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. Lowest Prices for the best Weight Distribution from Pro Series. Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number PS49903 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Pro Series Weight Distribution

(179 reviews)

Code:   PS49903



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Pro Series Weight Distribution - PS49903

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: 750 to 1,000 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:
    • Diameter: 2-5/16"
    • Shank length: 2-1/2"
    • Shank diameter: 1-1/4"
  • 3-Year limited warranty

Included w/ PS49903 Optional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • 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.

Pro Series Weight Distribution diagram

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

Pro Series Weight Distribution adjustable head from top and side

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.

Pro Series Weight Distribution round spring bar locking devices

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

Pro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on trailer framePro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on hitch head

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.

49903 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Video of Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Pro Series Weight Distribution System Installation

Video Transcript for Pro Series Weight Distribution PS49903 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number PS49903. This is the Pro Series Weight Distribution System with the Friction Sway Control. This system is going to evenly distribute the tongue weight to the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control. That's just going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. The friction sway control system just reduces the sway caused by winds, curving roads and those sudden maneuvers that you just can't avoid sometimes. This is adjustable so the tension can be adjusted. That's going to let you create the perfect degree of control of resistance. It's going to feature the integrated handle that's going to engage and disengage the system and it's removable as well, so that's a great feature.

All you have to do is release the two spring-loaded locking pins, which are these right here, that hold it in place. The bracket's going to mount to the trailer frame so the friction sway control system is going to run parallel with the frame of the trailer. This end's going to go up there on that little ball and then this portion is going to mount to the trailer. That's going to lock into place there and then at each ball location, so you have two, one down here, one up here. That's where you're going to install the locking pins. It's also got the spacer block that you can install as well.

It's got the self-tacking bolts as well as the star washers to get it nice and secure and installed correctly. It's going to have the round forged steel spring bars that are tapered for superior flexibility. These bars will flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride. It's also going to feature adjustable spring bar tension. All you've got to do is just switch the links in the lift chains. That's going to allow you to fine tune the system for your particular application. The head is also able to tilt.

All you have to do is . I already have it installed but right inside this portion here . and you can see the pin right here. This is just a rivet that I have installed and that rivet can have more washers added to it. That's just going to allow the head to be able to tilt as needed for your particular application.

You can add the washers in there or you can remove them, again, depending on your particular applications. It's also got the bolts here with the serrated washers and it's got the nuts on the other side. Once you get the tilt adjusted as needed, you just tighten down those nuts on the other side and it's going to hold it securely in place. This does come with the solid steel shank. It has a nice powder-coated finish on it so it's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. That is designed for weight distribution so that's going to be exactly what you need. That is adjustable, so it has numerous mounting locations on it. It's got the long shank. It's also going to come with a 5/8-inch pin. It's going to come with a clip as well so you can secure that inside your hitch. It is designed to fit 2-inch x 2-inch trailer hitch receivers. The system is going to include the head assembly, the adjustable shank, the lift brackets, the round bars, the lift chains. It's going to come with all the pins and the clips that you need. It's also going to come with the friction sway control, 2-5/16-inch hitch ball and all the necessary hardware to get everything installed. This right here is just a shim. I don't want you to be confused when you get this. This is a shim and some of the later trunnion and rombar 00:03:36 -style weight distribution heads have a slightly wider spread between the ears that bolt up to the trailer bar which is this portion here. You can actually use the shim provided to fill any gap between the weight distribution head and the hitch bar used. You can see that it has the two holes. That way you can run your bolts through there and get that in there nice and snug. Tongue weight capacity is going to be 750 pounds to 1000 pounds with a gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds. Again, this is designed to fit 2-inch x 2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are designed for use with a weight distribution system. The shank link, which is going to be this portion back here, that's going to give us a measurement of 12-1/2 inches. It's going to give us a maximum rise of 6 inches from the top of the hitch receiver opening and a maximum drop of 2 inches, so that way you have full adjustability to fit this how you need it for your application. The hitch ball dimensions, diameter is going to be 2-5/16 of an inch. The shank length is going to measure 2-1/2 inches and then our shank diameter is 1-1/4. One of the things that you have to keep in mind is that when determining the proper weight rating for a rate distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight and then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Combining those two measurements will make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system. Getting the wrong weight distribution system can sometimes even make it a rougher ride and not necessarily perform what it needs to for that nice even ride. You want to be sure that you get the weight distribution that's going to match up with those two weights combined. That way you can ensure proper weight distributing for your application. These right here are going to mount to the frame of the trailer. You've got the bolts already installed there. All you've got to do is tighten those up so that fits nicely over there. If we take a measurement of the gap in between there so we know what size frame this is going to fit, from inside to inside is going to give us a measurement of about 3 inches. That's also where the chains connect. You can see that there. This right here is just a leverage bar. When you have this hooked up, it's really hard to control this by using your hands so it comes with a leverage bar. Put over there, it's going to allow you to get some leverage. That way you can control that as necessary and properly get everything attached the way that you need it to. I believe that's going to do it for our review of part number PS49903. This is the Pro Series Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control. .

