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Old 06-15-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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2017 F250 and Equalizer Hitch

Anyone with a 2017 F250 using equalizer hitch? Is the standard shank that has a 3" drop enough or is a shank with more drop needed? Picking up a 2007 Safari 25ft this weekend and they are installing an equalizer hitch as part of the deal. Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have a 2017 F350 which is the same height as a F250.I am using a 12' inch drop and Am on the lowest setting with my Equilizer 4 out and luckily the trailer is level.For 2017 the trucks are 4'inches taller than a 2016.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks but wouldn't 12" drop put the hitch ball too low and I don't see a 12" drop on the equalizer website. I need to remeasure tomorrow but it looks like the top of my receiver hitch is 24" and the airstream specs say it should be 17 3/4"
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I have a 250 with an Equal-i-zer hitch on it. Assuming that's the same thing they are going to throw in, you need more than 4". It depends a bit on the trailer as well as the TV.

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I've got a 2017 F250 4x4 with an Equalizer hitch pulling a 2017 Airstream Classic and I had Jackson Center set it up for me. Here's a pic of what it looks like.Click image for larger version

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Hi

Same measure as above, top of the shank to the top of the hitch assembly is 6". The overall length of the shank is 12" on mine.

Obviously, there's more than one way to set these things up ....

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Thanks everyone I appreciate it
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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Hey Bob, any chance you have a photo of your shank? I've got a 3" drop shank (like lg907's) which worked for my 2010 F250, but need to make a change for my new 2017 F350. Not sure whether I need a 6" or 9" drop. Yours looks like a 6" drop (12" measured top to bottom).

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Same measure as above, top of the shank to the top of the hitch assembly is 6". The overall length of the shank is 12" on mine.

Obviously, there's more than one way to set these things up ....

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I have a 2017 F350 which is the same height as a F250.I am using a 12' inch drop .
Just to clarify - are you using a 12" drop shank, or a shank which measures approximately 12" from the top of the drawbar to the bottom of the shank? if it measures 12" top to bottom, it's actually a 6" drop shank, as it provides 6" of drop from the top of the drawbar to the base of the ball.

A 12" drop shank would measure about 18" from top to bottom, in order to allow room for the hitch head flange. And which frequently would drag on the ground, unless you've got a lifted truck.

Confusing, yea.

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12 inches from top to bottom
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Just to clarify - are you using a 12" drop shank, or a shank which measures approximately 12" from the top of the drawbar to the bottom of the shank? if it measures 12" top to bottom, it's actually a 6" drop shank, as it provides 6" of drop from the top of the drawbar to the base of the ball.

A 12" drop shank would measure about 18" from top to bottom, in order to allow room for the hitch head flange. And which frequently would drag on the ground, unless you've got a lifted truck.

Confusing, yea.

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12" top to bottom. The top is welded maybe 1/4" above the piece that goes into the hitch.

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I just bought a 2017 F250 and installed the 90-02-4300 shank (2" shank, 12" long, 6" drop, 10" rise) that I had from my previous truck. I'm at the lowest setting and it seems pretty good. May still need a slight bit lower drop. Not the best photo, but all I have handy.

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Old 08-01-2017, 09:42 AM   #14
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See if I can get this thread to come back to life for a spell.

We're going to be towing with a '17 F250 4x4.

Any way y'all could specify the equalizer shank sku# for us?

And maybe report on how many washers are installed in the setup?

And finally, the pound bars being utilized?

It would be exceedingly helpful.

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