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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,600 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,600 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 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches. Call 800-298-8924 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4700 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 - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,600 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4700

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 3 In Drop
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Square - 7 In Rise

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Shank length:
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 7" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 3"
    • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center


Dimensions

90-02-4125 Equalizer Heavy-Duty Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long

Replaces 90-02-4700





Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,600 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 Parts - Shank for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch - EQ90-02-4700

Ellen: Hey everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and today we're taking a look at the equalizer weight distribution shank. So this is going to be an important component for our weight distribution system from equalizer. It's going to be that connection point between our towing vehicle and our trailer. It's going to be where the head connects to, or the head assembly connects to, and then our bars connect to the frame on our trailer. Again, this is going to go into our hitch.It's going to give us the adjustment that we need to get the height leveled out between our towing vehicle and our trailer.

Of course, with a weight distribution system the whole idea is that we're going to be able to spread the weight of whatever we're towing out over more axles. A lot of times whenever you're towing with anything and you're putting all of that weight on one spot, in this case a hitch ball, it creates a lot of issues in your towing vehicle and also in your trailer. It makes for an uncomfortable ride and also can cause some premature squat in your towing vehicle.So having a weight distribution system is a good idea. It's going to help to alleviate a lot of those issues and make sure that everything rides nice and level. Again, with this we'll be able to adjust our height, get it where we need it to be.This is going to be a really solid piece.

It's going to be machined out of two solid pieces of steel welded together with a gusset, or kind of a thin there on the back. So you can see all the welds going all the way around there. It's going to be a really nice, heavy piece. Should be able to withstand years of service.You might notice the paint is starting to chip a little bit already. It's a dipped paint.

It is a solid steel construction though. That paint isn't really going to affect anything as far as the performance. It just might not look so pretty after a few years.Now as far as measurements and numbers to go over with you, got quite a few so let's dive right in. As far as the height for the drop, the max drop that we'll be able to get out of this is going to be three inches. So this would be the drop configuration.

If we flip it over that would be the rise, situated like that. The max rise that we can get out of this is going to be seven inches. The total height for the shank is nine and a half inches, so going from the very bottom to the very top.As far as the length we have several numbers to go over there. So going from our hitch pin hole here . this will probably be kind of hard for you guys to see, but going from that point to the front of our shank it's going to be nine inches. Going to the adjustment hole it's going to be eight inches. And then going to the back of that shank it's about seven inches. If we go to that fin or the gusset on the back, we'll have about four inches of clearance. So that's something to keep in mind, to look out for whenever you're putting this in place, especially in the rise position. You want to make sure that you have at least four inches of space between the hitch pin hole on your hitch, on your towing vehicle, and bumper or whatever closest part would be that that would hit. If you don't have enough space you might have to use it in the drop position or find one that has a little bit more space.We do have three inches of that shank going back. So again, another clearance measurement there. Most hitches should have plenty of space going back but there are a few exceptions so just something to keep in mind.The shank itself is going to be a two and a half inch by two and a half inch tube or shank. So that's going to fit in our two and a half inch by two and a half inch hitch receiver. The pin diameter here is going to be five eighths of an inch. So whenever you go to find a hitch pin, or locking hitch pin, you will want to find one that has a five eighth of an inch diameter.The overall length for this piece is going to be 12 inches. The hole spacing is going to be spaced out by an inch and a quarter. So center to center each of those is going to be an inch and a quarter apart. We will have six holes to make our height adjustment and each of those holes looks like it's about three quarters of an inch in diameter. All the hardware to connect that is going to come with your equalizer weight distribution system. It is designed to work with the equalizer, so we have a lot of options, a lot of configurations of the equalizer available here on etrailer.com, so check it out.Now as far as the other numbers to go over, the weight specs, it has a max gross towing weight of 16 000 pounds and a tongue weight range of 600 to 1600 pounds. So whenever you're choosing a shank you want to make sure that you have a good range there. You kind of want to be somewhere in the sweet spot. You don't want a system that's going to be too robust because then it can be a little too stiff and actually cause some more issues than it's solving. And on the other end you don't want to get something that's too soft because then it won't really do anything for you. So you want to be somewhere in the middle there. Again, those numbers, the tongue weight range is going to be 600 to 1600.This is going to be made in the USA and that's pretty much all there is to it for the equalizer weight distribution shank. Again, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com. I hope I've answered all of your questions. If not let us know and we'll try to answer them as soon as possible. Thanks for watching and we'll see you next time.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,600 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4700

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (27 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches.