Customer Reviews

Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - PS49903

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (179 Customer Reviews)

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.

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by: Tom S07/23/2013

Customer Service when ordering was very helpful and knowledgeable of the product. Delivery was fast and arrived in good condition with all parts. Installation was easy for the most part with the exception of the torque requirements and the proper tilting of the head. I took me approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to install and level. The test ride was great with no more bouncing and bucking. This was installed on a Chevy Silverardo 2006 long bed and a 2013 26foot Skycat. I would buy from and recommend etrailer.com. Regards Tom S 91098


Had the product for a year now and have had no problems with it. I would recommend this product to a friend. Great product for the price and customer service was great.

Tom S - 01/21/2015


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by: Tom05/03/2013

The product was of high quality and cheaper than i could find in local stores. The free shipping on this item due to price made the choice a no brainer. All items shipped complete with instructions and on time as promised. The tracking information was very helpful and precise. I will be happy to order other products from e-trailer in the future. 78874


After a year of use the product is still functioning as if new. I use the complete system with the anti sway when pulling my 25 toy hauler full of water, gas, and my ranger. I couldnt be happier with the product. With the instructions I was able to set up the system correctly the first time without having to make any more adjustments.

Tom C - 05/03/2014


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by: Michael03/01/2013

Received order in a very prompt manner, (regardless of the weather problems on your end). Installation went as instructed with all parts included. Test drive was uneventful and could feel the improvement from the cab of truck..Looking forward to vacation time and not having to fight the sway caused by the big trucks on the freeway and the heavy tongue weight. 68373


My opinion hasnt changed. Have traveled over 4500 miles towing the trailer and it has increased my gas milage 2mpg. The big rigs dont blow me off the road when they pass me at 75 mph either. Would highly recommend it to any body towing a rig...

Michael - 09/04/2014


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by: Mike S.08/04/2013

I did extensive research on the product before buying; got, by far, the best price from etrailer and with free shipping, it was a no-brainier. Shipping was lightning fast, delivered right to my door with everything in perfect condition. This is my fifth time buying products from etrailer and I have been 100% satisfied every time. You definitely can shop with them with confidence; I highly recommend them and simply will not shop anywhere else for my towing needs. The Pro Series set-up is perfect for towing my 5000 lbs travel trailer with my 2009 Chevy Tahoe; it creates a safe even tow that you can immediately feel especially on the interstate at higher speeds. Set up took a little while but the online video gives easy step by step instructions that guide you through the process. The product is very rugged and has top notch quality comparable to other models at double the price. Awesome product, great price, fast shipping, excellent customer service; simply a perfect transaction. Thank you, etrailer! 93171

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by: J D R06/17/2014

I ordered this product based on the ratings primarily. I had planned to be at my in-laws two hours away from home for a few day, happened to be the same town that I purchased my new camp trailer in. I ordered the hitch and chose to have it shipped there, thinking I would intercept it, install it, and pull my new trailer home with it. Turns out delivery took longer than I anticipated (not longer than etrailer quoted so my own fault). I was able to call customer service, and have them re-route the delivery to my home. Way to go ETrailer!! Installation was a bit tough at first trying to go off of the dismal directions provided by the manufacturer. I jumped on etrailer.com and found a video on installation of this exact hitch. It was just what I needed, and installation was a snap after that. Excellent product, very robust, and I was surprised at how much difference the hitch made in the squat of my 1/2 GMC pickup. I definitely needed this hitch for safe towing of my 22' 4400lb camper. 136148

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by: HappyOregonians08/18/2013

We originally drove our new trailer home using just a regular ball and hitch. My husband drove the trailer home I followed in our car. Oh my that was a scary sight to watch. It was far from level. In fact it was more of a V shape between the two. Because this is our first travel trailer, we had never heard of a weight distribution system. We scoped out websites and watched many YouTube videos. We both agreed the Pro Series WDS with FSC was the ticket. It also was much more affordable that some we looked at. We read the instruction but what was more beneficial was the videos from etrailer.com Wow what a difference in the ride. Its interesting to watch other TT go down the road, some are not properly installed. Darn. If we ever get the chance to talk to others we will recommend the etrailer.com and for them to watch the video. GREAT PRODUCT GREAT PRICE!!! Way-to-go guys you did a great job! 95706

