Spring-bar hangers with integrated friction pads help to reduce sway on this weight-distribution system. Flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best Weight Distribution from Reese. Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number RP66157 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution

(21 reviews)


Code:   RP66157

Retail:$778.79

Price:$524.95


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Reese Weight Distribution - RP66157

Spring-bar hangers with integrated friction pads help to reduce sway on this weight-distribution system. Flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


Features:

  • 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
  • Spring-bar hangers have integrated friction pads to prevent trailer sway
    • Constructed of automotive-quality friction material - durable and effective
    • Reduces trailer sway caused by winds, curving roads or sudden maneuvers
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved with serrated-washer design - no more piling on washer after washer
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
    • Brackets can fit up to 6" trailer frames
  • Included lift handle eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • Forged, raised ball platform on head eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • Solid steel shank has corrosion-resistant powder coat
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, trunnion spring bars, spring-bar platforms with clamp-on hangers, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 15,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Trailer frame width cannot exceed 2-1/2"
  • Hanger positioning: mount about 20" - 27" back from hitch ball
  • 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/ RP66157Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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Weight Distributing Hitch

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.


Serrated Washer System

Unique Features of Reese SC Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese system make adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. 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. The serrated-washer system lets you easily loosen, adjust and tighten a single washer and nut on either side of the head for simple, secure positioning.



The trunnion spring bars of this system slide into the weight-distribution head 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.


Friction Sway Control

The integrated friction-style sway control on the Reese SC 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 bottoms of the hangers creates just enough resistance with the shifting spring bars to prevent any further side-to-side movement. In addition, these unique platform-style brackets make installation a snap. The included lift handle lets you hook up the spring bars with limited use of your trailer jack in just four easy steps.


SC Lift Brackets


66157 Reese SC Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar







Video of Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.



Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution RP66157 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number RP66157. This is the Reese Weight Distribution System with the Sway Control System. This unit's going to help evenly distribute the weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control. Ultimately, a weight distribution system is just going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This unit's going to feature your spring-bar hangers, that's these two pieces right here. The spring-bar hangers are going to have integrated friction pads to prevent trailer sway. These are constructed of automotive quality friction material, so they're durable and effective.

It's also going to reduce trailer sway caused by winds, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers. It's really simple though. The spring-bar's going to sit right in there. For our demonstration today I do not have it installed, because I want you to be able to see the pads. I also want you to be able to see all the hardware that unit comes with. Now the Trunnion spring-bars, that's going to be these right here, these are going to be hot rolled, and they're going to taper, for superior strength and flexibility.

These bars will flex appropriately when you go over uneven terrain. That way this system offers a nice controlled even ride. When it comes up here to the head assembly, you can see here, this portion right here is our head assembly, it does not have a hitch ball with this part number, but it does have the raised ball platform. Another neat thing about the head assembly is that you easily get the desired tilt that you need for your application. This unit's going to use a serrated washer design, so it does not use the old style where you have to pile on washer after washer to get the desired tilt. The serrated washer design has the teeth in the washers that dig into the teeth over here.

They match up kind of like a puzzle piece with the teeth on the head assembly. That way you can get the tilt that you need to best fit your towing application. The unit's a no drill installation when it comes to the clamp on brackets. You're going to have two larger pieces right there, two smaller pieces right here. Your trailer frame's going to sit in between these brackets, so these are going to be able to adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame mounted items such as gas tanks, tool boxes, and generators. The brackets can fit up to six inch trailer frames, and that's the height of the trailer frame.

