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ZeeLet50

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Posted: 02/09/18 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rirish1, I have a Equalizer extended bar that might help you. It allows for the drop you need plus room between the truck and trailer.It allows for a 4" drop and is 18" long .Will sell for a great price of $70 plus shipping.Prt# EQ90-02-4600


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I don't mean to insult but do you have the shank turned the correct way?

When I went from a 1/2 ton 4x2 to a 1 ton 4x4 all I had to do is flip the shank over.


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ZeeLet, I need 6" drop. I wish your's would work.
Beemer, I have the shank turned the correct way. I just ordered the 14" 7" drop curt shank from etrailer for a good price. I'm pretty sure it will work fine.

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How does it tow with the tongue tongue high? 2 inches does't sound like much.


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My tailgate hits the tongue jack also. I have a short chain connected between truck bed and tailgate that stops the tailgate just before it hits the jack. I connect this when we are towing and remove when solo.


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My offer still stands. anyone needing a safe solution to this problem, I have the genuine equalize part to solve this. PM me and we can work a deal. I can send pictures if needed.

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ZeeLet50: I wish your shank would work. I need 6" of drop though. The curt shank I ordered looks like it will work.

opnspaces: Towing the TT 2" high doesn't seem to cause any problems. The only problem is the TT is not level when stopping for the night without unhooking. I just know that it should be level.

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way back I had an '88 Suburban where the tailgate hit the power jack, so turned the whole thing, and drilled new holes in the A frame to mount it, then figured out that you could just turn the motor only. As for being 2" high, I think you should be within 1/2" level to be properly set up. Been using Equal-I-zer for decades, for safe towing.


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rirish1 your TT must be real low. I did the same thing as you went from a 1/2 ton to a 3/4 and had to get this shank. I used it for a while and went to the T shaped one as the L shaped hung too low to the ground. Did not want it scraping when going up driveway and such. Only about an inch different but that can make all the difference between scraping and clearing.

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mike-s wrote:

rirish1 wrote:

I'm only 2 inches high.
That TT must seem really big to you. [emoticon]


now that made me laugh out loud. But he loves all the headroom.


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