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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 400 lbs TW

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Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches. 1-800-940-8924 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4140 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Equal-i-zer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4140

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 3 Inch Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 400 lbs TW
  • Square - 7 Inch Rise
  • Equal-i-zer

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Designed for use with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems
    • Replaces shank that comes with Equal-i-zer systems rated at 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW
  • Provides both drop and rise
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Dipped for corrosion resistance
  • Requires 5/8" shank bolts (EQ90-02-9400 - sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 7" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 3" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Overall dimensions: 12" long x 9-1/2" high
  • Distance from center of pin hole to back of adjustable shank: 7"
  • Distance between adjustment pin hole to hitch pin hole (center-on-center): 8"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of adjustment shank: 9"
  • Spacing between adjustment pin holes: 1-1/4"


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90-02-4140 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long





Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 400 lbs TW

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 - Shank - EQ90-02-4140

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at this 12 inch long Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank, offers a seven inch rise or a three inch drop. Now, this shank is made to fit the 400 pound tongue weight, 4,000 pound gross towing weight Equal-i-zer weight control hitches. This shank does offer a maximum of three inch drop in this position, if you flip it over, it'll give you a maximum seven inch rise. The adjustment between these adjustment holes here where your head attaches to is 1 1/4 inches. Now, this does measure 12 inches long, and it's measured from the very end to the other end, so 12 inches long, and it is designed to fit into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver.

Now, to hold it in that hitch receiver, it does require a hitch pin and clip, which we do sell separately on our website, the diameter of that hitch pin hole is 5/8 an inch. Now, this is constructed of a nice, sturdy steel, has a hand dipped paint finish for corrosion resistance and long lasting performance. Now, when you do attach the hitch head, the Equal-i-zer hitch head will attach right to the shank here, it will require a 5/8 inch shank bolts to attach that hitch head to there. Now, those are not included, those we do sell separately, they're listed on this product page as a related part, and they're part number EQ90-02-9400. This part is made in the USA.

Again, we mentioned it fits two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers, has a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds, and again, the overall length of 12 inches. But that should do it for the review on the 12 inch long Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank with the seven inch rise or three inch drop..


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4140

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (403 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.

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This worked out very good. I had just done the dexter axel flip and had raised the camper about 5 inches. So I didn’t need the other hitch that had a larger drop.



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Works perfectly!. Solved our turning radius problem between our trailer A-Frame mounted bike rack (Lippert Jack-It 2) and the canopy on our P/U.



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Turned out, to be just what I needed. I have 5.5ft bed in my truck. Pulling my trailer now allows me to drive with the tailgate down and my dirt bike in the bed. Only thing to keep an eye on is your turning radius, it's not as tight. Overall, well built. But if the hitch pin hole was 2 inches longer, it would help with the turning radius. I like it.



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I haven't used this hitch shank yet but it looks and feels pretty solid. It took a total of three days from order to doorstep and that's awesome. I emailed trailer with questions and they were answered the next morning. The answers were very professional and to the point. I have ordered from trailer before and they have always delivered a good product quickly.



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Bought it so I could open my tail gate when hitch to the trailer. The tail gate would hit the electric tong jack. On some jacks you can easily modifiy the jack to turn to side ways position. In my case not a simple mod. So I went to 18 inch shank.



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My Tahoe hatch would hit my RV jack when opening. Adding this shank made it open completely, without hitting. One thing to remember is to check your safety chains length. To insure they reach to connect to you tow hitch.



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I needed the longer shank to to clear my lift gate hitting my propane tanks. Works great!!! Came 1 day sooner than expected



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Great for those that need a bit more room between the trailer jack and tailgate while hitched up!



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This hitch gave me the extra clearance I needed to be ble to open my tailgate with the trailer in place. It changed the flex point on the trailer ball a little but not enough to make a difference. It solved a problem for me.



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Required a longer shank in order to completely drop my tailgate when towing our travel trailer. Initially notified by eTrailer that this particular shank was out of stock, and they offered an alternate. Chose to wait; surprised that stock was replenished sooner than expected. ETrailer staff were proactive keeping me informed.



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This was a great purchase I have a ram 1500 with a 5 7 bed. I was hesitant that I would not have enough clearance for the golf cart with the tailgate down but after finding this wdh it did the job. Of course I had to lengthen my chains and extend my 7 pin cable but this does the job and worlds great with the weight distribution. My first time out I got stuck in a tight camping spot but even in a tight spot never made contact with my tailgate. I absolutely recommend and will post pictures. Ram 1500 5.7 hemi



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This is a BEEFY hitch shank. Works perfect with my Equal-i-zer weight distribution system.



