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Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment

Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment

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This shank offers both rise and drop positions. It measures 7" from the hitch pin hole to the bolt holes. 10 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion. Call 800-298-1624 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C17123 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Curt
  • Trunnion - 6-1/4 In Drop
  • Round - 8-1/4 In Drop
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • Trunnion - 12-1/2 In Rise
  • Round - 11-3/4 In Rise
  • 15000 lbs GTW

This shank offers both rise and drop positions. It measures 7" from the hitch pin hole to the bolt holes. 10 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution systems head assembly
    • Designed for use with Curt weight distribution systems
  • 10 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
  • Welded steel construction is durable
  • Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Overall height: 13-1/4"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop:
    • Round bar system: 8-1/4"
    • Trunion bar system: 6-1/4"
  • Maximum rise:
    • Round bar system: 11-3/4"
    • Trunion bar system: 12-1/2"
  • Shank measures:
    • 7" From center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 6" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
    • 8" From the center of the pin hole to the furthest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
  • 1-Year limited warranty


17123 Curt Manufacturing Weight Distribution Shank - 7" - 10 Hole

Item # C17123

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Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment - C17123

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (178 Customer Reviews)

This shank offers both rise and drop positions. It measures 7" from the hitch pin hole to the bolt holes. 10 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion.

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etrailer delivered on time as promised and I had no problems with the order. The product was as described and works perfectly with my Husky Centerpoint hitch. The large adjustment range lets me level my trailer when towing with my 3/4 ton Silverado. I have now towed my trailer about 15,000 miles with it and had no problems.

I an still using the shank and am very pleased with the performance. I expect to use it for many years to come.
Armas - 10/25/2020

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I needed the additional drop due to a higher sitting truck and a low travel trailer hitch. I may need to cut 2 inches off the bottom to increase the ground clearance.

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I recently bought a new truck (Ram 2500 3/4 ton). My old truck was a Ram 1500 1/2 ton. My Husky hitch was fine on the 1500 truck, but not on the 2500, it sits a LOT higher off the ground. I needed a drop hitch that fit my Husky, and you guys HAVE IT. It worked out great, first trip out today with it, everything level and no sag on truck or camper. As stated in your catalog, this Curt brand DOES fit my Husky brand, NO PROBLEM. Thank you, what a life saver on not having to buy a whole new hitch.

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It is exactly what they described it to be. Very happy with etrailer,I recommend them very highly, I put down the wrong address so i emailed them and they got it corrected with no delay on the delivery,and called to inform me they took care of it. Great place to do business with. Now I can go camping

Still working great, my camper pulls nice and level. And I still highly recommend etrailer.
Rick S - 09/08/2018

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This hitch is what I need to complete my install on my sway distribution hitch Jim was A-1 in helping me with the different style hitches thanks again

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Customer service was great on this product. I needed to know the exact dimensions of the product and found all the data that I needed. Response to my email was fast and accurate. Deliver of the product was quick. I had been to other vendors and they never got back to me. I was great working with etrailer.

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Very good quality, heavy duty construction and nice finish. Recently changed tow vehicle and needed to add more drop. This shank did the job.

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Exactly what I needed. Works great with my curt hitch assembly.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Plenty of room for the adjustment needed. Excellent quality product, well fabricated. Very good customer service and speedy delivery time. Ordered on a Monday morning and had the part before 1pm the next day.

The part I ordered works perfect and we’re ready to begin another season of hauling our 27’ camper tomorrow.
Tim C - 05/04/2018

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This is a good drop shank if you have a truck that is leveled with oversized tires.

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I ordered the distribution shank for my new Ram. It works great like it's suppose to. Great service and quick delivery.

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This is one heavy duty weight distribution shank. I am very happy with etrailer, Now I have all Curt equipment on the truck, and super fast delivery. A+ job thank you

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by: 08/12/2021

Worked great on our 2021 2500 z71 chevy..plenty of adjustment to level our camper

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Perfect ammount of drop for my camper to ride level behind my 2019 2wd suburban.

