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

Reese Weight Distribution

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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
  • Made in the USA


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


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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:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (22 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

ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy K04/26/2013

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Very effective stabilization and sway reduction for my 3500 lb travel trailer. Be sure to keep bar sockets greased to prevent wear which will compromise your tension angle. Learned the expensive way as this is my second time purchasing it. Note the kit now actually ships a heavier duty draw-bar (#3212) than what's pictured on the product page (#54970). My lower back prefers the lighter draw bar (15 vs 25lbs) since it's load rating is adequate for this kit, and E-trailer swapped it out on request. Excellent service from E-trailer as always, which is why I always prefer to buy my gear here when possible. 77979



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob T.12/03/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


The provided installation instructions and etrailer videos were very helpful. The bolt-on hangers with sway control pads were easy to install (no welding!) and could be positioned on the frame to avoid the propane tanks. The hitch head tilt angle setup took me two tries, but the result was a level trailer with no tow vehicle front end lift. The spring bars easily pop onto the hangers using the lift handle once the tongue jack with trailer is raised a few inches. Towing the trailer felt very secure with no sway or bounce. 60550



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M09/23/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Brought this product in 10/11 for my new travel trailer. Coming home (230 miles away) with trailer with this "rig", could drive by semi's at 70 mph on 2 lane road with little or sway. Taken several trips with this "rig". Love the way this "rig" performs. No problems with trailer being buffeted with side wind blow on it. 55575


Comments

to bad trailer tires are rated for a max of 65mph, you need to slow down

comment by: amabee - 06/22/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lin L.05/21/2013

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Works exactly as advertised. The integrated friction brake works just fine - no side sway when passed or passing BIG RIGs. I have a rack across my trailer tong that prevents me from using the supplied trunnion tool due to limited clearance. I just use a BIG thumb screw wrench instead (while the tong is up for hitch connection) which is no problem. 81315



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rod Paddon07/21/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Received in the time frame that was stated and in good shape. Found simple to fit to trailer and it works great. Hardly any noise when turning at slow speeds as most other brands where steel to steel contact is there where these Reese use a brake pad material on the base where the bars rest. Impressed with product and etrailer service. 142375



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: GARY S.09/24/2013

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


THIS IS A GREAT COMPANY TO WORK WITH, I RECIEVED MY HITCH QUICKLY, AND IT FIT LIKE GAIL SAID . IT TAKES GOOD PEOPLE TO MAKE A GOOD BUSSINESS AND THIS PLACE HAS BOTH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH GAIL. GARY S. WOODSTOCK,GA. 101330



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pooch04/02/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Thirty six hours from order to setting on my door step?! Holy cow, what good service. Easy install and made our enclosed car hauler and HD 2500 Chevy much more stable. Especially when meeting, passing or getting passed by semis. I didn't think it would have made such a dramatic improvement. Pleasant surprise. 123497



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian H.05/11/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Purchased this for Honda Pilot pulling a Jayco Jayfeather Ex-Port 17C. Tow vehicle and trailer are now level and ride/handling is great. Instructions were OK, a video from Reese for this specific model would have been great. I would definitely recommend this product and etrailer. 130016



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harold J.10/31/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


We just picked up our new camper on 10/30 the dealer was very much impressed and reassured me I have a quality product. I was very happy with the sale and your company keeping me well-informed of my order. At this time only pictures I have are the new camper, of course 158581



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Heath G.04/22/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


So far I like the product. New to weight distribution so it took a few times to get the proper connections for my truck but now we are good to go. Can really tell the difference between having it and not having the new system. 38041



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike P05/08/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Loved the hitch. Made a huge differance in the tow quality.The installation video helped clarify the instruction sheet. We get lots of wind in wyoming and the hitch makes towing a pleasure 39762



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trey A.10/19/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Excellent customer service. Fast shipment. The technicians over the phone were very helpful and did a fantastic job explaining which system would be the best fit for my load. 156784



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jim j06/01/2014

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Weight distribution hitch showed up early and the directions were easy to follow. Definitely recommend. The anti sway system is awesome. Double boxed and well protected. 133587



