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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 400 lbs TW

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Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" 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 EQ90-02-4240 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 - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4240

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 4 Inch Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • Square - 8 Inch Rise
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Equal-i-zer

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with systems rated at 4,000 lbs GTW
  • 6 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your application
  • Dipped steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 4"
  • 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"


Dimensional Diagram



90-02-4240 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long





Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 8" Rise, 4" 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 - EQ90-02-4240

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a look at the 12 inch long Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank, this one has an eight inch rise and a four inch drop. Now, this shank here is made to fit the 400 pound tongue weight, 4,000 pound gross towing weight Equal-i-zer weight control hitch. The shank here is what offers a maximum of a four inch drop or maximum eight inch rise. The adjustment holes right here that your head will attach to has an incremental adjustment between each hole of 1 1/4 inches, center to center. Now, this does measure 12 inches long, and that's measured from the very end to the very end, so there's 12 inches long, and it is designed to fit into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch opening.

Now, when you do install this in your hitch receiver, it will require a hitch pin and clip to secure it, that's not included, we do sell those separately on our website, and the hitch pin hole diameter's 5/8 of an inch. Now, this is constructed with a nice, sturdy steel, has a nice hand dipped paint finish for corrosion resistance and long lasting performance. Now, when you do attach your Equal-i-zer head to this, it will require a 5/8 inch shank bolts to hold it in place, and those we do sell separately, they're not included, we do sell those separately on our website, and they are listed on this product page as a related product, and they go by part number EQ90-02-9400. And this part is made in the USA. Specs again, fits a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver, has a tongue weight of 400 pounds, and an 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 eight inch rise or the four inch drop..

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Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 12" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4240

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (398 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.

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etrailer/staff is great, as well as the product......it is perfect for my installation on a medium size SUV that is sensitive to tongue weight. Needed it fairly soon for vacation and they exceeded expectations.......thumbs up !



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Works as advertised! No complaints.



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Not sure what happened, but it collapsed during a vacation trip. Had to replace it with a solid shank which is much heavier, but did the job. Mobile technicial said he had never seen a hollow shank before.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

4/23/2019

How heavy is the trailer you were pulling? This weight distributing shank is only rated for trailers with a 400 lb tongue weight/4000 lbs towing or less. If your trailer exceeded those specifications, the shank could indeed fail.



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



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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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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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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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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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The product was fine but the box it arrived in was torn and the product in view.



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perfect to be able to tow with tailgate down for motorcycles



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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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This shank was a replacement for etrailer's first recommendation, RP54998, which was too short for my needs, which I returned last week. I reordered an Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop, which came today and will work in my application. It is also beautiful, just as a shank should be. IMO, etrailer excels in customer service.



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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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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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