Originally Posted by Rammin
The top of the receiver tube is 22 7/8 from the ground.... I'm in the process of buying an equalizer hitch setup with sway control and I need to know what length shank will I need to get the right drop for the trailer.
Equal-I-Zer brand weight-distributing hitches come with an adjustable shank. You'll probably need 6" to 8" drop to have a level trailer, front to rear. If the stock Equal-I-Ze adjustable shank does not adjust to that much drop, then you'll need to work with Equal-I-Zer to find an adjustable shank that will both work with your hitch, and offer enough drop to have a level trailer when wet and loaded on the road.
attempt to tow a TT that is high in the front when wet and loaded for the road. That's an unsafe combination
You cannot simply buy a weight-carrying shank (ball mount) with a 6" or 8" drop. You must have an adjustable shank that will bolt onto the head of your weight-distributing hitch.
If your hitch is some other brand, then you may be able to buy an adjustable shank with more drop for that hitch head. For example, here's a link to a Reese adjustable shank that's close to what you need. (I don't know if that shank will work with an Equal-I-Zer brand hitch).
Note the poorly worded description: "Shank offers an 8-5/8" drop when used with round-bar systems and a 7-5/8" drop when used with trunnion-bar models. That should read "Shank offers UP TO
" that amount of drop. The shank is adjustable, so you can use the holes that result in a 5" or 6" drop if that's what you need.