The thickness of the trailer frame or the width that this unit will fit is going to be 2 1/2 inches, so you cannot exceed a trailer frame width of 2 1/2 inches. This right here is going to be our included lift handle. This is going to help with the installation. They include the lift handle, it's going to ease the installation by reducing the lifting that's required by the trailer jack, so hat's a nice tool that they include there. It also keeps you a safe distance away from the moving components when you're getting your spring-bars in the set position, or in the towing position. Again, we're going to have the forged, raised ball platform on the head, so that's going to eliminate the need for a raised hitch ball. The shank that this unit comes with is going to be a solid steel shank. It's going to have corrosion resistant black powder coat finish on it, so it's going to last a long time. The entire unit's made from a steel construction that also has a black powder coat finish on it to protect it from rusting and corrosion. Your hitch ball is going to be sold separately. This unit's going to have a ball hole diameter of 1 1/4". You need to make sure that the hitch ball you get has a 1 1/4" diameter shank. You can choose a hitch ball that has a 1" shank diameter. In that scenario you will have to use, or install the reducer sleeve. It reduces that opening from 1 1/4" down to 1". The tongue weight on this unit is rated from 800 pounds to 1,500 pounds, and it's going to offer a gross towing weight of 15,000. It is designed for 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers that are rated for use with a weight distribution system. Again, keep in mind when installing the brackets that your trailer frame width cannot be over 2 1/2" for this unit to work. The hanger position along the trailer frame is going to be anywhere from 20" to 27" back from the hitch ball. The shank length that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball is going to measure about 14". That does have two pin hole locations. Those are going to separated by about and inch apart from one another. You're also going to get your standard 5/8" pin and clip. That way you can secure the shank inside of your hitch. The shanks going to offer a six hole mount design, so you can adjust the height of the head assembly. With it in the rise with the head assembly at the highest setting it's going to give us a maximum rise of 6 1/2" from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you we're to use this system in the drop position with the head assembly at the lowest setting, that maximum drop is going to be an 1 1/4". Again, from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of our ball platform. It's going to come with really nice detailed instructions. These are going to walk you through the installation process step-by-step, and it's going to go over all the different components that come with the unit. Again, just to go over real quick, you're going to get your friction sway control system, that's where the spring-bars are going sit in. You're going to get all the necessary hardware to get the brackets attached to your trailer frame, to get these attached to your bracket. You're going to get your mounting hardware to mount the head assembly onto the adjustable shank, so you're going to get your two bolts, you're going to get your serrated washers, you're going to get your lock-washers, you're going to get nuts for that as well. Then you've got the reducer sleeve, you've got the lift handle, and you've got the 5/8" pin and clips to secure the unit inside of your hitch. Reese is going to cover this unit with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for our review of part number RP66157.


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Customer Reviews

Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - RP66157

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

Spring-bar hangers with integrated friction pads help to reduce sway on this weight-distribution system. Flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


- RP66157

by: Harry K.05/27/2013


This worked great! I have a 33' boat on a tri-axle trailer with surge brakes. While a bit pricey compared to some of the other products out this one allowed the surge brakes to work correctly. Installation took about 2-3 hours and I had used a couple of extra hands to help out. Here is the final product: 82045





Comments

Continues to work well for my needs. I have moved my boat now 5 times with it and it works very well.I would like to get replacement pads for this item - for the trunnion bars to run against. Do you have a part number for this?

Harry K - 05/27/2014

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Thanks for the follow up! Yes, we do carry the replacement friction pads, see part # 58512
Replacement Reese Sway Control Friction Pads with Screws
$24.95
. It's the pads and the screws to secure them.

Patrick B - 5/30/2014




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by: Jim G07/04/2013


I purchased this to replace an existing Reese weight distribution hitch that was beginning to wear. Installation was pretty easy although you will need to raise and lower the tongue a few times to make adjustments. Luckily for me I just added a motorized tongue jack! For me the total installation time took about 90 minutes. I do have a compressor and air ratchet that helped speed up this process. Most of the bolts are dimpled to ensure that they won't loosen which makes tightening by hand a little tough. This also replaces my old sway control bar as it's integrated into this product...one less thing that I need to carry. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase! 87555






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by: Shannon Smith04/13/2015


Ordered this hitch to offset my new toyhaulers heavy tongue weight of 1450lbs. It did a great job. My Toyota Tundra has a 6" lift so I wasn't sure the hitch would have enough drop. Without the load distribution my truck would sag 8 full inches. With the hitch set at 1 hole from maximum my truck is only dropping 2 inches which is really the perfect ride. It pops and clanks when taking turns but, my last load distribution hitch did and I think they all do. Stats-2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax 4x4 5.7liter with a 7"front/6"rear lift. 37" Toyo open country m/t's 2014 Kz Mxt319 Toyhauler. 8100lbs dry weight. 184905






