Curt Weight Distribution - 17300
- Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
- Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
- Trunnion spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
- Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
- Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
- Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
- Powder coated steel resists corrosion
- Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
- System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
- Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank
- Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
- Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
- Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
- Shank length: 12"
- Maximum rise: 6" from top of hitch receiver opening
- Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
- 1-Year warranty
|Included w/ 17300||Required - Sold Separately||Optional Add-Ons|
- Adjustable Shank
- System Head
- Lift Brackets
- Spring Bars
- Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
- Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight-distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.
Selecting a Weight-Distribution System
The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.
To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system.
17300 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Trunnion Bar
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- Will the Length of Shank of the CURT Weight Distribution System Affect Towing Capacities
- Yes, you will be okay using the shank from the CURT Trunnion Weight Distribution System # 17300 that will extend the ball out further than what you are used to. As long as you stay under the towing capacities of your tow vehicle, the hitch and this weight distribution system you will be fine.
I attached an FAQ article on weight distribution systems for you to check out also.
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- Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria and 4k Travel Trailer
- First, you are going to want to make sure that the hitch is rated for use with weight distribution. Not all hitches are. There should be a sticker on the hitch that will indicate its capacity when using weight distribution. You have to do the same for the vehicle by consulting the owners manual.
If you need a hitch that is rated for weight distribution you can use # 13707. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation and a link to the instructions.
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