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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop

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Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches. 1-636-306-4830 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4800 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 - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4800

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 4 In Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • Square - 8 In Rise
  • 16000 lbs GTW

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,600 lbs
  • Maximum 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: 8"
    • Maximum drop: 4"
    • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center


90-02-4800 Equalizer Heavy-Duty Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long

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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - EQ90-02-4800

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (63 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to an 8" rise and a 4" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches.


I ordered this 2-1/2 inch equalizer shank because I had to use a reducer sleeve on my 2015 Ram 3500 with my 2 inch equalizer shank. I was worried that the Eazlift head I had wouldn't fit but research on the etrailer web site said it would. It fit beautifully! Now I have less slop in my receiver and I don't have to mess with a stupid reducer. Definitely worth the money!

I have towed my 34 Airstream to New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa from South Dakota. I havent had any problems and I dont feel anywhere near the slop as I felt with the reducer and the 2 shank. It has definitely been worth the money, if you are using the reducer buy this, you wont be dissatisfied.
Rick - 06/27/2021


My new weight distribution shank fits perfectly. The shank I ordered was out of stock. The amazing people in customer service found an alternative option for me. It came today with a few days to spare.
Thank you so much you saved the day.
I've attached a pic of the old with a sleeve witch we used last year and snapped two pins and almost lost our trailer. The new shank fits lik a glove. I don't think we'll be snapping any pins this year. I've attached a pic of the new shank all assembled.


Worked great. You could notice a big difference when I would pull the trailer without the bars connected.


Works as advertised, however does seem to rust quite easily. I find myself reapplying after about every other use when I tow my trailer.


I initially had a 2” shank and had to use an adapter sleeve to fit the 2-1/2” receiver. I was always fussing with the adapter and a sloppy and noisy fit. I upgraded to the 2-1/2” shank and that solved the problem. It’s a perfect fit, it’s quieter, and all the hardware from my previous weight distributing hitch transferred without any issues. I’m very happy with the product.


Excellent quality, as advertised.


The service was excellent helping me to find the right hitch shank. Free shipping was an added bonus on too of a great price. Highly recommend etrailer.

This has been a perfect solution to avoid fiddling with reducers. Keep in mind the weight of the hitch is increased.
Wayne - 10/29/2021


The drop hitch is solid and heavy. Perfect for my class V receiver.


The shank was exactly what I was looking for. Service was great. Shipping was very fast. Received it 2 days after I ordered it.


Heavy duty. Best price. Fits good.


Ordering this hitch shank was simple with multiple options for shipment. I received the order on the day etrailer gave me. The product was in good shape with no scratches. I installed it with easy and tested it. Works as advertised and this could fit and level my trailer beautifully. I read I should have ordered the shank 90-02-4900 (I purchased the 90-02-4800), but I think that would have been an overkill. I measure the trailer tongue height at 30 inches (Outdoors RV trailer). With my 2017 Ford F-250 with air bags. Improvements: eTrailer should put a note that if a customer is going from a 2 inch to 2 1/2 inch hitch, the customer might want to upgrade to a longer hitch pin, as well.


Got this one to fit the 2 1/2 receiver instead of using the adapter. This took most of the slop and rattle out of the hitch. The only issue is the cost. $250 seems quite high for a piece of steel. Almost as much as the entire hitch. BUT it does the job.


Much better fit that the stock adapter provided by Ram for a 21/2 hitch. I was having issues with pins bending and hitch receiver pin holes starting to become out of round. I hope this corrects the problem.


This is a thing of beauty! Lovingly crafted of steel with just the right amount of adjustment holes and then expertly covered in gleaming high gloss opaque midnight black paint, the depths of which can only be imagined in your dreams. The square shank has seemingly perfect right angles to mate with your receiver in a gentle but secure manner without lubrication or foreplay. The geometry is sublime and what other shanks can only aspire to. Much poetry will be written about this shank.
Seriously, this is a solid steel 2 1/2" shank that correctly fits the Ford receiver. sleeves. I like that it's solid and has no hollow parts but this makes it really heavy. You get what you pay for. etrailer made this a painless purchase and it came with my other hitch parts right on time.


