Reese Weight Distribution - RP66086
Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.
- 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
- Automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control works in a variety of situations
- Straight-line movement - cams lock in position to hold trailer steady despite crosswinds
- Cornering - cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns
- Sudden swerving - cams seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize trailer
- Sway control bolts onto A-frame trailer tongue and attaches to lift brackets via chains
- No U-bolts or platforms to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
- Round spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
- Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
- Sway-control cams provide attachment point for spring bars
- Head assembly and adjustable shank included
- Forged, raised ball platform eliminates need for raised hitch ball
- Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
- Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
- Easy-to-use blocks for simple, fast adjustment of the ball mount angle
- Uniquely shaped washer is positioned between blocks on head to give desired tilt
- System includes sway-control cams, head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
- Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank
- Made in the USA
- Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
- Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
- Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
- Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
- Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
- Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on trailer frame are available
- Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
- Shank length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
- Total height adjustment along shank: 5-1/4"
- Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
- Maximum drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
- Limited lifetime warranty
|Included w/ RP66086||Required - Sold Separately||Optional Add-Ons|
- Adjustable Shank
- System Head
- Sway-Control Cams
- Spring Bars
- Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be use with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only.
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 Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution
The easy-to-use, block-style washer on the Reese system makes adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This uniquely shaped washer can be rotated and positioned between blocks on the weight-distribution head for simple, secure positioning. And the numbered sides provide reference points should you need to adjust your system between different tow vehicles. This is a huge improvement over the standard pin-and-washer method, which involves piling washers - one on top of another - onto a difficult-to-access pin to obtain the desired tilt.
The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and secure with pins for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and hot rolled steel construction, these bars offer superior flex, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. In addition, these specially designed bars have rounded, hooked ends, making them the only kind of spring bars that can function with Reese's active-style, dual-cam sway control.
Dual-Cam Sway Control
Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. The rounded, hooked ends of the spring bars then sit in these cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.
During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.
66086 Reese Strait-Line Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar
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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution
- Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150 Supercrew 4x4
- I recommend a weight distribution system with dual cam sway control that prevents trailer sway before it starts. With a tongue weight of 580 pounds, you will want a system with a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses that amount of tongue weight. I recommend the Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank, # RP66087.
This system has a tongue weight capacity range of 400 to 800 pounds so your 580 will be about in the middle which is what you want. This system also comes with the requi
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- Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for Towing a 23 Foot Travel Trailer with a 2004 Ford F-250
- Yes, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System item # RP66086, would work with the trailer weight fully loaded at 5,500 pounds, but you will be very close to the maximum recommended tongue weight rating for the spring bars in the weight distribution system.
A better option would be the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, item # RP66087, which will allow for more tongue weight should your trailer load get heavier in the future. I have included links to the installation details below.
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- Reese Weight Distribution Set Up and Positioning of Spring Bar Brackets to the Trailer Frame
- My contact at Reese stated the instructions provide the user with a small area to make adjustments as needed between 18 inches and 19-3/8 inches from the center of the coupler. Also you can make sure the bracket that holds the chains are the appropriate distance from the coupler as indicated in the instructions. So at 19 inches, you are within that range.
The chains being slightly off vertical really depends on how much they are off. A few degrees off will not be a problem but if it is off qu
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- How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System For a 2000 Dodge Durango
- In order to determine what the towing capacity of your 2000 Dodge Durango is you will need to consult the owners manual of your vehicle.
When determining what weight distribution system to use the most important thing you will need to know is the tongue weight of your trailer. I attached an FAQ on weight distribution systems that details how to determine tongue weight of a trailer for you to check out.
Once you determine the tongue weight of your setup you will be ready to pick out a weigh
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- Weight Distribution/Sway Control For a 2009 Ford F-150 Towing a 4,000 Pound Trailmanor Trailer
- For a trailer with 350 pounds of tongue weight, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, # RP66086, would be a good choice. It has a tongue weight capacity range of 200 to 600 pounds which puts your trailer tongue weight in the middle of that range and that is right were you want to be.
You will also want to keep in mind that when calculating tongue weight, you also have to factor in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I have included a link to our FAQ ar
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- Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-150 that is Lowered
- Weight distribution is deigned to take out any sag on the vehicle by re-distributing the weight to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer so you can have a level tow. One thing that I will warn you about is that by lowering the truck (also applies to lifted trucks) it makes the towing capacity unknown and in most cases actually reduces it. I would check with whoever did the lowering or the manufacturer of the product used if you used one to determine if the trucks towing capacity was affected
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