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by: Ryan S.03/26/2012

Customer service knew all the right questions to ask and kept me from ordering the wrong hitch. The shipping was really fast, I ordered on wednesday at noon and it was at my house when I got off work on friday. 35219


your set up looks a lot like mine. I have a 2004 GMC Yukon. I purchased a 27.5 foot trailer, is this what you are pulling as well? How does it do? How much does your trailer weigh?ThanksShane

comment by: shane - 08/19/2013


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by: Derek O.07/08/2013

I ordered this product with free shipping. About a week later it was on my front porch. Everything was in the box with ok instructions. I was replacing another similar unit and knew how to assemble it, but the instructions are not clear on how to properly adjust the sway control. I did a shake down drive, made a few adjustment and left on a thee month trip with my 30' travel trailer. I have now traveled about four hundred miles with the new Weight Distribution System and it is much superior to my older system. The only reason I do not rate it EXCELLENT, is the poor assembly and adjusting brochure that came with the unit. Watch the online video on assembly which is more informative. Would I buy from etrailer again, YES I would. The product was everything they said it would be. 88281

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by: Mark S.01/13/2015

After having towed my new trailer (5900lbs dry) home from the dealer (125 miles) without a weight distributing hitch I knew I had to get a system on this ASAP. I have purchased from Etrailer in the past with great results so I ordered The PS49903 system. FREE and fast shipping is just a bonus! The box arrived in about 4 days to So. California. Having watched the install video prior to putting this on made it a snap. Took about 2 hours from start to finish. Fit and finish on all the parts was as expected and everything fit great. This product does as claimed. Leveled the truck and trailer and made a DRAMATIC difference when towed for the first time. Settled the truck and just felt much more stable on the road. I highly recommend this system!! 168827

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by: Tim R07/31/2012

Great hitch for the money. I pull a 6500 pound travel trailer with a Yukon Denali and it tows beautiful even with out the sway control. Using the provided instructions I was able to get everything set up properly in about an hour and two tries of hooking everything up before I finally torqued everything. I wish the snap up brackets had a little more hook on them to hold the chains in place while snapping them up, sometimes they fall off when prying up on them. Another complaint was that the sway control plate that mounted to my trailer was missing, but chances are this won't happen to you. I contacted E-trailer and that same day the part was shipped to me at no cost. E-trailer is great I have only positive things to say about them. 50009

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by: twich05/08/2013

This is a very good quality product and a breeze to install. I would use this style load leveler for any trailer application of 5,000 Lbs. it tows my new 30' Arctic Fox travel trailer like a dream. 79514


a year later and still going strong

twich - 05/08/2014


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by: Joe Becker06/25/2014

My package arrived as scheduled and ,boy, was I surprised when I bent over to pick it up...Believe me, this baby is WELL MADE! The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, but you should set aside about an hour to an hour and a half to complete the installation. I have not had a chance to evaluate the hitch on the highway yet, but do not expect any surprises or disappointments. This product appears to be WELL WORTH the bargain price. I highly recommend it to anyone who is about to tow. 137556

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by: Wally V.01/22/2014

After checking and finding that local RV dealers were selling this WD hitch from $470 to $500 and finding the same hitch on etrailer for less with sway control and free shipping I couldn't go wrong ordering it. Great customer service and the hitch is extremely well built and sturdy. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a quality weight distribution hitch at a great price and from great online service provider. I will be doing future business with etrialer.com for sure. 114515

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by: Aaron05/20/2014

First off 2 thumbs up for customer service. I called and received excellent advice helping me choose the right wdh. Just used for the first time this past weekend. It made a big difference in stability and sway control. I pull a 26 foot travel trailer with my 2013 F150 supercrew. Before it was quite bouncy, but the wdh really does a great job. Took about 45 minutes to setup. Instructions are pretty good and I found a video on youtube for this specific model. Highly recommend etrailer.com. 131437

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by: Jeff D.08/18/2012

Couldn't believe the customer service from etrailer, got my hitch 2 days after I ordered and the quality of the equalizer hitch is top quality also. pulled my car trailer to the track and it pulled like a dream , no more bouncing up and down any more. Well worth the money which I might add is half the price of any local dealer around here. Directions of installation kind of sucked but the video they have was excellent. Great Product . Going to order air bags system this winter. 52193

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry T05/08/2013

I just installed the weight distribution hitch last night. It seems well made and of excellent quality; however, the installation instructions were poorly written at best. I had to back up and start over a couple of times. And that's after reading the instructions at least twice and watching a "not too well done" utube video. Overall I would recommend this hitch to anyone that has a little mechanical ability and good skills for reading between the lines. 79375

