Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

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Shank offers up to a 10" rise and a 6" 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 EQ90-02-4900 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 - 10" Rise/6" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts - EQ90-02-4900

  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 6 In Drop
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • Square - 10 In Rise

Shank offers up to a 10" rise and a 6" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Overall length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 10" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 6" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Incremental adjustment: 1-1/4"


90-02-4900 Equalizer Heavy-Duty Weight-Distribution Shank - 12" Long







Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW


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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4900

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 10" rise and a 6" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 12" long and fits 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitches.

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Extra drop worked perfectly. Appears to be well built. Just completed a 5000 mile trip pulling a trailer and everything functioned as it should. Only negative is the paint does not hold up well. 573183



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I upgraded my truck from a Ram 1500 to the 2500 and need a bit more drop and wanted a 2.5" shank so I didn't have to use a spaced that just adds extra play and noise for my weight distribution hitch. I actually have the Husky Centerline TS setup but this was a direct fit for me and did exactly what I needed it to. 691531



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Chose the 2.5” to eliminate the need for the sleeve reducer. I needed the 12” shank to accommodate the stock height of my ‘18 Ram 2500. The 9” drop allowed for almost perfect leveling of my TT. 681298



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This worked great to get the hitch ball down to the right height on my 2016 Ram 2500 to our 26u Airstream. It is also 2.5” so no adapter was needed in my receiver. 642124



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Had the shank in 2 days after I ordered it. Perfect fit for my 2016 Dodge Ram. I was using the sleeve to fit my Ram and there was to much slop for my comfort so that’s why I ordered the larger shank. Excellent product and I highly recommend going with the larger shank instead of the sleeve. Money well spent. 538981



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Figured out on Saturday what type of anti-sway hitch I needed to order, receive and install by Wednesday night. Tried another site, they couldn't meet the deadline, turned to google and discovered etrailer. Called at 1 PM on Saturday and talked to Steve Z, he got the order placed, and promised to check the status and follow up with me on Sunday. Everything was delivered on Tuesday and that night the hitch was installed, a day ahead of schedule. I don't expect to have a high need for towing / trailering, but when I do I'll be checking and calling etrailer first. On a scale of 1 to 10 their customer service is a 15. 426870



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Just purchased Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 4X4 and realized after purchase that the trailer hitch was now a 2 1/2" receiver instead of a 2". I tried using the old 2" shank/drop sleeved to 2 1/2" and it was a pain keeping holes lined up to pin to the hitch. I had the sleeve tack welded to the 2" shank and the welds broke the first trip out. The Equalizer 2 1/2" shank to 2" drop was just what I needed. I bolted my old Weight Distribution hitch to the new drop and took my 30ft travel trailer for a spin no worries. Great purchase. Delivered promptly and in good condition. Customer service was fantastic. Shopping at etrailer.com was easy. I'll be back 666419



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This is exactly the product I needed. It's heavy duty, fits a 2 1/2 inch receiver and get's the job done. Etrailer ships fast. Thanks 303718



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It was exactly what I wanted and well worth the wait to get it. It removed a lot of movement in my hitch assembly. Anyone using a sleeve with a 2" shank should get this. Thank you again for helping me tow my camper easily. 361536


Comments

No problems.

Brian H - 04/01/2018

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Equalizer is an excellent product, I would recommend their products if you are looking for best towing performance, quality and safety. This is all high grade and quality control. I drive a 2014 ram 2500 Hemi 5.7 with my family and pull a Prowler 29 foot trailer 7,500lbs dry. I purchased the entire equalizer weight distribution kit and noticed a significant different in tow control and safety. There are also detailed instructions and customer service at etrailer or equalizer can help you solve more detailed questions. 670511



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Just the right hitch I was looking for. Perfect amount of drop I needed to level out my 33" Travel Trailer on 2016 Ram 2500HD. 398905


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Great Product, No problems.

SILAS - 07/03/2018

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There is a little too much sideways play than I expected (of the insert into my receiver) , considering the cost of the unit. Other than that, I am happy with the hitch. 251468


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I traded the travel trailer for a fifth wheeldont use the hitch anymore.

