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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

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  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Square - 4 In Drop
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • Square - 8 In Rise
Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" 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 EQ90-02-4600 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 - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4600

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" 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: 8" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Incremental adjustment: 1-1/4"


90-02-4600 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 18" Long







Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" 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 EQ90-02-4600 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Equalizer weight distribution shank. This is designed for use with Equalizer weight distribution systems. Can be used in either the drop or rise positions, whatever works best for your application. The unit's constructed of a really nice, sturdy, steel, construction. It's got a solid shank, here, on the backside as well. It's been dipped for corrosion resistance when it comes to the finish.

The pinholes on the unit, this is going to be located, here, at the back of the shank. The shank slides into the receiver tube of your hitch. You line up the hitch pinholes with the pinholes in your hitch, and secure the unit in place with the hitch pin and clip, or hitch lock. Now, those items are sold separately. This will accept the standard 5/8 inch diameter pin.

It's made right here in the USA. This is designed for a two-inch by two-inch trailer hitch receiver. The unit's rated, when it comes to the gross towing weight, anywhere from 6,000 pounds to a maximum of 14,000 pounds. Ton weight rating is 600 pounds to 1,400 pounds. A few measurements to go over with you real quick. We're going to take a look at the overall length of the unit, measuring edge to edge.

It's going to give us a length measurement of around 18 inches. Now, if you're using it in the rise position, it's going to give you a maximum rise of 8 inches. That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tip of your hitch to the top of the ball platform on the head assembly. If you're using the unit in the drop position with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of 4 inches. You can see right here that it has all the adjustment holes. It's going to offer six adjustment holes.

Those holes are separated on center by an inch and a quarter. If we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pinhole to the center of the adjustment holes, that's going to give us a measurement of, it looks to be right around 14 inches. If we measure from the center of the hitch pinhole to the very front of the unit, that's going to give us a measurement of 15 inches. To this area right here, it's going to be 13 inches. If we measure from the center of the hitch pinhole to the brace right here, to the base of the weld is about 4 3/4 of an inch. To the actual support right here is going to be a little bit closer to 5 inches. That's going to do it for today's look at the Equalizer weight distribution shank.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4600

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (138 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.

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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. 628531



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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 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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Toughest shanks on the planet that we have found for our customers come from etrailer and Equalizer (Progress Mfg). Don't let trying to save a few bucks put your rig at risk like the cast iron drawbar did in the photo below that was sent to me by a customer. If you buy the cheapest shanks, make sure you have good safety chains you will likely need them. Get the best from etrailer, Equalizer. 551524



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Easy to install and works as advertised. 621890



- EQ90-02-4600
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"Just what the Dr ordered" Well packaged and as advertised. Needed extra drop and distance from the tailgate to tongue . Have not yet installed it but looks good and was well packaged to protect the powdercoat 609037



- EQ90-02-4600
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The hutch shank and spring bars arrived quickly. The only issue that I have is that there were no tounge weight and towing weight capacities labels attached to Esther item as were my originals. 606185



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What a beast! I needed this to lower the nose on my Trailer slightly and to be able to open the hatch on our 2015 Yukon with the trailer attached. THis heavy hunk of iron fits the bill. We needed about 3” in extra length. This provided 6” and works perfectly. As usual, the shipping and CS from etrailer was stellar. The product was slightly delayed at the mfr and they were very helpful in further holding the shipment as we were out of town during the updated delivery timeframe. So, as scheduled, I got an email the day we agreed upon that the shipment was leaving. Two days back home and everything showed up. 578961



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The product that I received was better than I expected, that along with the quick and professional customer service makes this my #1 trailer component company. Helen was extremely helpful. 514573



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Works great bolt holes lined up with other piece. The ball sticks out past the tail gate when the tailgate is down. Now I can tow my camper with the tailgate down 500045



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great product ,great price, excellent quick service and delivery 488520



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I needed some extra length so that I could haul a Razor Trail SxS in my pick up bed with the tailgate down while pulling my 34’ trailer. I thought about a hitch extension, but that cut my tongue weight by 1/3- 1/2. I found this extra long hitch shank that provided an extra 5 “ of length. It appears strong. I tried it and now I have a tighter turning radius that should work. I also bought tailgate bars to add strength to the tailgate supports. Paul at etrailer was great to work with, and the part arrived within a few days. 471902



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I needed a longer shank for my Equalizer E4 hitch so I could open the tailgate of my truck and I wanted one of known quality so I ordered the one made by Equalizer. The spacing of the holes was identical so I was able to just swap the head over to the same hole positions. It moved the ball back six inches and since I needed a little more tongue weight anyway, the move was perfect. The extra length accomplished both goals. Great service from etrailer once again at a price that was very good and free shipping too. 470014


Comments

The product is fine and the service from etrailer was exceptional as usual. I ordered the wrong extension, but thats not your fault. I need to replace it with the correct one sooner or later. etrailer is always the first place I check for things when I need them.

