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

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

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10-3/4" Tall shank offers a 5-3/4" drop or 9-1/4" rise when used with round-bar models, a 3-3/4" drop or 10" rise when used with trunion-bar models. Fits 2" trailer hitch receivers. Designed for rise and drop positions. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number 17120 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 10" Long - 5-3/4" or 3-3/4" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - 17120

  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 3-3/4 In Drop
  • Round - 5-3/4 In Drop
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • 15000 lbs GTW
  • Trunnion - 10 In Rise
  • Round - 9-1/4 In Rise

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


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Overall height: 10-3/4"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop:
    • Round bar system: 5-3/4"
    • Trunion bar system: 3-3/4"
  • Maximum rise:
    • Round bar system: 9-1/4"
    • Trunion bar system: 10"
  • Shank measures:
    • 10" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 9" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank


Dimensions


17120 Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 15,000 lbs







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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution 17120 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 17120, this is the Curt Weight Distribution Shank rated at 15,000 pounds. It is designed to fit a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This portion here is going to be the portion that slides into your hitch. You're going to push it in until your pin holes line up with one another, and then install a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. If you don't already have one, you can refer to our website and see some of your options. Gross towing weight is going to be 15,000 pounds, maximum towing weight is going to be 1,500 pounds. It's going to offer a maximum rise of 8 7/8 of an inch, and a maximum drop of 5 5/8 of an inch, so it can be installed and used in either the drop or rise position.

It's made from a solid steel construction with a nice black powder coated finish on it, so it is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. It is designed to work with Curt heavy duty front end style weight distribution system. A few measurements to go over. The overall length, measuring from end to end is going to give us a measurement of 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the front edge of this support bracket is going to give us a measurement of 3 1/4 of an inch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the front edge of the upright, measuring from here to this portion here, it's going to give us a measurement of 9 inches.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank is going to measure 11 inches. If you measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank, that's going to give us a measurement of right at 3 inches. Again the overall length is going to be 14 inches. You're going to have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight different mount holes. The distance between those mount holes center on center is going to be an inch and a quarter. From the outermost hole to outermost hole, that's going to measure 8 3/4 of an inch.

That's going to do it for today's review of part number 17120, this is the Curt Weight Distribution Shank. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (85 Customer Reviews)

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

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etrailer.com is one of the most reputable companies I have ever dealed with. Good service with excellent pricing. Their phone service for answering questions is outstanding. The products I just received is just what I wanted. Fast shipping and service. I will always check with etrailer first for my automotive needs, 287228



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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. 153924


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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.

-- Patrick B - 10/02/2014

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

George A - 10/01/2015

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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. 403531


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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.

James - 07/09/2018

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High quality and perfect for the new height of the trailer after I flipped the axles to get better ground clearance. 324945


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Perfect!

Fred - 12/14/2017

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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. 520922



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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. 509980


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

Thomas - 05/18/2019

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Very Nice piece for the money. Shipping was very quick. First rate company to deal with. Thanks. 59293


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I pull a 28 ft. race car trailer with my motorhome the hitch is working great. thanks again.

Mike - 05/13/2014

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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. 259837



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Solid and well made. Delivery was much quicker than expected which was a plus! Etrailer has never let me down. 725427



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Product arrived earlier than expected. It was exactly what I had ordered and is exactly what I needed to lower my hitch for the new truck. I went from a Chevy 1500 to 2500 and I needed to drop my hitch 2". From ordering to my receiving the product, I am completely satisfied. 717349



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Great product and had the right amount of drop for pulling the travel trailer level. 711836



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Very sturdy and built well. Fit with the components on my EZ weight distribution hitch. Due to the bumper on my RV I need an extra inch so it would come out far enough to clear and this did the trick. 691032



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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. 690652



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not really a good fit for a 2 inch receiver. Wobbles side to side and up and down. NOt real happy with it. 686471



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Thanks for the fast shipping . Our reese head fit perfect fitting in the bottom holes. 677646



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Very heavy duty. Have used it a lot over the last year and have zero complaints. 675247



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Fit my need exactly and it’s well const ructed. 670213



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Works great 621594



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Solid as a rock! Used this with 10k weight distro hitch and works perfect. Makes my half ton tow like a three quarter ton. Great price and support from etrailer too! 615780



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A perfect fit! Will do the job. Outstanding service from Angela, thank you 547014



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I needed to drop my hitch and this did the trick! Heavy duty product. Welds looked great. Beefy hitch! 544668



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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. 525355


Comments

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.

