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Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 12" Rise - 8" Drop

Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 12" Rise - 8" Drop

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This shank offers both rise and drop positions. Fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers. 11 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C17132 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 12" Rise - 8" Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Curt
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 8 In Drop
  • Round - 8 In Drop
  • Trunnion - 12 In Rise
  • Round - 12 In Rise

This shank offers both rise and drop positions. Fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers. 11 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion.


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
  • 11 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Overall height: 14-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 12"
  • Overall length:12-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


17132 Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/4" Rise - 3-3/4" Drop - 8" Long

Item # C17132






Customer Reviews

Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 12" Rise - 8" Drop - C17132

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (20 Customer Reviews)

This shank offers both rise and drop positions. Fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers. 11 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your weight distribution system. Powder coated steel resists corrosion.

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Great service and very knowledgeable staff at etrailer. Will be shopping here again for sure! 585873



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This was a perfect drop hitch for a 2018 ford f350. Bought to use with a reese weight Distribution system and works great. Good product and a great place to buy! 861619



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It was exactly what I needed. Shipping was expensive due to the rush but all in all everything went well. 861211



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Great company to work with, super easy to find. Ordered the shank on a Monday and received it on Thursday. Would reccomend this company to anyone looking for this stuff.. 859554



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Great product Timely shipping easy to track order I would definitely recommend etrailer for any towing needs 857038



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I used the c17132 shank to replace my original 2” camper trailer shank, which was not big enough to fit on my new 2500 ram. It works great. No slack or shake and makes pulling so much better. 822554



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Just what I needed for my jayco 23b and 2020 Silverado 2500hd. Perfect drop for my equalizer hitch, trailer rides nice and level. 816347



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The quality is excellent. The customer service is outstanding. 809622



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Worked as I expected and makes towing with new truck much easier. 805551



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worked great with a hitch that came with a used camper I got. need this to fit my lifted 3/4 ton truck. 803248



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Works great very heavy made. 777377



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The hitch shank is good quality. I bought for a stock 2018 F350 4 wheel drive. It was actually a little longer than I needed. I probably could have gotten by with the shorter shank. 763624



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Item was received sooner than expected and was exactly what I needed. Excellent service, thanks 756255



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Just recieved my Curt 8" drop shank for my weight distribution hitch, just what I needed for my lifted truck to be able pull my RV. Awesome Customer service. Thanks again 739110



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Item was delivered in three days very high-quality I’m impressed 735952



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excellent customer service and fast shi pping 726692



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Excellent clean workmanship! Heavy heavy duty. Works great with the new 2020 HD2500 Silverado ride height. 723090



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Quality product, 705490



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Hitch works very good. No need for the sleeve adapter anymore. Only issue I had was it was too much of a drop. Had to cut about three holes off of the bottom. Otherwise I was hitting ground going into driveways. 656744



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Perfect fit for Ram 2500 and Airstream 639922