Ggimlick - 01/25/2019

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Great people to work with and product was "spot on",,, 437189



- EQ90-02-4600
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longer shank for more clearance between motorhome and trailer. Awesome price with free shipping. 366969



- EQ90-02-4600
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Added the extra length that was needed without sacrificing safety or quality. 120127



- EQ90-02-4240
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer Repl WD Shank in Accessories and Parts


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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- EQ90-02-4400
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer Repl WD Shank in Accessories and Parts


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



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



- 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


Comments

Great

Bill- W - 11/18/2016

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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



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



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Great people to deal with. Great produc t. 566958



- EQ90-02-4400
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Just what I need for my lifted truck!!! 505984



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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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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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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

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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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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

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Great product the part I needed and arrived sooner than expected 566203



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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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My order (107131659) arrived, but after test-fitting the extended shank onto my vehicle, I only have 6" of clearance on level ground. This will definitely not suffice, given the slope of my driveway. I'm hoping to get some help. What I'm ultimately trying to do is get my tow vehicle & camper trailer's Equal-i-zer hitch set up correct so that the trailer couple and the vehicle hitch ball are relatively level with one another before the hitch is connected (as per Equal-i-zer's instructions). Unfortunately, this requires that I either lower the hitch (which, as I found, results in too low of clearance at the shank), or raise the trailer. Do you have any suggestions? What about an "axle swap," where the under-slung springs are moved to the top of the trailer's axles? Thank you for your assistance and any recommendations you may have. 575939


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Depending on the diameter of your axle tube, it might be possible to swap the leaf springs from the underside to the top of the axle. This will gain you about the diameter of the axle as a gain in height. For a 2-38 inch diameter axle, use part K71-384-00 or for a 3 inch diameter axle, use K71-385-00.

Mike L - 10/23/2018

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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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Delivered as expected but the box was partially torn open due to the weight of the product. No damage. 396667



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Functionally the hitch is fine. The finish on it was very bad, it looks like they got the hitch from a scratch and dent sale and sprayed on some cheap paint. The hitch was supposed to be dipped but you could see the chipped paint underneath and smell the paint they put on it. I hope it will not rust out right away. 388918



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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


Comments

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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Not much to you can say about a shank. However, the service was great. I had ordered a different (to short) shank from Amazon and it took a week to arrive and wasn't packed or wrapped with anything. The paint was chipped and the edges banged up so much it wouldn't go into the receiver with out filling the edges. etrailer had it delivered in 2 days and the custom packing was so so good I didn't think the box UPS deliver was the shank. Great job etrailer! You'll be the first place I now look for accessories for my truck and trailer. 223907


Comments

The part is working great.

GF - 09/12/2016

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I did not realize that I would need a longer shank when we switched tow vehicles, but the Nissan Armada receiver is actually higher than my GMC 2500HD. So much so that the 3" drop I was using didn't work. Fortunately eTrailer had this in stock and got it too me in 2 days (I had it expedited). It looks and works exactly like the Equalizer shank I had originally, but with a longer drop. 414359



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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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Quick shipping. Product as described. The box was partially ripped open, but its a huge chunk of steel in a cardboard box, no big deal. Went from a 1/2 ton Chevy to a 1 ton Ford, needless to say I needed a longer shank. It looks great, very happy. 381408



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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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Ordered a longer shank for my lifted truck and it worked perfect.nice n level to pull the toy hauler travel trailer. No wobbles no sway perfect thx! 646921



- EQ90-02-4200
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Sowed up in great condition on the date that it was schediuled to arrive. Great customer support and service. Thank you Julie & Nicky!! 628902



- EQ90-02-4400
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Just the part I needed to level out my travel trailer with my new pick up. I have ordered from etrailer before and have not been disappointed 619822



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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



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



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Looks good and strong 613069



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Great product, reasonably priced. 612298


