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Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW

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Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches. 1-636-306-4830 to order Equal-i-zer accessories and parts part number EQ90-02-4500 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Equal-i-zer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Square - 3 In Drop
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 1400 lbs TW
  • Square - 7 In Rise

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems
  • 6 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your application
  • Dipped steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 3"
  • Overall dimensions: 18" long x 9-1/2" high
  • Distance from center of pin hole to back of adjustable shank: 13"
  • Distance between adjustment pin hole to hitch pin hole (center-on-center): 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to front of adjustment shank: 15"
  • Spacing between adjustment pin holes: 1-1/4"


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90-02-4500 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank - 18" Long

Item # EQ90-02-4500






Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW - EQ90-02-4500

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (296 Customer Reviews)

Shank offers up to a 7" rise and a 3" drop for your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Measures 18" long and fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches.

- EQ90-02-4500
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Easy switch over to longer shank . No major adjustments on WDH setting Now can open tailgate all the way. Did need to lengthen safety chains.


Comments
Longer hitch shank has been great. No difference in towing. Able to open tailgate fully.
Lucas, - 07/04/2021


- EQ90-02-4500
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I needed the extra length of this hitch shank to get my trailer hitch ball out from under the spare tire on my Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. It works absolutely perfectly and is built extremely strong. I am using with an Equal-i-zer hitch system, but would be suitable for most other weight distributing hitch configurations if the centering between the adjustment holes is correct for your ball mount.



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It works great. I bought this longer shank so I could drop the tailgate of my truck with the camper attached. It is compatible with my fastway E2…..same bolt pattern. It moved the ball 6” farther out from the truck. I also took the combo for a test drive, gmc 1500 CarbonPro and Apex Nano 213, and I really could not feel any difference, which is perfect.



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Allows me to tow a travel trailer with my tailgate down (2011 Ram). I did not notice any difference in feel when towing compared to my previously shorter shank. There is no issue with the travel trailer hitting the tailgate- the length is perfect. This is much safer than using a hitch extender. The bolt pattern mated to my existing Husky brand hitch head.



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I'm now able to open the tailgate of my truck with the trailer attached. Side effects of using the longer shank are; power cable almost too short and original safety chains were too short and had to be replaced. But, the goal to be able to open the tailgate with the trailer attached was accomplished.



- EQ90-02-4500
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I have a 2500 gmc sierra short bed and travel trailer. We purchased a golf cart and wanted to take the cart with us as when camping sites allow golf carts. Since my bed is 78" long I have to take the front cover of the cart off ( ezgo rxv) and I have to remove the tailgate because there is not enough room to lower it because of my trailer's electric Jack stand. My original equalizer weight distribution shaft is 12" so this gives me an extra 6" so I can leave my tailgate on and down. I no longer need to take the front cover off of the cart and the rear wheels are completely on the truck. Thanks George



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The new shank appears to meet all my needs. I will be able to lower my tailgate when hooked up to my Travel Trailer. I'm excited to try it out on our first camping trip in April. The adjustment was easy to match the necessary height for my hitch head that receives the stabilization bars. Tiara on the order desk was friendly, patience and helpful. Thanks, etrailer.



- EQ90-02-4500
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I tow a 21 foot bumper pull camp trailer with a 2011 Chevy Suburban. With the standard length shank in my Equalizer hitch I couldn't open my rear lift gate when hooked up as the gate would strike the power head on my tongue jack. This shank gave me the length I needed for proper clearance. I have used it extensively during 2021 and it works great and is exactly what I needed. Great product!



- EQ90-02-4500
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Heavy Duty product was as expected. The etrailer Customer Service and follow up was top notch! Awesome Company to do business with!



