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
Round, tapered spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
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
Clamp-on brackets secure in place with clips
Welded steel shank offers adjustable height
Fabricated head is compatible with friction-style sway-control systems (sold separately)
Powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, snap-up brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank
Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
Maximum gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
Shank length: 12-1/4"
Maximum rise: 5-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
10-Year limited warranty
Included w/ 49570
Required - Sold Separately
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.
49570 ProSeries Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar
Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 1,200 lbs TW / 12,000 lbs GTW - 49570
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (10 Customer Reviews)
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We received the product in record time! We had our local mechanic install the weight distribution hitch in no time (I didn't have the proper tools). If I had the proper tools I'm sure that I could have installed the hitch - especially with the extremely helpful tutorial videos on this site.
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This hitch was exactly as discussed with, I believe, Matt. It actually shipped and was receive just as Matt had promised. Matt really helped me out A LOT in a tight situation. He went above and beyond to actually go to the warehouse and get me measurements from the hitch and actually followed through with returning a phone call that he said he would. Locally, I tried U-Haul and they were pretty well useless and did not even seem to care about helping a custome. I do plan on using ETrailer again in the future. Thank you Matt for all your help 10831
It took me about 2 hours to read all of the instructions before starting to put this hitch together. However, when I ran into problems I was able to view the video on "This Old Trailer" Thank goodness for Etrailer.com's video section on Youtube!8779
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The Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution, part # 49570, and all weight distribution systems work to spread the tongue weight of the trailer to the vehicle and trailer axles and level the rear of the vehicle for safer towing. This is accomplished by using the leverage applied by the spring bars to transfer the weight. When weight is applied to the spring bars the spring bar is actually pulling down on the trailer frame at the attachment brackets and pushing up on the weight distribution head that i view full answer...
Using a weight distribution system is a good way to maximize towing safety. A weight distribution system transfers the load at the rear of the vehicle to all of the axles of the vehicle and the trailer. With the load distributed to all of the axles that will level off the vehicle and improve the performance and safety.
You will want to choose a weight distribution system that will have a tongue weight range that will be able to handle the trailers tongue weight. Tongue weight is 10 to 15 per view full answer...
A good rule to follow when deciding whether or not to use weight distribution is to remember that weight distributing systems should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. So with the trailer at almost 2,000 pounds, and a vehicle of at least 2,000 pounds loaded on it, you are looking at about 4,000 pounds. Since the 2010 Toyota Tundra can weigh as much as 5,660 pounds, I would say that weight distribution would be a good idea for your application.
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The next step up in capacity from the 600 to 1,200 pound weight distribution systems like the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49570, would be an 800 to 1,500 pound system. For weight distribution only, I recommend the Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar, # RP66131. This system can use the same shank, # RP54970 (not included), as the 49570 system. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review below.
For a system with sway view full answer...
According to the research I have done, the 2003 Chevy Blazer had a max towing capacity of 5,700 pounds (2-door, 2 wheel drive LS model which had the highest). The trailer hitches we offer for the Blazer have a max towing capacity of 6,000 pounds when using weight distribution. I recommend checking the owners manual or contacting a Chevy dealer to determine the official towing capacity of your Blazer before towing.
When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue view full answer...
I do have a solution for you, but the weight distribution system that you have, Pro Series Weight Distribution, part # 49570, will not work with a Dual Cam Sway Control System. The reason the Pro Series Weight Distribution # 49570 will not work is because the end of the bars that would attach to the dual-cam sway control system are straight and do not have a bend that is needed for a dual cam sway control system.
There are 2 options you have to add a dual-cam sway control system to your towin view full answer...
On a trailer with a V-Nose you cannot use the standard weight distribution systems with the chain hangers for the spring bars that go over the top of the trailer frame, but a simple bracket switch, and you can use a weight distribution system.
Traditional chain hanger brackets go over the top of the frame, but a V-Nose trailer cabin sits on the top of the frame where the brackets need to go. So, the solution is to use the Reese Side-Mount Chain Hangers, like part # RP58305, instead of the inc view full answer...
When choosing a weight distribution system you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. The tongue weight of a trailer should be between 10 and 15 percent of the gross trailer weight.
You also want to consider whether or not you want sway control. I recommend it especially if you tow the trailer frequently or at highway speeds. There are 2 types of sway control, friction and dual-cam. Friction sway control works view full answer...
