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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop

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Shank offers up to a 12" drop and a 15" rise for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches. Call 800-298-1624 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ34FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Equal-i-zer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ34FR

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Square - 12 Inch Drop

Shank offers up to a 12" drop and a 15" rise for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches.


  • Designed for use with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems
  • Provides both drop and rise
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Dipped for corrosion resistance
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,600 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Overall length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 15" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 12" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Incremental adjustment: 1-1/4"

90-02-4725 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long x 12" Drop x 15" Rise

Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop

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

Video Transcript for Review of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch Parts - Adjustable Shank - EQ34FR

Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here etrailer.com .and we're going to be taking a look at the equalizer weight distribution shank. So this is going to be that important component that connects to your towing vehicle. And that allows you to mount on your weight distribution head so that you can tow your trailer more effectively. Of course, those weight distributions are going to be a great option for towing a heavier camper. And also just ensuring that you have a safer, more comfortable towing experience while you're going down the road, helps to spread out the weight more evenly across all your axles.

So by having an adjustable ball mount or an adjustable shank, that makes it easier to get that ride height where you need it to be. Now, this is going to be a pretty tall shank for you. So it's definitely going to be something to use with taller trucks, maybe even trucks with the lift kit, going to need to be pretty high off the ground.This shake measures 17 inches tall from the bottom to the top there. So I would suggest using this with a vehicle that at least sits about 20 inches measured from the ground to the inside top edge of that hitch. Probably more than that, honestly, just because this is so tall and you don't want to worry about bottoming out.

So that's something to consider with this. We do have other configurations that aren't quite as extreme. So if you're not sure you need something with so much of a drop, those options might be better for you, but if you need that really big ball mount for a lifted truck, this is going to be a great option. So let's take a little closer, look at it and go over some more of the specs for you. You can see that this is going to be a gloss coated powder coat here should keep our ball mount pretty protected, for many years.There is already a little bit of chipping.

So that's something to consider. It's not going to be the prettiest thing in the world, especially after you use it for a while, but that's not really why we get these guys. It's usually more function than form. At the back, we'll have this nice wide gusset fin. So that's going to help to give support to that front shank.

So we don't have to worry about that collapsing in. It is reinforced by welts all the way around. It's kind of hard to see that black fin against my black shirt, but it's definitely going to help to provide that support for our shank. Both of these are going to be solid steel pieces that are welded together at the top. Really nice, solid weld. So, very heavy duty steel construction, and should be up to the task for us.The weight capacities for this, the tongue weight is 1600 pounds. The max gross towing weight is 16,000 pounds. Of course, it's always a good idea to make sure that you check your owner's manual, not only for your towing vehicle, but also for every component in your system, you really are only as strong as your weakest components. Always go off with the lowest number of any of those components to make sure that you're staying safe with that. As far as our adjustment holes here, we're going to have six different holes. Those are spaced apart by an inch and a quarter. So we'll be able to move that head assembly as needed to get that to the right height that we need. The max drop that we'll get out of this. So going from the top of your hitch receiver opening to the top of the head assembly on your weight distribution, that is going to be 12 inches again for the drop.You can use it in the max or in the rise position, but you'd have to have a really dropdown vehicle and a pretty tall trailer for that to really make sense to use this guy. It does give you a max of 15 inches of rise for that. So it can be used that way, but I would be surprised if there are going to be anybody out there using it like that. It works with a two and a half inch by two and a half inch hitch. So that's usually going to be your class fours and fives. Not all class fours will have that same size. Some will be two inches, but anything that's going to be a two and a half inch by two and a half inch receiver tube.The pinholes, a five eights of an inch diameter. Again, as far as clearance, we're going to have to worry about that gusset fin only if you're using it in the rise position, but still you're going to have about four inches between the back of that fin and where you would attach your hitch pin. It does not come with one. So that is something you'll have to pick up on your own or a locking hitch pin. We do have a lot of options here at etrailer.com. This is made in the USA, and that really about does it for our look at the equalizer weight distribution shank. I hope this video has been helpful in deciding if this is going to be the right one for you, but we do have other options available here etrailer.com. So check them out. Thanks for watching..

Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop - EQ34FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 12" drop and a 15" rise for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches.

- EQ34FR

Have a 2500 4x4 Ram with a 6 inch lift on 37 inch tires and this drop shank brought me down low enough to pull my camper.

- EQ34FR

The product is exactly what I ordered and needed! It was easy to find on the website, easy to order, and it was delivered very quickly. I would definitely use etrailer.com, again!