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by: Kyle P.09/10/2014

Bought it to tow a #7500 loaded tandem trailer with a 2008 Ram 1500. Everything was shipped in one package in about 3 days. Directions were adequate to install but didn't say much about mounting the plates the chains hook to. The binders are a bit tricky to hook to the chains and lock in place. Once hooked I had no problems with the setup and felt confident towing at hwy speed. Even towed better than a small 12' cargo trailer! 150612

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by: Jeff D10/08/2012

I purchased this WDH and installed it myself because the dealer wanted $250 (quoted two hours). I had to drive a few hours to the dealer and install the WDH on the lot myself. After studying up on the great install video from etrailer and instruction guide, it took me no more than 45 mins tops to install! Etrailer shipped it fast and had zero problems. Been purchasing things from them for a few years now. Highly recommended. 56703

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by: Barbara & Casey Anderson11/12/2013

Thank you. You delivered just as you said you would and the quality is there although I thought it was made in the USA but it is marked Japan. I looked at it wrong and thought I had a problem and when I called I talked to the person answering the phone and he talked me through to so me I was just fine. What a relief. He was really good although I was rather brisk with him. I apologize and thank you for your service. 107127

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by: Gerry Riesterer08/12/2014

I will be using it late next week. But I am familiar with these hitchs as I used to deliver trailers out of northern Indiana for a while. I have to say, in just looking at this hitch, for the money it is an outstanding product. I have no doubt that it will stand up to years of use. I am going to send you a picture when I am using it at a later date. Needless to say, I am very please with it and your quick service. Thanks 146177

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by: Chad12/12/2013

I debated between the equalizer and this hitch. I went with this because the price was less than half the price of the equalizer. I was extremely happy with the purchase. It is complete kit, seems very durable, and it has performed flawlessly on my first few tows. The only con if any is the hitch assembly is heavy. E-Trailer has the best prices, great customer service, and order to delivery was 4 days, cant beat that. 110027

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by: HD08/08/2014

Really great product! Heavy duty and they send every part that is needed. Shipped to the house quickly. Instructions are good, but I'd recommend that you also watch the video that etrailer has uploaded before you install. 145164

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by: Herb T.03/24/2014

Product information for my vehicle was excellent! I live clear across the county from the warehouse I ordered from, It took 7days from order to home delivery. When the product arrived It was easy to install, the instructions with the product were very clear. It sure is nice when a company delivers what you order, in a timely manner and the product does what it is suppose to do. Thanks for the great experience! 121923

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by: Thomas Herbert03/25/2014

Ordered this item from Bill E. questions were fully answered and product was shipped and received promptly. Price was outstanding, easily several hundred dollars less expensive than RV dealer. All items in box accounted for making for a painless installation. I am completely satisfied with this transaction from etrailer and I am going to order additional merchandise soon. Thanks for a great deal. Thomas 122121

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by: Larry B.12/07/2014

The weight distribution system installed easily, performs as it should, and looks good. It increased my towing capabilities for my car carrier and cargo trailers. The only problem I had was the shipping container. It arrived shredded and torn probably due to the weight of the contents. The packaging should be more heavy duty to keep all the components safe inside and not fall out. Great product. 163539

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by: Eston S.06/16/2014

I could not be more happy with my weight distribution system w/ sway control.To start with just placing my order was a breeze. They let me know right off my order had been recieved. The same day my order was shipped. Kept up with on line shipping where my order was at and when to expect my order. It was delivered right on time.And in no time I had it put togeather and ready to use.Thank You. 135763

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by: Paul07/03/2012

Product arrived timely and as expected. Instructions were very clear, as well as videos found on eTrailer's website. The installation went flawlessly and works perfectly on my truck and trailer. The only issue I ran into was not having a "cheater" bar to adjust the chains into the right position. That will be easily resolved by buying a short piece of pipe at the hardware store. 46613

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by: Brian B.07/30/2013

Simple ordering process on-line, shipped and arrived within 5 days High quality steel, easy to assemble and simple to use. Overall great product, I would recommend this product. 92319

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by: Mike01/28/2013

I ordered a new hitch for hauling my camper Iwanted this product because of the weight distribution system it makes for safer hauling the product arrived one day after I ordered it I put it togther and can't wait to use it thank you etrailer 64376


This is a great product I would recommend this for anyone who is towing a trailer it takes all of the sway out of towing

comment by: mike - 01/28/2014


Thanks for the feedback, we are glad to know the ProSeries friction system works well for you. When properly set up, they certainly can make towing a smoother job.

