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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. 1-800-940-8924 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

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

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

Item # RP3214




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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (36 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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This shank is perfect for us. It extended the hitch far enough to allow us to open the tailgate on our pickup without hitting the hitch.


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Its working great! I needed the longer shank to avoid hitting the front of our trailer with the corner of the flatbed on our truck. The longer shank solved the problem.
Mike - 08/21/2022


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item was exactly what was described worked perfectly and was very fast shipment


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Longer shank is working great I needed just a little more room since I carry a golf cart in back of truck when we pull RV and the longer shank gave me just the added length I needed so I didn’t need to worry when making turns
Stephen - 05/17/2022


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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.




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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.




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Shank worked great. I had to grind some of the weld where the vertical shank is welded to the horizontal shank because I couldn't slide my adjustable hitch head into location and install bolts. The extra length gave me enough room to open and close the rear gate of my truck while connected to trailer.


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I have had this shank for a year now and it works very well. Service and delivery was better then I could have ever imagined. Thanks!!!!
Dave D - 06/03/2014


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




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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.




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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.


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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The shank arrived in time, and just as described. It replaced a 10" shank that came with my weight distributing hitch (an Eaz-Lift from Camco). Now I am able to lower my tailgate with my trailer connected - works great! Thanks again E-Trailer!




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


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


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It can open tolerate of the truck




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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!




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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.




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Just installed so that I could let the tailgate down and not hit my RV trailer hitch jack, works great and you could see that it was a superior product, working with etrailer was a breeze and would recommend using them.
Great service
Great product




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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.




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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.




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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!!!!!




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




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




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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.




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tow my race car trailer with this weight dist. shank and it works great , thank you etrailer




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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.




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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.




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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.




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



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See what our Experts say about this Reese Accessories and Parts



  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a Towing-type Bike Carrier be Used with an Extra-Long Weight Distribution Shank
    I 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Much Length does the Reese Weight Distribution Shank Give to the Hitch Ball
    It sounds like you're asking how much length the Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long, part # RP3214, adds to your hitch ball. If this isn't what you were asking, let me know. It is true that the total length of this shank is 16". However, that is accounting for the part that in the receiver. This shank extends 14" from the receiver. Every weight distribution has slightly different lengths for their heads, but generally your ball will be 16-1/2" from the receiver if it's a round bar system...
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  • Will the Fastway E2 Round Bar Head Work with the Reese Shank # RP3214?
    Yes, the Fastway e2 bar head will work with the shank on the Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3214. The shanks for these distribution systems are universal.
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  • Dimensions of Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3214
    You can see in the attached video that 16 inches is the overall length of the Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3214. The 14 inches as you stated is the length of the horizontal shank so the 2 inches of additional length in the vertical shank is not included in that number. The photo on the product page with dimensions is still accurate.
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  • Can Reese Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution Head 58333 Fit Shank RP3214
    Yes the weight distribution head part # 58333 does fit the weight distribution shank part # RP3214 that you also mentioned. It will still work as a ball mount without the spring bars connected as well. This would not affect any towing capacities either.
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  • How To Extend Weight Distribution Hitch For Tailgate Clearance When Towing Camper
    In order to extend your hitch on your 2015 Toyota Tundra, I recommend looking into a longer shank for your weight distribution system, as this will be your only safe option. The Reese # RP3214 has a distance of 15-7/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It has a max tongue weight of 1,400lbs. and max towing capacity of 14,000lbs. To ensure that this will work for you, you will want to measure 15-7/8" from your hitch pin hole and determine if that will...
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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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  • 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 article...
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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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  • Longer Shank Needed for Husky Weight Distribution System
    There are sometimes special circumstances where folks will need a longer weight distribution shank, typically because the receiver hitch on the tow vehicle is recessed under the vehicle further than usual. The 10-1/4 inch length of the Reese # RP54970 weight distribution shank you'd looked at is pretty much standard, although longer ones are available. For a longer length, I'd recommend the # RP3214 from Reese which has a 14 inch long shank. The adjustment hole spacing is standard at 1-1/4...
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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 could...
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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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  • 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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  • Extended Weight Distribution Shank for Tailgate Clearance
    Out of those three options by far the best one is to use a longer shank like the Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW item # RP3214. Being able to clear the tail gate on your 2019 Nissan Titan with a longer shank is optimal because it doesn't affect your hitch's capacity. If you were to add an extender like the Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long item # C45791 you would reduce your hitch's capacity by 50%. Plus not all of them can be...
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  • How Long is the Shank Included with 1,200 Pound Reese Steadi-Flex
    The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball hole on the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 is around 13 inches. The shank included with the system is part # RP54998. If you need a longer shank that has similar rise and drop specs you can use part # RP3214 which is about 3 to 3-1/2 inches longer from the hitch pin hole to the ball hole.
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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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