Derk v - 06/25/2019

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Product well described. Exactly what I needed. Timely shipping. 517859



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Exactly as described. Really struggled finding the exact "drop" needed for my application - this nailed it. 507844



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Exactly as described 481529



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Ball mount shank was received within two days of my order. Thanks for very fast service. 471276



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Just what I needed to get the drop required for the weight distributing hitch on my new truck. It seems very sturdy and the price was good. 461844



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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. 456662



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worked great disappointed with 2 day shipping ordered on Friday 11/24 received Wednesday 11/29 had to delay trip 1 day 455724


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great

John J - 11/29/2018

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Strong heavy duty 430765



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Perfect fit. Fast delivery 430495



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Well built, high quality product! 421491



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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! 418494


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

Michael R - 08/10/2018

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Received a day early. Great help from tech to purchase proper adjustable shank. Will continue to deal with ETRAILER. 411465



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Good communication on shipping status. Great quality. Thx 405607



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Heavy Duty product. It match the dimensions as advertised. It will be used to tow a 7000 lb max weight, 1000 lb max tongue weight trailer via a weight distributing hitch. 394578



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Product details on website were very helpful- ordered the correct item, received it a day early! 387189



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I needed a 5 3/4 inch drop with my new suburban, This worked perfectly. Site was easy to manage and delivery was prompt! 381569



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Great pricing, better delivery service. Was exactly what I needed. 366394



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Fit and finish appear to be great. Price was very reasonable. This particular draw bar is an odd length fit my requirements perfectly. 365246



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We needed a weight distribution shank for our 1999 Dodge Ram, and found just what we needed at etrailer. The sales rep was so helpful, made sure we were ordering the correct one, and was very nice and courteous. The part came in just a few days and now we’re ready to go camping! Will definitely use etrailer again. 364853



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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 etrailer.com . 337197



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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. 327787



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This is a good product and is most useful for extending the length so you can open your tailgate 318034



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This is a very heavy duty distribution shank. It is welded perfectly straight and the hole spacing is accurate and the holes nicely drilled and finished. It is solid steel and very heavy. Recommended. 315415



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Just what I need. Now I can lower the head of the hitch so the trailer will be level. Thanks 289082



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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. 283681



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Well made, fast and free shipping, great service from etrailer as usual! Dave 273359



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Worked perfectly for my application and shipped fast too! 271043



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Pictures don't describe the shank! Solid to the core. Glad I made Etrailer my first place to get the parts I need. 234604


