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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  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Square - 3 In Drop
  • 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4500 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 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 - EQ90-02-4500

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Overall length: 18"
  • Maximum rise: 7" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 3" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Incremental adjustment: 1-1/4"


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







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


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




Video Transcript for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution EQ90-02-4500 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Fastway Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank. This is designed for use with Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems. It can be used in either the drop or rise positions. The unit's constructed of a really nice sturdy steel construction. It has been dipped for rust and corrosion protection. Nice solid shank on the unit.

A really nice thick support bar as well. When it comes to the welding, it's got really nice, clean welds. The unit is made right here in the U.S.A. The shank portion, that's this area right here, this is going to be the area that slides into the receiver tube of the hitch on the vehicle. To secure it, you will need to use a hitch pin and clip or a hitch lock. Those items are sold separately.

They can be found here at etrailer.com if you're interested or in need of that. The unit will accept a standard five-eighth-inch diameter pin. Again, made in the U.S.A., and it is designed for two-inch-by-two-inch trailer-hitch receivers. The shank is going to use, excuse me, it's going to offer a gross towing weight of six thousand pounds to fourteen thousand pounds. Tongue weight is six hundred to fourteen hundred pounds. If you're using this in the rise position, just like it's being shown now, with your weight-distribution head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give you a maximum rise of seven inches. That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch, so the top of the ball platform on the head assembly.

If you're using it in the drop position, and if you have your head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of three inches, doing those same measurements. The unit offers six adjustment holes. The distance between those holes on center, right here, is going to be an inch-and-a-quarter, so that's your incremental height adjustment. Taking a look at the overall length, measuring edge to edge, so that's going to give us a measurement of right around eighteen inches. If we measure from the center of the hitch-pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes, that's fourteen inches; to the front of the unit is fifteen inches; to the back of this bar is thirteen inches. From the center of the hitch-pin hole to the support bar right here, five inches, and then to the base of the weld for that support is about four-and-a-half inches. That's going to do it for today's look at the Fastway Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank..


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (147 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.

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It worked great moving the hitch away from the bumper. Now I can leave my spare tire in place on my bumper swing arm when I tow my trailer. Thanks for all of your help!!!! 550288



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I needed to extend the hitch so that I could open my truck tall gate while hooked up to my travel trailer , this gave me another 6 inches and was just what i needed 386147



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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. 386597



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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. 529658



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Thanks to this hitch extension on the equalizing hitch I can open the barn doors on my GMC Suburban (with my airstream trailer attached ) Great product with fast shipping. Highly recommended! 336850


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It is a pleasure to use and no sway at all when towing. Love it!

John C - 01/30/2018

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Works perfect!

John C - 01/30/2018

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Ordered a trailer hitch shank in a longer length (18" instead of the original 12") to provide more clearance for opening my tailgate when my travel trailer is attached. Service was excellent, arrived when promised and in good condition. Item was as advertised and of good quality. 248678



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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 451315



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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. 396883



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Great product and the free shipping was fast and awesome. 669436



- EQ90-02-4500
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Works great, I can now open my tailgate with the trailer hooked up. It is a little heavy but not too bad, my wife can handle it by herself when needed. 664517



- EQ90-02-4500
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Works great! With the extender, I am now able to lower the tailgate on my pickup, while the travel trailer is still attached. On my 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, I didn't need the extension. However, with my 2018 Ford F150, I needed the clearance and this works. 652930



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Part was exactly correct, as shown, and is now installed. Delivery was on time. Only issue was that box was pretty much destroyed, but no effect on product; art of it was hanging out of the box... 617869



- EQ90-02-4500
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Shipping was fast and price was reasonable. Product was exactly as described. Overall great product and experience. 614689



- EQ90-02-4500
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Just what I needed it wil work great great place to do business with guick shipping 591093