Easy to order fast service, got just what I needed.


Came in quick. Built strong! Just what I needed to upgrade my weight distribution hitch on my camper for my 2021 Ford F-250 with the 2-1/2” receiver.


It works how it should


Very well constructed I havn't used it yet but did switch over my ball mount to it . it was dropped in shipping and should be shipped in a stronger box .

It works great I bought it to get away from using the 2-1/2 - 2 reducer sleeve in my GM hitch to reduce the slop . It didnt do away with the slop as the GM receiver is oversize . i needed more anyway so it worked out .
Les G - 06/24/2017


Fast shipping and a quality product


Upgraded tow vehicle has a 2-1/2" receiver and I was not comfortable using the sleeve for the Hitch shank to pull my 30' camper. Went to the Larger shank which fit perfectly and did the job. Only complaint is that it is that much heavier, which logic says would be so. Order and Delivery was reasonable and prompt.


Very heavy duty. Fit perfectly with reduced slop. I had been using a 2 inch with a reducer in my 2 1/2 inch receiver. This feels much safer. Using this with the Equal-i-zer hitch. Tongue weight is only 650 lbs., travel trailer is only 7000 lbs. so this is under virtually no stress. Should last a lifetime. Shipment actually delivered two days before the original estimated date. Nice welds, Durable paint high gloss. Weighs nearly 30 pounds before attaching the equalizer hitch.


Quick delivery and high quality


I was delighted to finally find this 2 1/2" hitch. Now I don't have to use the sleeve (2 1/2" to 2") which was very hard to remove. This 2 1/2" shank slides in & out easily & quickly. And the 5/8" holding pin is located in a better position which allows the shank to slide into the receiver further.


So happy I made the decision to use this instead of the sleeve.
Great product, and a great company to deal with.
Highly recommend etrailer.


Just what I needed to use on the new 2.5 inch receiver. Bolted on the hitch assembly and adjusted. Product was received in perfect conditiin, good package protection and fast shipping.

