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Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop - 1,400 lbs TW

Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop - 1,400 lbs TW

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Shank offers an 8-5/8" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7-5/8" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Cannot be used in rise position. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP3344 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop - 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP3344

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 7-5/8 In Drop
  • Round - 8-5/8 In Drop
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • 14000 lbs GTW

Shank offers an 8-5/8" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7-5/8" 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: 1,400 lbs
  • Incremental adjustment: 1-1/4"
  • Round-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 13-1/2"
    • Maximum drop: 8-5/8" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
      • Minimum drop: 6-1/8" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Trunnion-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 12-7/8"
    • Maximum drop: 7-5/8" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
      • Minimum drop: 6-3/8" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Shank bar length: 11"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


3344 Reese Adjustable Weight Distribution Hitch Bar




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Video of Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop - 1,400 lbs TW

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Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution RP3344 Review

Today we are going to review part number RP3344. This is the Reese Weight Distribution Shank. This is for a drop-only position for a 2 inch hitch receiver. This is designed for use with either round bar weight distribution systems or a trunnion bar weight distribution system and it will provide a drop-only as you can see here in this position. This would insert into your hitch receiver. This would give your adjustment for your drop distance.

Each one of those distances between the holes is 1 1/4 inches so you can adjust your drop anywhere in 1 1/4 inch increments. This product is finished with a black powder coat finish. It does fit 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. Now the gross weight distribution trailer weight for this is 14,000 pounds. The tongue weight is 1,400 pounds.

Now your weight distribution head would attach right here to these holes. So if you use this on a round bar system, the distance from the center of the ball hole on your weight distribution head to your hitch pin hole would be 13 1/2 inches. The drop from the top of the hitch receiver tube opening to the top of the weight distribution head ball mount would be 8 5/8 inches. On a trunnion bar system, the distance from the center of the ball hole on the weight distribution head to the hitch pin hole is 12 7/8 inches. The drop on that would be 7 5/8 inches.

Now the shank bar length on this is going to be, we will see if we can get that in a better position for you, the shank bar length would be 11 inches. This part does come with a limited lifetime warranty. That should do it for review on part number RP3344.


Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop - 1,400 lbs TW - RP3344

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers an 8-5/8" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7-5/8" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. Cannot be used in rise position.

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the individuals at etrailer were very helpful in providing me the exact configuration for my specific application and the shipping time was extremely fast. 397036



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Exactly what I needed, quick delivery, and great quality! 522801


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This is exactly what I was looking for no problems hooked up fine - great product
Mansel - 06/17/2019

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These are pics of RP3344 installed on my 2011 Dodge Ram. The hitch is still not perfect. I need two more inches of drop to have the trailer level. It is inclined up as it sets on the ball rather than flat. Not e the truck is real close to level. 15254



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This did the trick for my lifted Dodge Ram. 674742



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Awesome product, awesome customer service. Etrailer, you rock!! Thank you so much for the quick delivery! 608591



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Great products and service!!! 563677



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Excellent experience. Product arrived on time and as expected 521958



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Product was a 7 in dropdown shank for weight distribution hitch. Excellent product and was perfect for my issue. Was delivered 2 days earlier than expected. More importantly was customer service. very professional and eager to solve my problem. very knowledgeable and professional. Without a doubt, first calss products and second to none when dealing with customer service. 516412



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Product was just as described on the web site and the price was great. The item also arrived a day early. thanks for the great service I will be ordering anything else I need from your site. thanks 482320



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Have not had a chance to use the item yet will up date after usage. will up grade rating after usage. 436068



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Extremely satisfied. Product was as described on your web site. Just completed mounting the head assembly. Was a breeze. Thanks for your technical support. 414494



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First rate service on a trailer hitch. Fast shipping. 288052



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Great service and a knowledgeable person to help with my order. Delivered a day ahead od schedule. I will deal with again. 287251



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Pat C provided excellent customer servi ce! 249200



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Good service well made product fast del ivery 241210



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Excellent Product, Super heavy duty construction and heavy. Super fast shipping Thank you! 240095



