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Old 12-21-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Choosing the right shank?

Does anyone have written down the distance from the ground to the top of your FC 25 hitch? I need to order a hitch and shank for my soon to arrive trailer, and want to be sure I select a shank with enough drop.

I don't have access to another 25' FC, so wondered if someone could help me out with your dimension? All I need is to get in the ballpark; I'll fine tune it when the trailer and TV are together.

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Old 12-21-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Used to be around 19 inches on most AS, but others will have the correct amount.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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My 2008 Class 25fb is about 21" from the lower lip of the tongue to the floor when level. The ball looks about 23". My AS has 15" rims.

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Old 12-21-2015, 11:31 AM   #5
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13 31 classic is level with about 22 inches....
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #6
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Why the fuss????
Just level the damn thing and measure from the ground to the top of the ball socket!
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:18 PM   #7
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Does anyone have written down the distance from the ground to the top of your FC 25 hitch? I need to order a hitch and shank for my soon to arrive trailer, and want to be sure I select a shank with enough drop.

I don't have access to another 25' FC, so wondered if someone could help me out with your dimension? All I need is to get in the ballpark; I'll fine tune it when the trailer and TV are together.

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Just level the damn thing, and measure from the ground to the top of the ball socket!
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:22 AM   #8
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Just level the damn thing, and measure from the ground to the top of the ball socket!

"I need to order a hitch and shank for my soon to arrive trailer, and want to be sure I select a shank with enough drop."

Just read the OP's original post before planting your damn response ......



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"I need to order a hitch and shank for my soon to arrive trailer, and want to be sure I select a shank with enough drop."

Just read the OP's original post before planting your damn response ......



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Old 12-22-2015, 07:39 AM   #10
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New Airstreams with 15" rims are currently running 21" but the axles will settle a 1/2" in the first few thousand miles. 19' Airstreams are 1" lower.

When you are ordering a shank get one that keeps the ball as close to the bumper as possible. For a standard height Eaz-Lift has the best one. If you need an extended drop there is not really a good one on the market. We have ours built by a very capable machine shop in order to get a good one.

What is your tow vehicle and which hitch system are you using?

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Hi Andy,
I'm using an F-150 + FC25 and will be using the Eaz Lift 1400# you suggested. I was just trying to do a bit of "prevent defense" and assess whether the Eaz Lift shank would have enough drop for this combination. If it didn't, and the TT and hitch were on-hand, I'm in trouble!

You think the Eaz Lift 48120 shank will have enough drop?
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It should be close enough to get you on the road and to an rv place for the correct size. My local dealer has an assortment on hand.
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Eaz Lift 1400# you suggested
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It should be close enough to get you on the road and to an rv place for the correct size. My local dealer has an assortment on hand.
I meant the shank should be close enough.
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