Patrick B - 2/5/2014

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by: Gary M07/18/2012

This was exactly what we needed. Everything in 1 complete package. Quick & easy to install, and use. Communication from etrailer.com was very impressive. I always knew the status of my order, when to expect delivery, and even a follow-up message after the equipment showed up. Very impressed with this company, and will do business with them again. 48412

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by: Don Pence08/07/2012

The Wt distribution system was complete and very easy to assemble and I hooked up quickly to the camping trailer and went for a test drive. The whole system worked perfectly. I was so satisfied with the product and pricing that this morning I purchased extended mirrors for my chev. pickup. Thank you 50851


I was curious as to the size of trailer your pulling.

comment by: kenneth r - 01/24/2013


I will email Don to see if he has more to add.

Patrick B - 2/4/2013

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by: Robert b07/16/2014

I installed the weight distribution hitch with the help of your tecs. The hitch does all that I had hoped . Good job and good product, thank you. 141614

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by: Craig S.03/28/2014

They are very high quality for a low price! I have just purchased a travel trailer and haven't picked it up yet. So I really can't comment on how the hitch performed but if it's anything like the other products I've purchased from e-trailer I'm sure it will perform FLAWLESSLY! Thanks guys guys your all GREAT!!!!!!! Thanks again for Everything! 122693

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by: Allen. H10/11/2014

It was my first time ordering from Etrailer I am completely satisfied With the service, with the free shipping, and the product. It was a easy installation, just came back from the road test And everything worked perfectly, I will be shopping with you AGAIN I have not taken any pictures yet ,your free shipping was Fast, Thank you 155618

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by: Joe09/12/2014

Received the kit in a very timely manor. Read the instructions, watch the video and it becomes a breeze to install. Works perfectly. Ordering from etrailer.com has been well worth it. I will continue to purchase products from their website as they have pretty much anything and everything I need for a great price. Thanks again. 150880

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by: Carolyn & Marvin S.09/24/2013

Great Product!! We are very impressed with the quality. The Pro Series Weight Distribution w/ friction sway control was much better than expected. Father and son installed it in one afternoon. We will be using it on our car hauler trailer to keep the handling to a minimum. We are extremely pleased with the product. 101204

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by: Cheryl Sovern04/15/2014

This is the first time I have towed a large trailer with my truck. I purchased this product with the hopes it would make towing feel like there was nothing behind my truck, I was not disappointed! I would recommend this product to anyone who has to tow a travel trailer behind their vehicle, it was also a great price. 125139

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry H.07/28/2013

Product was very easy to install . But, I wish the customer service rep would have asked what size Ball my trailer was out fitted with . So I had to go to your web site and buy the correct ball . If and when I need more product for towing I will be back to your site . Your prices were with in my budget . Thanks again 91995

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by: denver04/02/2013

this was exactly what I was looking for ,it works like it was made for it (my new 24' traveltrailer). The ease of ordering ,the cost,and the speed of delivery was worth it! I wouldn't hesitate from ordering from etrailer.com again. Thanks 73922

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by: Larry R.08/05/2014

This email was very helpful when I installed it to the trailer and truck when I first measure the tongue height of the trailer it was not loaded so on the first trip the tongue was to low I had to raise it 2 inches now it set level with weight in the camper, now I'm ready for the next trip 144322

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by: jim blowers07/31/2014

it took a couple of tries but was able to get the hitch adjusted. haven't been able to get on the road yet to try it out. will get it out for a couple of runs before I head out to Colorado. will try to send some pictures. the delivery time was excellent. thanks for everything. Jim 143819

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom Shutter08/17/2014

The quality of the product appeared good and strong until we used it for the first time last weekend. When we were leaving the campgrounds, the ball broke right off of the bar and we had to take it off and drive home without it. We were just lucky it didn't happen on the road. 147067

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by: DAVID W.09/28/2014


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by: Jerry H.11/20/2013

Thanks again to everyone at eTrailer.com! Attached is a picture of the hitch. 107926

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by: Mike10/21/2013

product took all the sway out of my tow rig would recommend this product. as a side note I am greatly pleased with etrailer, they upgraded my shipping on their own (Thank you very much) and they kept me very informed about my package. will definitely order from them again. 104593

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by: Stan Lee02/08/2014

Great product. easy to install and use. fit perfect, I tow an 18foot trailer with a 2013 4runner and this hitch gets rid of the "4runner sag", just wish I could use it on my boat trailer with surge brakes. shipping was fast and contact with etrailers was great with email. 116089

