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Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW

Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW

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Shank offers a 5-3/4" rise and 2-1/4" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP3214 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP3214

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 1-1/4 In Drop
  • Round - 2-1/4 In Drop
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • 14000 lbs GTW
  • Trunnion - 7 In Rise
  • Round - 5-3/4 In Rise

Shank offers a 5-3/4" rise and 2-1/4" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models.


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 1,400 lbs
  • Round-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 16-1/2"
    • Rise: 5-3/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
    • Drop: 2-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Trunnion-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 15-7/8"
    • Rise: 7" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
    • Drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Shank bar length: 14"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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3214 Reese Adjustable Weight Distribution Hitch Bar




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Video of Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW

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Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution RP3214 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number RP3214. This is the Reese Weight Distribution Shank. This is designed for use with either round bar or trunnion-bar weight distribution systems. It can be used in either the drop or rise position. It is a nice steel construction with a black powder coated finish on it so it is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. It has a six mount hole design.

These mount holes are separated center on center by an inch and a quarter. Take a few more measurements. We are going to measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the mount holes. That is going to give us a measurement of eleven and three quarters of an inch. It we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the base of the weld here of the support bar that is going to give us a measurement of seven inches. Overall measuring from end to end it is going to give us a measurement of sixteen inches.

This portion here is going to be the portion that slides into our two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver. You are going to push it in until you hear the pin holes align up with one another. Then you will insert a hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. Those items are going to be sold separately. You can refer to our website to check out some of your options. See here it's a nice solid piece.

Solid steel construction. It is going to offer a ton weight of fourteen hundred pounds with a weigh distribution trailer weight of fourteen thousand pounds. When using a round bar system the distance from the center of ball hole on the head assembly to center of the hitch pin hole is going to measure sixteen and a half inches. It is going to offer a five and three quarter inch rise or a two and one quarter inch drop. When using a trunnion-bar system the distance from the ball hole and the head assembly to the center of the hitch pin hole is going to measure fifteen and seven eights of an inch. It is going to offer a seven inch rise or a one and one quarter inch drop. The shank bar length measuring from the from the end of the shank to the back of the upright mount bar, that is going to give us a measurement of fourteen inches. That is going to do it for today's review of part number RP3214.

This is the Reese Weight Distribution Shank. .


Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW - RP3214

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers a 5-3/4" rise and 2-1/4" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models.

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Excellent product. Just as advertise. This extended hitch shank allows me to open the tailgate now. Very good customer service and quick free delivery. 760582



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The 14" long Reese Weight Distribution Shank is exactly what I needed to install hitch mounted mud flaps. The shank provided by Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch was too short for that purpose, see photos. The Reese shank is solid and well made. Shipping was fast and online purchase was easy. 722621



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I needed this longer hitch shank so I can open the tailgate on my truck without damaging it. Just installed it and so far it works. 721283



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Quality product, well-crafted, meets all mechanical and structural expectations. Communication with your company was efficient and professional. Thank you 640777



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Exactly what I needed. My old shank was 8 3/4 long and didn't leave enough room to open the tailgate on the truck. This one works fine. 588435



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I needed a new longer shank because the new trailer bought I couldn't lower the tail gate all the way down which would have made loading and unloading a pain. I was exited to find out that you sold a longer one that would make my life easier. When the box came and it was empty I couldn't believe it. I was leaving on vacation in a little more than week and thought I would not be able to get a replacement in time. You guys were right on it. When I called to say the box was empty you shipped out a new one right away and I received it today. Just in time for my trip. I'm very happy with your customer service and will tell my friends about my experience. I haven't picked up my trailer yet but once I do I will send some pictures. 582328



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This shank is a solid steel shank and it is built like a tank. I would highly recommend it. I needed this one to allow more flexible height adjustable behind my motor home. Shipping was fast. I really do appreciate the very detailed product descriptions, pictures and dimensions. That helped greatly to make my purchase decision. 521008



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Great product, very heavy duty and extended my hitch enough to open my tailgate. 515813



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Received package within two days after shipping. Products were good quality and well packed. 505550



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Perfect for what I needed. Connecting a weight distribution hitch to a Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4X4 (TRD off road). This one will give me enough ground clearance (11.5" from the ground to the bottom of the shank (installed 'downward') while setting the ball level for the travel trailer. 505506



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I am very pleased with the product. I paid for the 3 day delivery and was quite surprised that the order went out the same day and was received earlier than the 3 day expected date. This is a great company to deal with. I would recommend etrailer to anyone needing hitch or trailer accessories. Great Job etrailer!!!!! 442187



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Completely satisfied with this longer shank, it allows me to drop tailgate. etrailer will always be my first choice for trailer products. 404918



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Wow the shank arrived way ahead of time, exactly what I ordered, great price as compared to my local trailer supply store and free shipping right to my front door could no have asked for more, thanks etrailer. 375555



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This shank solve my problem of not being able to open the rear compartment on my Suburban when the travel trailer was hooked up. The extra length of this shaft made the difference. 359919



