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Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW

Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW

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  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Pro Series
  • Trunnion - 4-3/4 In Drop
  • Round - 6-1/2 In Drop
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • 15000 lbs GTW
Shank offers a 6-1/2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 4-3/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Cannot be used in rise position. Call 800-298-8924 to order Pro Series accessories and parts part number RP63971 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Pro Series products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Pro Series Accessories and Parts - RP63971

Shank offers a 6-1/2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 4-3/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Cannot be used in rise position.


Features:

  • Designed for use with either round-bar or trunnion-bar weight-distribution systems
  • Provides drop only
  • Finished with black powder coat


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Holes are 3/4" in diameter and 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Round-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 15"
    • Drop: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Trunnion-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 14-3/8"
    • Drop: 4-3/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Shank bar length: 14"
  • Shank bar height from top of shank to bottom: 10-7/8"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


63971 Pro Series Adjustable Weight Distribution Hitch Bar

Replaces 3211, 3213, and 54917






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Video of Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW


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Video Transcript for Pro Series Weight Distribution RP63971 Review

Today were going to take a look at the Reese Weight Distribution Shank number RP63971. This shank is designed for use with either round bar or trunnion bar weight distribution systems. It provides a drop only so turning it upside down will not create a rise. You need to use this only as a drop shank. It is finished with a black powder coat. It fits 2-inch trailer hitch receivers.

Has a tongue weight of 1,500 pounds. The holes are of an inch in diameter and are 1 inch apart on center. For a round bar system the distance from the center of the ball hole as it would be when its attached to the weight distribution system, to the center of the hitch pin hole is 15 inches, and the drop would be 6 inches from the top of the shank. For a trunnion bar system, the distance from the center of the ball hole as its attached to the weight distribution system, to the hitch pin here is 14 3/8 of an inch. The drop would be 4 of an inch again from the top of the shank.

The shank bar length is 14 inches. The shank bar height from the top of the shank to the bottom from here to here is 10 7/8 of an inch, and it does come with a limited lifetime warranty. Now were going to bring out our 2 inch trailer hitch receiver demonstrator to show you how you would attach this. This does have a little bit of heft to it. It comes in at 22 pounds so keep that in mind whenever youre using it.

It is a little bit on the heavy side. You would just line up the holes there. You would use your pin and clip. This is not included with the product, but you can get it right here at etrailer.com part number pc3. You just slide that through like that and then just clip that off, and youre good to go.

That should about do it for the Reese Weight Distribution Shank number RP63971.


Customer Reviews

Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW - RP63971

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (48 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers a 6-1/2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 4-3/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Cannot be used in rise position.

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My trailer sits very low by design. When towing it tows with the tail down. Not a performance issue at all. But it looks funny. I needed to lower the ball 2 inches for it to look sharp when towing. The Q and A at etrailer had a video showing all of the dimensions. This made my selection of this drop shank certain. Product arrived in just a few days. thanks etrailer 115747


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The ped shank has worked perfectly. The trailer tows level reducing the amount of the trailer front surface from the wind resistance.But the best part is the trailer looks so sharp being towed level.I am looking forward to shopping a E-trailer in the future. Thanks

Peter S - 02/04/2015

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This is a heavy shank that is needed for our trucks height. The bottom 2 bolt holes brings the ball to the right height for the camper which was riding to high on the previous shank. E-Trailer was very quick to ship as it only took 3 days from ordering to install. Very good company to shop with! 265028


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Its been 1 year on this hitch setup and a good one also. This hitch system is better performing than the friction sway control we had previously as it out performs the old system drastically. It actually wants to correct wind sway the way sway controls should! The only option I should have gone with is getting the 2-1/2 in shank instead of the 2 shank.

Brad - 06/25/2017

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We bought a new pick up truck that sits 6" higher than our old truck. This draw bar has a greater drop than the old one and allowed me to use the rest of my weight distribution hitch. 200943


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After using the draw bar for a year with my 24 Haulmark Edge trailer, all is well. The trailer sits level, it tows great, the weight distribution system works as designed. Im happy.