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by: Kerry W11/01/2012

Product was delivered VERY quickly. It was easy to install. I only had to adjust it once, but did it before everything was tightened up. My trailer pulls a lot better with very little dip and sway. Product is very well made. I will definately buy from etrailer again. 58560

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by: Miguel Garcia10/02/2014

I bought these item it was easy to installed and its a great product I will recomend it To anyone that is looking to get one it only took 5 days to get just like i was told. I will shop at this place any time I had a great experience nothing but good thank you. 154184

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by: MICHAEL T.02/28/2014

Great product.. super fast service. I will be traveling cross country towing my travel trailer. I may not need the extra control, but I would rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Easy installation, clear instruction. Thanks etrailer. 118005

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by: Kenneth E.06/26/2013

product is extremely well built and sturdy. Installation was fairly easy, but I got most of my installation info from the video on the website. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a quality weight distribution hitch at a great price 86249

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  • Choosing Weight Distribution System for 10,000 lb Capacity Deck Over Trailer Towed By Ford F150
  • The first step in choosing the correct weight distribution (W/D) system is to determine the actual as-towed tongue weight of your trailer. Anything stowed in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle should be included as tongue weight. For best performance, the tongue weight of the trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the system you choose. The Pro Series Weight Distribution System you mention is designed to operate most effectively with tongue...
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  • Which Direction Do Conical Washers Face When Installing W/D Head to Shank on # PS49903
  • If you are speaking of the conical washers used on the top bolt that holds the weight distribution head to the shank, as shown in the diagram I edited for you, the concave or dished portion of the washer will face inward toward the weight distribution head and away from the bolt head or nut, so that the washer will compress as its tightened.
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing a 21 Ft Travel Trailer with a 2011 Nissan Frontier
  • If your fully loaded weights are close to what you listed, the Weight Distribution System, # PS49903, would be an excellent choice for your setup. The spring bars in this system are rated to handle tongue weights from 750 to 1000 lbs and when you add the weight of the weight distribution system components and any weight you will be loading behind the rear axle of your truck, your tongue weight is going to end up somewhere right in the middle of that tongue weight range which is ideal...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew and Jayco Jay Flight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, you need to go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If you have the trailer at the max of 10,500 pounds and tongue weight is 1,050 to 1,575 (10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight), that will tell you what weight range you will need in a weight distribution system. The 750 to 1,000 pound system that you referenced would not have a high...
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  • Reese Dual Cam vs Reese SC Weight Distribution for Ford F150 Towing 30 Foot Travel Trailer
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, it is best to begin the process knowing the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. The procedure for determining this is shown in the FAQ article I have linked you to. Since you are not able to confirm your tongue weight, please understand that anything I recommend will merely be an educated guess. I would recommend going with a 1,200 lb max capacity system to provide some cushion, since actual ready-to-roll tongue weight is not known. It...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 6,000 Pound Trailer
  • The tongue weight of a trailer is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. But then you have to add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. At the very least, if your trailer was loaded to the max of 6,000 pounds, the tongue weight would be 600 to 900 pounds. A system rated for 200 to 600 pounds like # RP66151, would not be sufficient with this much tongue weight. I recommend going with either an 800 pound system, like # RP66153,...
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  • Will Spring Bars Rated Above Trailer Tongue Weight Make for a Stiff Ride
  • First, when calculating tongue weight, after you have the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, you then have to add to that the weight of anything you are carrying behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If you have 200 pounds of gear at the very back of the truck, you add that in as tongue weight. What you are experiencing is a stiff ride because the spring bars are rated much higher than are needed based on the information you have provided. Your tongue weight is...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 22 Ft Hi-Lo Trailer Towed by a 1997 Ford F-150
  • The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the limit that the overall weight of your trailer, including a full load, should not exceed. As a general rule the tongue weight of your trailer is going to be about 10 to 15 percent of your gross trailer weight. It is important that you know the gross trailer weight and tongue weight of your trailer before choosing a weight distribution system. You will want a weight distribution system that is rated higher than the dry tongue weight of your...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser and 2,900 Pound Trailer
  • Anytime the trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the vehicle weight OR if the vehicle sags at the back with the trailer connected, you would benefit from a weight distribution system. To determine the correct system for your application you will need to know the total tongue weight. The total tongue weight can be calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, then add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution On 2011 Ford F-150 Towing a 10,400-Lb Trailer