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The customer service is what keeps me coming back to E-Trailer. Karen did the math so I could order the right drop shank (this one). It is just what I needed and works flawlessly. Thanks again Karen, I appreciate your time and attention. 194830



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Perfect for my 08 ram with a 6 inch lift 179947



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Exactly what I needed to drop the weight distribution hitch for my new 4X4. Looks like a good quality shank and the free shipping makes it an even better deal. 176346



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great service ,very happy with quality of hitch . 173446



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Everything went nice and smooth! The product in great, the delivery was fast and customer service was spot on! 145768



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Great product and excellent customer service. My order was shipped promptly and even upgraded shipping at no ccharge. Will be ordering from etrailer again. It 104943



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Excellent product and customer service... very satisfied with how everything went down would definitely buy from them again..... 92772



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The young lady that helped me was very, very polite, patience, and keep looking for what I wanting. Would strongly recommend your business. 64095



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Good solid product. The box it shipped in was trashed as was the brake controller box that was also inside. Not the best packaging but oh well. E Trailer is still a great source and I would definitely use again. 52475


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  • Weight Distribution System Drop Recommendation for Lifted Trucks
    For your weight distribution shank I recommend the Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long # RP3344. This shank will give you a 7-5/8" drop using a trunnion-bar system or a 8-5/8" drop using a round bar system. If you have a round bar system, you can get a deeper drop of up to 9-1/2 inches with the Curt # C17124. These are the deepest drop shanks we carry based on the bar style of your system. If you need a deeper drop then you will need to use the Gen-Y stackable ball...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Drop for a Weight Distribution Shank
    I have attached a help article on how to determine the rise or drop you need for a ball mount. Basically, you will want to park your truck and trailer on flat ground. First, measure from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver opening. Next, measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler. If the trailer hitch receiver opening is taller than the bottom of the trailer coupler, then the difference between the two measurements is the amount of drop you will need in...
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank, Timbren Springs and Straptek Sway Control for 2014 Ram 2500
    I am sure we can get you set up with the parts you will need to get a little more clearance between the truck and trailer. Curt shank # C17122 measures 14 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes so it will provide a little more clearance. Adding Timbren springs # TDR2500D will help the truck support all of that weight better and will help reduce stress on the stock suspension so it would be beneficial to use it. One thing to keep in mind...
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  • Replacement Shank with Drop for a Weight Distribution Systemon a Truck with a 6 Inch Lift
    You didn't say how much drop you need the shank to be. I attached an article to help you measure to determine it. I've also linked our selection of shanks that fit a 2 inch hitch receiver. Nearly all weight distribution systems can use a shank made by other manufacturers. The largest drop we have for a trunnion bar system is 7-5/8 inches, part # RP3344. It's 11 inches long and rated up to 1,400 pounds of tongue weight. The next closes is the Curt # C17124 that's a little longer...
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  • Difference Between Reese RP3344 and Curt C17124 Weight Distribution Shanks
    The Reese # RP3344 and Curt # C17124 Weight Distribution Shanks that you referenced are interchangeable with regards to the weight distribution heads that they fit but they differ in their lengths, capacity, and the amount of drop they can provide. The Reese # RP3344 will give you a maximum drop of 8-5/8 inches if used with a round bar system or a drop of 7-5/8 inches with a trunnion bar system. It has an 11 inch length and a 1,400 pound tongue weight capacity. The Curt # C17124...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank Doesn't Have Enough Drop To Tow Trailer Level
    How much is the drop on the weight distribution shank you are using now? We may have one that offers more drop. If not the only other option is to raise the height of the trailer. To do this the leaf spring stack must be below the axle(s) and they must be double eye leaf springs. We have 2 conversion kits that will allow you to move the spring stacks to the top of the axle. Use # K71-384-00 for 2-3/8 inch diameter round axles or # K71-385-00 for 3 inch diameter round axles. One kit will...
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  • Can a Reese Weight Distribution Shank be Used with a Curt Weight Distribution Head
    In terms of compatibility, it depends on which components of a weight distribution system you are referring to. For example, Curt spring bars will not fit in a Reese head nor will Reese bars fit in a Curt head. But, if you are talking about the shank, a Curt or Reese head will fit each others shank. The holes on a Reese shank, # RP3344, are spaced the same as those on a Curt shank; 1-1/4 inches on center.
