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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW

Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Gen-Y Hitch accessories and parts part number GY54FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts - GY54FR

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Round - 6-1/2 Inch Drop
  • Gen-Y Hitch

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 included
  • 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: 10,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs - 1,100 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 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

This shank features a built-in mechanical tongue weight scale. The highest arrow on the scale indicates the mount's maximum tongue weight (1,100 lbs). The middle arrow indicates no tongue weight (0 lbs). There must be a minimum tongue weight of 400 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.



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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW - GY54FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

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.

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Best purchase ever. It makes pulling my 30ft travel trailer a much better experience. A++




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Takes the holts out of towing. Equipment trailer seems like a much lighter trailer.




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See what our Experts say about this Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts

  • Can the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mounts Be Used With Weight Distribution Systems
    There would be no way to use the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mounts with a weight distribution system but not to worry, Gen-Y does offer the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks like part # GY54FR which have built-in cushioning and are weight distribution compatible.
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  • Does Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank Works with ReCure R6
    The Eaz Lift ReCurve R6 48783 that you have uses a standard weight distribution shank like what the Gen-Y part # GY54FR was designed to replace so this would work well for you.
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  • How Does the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank Work On Long Trips
    I was actually able to install the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank part # GY54FR and test it out for myself. I wasn't able to take a long trip with the product but from what I experienced, it worked very well. There was a noticeable increase in ride quality when compared to before. There wasn't as much shock transferred to the vehicle when you ran over pot holes or bumps/dips in the road. If you want to check out that review, I have attached this for you below. I will say however...
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  • Will the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Work With Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank
    Yes, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution (No Shank) part # RP66074 will be directly compatible with the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank part # GY54FR.
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  • Can Curt Rockerball be Used with Weight Distribution System
    I have a cushioned solution for your WD setup but you are correct the Curt Rockerball is not to be used with weight distribution systems according to Curt. The movement that the ball allows and the stresses of the WD system just don't allow the two to fit together and work. Instead you can use the cushioned weight distribution shank part # GY54FR for a 2 inch hitch which the head of your weight distribution system can attach to. There isn't any other option to cushion a weight distribution...
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  • Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank For Towing a Trailer With a Lifted Truck
    The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # GY54FR will provide you with up to 6-1/2" of drop. You will need to measure the height of your truck receiver and the height of the trailer coupler when level to determine the correct amount of drop you need. We do have the Gen-Y # GY55ZR that is capable of 9-1/2" of drop. It has the same weight rating of 400-1,100lbs of tongue weight and a trailer up to 10,000lbs. I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37101ET with the...
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  • Does Gen-Y Make Weight Distribution Shank
    I wouldn't recommend using the Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount # 325-GH-305 with a weight distribution system. Since you'd be adding basically a hitch adapter to the setup you'd be cutting the capacity of the hitch in half. Gen-Y does have a cushioned weight distribution shank with the part # GY54FR which can do a rise or drop of 6-1/2 inch and fits a 2 inch hitch.
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  • Which Weight Distribution Shank Fits 2017 Volvo XC90 W/ 2-1/2 Deep Receiver Tube
    Since your 2017 Volvo XC90 has a trailer hitch receiver that from the back of the receiver to the center of the hitch pin hole is just over 2-1/2" you can use the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # EQ37120ET but you will need to use the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW # GY54FR which has two hitch pin holes which are 2-1/4" to the back of the receiver and 1-1/4" to the back...
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  • Does Gen-Y Offer Weight Distribution System Shanks that Use Torsion Cushioning
    Gen-Y actually has cushioned weight distribution shanks that work with standard load leveler/weight distribution systems. For a 2 inch hitch we have the # GY54FR which can do a drop of up to 6-1/2 inches and for a 2-1/2 inch hitch version we have the part # 325-GH-1102.
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  • Recommended Shock Absorbing Weight Distribution Shank
    I have another option for you, but the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C83WR you were looking at is unfortunately not compatible with a weight distribution hitch. Instead I recommend the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW # GY54FR which is compatible with a weight distribution system and has a similar shock absorbing feature. This shank will give you up 6-1/2" rise or drop, and is compatible with tongue weights...
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  • Will the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount Work with Weight Distribution
    The Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount part # C83WR won't work with a weight distribution system due to the design of the adjustable shank but we do have a very similar option that will, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank part # GY54FR which I did a review on and you can check this out below. The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank has built-in cushioning just like the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount and it's designed for weight...
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  • Why Won't Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount Work with Weight Distribution
