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  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. On a trailer that weighs up to 5,600 pounds the tongue weight will likely be 560 to 850 pounds which is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. If you keep the total tongue weight under 800...
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  • I do have a solution that will allow you to add a weight distribution system and sway control to your snowmobile trailer. Since your trailer has a pole tongue, you will need a pole tongue adapter like part # RP58393. This adapter provides two attachment points for the lift brackets of a weight distribution system. This adapter should be placed on your tongue approximately 29 inches back from the hitch ball. The weight distribution system that I would recommend for you is the...
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  • Although it is not mentioned in the instructions, it is regarded as a good practice to disengage the friction sway control before backing the trailer, which is why we specifically mention it in the product description. If the trailer should jackknife during backing, the sway control unit would be damaged. Because of this, I would agree with your dealer and would join him in urging you to disengage the unit before backing. You will also want to disengage the unit when towing...
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  • For your 2005 GMC Envoy and new trailer, the High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank, # RP66151, is a good choice if you can keep the tongue weight under 600 pounds with the trailer fully loaded and ready to tow. Since you are looking at towing around 5,000 pounds, you will probably want to go with a higher capacity system. I recommend going with High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank, # RP66153. This system has a tongue weight...
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  • The first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to definitively identify the fully-loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. There are a few methods of doing this, as you can see by clicking on the link I provided. Knowing the exact tongue weight is a crucial step in choosing the correct system for your application. If you choose a system that does not have a high enough capacity, the system will not be effective and could be damaged. Choosing a system...
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  • To determine the correct weight distribution system on your 2002 GMC Envoy towing a Jayco 198RD, you will need to use the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the trailer. You will also want to make sure that your existing hitch on your Envoy is compatible with a weight distribution system. To choose a weight distribution system you will need a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight...
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