  • To determine which of the Equal-i-zer weight distribution hitches among the ones you mentioned would be right for your application, you will need to know the actual as-towed tongue weight of the trailer. This would encompass the weight of anything loaded on the trailer. Also, the weight of any gear stowed in your 2011 Ford F-150 Super Crew, behind the rear axle would need to be considered as tongue weight. I would recommend to use a larger weight distribution system like the Reese Strait-Line...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Coleman Cheyenne Popup Camper Trailer
  • I recommend a system rated for 200 to 600 pounds tongue weight like # 49568. But, if the Coleman camper has items mounted on the front of the frame, you may need to use chain hangers, # RP58305, that bolt through the frame, rather than the brackets that fit on top of the frame. I have linked some instructions for you. If you go with the Pro series kit, you would just need to use a properly sized ball like # A-90 for a 2 inch or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch. I have linked our FAQ article...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2012 Jeep Liberty for Towing Small Camper
  • As a general rule of thumb, anytime the trailer you are towing weighs more than half the weight of the vehicle towing it, a weight distribution system is recommended. Since the curb weight (weight of vehicle not including cargo or passengers) of your Liberty is about 4000 lbs, a weight distribution system is definitely called for. The relatively short wheelbase of the Liberty will make the trailer more susceptible to trailer sway, so going with a weight distribution system that also...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2005 GMC Yukon Denali Towing a Jay Feather Ultra Lite Trailer
  • Ultimately you want the fully loaded tongue weight of your 5,000lb Jayco Jay Feather Ultra lite camper to fall within the tongue weight capacities of the weight distribution system you select. Remember that any cargo you load behind the rear axle of the Denali needs to be added to the trailer tongue weight, so you should leave room for that weight also when selecting a weight distribution system. I would recommend going with the one of two systems for use with your trailer and your Denali....
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  • Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Recommendations for 2013 Ford Escape Towing Lance 1575
  • Thank you for providing specifics about your tow vehicle and trailer. Specs for your Lance 1575 trailer indicate a gross dry weight of 2575-lbs and a dry tongue weight of 230-lbs. Weight distribution systems should be selected based on actual fully-loaded as-towed trailer tongue weight. Also, the hitch on your vehicle must be specifically rated for use with weight distribution; this will be indicated on the safety/warning label on the hitch. The best way to accurately determine your...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 200 Ford F-150 and 8,000 Pound Travel Trailer
  • The type of weight distribution that has brackets mounted on the frame and does not use chains is what is called a friction system because it uses friction style sway control. A chain system would use dual-cam sway control. The systems are just different designs like you have said. When choosing a system you want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the total tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of anything loaded behind the...
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  • Minimum Trailer Tongue Length to Install a Weight Distribution System
  • In order to install a Weight Distribution System, the distance from the center of the ball to the end of the bracket requires a minimum of 33". In some cases, tongue modification or relocation of items such as LP tanks or Batteries, etc. may need to be done to install the system. If you are not able to move any of the accessories on the tongue of your trailer to install the chain hangers, then you could use the bolt on chain hangers, # RP58305.
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Needed When Hauling 5500 lbs With a 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I did some research on your 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT and it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 7,000 lbs. Weight distribution systems are recommended if the trailer that you are pulling is more than 50 percent of the vehicles weight. Even though your vehicle has self leveling air shocks, a weight distribution would take stress off of those shocks and distribute the load among all axles. For your situation, I would definitely recommend a weight distribution system. To be sure you...
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  • Weight Distribution for a Chevy Express Van 2500 and a Hornet Travel Trailer
  • If your Hornet travel trailer has a tongue weight between 750 and 1,000 pounds when loaded and ready to tow combined with the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the van, then the Pro Series system # PS49903 will work well for you. You will want to choose a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when loaded plus the weight of any gear loaded behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle for the best results. I have included...
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  • 6000 lb Travel Trailer Towed By 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is Still Swaying Using Friction Sway Control
  • As a first step, you can check the tension control on the friction sway unit. If it is not already adjusted to maximum, try increasing the tension to see if that helps the situation improve. Increasing the tongue weight of the trailer is usually the best way to combat trailer sway. If possible, redistribute some of the gear in your travel trailer so that it is as far forward of the axles as possible. Keep in mind that increasing the amount of tongue weight might require you to readjust...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with 2 Inch Drop for a Pro Series Weight Distribution System