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chad S.01/15/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Great product and shipped faster than expected, a little hard to install, just need some special tools, other than that works great thanks 29738



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug A.12/28/2012

Review from a similar Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Shank


Well made. Instructions easy to follow. Also purchased pole tongue adapter for my boat trailer. Fast shipping. 62163

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  • We have 3 options for you to choose from. I will list them below. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66130, up to 1500 lbs Tongue Weight Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System w Sway Control, item # BXW1500, up to 1500 lbs Tongue Weight Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66157, up to 1500 lbs Tongue Weight I would select the option that you chose, Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control, item # RP66157, if your trailer has surge brakes,...
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  • Installation Instructions for High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System, # RP66157
  • I can provide you with installation and set up instructions for the High Performance Reese SC Weight Distribution System, # RP66158, below. The set up portion starts on page 4 of the instructions. You might want to consider using a dual cam sway control system, like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch System, # RP66130 with shank # RP54970. With this system, there are no pads to wear out and over or under tightening will not affect performance like with a friction sway control...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Toyota 4Runner and a 4,100 Pound Trailer and Horse
  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your Toyota 4Runner and trailer, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. At a total of 4,100 pounds, your trailer tongue weight should be between 410 and 615 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). You should not need to add a new trailer hitch as long as your current hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it and the vehicle are rated for use with...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2012 Toyota Tundra and 24 Foot Cargo Trailer
  • You would absolutely benefit from both weight distribution and sway control. First, a loaded trailer tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. Check your trailer tongue weight, see FAQ, and adjust the Jeep position as needed to achieve the proper tongue weight. For a trailer weighing 9,800 pounds and the tongue weight at 1,800 pounds, that means the tongue weight is higher than 18 percent of the gross trailer weight. Having tongue weight too high or low can...
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  • Will Sway Control Work with a Straight or Pole Tongue Trailer
  • Sway control bars, like part # 83660, cannot be used on pole tongue trailers. The best way to get sway control for a pole tongue trailer is to use a weight distribution system. You will also need a pole tongue adapter. We have 2 different models of pole tongue adapters available, the Pole Tongue Adapter and Fastener Kit for SC Weight Distribution Systems, item # RP58393, and the Pole Tongue Adapter and Fastener Kit, item # RP3280. With one of these adapters you will be able to add a weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Triple Axle Load Rite Aluminum Boat Trailer
  • On a boat trailer with a long tongue, you would need to use a pole tongue adapter, # RP58393. With this pole tongue adapter, you can only use a certain type of weight distribution system. For a 13,000 pound capacity trailer, I recommend the Reese SC system, # RP66157. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. It is possible that you may be able to reuse some of the parts of your old system. I would need to know the part number of the system you currently have to...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For A 26 Foot 9,100 Lbs.Trailer With Surge Brakes
  • The Reese SC Trunnion Weight Distribution with Sway Control, # RP66155, will work on your trailer with surge brakes, but it has a Gross Towing Weight capacity of 12,000 lbs. and a is designed for a tongue weight between 600 lbs. to 1,200 lbs. On your trailer with a 9,100 lbs. gross weight capacity, the tongue weight would be 10 to 15 per cent of the gross weight so that would put you at 910 lbs. to 1,365 lbs. tongue weight range. You will want the tongue weight of your trailer to fall...
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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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  • 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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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 4,800 Pound Trailer
  • I do recommend weight distribution for your truck and trailer. First, the empty weight of the trailer is 4,800 pounds so when loaded and ready to tow it will be over 5,000 pounds. Your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is more than capable of towing the weight, but the truck would have to way over 10,000 pounds for it not to follow that 50 percent guideline you have mentioned. It is actually 50 percent of the vehicle weight. Not 50 percent more than the vehicle. With a tongue weight of 800...
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  • Maximum Trailer Weight 1994 GMC Suburban and 1997 Dodge Ram are Capable to Towing