Adam s - 02/22/2021

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I recently purchased a 2015 Tahoe and since the trailer hitch is positioned above the bumper as opposed to my 2000 Tahoe which has the hitch located below the bumper, I had to find and purchase a new receiver. I found this product at etrailer and it fits perfectly. It is compatible with the Drawtite weight distribution ball.

ucsfsmile - 07/13/2016

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Heavy duty!! No defects found

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I needed a weight distribution system and quickly realized that Curt was the best around. You get what you pay for so why not get the best!? Very simple to install and with the correct routine maintenance this will last forever, Shipping was fast and box was In good shape when it arrived.

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After shopping around for a hitch ,I was recommended to etrailer by a friend and found exactly the hitch I needed at a much better price than all the other places that I had looked at,even for the same brand and model of hitch !!

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Received exactly what I ordered.

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The product arrived in great shape in spite of the box having broken down and had been repaired. The drop hitch looked of excellent quality and I was able to install on my weight distribution hitch easily. Your website is very informational and easy to navigate. Overall it was a pleasure doing business with etrailer. Thank you very much.

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Good product

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etrailer customer service is outstanding. I needed a long drop down receiver for my lifted truck and Meghan L talked with me on the phone for about 45 minutes. We did measurements and looked for a while to make my trailer ride level. Meghan was very helpful and the product has been top quality. Thank you for all your help.

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I chose this one because it didn't stick out as far as the others but still had sufficient drop for my 5" lift on the Avalanche with a trunion style WD hitch (higher than bar). It's mounted on the 2nd and 3rd lower holes and I chopped off the bottom one to prevent dragging. Works great!

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What a great product for the money. Fast shipment

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Order received promptly and at a good price. This is just what I needed to get my camper to tow level behind my slightly lifted truck. This beast appears well built. Going to put it to the test this weekend towing 36’ camper. Overall experience was great. Only complaint was from my wife who had to carry the heavy package in when delivered.