- EQ90-02-4500
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I had a very unusual situation in that I had installed a motorcycle loader in my Tundra which extended the ramp and cycle 2 feet beyond the bed of the truck. When I attempted to hookup to my travel trailer there was not enough distance from the rig in the truck to the jack and propane bottles so after trying a few options etrailer sent me this long (18" shank) and it fixed my problem. I have since sold that rig and am back to a shorter shank but this worked great. Put the trailer way back but still pulled nicely. 582474



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Received this item yesterday on 10/25/2018 and put it on today 10/26/2018. Everything was 100% correct. This item was needed to allow my tail gate on this 2017 Tundra to open without hitting the lift post. Your service was outstand and I am considering replacing the mirrors at a later date. Thanks, I'll be back. 577689



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Quick shipping and great service 502059



- EQ90-02-4500
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Arrived on time and correct product. Very good packing. 484943



- EQ90-02-4500
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I ordered the drop shank on the evening of 8 February 2018 and received it the morning of 12 February 2018. It was a very good price with FREE and FAST shipping. Thank you Etrailer, Bill A. 475224



- EQ90-02-4500
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Everything arrived in a timely fashion. The sales rep. (Cathy) was very helpful and easy to work with. 471155



- EQ90-02-4500
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Works well. Allows me to lower my tailgate without having to unhitch my truck. 454767



- EQ90-02-4500
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I recieved my order very quickly. 450542


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Very well

Lionel S - 11/09/2018

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I purchased this to extend my hitch for my travel trailer, so I could drive with the tailgate down. Not only did this shank help me accomplish that, but the build quality is excellent! I would definitely recommend if you are looking to extend your towing setup. 440867



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Product was as ordered. Quick delivery. Would order from you again. 438586


Comments

Product performed as expected, a shank is a shank. Same size as my old reese shank that could not be used with the equalizer hitch system.

Paul B - 10/04/2018

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- EQ90-02-4500
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Worked as planned fits just past down engate and is a super heavy duty product,this is on my Silverado and loaded Polaris razor good stuff 434579



- EQ90-02-4500
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Needed extra long shank due to new over size bumper. This unit is PERFECT fit. Took 15 min to change equalizer head to this with no hiccups. etrailer is the only place to get one. Many thanx. 418709



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Very good products and on time, thanks 382635



- EQ90-02-4500
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Very solid and dependable product. Well made and I would reccomend. 377632



- EQ90-02-4500
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I have ordered from etrailer numerous times, and have yet to be even the slightest disappointed -- they are always fantastic and ship fast! This particular product allows me to open the tailgate of my truck with my travel trailer hooked up and not worry about hitting the trailer jack. Swap out was easy -- replaced the shank from my Fastway e2 with this shank from Equal-i-zer -- direct swap of components. To anyone reading this review -- do remember to also lengthen or get longer safety chains if you upgrade to a product like this! 359376



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Very well made product and was shipped very fast. Packaging was excellent. Works great, now I can open my tailgate without unhooking. 359314



- EQ90-02-4500
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Excellent quality! Great customer service. Fast and free shipping. 340742



- EQ90-02-4500
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Purchased this because I could not open my tailgate while traveling with trailer, Easy to install and my tailgate opens completely. 324088



- EQ90-02-4500
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Great experience ordering parts I needed. The parts were shipped exactly the day they promised. Definitely would use etrailer again. Thanks again. 297151



- EQ90-02-4500
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Excellent 269884



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Good price, same day shipping. 114274



- EQ90-02-4500
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Good product, arrived in good condition, 108499



- EQ90-02-4240
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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. 634120


Comments

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.

-- Mike L - 04/23/2019

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- EQ90-02-4300
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Exactly what I was looking for. Quality product. etrailer did a great job as always. 480138



- EQ90-02-4400
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Needed to lower the height of my hitch ball after upgrading to an HD pickup truck. This adapter did the trick!! 608607



- EQ90-02-4340
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The first one they shipped was the wrong one. Called customer service on Wednesday had right one by Friday. Exchange/return was a minor inconvenience. I will give them great marks for their expedient handling as I needed it to set up hitch for weekend hunting excursion. Went from crossover to truck, thus the need for more drop. Went together with hitch head in about an hour and I was on my way. Thanks for the great service. 231281


