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Shackle Strap - 2-1/4" Long

Shackle Strap - 2-1/4" Long

Item # TRSL225
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2-1/4" Long shackle link connects double-eye leaf spring to the rear hanger or equalizer on trailer suspension systems. Shackling the 2 components together instead of bolting them directly allows for the necessary pivot of the springs. Great Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from TruRyde. Shackle Strap - 2-1/4" Long part number TRSL225 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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TruRyde Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - TRSL225

  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Utility Trailer
  • Shackle Links
  • 2-1/4 Inch Long
  • TruRyde

2-1/4" Long shackle link connects double-eye leaf spring to the rear hanger or equalizer on trailer suspension systems. Shackling the 2 components together instead of bolting them directly allows for the necessary pivot of the springs.


  • Link connects double-eye spring to rear hanger of single-axle trailer or equalizer of multi-axle trailer
  • Connection allows movement to take place, ensuring an evenly distributed load between axles


  • Length: 2-1/4" from center of hole to center of hole
  • Overall dimensions: 3-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide x 3/16" thick
  • Bolt hole diameter: 9/16"


SL-225 TruRyde 2-1/4" Long Shackle Link

Replaces 18-11 2-1/4" Long Shackle Strap

Video of Shackle Strap - 2-1/4" Long

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

Video Transcript for TruRyde Trailer Suspension TRSL225 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a shackle strap that measures two and one-quarter inches long. This shackle strap simply connects a double-eye spring to a rear hanger on a single axle trailer or to an equalizer on a multi-axle trailer. It allows the appropriate movement to take place. It's made from a durable steel construction with protective coating to keep it safe from rust and corrosion. A few measurements to go over with you real quick, starting with the length measurement. Now, shackle strap lengths are taken from the center of one hole to the center of the other hole.

So that measurement for this one is two and one-quarter inches. The overall length, measuring edge to edge, is three and a half inches. The overall width from edge to edge is an inch and a quarter. Thickness is three-sixteenths of an inch thick. Then the bolt hole diameter is nine-sixteenths of an inch.That's going to do it for today's look at the two and one-quarter inch long shackle strap..

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Shackle Strap - 2-1/4" Long - TRSL225

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (128 Customer Reviews)

2-1/4" Long shackle link connects double-eye leaf spring to the rear hanger or equalizer on trailer suspension systems. Shackling the 2 components together instead of bolting them directly allows for the necessary pivot of the springs.


Helpful and courteous good source for trailer needs. Will be buying from again.


I ended up not using them. I replaced all of them with 1/2 in upgrade


Extrenely knowledgeable, heloed me get exactly what i wanted and needed, no extras. Will definately use again.


Before and after installation

I used the Camper in the Summer during the Holidays , No problems Every Thing is still Working Fine
Jim . - 03/18/2019


Just what we ordered and on time. Thank you


Pat from etrailer helped me enormously with this purchase. Most of the 2 1/4 inch shackle plates I found for sale were 1/8 inch thick, but on my triple axle trailer the originals are 3/16 inch thick. I know it's not much, but I couldn't imagine going to a smaller (even slightly) shackle plate given that I was shopping for new ones after two of them broke! Anyway, Pat called the manufacturer the following morning when they opened, then called me to confirm they were the right thickness. What great customer service! The plates arrived quickly, and fit perfectly. My camper was stranded in front of my suburban home for fear the suspension would collapse if I towed it to be repaired. Finding the exact replacement parts allowed me to repair the camper myself and tow it back to storage before the neighbors got too upset. The plates were in good shape when they arrived, and the holes had a slight bevel to accept the ribbed shoulder of my replacement bolts. I expect many years of service out of these new shackle plates.


Came ahead of schedule! Got lot's of help from Paul B. Will update when I get a chance to get it in place.


Good product but the description is a bit confusing. The shackle is actually 3 1/2" long and the bolt holes are on 2 1/4' centers. Dexter calls this a 3 1/2" long shackle; eTrailer calls it a 2 1/4 long shackle. The diagram clears up the confusion, but it would be helpful to the uninitiated (myself) if the method of measuring was the same.