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Could Curt Shank # C17123 be Used with Ram 1500 and Fastway E2 System
    The overall height of the Curt shank part # C17123 being 13-1/2 inches would not be too tall for a full sized truck like your Ram 1500. This shank is also perfectly compatible with a Fastway e2 system like you have as well so it would work great in that regard as well.
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  • Shank Recommendation for a Curt Weight Distribution System to Allow for Additional Drop
    You want to set the ball height adjustment so that the trailer is being towed as level as possible. Sometimes with weight distribution systems the included shank does not provide enough drop to allow this so then you would need to get a shank that allows for more drop. The part # C17123 will provide you with the additional drop you would need. I attached a picture with dimensions on it for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Different Brand Shanks be Used with Most Weight Distribution Systems
    Yes, almost all weight distribution manufacturers use the same dimensions between the shank holes which means that they can all use each others shanks if needed. The Curt shanks are very popular replacements as they offer quite a bit of drop and their prices are pretty good. The part # C17123 is a very popular option.
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  • Shank Recommendation for a Weight Distribution System For 10 inches of Drop
    Since your weight distribution system has a ball mount built into it there would be no way to use an adjustable ball mount with it. But what you might really need is a new shank for your weight distribution system that allows for drops of up to 10 inches. The Curt shank part # C17123 can do up to 12-1/4 inches of drop and should work for you as long as your current setup has holes in the shank that are 3/4 of an inch in diameter and are 1-1/4 inch apart.
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  • Will a Curt Shank Work with a Reese Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Curt weight distribution shank # C17123 can be used with a Reese weight distribution head. Both have 3/4 inch diameter holes spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center.
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 Work with Husky WD System
    The Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 that you referenced does fit Husky weight distribution heads like what you have and will sit at least 3 inches lower than most standard shanks so this would fit and work well for you.
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  • How To Choose Adjustable Weight Distribution Shank
    The shank you choose would depend on the difference between the height of the trailer coupler and the height of the towing vehicle receiver. Park the trailer and the towing vehicle on level pavement. You then need to measure the distance form the top of the receiver opening to the ground. Then measure the distance from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground. If the towing vehicle receiver height is greater, you a ball mount with a drop. If the trailer coupler height is...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution Shank With Maximum Height Of 12-1/2 Inches
    There are shanks like the Curt Weight Distribution Shank, Item # C17123, with a maximum length of 12-1/2 inches but they are not exactly the same. The Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank, Item # FA92-02-4214, is one of those that is similar and has a maximum height of 11-1/2 inches. Other options are available and I am attaching a link to our available inventory for you to check out.
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  • Are Shanks from Different Weight Distribution Systems Interchangeable
    The shank parts of most weight distribution hitches use standardized hole sizing and spacing so the shank from one brand of WD system will work with the head assembly from another brand. You do want to verify though that the weight capacities are the same. If your Pro Series shank were to be, just for example, rated for 1200-lbs of tongue weight (TW) such as # 63911, but your new system has a higher weight rating then you'd need to get another shank of the appropriate weight capacity. All...
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  • Reducer Sleeve to Install Weight Distribution System in 3-Inch Hitch
    Weight distribution shanks like Curt part # C17123 are available in 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch hitch sizes but not 3-inch. But to use your system in a 3-inch hitch all you need to do is use a reducer sleeve # C45408. This reducer will allow 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch shanks to fit your 3-inch hitch.
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  • Curt Drop Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Most weight distribution shanks have the dimensions yours has with the 3/4 inch holes and 1/1-4 inches between the holes measured on center. The Curt shank # C17123 has a drop of 9-1/2 inches for round bar systems and a drop of 7-1/2 inches for the trunnion system. For even more drop the part # C17124 would give you up to 13-1/2 inches of drop.
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  • Drop Shank for Weight Distribution System that Fits 2-1/2 inch Hitch in 2019 Ford F-250
    For a drop weight distribution shank that fits a 2-1/2 hitch similar to the Curt # C17123 you'd want the Curt shank part # C17132 which can do a drop of 8 inches. The weight capacities for this are 1,500 lb tongue weight and 15,000 lb total trailer weight. I attached a review video for this shank for you to check out as well.
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  • Is Curt Weight Distribution Shank Compatible With Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you can use the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 with a Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution System as shanks from different manufacturers are compatible. We do have the other shank you said you were looking for the, Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank # RP63971 if that was the route you wanted to go. I've added links to video reviews of both shanks for you to take a look at.
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  • Can Equalizer Weight Distribution System be Used with Curt Weight Distribution Shank
    The Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 that you referenced is confirmed to fit with Equalizer weight distribution systems. It will work with the 14k Equalizer part # EQ37141ET you are interested in which can be used with a hitch reducer.
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  • How to Determine the Correct Rise or Drop Needed for a Weight Distribution Shank
    If you go over the options, see link, ahead of time then you will not have to worry about returning a shank to get a different one! Basically, you will need to determine what rise or drop you will need in order to tow the trailer level and then get a shank that has the proper amount of rise or drop. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers ball mounts but the same technique is used to determine the rise or drop needed for a weight distribution shank. Shanks for the Blue...
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  • Shank Recommendation for 3 More Inches of Drop for Reese Weight Distribution System