Charles S - 06/04/2016

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I normally tow my vintage Airstream with a vintage, 3/4-ton Suburban whose 7.4l engine has quite the taste for mid-grade gasoline. Economics has forced me to consider towing with my wife's '09 Yukon which has an incredibly high receiver hitch. Etrailer had just the shank I needed (the black part in the picture) at a great price to make everything work. And it got here quickly. I'm now literally a happy camper. 41555



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When I switched to a bigger tow vehicle I needed a longer shank to increased the hitch drop another 2.25 inches to keep my trailer level. The detailed info on the product page gave me what I needed to know - 63971 would provide the drop I needed but would not be too long to cause bottoming-out concerns. After installation the hitch mount sits at the desired drop and still has 2 adjustment holes at the top of the shank and 1 at the bottom - perfect! Also, ET's price + shipping was very competitive and delivery was prompt. 35504



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This is an update to my previous review of this product. After calling Reese Products (which is a Cequent Company) they explained that is item is from another Ceguent Company being sold under the Reese name. It is really a , "Ultra Frame" product, Made in China. etrailer is not misrepresenting the product as a Reese product, Cequent is now marketing a Chinese version under the Ultra Frame brand. I would assume it's cheaper for Cequent to source the product out of China instead of the USA where I'm use to seeing Reese products. Reese products carry a one year (or longer ) warranty, I have no idea what the warranty of this Chinese version is. It does not fit as well in the receiver as my other Reese products (wobbles side to side). The fit and finish is not as nice, you can see welding marks grinding. And, considering all the " junk" and counterfit products that China is importing into the USA, I'm not surprised that Cequent, used another brand name to import this part 208364



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Worked great. The pictures show how the extra length that is given. In my case I needed 2 more mounting holes down. This one gave me 3. I needed after I moved to a 4 wheel drive truck. 488864



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The weight distribution shank will allow me to tow a travel trailer for vacation. The ordering was very easy and the quick delivery made my day. The shank appears to be very heavy duty. After towing, I will follow up with how it worked for me. Thanks!! 551824



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Am quite happy with eTrailer. Their website provides more detailed info than the manufacturer's! Getting ready for the summer boating season... Needed a longer hitch bar so could open tailgate with trailer hooked up. This was exactly as specified and works great. Have used eTrailer several times now and service has always been among the best...quick, accurate, and good prices. 376828



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She (Ellen) did her very best. The problem was I didnt know enough, including part #s. I am going to have to find out more details of what I have before I get back to her. 331204


Comments

The shank works just fine. The wife and I have used it as part of our hitch set up and we have pulled our travel trailer about 4 K miles wo any problems. Thank you for your help.

Joseph U - 01/09/2018

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Paint comes off a little so watch for that, otherwise, it's just a hunk of steel so...wow? 581783



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I purchased a new 2017 ford f250 to pull our 32 ft bumper pull camper. I noticed I had some trailer sway at highway speeds and the ball was just too high. I had no more adjustment on the shank I had. This one I purchased gave me extra adjustment and now the trailer tows perfect. The shipping was really fast. Also for pet owners now my tailgate can drop down so the dogs can jump into the back of the truck while the camper is hooked up 570506



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More in depth review is provided on my Reese RP66073 product. The drop shank fit my needs and allowed enough depth or room for me to let my tailgate down, when using a standard three way hitch would cause my tailgate to hit my jack handle on the trailer. 567888



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Not only is this an excellent product and exactly what I needed, the knowledgeable staff at etrailer helped figure it out--- couldn't have done that at another website! 521361


Comments

Like a lot of folks these days I often go right to Amazon when I need something. But Amazon does not have specialists on hand that can answer real questions and give suggestions about what would be the best product to meet your needs. Trailering with a camper is new to me and I knew I needed a ball and receiver bar that could be set up to a specific height and adjustable, but I had know idea what half the terminology meant and did not know what to ask for. Not only does etrailer have people on staff that answer the phone and can get me exactly what I need from listening to what I want to get done, but they have these people answering the phones on Sunday afternoons. That kind of service is invaluable these days and for me, its worth it to pay more for that. But guess what? etrailer not only knows how to figure out what I need, but they are pleasant on the phone, match prices and ship quickly. You cant beat that.

-- comment by: Tom - 06/13/2018

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Needed a longer drop for my hitch ball to compensate for the new hitch style in the bumper of my 2016 Yukon. This works very well to address issue of level vs angled hauling of 30 foot Airstream. 516228



- RP63971
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Product worked perfectly and is very heavy to say the least but by the weight of this shank I'd say without a doubt it will last a long time and take plenty of punishment. 501934



- RP63971
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Easy to order. Great follow up with delivery info. On time delivery. 500630



- RP63971
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Arrive timely and well packed. No Problems. If only people who sent fragile items took as much care. 421282



- RP63971
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Exactly what I needed to get my truck and trailer level again after my new tire upgrade. Everything trailer comes from you guys. 414593


Comments

As good as the day I wrote the review and as I stated everything trailer comes from etrailer. Just added a second sway control to my setup since we have a 26+ pull behind. Best company and service hands down.