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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2018 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Light 30RIPR
  • It looks like your current system is a Curt MV like part # C17052 which is supposed to help with the distribution of weight but doesn't include any sway control. This is why you were having issues with the wind. There are friction sway control bars like part # 17200 that you can add to your system but they are not as effective as a system that has the sway control integrated into it. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution (WD) # C17500 does have integrated sway control so it will help...
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  • Recommended Extended Ball Mount or Hitch Extender for Towing Boat Trailer
  • For your 2018 Tahoe and boat trailer needing a longer extension between them I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232. Having a longer ball mount like this will not reduce the capacity of your hitch at all. This will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball to the hitch pin hole. For a compatible hitch ball the shank needs to be 1 inch diameter for this mount. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 40038 or 2-5/16...
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  • Are Weight Distribution Head Assemblies and Shanks from Different Brands Interchangeable
  • Most weight distribution shanks share common hole size and spacing dimensions (3/4-inch diameter spaced apart 1-1/4-inch on center) so you can use the head assembly from one brand, such as Pro Series # PS58442 on Curt shank # 17120. All 2-inch replacement shanks for WD systems are linked for you. Other parts from WD systems are typically not interchangeable.
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  • Choosing Between A Fastway Weight Distribution System With Round Bars Or Trunnion Bars
  • One of the major differences between a round bar system and a Trunnion bar system is if ground clearance is an issue, you may be better off choosing a Trunnion-bar system simply because these bars slide into the weight distribution head instead of inserting into it from the bottom, thus maintaining a more streamline system.The round-style spring bars slide up into the head and are held in place with clips. The round bar on # FA94-00-0600 extends about 2-1/2 inches below the weight distribution...
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  • Recommended Extended Weight Distribution Shank for Pro Series System
  • The Pro Series Shank -11" # 63911 has a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustable head holes of 7-3/4". This is the only shank available for a 2 inch receiver from this manufacturer. The adjustment holes on the weight distribution shanks are always 1-1/4 inches on center so they are compatible between manufacturers. Based on the information you gave, I recommend either the Curt # C17122 which has a measurement of 14 inches from hitch pin to adjustment...
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  • Using the Curt WD Shank 17120 along with a WD Head and 2 inch Hitch Ball for a 10K Towing Setup
  • The Curt Weight Distribution Shank # 17120 that you referenced will work perfectly with the Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems # EQ90-02-1000 and the Curt 2" Hitch Ball # A-90 to essentially give you a 10K adjustable ball mount. All 3 components are rated for at least 10,000 lbs and the Equal-i-zer head is compatible with the adjustment holes on the Curd shank and with the Curt hitch ball. To ensure that the Equal-i-zer head will sit level you will need to also...
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  • Shank with More Drop for Pro Series Weight Distribution System # PS49581
  • The shank that comes with Pro Series weight distribution system # PS49581 has a drop of 1-1/2 inches so for a shank that has 2-1/2 inches of drop you can use # C17100. But you may want to go with something that offers more rise/drop options just in case you need it in the future. For that I recommend # 17120. For a round bar weight distribution system it offers up to 5-3/4 inches of drop and up to 9-1/4 inches of rise. Both shanks listed above are compatible with your weight distribution...
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for Weight Distribution on a Lifted Truck
  • Most likely yes, the shank that comes with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution # RP66561 that you referenced can only do a drop of 2-1/4 inches. You are going to need a shank that can do much more drop. First you will need to determine how much drop you will need though. To do that check out the help article I attached on the subject. If you need a drop near 8-3/4 inches you would want the Curt Shank part # C17124, or for more around 5-5/8 inches part # 17120.
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  • Availability of 16 Inch Long Weight Distribution Shank
  • Since it sounds like you're needing more drop because your new truck is taller, I'd go with the Curt # C17122 which is 16 inches long and has a maximum rise of 10-1/4 inches or drop of 6 inches. The shank has 3/4 inch diameter holes that are 1-1/4 inches apart on center. To be sure you're getting the correct rise/drop of shank, measure the height of your receiver, measured from the inside of the top of the receiver tube to the ground. Then, measure the height of the trailer coupler when...
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  • Measurements of Curt Weight Distribution Shank, 12 Inches Long
  • I have attached a photo showing the comparable measurements of the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17121 to those same measurements on the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # 17120 for you. These measurements include the shank length, the vertical height, the clearance to the gusset, and the hole spacing. The # C17121 shank is 1-1/4 inch taller than the # 17120 shank. When used with a Curt trunnion bar weight distribution system, the # C17121 offers a max drop of 5 inches and a max...
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  • Extended Length Weight Distribution Shank for Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
  • The Curt Weight Distribution Shank, 14 Inches Long # C17122 will work well with your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA92-00-0600. This Curt weight distribution shank measures 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes, and the shank is 18 inches long overall. The spacing of the adjustment holes on this shank is 1-1/4 inches center to center, which is the same as your existing Fastway weight distribution shank. I've attached a review video...
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  • Extra-Long Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2-inch Hitch on 2015 Ram 1500
  • We do offer weight distribution shanks for 2-1/2-inch hitches that are 15-inches long. Using a 2-1/2-inch shank will avoid the need for your reducer sleeve. These items include the Reese # RP54977 for trunnion bar systems that do not use washers for head angle adjustment. If you have a Curt weight distribution system and/or prefer a 2-inch shank you can use # C17122 which is 16-inches long.
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  • Selecting Replacement Shank for Curt Weight Distribution System
  • All Curt 2-inch weight distribution shanks are displays on the linked page. These offer varying amounts of drop and rise depending on the type of system you have, round bar or trunnion bar. Curt shank # 17120 will give 5-3/4-inches of drop with round bars but only 3-3/4-inches of drop if your system uses trunnion bars. Overall height is 10-3/4-inches. 12-inch tall shank # C17121 offers 7-inches of drop with round bars and 5-inches with trunnions, as does the 10-inch tall shank # C17122.
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  • What Size Pin Hole Does the Replacement 2 Receiver Part # C45802 Use
