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Best 2-1/2 Inch Gen-Y Shank for a Weight Distribution System


Hi, I’ll be hauling numerous different travel trailers weighing between 5000-9000 pounds. Most trailers would max out around 8000 pounds. I also have a 2.5 inch receiver. Should I purchase the hitch with 1100 TW or the 1700 TW hitch? Thanks,


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If you're hauling different trailers with different weights you aren't going to want to be worried about tongue weight and being over capacity. I recommend using the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW item # 325-GH-1102 and never having to worry about it.

Also this is the smallest Gen-Y shank for a 2-1/2 receiver. The next size up Item # 325-GH-1302 which has a 2,400 lbs tongue weight capacity.

I saw you were looking at the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 17K GTW, 1,700 lbs TW item # RP66075. This system is compatible with the GEn-Y shank and would give you plenty of capacity for your varying range of weights but not put you too over rated that you would be uncomfortable.

You will also need a hitch ball, depending on the size of your trailer's coupler, either the 2" Hitch Ball # A-90 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 19286.

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Jerred H

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