- EQ90-02-4700
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Product was as specified. 412770



- EQ90-02-4700
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It's heavy and metal! Doesnt fit great in the Ford 2.5 hitch. Lots of slop, but doesn't make noise with a wd hitch 485192



- EQ90-02-4700
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I was using the adapter sleeve that came with my F250 and the Equalizer Hitch with a 2-inch shank. I have to say this new 2-1/2 inch shank reduces sway even more. It was worth the extra expense of changing out. Etrailer delivered on-time at a competitive price. 558822



- EQ90-02-4700
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Shipped fast and fits into the receiver without much play. Definitely heavy duty! 426949



- EQ90-02-4700
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Excellent quality product! Was cheaper than from the manufacturer and was exactly what I needed. Sheila in customer service was knowledgeable and very helpful. Great company and great products! 518219


Comments
Very pleased, quality product at an awesome price that will provide years of trouble free service. The folks here are so helpful and the buying experience was stress free!
Michael Y - 06/08/2019

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I'm thankful to find this shank that is already adapted to fit my stock heavy duty hitch which is 1/2" larger than what is common on most tow packages. Being able to use this instead of an adapter collar is a pure solid feel, one less part to keep track of and a fair price. Thank you for the quick shipping and good customer service to ensure me this was the part I was looking for. 546830


Comments
This is one heavy duty shank. The initial adjustments I made to it have stayed in place and no back off of any bolts.
Travis P - 08/18/2019

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Upgraded from 1/2 ton tow vehicle with a 2" hitch receiver to a 2018 GMC 2500HD which has a 2-1/2" hitch receiver. Instead of using the OE supplied 2" to 2-1/2" adaptor I opted for the Equalizer 2-1/2" shank to go with my existing Equalizer WDH hitch to pull my 30ft. travel trailer. Shank is typical Equalizer quality and fits in my 2-1/2" receiver as designed. 603571



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I ordered this shank by phone on Monday and spoke with Crystal. I informed her that I was planning a trip at the end of the week. Crystal could not promise me that the order would arrive by then, because I chose not to upgrade to expedite shipping due to cost. Crystal did say that she would get my order in ASAP to get it started. 3 days later my Shank was delivered to my door by UPS. Thanks Crystal for great customer service! I will be ordering from you again! 493458



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My 2" square shank with 2" to 2 1/2" adapter was very sloppy in my Silverado 2500 HD receiver and I noticed the pin hole was beginning to elongate slightly due to the slop. This 2 1/2" weight distribution shank proved to be a direct replacement for the Eaz Lift WD set up I have and works perfectly. It fits very well into my receiver with minimum slop and the corners are beautifully machined. I'm sure the pin hole elongation problem will be minimized now. Great product and recommended. 234133


Comments
Works great. No issues.
George K - 12/23/2016

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In the end I am happy with the product, shipping and ease of the website. My only issue was that of the paint job on the shank. I have included a picture showing this. It was all covered by the weight distribution/ball setup and no longer visible. I will recommend to others and order again without hesitation when the time arrives. Thank you, 569062



- EQ90-02-4700
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Excellent product excellent service Diana H was awesome at getting me what I needed will order from here again. 557302



- EQ90-02-4700
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Excellent, this product allows me to set my ball at the correct height to pull my trailer level 519156



- EQ90-02-4700
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I was using a 2" shank with a reducer on my 2017 Ram 3500 with a 2 1/2" hitch. It had way too much play in it for me. Ordered an Equalizer 2 1/2" shank and it is much improved. Typical Equalizer quality. Tori was very friendly and knowledgeable and made ordering a pleasure. Great company! 716519



- EQ90-02-4700
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Shaft is pretty solid and hefty , fits the hitch pretty tight , everything swapped over from other shaft I was given when I bought the camper and had almost 2.5 inches of play including the insert from 2.5 to 2 inch. 697841



- EQ90-02-4700
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replaced class 4 shank and reducer with it...have not yet towed with it...a little disappointed with the fit into my class 5 receiver...needed to shim between my wd head and the drop shank but no big deal 657138



- EQ90-02-4700
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Very solid, good quality product. Kaylyn at etrailer was very helpful and everything went fast and without any problems. 644541



- EQ90-02-4700
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Works fine with my ‘11 Chevy 2500 628149



- EQ90-02-4700
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Haven't used it yet but shipped on time in good shape 604628



- EQ90-02-4700
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Faster than stated shipping. Just as described and what I needed. 349437


Comments
Very pleased with the product and service.
John M - 03/09/2018

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Owned this for 1 year, no issues. Good, solid shank and $40 better price shipped to my door than locally available. I purchased this to upgrade from a 2" shank w/ 2.5" adapter, eliminated a lot of play in my setup. 345669



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I always come to etrailer.com when I need something related to towing. They have the best prices and customer service. This is the second Equal-i-zer shank I have purchased through etrailer due to purchasing a new tow vehicle and each time the service has been fantastic. 340259



- EQ90-02-4700
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Bought a chevy 2500,had a 21/2" receiver. Replaced the shank instead of using 2" insert,this way no extra play in receiver. Works great. 339769


Comments
Still working great
Jerry B - 02/08/2018

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Another great product from Equalizer. I recently purchased a new HD truck and the reducer that came with the vehicle produced way too much play in the fit of my weight distributing hitch in the receiver. This item solved that problem. 309150



- EQ90-02-4700
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Replaced my 2 inch shank with this 2.5 inch one. Seems pretty solid and heavy....lol. It will do in a pinch. happy with my purchase and fast shipping by etrailer. 304684



- EQ90-02-4700
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Great quality should last forever. 268095


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