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Weight Distribution Shank with Longer Than 12 Shank

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I have a 18 Ram 2500 pulling a 19 Grand design Transcend. Wanting to haul a golf cart in my truck bed. My current shank is 12inch 14000 lb and my tailgate hits the tongue jack of the trailer. A 14inch would cure that part, but I think to be able to turn with tailgate down I would need a 18 or 20inch shank. I such a shank made without lessening the tongue weight and tow capacity? Tongue weight now is #1400 I think. Also hitch needs a 9inch as well.

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We do have some longer shanks that would work for the length that you're looking for, but as these shanks get longer, the less rise/drop they can have on them. The good news is that a longer shank won't affect the tongue weight capacity as it does with using a hitch adapter.

These shanks are all at least 1400-lbs maximum TW and provide at least 14" of length on the shank:

Reese Weight Dist Shank - 14" Long - 2-1/4" Drop to 7" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW # RP3214

Curt Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 7" or 7-1/2" Drop - 1,500 lbs TW # C17122

Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank - 14" Long - 4-3/4" or 6-1/2" Drop - 1.5K TW # RP63971

Reese Weight Dist Shank - 13" Long - 6-3/4" Drop to 11-1/2" Rise - 1,400 lbs TW # RP3215

Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 18" Long - 8" Rise, 4" Drop - 600 to 1,400 lbs TW # EQ90-02-4600

It seems like the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4600 would be the best option at 18" long in order to give you the maximum clearance- as long as it will meet your rise/drop needs.

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