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Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 7" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW

Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 7" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW

Item # C17122
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10" Tall shank offers 7-1/2" drop or 11-3/4" rise when used with round-bar models, a 7" drop or 10-1/2" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for both rise and drop positions. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number C17122 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 7" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - C17122

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Round - 7 Inch Drop
  • Trunnion - 5 Inch Drop
  • CURT
  • Round - 10 Inch Rise
  • Trunnion - 11 Inch Rise

10" Tall shank offers 7-1/2" drop or 11-3/4" rise when used with round-bar models, a 7" drop or 10-1/2" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for both 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
  • 9 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
  • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop:
    • Round bar system: 7-1/2"
    • Trunion bar system: 7"
  • Maximum rise:
    • Round bar system: 11-3/4"
    • Trunion bar system: 10-1/2"
  • Shank measures:
    • 14" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 18" Overall

Dimensions of Curt Ball Mount

17122 Curt Adjustable Weight Distribution Shank

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Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 7" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW - C17122

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

10" Tall shank offers 7-1/2" drop or 11-3/4" rise when used with round-bar models, a 7" drop or 10-1/2" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for both rise and drop positions.


The longer drop shank gave me the space to open the tail gate on my Ram 2500 without hitting the trailer jack. I am very pleased with the service from Etrailer.


Fast shipping, exactly as described. Will update when I get to use it this summer,but do not anticipate any issues. Will order again from e trailer



its been a year and the hitch has been exactly what I needed. zero isseus or concerns.


Now can open tailgate with no interference with trailer Jack
Very satisfied


Arrived within a week and I should have purchased this years ago. I can now open my tail gate without hitting the electric tongue jack on our travel trailer.


Have towed with this shank coupled through a Husky Centerline weight distribution and sway bar hitch to my Lance 2285 trailer for some 12,000 miles this past year and it has done a great job. The 14" length allows me to travel with my truck tailgate down whilst pulling the trailer - plenty of clearance in turns etc.


My sales person was very helpful and directed to the right product for my needs.


This is one sturdy piece of equipment. I needed a lower drop and this unit is much heavier than the cast iron shank I had before. I also like the extra length - the crank on the camper will not interfere with the tailgate now.

Woody S.




Etrailer has been a God sent to me. I was looking for a hitch extension and when I found and talked with their staff, they helped me redirect my attention to a shank that would work better and safer. The cost was real reasonible and was shipped out right away. If there is anything they can do for you they will go out of their way to make it happen.
Very satisfied customer.
Thank you Chedi J. and the rest of the staff at



It is exactly what I ordered and expected. The service was excellent and delivered when promised. UPS however left it in the yard. Not on either door step/porch. That's a UPS issue and doesn't reflect bad on trailer.


This extension shank is just as described, Except the actual length from the hitch pin hole to the outside end of the shank is 15 inches. It is advertised as 16". That matters to pickup owners wanting to know if the extension will allow their trailer to clear the tailgate if it is in the lay down position. (it will on my Ram 1500) Solid, welded points done well. Finish is good.
The quality of this shank is actually better than the original shank that came with my Equalizer brand hitch system.


This does just what I need it to do. I bent a hollow shank 12" extension and knew I needed something stronger. This works like a champ. The length is perfect. My camper cannot quite reach the trailer but it keeps the trailer close coupled. Jack knifing is almost impossible.
As always etrailer service was perfect.


Fits perfectly needed a long shank because of the bumper coming out to much from the hitch

Serge V.


great quality product very satisfy


If you need a way to space your trailer from your truck to ease tailgate opening, this is what you want. It is excellent quality and the etrailer crew hooked me up with the exact rating for my trailer and truck.


Bought the 16 inch shank because we have a 3/4 ton suburban and in order for the gate to open past the power bully winch head. We needed it to be long. Now I have 4 inches to spare. I was apprehensive about length compromising strength, but we towed two hundred miles yesterday with it and it worked great, because of the dimensions were spelled out precisely on the website, I was able to use my old weight distribution system, it bolted right up with no extra parts. We have a tongue weight of 775 lbsand rv weigh of 7500 pounds, no problem and am very please with my purchase.


Product arrived in three days,great packing. Good quality and works as advertised. The other reviews helped with my decision to give it a try. It allows you to leave your tailgate down so you can load a atv in the back of a shortbox truck and still be able to hitchup and turn with a trailer attached.


It's perfect. The only thing I need to do is lengthen my safety chains a bit more (which is no big deal and easy to do) and possibly find a way to lengthen my power cord that plugs into my truck...Not that I HAVE to but it is a bit stretched and making right turns could tighten it up. BUT, other than those few last little adjustments, the shank has allowed me to drop my ball and level my trailer out more, allowing for safer towing! I love it and I have always loved using for my towing needs!


This shank allowed me to lower my tailgate on my 2018 Ram 2500 while still hitched to my toyhauler with an electric jack.


The length from the receiver was more than I was expecting. But it allows me to lower the tailgate without hitting the jack on the trailer now. Awesome!


Very happy with this product, as it allows me to open the back hatch of my Chevy Suburban while my RV is still attached. Also, the lower drop allows me to level the trailer so that I don't have to unhook to camp.

The speed and customer service provided by etrailer were exceptional. Very pleased and will definitely do business again.


Great customer service. Will was great. His recommendation was spot on. This product is super duty for sure. Exactly what I needed. I can now lower my tailgate without hitting the trailer jack. Perfect for my ATV or Motorcycle. I was on hold for a bit, but totally worth the wait.


This item is exactly what I needed to have the ability to lower my tailgate on my F150 when still hooked up my travel trailer. This extended the distance from my tow jack and my truck by 6 inches!


This shank was excellent! I did however cut about 1.5 inches off the bottom for more ground clearance after I established where I needed to mount my hitch.


It gave me enough room to load my golf cart in the bed without having to remove my tailgate
I will repost after out trip this week end


Nice product, for my application I had to cut about 1 inch off the bottom so it would not scrape. The product works as designed, and I'm very pleased with the outcome.


This piece showed up on time ind is perfect for my needs. I was not aware that it had as much drop as it does but that is my fault. It will work fine. I received great help from etrailer with the questions I had about the application that I am using.

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