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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

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This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems. Call 800-298-8924 to order Gen-Y Hitch accessories and parts part number 325-GH-1202 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts - 325-GH-1202

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Round - 6-1/2 Inch Drop
  • 1600 lbs TW
  • 16000 lbs GTW
  • Round - 6-1/2 Inch Rise

This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems.


Features:

  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with most standard weight distribution systems on the market
  • 6 Mounting positions for attaching the weight distribution head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to vehicle and vice versa
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Tongue weight scale is built in to help you balance your trailer
    • Meter lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc primer and epoxy powder coat resist corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum drop: 6-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6-1/2"
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs - 1,700 lbs
  • Adjustment hole dimensions:
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
    • 3/4" Hole diameter
  • Hitch pin hole diameter: 5/8"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


This unique weight distribution shank from Gen-Y Hitch has 6 mounting positions that can accept almost any weight distribution head assembly. This lets you easily adjust the height of your weight distribution system. This shank also has built-in shock absorption to ensure a safe, smooth towing experience. Using technology similar to that found in torsion trailer axles, the Gen-Y shank absorbs road shock, isolating any rough jarring or chucking at the connection point. This prevents the rough motion from transferring from the vehicle to the trailer and vice versa.


Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain causes road shock, which can result in a rough, bumpy ride and even potentially damage your vehicle or trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch torsion shank is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the shank, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.


Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y weight distribution shank. This allows for movement between the base, which slides into your vehicle's trailer hitch, and the vertical shank, which provides the connection points for your weight distribution head. When your trailer hits a bump, the vertical shank will move up or down accordingly.


torsion diagram

Built into the Gen-Y mount are tubes with inner bars that are surrounded by rubber cords. As the attachment points rise or fall, these inner bars twist inside of the tubes, attempting to follow the motion of the vertical shank. But the rubber cords prevent the bars from twisting too far. And as each bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.


This type of shock-absorption system is easy to maintain. Just regularly apply grease to the built-in zerks to keep the components in working condition. No airbags to fill. No small parts to repair or replace. No hassle.


Multiple Mounting Positions for Easy Adjustment

This unique shank from Gen-Y Hitch includes 7 adjustment holes so that you can attach your weight distribution head in 1 of 6 different positions. With the 6 mounting positions, you have the ability to adjust the height of your weight distribution system to fit your application.


Easily Check Your Tongue Weight

scale

This shank features a built-in mechanical tongue weight scale. The highest arrow on the scale indicates the mount's maximum tongue weight (1,700 lbs). The middle arrow indicates no tongue weight (0 lbs). There must be a minimum tongue weight of 1,200 lbs for the built-in shock absorption to function. This means that the tongue weight scale's white indicator marker should be between the highest arrow and the arrow directly below it when you hook up your trailer to tow.



GH-1202 GenY Hitch Adjustable Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitch Receivers - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 16K





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  • Can Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shank 325-GH-1202 Be Used with 7600-lb Travel Trailer
    The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1202 has plenty of capacity for your 7600-lb travel trailer. This shank is compatible with any brand of weight distribution head assembly and will give you a less jerky ride thanks to its rubber torsion cords. We do not offer a similar one that is rated for lower weight. My contact at Gen-Y confirmed that this shank will work well for your travel trailer's weight. If your empty/dry tongue weight is 687-lbs then by the time you load...
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  • Is Drop of Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1202 Same When Used with Equal-i-zer WD
    Yes, the max drop that the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1202 is capable of 6-1/2 inches is the same amount of drop when used with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system.
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  • Compatibility of Stacked Receiver Ball Mounts with Weight Distribution Systems
    It looks like you want to add the torsion mounted ball mount to your 2018 Silverado and yet want to be able to keep you Equal-I-zer weight distribution system. The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers - 2" Hitch - 5" Drop/Rise - 16K # 325-GH-1224 will work very well with that setup. The stacked receivers are able to use any weight distribution system utilizing the ball mount just like a receiver tube. If you want a stacked receiver without the torsion or at a different weight...
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  • Will Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Fit Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks
    Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system # BXW2003 is compatible with the following Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks: # 325-GH-1302 (video linked) # 325-GH-1102 # 325-GH-1202 The Gen-Y shanks accept weight distribution heads with holes spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center with 3/4 inch diameters.
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  • Recommended Shank or Over-Under Conversion for Level Towing with Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
    Since you have the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 9" Long - 7 Hole Adjustment # BXW4000 and are still nose high, I would normally recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 9" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment # BXW4002 to give you a total 4-1/2 inch drop whether using round bars or trunnion bars. The issue is that shank is only rated for 1,500 lbs. The only shank rated higher is the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches...
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  • What is Max Drop of Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount and Can be Used with Weight Distribution
    I'm not totally sure what your first question is but I believe you are asking what the maximum drop of this system is. The max drop figure for the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1425 is 15 inches. This is not designed to be used with weight distribution though as it does not have a way to attach a head, but we do have the WD style shanks from them like the part # 325-GH-1102 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch or # 325-GH-1202 for a 2 inch hitch that you could use with standard...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System That Works With Gen Y Torsion Hitch On 2001 GMC Sierra
    Great choice for a heavy-duty hitch! I checked with Gen-Y and they recommend using their Gen-Y Torsion Shank for Weight Distribution hitches # 325-GH-1202 or the Torsion 2 ball Mount # 325-GH-1225 Next, you will need to find the best weight distribution system that works with your towing setup when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. This fully loaded weight will also include all cargo behind the rear axle of your 2001 GMC Sierra. I have attached a help article on determining tongue...
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  • Can Gen-Y Hitch Torsion Ball Mount be Used with an Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System
    I verified with Gen-Y hitch that their torsion ball mounts, like part # 325-GH-1225, can be used with other manufacturer's weight distribution systems, however it isn't the best option. Instead of one of the torsion ball mounts I recommend the Torsion Weight Distribution Shank, part # 325-GH-1202. It's designed specifically for weight distribution systems and will replace the shank on your Equal-i-zer.
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  • Is Gen-Y Torsion Ball Mount Compatible With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems?
    Yes, you can use a Gen-Y Torsion ball mount such as # 325-GH-1226 with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system though we do not recommend doing so; instead you can replace the shank on your system with the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1202. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go 2018 Airstream Classic 30 plus the weight of any...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Replacement that is Cushioned
    Sounds like you have a weight distribution system and are looking for a way to cushion the ride quality for your rougher roads. For that we have the cushioned weight distribution shank part # 325-GH-1202 which fits all standard weight distribution heads and uses torsion springs to cushion the ride quality when towing.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch with Gen-Y Torsion 2 Ball Mount
    Yes. You can use your existing weight distribution hitch with the Gen-Y Torsion 2 Ball Mount # 325-GH-1324 without any additional components, but it is not the optimal setup. Gen-Y recommends that you use the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW # 325-GH-1202 as a replacement for your current weight distribution shank in order to use the Gen-Y Torsion 2 Ball Mount # 325-GH-1324 with your current weight distribution hitch. This weight...
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