Curt Weight Distribution C17123 Review

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Review of Curt Accessories and Parts C17123


Today we're going to be taking a look at part number C17123. This is the Curt weight distribution shank. It's going to have a ten-hole adjustment. This portion of the mount is going to slide into the receiver tube of our hitch; that's going to provide the attachment point to get us secured in the hitch and then here on the front face is where our attachment points are located for mounting our weight distribution systems head assembly. This is designed for use with current weight distribution systems. Again, you're going to have the ten-hole adjustment for attaching the head assembly; that's going to let you level your trailer with your tow vehicle; a lot of options there. The drop low rise position is available with this unit so that way it can fit your particular application.

With it installed on the hitch, and this pointing down towards the ground, that's going to be the drop position. This position here would be known as the rise position. This is a welded steel construction. It's very strong and durable solid steel so we don't have any hollow points except our mounting holes. It's going to have a really nice textured black powder coat finish on it, so it's going to stand up really well against rusting and corrosion. Again, this is designed for 2"x2" trailer hitch receivers.

It's going to give us a weight capacity of 15,000 pounds with a towing weight capacity of 1,500 pounds. We're going to take a few measurements real quick. Take a look at the overall length. What we're measuring is from the center of one outer pin hole to the center of the outer pin hole on the other side of the adjustment shank. If I take a measurement center on center, that's going to give us a measurement of 11-1/4". These holes, you can look down that ruler there; these are going to be separated on center from one another by 1-1/4".

That measurement's going to be consistent all the way down through those mounting holes. When used in the rise position, this is going give us a maximum rise of 8-7/8". That measurement is going to be taken from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of our ball platform. That would be with our platform mounted at the highest setting, again, 8-7/8" rise. Maximum drop would be 5-5/8". The diameter of our hitch pin hole to get us secured in our hitch, that's going to measure 5/8". A few more measurements.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank is going to give us a measurement of 3". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest point of the support bar, that's also going to measure 3". Now from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of this upright bar right here, it's going to give us a measurement of 6", and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the pin holes here for the head assembly, that's going to give us a measurement of 7". Overall length back to front is going to be about 11". Overall length of the adjustment bar here with the holes in it, 13-1/4". That's going to do it for our review of part number C17123. This is the Curt weight distribution shank.


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