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Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop - 10K
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Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop - 10K

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Replace the 8" drop shank from your Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch ball mount with this new one. This shank fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers and lets you tow up to 10,000 lbs. Rustproof aluminum construction. Call 800-298-8924 to order Weigh Safe accessories and parts part number DB8-2 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Weigh Safe products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop - 10K. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Replace the 8" drop shank from your Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch ball mount with this new one. This shank fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers and lets you tow up to 10,000 lbs. Rustproof aluminum construction.


Features:

  • Replaces the shank that came standard with your Weigh Safe (WS8-2) or 180 Hitch (TB8-2) 2-ball mount
  • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver to provide an attachment point for your ball mount platform
    • Multiple mounting holes let you adjust the height
  • May be used in drop or rise position to ensure level towing
  • Rustproof aluminum construction
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"


Note: Maximum gross towing weight is achieved when shank is used with the 2-5/16" diameter hitch ball that came standard with your Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch ball mount.



DB8-2 Weigh-Safe/The 180 Hitch Drawbar Only - 8" Drop - 2" Shank - 10K GTWR

Item # DB8-2





Video of Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop - 10K

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




Video Transcript for Weigh Safe Ball Mounts DB8-2 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the replacement shank for your Waysafe for 180 hitch 2-ball mounts. This one is going to replace the shank that came standard with your Waysafe WS8-2 or 180 hitch TB8-2 2-ball mount. The shank is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch and then this portion right here is going to provide the attachment point for your hitch ball mount platform. You'll notice that it has multiple mounting holes that allow you adjust the height of the platform. The hitch pin holes will accept a standard 5/8-inch diameter pin to secure the unit inside your hitch. Two pin hole locations allow for you to choose whatever one works best for your application. This can be used in the drop or the rise positions to ensure a more level towing set up. It is constructed of a rust-proof aluminum construction.

It's made right here in the U.S.A. It is designed for a 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitch receiver. The maximum gross towing weight with this unit is 10,000 pounds. Maximum tongue weight capacity is 1,500 pounds. If you are using it in the drop position and you have your platform at the lowest setting, it is going to give you a maximum drop of 8 inches. That's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of that ball mount platform. If you are using it in the rise position with the platform at the highest setting, that is going to give you a maximum rise of 9 inches and it's going to feature an incremental height adjustment of 1 inch. Please note that the maximum gross towing weight is achieved when the shank is used with the 2-5/16 inch diameter hitch ball that came standard with your Waysafe for 180 hitch ball mount. That's going to do it for today's look at the replacement shank for your Waysafe for 180 hitch 2-ball mount..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop - 10K - DB8-2

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Replace the 8" drop shank from your Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch ball mount with this new one. This shank fits 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers and lets you tow up to 10,000 lbs. Rustproof aluminum construction.

- DB8-2
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Great product and great company! Customer service is remarkable! 856228



- DB8-2
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fast shipping great product 790064



- DB8-2
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Excellent product. I have two, one 2" and one 2.5" . Both are very convenient and easy to move the ball up and down with no tools. Like the scale on the ball. I recommend it. 593558


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Ask the Experts about this Weigh Safe Accessories and Parts

  • Can I Switch Shank From 2-1/2" to 2" From Weigh Safe Ball Mount and Use Same Ball Platform
    The Replacement 2" Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts part # DB8-2 will work with the components from your 2-1/2" weigh safe ball mount. The ball platforms part # WS01 and part # WS01-5 are the same. The only difference between is the WS01-5 scale goes up to 2200 lbs and the WS01 scale goes up to 1500 lbs. They both use the same Dual Pin Assembly part # WS03 as well.
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  • Replacement Shank Recommendation for 180 Series Adjustable Ball Mount to Gain More Drop
    The Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts # DB8-2 that you referenced is what you need. This will give the current 180 adjustable ball mount that your husband has 2 more inches of drop. Right now he has our part # LTB6-2 which is good for up to 6 inches of drop but if he replaces the current shank with the # DB8-2 he'll gain 2 more inches of drop (8 inches total). For even more drop we have the part # DB10-2 which would increase the drop capabilities up to 10 inches....
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  • What Causes the Dual Locking Hitch Pins On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts To Break
    In order to replace the dual locking hitch pins on a Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount like part # WS8-2 you will need to use the Replacement Locking Dual Pin Assembly part # WS03 or the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set part # WS06 if you want to make sure to match all the locks. I spoke with Weigh Safe about the dual hitch pins breaking and they informed me that it could be an issue with the pin alignment due to the holes becoming oblong therefore the solution would be a new platform,...
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  • Shank Only for 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop
    The shank you are looking for is the Replacement Shank for Weigh Safe or 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts # DB8-2. This shank has the 8 inches of drop you are looking for and is the same shank that is on the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-2.
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