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The original shank that came with the hitch had been cut off short, to stop dragging the ground when I was out Boondocking. Now I have had the axles flipped to raise the trailer higher, so I needed to flip the shank pointing up to get the correct ball height. The shank also needed to be back to its original length. Now the trailer rides level and the shank will not drag.

It shipped the same day as my order, and UPS got it to me in 2 days. Great products and service from Etrailer.



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Arrived in time to continue trip back home in Eastern Washington from Dallas area. Previous hitch was too short and couldn't open the tailgate and sharp turn I'd rub the propane covers on the tailgate. Both issues resolved. Thanks for quick attention.



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The Equalizer hitch parts I received were exactly what I needed to adapt our trailer hitch setup to a new tow vehicle. More importantly, Martha was super helpful - understood what I was trying to accomplish, and found the right parts for us. Great experience!



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Easy switch over to longer shank .
No
major adjustments on WDH setting
Now can open tailgate all the way.
Did need to lengthen safety chains.



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I needed the extra length of this hitch shank to get my trailer hitch ball out from under the spare tire on my Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
It works absolutely perfectly and is built extremely strong.
I am using with an Equal-i-zer hitch system, but would be suitable for most other weight distributing hitch configurations if the centering between the adjustment holes is correct for your ball mount.



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Allows me to tow a travel trailer with my tailgate down (2011 Ram). I did not notice any difference in feel when towing compared to my previously shorter shank. There is no issue with the travel trailer hitting the tailgate- the length is perfect. This is much safer than using a hitch extender. The bolt pattern mated to my existing Husky brand hitch head.



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I needed this because with the shorter shank that I got when I originally purchased the Equal-i-zer hitch, the tailgate on the F-150 I recently purchased could not be opened without hitting the jack on our trailer. This moves the hitch ball out so that there will be a lot of clearance and there should be no more problems opening the tailgate. It also will provide more clearance between the truck and trailer for those tight turns.



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Allowed me to put my golf cart in the back of my truck with the tailgate down and still pull my camper.



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I'm now able to open the tailgate of my truck with the trailer attached. Side effects of using the longer shank are; power cable almost too short and original safety chains were too short and had to be replaced. But, the goal to be able to open the tailgate with the trailer attached was accomplished.



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I purchased this to replace my 12” long hitch. This allowed me to keep my tailgate down and pull my camper. The hitch came in 2 days and took 10 min to swap the head from my Husky Weight Distribution Hitch. Still has the same 14,000lb rating as the 12” I took off. Of course my wife and kids were happy that we were able to take the golf cart for the first time with the camper. Great product! For reference, my truck is a 2015 Sierra 2500HD duramax pulling a 2018 Cruiser Embrace EL280 @ 6360lb dry.



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Quick delivery and was exactly what I n eeded



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The 18" long, 4" drop Equal-i-zer shank was the perfect replacement for my current shank. I now have enough clearance to drop my tailgate in virtually any position with my RV attached. All I had to do is remove the old hitch and transfer it to my my new shank (about 5 minutes). I should have done this years ago.



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I just wish I had know about this part 6 years ago. you don't know what you don't know. Thanks
for getting it to me as soon as you did considering it was during the Christmas rush.


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See what our Experts say about this Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts

  • Replacement Shank for Equal-I-zer 4,000 Pound Weight Distribution Systems
    For your 4,000 pound Equal-I-zer weight distribution system I recommend shank # EQ90-02-4340. It has the proper hole diameter to mount the head to the shank (5/8 inch). You can also use # EQ90-02-4240 or # EQ90-02-4140. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4400 has the mounting holes with a 3/4 inch diameter. The head on your 4K Equal-I-zer system should be using 5/8 inch diameter bolts so it would not work with this shank.
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  • Does Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System EQ37041ET Come With a Shank?
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37041ET does not come with a shank. This system has a tongue weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and there are three shanks compatible with that weight capacity, each of which are 12" long and fit 2" hitches: # EQ90-02-4140 offers up to 7" of rise or 3" of drop # EQ90-02-4240 offers up to 8" of rise or 4" of drop # EQ90-02-4340 offers up to 10" of rise or 6" of drop
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution For R-Pod 171
    When selecting a weight distribution system for your R-Pod 171, the key factor is the tongue weight (TW) of your towing setup. This means the total load of your trailer with all the gear and supplies included. You will also need to add any weight from behind your tow vehicle's rear axle to determine total tongue weight. TW is 10% to 15% of the total weight of your fully loaded trailer. For example: a trailer fully loaded at 3,500-lbs would have a TW of 350-lbs to 525-lbs. Ideally,...
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