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Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW

Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW

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Shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 6-1/2" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. 1-800-496-5010 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP54970 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP54970

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 1-1/4 In Drop
  • Round - 2 In Drop
  • Reese
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • Trunnion - 6-1/2 In Rise
  • Round - 5-1/4 In Rise
  • 15000 lbs GTW

Shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 6-1/2" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models.


  • Designed for use with either round-bar or trunnion-bar weight-distribution systems
  • Provides both drop and rise
  • Finished with black powder coat


  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross Towing Weight: 15,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Round-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 14-3/4"
    • Rise: 5-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
    • Drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Trunnion-bar system:
    • Distance from center of ball hole to hitch pin hole: 14"
    • Rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
    • Drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Shank bar length: 12-1/4"
  • Hole diameter: 3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Shank dimensions

54970 Reese Adjustable Weight Distribution Hitch Bar

Replaces 63970

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Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW - RP54970

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 2" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 6-1/2" rise and 1-1/4" drop when used with trunnion-bar models.


No issues at all. Has been a great drop bar for my weight distribution hitch!


Super AAA+


Perfect! Excellent service!


Love the product, wish however that there was another cross hole for the receiver; it protrudes too much and worries me about leverage even with a weight distributing hitch.

Love the product after this past year. Ive seen others state they wish there was another cross hole. That was a concern of mine, however theres not enough room due to a spare on my vehicle, and theres been no problems with the unit and its extension from the vehicle.
Very H - 07/27/2017


The quality of the part is good and it works as intended. E-trailer's shipping was very quick. We received the part in 3 days with standard shipping. I was very impressed with the quality of the packaging. This heavy item was secured tightly inside the cardboard box so it couldn't move around and potentially damage the box from the inside while in transit. I wish more online retailers would pay as much attention to packaging product.

Product is performing well
Susan - 09/20/2015


Great service and fast delivery!!


Exactly what I needed for my trailer. Fast shipping. Another great experience with trailer!

Still working great!
Mike B - 08/28/2018


This worked well with my sway bar installation, although it is limited to fifteen hundred pounds tongue weight and I would have preferred 1700 pounds to match the tongue weight capacity of our truck.


worked well with my 8000lb Toy Hauler. Was able to adjust hitch height to the right level


good quality and appreciate the recessed design -- as it helps to reduce total weight of the hitch assembly.


Works great with the Reese trunnion bar hitch. Gave me the height needed to level the trailer.


just like it was described.. Came quickly, in perfect condition... Best place toshop on the internet is


An excellent, heavy duty piece of equipment, my second one!!!

The products are still working hard for me without failure. Great product!!
Hank H - 04/29/2018


Completed my hitch setup. Just what I needed. Gets lots of use. Good service as always.


Item shipped quickly, communication was amazing, and item was exactly what I was looking for. I have ordered all my trailering needs from etrailer for quite sometime now and will continue to do so!!


I received my order very quickly and part is exactly as described. I have always been very pleased with etrailer.


great have no problem pulling my 32ft travel trailer or my car trailer.


Great shank, just wish it dropped another couple inches. Well built product. I can't imagine ever having issues with it. I definitely recommend it.


Puts the WD Hitch at the correct height.


It is what I needed, have a 1200lb. on my camp trailer


Great products at a great price.


Nice product, unfortunatley not designed to work with the Round Bar Head we purchased.


service and knowledge


Products and service are excellent as e xpected.


As advertised, no issues

Still in good shape after year. No wear or cracks.
Mark W - 05/12/2020

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