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arrived quickly and has seved just fine pulling a 7K trailer over many thousands of miles 321947



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Products were exactly as advertised. Measurements fit what I needed for my weight distribution hitch. Phone support was excellent. 309358



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Everything was delivered as expected. Great company. 5++++ 301772



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I purchased this extended shank so that I could open the tailgate on my truck while towing our travel trailer. We found this necessary to let our dogs out of the back (they ride in a camper shell) while towing. the product works well, and solved our problem. 270717


Comments
After numerous RV trips, I am still very happy with this item, and with the help I received from etrailer salespeople.
Norm S - 07/11/2017

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Worked as expected. Timely delivery. Good folks to do business with. Thanks! 257231



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Great product -great service -worked perfect for me- I would recommend this company for any products. 256878



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I can now open my tailgate and take turns without scraping my taillights hauling my trailer. I needed this badly. 251058



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Controls the trailer and allows my tailgate to open without contacting the trailer jack. As described, early delivery, great product. 214406


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Continues to perform flawlessly!
MIHarley - 07/24/2016

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Very substantial product. I needed the extra length to be able to open my tailgate on the truck with the travel trailer hooked up. Gave me just the clearance needed. Very fast shipping as usual from etrailer. I've bought from them before for the boat trailer and will again as needed for parts. 188706



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Super fast shipping. Exactly as described. Very happy with merchandise and transaction. 159577



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Perfect! Just what I needed to get the weight distribution head another 1.5" away from the bumper, allowing me to drop my tailgate when connected, plus giving me additional corner clearance when backing into tight locations. An added benefit is that this shank has a higher strength rating than my original shank! Thank you, eTrailer! You folks come through with exactly what I need in trailering products, whenever I need something! 90624