    The Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 would be a great option for you. This shank fits Reese systems and it extends about 4 more inches down below what your current shank does. I attached a review video for this shank for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123
    Since manufacturers do not test their products together I don't necessarily know if they are compatible (although most shanks are universal), but I can give you the information that you need to do some measuring on your end. The Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 has holes that are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center and the shank itself is 2" x 2" both on the end that inserts into your hitch receiver on your 2011 GMC Yukon Denali and on the end that connects to the WD system....
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  • Can Bulldog Winch Mounting Plate be Used with Curt Shank and Adjustable 2" Reciver
    Yes, the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 and Replacement 2" Receiver # C45802 are compatible with both the Replacement Tri-Ball # C45800 and the Bulldog Winch Hitch Mounted Winch Mounting Plate # BDW20011. I went out to the warehouse and verified this. I also spoke with my contact at Curt to get his take on using the winch mounting plate with these parts since they are technically designed to be used for towing and he said that it would be best to not exceed the 6,000...
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  • Drop Shank for Reese Weight Distribution Used on 2017 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4x4
    You are on the right track and have everything thought out correctly. You want the trailer to sit as level as possible and to do this you have to measure from bottom of coupler when level to the ground and then measure from the top of the hitch tube to the ground as well. If your bottom coupler lip is the same height as the bottom of the trailer frame then measuring from the frame to the ground between the two axles will work as well. If you need 6-7 more inches than what the Reese...
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  • Is Curt Shank C17123 Similar to Husky Shank 30857
    The Husky shank you mentioned has a 7-1/2 inch rise and 9-1/2 inch drop. The Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 that you referenced is similar and has a 8-1/4 inch drop.
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  • When Should Weight Distribution System be Replaced
    There is not a specific lifespan for a weight distribution system. If maintained and the system is properly rated for your towing setup, it can potentially last for a long time. When determining if it should be replaced, you will just want to take note of its various components, checking for excessive wear, rust or corrosion. Also keep in mind that individual parts can usually be replaced if needed without replacing the entire weight distribution system. If you find that you do need...
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  • Drop Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for a Draw Tite Weight Distribution System
    The Curt weight distribution shanks are compatible with your Draw Tite weight distribution system and would work well to provide you with more drop. The part # C17123 that you referenced measures 11-1/4 inches from the top to the bottom so this would give you 3-1/4 more inches of drop than your current shank.
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  • Can a Curt Weight Distribution Shank be Used with a Blue Ox Weight Distribution Head
    If your Blue Ox head bolts on using 3/4 inch diameter bolts that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center then you could use a different shank such as Curt shank # C17123 which has a maximum drop of 12-1/4 inches. Nearly all brands of weight distribution systems use the same dimensions for the shanks so it is not uncommon to use a Curt shank with a different brand head as long as the holes match up.
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  • What is the Weight Capacity of Curt Weight Distribution Shank 17123
    The Curt weight distribution shank # C17123 is going to carry the same capacity as the rest of the system used with it. The highest rated Curt weight distribution systems are rated for 15,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,500 pounds tongue weight so that would be its limit. It doesn't have an official capacity so up to 15,000/1,500 pounds is the safe, tested limit.
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  • Drop Shank for Weight Distribution for 2003 Ford F-250 with 4 inch Lift
    For what you have the Curt shank part # C17123 is going to be your best option. It can do a drop of up to 6-1/4 inches and has a 10 hole adjustment range. To determine the rise/drop you'd need you'd need to measure your coupler from bottom lip to ground on trailer when level and then from top of the hitch opening to the ground. The difference there is the drop you'd need. This shank fits all of the standard weight distribution shanks as well.
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  • What Shank to use With Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System?
    It sounds like you need to get another 5 inches of drop. The shank on your Curt Weight Distribution System # C17002 offers a maximum of 2-1/2 inches of drop so you will need a shank that gives you at least 7-1/2 inches. If that is the case, either of the shanks you referenced would work for you. Shank # C17123 will offer your round bar system up to 8-1/4 inches of drop while shank # C17124 will give you up to 9-1/2 inches of drop. Each of these shanks are designed for use with Curt...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for Needing Up to 6-1/4 inch Drop
    The great thing about weight distribution shanks is that basically all manufacturers make them to the same spec so they are interchangeable with other brands. The best option we have that would cover the range you need is the Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 which can do a drop up to 6-1/4 inch and since it has holes all along the vertical portion of the shank you can basically do anything between that and zero drop. Rise/drop is measured from the top of the hitch opening...
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  • Can a Hitch Adapter Be Used with a Weight Distribution System
    The shank that would have came with your weight distribution system more than likely has multiple holes which you can use to further level the trailer to the tow vehicle. If you have run out of adjustment points then you are going to need a new shank which I have attached a list of for you. In order to determine the correct rise/drop you need to look for in a weight distribution shank you will want to take a look at the attached help article. Once you find the correct rise/drop for your...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System Shank for Blue Ox SwayPro 1500 for Maximum Ground Clearance
    Based on your measurement of your trailer and your receiver, you will need a drop of 6.25 inches. The Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment # C17123 has a maximum drop of 6.25 inches so it will work well with your Blue Ox System and offer you the most ground clearance. The manufacturer difference between the shank and the system is not an issue as this shank and your Blue Ox SwayPro BXW 1500 # BXW1500 are compatible.
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