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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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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. 1-833-496-1390 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

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 4 In Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Maximum drop: 4"
  • 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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90-02-4600 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 18" Long

Item # EQ90-02-4600






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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (317 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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This hitch extension works great. I am able to lower my tail gate down now. I have zero issues with it.




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Love that I can keep the tailgate down. Also can take sharper turns backing up!




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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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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.




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I ordered an 18" shank on May 11,2022 and it was delivered on May 17,2022. The problem is they sent me the wrong item. I notified them on the 17th and they said they would send the correct part out and provide me with information to send the incorrect part back. I called this morning May 24,2022 and they still cannot tell me when the correct item will be shipped. If you need your parts fast and correct you may want to consider another vendor. I will update this rating when I finally get the correct part.




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Totally satisfied with price, shipping and quality. Solved my tailgate problem, while still maintaining the integrity of the Equalizer WDH system. The additional 6” allows me to drop the tailgate while still hooked to the trailer. Thanks for the prompt shipping




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Exactly what I needed to pull my trailer with the tailgate down.




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I have a 2019 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 6.4 bed and this gives plenty of room for the tailgate to be down for hauling my golf cart. The shank is very heavy duty. As always, etrailer has fast shipping and great resources that helped me to know this was exactly what I needed.




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Was truly excited to follow my order from being place to my front door. Upon going to take the package from my front stoop I noticed that the packaging had been destroyed. I opened the box and the amount of scratches on the shank will result in a rusty mess.


Comments
That is disappointing. Customer Service will be reaching out to you. Here are also some tips on rust prevention:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/01/2021


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I bought the extended shank as we have a golf cart. I am able to tow with the golf cart in bed of truck while towing our Jayco Jay flight with no problems. I have about 2 inches clearance between the tail gate and my electric tongue jack. I have had no issues, even while making tight turns. This is a well built overall a Great product.




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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.




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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!




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My husband wanted this 18" thingy so he could put down the back tailgate on the truck with the RV attached. He took the truck and the RV to our local RV place. For a couple of packs of soda and a big smile, they put this on for him. He could have done it with some effort. But, they had the tools and the time. He is now very happy. He says every time, everything he has bought from etrailer has been the exact product he has wanted. Never a problem.


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Perfect!
John D - 01/15/2021


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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.


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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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It's the fix you need if you want your tailgate down and pull a trailer. Over a year and many miles with flawless results.
It's real heavy duty so don't get cheap hardware. Buy the best for the best as you have a lot riding on this thing.




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Works Perfectly!!! Exactly what I needed!!! Great product!!




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Easy to install and works as advertised.




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We bosses so that we would be able to keep our tailgate down while traveling with their trailer. We haven't hooked it up yet but we are confident that it will do the job. Fast delivery and kudos to Etrailer. We have always been impressed with their Quick Service.




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Noah did a great job tracking the order and ensuring everything went smooth!

Thank you!




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I'm not sure there is a more solid piece of equipment in my towing arsenal! this thing looks brand new after a year of use. If I am in ever need of another one, this will be it.




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Excellent service and fast shipping.




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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.




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1st time using etrailer. Couldn’t be more satisfied. Placed order received in 3 days. Price extremely fair and competitive. Was Leary when placing order..but totally surprised and pleased with results. Heavy 18” equalizer hitch. Thought I’d might get a knockoff product....but no. The original unit from manufacturer. Will use again. Doug-wisconsin




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Arrived on time as scheduled and the service from start to finish was excellent. I would recommend to everyone to buy here and I will remain a customer. I use this on my 2006 Ford F-250 to tow a camper and it gives the room to put the tailgate down to load a golf cart in the bed of the truck.




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This item seem to fit the product spec I needed I refitted my ball to it and hooked up the trailer and I can put my tailgate down on my 2019 F-350. My only concern is It seems a bit long on the down side and I'm a little worried about it hitting the ground if I end up going through a large angle like you find going into a parking lot from a main street. We will see!



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