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Distribution Shank Availability Similar to Curt Shank 17103
    We have a shank that is basically identical from Reese part # RP3214 but we do not carry the specific Curt shank you mentioned. This Reese shank is the correct 14 inches in length and has the same amount of adjustment holes too. I attached a review video for this shank for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Using a Longer Weight Distribution Shank Affect Towing a 34 Foot Trailer
    An additional 2 inches should not negatively impact towing the trailer. It is when you add much more length that it can become an issue. So at 14 inches instead of 12 you should not even notice the change. You will want to make sure that the Reese Weight Dist Shank, 3 RP3214, is compatible with your existing system. The holes where the weight distribution head attaches to are 1-1/4 inches apart on center. I have also included a link to our weight distribution FAQ article for you.
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  • Will Using a Longer Weight Distribution Shank Affect Towing
    Going with a longer weight distribution shank like the Reese part # RP3214 that you referenced would work well for you. It would give you the added length you are looking for and would not cause your trailer to sway or have any other adverse reactions.
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  • Will Ratings Change if Weight Distribution Shank 3214 is Used in the Up or Down Position
    No. The ratings and capacities do not change in the up or down position. The only things that change are a few measurements when using round or trunnion weight distribution systems. For round bars, it measures 16-1/2 inches from hitch pin hole center to ball hole center. For Trunnion bars that measurement is 15-7/8 inches. For round bars, there is a 2-3/8 inch drop or 5-5/8 inch rise. For trunnion bars, there is a 1-5/8 inch drop and 6-3/8 inch rise.
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  • Using a WD Off-Road While Towing with a 2015 Nissan Xterra
    It sounds like you are trying to determine what the best WD shank, like part # RP3214, would be for towing off-road with your 2015 Nissan Xterra. Using a shank that has a different length isn't really going to change anything for your towing application. Typically longer shanks are used when someone is trying to achieve more rear clearance like what you may need with the tailgate on a pickup. Your problem might be that you are using a WD system off-road. If you check the installation...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Shank to Tow Old Airstream Trailer Level with 2012 Ram 2500
    It sounds like you need a weight distribution shank with more drop. The bars would not be pointed down, you want them to be level unless the trailer has a bottom mount coupler, then the bars can point up if they have to. The Reese shank that has the most drop for a round bar system is # RP3344. At most it is capable of 8-5/8 inches of drop when used with a round bar system. You can also measure to make sure you know the amount needed before ordering. I have included a link to an...
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation To Clear Tailgate On 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
    The Reese Weight Dist Shank, part # RP3214, measures 14 inches long and has a 5-3/4 inch rise and 2-1/4 inch drop when used with a round bar system. If you have a trunnion-bar system, this shank has a 7 inch rise and a 1-1/4 inch drop. This would be a good replacement for the part # RP54970, you have. This shank has a tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs. I have attached a product review video for this shank you can check out.
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  • Is Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3214 Compatible with Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution
    Reese and Draw Tite are made by the same parent company so yes the Reese # RP3214 would be same as Draw Tite part number 3214 and both can be used with Equal-i-zer weight distribution system.
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  • Hitch Pin to Bolt Hole Measuremetn on 14 Inch Weight Distribution Shank Part # RP3214
    The distance from the hitch pin hole to the center of the bolt holes is 11-3/4 inches on 14 Inch Weight Distribution Shank Part # RP3214.
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  • Are Rock Tamers Mud Flaps for 2004 Ford F-350 Compatible With Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System
    Thank you for the photos, they were very helpful. The Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty, Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2" Hitches # ERT00108 require 1" of clearance between the back of the shank on your Fastway e2 and the trailer hitch receiver opening. Based on your photos it looks like it is a bit less than 1" between the two but we do have a solution. What you will need for your Fastway e2 weight distribution system such as # FA92-00-1000 is a shank with more clearance, which will allow you...
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  • Can One Reese Weight Distribution Shank Replace Another
    Weight distribution shanks are essentially universal, so both the Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank # 63911 and the Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP54970 will work as replacements for your current shank # RP3214. That said, since you have a set up rated for 14,000 lbs you will need to use the Reese Shank # RP54970 because it is rated for 15,000 lbs whereas the Pro Series is only rated for up to 12,000 lbs. In regards to other hints, it would be nice if there was something we...
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  • Replacement Extra-Long Weight Distribution Shank for Use with ProSeries # PS49901
    We do offer extra-long weight distribution shanks that you can use with your round-bar ProSeries weight distribution system # PS49901. For example, we have the Reese # RP3214 which measures 16-inches overall and 12-3/4-inches from the hitch pin hole. Please refer to the linked photo that shows this item's dimensions. When used with a round-bar system like your ProSeries this shank allows for up to 5-3/4-inches of rise or 2-1/4-inches of drop. We also offer a 16-inch shank from Curt,...
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  • Long Ball Mount and Bolt On Chain Hangers Recommendation for the Reese RB3 Weight Distribution
    We have everything you would need to make the Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System # PS49581 work on your trailer. Since you need additional length on the shank so that your tailgate will open you will need the Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3214 as it has a length of 16-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the center of the ball hole. You will also need the Chain Hangers # RP58305 as well so that you can hang the chains on your trailer frame and not interfere with the accessories you have...
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  • What is the Longest Weight Distribution Shank Available
    We offer a Weight Distribution Shank that is 14 inches long. That part is # RP3214. You can see the shank by clicking on the link provided below.
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatibility Between Different Manufacturers
    The Husky Replacement Head for Husky Weight Distribution Systems - Round Bar # HT31516 will bolt onto the Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW # RP3214 or the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4500. Each shank has the weight rating to work appropriately and has the same incremental adjustment of 1-1/4 inches to work properly. The shank is really the only interchangable part on a weight distribution...
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  • Can a Towing Bike Rack be Used with a Weight Distribution System
    checked with my technical contact at one of the primary manufacturers of weight distribution systems about using a towing-type bike rack on an extra-long weight distribution shank. My contact advised that they simply do not test such combinations. They do not expressly warn against it, but nor can they provide any assurance of compatibility. We do offer extra-long weight distribution shanks; these can be seen on the link provided. Please note that many of these long shanks use a reinforcing...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation with Extra Long Shank for Tailgate Clearance
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that from the center of the hitch pin hole of the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17051 to the center of the hitch ball will measure right at 11 inches. He said that from the pin hole to the end of the shank measures 8 inches. For a shank that you could use with this system that is overall 16 inches long you could use the part # RP3214. This would get you to about 15-3/4 inches long overall from the pin hole to the center of the ball hole.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank to Use in Reducer Sleeve for 2011 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
    So the shank that you are using now, # RP63971, can only be used in the drop position which is why you need a new one. If it could be used in the rise position too it would not be a problem. So we need to look at shanks that can be sued in both the rise and drop position. Shank # RP54998 is 12-1/4 inches long. When used with a trunnion bar system it has a max rise of 8-5/8 inches and max drop of 2 inches. For round bar systems the max rise/drop is 7-3/8 and 2-3/4 respectively. Rise and...
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  • Long Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation that Can Do 6 inches of Drop
    The Curt WD Shank part # C17122 that you referenced would be perfect for you. This shank is the same overall length of 16 inches as the # RP3214 that you have and can do about 5 more inches of drop so it should work perfectly. This shank also has a 15k total trailer capacity and 1,500 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with Longer Than 12" Shank
    We do have some longer shanks that would work for the length that you're looking for, but as these shanks get longer, the less rise/drop they can have on them. The good news is that a longer shank won't affect the tongue weight capacity as it does with using a hitch adapter. These shanks are all at least 1400-lbs maximum TW and provide at least 14" of length on the shank: Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW # RP3214 Curt Weight Distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution System and Shank for a 27ft Arctic Fox Trailer and a 2000 Ford F-250
    The Reese Weight Distribution Shank, # RP3214, and the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, # RP66130, will both work for your Arctic Fox 27ft trailer towed by your 2000 Ford F-250. One thing you will want to keep in mind is that the shank has a lower tongue weight capacity than the weight distribution system, so you will be limited to a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs. Based on the information you provided, you should not have a problem with that. Since you will...
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