  • You can use the shank # RP3210 for Pro Series weight distribution system # PS49903. For a round bar system like you have the drop will be 2-1/4 inches from the top of the receiver tube opening. This shank is the one included with the Pro Series system. If you wanted to go with 2 inches drop then use shank # RP54970 which is the shank included in many Reese weight distribution systems but not the Pro Series system.
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  • Is the Titan Weight Distribution Shank Compatible with a Standard Reese Weight Distribution Head
  • Yes, the Titan Weight Distribution Shank 8-1/4 inch Rise or 5-3/4 inch Drop, item # RP54977, will work with the hole spacing on Reese weight distribution heads. The standard hole spacing is 1-1/4 inches on center. One thing to keep in mind is that this shank has a hollow recess where the weight distribution head bolts through and is not compatible with weight distribution heads that utilize a bolt or rivet and washers to set the head angle, like many round bar weight distribution systems....
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for a 2005 Dodge Durango Towing a Trailer With a GTW of 6500 lbs
  • The Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 87562 and the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13072, are both Class III hitches and are rated up to 6000 lbs. If you add a weight distribution hitch like the Pro Series Weight Distribution System, # PS49903, then the gross trailer weight capacity of the hitch jumps to 9000 lbs and the tongue weight capacity jumps to 900 lbs. You will need to check the towing capacity of your vehicle and keep in mind that the tongue weight will also include anything loaded behind...
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  • Using Pro Series Weight Distribution System, Part # PS49903, On a 16-Foot Livestock Trailer
  • Weight Distribution systems like the Pro Series # PS49903 work by evenly distributing the tongue weight of your trailer across both axles of the tow vehicle to eliminate rear-end squat, which impairs steering, braking and traction performance. WD systems that also include Sway Control will provide additional stability in windy conditions and on curvy roads. Note that this particular system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes and the sway control arm must be removed when reversing...
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  • Can a 2 inch Trailer Ball be Used on the Pro Series Weight Distribution System Instead of the 2-5/16
  • I have confirmed with my technical contact at Pro Series and the Weight Distribution system that you referenced, the # PS489903, can be used with a 2 inch trailer ball. This assembly comes equipped with a 2-5/16 inch trailer ball that is 2-1/2 long, and has a 1-1/4 inch shank diameter. It is rated for a maximum gross trailer weight of 5,000 pounds if only the ball mount head assembly is used, but rated for 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight when using the entire weight distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with 6 Inch Drop for a Pro Series System on a 2003 Toyota Tundra TRD
  • I recommend using Reese shank # RP63971 which will give you up to a 6-1/2 inch drop when used with the round bars in the Pro Series weight distribution system # PS49903. A compatible shank that is exactly 6 inches is not available. Some manufacturers can use each others shanks but not all. The Reese shank will be the best option.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 6,900 Pound Travel Trailer
  • I recommend that you go up to the next largest system since you are already very close to the capacity of the system you have and because the gross trailer weight does exceed the capacity. Also, you have to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to the trailer tongue weight. This could easily push you over the 600 pound capacity of the system. The next highest capacity system is rated for 400 to 800 pounds tongue weight, # RP66153. You will need to...
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  • Replacement Spring Release Clips Needed for the Pro Series Weight Distribution System
  • I verified with my contact at Pro Series that the Draw-Tite Spring Bar Retainer Package, # 3311, are the replacement clips that you will need for your Pro Series Weight Distribution System, # PS49903. The replacement clips are going to have a slightly different design from your original clips, but Pro Series and Draw-Tite products are made by the same manufacturer and the Draw-Tite spring clips are the confirmed replacement clips for your Pro Series Weight Distribution System.
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  • Need Replacement Lift Brackets for Pro Series # PS49903 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • I see that you purchased your Pro Series weight distribution system from etrailer last June; thank you for your order. We offer the Reese Replacement Lift Bracket, part # RP21501, that is fully compatible with your Pro Series weight distribution hitch # PS49903. My contact at Pro Series confirmed this part will work fine as a replacement for the original. Please note that this replacement bracket is sold as a single unit, so you will need to order two. I suggest you confirm that your...
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  • Can 2014 Toyota Highlander Safely Tow a Fully-Loaded Lance 1985 Travel Trailer
  • According to the Lance website their model 1985 travel trailer has a dry weight of 3660-lbs and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 5700-lbs. Suitability of your 2014 Toyota Highlander for towing this trailer will depend on how it is equipped. The inline 4-cylinder version has a maximum towing capacity of only 1500-lbs, which makes it unusable for pulling this trailer. But if you have the V6-equipped Highlander it has a maximum rated towing capacity of 5000-lbs. Even if your equipment...
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  • What Weight Distribution Sway Control for 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Towing Fleetwood Camper
  • Thank you for submitting the photo of your lifted 2007 Wrangler Unlimited and your 2008 Fleetwood Evolution 3 pop-up camper. Generally speaking, weight distribution systems with sway control are not desirable when the vehicle and trailer will be taken off-road. When driven on uneven surfaces, such as a bumpy or pitted dirt road, the stiffness of the friction sway control system may lead to erratic handling in the tow vehicle. Because it prevents free movement of the trailer in relation...
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