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by: Brad A.04/29/2013


Excellent product. Night and day difference over original snap up chain setups. No sway at all in any condition. No problem making turns in tight spaces or backing into spaces. The only thing I would recommend is a tongue jack with lots of travel or carry extra blocks to put under jack as you have to crank the front of trailer and back of truck very high to get spring bars into brackets. To install have good knowledge of distribution systems because the instructions are TERRIBLE! The people at etrailer.com are incredible and can answer any question you may have. They have a customer for life. 78404






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by: Ryan S09/03/2013


Called etrailer rep and they guided me down the trail for the reese hitch. I'm glad they did i pulled little over 200 miles this weekend for true test and it was like a dream. This time it had me going down interestate looking for big trucks and trailors to see if could get any sway. Last time with old hitch had me white knuckling on white line.The setup time was great it would have taken alot less time if my electric tongue jack wouldn't have died!! But glad to see that etrailer sells those as well cause looks like i need one. 98078






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by: Rodger C.12/23/2014


The setup took a few tries to get the correct angle on the hitch adjusted. The etrailer web site video was a big help in installing the kit. Paint on the steel clamping plates did not bond very well and flaked off leaving bare metal, poor paint job. Paint should not peel off new parts coming out of the box. 166679






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by: Russ R.04/27/2014


Etrailer had the best pricing I could find. The time it took them to get it shipped to me was excellent. Very happy with the hitch I purchased also it was exactly what I was looking for thank you! Can't beat free shipping for something that weighs 75 lbs either. 127548






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by: Don B05/05/2015


Bought a newer trailer for my drag car. Had one on my other trailer, both work great. E-trailer as always came through. Super fast shipping, great customer service. This is why I go to E-trailer first for all my towing needs. 190702






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by: ken a06/16/2012


great price and good service 44437





Comments

I have a HD2500 Chevy 4x4 Crew Cab Dielsel Short Bed I am purchasing a 30 Rubicon toyhauler with a 1350 tounge weight. I do not want any swaying. What do you recommend. Thanks Bill

comment by: Bill R - 01/06/2013


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If the 1350 tongue weight figure is the empty trailer, you will need to find or at least estimate what the tongue weight would be loaded. As a rule of thumb, take the total weight of the trailer loaded. If loaded properly, the tongue weight should be 10-15% of the total trailer weight. The best way to control sway would be a WD system with an integral anti-sway setup. Also, WD kits are built for tongue weight ranges. The closer you are to the center of that range, the better. For example the Reese RP66075 is built for trailers with a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,700 pounds. Your 1350 figure would be just about in the middle. The dual-cam sway control system with that WD is very capable of keeping a heavy long trailer tracking in a straight line behind the tow vehicle. The Blue Ox BXW1501 would be another good choice, though the range is smaller at 1,000 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight. Remember, whatever kit you select, you do not want to be on the edge of the weight range it could result in too much strength or not enough. If you need more help once you have the loaded trailer weight and loaded tongue weight, please let us know.

Patrick B - 1/10/2013




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by: JOHN L08/04/2014


YOUR PRODUCT IS JUST FINE, AND IN FACT THE 2ND SET. I HAD TO PURCHASE THIS ONE BECAUSE I UPGRADED TO A MUCH HEAVIER TRAILER AND COULDNT USE THE ONES I HAD ON MY OLDER UNIT WHEN I TRADED IT IN. 144212






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by: Dale06/20/2015


The hitch is easy to operate and does a great job reducing sway. It exceeded my expectations for how a weight distribution hitch should perform. 205959






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by: Ronald Hill06/10/2015


I've not had the time to install the receiver hitch to the truck or the trailer. The weight distribution hitch is very heavy. 202388






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by: adam04/30/2015


Put in together last night. Have not pulled with it yet but adjustments where easy to do 188878






- RP66130

by: Ralph02/14/2012

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


I bought two 66130 weight dist. and sway sytems one was put on 3/4 diesel and the other on 3/4 gas bought worked great had no problems with installation,only thing I needed was the shim #58207 for the head assy. and shank if you have a gap. Called Sequent products which is part of reese and drawtite,sent me the shim and all was great 31850



