of shank pin hole to back of adjustment shank: 9"
  • Distance from center of adjustment holes to center of shank pin hole: 10"
  • Distance from front of shank to center of shank pin hole: 11"


17120 Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 15,000 lbs

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Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 10" Long - 5-3/4" or 6-1/8" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW - 17120

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (117 Customer Reviews)

10-3/4" Tall shank offers a 6-1/8" drop or 10" rise when used with round-bar models, a 5-3/4" drop or 9-1/4" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for rise and drop positions.


HEAVY, strong shank! I just wished I had measured from my hitch to the ground to get an idea of what I needed, first. On my'07 Silverado (GMT-900) with air bags in the rear and stock leafs, the bottom of this thing hovers just 4" off the ground! Less with a load on the flatbed trailer. Drove down a grass hill in my yard and have a nice trench there now. I'm going to have to cut as much off of this as possible. SOLID steel piece, too, so that should be fun.



Ended up buying a 93 Ram W250 Cummins for a tow rig, and now this thing is too short! Had to buy a longer shank.


I have a different manufacturer trunnion style equalizer and I was able to make this work with a few spacers because the down tube on the old hitch was 2 1/2" square, not 2". Our new Tahoe has a much higher mounted receiver than our old, and this leveled out our 30' travel trailer perfectly. Hitch was shipped and delivered promptly.



One item to note is that this does extend out a little further than the average shank. Safety chains could be a tight fit if they are a little shorter. May need a chain extension.


This weight distributing hitch shank was just the item I needed to drop my hitch ball head, and level my travel trailer, after buying a new tow vehicle. Great selection, informative web site, good price, and fast delivery. Thanks etrailer !


It does what it was designed to do.

I bought an Explorer, I could no longer tow my cargo trailer level. Now, once again, I can.

This shank is heavy. It appears to be a solid bar, instead of hollow tubing, like all other hitch components I've owned. It's not a problem, but the weight was a surprise.


Nice quality item, would have been 5 star except the one of the welds could have been cleaned up better. Had to drop hitch due to going from a 1500 to a 2500 HD. Good fit.


I needed a 5 3/4 inch drop with my new suburban, This worked perfectly. Site was easy to manage and delivery was prompt!


This shank was just what I needed to attach my Dodge Durango to my Jayco X17Z travel trailer. This item is well made and durable. Thanks E a Trailer.


Received a day early. Great help from tech to purchase proper adjustable shank. Will continue to deal with ETRAILER.


Rock solid shank! This fits my slightly lifted 2008 Ram 1500 perfectly. It is being used on a Reese trunnion bar weight distribution hitch system and I couldn't be more pleased. Also, I had purchased a different shank that was too long and Michelle from etrailer took excellent care of me and got me the right product. I love etrailer!

Michael P.


Bought an even taller 2016 RAM 2500 and ped the shank a notch. BAM! Still works great! This is a top quality shank.


Great Product. Heavy Duty. Works with the convert-a-ball ball mount adapter (BA-1).


This Shank worked great. It pulled our camper last summer over 5,000 miles on one trip and 250 miles on another. Have had no problems installing the equalizer hitch head from the old shank. Our new car sits high than the old one and we needed to lower the equalizer head 1.25 inches to have the camper sit level for towing.

Derk R.


We still have the Shank but we have a new camper. It rides at a different height and we had to go to a different Shank. We will keep it in case it is needed for something else. We have many trailers here that many need it.


The Curt Weight Distribution system solved most of the trailer sway for us. Unfortunately, we needed to purchase a second shank to get the trailer level even after specking our purchase for a 3500HD Chevrolet Silverado. Seems like we should have gotten this shank with our kit.

Etrailer Expert

Patrick B.


Proper shank height is determined by hitch height on the tow vehicle and coupler height on the trailer. Hitch height is not the same on every single Silverado 3500HD of a given year. The only way to know what shank will be adequate is to measure the hitch height of your specific truck on level ground. Then do the same for the trailer coupler.