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Great

Bill- W - 11/18/2016

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- EQ90-02-4300
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Bought a new truck and needed a longer shank. Product as described and the videos and measurements available at etrailer made the selection easy. Super fast shipping. Will buy from again. 378794



- EQ90-02-4600
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer Repl WD Shank in Accessories and Parts


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. 628531



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Just what I need for my lifted truck!!! 505984



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Great people to deal with. Great produc t. 566958



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Great customer service as usual. Their reps are always so cordial and helpful. They have always answered my questions and assisted me in completing my orders. Their prices are usually better than any others that I have researched. I will always buy from etrailer. 478004



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We went from a 1994 Chevrolet C1500 to a 2018 F150. The receiver hitch was 3” higher on the Ford. The shank we had would not give me enough drop and the F150 tailgate could not be opened without hitting the RV’s tongue jack. This shank solved both problems. Excellent! 583955



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Exactly as we ordered and needed for our current situation. 119794



- EQ90-02-4400
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Just what I needed.Like previous orders from here great service.Thanks Guys 383117


Comments

It lowered the hitch height properly for my Tahoe compared to my old tow vehicle. Will save my old shank also in case of future need. Thanks Again

steve g - 05/20/2018

38729

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I had changed trucks an needed a large drop to keep the Airstream level. This worked perfect. 394424


Comments

Continues to work perfect, as designed.

Richie - 06/15/2018

39783

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Exactly as ordered. Extends beyond the bumper on my RV which has a recessed hitch. Price was great and the free shipping was a bonus. 439029