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by: Joe W11/05/2014

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


I recently purchased the straight line dual cam hitch with sway control. I've dealt with etrailer in the past and have always been very satisfied with not only the product but also the company. When I called etrailer I had some concerns as to whether I was looking at buying the correct hitch (12000 lb.) or needed the 15000 lb. I spoke with Nik and voiced my concerns. He was knowledgeable and we agreed that the 15000 lb. would be a better fit for my application. Within a few days UPS delivered the hitch. Really quick service. Now, I hate calling a company to order anything. It always seems you get the hard sell to by other items and it is very irritating. Not so with etrailer. We had a pleasant conversation with no hard sell. Just what I was looking for and that was it. I haven't had the opportunity to install the hitch yet but I'm sure if I need any help it's just a phone call away. Thanks Nik and etrailer. 159581



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by: Steve09/15/2014

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


We recently purchased a larger travel trailer and decided to upgrade our weight distribution system. After reading Etrailer reviews and going with the suggested setup we bought the Reese Strait-Line system RP6613. Setup was time consuming and very finicky. Unfortunately getting the system setup so the cams ride in the bars properly was extremely difficult and frustrating. The weight distribution part worked great as advertised. The sway control on the other hand seems nonexistent. Equalizer WDS setup, adjustment and performance are far above the Reese systems. 151055



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by: Chad11/05/2014

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


etrailer provides excellent service and fast shipping. I ordered the Reese strait line for my new 34 foot toy hauler. The instructions provided by Reese are not the best; however, etrailer has videos and made things much easier. Once installed I went for a test drive. The sway I was getting from the friction bar set up was gone. I Could cruise at freeway speeds one handed and not fight the trailer. I definitely recommend this product, and purchase it from etrailer if you want great service. 159409



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by: Ken C.03/23/2015

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


The system worked great on our 1600 mile trip. I had no issues with it. I pull a 38 ft. travel trailer with a 2014 Ford F-250. I especially enjoyed the increased control when tractor trailers would pass. I would definitely recommend this system to other RV'ers. Well worth the price. 180513



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by: Chuck01/20/2013

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


Product arrived quickly and as always etrailer was a big help. I watched one of the installation videos for the product I ordered. The video was much easier to understand and way more helpful than the written instructions. Thanks again for the professional and knowledgable service. 63597



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by: Jeff D05/04/2012

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


Customer service is very helpful and knowledgeable with their products. Shipping was very fast and the price can't be beat. 39419



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by: charles n.03/29/2015

Review from a similar Reese RB3 in Weight Distribution


All very helpful and polite.thanks for all the help.my unit was very easy to install.will use this company again.thanks 181333

