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.
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
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/ RP66157
Required - Sold Separately
Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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 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.
66157 Reese SC Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar
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Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - RP66157
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 Customer Reviews)
by: Brad A.04/29/2013
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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
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 - 1/6/2013
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.
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 is view full answer...
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. view full answer...
There is no way of knowing exactly how long the friction pads will last. If you have everything setup properly and do not exceed the weight limits, the friction pads will last longer than the brake pads on your truck.
Their life is determined by how often you tow, what the road conditions you are towing on, the weight of the trailer and how prone the trailer is to sway. The only times we have seen these friction pads actually fail is when the capacity was exceeded. The heavier the trailer is view full answer...
For initial weight distribution setup, like measuring wheel well heights, the airbags should be completely deflated so that the truck is sitting on the factory suspension. For setting up weight distribution, assume that you have no airbags. They are there to help the weight distribution, so they should not be taken into account.
Once you get the weight distribution installed, you will then use the airbags as a supplement. They will help keep the truck level in turns and will help keep it from view full answer...
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 system.
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I would definitely recommend weight distribution and making sure that the weight on the trailer is within the trailer capacity and that the trailer fully loaded and ready to tow is within the capacity of the lowest rated item whether it be the hitch, vehicle (see owners manual), ball mount or ball.
If all of the above works out I would start out with a quality weight distribution system that can be upgraded to dual cam sway control if needed in the future. That way you can add the sway contro view full answer...
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 Reese Rou view full answer...
Does the 10-12,000 lb weight represent the fully loaded trailer weight? If so, I would recommend going with the Curt Class V Receiver Hitch, part # C15702. This hitch has a 18000 lb towing/ 2700 lb tongue weight capacity. It has the same tongue weight capacity when used with weight distribution.
For a weight distribution system, we offer two systems that can accommodate a trailer with a tongue weight ranging from 800-1500 lbs. Part # RP66157 would work for you application. This system combine view full answer...
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 verify y view full answer...
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 a weigh view full answer...
When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one with a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailers tongue weight. Trailer tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. On a trailer that weighs 8,000 pounds, you are looking at 800 to 1,200 pounds.
I recommend a system with a tongue weight capacity range of 800 to 1,500 pounds. This way that entire 10 to 15 percent is covered. If you just want weight distribution and no sway control, you can view full answer...
For pulling your 30 foot trailer with your 2003 Yukon XL Denali I would recommend you use a Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control, part # RP66083.
This system has a tongue weight limit of 800 lbs and a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. It is recommended to choose a weight distribution system that has a slightly larger weight capacity than the amount of weight you are planning on towing, so the # RP66083 would be a good choice based on that.
This product features trunnion bars and one view full answer...
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, as view full answer...
In order to complete the weight distribution system starting with the head, # RP54980, that you already have, you will need to add the individual parts separately. You will need the following:
2 of the Trunnion Spring Bar, # RP58359
2 hanger pads, # 58350
2 Frame Bracket Assemblies, # 58352
2 Covers, # 58349
1 Adjustable shank, # RP54970
You will then need a properly sized ball like # A-90 or # C40041.
It would actually be more economical to buy a complete system, # RP66157. view full answer...
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 within view full answer...
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 to tow view full answer...
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. For view full answer...
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 1,400 po view full answer...
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 cause view full answer...
First you are going to need to know 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 tow vehicle. If the bed is empty, and 9000 pounds is the loaded weight, then the tongue weight should be around 900 to 1350 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight).
Based on these numbers an 800 to 1500 pound system like you have referenced, # RP66157, would be my top choice as well. You will just need to add a view full answer...
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