Harry A - 05/25/2017

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I sought out a class V 2.5" x 2.5" drop shank because i upgraded from a Ram 1500 to a Ram 2500. The Ram 2500 sits quite a bit higher and the trailer was riding nose high. Etrailer carried the product I thought would resolve my issue, so i ordered it. I received the new drop down shank quickly. It dropped the ball on my new 2016 Ram 2500 to exactly where it needed to be. It is exactly what I needed.....fast delivery and excellent fit. Thanks George!!! 360027



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I needed a new drop shank to set up my E2 hitch due to a move from a F150 to my new F250. (2.5" shank and 6" drop) After a chat with Tiffany on the website we figured out what I needed and I placed the order. The only reason for 4 stars is having to pay 2 day shipping when "free shipping" had the same delivery date. Thanks for great info and help! 666446



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Although the Quality of this item is great I ended up having to order another drop shank . This is listed as 6" of drop, but the Blue Ox Sway Pro head is 8" from the top of the ball to the bottom bolt. Which ends up with only 2" of total drop on the bottom hole. I have a 2018 Ram 2500 4x4 and needed 3 1/2 to 4" of drop to get my trailer level so I have now ordered the Curt C17132 which should get the extra drop. These are both for 2 1/2 " receivers. 653409



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When the original manufacturer of my Husky weight distribution hitch couldn't or wouldn't help me with my new truck requirements, I got a taller truck, etrailer's awesome customer service found a perfect alternative. Equalizer brand makes a 2.5 inch to 2 inch drop hitch shank and the kind folks at eTrailer were knowledgeable and helpful and found I exactly what I needed 422652



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As always great prices and quick shipping enjoy doing business with you al works just fine thanks 729594



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This shank was exactly what I needed to set up my Equalizer hitch to my camping trailer and new truck. 724834



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Hi quality product and at the best price on the internet. As always, communication from etrailer.com and the fast shipping are the best around! Highly recommended. 722482



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Another quality, excellent purchase form E trailer. Spoke to Michelle S. regarding concerns in current arrangement and she guided me to the correct product. Product was as advertised with quick delivery and expertise from Michelle. Reason E Trailer is my go to when trailer components required. 722047



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On time delivery... Most excellent product and works perfectly... 714856



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No slop fit. High quality. 705556



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Product works as described in its description. The finish on the steel isn’t as nice as I would’ve expected. Being painted, not powder coated like other shanks, is my reason for not giving this shank 5 stars. 699737



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Ordered drop down shank and some other spare parts for my Equal-i-zer W.D. hitch.Good prices and items shipped fast. Good Place to do business 698846



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adapted well with old hitch head, works well with new Ramm 2500 688872



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Steel and welds are great but the paint is crap. 686590



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I ordered this after I purchased a new pickup with a 2.5 inch receiver. The item arrived on time and fits my vehicle snugly! It also attached to my equalizer Hitch without any problems. 683296



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Product was as described, and it got here fast! I'm happy!! 675562



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Fit perfect for the Equalizer hitch system, exactly as described. 674404



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It's a big ass iron shank, 2.5" It still works. :) 674394



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Haven’t had time to use these yet, but wanted to say how great it was dealing with etrailer. They had everything I needed in stock & and it arrived incredibly fast. 668635



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The drop shank allowed the 2 5/16 ball to be lowered enough to hook camper Up at proper height.looks to be a quality shank,well pleased.ordered Monday here wed before lunch. 663203



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I received the hitch in a timely manner but when I went to put it on found out it was the wrong size shank. They made the return very easy and assisted me in getting the correct size. Made an error very easy to correct. 658021



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As advertised,Thanks 656579



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Great fit for 2 1/2 receiver. 655474



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This was exactly what I needed to lower my hitch so that my Ram 2500 lined up perfectly the way my Ram 1500 had. 638579



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etrailer's is second to none. Product has lived up to expectations with no issues 620011



