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Reese Weight Distribution RP54998 Review

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Review of Reese Accessories and Parts RP54998

Today we'll be reviewing part number RP54998. This is the Reese Weight Distribution Shank rated at 16,000 pounds. This is designed for use with either round-bar or trunion-bar weight-distribution systems. It's going to provide both drop and rise. This is a cast shank that's machined for a nice, tighter fit. It's going to offer seven vertical mounting holes.

It's also got a nice groove that sits in here for mounting accessories. This portion back here is our shank. This is going to slide into a 2" by 2" trailer hitch receiver. So you're going to slide it in until you get your pin holes to line up with one another, then you'll need to install a hitch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. If you don't already have one, you can refer to our website and see a lot of different options. It's going to offer a gross towing weight capacity of 16,000 pounds, with a tongue weight capacity of 1,600 pounds. When using a round bar system, when it comes to weight distribution, it's going to give you a rise of 7-3/8" from the top of the hitch receiver tube opening, and a drop of 4-1/8".

Now, if you're using a trunion-bar system, it's going to give you a rise of 8-5/8", with a drop of 3-3/8". If we take a quick measurement of the shank bar length, measuring from the end of the shank to this corner point up here, that is going to give us a measurement of 12-1/4". You can see we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 different mounting holes. Those holes are going to be separated, center on center, by an 1-1/4". Then if we measure the distance from the hitch pin hole to the center of those mount holes, that's going to give us a measurement of 9-3/8". Now this portion here, the face, is going to give us an overall length from edge to edge of about 10-1/2". You can see that's a nice solid one piece.

There's no welds on this, so it's very strong, very durable. Again, it can be used in either the drop or rise position. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP54998. This is the Reese Weight Distribution Shank, rated at 16,000 pounds. .

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