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Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #11
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are the holes the same size in dia. some shanks have a hole for class 3 and class 4 recivers. if i rember right one is a 5/8" pin and the other is a 3/4" pin
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #12
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They are the same size used them both didn't notice any diff. so thought it was just to bring it closer to the TV . Just was wondering if it had anything to do with weight dist. Thanks for all the great info
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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hes talking about the two holes in the receiver shank similar to this one.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #14
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Sorry lets try this I'am talking about when the receiver slides in the hitch receiver and the locking pin slides through the hole to lock it to the hitch I have two holes to make the ball closer or farther from the truck
I get it.
The farther you can put the shank into the receiver the closer the trailer will be to the TV and there is a higher tongue weight and pull weight available.

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Old 04-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #15
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I get it.
The farther you can put the shank into the receiver the closer the trailer will be to the TV and there is a higher tongue weight and pull weight available.

Thanks I knew some one would know because I sure didn't. So If I understand right the farther in you put it the more tongue weight you have?
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Thanks I knew some one would know because I sure didn't. So If I understand right the farther in you put it the more tongue weight you have?
Something about that statement just doesn't sound right.

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #17
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Place the receiver as far in as you can. That will allow less lift to the front of the tv by reducing the length of the receiver bar into the fulcrum point (the hitch).

In other words use the hole closest to the ball on the receiver bar if that doesn't interfere with your tv or proper towing. Move to the next hold back if it does.
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Jeep4Two, that explanation sounds much better.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:44 AM   #19
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The extra hole is to stick the shank out further so there is more clearance for tight turning. This it what reese themselves said when I called them.
Like others have said though, the closer or shorter the better as long as you can turn without anything hitting.
My concern to reese was that I found their hitch, and others as well, to stick out too far already. This only makes everything that you are trying to achieve with weight distribution and anti sway more difficult. In a nutshell, shorter the better. Hope this helps. Cheers
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Thanks all of you understand compleatly That's why I love this forum
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