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  • From the figures you have given me, I am going to figure that when loaded, the tongue weight of your trailer will run around 1000 lbs, which will fall right in between 10 and 15 percent of the trailer weight. This weight figure will also account for any cargo in your Yukon that is loaded behind the rear axle. It is this figure I am going to use to base my recommendation. I would go with the Reese SC Weight Distribution, # RP66157, that you have referenced. The main benefit of this system...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 1968 Forester Trailer Camper and Dodge Ram 3500
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is determine the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and then add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck to get the total tongue weight. Based on this figure we can choose a weight distribution and sway control system. However, given that you are driving a 1 ton truck with dually rear end and a light trailer you are probably not seeing any sag at the rear of the truck. If this is the case then...
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  • Pole Tongue Adapter and Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Boat Trailer with Straight Tongue
  • Since your boat trailer has 30 inches of straight tongue you are going to need to use a Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter # RP58393 with the weight distribution system you use. This will provide an installation point for the spring bars on your straight tongue trailer. If the loaded tongue weight of your boat trailer is 600 lbs there is a weight distribution system that would work, but the # RP66157 that you referenced would not be your best option as it is set up for trailers heavier than yours....
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  • Can a Reese SC Weight Distribution System be Used on a Boat Trailer with Surge Brakes
  • The Reese SC weight distribution system is a great choice for your 2007 Nissan Titan and also for your trailer with surge brakes. The traditional chain style weight distribution bars pose a problem for surge brakes, but not these system with the friction hangers. If your tongue weight is under 800 pounds, I would recommend part # RP66153. It has enough gross trailer capacity and includes a shank. If your tongue weight is more than 800 pounds, you will need to go with a heavier system...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 9350 Pound Trailer and 2012 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman
  • I will be happy to recommend a weight distribution system for you. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. At 9,350 pounds the tongue weight of the trailer is likely between 935 pounds and 1400 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. I...
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  • Recommend a Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for 32 Foot R-Vision Maxlite Trailer
  • The Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank, part # RP66088, would work great for your 32 foot trailer R-Vision Maxlite. This is a Weight Distribution System with sway control. Part # RP66088. uses dual cam sway control, so it acts to stop trailer sway before it starts. The High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System, part # RP66157, is comparable to part # RP66088. However, it uses a friction sway control instead of dual cam sway control. I recommend going with the...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Ford Expedition and 21 Foot Toy Hauler
  • Tongue weight on a toy hauler tends to be on the heavy side, even as much as 20 percent of the gross trailer weight. You will need to get an accurate measurement of the tongue weight of the trailer loaded and ready to tow to get the correct weight distribution system. I have included a link to an FAQ article that will help you. When calculating tongue weight you also have to add to the trailer tongue weight the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. This can...
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  • Will Timbren Suspension Enhancement Reduce Sag and Trailer Sway on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn
  • Timbren suspension enhancement can help with rear end sag and trailer sway issues. However, with a trailer this heavy it would be more beneficial to use a weight distribution system with sway control. Since 8,388 pounds is the dry weight of your trailer, that puts the tongue weight range at 838 to 1,200 pounds (10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight) and heavier once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going with a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight like # RP66157....
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  • Can Timbren Springs # TGMRCK25S Be Used in Place of Weight Distribution on 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • A suspension enhancement system like the Timbren Springs, part # TGMRCK25S, you have referenced, is primarily designed to suspend the weight of anything carried on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Although they would indeed eliminate the sag on the rear of your vehicle, the tongue weight of the travel trailer applied to the rear axle of your Silverado would lower the amount of the vehicle weight applied to the front axle. This is potentially dangerous because shifting too much weight...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2006 Ford F-250 and 9,900 Pound Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For a trailer that maxes out at 9.900 pound gross trailer weight the tongue weight would be 990 to 1,485 pounds. If you determine the total tongue weight to be in that range then I recommend a system rated...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a Chevy Tahoe and Jayco Eagle Super Lite RLS 298
  • First, the weight rating on a weight distribution system is just for the trailer and not the gross combined weight rating of the vehicle and the trailer so a system rated for 12K is more than enough for a trailer weighing close to 7,000 pounds. Since the tongue weight of the trailer is 1,100 pounds, and if your are going to have any gear loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, that could increase the tongue weight. You have to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear...
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  • Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for EZ Loader Boat Trailer with Surge Brakes
  • Because your trailer is a straight-tongue or pole-tongue trailer, you will need a pole-tongue adapter like # RP58393. For a weight distribution system, I recommend Reese SC Weight Distribution with Sway Control part # RP66157. This system is compatible with a pole-tongue adapter and with a surge coupler. The system I recommend is effective on trailers with tongue weight ranging from 800 - 1,500 lbs. I have included a link to a FAQ article on finding a trailer's tongue weight. If...
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  • Comparing the Reese Strait-Line WD System with Dual Cam Sway Control to the Reese SC System
  • I went out to my warehouse to measure the Reese 1,500 lb trunnion bar and found that it is 29 inches from the center of the notch that inserts into the head to the point on the curved end where the dual cam sway control sits when in straight line motion (see photo). For your trailer, I would recommend going with the Strait-Line system over the SC system because of the dual cam sway control. At this time, dual cam sway control is the most effective type of sway control on the market because...
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  • Will Reese SC 1500 Weight Distribution Work On 11,000 Lb Toy Hauler with 1,000 Lb Tongue Weight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, you will need one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight (loaded and ready to tow). The Reese SC 1500 like the Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW, part # RP66157 will have a tongue weight range of 800 lbs to 1,500 lbs. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 15,000 lbs. With your trailer having a tongue weight rating of 1,000 lbs it would fit...
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