Josh R - 08/03/2018

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Price was right. Product was right. Great order & delivered right on time. Thank you 408490



- RP63971
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Good looking product and was right size. The girl who helped on the order was great 408077



- RP63971
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Fast and easy from etrailer. Product very good and just what the doctor ordered 387891



- RP63971
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Staff was very helpful, was worried about getting the proper drop shank for my Pro Series Weight Distro. Kit but, Kim was on top of things and had me the right part in just a few minutes. I had to replace the original due to the purchase of a new and taller truck. I installed it and bolted it all up within a hour. This is my 4th dealings with etrailer and I can tell you I will continue to shop with them for all my future needs. Dave F. 379648



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Just what I ordered 379281



- RP63971
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Very heavy, but feels solid of course. Gave me the extra 2 inches of drop that I needed. 376878



- RP63971
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Exactly what I needed to get the coupler and ball mount within the proper height ranges. It took about 2 hours to switch the shanks and to set the weight distribution hitch back up. Great product and the price and fast shipping can't be beat. 367447



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This also replaces my hitch that was stolen which also was a Reese. This has enough drop for my Ram which sits pretty high. I have to say something about Etrailer. I deleted all my other trailer supply stores because these people are top notch in quality, prices, and shipping. From now on I'll order all I need here and I'll be in the market for a roof kit next summer. Guess who gets that order? 330779



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I used this shank to pull a travel trailer with a weight distribution hitch that required a deep drop. 326201



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Had to move my trailer hitch for my camper from my 2 wheel drive F150 to my new 4 wheel drive Ram 2500. This part was needed to get my camping trailer to run level. Perfect part for the job 281519



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After upgrading from a 1500 to 2500 Ram 4x4 I needed a shank with a six inch drop to use with my 49901 Pro Series distribution hitch. The RP63971provides enough drop and also moves the ball away from the bumper a little more allowing additional clearance for the tailgate when it is open. This shank is lighter than the one I replaced due to the U shape of the section where the ball mount bolts on. That's a plus, but because of the U shape you cannot use the angel adjustment rivet, washers and set screw that are used with the 49901 hitch to lock in the angel of the ball mount. I had concerns the tension on the bolts holding the ball mount on would not be enough to maintain the correct angle so I took a piece of 1/4" steel plate 6" long and slipped it in between the ball mount and shank. This provided a solid stop for the rivet and set screw. 279892



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It was everything he said it was and everything I needed. prompt delivery. 257604



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Excellent. Have been using it for a year now with no problems. Far pasted my expectations. 246562



- RP63971
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Very nice, timely service and delivery. Product arrived within 2 days of placing order 222480



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Arrived much sooner than I expected for free delivery; thank you for that. Installed it today as I needed a lower position of my hitch due to a new truck since the RV and hitch system were purchased. Great results as I was able to drop the ball down three inches and now level with RV hook up. 204371



- RP63971
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NOT MUCH TO IT. Hard to mess with an Iron Ball !. Very speedy shipment. Receved A lot of help from support staff. who could not be any better. ( thank you ) 190369



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Needed lower drop when I changed vehicles from a 2005 GMC Yukon to a 2015 GMC Yukon. Works great. Very fast shipping from eTrailer. 160657



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Product as described,fast shipping,we'll pleased! 143882



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Shank has performed as advertised. What really was great was the service online. When a "computer glitch" occurred, the company responded promptly and efficiently. Thank you. 140993



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with a higher truck and a lower camper the hitch I was sold from the dealer did not work I bought this from E-trailer to fix my problem of the camper not being level. I expected to get this within 7 to 10 days and I had it in two I would highly recommend E-trailer to anyone and if I ever need anything for the trailer again I will be getting it through E-trailer. 134981



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Good prod description, exact fit applic ation 126422



- RP63971
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Product was exactly what I ordered, good price, timely delivery and good customer service. etrailer will be my first stop for parts from now on. 122471



- RP63971
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just what i was looking for everything fit perfectly 98861



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Exactly what i needed. Heavy, well made and nice finish. I installed a 2" lift in rear in my truck and 35" tires so the old shank was just to high off the ground. With this shank my camper sits level. 48573



- RP63971
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Needed this for my Reese SC weight distribution hitch. It was a necessity due to how low my 2012 jeep Srt8 and haulmark low hauler are to the ground. Great customer service and fast shipping. 42871



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This is one stout piece...... 37849



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Exactly what I needed to get the extra drop down. 36669



- RP63971
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Very good item. Very pleased with the item and the very timely delievery. 21283



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SAME BRAND AS MY BALL HITCH 17233


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