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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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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

  • Weight Distribution
  • Shanks
  • Pro Series
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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.


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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




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   (52 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OMG, talk about being pleased, it almost arrived before I ordered it. THANK YOU! 734145



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This one fit my trailer exactly as needed. The one I purchased just prior didn't have enough drop, my fault for not measuring things right. 714783



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great product, great price, excellent customer service. etrailer is the best. Their customer service is outstanding. 703116



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Staff really helpful picking the correct product. 661690



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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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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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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


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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



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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



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



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



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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



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



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



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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


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