- EQ90-02-4500
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Bought this longer shank because I knew is would benefit me immensely last year as we prepared for about two weeks on the road, traveling from NM to our many destinations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. I tow a fairly light Jayco Hummingbird 17RK, behind a 2018 Toyota Tundra....and this solved the problem of not being able to lower my tailgate all the way, as the previous "stock" shorter shank caused the tailgate to hit the electric tongue jack on the trailer. I wanted to be able to move heavy items (these days it's all heavy) in and out of the truck bed without herniating myself lifting over the bed walls and/or unhooking from the trailer and moving the truck out of the way of the tongue jack for clearance to lower the gate. Perfect solution! And, now with the added convenience of not having to un-hitch on short stops overnight, when we just want to get in the trailer after a long day of driving, before resuming the next day's travels in the morning, is a real bonus. And, this shank is "solid" steel....no channel iron that might be compromised by the load and twisting that's going to occur at all speeds while hooked up. A few extra inches between tow vehicle and hitch didn't compromise the solid connection between the two units....no extra sway or problems with handling and maneuvering, whatsoever. Thanks, etrailer.com---this was money very well spent!


Comments
Perfect solution, still! I highly recommend to anyone who needs the room to lower a truck tailgate or raise an SUV rear hatch
Steve M - 05/30/2021


- EQ90-02-4500
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The Eqaulizer Weight Distribution Shank is very solid and well built. Everything fit perfectly.



- EQ90-02-4500
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With this new shank I can leave my tailgate down to haul my golf cart and still tow my rv.



- EQ90-02-4500
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This shank was a replacement for etrailer's first recommendation, RP54998, which was too short for my needs, which I returned last week. I reordered an Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop, which came today and will work in my application. It is also beautiful, just as a shank should be. IMO, etrailer excels in customer service.



- EQ90-02-4500
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Solid, heavy, excellent quality



- EQ90-02-4500
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As always, everything I order from etrailer.com comes fast and exceeds my expectations!! I have ordered many things from this company in the past, and will continue to in the future!! I will recommend them to everyone I know, thanks again!!



- EQ90-02-4500
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Thanks to this hitch extension on the equalizing hitch I can open the barn doors on my GMC Suburban (with my airstream trailer attached ) Great product with fast shipping. Highly recommended!


Comments
It is a pleasure to use and no sway at all when towing. Love it!
John C - 01/30/2018


Comments
Works perfect!
John C - 01/30/2018



- EQ90-02-4500
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Made it so I can lower my tailgate. Wish it came in. 15” length as 18” is overkill for what I needed.



- EQ90-02-4500
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Just what I was looking for to be able to hook up my camper and leave my tailgate down with plenty of clearance, definitely glad I found this product



- EQ90-02-4500
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This 18” shank worked great for extending the space in order for me to be able to lower the tailgate on my 2022 Silverado 2500 while the camper is connected.



- EQ90-02-4500
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This hitch was exactly what I needed. I got it just in time. Thank you for all your products you have in stock. I will use etrailers for all my purchases.



- EQ90-02-4500
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this was just the right thing I needed



- EQ90-02-4500
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The product works but the shipping needs some improvement. The packaging did not hold.



- EQ90-02-4500
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I had a very unusual situation in that I had installed a motorcycle loader in my Tundra which extended the ramp and cycle 2 feet beyond the bed of the truck. When I attempted to hookup to my travel trailer there was not enough distance from the rig in the truck to the jack and propane bottles so after trying a few options etrailer sent me this long (18" shank) and it fixed my problem. I have since sold that rig and am back to a shorter shank but this worked great. Put the trailer way back but still pulled nicely.



- EQ90-02-4500
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I needed to extend my WD Shank so I could open my tailgate. It did what I wanted and is as strong as the original. Only draw back is the hitch sticks out farther when not towing. When at the camping site I remove the hitch and stow it under the A-frame with the HITCHPORT. I cover it with a power jack bag to keep from brushing against it.



- EQ90-02-4500
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I have ordered from etrailer numerous times, and have yet to be even the slightest disappointed -- they are always fantastic and ship fast! This particular product allows me to open the tailgate of my truck with my travel trailer hooked up and not worry about hitting the trailer jack. Swap out was easy -- replaced the shank from my Fastway e2 with this shank from Equal-i-zer -- direct swap of components. To anyone reading this review -- do remember to also lengthen or get longer safety chains if you upgrade to a product like this!