The first thing you will need to do is check with Jeep to determine what the towing capacity is for certain. Next, you will want to get an accurate weight for the boat and trailer. Once you have those numbers we will be able to know what is safe for you to do with your trailer.
In some states you are required to have trailer brakes on trailers that weigh over a certain amount. You will want to check with your local DOT to see what, if any, regulations are in place for trailer brakes. A simple view full answer...
You are justified in being concerned about the loaded weight of your 1994 ABI Award camper trailer when towing with a 2008 Honda Pilot. I would recommend using a weight distribution system that includes sway control, due to the light weight of your vehicle and being near the vehicle gross towing capacity with the trailer fully loaded.
The information I was able to find is that the 2008 Honda Pilot has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds if properly equipped from the manufacturer. This capacity view full answer...
The trailer GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and GTW (gross tongue weight) are the best indicators for selecting the proper weight distribution system for your setup.
With GVWR of 4,400 lbs and GTW of 455 lbs, I would recommend the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49568. This setup allows for GTW up to 600 lbs and GVWR of up to 10,000 lbs so you will be adequately covered for weight capacity and safety.
The 1200 lb GTW and 12,000 lb GVWR rating of the # 495 view full answer...
The Reese Weight Distribution Shank, # RP54970, itself is rated at 1,500 pounds. However, it can only be rated as high as the lowest rated component in the system. So, for example, if the spring bars are the lowest rated part at 1,200 pounds, then you will need to go by that limit.
I have included a link to our weight distribution FAQ article for you. view full answer...
First, the tongue weight of the trailer at 207 pounds is much to low for the 600 to 1,200 pound system, # 49570, that you have referenced. Having a system that is rated too high for your trailer will be ineffective. You can replace the spring bars with 2 of the # 58336 spring bars. These bars are rated for 200 to 600 pounds.
To help with the sway problem, you can add friction sway control, like # 83660. From the length and tongue weight of your trailer, you would only need one of these fruiti view full answer...
In order to determine which weight distribution hitch would be the right one for your setup you will need to know the tongue weight of your towing setup. The tongue weight includes the weight of your trailer that will be on the hitch ball of your 2004 Ford Expedition, as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle.
I attached an FAQ article on weight distribution systems that details how to determine tongue weight for you to check out also. You will want to determine the tongue we view full answer...
The best way to select a weight distribution system for towing your 29 foot travel trailer with your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 truck is to weigh the trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. When weighing the trailer you will need to determine the gross trailer weight and the gross tongue weight, and add the weight of anything you may need to load behind the rear axle in the bed of your Ram to the tongue weight. Any time the gross trailer weight is heavier than 50 percent of the trucks gross view full answer...
The added weight of the propane tanks and the battery could potentially place the TW of the trailer at 800 lbs or above, which is 50 lbs over the stated capacity. Also keep in mind that the weight of anything stored in the cargo area or truck bed that is behind the rear axle needs to be considered as tongue weight. I would strongly urge you to upgrade the capacity of the spring bars.
Reese does offer replacements, I would recommend part # RP58115 which are sold individually. These spring bars view full answer...
A weight distribution system transfers the load at the rear of the vehicle to all of the axles of the vehicle and the trailer. With the load distributed to all of the axles that will level off the vehicle and improve the performance and safety.
On your Ford F-150 you will want to choose a weight distribution system that will have a tongue weight range that will be able to handle the trailers tongue weight. Tongue weight is 10 to 15 per cent of the gross trailer weight. On your 7,500-lb traile view full answer...
The Pro Series Weight Distribution System # 49570 you referenced for your 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Double Cab should work, but you will need to know the GTW and the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded as well as the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your truck bed. You will want to choose a weight distribution system that has a tongue weight range that will encompass your trailers tongue weight when fully loaded.
The weight of the cargo behind the rear axle will con view full answer...
Take a look at your trailer hitch and vehicle owners manual to determine if there is a separate rating for weight distribution. We have found that the max towing capacity of your van is 6,900 pounds. If that is what you find in the owners manual then you will need a lighter trailer. Hitches that are rated for use with weight distribution will have a separate gross trailer weight and tongue weight capacity listed that is higher because weight distribution allows the hitch to reach its maximum pot view full answer...
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