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  • There are some solutions available to you, but we do not carry 18 inch shanks designed for use with Fastway weight distribution systems. Since Equal-i-zer makes a pair of shanks that are 18 inches and have tongue weight capacities between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs your best option would be to get an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system and shank. For example, Equal-i-zer system # EQ37061ET has a GTW of 6,000 lbs and a total tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs, while # EQ37041ET has a GTW...
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  • Extended Shank for a Weight Distribution System
  • The longest extended shank we offer will be the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4500, which is 18" long, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs, fits 2" x 2" receivers and offers up to a 7" rise or 3" drop. Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4600 is similar, with the only difference being it offers an 8" rise or 3" drop. I've added links to video reviews of each of these shanks for you to take a look at.
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  • Replacement Longer Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • Your best bet for gaining clearance between your new truck's tailgate and your weight distribution system is to use a longer shank instead of a hitch extender. We offer the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shanks # EQ90-02-4500 and # EQ90-02-4600, both of which are 6-inches longer than the stock shank. Please note that these offer different amounts of rise or drop.
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  • Longer Shank for Pro Series Pro Series 44903 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Thanks for the photo, and to answer your question, yes, you can use a longer shank than the 12-1/2" that came with your Pro Series # PS49903 weight distribution hitch. The longest available that will work for you is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 which is 18" long and has a maximum 7" rise or 3" drop, which is in line with the amount of rise and drop your Pro Series offers. The Equal-i-zer shank works with tongue weights between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs so there is not going...
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  • Can Rear Hatch on Tow Vehicle Open with Long Equal-i-zer WD Shank Installed
  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your towing setup, you will first want to confirm that it is properly rated for your trailer. The most important factor when determining this is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Toyota Sequoia. Ideally, the total tongue weight will fall somewhere near the middle of the weight distribution...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Trailer With 600-lb Tongue Weight When Empty
  • The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big...
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  • Recommendation on a Weight Distribution and Sway Control with an 18 Inch Shank Extension
  • When trying to decide on a proper weight distribution (WD) system for your towing rig, you will need to know the total tongue weight (TTW) of your set-up. The total tongue weight will be a fully loaded ready to tow trailer, plus any weight located behind the rear axle of your GMC Sierra. You want to use a system where your total tongue weight will fall in between the WD system's tongue weight range. I have attached an article that will explain how to find the TTW of your towing rig. Once...
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  • Availability of Extra Long Shank for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • Your H3 has a 2-inch Class III hitch on it. We do offer hitch extenders for this hitch size but the issues with using one of them is that many are not suitable for use with towing/weight distribution systems, and all of them will reduce your hitch capacity by 50-percent. For example, MaxxTow Hitch Extender with Step # MT70069 gives you 13-1/2-inches of additional length from your hitch tube but with it cutting your hitch rating in half it will then be under-rated for use with a 4000-lb...
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  • Longer Shank Recommendation for Husky Center-Line Weight Distribution System
  • The longest weight distribution shank we offer is the Equal-I-Zer part # EQ90-02-4500 which is 18 inches overall. This would be the best option we have to hopefully allow your tailgate to open. This will work great with your Husky Center Line weight distribution system as well.
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank Compatible with Husky Centerline System
  • Yes. A longer shank would solve your issue and we have the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4500 which will work well with your Husky Centerline System # HT32216.
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for Rear Door Clearance
  • Sounds like you are using a hitch extender with a weight distribution system. Some extenders can be used with a WD system but nearly all of them are not rated for it so it's not a good idea at all. Your best bet for gaining clearance between your new truck's tailgate and your weight distribution system is to use a longer shank instead of a hitch extender. We offer the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shanks # EQ90-02-4500 and # EQ90-02-4600, both of which are 6-inches longer than most stock shanks....
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  • Can a Shank from a Different Manufacturer be Used with Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution
  • Weight distribution shanks are almost all the same though there are a few exceptions. The majority use 3/4 inch diameter holes that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center. That is what the Equal-I-zer brand uses so you can use a shank from a different manufacturer. One of the longer ones is actually an Equal-I-zer model, # EQ90-02-4500, which is 18 inches long. I have included a link to a video of it for you. If you need one with more drop there are lots of options such as # EQ90-02-4400...
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  • Needing Longer Weight Distribution Shank for Truck Tailgate to Clear Trailer Jack
  • The Reese # RP54970 weight distribution shank would be 4-1/2 inches longer than the 7-3/4 inch long shank that was included with your Husky Centerline weight distribution kit. If that won't give enough clearance, use the # EQ90-02-4500 from Equal-I-zer that is 18 inches long. Both the shanks I recommended have hole spacing of 1-1/4 inch, measured center to center which should be the same as your old shank.
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  • Replacement WD Shank for a 14,000-lb Equal-i-zer System
  • I have attached links to our selections of 2 inch and 2-1/2 inch Weight Distribution (WD) Equal-i-zer shanks that you can use with your 14,000-lb WD system. The 2 inch WD shank that has the greatest range with a 13 inch Rise and a 9 inch Drop is part # EQ90-02-4400. The 2-1/2 inch WD shank that has the greatest range with a 10 inch Rise and a 6 inch Drop is part # EQ90-02-4900. If instead you meant the length of the shank itself we also have the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4500...