    The Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount part # C83WR won't work with a weight distribution system due to the design of the adjustable shank but we do have a very similar option that will, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank part # GY54FR which I did a review on and you can check this out below. The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank has built-in cushioning just like the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount and it's designed for weight...
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  • Can the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount Be Used with Weight Distribution and Sway Control
    The Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount part # 325-GH-1024 is a great heavy duty ball mount option for towing. If you have a weight distribution system then there is another version of this same shank that is designed to accept a weight distribution head, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank part # GY54FR. I did a review on this if you would like to see what I thought, the video is attached below.
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  • Cushioned Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shank that Works with Husky CenterLine System
    Gen Y makes cushioned weight distribution shanks that are compatible with Husky Centerline weight distribution systems like the part # GY54FR which fits a 2 inch hitch and part # 325-GH-1102 which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Is There A Cushioned Gen-Y Ball Mount Compatible With A Weight Distribution System?
    For the Gen-Y Glyder Shock Absorbing Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # 325-GH-12001, there is unfortunately no way that you'd be able to use a weight distribution system. I do have another solution though. Sticking with a cushioned Gen-Y ball mount, the: -Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # GY54FR would work fantastic for you. This ball mount has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000lbs, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 400-1,100lbs, and is compatible with a weight distribution systems.
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  • Availability of Articulating Weight Distribution Shank
    You wouldn't be able to use an articulating coupler setup for a weight distribution hitch, because there would be no provision for mounting the spring bars to the hitch. We do offer shock absorbing shanks, such as the Gen-Y # GY54FR which offers up to a 6-1/2 inch rise or drop. The shank won't allow for side to side movement, but it will definitely limit the transfer of road shock from the trailer to the tow vehicle. There's also a cushioned weight distribution shank that will help limit...
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  • Will the Curt RockerBall Shock Absorbing Hitch Ball Work With a Weight Distribution System
    The Curt RockerBall Shock Absorbing 2" Hitch Ball part # C40047 will not work with a weight distribution system because the flange that gets wedged between the platform and base that stops the unit from rotating will not fit over the shank on a weight distribution system. Therefore, the Curt RockerBall must be used with a standard ball mount like the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # C45310. If you are looking to add a shock absorbing feature to your weight distribution system you'll...
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  • Why Cant the Curt RockerBall Shock Absorbing Hitch Ball Be Used With a Weight Distribution System
    The Curt RockerBall Shock Absorbing 2" Hitch Ball part # C40047 will not work with a weight distribution system because the flange that gets wedged between the platform and base that stops the unit from rotating will not fit over the shank on a weight distribution system. Therefore, the Curt RockerBall must be used with a standard ball mount like the Curt Ball Mount for 2" Hitches part # C45310. If you are looking to add a shock absorbing feature to your weight distribution system you'll...
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  • Using A Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution With Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shank
    Yes, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # GY54FR can be mounted in either orientation to provide more rise or drop. It will have a gauge on both sides of the hitch so that you can uses in either orientation and clearly see the gauge. Your 2020 Artic Fox must have between 400lbs and 1,100lbs of tongue weight to properly operate the torsion hitch. Yes, your Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 will work with the Gen-Y weight distribution shank. It shares the same 1-1/4"...
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  • Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank w/ 6-1/2 Inch Rise/Drop For 10,000 lb Trailer
    We do have the correct Gen-Y Torsion shank for your trailer with a GVWR of just about 10,000 lbs, though the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # GY54FR you mentioned is for loaded tongue weights between 450 lbs and 1,100 lbs, which you are very likely to exceed (I do assume the 850 lbs is the dry tongue weight). Because loaded tongue weight is generally in the 12 to 13 percent range of your GVWR, it's more likely your tongue weight will be in the 1,200 to 1,300 lb range, and for...
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  • Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shanks for Blue Ox Weight Distribution Systems
    The Gen Y Boss Weight Distribution Shanks listed below will all work with Blue Ox weight distribution systems. However, it is recommended to disconnect these systems when the trailer is being stored because of the extra tension placed on the bars and the shank. With this in mind there are no covers made for covering a shank and weight distribution system connected to a hooked up RV and trailer. Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,100 lbs TW item...
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  • Recommended Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank for a Husky Centerline System
    I do have an option for you, but given the information provided the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102 which fits directly in your 2-1/2" hitch is not the best route for you. That is because the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102 needs a minimum tongue weight of 1,200 lbs for the built-in shock absorption to function. With your trailer only having a tongue weight of 1,050 lbs. it wouldn't be enough for this shank to work appropriately for you. Instead...
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  • Cushioned Shank Solution Compatible with Husky Weight Distribution System
    We do have an option for you, though there isn't a standalone cushioned ball mount like the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C83WR that is compatible or rated for use with a weight distribution system. While the shanks do look similar the Rebellion shank is too narrow for a weight distribution head to fit on. What you can use instead is a cushioned shank that is compatible with your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system; the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution...
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  • Cushioned Weight Distribution 2.5 inch Shank Solution for Ram 2500
    Yes you can use the lower rated Gen-Y Torsion weight distribution shank part # GY54FR which matches your tongue weight range as well as drop requirement. You would need a sleeve adapter like you mentioned as well like with the # 325-GH-007 and you'd be set.
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