Designed for your lightweight, A-frame trailer, this weight-distribution system ensures a smooth, level ride for both your vehicle and trailer. Spring bars sit directly on trailer frame and have friction pads built in to reduce sway. 3,500 lbs GTW.
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
Specially designed for use with lightweight trailers and fold-down campers with A-frame tongues
No chains or snap-up brackets required
Spring bars mount directly to trailer A-frame
Spring bars ride on friction pads to reduce sway
Includes adjustable shank, head assembly with integrated hitch ball, spring bars, pins and wear pads
Made in the USA
Tongue weight: 100 lbs - 350 lbs
Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
Ball size: 2"
Rise: 4-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
Drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
Spring-bar length: 26"
Limited lifetime warranty
Included w/ RP66024
Required - Sold Separately
System Head w/ Hitch Ball
Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and lightweight 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.
Friction Sway Control
The integrated, friction-style sway control on the Reese 350 Mini-Lite 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 material that lines the spring-bar brackets creates just enough resistance between the shifting bars and your trailer's frame to prevent any further side-to-side movement. And because these brackets mount directly to the trailer frame, there is no need for any chains or difficult-to-snap-up lift brackets.
66024 Reese 350 Mini-Lite Weight Distribution Hitch with 2" Ball
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Easy to install and basically happy with performance so far. Only failure is that both friction pads came unglued from the mounting bracket. One I was able to re-glue and so far so good. The other was lost and Im due to receive a replacement from etrailer. No big deal to replace when it arrives.
comment by: Scot G. - 9/18/2012
I got your comment on the product review for RP66024, the Mini 350 WD System. It looks like Mike S. in Customer Service has been in contact with Reese to get you the replacement pads to get your system back up and running. Sorry for the trouble in the first place, but we'll get it taken care of. Don't hesitate to get a hold of us if you need anything further.
Patrick B - 9/18/2012
Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution
The head of the 350 Mini Weight Distribution System , item # RP66024 mounts to the shank with serrated washers and a bolt in a slotted hole. You can tilt the head of the system back to raise the ends of the spring bars. If this does not solve your problem, let me know and I will keep working on a solution to this for you. view full answer...
I'm sorry, but weight distribution is not compatible with Class II hitches. Class II hitches have a smaller, 1-1/4" hitch opening and lower weight capacities that the Class III and higher hitches with a 2" opening. Weight distribution shanks are only made for hitches with a 2" opening, because only these hitches have the ability to increase weight capacity with use of weight distribution. To answer your question, no, there is not a 350 Mini weight distribution system made for any Class II hitch view full answer...
I would recommend the 350 Mini for Light Duty Trailer with A-frame Jacks, item # RP66024 over the Single Bar Weight Distribution Kit, item # RP66069 with the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit, item # 83660. The 350 Mini has a much better sway control system and will distribute the weight much better than the single bar system. Although the friction sway control units work pretty well, it is recommended they be disabled before backing your trailer. Using the Mini 350 would remove that inconven view full answer...
This particular weight distribution is not adjustable, so if the brackets would end up right under the bottle cover, you will need to trim the cover.
You may want to use a weight distribution system that allows you to adjust the hanger location based on weight like part # RP66151. You can go as little as 18 inches back which would put your brackets before the bottles. I have included to the instructions for this kit. Check page 4 for information regarding the hanger placement. view full answer...
The shank in the Weight Distribution 350 Mini for Light Duty Trailer with A-frame Jacks, item # RP66024, is adjustable and has a max rise of 7-3/4 inches and, in the lowest position, the shank has a rise of 1 inch. If you have a tongue height of 15 inches, when the trailer is level, and a hitch receiver height of 17 inches, when the vehicle is level, then you will need to adjust the weight distribution head down about 2 inches. The original shank does not provide the drop needed so you would nee view full answer...
The replacement right hand spring bar for the Mini 350 WD system is part # 66051. The left hand bar is part # 66052. The replacement pads are part # 58105 and the replacement anchor is part # 66032. view full answer...
When attaching the bracket and the friction pad to the trailer frame, holes must be drilled and countersunk through the pad to match up with the holes in the bracket. The screw would then be placed through the friction pad and the bracket into the trailer frame.
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For your 2005 Acura MDX you first need a trailer hitch. If you do not have one, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # 13328. I have included a video and instructions below. With a hitch rated for weight distribution like the 13328, you can add a WD system.
The Weight Distribution 350 Mini for Light Duty Trailer with A-frame Jacks, # RP66024, will work but you will be limiting what you will be able to tow with it in the future. I recommend the Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank, # R view full answer...