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  • Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation with At Least 5 inches Between Pin Hole and Gusset
    I attached a picture of what I believe is your best option for a weight distribution shank that has at least 5 inches between the pin hole and the support gusset. The part number for this shank is # EQ90-02-4500.
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  • Recommended Extended Shank Weight Distribution System for Reese
    It sounds like you are looking for a weight distribution system with extended shank and if that is the case I have some great options. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 measures 18" long overall and offers up to a 3" drop. I don't have any options that are exactly 16" but the above should work depending on where you are measuring. The good news is that you don't have to worry about brand as most are cross compatible. I have attached a full list of options.
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  • Will Equal-i-zer Shank # EQ90-02-4500 Fit EAZ Weight Distribution System
    Yes the Equal-i-zer Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 will work great with your EAZ weight distribution system that you have.
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  • How to Tow with the Tailgate Down on a 2009–2018 Ram 1500
    The longest weight distribution shank we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which measures 18" long overall and 15" long from the center of the hitch pin hole (see photo). This means that you will gain 6" of additional clearance for your tailgate. We have not yet installed this shank on a 2017 Ram 1500 but we have had customers use it on their 2011 Ram 1500 with success which you can see in the second attached photo. These are both the same generation so I do...
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  • Longest Shank Available for the Reese Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you can use a longer weight distribution shank in order to obtain more clearance for your tailgate. The longest one we offer is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 which measures 14" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment hole. This should give you an additional 2-1/4" of clearance. It will also give you more room for vertical adjustment if needed. There will be no issues using this shank with your Reese Weight Distribution System.
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  • Will an Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Shank Fit a Pro Series Head
    Yes, Equal-I-Zer shanks are compatible with Pro Series weight distribution heads. The 18 inch length on Equal-I-Zer shank # EQ90-02-4500 is the overall length. From the pin hole to the adjustment holes for the head it is 14 inches. The center of the ball hole will be about another 4 or 5 inches out from the adjustment holes on the shank.
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  • Can Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution Shank Work with Pro Series Weight Distribution System
    Yes, a Pro Series fifth wheel hitch head will attach to an Equal-i-Zer shank like the # EQ90-02-4500 that you referenced which is 18 inches long.
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  • What Does Equal-I-Zer Shank # EQ90-02-4500 Weigh
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 that you referenced weighs 29 lbs and has a 1,400 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Availability Of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank To Improve Ground Clearance
    I have another option for you, but I do not recommend cutting the bottom of your weight distribution shank off as it would void the warranty of the system and could weaken the system. Instead I recommend replacing the shank with a shorter one to increase the ground clearance when installed on your 2016 Ram 1500. Depending on how much rise or drop you need to level the system an option like the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4500...
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  • How To Extend A 2" Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch
    Your only option is to go with a longer shank for your Equalizer weight distribution hitch. The longest one we have is Equalizer Weight-Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4500 which is 18" long. This has a tongue weight range of 600-1,400lbs. There are hitch receiver extenders available but none of them are compatible with a 2" weight distribution hitch. Hitch extenders will also reduce your hitch capacity by 50%, but the long shank I mentioned above will not reduce your towing capacity by any...
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  • Weight Distribution Extended Length Shank To Allow Tailgate to Open Without Hitting Tongue Jack
    I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 to replace the shank on your E2 hitch. With this shank you will have 14" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the vertical holes for the hitch head. This will give you an additional 5-1/2" for your tailgate on your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to clear the electric jack.
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  • Does Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Shank Work with Recurve R3 System
    The Recurve R3 weight distribution is designed for standard weight distribution shanks like what the Equal-i-zer part # EQ90-02-4500 is designed to work with so it would work great for you.
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  • Does Equal-i-zer Shank # EQ90-02-4500 Have Capacity for 8,000 lb Trailer
    Yes the trailer towing capacity of the Equal-i-zer shank # EQ90-02-4500 is 14,000 lbs so it would easily handle the weight of an 8,000 lb trailer.
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  • Compatibility of Equal-i-zer EQ90-02-4500 Shank with Reese Trunnion Weight Distribution Head