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  • Does Flipping a Single Axle Cause a Drastic Change in Tongue Height
  • The tongue height of your trailer is going to increase in relation to the amount of lift gained from the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit part # K71-385-00 for 3" axles or part # K71-384-00 for 2-3/8" axles. The amount of height you gain will be equal to the diameter of the axle plus the height of the leaf spring seat and stack. Basically, the over under kit raises the trailer's frame and since the coupler is attached to the frame, it is going to raise that as well. In...
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  • How to Tow with the Tailgate Down on a 2009–2018 Ram 1500
  • The longest weight distribution shank we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which measures 18" long overall and 15" long from the center of the hitch pin hole (see photo). This means that you will gain 6" of additional clearance for your tailgate. We have not yet installed this shank on a 2017 Ram 1500 but we have had customers use it on their 2011 Ram 1500 with success which you can see in the second attached photo. These are both the same generation so I do...
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  • Recommended Long Weight Distribution Shank and Weight Distribution System For 10,000 Pound Trailer
  • I recommend using an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. For a weight distribution shank, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500. This shank measures 18 inches long overall, and it measures 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. It offer a maximum rise of 7 inches from the top of the receiver opening and a maximum drop of 3 inches from the top of the receiver opening. The shank has a weight capacity up to 14,000 pounds....
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatibility Between Different Manufacturers
  • The Husky Replacement Head for Husky Weight Distribution Systems - Round Bar # HT31516 will bolt onto the Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW # RP3214 or the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4500. Each shank has the weight rating to work appropriately and has the same incremental adjustment of 1-1/4 inches to work properly. The shank is really the only interchangable part on a weight distribution...
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  • What Does Equal-I-Zer Shank # EQ90-02-4500 Weigh
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 that you referenced weighs 29 lbs and has a 1,400 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Longest Shank for Weight Distribution System
  • That's a very cool bike so I can see why you want to bring it but the issue is that any type of extension is going to reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent which is not something you will be able to do. The only thing you can do to add length is use a longer shank with your weight distribution system and the longest shank is 18 inches. You will need to know how long your system's current shank is and measure how much more room you need to have your tailgate down. The two...
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  • Long Ball Mount Compatible with Towing with Tailgate Down
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount 15-3/4" Long # 80232 is rated for 6,000 lbs. This is the longest shank we have available and at the highest capacity. To have a weight distribution shank for your application is a great option. I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long # EQ90-02-4500 along with hitch head # 58333 which will be rated for handling the same tongue weight whether the bars were installed or not. You will also need a compatible hitch ball like # A-90 for a 2 inch...
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  • Will an Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Shank Fit a Pro Series Head
  • Yes, Equal-I-Zer shanks are compatible with Pro Series weight distribution heads. The 18 inch length on Equal-I-Zer shank # EQ90-02-4500 is the overall length. From the pin hole to the adjustment holes for the head it is 14 inches. The center of the ball hole will be about another 4 or 5 inches out from the adjustment holes on the shank.
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  • Shank Recommendation for Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution for Additional Drop
  • Yes there are weight distribution shanks that give you the additional drop you'll need so that your trailer can be towed level. Since you most likely have the # EQ90-02-4500 which is what comes with the Equal-i-Zer kits the shank we offer that would give you a few more inches of drop would be the part # EQ90-02-4300 and you'd be set.
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  • Can Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution Shank Work with Pro Series Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, a Pro Series fifth wheel hitch head will attach to an Equal-i-Zer shank like the # EQ90-02-4500 that you referenced which is 18 inches long.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation with At Least 5 inches Between Pin Hole and Gusset
  • I attached a picture of what I believe is your best option for a weight distribution shank that has at least 5 inches between the pin hole and the support gusset. The part number for this shank is # EQ90-02-4500.
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  • Is 18 Inch Equal-i-zer Shank Available for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch?
  • The 18" Equal-i-zer shank you mentioned # EQ90-02-4500 is not made for 2-1/2 inch hitches. The longest Equal-i-zer shank for that size hitch is 12" # EQ90-02-4700.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Ford Escape Titanium Towing R-Pod 180 Travel Trailer
  • You're smart to keep an eye on your Escape's towing capacity as you consider your choice of trailer and the R-Pod 180 will be a suitable match, especially if you keep its loaded weight at least a bit under the Ford's maximum 3500-lb towing limit. Since the 180's dry weight is 2662-lbs by the time you fill that propane tank, fill your fresh water tank and load your food and gear you'll likely be in the 3100 to 3200-lb range. When a trailer weighs more than half the tow vehicle's curb...
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  • Hitch Extender Solution for Setup with Weight Distribution
  • The install of the weight distribution system you mentioned will add a bit more clearance between the trailer hitch and trailer so you'd gain a bit of clearance there. The best setup for a hitch extension type solution would be the replacement shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which is pretty long. A hitch extension like the part # RP11004 that you referenced can't be used with WD systems so the longer shank is the way to go if needed.
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  • 2-1/2 Weight Distribution Shank For Equal-i-zer System
  • Since you are using a weight distribution system similar to Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET, the product we have with the longest shank bar length that will work with unit is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900. Its shank bar length is 12". This product has a rise of 10" and a drop of 6" from top of hitch receiver tube opening.
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