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  • Will Equalizer 2-1/2 inch Weight Distribution Shank Replace Fastway 2 in Weight Distribution Shank
    Yes, the Equalizer 2-1/2 inch weight distribution shank part # EQ90-02-4800 will work as a replacement for the 2 inch shank you had with your Fastway e2 kit.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity of the Equalizer Shank
    Basically the weight capacity for the # EQ90-02-4800 is 1,600 lbs. A lot of weight distribution systems are rated for tongue weight ranges. In this case there is really only a max capacity that it can be used with. Since this is a 2-1/2 inch hitch shank there is an assumption that it would be used on a heavier application that may be misleading.
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  • What is Trailer Weight Capacity of of Equal-i-zer Shank # EQ90-02-4800
    The total trailer weight capacity of the Equal-i-zer weight distribution shank part # EQ90-02-4800 is 16,000 lbs. I attached a picture that shows this capacity stamped in the side of the shank.
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  • How To Choose Correct 2.5" Weight Distribution Shank
    In regards to choosing the correct weight distribution shank, you really only need to pay attention to the hitch size and rise/drop. The brand won't matter as much as they are all pretty much universal in this regard. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4800 is correct for most setups as it offers up to 4" of drop. I have attached a full list of options below as well as an article to find the correct rise/drop if you don't know what that is.
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  • Thickness and Hole Spacing of Vertical Portion of Equal-i-zer EQ90-02-4800 Weight Distribution Shank
    The bar stock that the vertical portion of the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4800 shank is constructed of is 2 inches square, which makes it compatible with most weight distribution heads. The adjustment holes are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart which is standard. If used in the rise position, the shank provides a maximum rise of 8 inches, or a 4 inch maximum drop when used in that orientation. I've linked you to a product video featuring the # EQ90-02-4800 shank.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for 2018 Ram 2500 that Can Provide 3 inches of Drop
    Based on what you described you need a weight distribution shank that can do 3 inches of drop. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4800 can provide up to 4 inches of drop and would work well for your new truck that has a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Can a 2" Weight Distribution Shank Be Swapped Out for a 2-1/2" Shank
    Yes, you can swap out a 2" weight distribution shank for a 2-1/2" weight distribution shank. This will actually be the preferred method instead of using a sleeve adapter as there will be much less movement inside the receiver tube. I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4800 but have attached a full list of options below. Please note, weight distribution shank are universal and not brand specific.
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  • How To Upgrade Weight Distribution System From 2" Shank to 2-1/2"
    It sounds like you're using a weight distribution system and in which case the best option and what many others do as well is ditch the 2 to 2-1/2" adapter in favor of a 2-1/2" shank which will be less parts and far more secure/durable. The good news is that no matter which system you have, you can use the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4800. I have attached a full list of 2-1/2" shank options below as well.
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Shank for Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
    I am not sure how much drop you need but we have plenty of weight distribution system shank options for a 2-1/2" receiver tube. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4800 for example offers up to a 4" drop. The shanks are all pretty much cross-compatible. I have attached a link of our selection below.
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  • Does Equal-i-zer 2-1/2 Inch Shank Work With Husky Weight Distribution
    Since weight distribution shanks have essentially universal hole spacing of 1-1/4 inches, your Husky weight distribution system will absolutely be compatible with the 2-1/2 inch shank from Equal-i-zer, which is the following: - Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop # EQ90-02-4800 This shank will fit your new truck's larger 2-1/2 inch hitch while allowing you to keep your current Husky weight distribution set up.
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  • Can 3" to 2-1/2" and 2-1/2" to 2" Reducer Be Used with Equalizer Weight Distribution System
    The best option to use an Equalizer Weight Distribution System with a 3" trailer hitch would be to upgrade to a 2-1/2" shank, the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4800 and then you can use a 3" to 2-1/2" reducer sleeve. I don't recommend using multiple sleeves, this would create too much slop and play in the system.
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  • Will 2-1/2" Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4800 Work With 2" Weight Distribution Hitch?
    It sure does! The only section of the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop # EQ90-02-4800 that is 2-1/2" is the portion that goes inside of the 2-1/2" receiver on your 2018 Ford F-250. The section that the weight distribution hitch head goes on is the exact same size as your your current shank that fits a 2" receiver so you will not have any issues. I included a video of the # EQ90-02-4800 for you to take a look at.
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  • WDS Shank Needed For 2-1/2" Hitch On A 2022 Ford F-250 4X4 That Sits Too High
