How To Haul an ATV In Truck Bed While Towing

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I have about 7500lb trailer fully loaded with 800lb tongue wt. I am hoping to find an extension to my weight distribution hitch or some kind of extension so I can carry my ATV in the back of my 5.5ft short bed truck. Any ideas from any of you guys??

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If you need to tow with the tailgate down so you can haul your ATV in the truck bed then the most common solution for this is to use an extended weight distribution shank, the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600. This should provide enough clearance for the tailgate to clear the tongue jack which is usually what hits first and it will work with pretty much any brand of weight distribution system. The problem with using an extender is they reduce the weight capacity of the hitch too much.

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