After suffering a major incident on the highway where 3 of the 4 tires were destroyed along with the rims and some suspension parts, I needed parts fast and correct for my trailer. These wheels, along with the other suspension parts, where inexpensive, well built, accurately described, delivered quickly, and exactly what I needed to get my trailer back up and in operating condition again.


Straps are thinner than the originals. Seems to be a common complaint I overlooked before ordering. I will be concerned about premature wear and looser suspension until I get these replaced with better quality parts. Hopefully the wet bolt kits will lessen the wear.


replaced the suspension on my 5th wheel--all went well and now I am much releived to lub with a grease gun and not a oil can. one of the wet bolts was defective--I called you sent one out quickly--thanks


I ordered several items for my boat trailer to replace the springs and renew the related hardware. There was a little glitch, as the springs were sold out in inventory. The etrailer staff quickly advised me of this issue and offered alternatives. However, my order was shipped was shipped within a few days and arrived as ordered. I will definitely use etrailer again.


good heavy duty shackles.

Everything has worked great! Thanks for great parts, prices
Doug V - 08/18/2016


Bought 4 leaf springs, bolts, bushings, etc... Needed it next day, and the shipping cost more than the parts, which tells me the parts were a great price. All was well, on time, and to order. The only problem was I should have ordered two more shackle bolts... but that's on me. Thanks Guys and Gals. I am a happy 62 year old Marine Vet back on the road!


The products I ordered are exactly as described, and finding what I was looking for was very easy. The ordering process is also very easy, and shipping was much faster than I expected. In fact, the folks at etrailer went out of their way to make that happen. The prices here are more than fair as well. The folks here go out of their way to help with accessories and product information to help insure you get the right parts for the task at hand.

Customer service is second to none here, and it is indeed very refreshing to see a company who "genuinely" cares about their customers satisfaction as the folks at etrailer do!

I will try to come back and submit photos once I complete the repairs.


Erika was super helpful. Really helped me get the correct parts the first time. I will always use etrailer from now on!!

A+++ in my book!

SUPERB!!!!!!!! Erika at E-Trailer is AWESOME!!!!
Ed R - 09/17/2017


Just received the shackle straps and bolt. They look excellent and superior as the originals were only 1/2 " dia. and strap holes elongated by 1/4 ". One was worn thru. Also, straps are at least 1/32 thicker than originals.

You phone person that took the order did an excellent job and very patient. First trailer suspension I have overhauled so some difficulty in describing what I even needed.
Should be back on the road in a day or so. tks bob


So glad we found greasable bushings, bolts and nuts to replace plastic setup on our 5th wheel while traveling. If you have Forest River you need to replace with greasable. Repair shops just do plastic if you don't know better and send you on your way!! Awesome staff and quick shipping Quality parts


Hi folks, parts arrived in a timely fashion, haven’t put them on yet but look like quality parts. Also the fenders I ordered from you were very nice.

My friend welded them on for me and they look great all painted up. The fenders were of good quality steel, and I liked the fact they were made in the USA. Thanks etrailer.

Gary T


My order came quickly, wish the work went that way. No, with a couple of jacks and a can of WD-40 bolts came out and all it well.
etrailer came though. looking for a older part and camp.... couldn't help. Will order again (with some easier work) this time.


Received exactly what I ordered and fast too. I have ordered from etrailer before and spent some time searching for best price on these shackle straps. Save yourself some time and just use etrailer, they're the best. I would definitely recommend them.


Fit perfectly, thank you.


First time ordering from this company information on website is very useful tracking number email was awesome being able to look on the map and see exactly where my order was at will be ordering from this company for years on in now


The shackle straps are a bit thinner than those they replaced but are working fine one year later.


Very impressed with the quality of your products that I purchased from etrailer.Your knowledge of the products and expertise was greatly appreciated.Thanks again!

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  • How to Pick Out Correct Shackle Length for Trailer Suspension
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    Your question came in blank, but based on the picture you submitted it looks like you are in need a replacement shackle strap that is 3-1/2 inches in length. For that you would want the Shackle Strap # TRSL225. This strap is 3-1/2 inches long like what you have pictured with the hole measurements 2-1/4 inches on center. For a new shackle bolt you would want the Shackle Bolt part # 166081.
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  • Availability of Trailer Suspension Kit AP233 without Equalizers
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