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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Item # 325-GH-1102
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This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems. 1-800-940-8924 to order Gen-Y Hitch accessories and parts part number 325-GH-1102 or order online at Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts - 325-GH-1102

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Round - 6 Inch Drop
  • Square - 6 Inch Drop
  • Trunnion - 6 Inch Drop
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • Round - 6 Inch Rise
  • Square - 6 Inch Rise
  • Trunnion - 6 Inch Rise
  • 15000 lbs GTW

This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with most standard weight distribution systems on the market
  • 6 Mounting positions for attaching the weight distribution head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to vehicle and vice versa
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Tongue weight scale is built in to help you balance your trailer
    • Meter lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc primer and epoxy powder coat resist corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum drop: 6-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6-1/2"
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs - 1,700 lbs
  • Overall shank height: 12"
  • Overall shank length: 13-5/8"
  • Distance from center of adjustment holes to center of shank pin hole: 12-5/8"
  • 10-Year limited warranty

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This unique weight distribution shank from Gen-Y Hitch has 6 mounting positions that can accept almost any weight distribution head assembly. This lets you easily adjust the height of your weight distribution system. This shank also has built-in shock absorption to ensure a safe, smooth towing experience. Using technology similar to that found in torsion trailer axles, the Gen-Y shank absorbs road shock, isolating any rough jarring or chucking at the connection point. This prevents the rough motion from transferring from the vehicle to the trailer and vice versa.

Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain causes road shock, which can result in a rough, bumpy ride and even potentially damage your vehicle or trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch torsion shank is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the shank, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.

Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y weight distribution shank. This allows for movement between the base, which slides into your vehicle's trailer hitch, and the vertical shank, which provides the connection points for your weight distribution head. When your trailer hits a bump, the vertical shank will move up or down accordingly.

torsion diagram

Built into the Gen-Y mount are tubes with inner bars that are surrounded by rubber cords. As the attachment points rise or fall, these inner bars twist inside of the tubes, attempting to follow the motion of the vertical shank. But the rubber cords prevent the bars from twisting too far. And as each bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.

This type of shock-absorption system is easy to maintain. Just regularly apply grease to the built-in zerks to keep the components in working condition. No airbags to fill. No small parts to repair or replace. No hassle.

Multiple Mounting Positions for Easy Adjustment

This unique shank from Gen-Y Hitch includes 7 adjustment holes so that you can attach your weight distribution head in 1 of 6 different positions. With the 6 mounting positions, you have the ability to adjust the height of your weight distribution system to fit your application.

Easily Check Your Tongue Weight


This shank features a built-in mechanical tongue weight scale. The highest arrow on the scale indicates the mount's maximum tongue weight (1,700 lbs). The middle arrow indicates no tongue weight (0 lbs). There must be a minimum tongue weight of 1,200 lbs for the built-in shock absorption to function. This means that the tongue weight scale's white indicator marker should be between the highest arrow and the arrow directly below it when you hook up your trailer to tow.

GH-1102 GenY Hitch Adjustable Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 16K

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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW - 325-GH-1102

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems.


Good News and Bad News

The Gen-Y
hitch does stop the banging that you experience with standard hitches. The Torsion Rubber Flex system cushions the trailers' shock to the bumper, the system works. But it is big heavy and long it sticks past the bumper 22 inches and the total package weighs over 90 lbs. as shown. So taking off is one thing putting it back on is a lot harder to reinstall because you not only have to lift the 90 lb. hitch you have to line up the 2 ½ inch shank while holding it up. I have a 16,000 lb. Toyhauler the tongue weight is heavy because the empty trailer weight is 10,000 lbs. but with no Toy in the trailer to counterbalance the weight on the tongue, it is nose heavy. I haven’t weighed it but I’m sure it's easily 1,700 lb. tongue weight.
I bought a utility trailer to haul the toys without taking out the heavy and long Toyhauler. But the 22 ft. utility trailer is only rated for 10,000 lbs. and the trailer ball height is only 18 inches high whereas the full size trailer the ball height is 26 inches high because all of the tongue weight the rear bumper sags. The lowest current setup this Gen-Y hitch will go is 23 inches. And it is not designed for a 1,000 lb. tongue weight if totally loaded let alone an empty 2,000 lb. total trailer weight. So a different hitch is required for the utility trailer. So the Gen-Y does what it is designed to do to soften the ride, it handles the weight it's set up to work with and stops any trailer sway. I haven’t found any other setup that covers all the needs of a 40 foot, 16,000 lb. Toyhauler that requires a weight distribution system to transfer weight back to the trailer and prevent trailer sway.
I wish that e-trailer would have shipped the weight distribution setup with the 2-5/16 ball installed/attached, finding a torque wrench to install and torque the nut to 450 ft-lbs was impossible. Luckily the tire shop had a 900 ft-lbs wrench they use to help install the semi tires. I bought a ¾ inch drive torque wrench and the 1-7/8 inch socket but it was only rated to 250 ft-lbs so the tire shop can thru.



The most important measurement in buying a trailer hitch is the tongue weight. It’s not the trailer weight, the trailer weight is the second thought, not the first. etrailer worked with me to upgrade my Gen-Y hitch to handle a 2,000 lbs. tongue weight, to verify the true tongue weight, I purchased an etrailer hitch ball scale and also went to a Cat Scale to verify that its truly has a 2,000 lbs. tongue weight. The reason is the much repeated quote is the tongue weight is between 10 to 15 on the measured or GVWR. In this case the theory was wrong it is 20 of the unloaded trailer weight of 10,000 trailer weight as it was connected to the truck on the Cat Scale. Disconnecting the trailer and reweighing the truck alone its weight decrease by 2,000 lbs. It may decrease the tongue weight if I load the toyhauler with a toy and place it toward the rear ramp door, which will shift the weight back toward the rear of the toyhauler. This should decrease the weight off the tongue and reduce the back down to 15 the industry-stated norm. With a 17 ft garage, I purchased the etrailer ball scale to find the sweet spot where to park a 14 ft side-by-side inside the 17 ft garage. I can move the toy back and forth by 3 ft or back the side by side into the garage and place the engine weight over the axles or drive in placing the engine weight closer to the ramp door. All of this will effect the tongue weight, and get the tongue back into the norm of 10 to 15. The current set up has a weight distribution hitch attached to the Gen-Y it currently pulls with no sway at freeway speeds and when a semi passes, Im watching in the mirrors and the trailer doesn’t wiggle or no motion is detected at the end of the trailer. So with the right Gen-Y and a weight distribution hitch I purchased from etrailer pulling the 39 ft 7-inch trailer has worked out with no problems once the true tongue weight was determined.


Awsome hitch! Just as fast shipping! Added bonus...NOBODY tailgates me anymore!!




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