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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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  • How to Choose the Correct Weight Distribution Shank Rise or Drop
    To determine what kind of rise or drop you need in your Weight Distribution (WD) shank you first need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of the hitch receiver on your 2002 Ford Excursion, and then from the ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler. Please be sure that both vehicles are on level ground and your trailer is sitting level. If the hitch receiver height is the larger number then you need a drop, but if your trailer coupler is higher you need a rise. To...
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  • Choosing Weight Distribution Shank with the Correct Rise or Drop
    To choose the correct rise/drop needed for weight distribution shank, you will need to determine the height of the trailer coupler when it is level. If the top of the trailer hitch receiver is higher than this measurement (which is most likely the case with your Suburban) you will need a shank that offers a drop equal to the difference. I have linked to a help article that shows how to measure for the rise or drop needed, as well as link to a video showing how to measure for a weight...
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  • Is Shank Compatible with Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Yes the Reese Weight Distribution Shank - Drop Only # RP3344 is compatible with the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084. This shank, when used with a trunnion bar system like the aforementioned Strait-Line will give you a minimum drop of 6-3/8" and a maximum drop of 7-5/8". I have added a link to a video review of this shank for you to check out as well.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank For Truck With 6-Inch Lift Using Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution
    I went to our warehouse and matched an Equal-i-zer 10K head to a couple shanks for you. The shank I recommend is the Reese Weight Dist Shank, part # RP3344. When the head is placed in the bottom holes the distance from the ball platform on the head to the top of the shank that slides in your hitch is 8-1/4 inches. That is a little more than the 7 inches you said you needed at minimum. The holes are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart so the next distance form ball platform to the top of the shank...
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3344 Recommendation for a 2001 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab
    Since you need about 11 inches of drop the Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3344 that you referenced would be a good choice for you as it has 11 inches of drop. I attached a review video on how to measure for the right amount of drop with a weight distribution system. I also attached an FAQ article on weight distribution systems for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Drop Weight Distribution Shank for Use with a EAZ Elite Weight Distribution System
    The bolt hole diameter and vertical spacing of a weight distribution shank is fairly universal across different brands. However, in order to be sure the EAZ Elite system you have now uses this same top to bottom bolt hole spacing then you will need to do some measuring. As long as the distance between the vertical bolt holes on your shank is 1-1/4" apart and the holes are 3/4" diameter then I recommend the Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP3344 which offers up to 8-5/8" of drop. I have...
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  • Can 2 Inch Weight Distribution Shank be Used in 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2016 Ram 2500
    To use the Reese weight distribution shank # RP3344 in a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver I recommend the use of reducer sleeve # C45405. I have spoken with Reese about this before and the use of a reducer sleeve with weight distribution is acceptable.
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  • Drop Dimensions of 11 Inch Weight Distribution Shank # RP3215
    The minimum drop is 4-1/2 inches, the maximum is 6-7/8 inches and it adjusts by 1-1/4 inch increments. Since you need a drop of 3-1/2 inches, # RP3215 is not the best option for your application. Part # AMAC1 has a maximum drop of 3-3/8 inches which is close enough to 3-1/2 inches. It has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 2,000 pounds and maximum trailer weight of 10,000 pounds. If you have a heavier trailer weight, you can use part # RP54977. It has a minimum drop of 3-1/4 inches...
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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution Adjustable Shank Be Used With Fastway Weight Distribution System
    You are correct. The Reese Weight Dist Shank, part # RP3344 can be used with your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System, part # FA94-00-0600. The Fastway and the Reese adjustable shanks have incremental adjustments of 1-1/4 inches so they are interchangeable.
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for 7 inches of Drop
    For a shank to go with your Reese Straitline system part # RP66072 that will give you 5 to 6 inches more drop than the # RP54970 that you currently have you would want the part # RP3344.as it can do a max drop of up to 7-5/8" with a trunnion system like what you have.
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  • Shank Recommendation for a Reese WD System Where Additional Drop is Needed