George A.


The new shank help us level the trailer out and it seems better now.


I fits ok but I had to shim the ball mount to get it to fit tight


This hitch adapted perfectly to my current Husky Center Line weight distribution hitch. Our new Suburban has a higher mounted hitch receiver compared to our old vehicle. This helped level out our 29' travel trailer perfectly after a few adjustments. Hitch was shipped and delivered earlier than expected.


Part is just what I needed. Upgraded my tow vehicle and the new hitch is 2 inches higher. My WDH did not have room to go lower and this solved the problem. Thank you E-Trailer.



Been using the hitch for the past year. No problems to report.


We bought this to help level our towing set up and it works perfectly. We have a local trailer shop who transferred the WDH to this extension for free and it's awesome. The very sturdy construction and shear weight of this leaves no doubt in my mind that it is going to last us at least as long as our truck lasts. Then, if our new vehicle needs the tow ball at a different height, we've got it covered. The shipping was quick and it all worked as advertised. Thanks, etrailer! PS. Do NOT kick this with your big toe while it sits on your garage floor. It WILL hurt.


This is a solid steel link and it worked out well allowing for better trailer tung /ball alignment. The 45 degree reinforcing plate does extend the hitch out a couple of inches or so farther then normal but in using a weight distribution hitch I haven’t noticed any issues other than making it easier to step through.
The only improvement might be a longer extension of the square stock beyond the pin hole to reduce side to side movement


Works great with the Curt Hitch Head I bought. Assembling both together was easy and took very little time. I couldn’t believe how much better the trailer hookup was with a weight distribution system. Makes me feel better with the truck front end not sticking up when going down the road.


I wish Curt Manuf. had supplied this shank in their weight distribution hitch package. The new shank didn't match the specifications exactly but did allow me more than enough drop. The shank supplied in the weight control hitch package provides considerable rise but no drop. E-trailer customer service was great. They contacted me about a temporary out of stock item, offered alternatives and I still received all my items very quickly. It is the fastest free shipping I have ever seen.


One reviewer cautioned about mixing manufacturers. I have a new tow vehicle and needed to lower the ball 2 inches. The Curt was a perfect match for my EazLift hitch. It was a couple of inches longer, too. My tailgate clears the hitch jack with plenty of room to spare, now.


As pointed out by other reviewers, the pictures don't do this shank justice. It is very well made, with good-looking welds and nicely coated. The edges and holes are nicely finished. I already mounted this Curt shank onto my Reese hitch and it fits perfectly.

I rather prefer this fabricated steel shank to the Reese / Cequent cast steel units (which don't exactly exhibit as much craftsmanship, in my opinion). It seems to me that there is a lot of pride built into this Curt shank.


Fantastic service. I placed my order on Sunday night and it was delivered on Tuesday with free shipping, what a deal. I have a GMC diesel 4 wheel drive PU and I needed a WD hitch shank with a 4 inch drop to mate with my Reese head. With the help of the video library I found just what I needed; the e-trailer videos are priceless. Installed the hitch this afternoon and the Curt 17120 adjustable shank fit my Reese WD head perfectly and now my hitch height is spot on. Have not installed the sway control kit yet but it looks just like my old one.


A perfect fit! Will do the job. Outstanding service from Angela, thank you


I have an old travel travel trailer and with the shank I had I could not level the trailer. This shank allowed me to get the ball low enough to travel with a level trailer and making it easier to dry dock. I have been will pleased with it. The the RV place near me was asking where I found it and I told them .


Great buy and a very good price to other places I tried. Shipment was right away and fast. Picked free shipping. Weight Distribution Shank ordered to replace an older Shank , needed a lower ball drop then my current weight distribution would give me did not want to buy a whole new setup. my hitch is 20 years old, no issues with fit. Will buy from etrailer again.

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