    The ground you're measuring on will likely never be perfectly level, but you'll need to try to find some ground that is as level as possible. I have included a FAQ for you to check out that will assist in measuring for your rise and drop. If your trailer is sitting too high, then you're right, you need more drop from your shank. Since you said you measured 22" from the ground to the receiver, and 20" from the ground to the trailer, you'll be needing a WDS shank that has at least 2" of...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Weight Distribution Shank for a EAZ-Lift Weight Distribution System
    Thanks for the picture! The Equal-i-zer 2-1/2" Weight Distribution Shank item # EQ90-02-4800 that you referenced has 3/4" holes that are spaced 1-1/4" apart. If the head of your EAZ-Lift system has the same spacing then this shank would work well for you. The portion of the shank that connects to your weight distribution system does narrow down from the 2-1/2" portion that fits in your receiver. Nearly all WD system use the same hole dimensions. We have found that almost all brands can...
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  • Replacement Weight Distribution Shank For A 10,000 Pound Reese Weight Distribution Hitch
    Yes, The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4800 will work with your 10,000 Pound Resse Weight Distribution System. The shank offers up to an 8 inch rise and a 4 inch drop. It has a maximum tongue weight up to 1,600 pounds and has a maximum gross towing weight up to 16,000 pounds. This shank will fit a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. I attached a review video link below.
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  • Dimensions Of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shanks For 2-1/2 Inch Receivers
    I went to the warehouse and measured the # EQ90-02-4800 for you. The hitch pin hole to the holes on the vertical leg of the shank measures 8 inches. The overall length is 12 inches. We do have another shank. It is part # EQ90-02-4900. The overall length of this shank is 12 inches and it measures 9 inches from the hitch pin hole to the vertical leg holes. I have attached photos of both of these shanks with dimensions shown you can check out.
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  • How Much Do Equal-I-zer Shanks EQ90-02-4800 and EQ90-02-4900 Weigh
    Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4800 has a shipping weight of 31 pounds while # EQ90-02-4900 has a shipping weight of 33 pounds. The packaging weighs about a pound at most so you are looking at a weight of 30 pounds for the 4800 and 32 pounds for the 4900. I have included links to videos on both shanks for you.
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  • Options For Longer Shank For Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    I recommend looking at the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4600. This is 18" long and has a max tongue weight of 1,400lbs, whereas the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Rise, 4" Drop # EQ90-02-4800 that you were looking at is 12" long with max tongue weight of 1,600lbs. It does have the same amount of drop and rise as the other one. I attached a short demonstration video for you.
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  • Comparing 2-1/2 Inch Equal-i-zer Shanks
    There are three Equal-i-zer shanks that will fit 2-1/2" hitches. None are any longer than the others, with each being 12" and having a tongue weight capacity between 600 and 1,600 lbs; the only differences between the shanks are the rise and drop they offer. Shank # EQ90-02-4700 offers a maximum rise of 7" and maximum drop of 3". Shank # EQ90-02-4800 has a maximum rise of 8" and maximum drop of 4". Shank # EQ90-02-4900 has a maximum rise of 10" and a maximum drop of 6". I have attached...
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  • Replacement 2-1/2 Shank For Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System and Figuring Rise/Drop Needed
    It is possible to switch out the 2" weight distribution shank to a 2-1/2" shank like part # EQ90-02-4900. To figure out the amount of rise/drop you may need in a weight distribution shank you would need to do some measuring. I recommend to measure from the top of the hitch on your truck to the ground. Then measure from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground. The difference between those two measurements is the amount of rise/drop needed. If your coupler height is greater, you...
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  • Is Reese 2-1/2 inch Hitch Sleeve Adapter 58102 Safe to Use with Weight Distribution System
    Essentially the Reese hitch adapter part 7028711 you sent in a picture of and the Reese adapter part # 58102 are the same thing. Either is perfectly safe to use with a weigh distribution systsem in Ford F-150 or F-250.
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  • Can Equalizer 90-02-4225 Shank be Used with Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution
    Yes the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ9C0-02-4800 does work with the Reese Strait Line weight distribution systems that have the dual cam sway control.
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  • Can a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Reducer Sleeve be Used with Weight Distribution Systems
    Generally speaking the use of a reducer sleeve does not decrease the capacity of a trailer hitch. However some hitch manufacturers may have a reduced capacity if a sleeve is used. There isn't a standard for all hitches and all reducer sleeves. It depends on the hitch and the sleeve. The weight distribution system may also have a reduced capacity which should be in the literature for your weight distribution system. The other option is to replace the weight distribution shank with one that...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2 Trailer Hitch Receivers
    Most of our weight distribution systems do not come with a 2-1/2" shank. Some do but your options are limited at that point. The best solution I have for you would be to choose the weight distribution system you want without a shank, and use a 2-1/2" shank which is sold separately to allow you to use the system on your 2014 Ram 3500. The shank does not have to be the same brand as the weight distribution system you are using it on. The only thing you will need to know in order to choose...
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