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  • Availability of Longer Weight Distribution Shank for Equal-I-zer System to Clear Tailgate
  • Equal-I-zer offers some longer weight distribution shanks than their standard 12 inch long shank that will provide you plenty of clearance to allow you to fully open your tailgate. I recommend the Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Shank, 18 Inches Long with 8 Inch Rise or 4 Inch Drop # EQ90-02-4600. This shank is compatible with 600-1,400 pound tongue weight capacity systems. The # EQ90-02-4600 will fit 2 inch x 2 inch trailer hitch receivers and measures 18 inches long overall. If you...
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  • Available Extra-Long Replacement Shank for Weight Distribution System
  • Most shanks for weight distribution systems use a standardized 3/4-inch hole diameter and 1-1/4-inch hole spacing so they can be interchanged between brands if needed. On the page that I linked for you are displayed all of the 2-inch WD shanks we offer from brands like Reese, Curt and Equal-i-zer. The longest shanks we have are 18-inches, such as the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4600. This offers up to 4-inches of drop, not quite the 5 to 7-inches you were looking for.
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  • Recommended Equal-i-zer Shank for Gaining Clearance Between Tailgate and Trailer Jack
  • Using the extra long Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4600 referenced in your question will be your best option for gaining clearance between your truck's tailgate and jack/weight distribution system. The shank has an overall length of 18 inches, which is about 6 inches longer than the standard Equal-i-zer shanks. As long as this additional length gives you the clearance you need, this will work great. The shank is designed for Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems with a tongue...
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  • Extra Long Weight Distribution Shank for Fastway e2 System FA92-00-0450
  • Hitch extenders do reduce hitch capacity as you noted. A better option to create space between your aftermarket bumper tire mount and your trailer's electric tongue jack is an extra-long shank for your Fastway weight distribution hitch. This route will not reduce your hitch capacity. All WD shanks use standardized hole size and hole spacing so any brand of 2-inch shank will work with your Fastway system # FA92-00-0450. I suggest the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shank # EQ90-02-4600 which will...
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  • Will the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount Part # 80232 Reduce Towing Capacity
  • The Hidden Hitch Ball Mount part # 80232 has a 6,000 lb gross trailer weight (GTW) and 600 lb tongue weight (TW) rating. Your R-Pod trailer does not exceed either of these ratings therefore it will work well for you. The extended ball mount will be the weakest component in the system and will need to be the capacity you abide by. In regards to a weight distribution system, you would need to replace the shank that comes with the system for a longer option that will clear the tailgate...
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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used With Weight Distribution System
  • While I can certainly understand wanting to add an extension for your clearance issues, a hitch extender cannot be used with a weight distribution system, though there is an option that can help, which is a longer shank for your weight distribution system. The longest shank for your Ram's 2" hitch is from Equal-i-zer and is 18" long. - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop # EQ90-02-4500 - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop # EQ90-02-4600 I...
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  • Will Longer Shank Reduce Effectiveness of Weight Distribution System
  • A longer shank for your weight distribution system will not reduce the system's effectiveness so long as you get a shank rated for the correct total tongue weight. For example the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4600 is 18 inches long, offers up to 8 inches of rise or 4 inches of drop and is for total tongue weights between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs. This is the longest weight distribution shank we offer and so long as the shank has the correct ratings for tongue weight...
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  • How To Tow with the Tailgate Down on a 2018 Ram 2500
  • I do have options for you but the traditional hitch extenders like the Hitch Box Extension and Reducer part # RP45292 that you are looking at will reduce your towing capacity too much to be used with your trailer most likely. Therefore, the best option I have is a weight distribution system with an extended shank, the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 and the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37121ET. I understand you may not need weight distribution but...
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  • Can the 14K Reese Steadi-Flex Spring Bars Be Used with the 10K Reese Steadi-Flex Head
  • The spring bars between the Reese Steadi-Flex 10K Weight Distribution System part # RP66559 and the Reese Steadi-Flex 14K Weight Distribution System part # RP66561 are not interchangeable as they are both machined to different specifications. They may be able to fit into the socket but this is not advised by the manufacturer nor do I recommend doing so either. Unfortunately, most weight distribution systems begin using larger spring bars around 10K. With that being sad, the Reese Steadi-Flex...
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  • How to Tow with the Tailgate Down on a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • I am assuming by heavy duty sway control system that you have a weight distribution system, something like part # EQ37120ET. If that is the case then your best option to consider would be an extended shank. The longest shank we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 which measures 14" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment hole. This may or may not allow for the tailgate on your truck to be laid down with the system attached but you...
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  • Can An Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack Be Rotated To Clear the Tail Gate
  • An electric a-frame tongue jack like the Lippert Electric Trailer Jack with Footplate part # LC285318 can indeed be rotated however, you would not be able to align the jack exactly 180 degrees as the mounting holes would not line up as you mentioned. Instead, the jack would need to be rotated around so that the head is facing either back and slightly to the right or back and slightly to the left. If you wanted the jack to rotate exactly 180 degrees then you would need to drill new mounting...
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