- EQ34FR


Ask the Experts about this Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts

  • Best Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch for 1,150 lb Tongue Weight and 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
    We can definitely get you set up correctly, and let's start with the Equal-i-zer itself, and this is absolutely the best overall choice for a weight distribution hitch for a number of different reasons. First is its sway control system, which is exceptional relative to other systems because it uses 4 points of sway control via friction in the spring bars and head unit (compared to 2 points on other systems), which ensures you never have to worry about your trailer swaying. It also uses...
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  • Shank With 12 Inches of Drop for 14,000 lb Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    We do have a shank with 12 inches of drop that will work with the 14,000 lb towing/1,400 lb tongue weight capacity Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution with 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank # EQ37141ET. There are options for both a 2 inch and 2-1/2 inch hitch, so you can choose the right one based on your hitch size, and both shanks have the capacity needed to work with this Equal-i-zer system as well as the maximum 12 inch drop you need. - 2 Inch Hitch: Equalizer Weight Distribution Shank...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank For 2-1/2 Inch Hitch With Drop For Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch
    We have a weight distribution shank with quite a bit of drop that will work your Fastway e2 weight distribution hitch, but the part number you mentioned will not because it is a standard ball mount and doesn't have the correct hole spacing. But we do have an option from Equal-i-zer (who manufactures Fastway) that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and offers up to 12 inches of drop: - Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop # EQ34FR This shank has the most drop available...
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  • Replacement Drop Shank for Weight Distribution and 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
    The Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - Trunnion Only - 5-3/4" Drop, 8-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW # RP54977 is a fit for your system. The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment # BXW4028, the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 12" Rise - 8" Drop # C17132, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 12" Drop # EQ34FR, and Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 13" Rise, 9" Drop # EQ94FR are all options...
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  • Shank For Fastway e2 Weight Distribution That Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    There are shanks for your Fastway e2 weight distribution hitch that will fit your Ram's 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, and what you can do is use one from Equal-i-zer, who manufactures the Fastway weight distribution systems. There are a number you can use, with differing amounts of drop. - Maximum Drop of 3 Inches: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4700 - Maximum Drop of 6 Inches: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4900 - Maximum Drop of 9 Inches: Equal-i-zer...
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  • Can Equal-i-Zer System for 2 inch Hitch be Adapted to 2-1/2 inch Hitch with Shank Swap
    You will only need to replace the shank of your Equal-i-Zer system with one that fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch size and also provides you with the correct amount of drop to tow your trailer level. Thankfully the heads of weight distribution systems are all the same size and can be used with any hitch size as long as you match them to the correct shank. The shank part # EQ94FR is most likely the correct shank you'd need as it offers up to 9 inches of drop and does fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch size. Other...
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Shank For Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch With Around 10 Of Drop
    You sure can! Weight distribution shanks are not brand specific, you will just need to make sure you use a shank that is the same style as there is two different styles. Based on your picture you will need the # EQ34FR that fits the 2-1/2" receiver on your new Ram 3500 and has 12" drop. The next closest drop available is the # C17132 which has 8" of drop. I included videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitch Receiver Requiring 6" Drop
    It sounds like you're looking for a weight distribution shank like the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop # EQ90-02-4900, which has a 2-1/2" shank and a 6" drop. The length of the drop part of the shank is 11-1/2" long, so it's quite close to what yours is. The next longest shank would be the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 13" Rise, 9" Drop # EQ94FR.
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  • Do Curt Weight Distribution Systems Come With Shank to Fit 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    Curt has weight distribution shanks you can use with the # C17501 that fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch size like the part # C17131 which can do up to a 2 inch drop or part # C17132 which can provide up to 8 inches of drop but we do not offer the Curt kits with the 2-1/2 inch shanks. The most similar system that does come with a 2-1/2 inch hitch size shank is the part # EQ34FR which I would highly recommend. It has a tongue weight range of 1,200-1,600 lb, comes with a hitch ball and is widely...
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  • Availability of Fastway FA92-02-4315 Weight Distribution Shank in Version for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
    We offer couple of 2-1/2 inch weight distribution shanks that could work for you. If up to a 8 inch drop/12 inch rise would work for you, then I'd recommend the Curt # C17132 shank. If you need more rise or drop than that, the Equal-i-zer # EQ34FR would offer up to 15 inches of rise or 12 inches of drop. If you don't need quite as much height adjustbility that's offered with the # FA92-02-4315, the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4900 which offers a rise up to 10 inches and a drop of 6 inches would...
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  • Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank With 9" Drop And Tongue Weight Capacity Over 1,500lbs
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37121ET uses a shank that has bolt holes with a 1-1/4" height adjustments. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ94FR would be ideal to use as it has a 9" maximum drop and fits into the 2-1/2" receiver on your 2019 Ram 2500. It has a maximum tongue weight of 1,600lbs and trailer weight of 16,000lbs. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ34FR has a maximum drop of 12" or a minimum drop of 8-1/4". It has 4 different drop positions...
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  • Availability of 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Husky Round Bar Weight Distribution System
    The channel width on the weight distribution head of your Husky system isn't hitch specific, so you can use a 2-1/2 inch shank from Equal-i-zer or Curt. I don't know what drop you need, but I'll run you through what we offer right quick; • # EQ34FR from Equal-i-zer, max 12 inch drop • # C17131 from Curt 2 inch drop for round bars • # EQ90-02-4700 from Equal-i-zer, up to 3 inch drop • # EQ94FR from Equal-i-zer, up to 9 inch drop • # EQ90-02-4900 from Equal-i-zer, up to 6 inch drop •...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank Compatible With Equal-i-zer Rated For 1,200 lb Tongue Weight
    There are definitely 2-1/2 inch shanks you can use that are compatible with your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # EQ37120ET. Equal-i-zer makes a number of 2-1/2 inch shanks, so you can simply choose the one you need with the correct rise or drop, and I'll list out their 2-1/2 inch shanks by what the maximum rise and drop is: - 7" Rise, 3" Drop: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4700 - 8" Rise, 4" Drop: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution...
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