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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 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 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches. 1-833-496-1390 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4500 or order online at Free expert support on all Equal-i-zer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 3 In Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • Square - 7 In Rise

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems
  • 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


  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 3"
  • Overall dimensions: 18" long x 9-1/2" high
  • Distance from center of pin hole to back of adjustable shank: 13"
  • Distance between adjustment pin hole to hitch pin hole (center-on-center): 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of adjustment shank: 15"
  • Spacing between adjustment pin holes: 1-1/4"

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90-02-4500 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 18" Long

Item # EQ90-02-4500

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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4500

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (321 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


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.


Bought this longer hitch cause my tailgate would not go down all the way to let me dogs in when my trailer was connected. With this longer hitch tailgate goes all the way down and getting better clearance when backing.. It’s a win win, well worth the price. Highly recommended


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


Great product No problem on the high speeds on the highway And this is solution to open the tailgate And have access for the cargo


Easy switch over to longer shank .
major adjustments on WDH setting
Now can open tailgate all the way.
Did need to lengthen safety chains.

Longer hitch shank has been great. No difference in towing. Able to open tailgate fully.
Lucas, - 07/04/2021


I have a 2500 gmc sierra short bed and travel trailer. We purchased a golf cart and wanted to take the cart with us as when camping sites allow golf carts. Since my bed is 78" long I have to take the front cover of the cart off ( ezgo rxv) and I have to remove the tailgate because there is not enough room to lower it because of my trailer's electric Jack stand. My original equalizer weight distribution shaft is 12" so this gives me an extra 6" so I can leave my tailgate on and down. I no longer need to take the front cover off of the cart and the rear wheels are completely on the truck. Thanks George


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.


It works great. I bought this longer shank so I could drop the tailgate of my truck with the camper attached. It is compatible with my fastway E2…..same bolt pattern. It moved the ball 6” farther out from the truck. I also took the combo for a test drive, gmc 1500 CarbonPro and Apex Nano 213, and I really could not feel any difference, which is perfect.


The new shank appears to meet all my needs. I will be able to lower my tailgate when hooked up to my Travel Trailer. I'm excited to try it out on our first camping trip in April. The adjustment was easy to match the necessary height for my hitch head that receives the stabilization bars. Tiara on the order desk was friendly, patience and helpful. Thanks, etrailer.


I can use my tailgate now.


I tow a 21 foot bumper pull camp trailer with a 2011 Chevy Suburban. With the standard length shank in my Equalizer hitch I couldn't open my rear lift gate when hooked up as the gate would strike the power head on my tongue jack. This shank gave me the length I needed for proper clearance. I have used it extensively during 2021 and it works great and is exactly what I needed. Great product!


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.


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.


Heavy Duty product was as expected. The etrailer Customer Service and follow up was top notch! Awesome Company to do business with!


Bought this longer shank because I knew is would benefit me immensely last year as we prepared for about two weeks on the road, traveling from NM to our many destinations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. I tow a fairly light Jayco Hummingbird 17RK, behind a 2018 Toyota Tundra....and this solved the problem of not being able to lower my tailgate all the way, as the previous "stock" shorter shank caused the tailgate to hit the electric tongue jack on the trailer. I wanted to be able to move heavy items (these days it's all heavy) in and out of the truck bed without herniating myself lifting over the bed walls and/or unhooking from the trailer and moving the truck out of the way of the tongue jack for clearance to lower the gate. Perfect solution! And, now with the added convenience of not having to un-hitch on short stops overnight, when we just want to get in the trailer after a long day of driving, before resuming the next day's travels in the morning, is a real bonus. And, this shank is "solid" channel iron that might be compromised by the load and twisting that's going to occur at all speeds while hooked up. A few extra inches between tow vehicle and hitch didn't compromise the solid connection between the two extra sway or problems with handling and maneuvering, whatsoever. Thanks, was money very well spent!

Perfect solution, still! I highly recommend to anyone who needs the room to lower a truck tailgate or raise an SUV rear hatch
Steve M - 05/30/2021


The Eqaulizer Weight Distribution Shank is very solid and well built. Everything fit perfectly.


With this new shank I can leave my tailgate down to haul my golf cart and still tow my rv.


Very solid works great


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.


Solid, heavy, excellent quality


As always, everything I order from comes fast and exceeds my expectations!! I have ordered many things from this company in the past, and will continue to in the future!! I will recommend them to everyone I know, thanks again!!


Made it so I can lower my tailgate. Wish it came in. 15” length as 18” is overkill for what I needed.


Just what I was looking for to be able to hook up my camper and leave my tailgate down with plenty of clearance, definitely glad I found this product


This 18” shank worked great for extending the space in order for me to be able to lower the tailgate on my 2022 Silverado 2500 while the camper is connected.


This hitch was exactly what I needed. I got it just in time. Thank you for all your products you have in stock. I will use etrailers for all my purchases.

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