Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.
Evenly distributes tongue weight to the axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
Friction sway control reduces sway caused by winds, curving roads and sudden maneuvers
Adjustable tension lets you create the perfect degree of control and resistance
Integrated handle engages and disengages the system
Removable - just release 2 spring locking pins
Round, forged steel spring bars are tapered for superior flexibility
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 of head and system is achieved by adding washers to a rivet inside the weight-distribution head
Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, round bars, lift chains, pin and clip, friction sway control, 2-5/16" hitch ball and all necessary hardware
Tongue weight: 550 to 750 lbs
Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with a weight-distribution system
Shank length: 12-1/2"
Maximum rise: 6" from top of hitch receiver opening
Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
Hitch ball dimensions:
Shank length: 2-1/2"
Shank diameter: 1-1/4"
3-Year limited warranty
Included w/ PS49902
Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
Additional Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
Note: This weight-distribution system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes. The sway control must be removed when you are going in reverse.
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.
Unique Features of Pro Series Round-Bar Weight Distribution
To adjust your weight-distribution head assembly to the correct angle, insert the included rivet and up to 8 washers into a 1/2-inch hole in the "U" on your head assembly. Use the smallest number of washers necessary to achieve the correct downward angle for the spring bars. Each washer lowers the chain ends of your spring bars by approximately 1-1/2 inches. Once the correct angle is reached, use the included bolts, serrated washers and nuts to lock the unit into place.
The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and are secured with built-in, spring-bar locking devices for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and forged steel construction, these bars flex to ensure a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer.
Friction Sway Control
The integrated friction-style sway control of the Pro Series system reduces trailer sway caused by winds, winding roads and sudden maneuvers. As soon as your trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads inside the unit touch one another and create resistance to help prevent further side-to-side movement. To install, simply bolt the sway-control ball plate to the A-frame of your trailer and attach the other end to the included ball, which mounts on the head of your weight-distribution hitch - drilling required. The ball plate mounts to the side of the trailer frame so it will not interfere with gas tanks, toolboxes or generators.
49902 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW
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The loaded weight is likely to be higher than 580 pounds. If you will not be carrying anything behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle then a system rated for 400 to 800 pounds would probably be t view full answer...
The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the loaded tongue weight of your towing setup. The loaded tongue weight includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded in your truck bed behind the rear axle. Once you find the loaded tongue weight of your setup, you will want to choose a weight distribution system with a tongue weight range that encompasses your loaded tongue weight.
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