  • The two holes that are used on part # C45802 to attach to an adjustable shank like part # 17120 are 5/8" in diameter which is the standard for 2" receiver tubes. You can use two of part # C21500 to attach it to the shank. It can be adjusted upward and downward on the shank depending on your specific needs. The complete unit with the shank, receiver, hitch balls, and hitch pin is part # D900 which I have attached a review video of for you.
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  • Needing a Weight Distribution Hitch That Will Provide for a 3 Inches of More Drop
  • The hitch shank that you currently have, 63970, has been replaced by Reese Hitch Shank # RP54970. This hitch shank will provide 2 inches of drop using round bars and 1-/14 inch drop using trunnion bar on your weight distribution system. The Curt Hitch Shank, # 17120, will increase the drop on round bars to 5-3/4 inches, just over 3 inches. If you use the trunnion bars, then the drop will increase to 3-3/4 inches, adding 2-1/2 inches. This shank will give you almost the 3 inch additional...
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  • Recommendation for a Weight Distribution Shank With a Long Drop for a Lifted Truck
  • The type of shank you should use depends on the weight distribution system you have. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank, # 17120, is a 2 inch square shank and works with with Curt Heavy Duty Trunnion Style weight distribution systems. It has hole spacing of 1-1/4 inches, center to center. Reese shanks also have a hole spacing of 1-1/4 inches, center to center. The best option, however, is to get a shank specifically designed for your weight distribution system. For a Reese WD system,...
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Shanks Work With Blue Ox WD Systems
  • Yes the Curt weight distribution shank part # 17120 that you referenced will work with Blue Ox weight distribution heads like what the # BXW1000 has. We have found that most companies design the heads of their systems to fit the same size shanks. The holes on the shank are 3/4 inch in diameter and are 1-1/4 inches apart on center.
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  • Longest Weight Distribution Shank for a Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 will work with your Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System. Almost all of the weight distribution system shanks we carry are universal. It will provide you with 10" from the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes and up to a 3-3/4" drop for trunnion bar systems. If you instead need something even longer, we have the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 which measures about 14-1/2" from...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used in Ford 3 inch Hitch
  • We don't have any weight distribution shanks to fit a 3 inch hitch directly but at this time we do have ones that will fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch which might help reduce some of the play. For a Reese we have the # RP3215. This would bring you down to using only one hitch reducer. Typically the amount of spring bar tension that a weight distribution system puts on the hitch reduces all of the movement and anti-rattle devices aren't needed.
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  • Compatibility of Curt #17120 Weight Distribution Shank on an Eazlift Elite Round Bar WD System
  • To ensure fitment of the Curt Weight Distribution Shank # 17120, you will want to compare measurements to your Eazlift Elite Round Bar Hitch. This shank is designed to give a max drop of 5-3/4 inches with round bar systems, so if it fits it will provide you with your desired drop. The Curt shank will be 2 inches thick, which is pretty standard, but the important measurements to check will be the bolt hole center measurement and has a bolt hole diameter. This Curt shank has a 1-1/4...
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  • Availability of Longer Shank for Use with Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • Sounds like you are in need of a weight distribution shank that can do more drop than what came with your FastWay E2 kit part # FA94-00-0800. For that we have the part # FA92-02-4315 which can do drop of up to 6-1/2 inches if used with a round bar setup or 8-1/2 inches if used with trunnion setup. If instead you meant length like horizontal length the part # 17120 measures 10 inches from pin hole to center of shank hole.
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Shank Work with Fastway E2 Weight Distribution System FA92-02-4100
  • Yes, the Curt weight distribution shank part # 17120 is a fit with the Fastway E2 WD system part # FA92-02-4100 that you referenced. Thankfully nearly all of the weight distribution system manufacturers made their head and shank dimensions similar.
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  • Hitch Ball and Shank Recommendations for a Equalizer WD System
  • You would need to measure the shank of your current hitch ball to see if it would be compatible. You will need to measure the width of the threaded portion of the ball as well as the length of that same portion. For a hitch ball that fits the required dimension you would want part # 63018 for a 2 inch ball or part # 63019 for a 2-5/16 inch ball. For a shank you could use the part # 17120 as it would be compatible and would work well.
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  • Replacement Drop Shank for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17500
  • The shank included in the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 has a 7-1/2" rise and a 1/2" drop while using trunnion spring bars. Therefore, if your current needs require a 5-1/4" drop in order to keep the trailer level with your tow vehicle then you will need to replace the shank with one more inline with your rise/drop needs. I do have an option for you but the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 only has a 3-3/4" drop while using trunnion spring bars. For...
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  • Is 9 inches of Ground Clearance Enough for Weight Distribution Shank
  • 9 inches of ground clearance will be adequate for most situations. If you need the drop that the part # 17120 provides to tow your trailer level that would be the priority over ground clearance. This shank does not drop down too far so there wouldn't be a different option we could provide that is going to give you any additional clearance.
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  • How to Determine the Best Weight Distribution Shank for a Weight Distribution System
  • The type of shank you will need depends on the weight distribution system you have. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank, # 17120, is a 2 inch square shank and works with with Curt Heavy Duty Trunnion Style weight distribution system # 17302. It has hole spacing of 1-1/4 inch, center to center. The Reese and Draw-Tite shanks are made by the same manufacturer, so a Reese or Draw-Tite WD system will work with a shank from either brand. The hole spacing, for full size shanks, is 1-1/4 inch,...
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution Shank be Used with Reese Weight Distribution System
  • Some weight distribution shanks are specific to their manufacturer and cannot be used with a system it's not intended for. An example is the Reese # RP54970. To avoid running into a situation that does not fit for a specific application is why we recommend sticking with the same manufacturer if possible. However, the Curt # 17120 that you are looking at is a standard design, and will work just fine with your Reese system.
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  • Curt Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for a Draw Tite WD Trunnion System
  • Your math is good, and the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 should work very well for you based on that. This shank can do a max drop of 5-5/8 inches. I attached an FAQ article on picking out the correct rise/drop ball mount plus an FAQ weight distribution systems.
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