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Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Silverado and Mallard Trailer

Question:

what type of weight distribution system should I purchase to be compatible for a 2006 Chevy 4 wheel drive/v8 and a Mallard 26 foot travel trailer 25/16 ball?

asked by: Ralph M


Expert Reply:

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 your specific trailer tongue weight to choose the best system. But for a 600 pound tongue weight, I recommend a system that has a range of 400 to 800 pounds. If you just want weight distribution and no sway control, I would go with the Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49586 . This system uses the trunnion style bars and comes with the required shank. Hitch balls are sold separately so if needed, you can use # 19286 (2-5/16 inch diameter). If you used this trunnion system and wanted to add sway control later, it would have to be friction sway control like # RP26660 , since these trunnion bars are not compatible with dual-cam sway control.

If you want a system that includes weight distribution, I recommend Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank, # RP66087 . This comes with round bar weight distribution and dual-cam sway control. Dual-cam sway control works to stop trailer sway before it starts which is how it gets the Strait-Line name. This system also comes with the required shank. You can use the 19286 ball with this system as well. I have included a link to the installation details below. I have also included an FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control, and a video showing a basic installation of a weight distribution system.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome


Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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75 reviews

19286

Retail: $17.13

Price:  $9.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball
Standard Ball
12000 lbs GTW
Class IV
Chrome

Product Specs:

2-3/4 Inch Shank Length
2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 800 lbs TW / 10,000 lbs GTW


Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 800 lbs TW / 10,000 lbs GTW

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13 reviews

49586

Retail: $456.39

Price:  $304.95

Product Summary:

WD Only
500 lbs
600 lbs
700 lbs
Up to 10000 lbs GTW
Includes Shank

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible


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Reese Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems


Reese Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems

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5 reviews

RP26660

Retail: $204.73

Price:  $134.95

Product Summary:

Sway Control Only
Reduces Sway
Shank Not Included

Product Specs:

Electric Brake Compatible
Does Not Allow Backing Up


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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW


Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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33 reviews

RP66087

Retail: $929.22

Price:  $579.95

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Prevents Sway
500 lbs
600 lbs
700 lbs
Up to 10000 lbs GTW
Includes Shank

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible
Allows Backing Up


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


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

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22 reviews

RP66157

Retail: $778.79

Price:  $524.95

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Reduces Sway
900 lbs
1000 lbs
1100 lbs
1200 lbs
1300 lbs
1400 lbs
Up to 15000 lbs GTW
Includes Shank

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible
Surge Brake Compatible
Allows Backing Up


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