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • Is the Curt Weight Distribution Shank Offered In 2-1/2"
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank is offered is 2-1/2", part # C17132 for an 8" drop or part # C17131 for 2" drop. In regards to the hitch ball, the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # 63836 is rated for 14K and has a 1-1/4" shank which most weight distribution systems use.
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  • Will the Curt 2-1/2 Inch Weight Distribution Shank Work With 2 Inch Weight Distribution Head
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 is just what you need to use a weight distribution system on a trailer hitch with 2-1/2" receiver tube opening without using a 2-1/2" to 2" sleeve adapter. The shank does narrow down for use with a standard weight distribution head. In other words, the weight distribution head for a 2-1/2" hitch is the same for a 2" hitch.
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  • Will the Curt Weight Distribution Shank Work On a 2019 Ram 2500
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 offers up to 8" of drop. In order to see if this is enough for your truck/trailer combo you will need to take some measurements. If the distance from the ground to the top inside edge of the trailer hitch is within 8" from the distance to the ground from the bottom of the trailer coupler while level then you will be good to go. That said, I am pretty sure the above will have enough drop for most trucks so you should be good to go. The...
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  • Hitch Pin Hole Measurement Of Curt Weight Distribution Shank C17132
    I went to the warehouse and measured the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # C17132 and it measures 3" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank. I have attached a diagram with some other measurements I took as well that may be helpful.
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  • Diagram with Dimensions for Curt Weight Distribution Shank C17132
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17132 has an overall height of 14-1/2 inches and an overall length of 12-1/2 inches. The adjustment holes are spaced 1-1/4 inches on center and the distance from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment hole is 8 inches on center. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the shank is 3-1/2 inches. From the edge of the shank to the middle of the curved section, the distance is 7-1/2 inches. I've attached a diagram with these...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution Shank for 2017 Ford F-250 with 6 Inch Lift and 37 Inch Tires
    The correct way to measure for rise/drop is from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube (A) and then from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level (B). The difference between these two measurements will then give you the correct rise/drop (C). Therefore, your A measurement minus your B measurement will give you your C measurement which will be for drop. I am having a hard time trying to decipher where you are measuring from but I can tell you that...
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  • Dimensions Of Curt Weight Distribution Shank C17132
    I went to the warehouse and measured the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # C17132 and it measures 9" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the vertical portion of the shank. I have attached a diagram with some other measurements I took as well that may be helpful.
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  • Most Amount of Drop That Can Be Had with Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
    The most amount of drop we offer in a weight distribution shank with 2-1/2" stinger is 8", the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 which can be used with an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System like part # EQ37141ET. If you need a higher capacity, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ64FR is available but not without the shank so you would just have to swap them out. Please note, rise/drop is measured from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Shank for a 2018 Ram 2500
    I have exactly what you need for your 2018 Ram 2500. For this, I recommend the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 which has a 2-1/2" shank that offers up to an 8" drop. According to the measurements you provided, you will need a shank with a 7-3/4" drop which means the above shank will be perfect for you. It is also the most amount of drop we offer in a 2-1/2" weight distribution shank. The hole size and spacing follows the industry standard so it will work on most other weight...
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  • What is Length of Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17132
    The overall length of the Curt weight distribution shank part # C17132 is 12-1/2 inches. This is a couple inches longer than most shanks so it should work well for you, but since I don't know the current length of your shank it's hard to say that for certain. Most 2-1/2 inch Equalizer brand shanks are about the same overal length but they have the hitch pin moved quite a bit closer to the vertical portion of the shank so the Curt would easily stick out further than what you have most likely.
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  • What is Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17132
    The tongue weight capacity of the Curt weight distribution shank part # C17132 that you referenced is 1,500 lbs. I believe that is your only question but if you have any other parts from your WD system that needs to be replaced let me know and I'll see what we can do.
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  • Weight Capacity for Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # C17132
    I checked with Curt and the weight distribution shank part # C17132 that you referenced is rated for 15,000 lbs total trailer weight and 1,500 lbs tongue weight.
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution Shank C17132 Work With Reese System RP66022
    Yes, fortunately the shanks for weight distribution systems are standardized so it is fine to use one brand of shank with another brand of WD head assembly. Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2-Inch Hitches # C17132 will fit your 2-1/2-inch hitch and your Reese WD system # RP66022.
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  • Drop Shank that Fits 2 inch Hitches for Weight Distribution
    We have drop weight distribution shanks that fit 2 inch hitches like you have like with the Curt # C17132 which can do a drop of up to 6-1/4 inches. Or the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4400 which can do a drop of up to 9 inches.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with 8 inch Drop for Equalizer System
    We do carry a Curt weight distribution shank that offers 2 more inches of drop than the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4900 that offers a 6 inch drop. The Curt weight distribution shank for 2 1/2 inch hitches part # C17132 has a 8 inch drop and will fit into the weight distribution head that came with the Equal-i-zer system. The Curt weight distribution shank has the same hole spacing as the Equal-i-zer shank so they are interchangable. The majority of weight distribution shanks have...
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  • Will I Need a Longer Weight Distribution Shank if I Switch to a Lifted Truck?
    If you only have the shank that came with your Blue Ox SwayPro system, then you will almost definitely need a longer shank to tow with a lifted F-350. The good news is the brand isn't all that important because most shanks are interchangeable between brands and we can help you figure out what size shank you will actually need. I attached a help article to this page that talks about how to find the correct rise or drop for a ball mount. Basically, you will just want to get your truck...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2-Inch Hitch That Allows Increased Height Drop