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Great product. Shipping was very fast. And could not beat the price anywhere. My weight distribution hitch I got with the camper came with a 2 inch shank and my truck has a 2 1/2 receiver so this works great for my set up. 616839



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Very good quality shank. Would highly r ecommend! 612141



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Great quality products! I have made numerous purchases from etrailer and always impressed. This product is no exception and is just what was needed to meet my needs. Customer service representative helped me pick out the right product. 608085



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Very strong and well made for a 2.5x2.5 receiver tapered down vertically to 2x2 just what I needed 607927



- EQ90-02-4900
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As advertised, let me hook up my Husky weight distribution hitch to my Ram 2500 without needing an adapter sleeve. Towed for 2500 miles this past summer and when I removed the hitch did not see any unusual signs of wear. Tongue weight on the trailer was just over 920lbs when weighed. 598606



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I purchased this shank for my Ram 2500/ Lance rig to get enough drop for a level hookup. Worked out fine with a Drawtite hitch. Of course it is heavy ..... The shank is well made. 578866



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This was exactly what I needed to get the correct height on my weight distributing hitch. The one that came with the hitch did not have enough drop for my 17 Ram 2500 4x4. It also is 2.5" to connect to a class V receiver without a sleeve. Shipping was fast and product was packaged very well. 577548



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We upgraded from a 2006 Silverado to a 2017 F250. The F250 has a larger receiver as well as it is taller, thus requiring a new shank for our equalizer hitch. We are pleased with the quality and finish but it is heavy!! 570517



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right amount of adjustment for a tall pickup truck and an average height trailer coupler 565008



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Works great 560721


Comments

Great

Jerry - 09/01/2019

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Item arrived quickly and was as described. Seems really well made and works great with our Fastway E2 Trunnion WDH. I would have given it 5 stars however it arrived with some dings and blemishes but not to concerned as that will happen the first few times we use it. 550594



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The drop hitch arrived in central Alabama in two days! And it was free shipping! Hitch was package much better than I expected. It was exactly as described online. I am using this on a stock 2017 F250 4x4, towing a Forest River Wildwood. Leveled out my camper perfect! My eaz-lift parts bolted right on. Thanks for a pleasant transaction with a personal touch from George J at etrailer.com. thanks! 549215



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Good product, shipped fast and I’m very satisfied with choosing etrailer. 527107