    Yes, the Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3344 that you referenced would work with your Reese SC Weight Distribution # RP66560 and would give you additional drop. The drop range with this system would be 6-3/8 inches to 7-5/8 inches. Instead I would recommend the Curt Shank Part # C17124. This should should give you about 5 to 8-1/2 inches of drop.
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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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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for Weight Distribution System Used with Lifted Jeep Rubicon
    There's quite a few details I'd need to know exactly what would be your best solution, but most likely the part # C17124 would be what you need for a new shank on your WD system. This is designed for a drop of up to 7-1/2 inches in most cases but I'd need to know what system you have and how much actual drop you need for that. I attached a help article on determine rise/drop needed as well. The wheel and tire # AM3S331 would work well if you need an ST185/80D13 mounted to a wheel...
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  • Is Sway Control Needed with a Weight Distribution System
    Not all weight distribution systems come with sway control. Sway control is usually a good idea, but if you do not experience much sway when you are towing, then you do not need to add it. If you want to add sway control, then you may be interested in the Friction Sway Control Kit, # 83660. The head of your weight distribution system must have an additional ball hole to the side of the main hitch ball to accommodate the sway control bar (see photo). I have attached an installation video...
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  • Is Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3344 Compatible with SteadiFlex WD System
    Yes, the Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP3344 that you referenced is compatible with the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution system part # RP66560.
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  • What is the Diameter of the Bolt Holes on Reese Weight Dist Shank # RP3344
    The bolt holes on the Reese Weight Dist Shank, # RP3344, measure 3/4 inches in diameter and have a spacing of 1-1/4 inches on center .
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  • Correct Weight Distribution Shank to Provide 1-1/2 Inches of Drop
    Since there is a 1-1/2 inch drop needed, I would recommend the Reese Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54970. When used in the drop position with a trunnion bar system, it offers 1-1/4 inches of drop which would be just about perfect. The 1/4 inch difference would be nothing to worry about, as the truck would settle a bit once the trailer is hitched.
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  • Reese Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for a System That Needs 6-1/2 inches of Drop
    Based on the dimensions you gave for your truck's hitch height and the height of the bottom of the coupler of your trailer you need about a drop of 6-1/2 inches. The Reese Shank part # RP3344 that you referenced has a maximum drop of 6-3/8 inches when used in the lowest position with a round bar setup or 6-1/8 when used with a trunnion system. That would be almost exactly the drop you would need so this shank would work very well for you and will allow you to tow your trailer level. I...
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  • Will I Need a Longer Weight Distribution Shank if I Switch to a Lifted Truck?
    If you only have the shank that came with your Blue Ox SwayPro system, then you will almost definitely need a longer shank to tow with a lifted F-350. The good news is the brand isn't all that important because most shanks are interchangeable between brands and we can help you figure out what size shank you will actually need. I attached a help article to this page that talks about how to find the correct rise or drop for a ball mount. Basically, you will just want to get your truck...
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  • Shank with More Drop for a Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    There are certain shanks that are compatible with the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution systems such as # RP66560. You can use # RP3344 which will get you to a maximum of 7-5/8 inches drop. The shank is available separately but cannot be swapped out for the one that comes in the kit.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver with More Drop
    For your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver, the shank with the most drop is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Rise/6" Drop # EQ90-02-4900. This will give you 2 inches more drop than the # EQ90-02-4800 you referenced. Depending on your system you may alternatively be able to use a shank like the Reese Weight Dist Shank - Drop Only - 11" Long - 7-5/8", 8-5/8" Drop # RP3344 with a sleeve reducer like # 325-GH-007. This is not ideal but in some cases can work depending...
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  • Weight Distribution System Drop for a 2018 Ram 2500 Pulling a 2017 Forest River Sonoma Trailer
    To determine if the drop of Equalizer's standard shank is sufficient for your tow vehicle and trailer combination, you need to measure from the ground to bottom of the coupler. Then do the same from the ground to the top of the receiver on your Ram 2500. If your hitch height is greater than your coupler by more than 3 inches, a larger shank is needed. The Equalizer adjustable shank that comes with # EQ37120ET has a maximum rise of 7 inches and a maximum drop of 3 inches. An adjustable...
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