    Since weight distribution shanks are made to a common standard you can use any brand of 2-1/2-inch shank with your EAZ-Lift setup. Based on your dimensions you need a shank that will give you at least 4-inches of drop. The Equal-i-zer shank # EQ90-02-4900 that you referenced should work great since it gives up to 6-inches of drop (and so long as your actual tongue weight (TW) does not exceed its 1600-lb rating). Please refer to the linked photo of this part that has measurements. If...
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  • Parts Needed to Allow Use of 2-Inch Weight Distribution System in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
    Yes, you can use your 2-inch weight distribution hitch (WDH) in a 2-1/2-inch hitch in either of two ways. One way is to add a hitch reducer sleeve to the 2-1/2-inch hitch to drop it down to a 2-inch size to allow using your system as-is. We have many brands of reducer such as Curt # C45405; this and others appear on the linked page. The other way is to replace the 2-inch shank with a 2-1/2-inch shank and we do offer these as individual parts. All 2-1/2-inch shanks appear on the other...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 10K Trailer and Lifted Ford F-250
    The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66074 is an excellent option with some of the best sway control prevention on the market. It will be the perfect option for a 10,000 lb trailer. It also does not come with a shank which means you can pick out one specifically for your needs. For example, if you have a tow vehicle with larger trailer hitch you can get a larger shank or if you have a truck with a lift you can get a shank with more drop. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    We have 2-1/2 inch shanks that will work with a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66074 but you did not mention the length you had so I'll give you a number of options for shanks that fit 2-1/2 inch hitches and you can choose the correct one. - Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976 is 17-1/2" long and offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and has a weight rating of up to 1,700 lbs of tongue weight. - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4800 is 12" long,...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank to Adjust for Taller Height of 2019 Ford Pickup
    Ford trucks are getting taller and this can sometimes cause towing complications. The good news is that weight distribution shanks are standardized for hole size and hole spacing. This allows them to be interchangeable between brands. Since you have a reducer sleeve in your 2-1/2-inch hitch you will have that many more to choose from since you can use either a 2-inch shank with the reducer or a 2-1/2-inch shank by itself. All of the WD shanks we offer appear on the page I linked...
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  • Can Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System be Used With Hitch Reducer
    Though it is possible to use a hitch reducer sleeve in a 2-1/2 inch hitch with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66560, we have asked the manufacturer, Reese, about this in the past and they do not recommend doing so because it can reduce the capacity of the system. The best option to use the Steadi-Flex with a 2-1/2 inch hitch is to simply replace the 2 inch shank of the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 with a 2-1/2 inch shank, the Curt Weight Distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution System Drop for a 2018 Ram 2500 Pulling a 2017 Forest River Sonoma Trailer
    To determine if the drop of Equalizer's standard shank is sufficient for your tow vehicle and trailer combination, you need to measure from the ground to bottom of the coupler. Then do the same from the ground to the top of the receiver on your Ram 2500. If your hitch height is greater than your coupler by more than 3 inches, a larger shank is needed. The Equalizer adjustable shank that comes with # EQ37120ET has a maximum rise of 7 inches and a maximum drop of 3 inches. An adjustable...
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  • Can Curt 2-1/2-Inch Shank C17128 Be Used with Fastway Weight Distribution FA92-00-1000
    You can use a different brand of shank with a weight distribution system. Fortunately these parts are standardized for hole size and hole spacing which allows them to be swapped out when necessary. We cannot swap out components in the Fastway kit but you can certainly purchase and use the alternate shank. The Curt 2-1/2-inch shank # C17132 can be used with the Fastway weight distribution system # FA92-00-1000 if you want to avoid using a hitch reducer sleeve like # C45405.
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  • Recommended Longer 2-1/2 Inch Shank for a Pro Series Weight Distribution System
    The Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 will work with the Pro Series Weight Distribution System part # PS49902 so if this is what you need then you will be good to go. However, the 8" drop that the above offers is quite long and if you don't use all of this then the shank might limit your ground clearance. If you only need 6" per say of drop then I would go with the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4900 instead. In order to find out how much drop you need, simply...
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution Shank that Fits 2-1/2 inch Hitch Size
    We have weight distribution shanks that fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch size like what you have on your 2019 Ram 2500 like with the Curt # C17132 if you need a lot of drop or the # C17131 which doesn't give quite as much drop.
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for Husky Centerline Weight Distribution that Fits 2.5 inch Hitch
    We do have drop shanks for weight distribution systems that will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch and allow you additional drop like you are wanting. For that we have the Curt part # C17132 which can do a drop of up to 8 inches, fits your hitch, and also fits you Husky brand weight distribution system.
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  • Drop Shank that Fits 2-1/2 inch Hitch for Use with Curt MV Weight Distribution System
    Since you'd need more drop than what the shank of the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17062 provides you may as well go with a drop shank that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch directly without needing the adapter sleeve like the Curt shank part # C17132 which fits the hitch size and provides up to 8 inches of drop.
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  • Recommended Shank Replacement for Reese Steadi-Flex System with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    The shank on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 requires a flat front for the head adjustment so the Reese # RP54977 will not work. You can alternatively use the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # C17132 or # C17131 for compatibility.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation with 9 inches of Drop for 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    The weight distribution shank we offer that has the most drop that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch is the Curt Shank part # C17132 which has a drop of 8 inches. Depending on if you calculated the drop you need with the trailer's tongue weight on the hitch or not this could work. If you came up with 9 inches of drop with the tow vehicle unloaded 8 inches of drop might be right when the weight of the trailer is on the rear suspension. Otherwise we have a 2 inch shank with 9 inches of drop as the...
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