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  • Upgrading a 12K Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System to a 14K
  • There area few differences between the 1,200 and 1,400 pound Equal-I-zer systems. The heads are different and the spring bars are different. If your tongue weight is over 1,200 pound then the 1,200 pound system is not rated high enough. When calculating tongue weight for weight distribution you go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle....
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with 8 inch Drop for Equalizer System
  • We do carry a Curt weight distribution shank that offers 2 more inches of drop than the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4900 that offers a 6 inch drop. The Curt weight distribution shank for 2 1/2 inch hitches part # C17132 has a 8 inch drop and will fit into the weight distribution head that came with the Equal-i-zer system. The Curt weight distribution shank has the same hole spacing as the Equal-i-zer shank so they are interchangable. The majority of weight distribution shanks have...
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  • How to Use 2-Inch Weight Distribution & Accessories in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250
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  • Since weight distribution shanks are made to a common standard you can use any brand of 2-1/2-inch shank with your EAZ-Lift setup. Based on your dimensions you need a shank that will give you at least 4-inches of drop. The Equal-i-zer shank # EQ90-02-4900 that you referenced should work great since it gives up to 6-inches of drop (and so long as your actual tongue weight (TW) does not exceed its 1400-lb rating). Please refer to the linked photo of this part that has measurements. If...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution on a Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for Blue Ox Kit for 2-1/2 inch Hitch and More Drop
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  • How to Use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System on a 2017 Ford F-250 with a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
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  • Does the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System Come With a 2-1/2 Inch Shank
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  • Can an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System be Used with a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Reducer
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with More Drop to Fit a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
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  • Weight Distribution System Drop for a 2018 Ram 2500 Pulling a 2017 Forest River Sonoma Trailer
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  • How To Measure For Replacement Weight Distribution Shank
  • To measure for the correct rise or drop in a weight distribution shank, you want to measure from the top of the trailer hitch receiver to ground (like you did) then measure from the bottom of the coupler of your trailer to ground. If your trailer hitch receiver measurement is greater than coupler measurement then you need a drop equal to that distance. If your trailer coupler measurement is greater than the trailer hitch measurement then you need a rise equal to that distance. I would need...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommend for 1,000 lbs Tongue Weight with 6 in of Drop for 2.5 Hitch
  • The correct way to determine the amount of drop you will need is to measure from the top of the hitch opening to the ground like you mentioned but then on the trailer you will need to measure from the bottom lip of the coupler to the ground when the trailer is level. The difference between the two measurements is the amount of drop you would need. Based on the dimensions you listed you are most likely going to need a 5 inch drop. If you have a hitch with a 2-1/2 inch opening then a system...
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  • How to Measure to Find Weight Distribution Shank with the Right Amount of Drop to Tow Trailer Level
  • Measuring to find the right rise or drop needed to tow the trailer level is easy. First park the truck and trailer on level ground and uncouple the trailer from the truck. Use the trailer's jack to make the trailer level. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer's coupler. Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the truck. The height difference is the amount of drop you will need (since the truck is taller). I have linked a help article that explains...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2 Trailer Hitch Receivers
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  • Reducer Sleeve for Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System in 2-1/2 Inch Receiver of 2016 Ford F350
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  • Will an Equal-i-zer Shank Work with a Fastway E2 Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4900 will work with the Fastway E2 weight distribution system such as the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control part # FA94-00-0600. As long as the 10" of rise and 6" of drop will maintain a level towing angle between your 2017 Ram 2500 and trailer, this weight distribution shank will work well for you.
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Hitch Using Equalizer Weight Distribution System
  • You may not necessarily need a weight distribution system with your new truck as it looks like your trailer weighs less than half of the overall towing capacity of your truck but it would only help. Since you have the system already you may try towing with it and without to see if you feel it's worth using. The largest drop shank we have for an Equalizer system that fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch is the part # EQ90-02-4900 which will allow you up to 6 inches of drop. I attached a help article...
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  • Recommended 2-1/2 Inch Equalizer Weight Distribution Shank with More Drop
  • Based on the pictures you attached (thank you!) it looks like you have the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4100 that allows for a drop of up to 3 inches from the top of the hitch receiver opening. The adjustment portion of the shank has an overall height of 9-1/2 inches, which matches up to what you currently have. The 2-1/2 Inch Equalizer Shank # EQ90-02-4900 that you referenced allows for a greater drop of up to 6 inches. It features a height of 11-1/2 inches on the...
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  • How to Determine Correct Shank for a Weight Distribution System and a 2014 Ram 2500
  • A properly rated weight distribution (WD) system will keep your trailer and your 2014 Ram 2500 level since it distributes the weight evenly across all of the axles in a towing setup. What you need to do is park your trailer and your Ram on a level surface and then measure from the ground to the bottom of your coupler (with the trailer level) and then from the ground to the top of the inside of your 2-1/2" receiver. Since you have a Ram 2500 you most likely need a shank with a drop. Simply...
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  • Replacement 2-1/2 Inch Shank with More Drop for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4900 features a maximum drop of 6 inches so it should work perfectly to keep everything level with your new Ram. The 2-1/2 inch shank is indeed compatible with your existing Equal-i-zer system and will hook right up to the head just like your existing shank. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Availability of 2-1/2 Inch Shank with More Drop for Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank referenced in your question only comes in this version that features 7 adjustment holes and a maximum drop of just 2 inches. The good news though is that weight distribution shanks are pretty much universal so you can simply go with one from a different manufacturer to get the additional drop you are needing for your Blue Ox system. I recommend taking a look at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4900. This 2-1/2 inch shank...
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