If you are using the Draw-Tite Hitch, # 75471, you cannot use it with weight distribution because it is not rated or recommended by the manufacturer. None of the available hitches allow the use of weight distribution. I would say that the Air Helper Springs would not be needed for this application as what you plan on towing is not so heavy as to warrant air springs. Air springs could be used to help with sagging at the rear of the vehicle, but they will not add extra towing capacity or help with view full answer...
To be on the safe side, we will assume the maximums; trailer weight of 4,000 pounds and tongue weight of 425 pounds. When selecting a weight distribution system, the most important thing is properly matching tongue weights. That being said, you never want to exceed the gross trailer weight capacity either.
We have a few weight distribution systems with sway control, that have a 200-600 pound tongue weight range and they all have more than enough gross trailer weight capacity. Being that your view full answer...
Anytime you are towing you will need to check the owners manual or the car dealer for the gross towing weight of your hitch and your 2008 Kia Sportage V6.
Yes a weight distribution system will help with the sag of the vehicle. The weight distribution system will transfer the tongue weight to the tow vehicle axles and the trailers axles to level out the rear of the vehicle.
The Reese Weight Distribution, # RP66024, is made for light weight trailers with A-frame jacks.
If you have a swin view full answer...
The need for a weight distribution and sway control system would depend on how much the trailer weighs loaded. With a trailer that small, I doubt you will need weight distribution as you are pulling with a full size pickup truck.
The size of the ball will be stamped on the coupler, probably 2 inches. You will also need a ball mount. The best way to determine which size drop ball mount you need is to measure your hitch height and coupler height. Park the truck on level ground. Measure from th view full answer...
You could take the trailer to a welder or fabricator that can relocate the battery box. I think the better solution is the Single Bar Weight Distribution Kit for A-Frame, part # RP66069. It is designed to work around LP cylinders and battery trays by going underneath the trailer frame and attaching to a lift unit rather than the trailer frame. I have added a link to the system and the instructions below. view full answer...
First, make sure that you park the tow vehicle and the R-pod on level ground. Then level the ball. Next, adjust the hitch up or down so the top of the ball is level with the top of the coupler. Once you are certain everything is as level as possible, tilt the head accordingly. Tilt it towards the tow vehicle to raise the spring bars or tilt it towards the trailer to lower the spring bars.
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The Weight Distribution 350 Mini for Fleetwood and Jayco Trailers with Swing-Up Jacks, # RP66041, is the correct system for Coleman campers that have the side mounted swing away jack. The pictures of the system and the RP66024 system do look alike because they share most of the same components. What is not pictured with the RP66041 are two additional brackets that clamp around the trailer frame with u-bolts. The spring bars rest on these brackets, rather than the trailer frame which eliminates i view full answer...
I would recommend to use the Reese SC Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW, part # RP66151. This system will work with the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter, part # RP58393, on your 2003 Honda Odyssey. It has a tongue weight capacity range of 200 to 600 lbs. and a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 lbs. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese SC weight distribution system.
The Reese Weight Distribution System, part # RP66041 view full answer...
Weight distribution and sway control are actually 2 different systems. Sway control systems are an accessory that can be added to a weight distribution system or used independently (friction sway control only). Sway control systems do not distribute any weight and weight distribution systems alone do not control trailer sway quite as well as sway control (though they do help with sway a little). So a trailer hitch that is not rated for use with weight distribution could still use a friction type view full answer...
You are well on your way to the ideal towing set up for your 2009 Ford Ranger and trailer. For the wiring, since you already have a 4-Way flat connector at the rear of the truck, adding a 7-Way will be fairly simple. All you will need is a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7.
This kit comes with everything needed to add a 7-Way (and it has a built in 4-Way) to the truck and provide the wiring for a brake controller. Though you may need a circuit tester, # 3808, if you do not already have o view full answer...
When choosing a weight distribution system you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to tow. This will also include the weight in the truck bed behind the rear axle as you have indicated. It is always better to go bigger than too small. Another benefit of going a little larger is that you are not as limited to what you can tow in the future.
I recommend going with a system that is rated for 200 to 600 pounds view full answer...
Basically, the Reese Mini for Fleetwood/Coleman Trailers, # RP66041, has additional brackets and mounting hardware for those brackets. These brackets provide an alternative place to attach the spring bar arms so that they do not interfere with anything mounted on the trailer frame like the side-mounted swing-away trailer jack. I have included a link to the installation details for both systems so that you can see the differences. view full answer...