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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 800-298-1624 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

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Reese
  • 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

Item # RP3344




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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   (42 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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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.



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Outstanding service and communication. I called and told the customer service person what i needed in a drop down shank. He reviewed and confirmed my measurements. Item was in stock and easily attainable. They pulled item and shipped it within hours. etrailer price gaurantee is REAL! I found same item for less money. I followed instructions on providing proof. Almost immediately etrailer credited my account for the difference plus some. Just great service and communication all around. Well done etrailer.



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Solidly built. I needed a hitch with more drop and range, this one worked perfect.


Comments
Going to Yukon Denali XL with larger wheels and a through-the-bumper hitch vs. Under the bumper a hitch with more was necessary. This one has alot of adjustments available for that perfect tow height and is built like an anvil. It works!
Dave G - 05/20/2021


- RP3344
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I needed to replace the Hitch Shank to better accommodate our new/used Airstream and F150 truck. I had chosen the same brand as the stabilizer hitch I had but that part, unknown to me, was on a long lead time. George at e-trailer noticed this and contacted me with the delayed delivery information but also make 2 recommendations that could be delivered in a few days. I choose one, placed the order, cancelled the previous order (thanks to Mackenzie) and it arrived a couple days later and it was exactly what I needed. I am now able to make a trip this weekend for a few days to a nearby park in difference to winterizing the trailer and putting it away for the season. I consider this excellent service. Thanks to George and Mackenzie. And to all with whom I did not communicate who got the part to me. Cheers



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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.



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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.



- RP3344
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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.



- RP3344
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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.



- RP3344
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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.



- RP3344
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First rate service on a trailer hitch. Fast shipping.



- RP3344
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well made product and extremely fast shipping .



- RP3344
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Awesome product, awesome customer service. Etrailer, you rock!! Thank you so much for the quick delivery!



- RP3344
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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.



- RP3344
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My order arrived the next day after the order was placed. Everything was of great quality. I'm very pleased my order from etrailer.com.



- RP3344
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Exactly what I needed, quick delivery, and great quality!


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



- RP3344
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I can't believe how heavy and rock solid this thing is! I needed the extra drop since my truck is lifted 6" - works perfectly.


Comments
Im currently looking for one of these, I aldo have 6 lift, is youfr trailer level now? Also what holes you have it set on?
-- comment by: mike - 05/21/2013

I have sent Greg an email. Check back on the page, if he has anything to add, it will appear below his original review.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 5/22/2013

Comments
To answer Mikes question: My trailer sits perfectly level. I measured from the bottom of the trailer to ground, front
-- comment by: Greg - 05/22/2013


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great service ,very happy with quality of hitch .



- RP3344
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This did the trick for my lifted Dodge Ram.



- RP3344
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Easily found what I needed online. Ordered it on Thursday, got an email confirming that it was shipped a couple hours later, and it arrived on my doorstep Monday afternoon.



- RP3344
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this is the most informative websited that ive been on. was very pleased with the shipping as well. keep up the great job, and i will def be back to shop on etrailer!



- RP3344
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Great products and service!!!



- RP3344
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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



- RP3344
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Tara was very easy to work with on the phone and made my experience short sweet and to the point. Five stars!



- RP3344
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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.



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Good service well made product fast del ivery


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • 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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  • Drop Shank for Reese Mini Weight Distribution Hitch
    We used to carry the Reese Mini Weight Distribution System that you have and we know that it used a standard weight distribution shank like the Reese part # RP3344 that you referenced. Since you were looking for a drop of 9 to 11 inches of drop this would get you close but you'd need the part # EQ44FR instead which can do a drop of up to 12 inches.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weight Distribution Shank With the Most Drop for Trunnion Bar System
    There are a couple weight distribution shanks you can use to replace your Reese 54990, though I was unable to find out exactly how much drop this shank had. But the two options that fit a 2" trailer hitch receiver and have the most drop for a trunnion bar system are: - 13-3/4" Maximum Drop: Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17125 - 7-5/8" Maximum Drop: Reese Weight Distribution Shank # RP3344 - 7-1/2" Maximum Drop: Curt Weight Distribution Shank # C17124 I have added links to...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank for Truck and Trailer 9" Apart
    It sounds like you need a 9" drop for your weight distribution shank. I have attached a list of all options below. You will need to know what size hitch you have as well as whether or not your system uses round or trunnion springs bars in order to find the correct one. The Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP3344 offers the most drop for a 2" hitch.
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  • How To Choose New Weight Distribution System Shank for Lifted Truck
    In order to choose a new weight distribution system shank you need to measure your rise/drop requirements just as you would when selecting a ball mount. This measurement is from the ground to the bottom of the coupler lip on the trailer while level and then from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube on the vehicle. The difference will give you the correct rise/drop. The Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP3344 for example offers up to a 7-5/8" drop. I have attached a full...
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