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What Is A Shank?

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Monday, December 17, 2012 — No Comments Yet

What Is A Shank

What Is A Shank?

A shank is the hole in the ball mount that the trailer ball goes into. The shank size is determined by the trailer hitch class you are purchasing:

  • Class I & II: 3/4" Diameter
  • Class III & IV: 1" Diameter
  • Class IV & V: 1.25" Diameter

To learn how to choose the correct trailer ball for your ballmount click on the link to read the article How To Choose The Correct Trailer Ball


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