    The Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4500 weight distribution shank is constructed of 2 inch square bar stock, and has the height adjustment holes spaced at the industry standard 1-1/4 inches apart, center to center. It will work perfectly with your Reese Trunnion weight distribution head. The two will be 100% compatible. I've linked to a product description video for the # EQ90-02-4500 weight distribution shank.
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  • How To Extend Weight Distribution Hitch To Clear Tailgate on Truck
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 measures 14" from the center of the hitch pin to the center of the adjustment holes and is typically what we recommend for more tailgate clearance with a weight distribution system. It's the longest option we offer at this time.
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  • Will the 18" Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank Increase Weight Capacity
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4500 has a 1,400 lb tongue weight capacity. If you are using this shank on a system rated for less, this won't increase the capacity of the system but it can decrease the capacity of the system if using the shank on a system rated for more.
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  • Can a Hitch Extender be Used With Weight Distribution System
    While I can certainly understand wanting to add an extension for your clearance issues, a hitch extender cannot be used with a weight distribution system, though there is an option that can help, which is a longer shank for your weight distribution system. The longest shank for your Ram's 2" hitch is from Equal-i-zer and is 18" long. - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 7" Rise, 3" Drop # EQ90-02-4500 - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop # EQ90-02-4600 I...
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  • Longer Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution System
    To gain clearance between the trailer and your truck you can replace the existing adjustable shank on your Fastway Weight Distribution System with the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4500 (max 7" rise or 3" drop) or # EQ90-02-4600 (max 8" rise or 4" drop), both of which feature an overall length of 18 inches. This is 6" longer than the stock shank that comes with the Fastway systems and both are completely compatible. This should hopefully give you enough to clear the tailgate when you have the...
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  • Replacement Longer Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution System
    Your best bet for gaining clearance between your new truck's tailgate and your weight distribution system is to use a longer shank instead of a hitch extender. We offer the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shanks # EQ90-02-4500 and # EQ90-02-4600, both of which are 6-inches longer than the stock shank. Please note that these offer different amounts of rise or drop.
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  • Longest Shank for Weight Distribution System
    That's a very cool bike so I can see why you want to bring it but the issue is that any type of extension is going to reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent which is not something you will be able to do. The only thing you can do to add length is use a longer shank with your weight distribution system and the longest shank is 18 inches. You will need to know how long your system's current shank is and measure how much more room you need to have your tailgate down. The two 18...
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  • Extended Shank for a Weight Distribution System
    The longest extended shank we offer will be the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4500, which is 18" long, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs, fits 2" x 2" receivers and offers up to a 7" rise or 3" drop. Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4600 is similar, with the only difference being it offers an 8" rise or 3" drop. I've added links to video reviews of each of these shanks for you to take a look at.
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  • Is 18 Inch Equal-i-zer Shank Available for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch?
    The 18" Equal-i-zer shank you mentioned # EQ90-02-4500 is not made for 2-1/2 inch hitches. The longest Equal-i-zer shank for that size hitch is 12" # EQ90-02-4700.
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank Recommendation for Rear Door Clearance
    Sounds like you are using a hitch extender with a weight distribution system. Some extenders can be used with a WD system but nearly all of them are not rated for it so it's not a good idea at all. Your best bet for gaining clearance between your new truck's tailgate and your weight distribution system is to use a longer shank instead of a hitch extender. We offer the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shanks # EQ90-02-4500 and # EQ90-02-4600, both of which are 6-inches longer than most stock shanks....
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  • Longer Shank for Pro Series Pro Series 44903 Weight Distribution Hitch
    Thanks for the photo, and to answer your question, yes, you can use a longer shank than the 12-1/2" that came with your Pro Series # 49570 weight distribution hitch. The longest available that will work for you is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4500 which is 18" long and has a maximum 7" rise or 3" drop, which is in line with the amount of rise and drop your Pro Series offers. The Equal-i-zer shank works with tongue weights between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs so there is not going...
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