  • At first glance, that trailer might be too much for either vehicle to handle. Since the towing capacity of a truck can vary greatly according to how it is equipped, to determine how much either vehicle can tow you will need to do some calculations. It is entirely possible that the capacity of the hitch installed on either vehicle is actually rated higher than the vehicle tow rating. You will need to abide by whichever rating is lower. The GCWR, or Gross Combined Weight Rating should...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendations for a 7,500 Pound Enclosed Trailer
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  • What is the Best Type of Weight Distribution System with Sway Control
  • The best weight distribution systems with sway control that we offer are the Reese Strait-Line systems. The Strait-Line weight distribution systems use the dual cam sway control which is a proactive style of sway control that keeps the trailer inline with the tow vehicle at all times to prevent sway. The other types of weight distributions such as the Reese SC, Equal-i-zer or Pro Series all use friction sway control. Friction sway control is still effective, but it is a reactive style...
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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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  • Is There a Reese Weight Distribution System That is Compatible with Surge Brakes on a Boat Trailer
  • There are weight distribution systems available that are compatible with trailers that have surge brakes. When selecting a weight distribution system, you want one that will want to match the Gross Tongue Weight (GTW) of the trailer to the tongue weight capacity of the weight distribution system you choose. The tongue weight of the trailer should be weighed when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. If your trailer tongue weight is 1000 lbs or higher with the boat fully loaded and ready...
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  • What is the Proper Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for a 10,400 GVWR Tandem Axle Trailer
  • I would plan for the maximum load possible, 10,400 pounds. Tongue weight is approximated as 10-15 percent of gross trailer weight, 1040-1560 pounds in this case. We have a couple of weight distribution with sway control systems that will handle a tongue weight range of 800-1500 pounds, part # RP66157. These systems use a friction sway control system. If you can keep the tongue weight under 1200 pounds, you can use a weight distribution system with the better performing dual-cam sway...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 2011 Ford F-250 Towing a 24 Foot, 14,000 Pound Trailer
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when loaded and ready to tow. When calculating tongue weight you will also need to factor in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck. For example if you are towing at the maximum of your truck at 12,500 pounds, and tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight, that would put the tongue weight between...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Silverado and Mallard Trailer
  • There are several aspects to consider when choosing the best weight distribution system for your 2006 Chevy Silverado and Mallard travel trailer. First, you will want to look at tongue weight capacity. You will want a system with a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your Mallard travel trailer tongue, loaded and ready to tow. I did some research on Mallard travel trailers. What I found was that some 26 foot models have a tongue weight of about 600 pounds. You will want to...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2003 GMC Yukon
  • All of the trailer hitches that we offer for your vehicle offer the option of raising the towing capacity by adding a weight distribution system. For the weight of your trailer, I would recommend the Reese SC Weight Distribution System, # RP66157. This system offers weight distribution with integrated sway control, and would work great with your 2003 Yukon.
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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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  • 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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  • Maximum Weight of Trailer That a 1998 Ford F150 Can Tow
  • The best way to determine the maximum weight of the trailer you can safely tow is to subtract the weight of the fully loaded vehicle (curb weight plus weight of all cargo, driver and passengers) from the 12,500 GCVW. The figure you end up with will represent the maximum trailer weight you can safely tow. You would also need to check the capacity of your hitch, which might be different from the capacity of the truck itself. The trailer you tow cannot weigh any more that the capacity of the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2004 Keystone Springer GVW 9680 lbs
  • The important factor to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. You must also consider the weight of any cargo that will be loaded in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle. This will also contribute to the total tongue weight of the weight distribution system. You will want to choose a weight distribution system that can support the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your set up. The Pro Series...
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  • Reese SC Weight Distribution System for a Boat Trailer with 1240 Pound Tongue Weight
  • Given that the tongue weight of the trailer exceeds 1,240 pounds, you would need to go with the higher capacity 1,500 pound system, # RP66157. When calculating tongue weight you also need to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to the trailer tongue weight. Boat trailers usually have a long pole tongue, so you will need to use a pole tongue adapter, # RP58393. This is our highest capacity pole adapter at 1,400 pounds so you will need to stay below...
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