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Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On

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As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide attachment points for your weight-distribution spring bars. Because they mount to the sides of your trailer frame, they won't interfere with frame-mounted items. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C17005 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Curt Accessories and Parts - C17005

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Chain Hangers
  • Curt

As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide attachment points for your weight-distribution spring bars. Because they mount to the sides of your trailer frame, they won't interfere with frame-mounted items.


Features:

  • Chain hangers provide attachment points for weight-distribution spring bars via chain
  • Maximum clearance for items mounted above the trailer frame
  • Quick, bolt-on installation
    • Drilling required
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: weight distribution systems with up to a 15,000-lb gross towing weight
  • Kit includes:
    • 2 Chain hangers
    • All necessary hardware


17005 Curt Bolt-On Chain Hangers for Weight Distribution Hitches

Installation Details C17005 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On - C17005

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide attachment points for your weight-distribution spring bars. Because they mount to the sides of your trailer frame, they won't interfere with frame-mounted items.

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Just what I needed. Hard to find item that worked perfectly for my application. 665293



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The product will fit just fine once we get the 17/32" drill bit we need to drill the holes. Apparently this drill bit is not a common size in any of the sets at our house, our fire department tools, local hardware store or even [other stores] do not carry it in store. So it needs to be ordered and shipped. So if ordering this make sure you have a 17/32" drill bit or order one at the same time. So you're not having to order one after you get it and see the instruction needing one and to wait 3 more days after getting this to install it. 391563



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Perfect! Great product.... 360239



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These are just what you need if you don't have clearance on your tongue for standard chain hangers. Well made, 1/2 the price of competitor. 659558



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Works as advertised. 457013



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As always etrailer has great service. Brackets work well for tight areas (my car hauler has a cross-member and toolbox preventing me from bolting on the clamp on snap up brackets- plus I only need for occasional use with heavier loads, so wanted as cheap as possible way to reuse the load bars for my camper on the car trailer) Also, these brackets are more of a pain to hookup as you have to jack up the tongue and rear of truck to hook the bars and lower the weight on them- and much harder and time consuming if trailer is already loaded (snap up brackets are a better option, if you can use them in your installation) but these are solid, strong and simple as they come, reasonably priced, and they get the job done. 327310



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installed and ready to go. easy installation works great. 317002



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Chain Hanger & Ball Lock were just as described at a good price an quick shipment just as previous orders. Highly recommend etrailer.com 329215



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Worked perfect for me. Not enough room on my tongue for the clamp ons. After 4000 miles towing with them they still look great. 707429



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I got the chain hangers yesterday and mounted them on my V neck cargo trailer. Took the trailer out for a test run. they work great and seam to be well built. I still have to mount the sway bar and test it. I'm sure it will improve towing in the High winds in West Texas. 884673



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worked great easy install 845935



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They do exactly what they’re meant to do. Much more annoying to attach the chains to than the usual lever-action brackets, but those don’t always fit. 815486



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The hooks were delivered very promptly and were well packaged. It looks like the quality is excellent. I can see why etrailer was recommended to me. 658280



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WORKS GREAT!! 629209



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I'm not crazy about having to drill more holes in my trailer frame but, since my v-nose won't accept the clamp on lift brackets, I'm glad this product exists. 579056



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I received the brackets today and installed them today as well. I hooked up the trailer and they preformed as they should. I had a real concern on the amount of time it took to get here. It took 7 days to reach the city in washington that I live and another 5 days to get to my house. 344621



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product arrived fast and was of high quality, works great 319244



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Everything was perfect as delivered. Delivery was fast, just took a couple days to get my parts in hand. Now I can work on it over the weekend! Excellent help and perfect product as always. 315755



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Installed well, nice smooth finish 299595



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Perfect. One year later not a speck of rust. The price and one-day delivery were fantastic. Can't beat it. 276060



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Exactly as advertised. Shipping was prompt. Friendly web design. 242866



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Great product and quick shipping! Definitely a great company! 208682



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Order came fast. Exactly what I ordered. 137967



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Good Product, Quick and Easy, Arrived e arly.... 127343


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Accessories and Parts

  • How to Attach Chain Style Spring Bars to a 4 Inch Wide Trailer Frame
    In order to use a chain style weight distribution system on a trailer with a frame rail that is 4" wide, you are going to want to install a set of bolt-on chain hanger brackets like part # C17005. These brackets work with most chain style spring bars up to 1,500 lbs. As you can see in the attached photo, the method to attach the chains will vary slightly but nonetheless will still work for you and is one of your only options.
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  • Can the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems Be Welded To the Frame
    The Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part # C17005 can be welded to the trailer frame if that is the method you prefer over drilling. That said, most customers do not have the means of welding so drilling is easier. In regards to weakening the frame, this should not be an issue for either method of instillation but if you are capable I would recommend welding. If you do decide to drill holes, just be sure to leave the bolts in the frame even if you remove the bracket.
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  • Weight Distribution System for 5,000 Pound V-Nose Trailer
    For V-nose trailers like what you have that feature limited A-frame space, we typically recommend using chain hangers like the Curt # C17005 for a bolt-on installation or # C17003 for a clamp-on application. These will mount to the side of the trailer frame (instead of the top) to provide an alternate attachment point for the spring bars on a weight distribution system. Each weight distribution system will list a recommended distance from the hitch ball to where the lift brackets should...
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  • Do You have to Use the Trailer Jack to be Able to Attach Spring Bar Chains to Chain Hangers
    You are doing it correctly. The only way to get the proper tension on/off the spring bars when using chain hangers # C17005 is to use the trailer jack. This often means that you have to lift up the trailer/truck a good amount before you can attach the chains from the bars to the hangers.
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  • Could the Curt Bolt On Brackets C17005 be Used on a 12k Rated System
    Yes, the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems # C17005 that you referenced could be used on a 12k rated WD system. Curt offer either a 10k system part # 17302 or a 15k system # C17333 that this would work great with. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ...
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  • Frame Bracket Recommendation for Using Curt Weight Distribution System with V-Nose Trailer
    Since you have a Curt weight distribution system and a V-nose trailer what you'd need to install the system is a set of bolt on brackets part # C17005. Whether or not you'll be able to get by with just the sway control portion of your setup is hard to say. But since you already have the system may as well use it with the brackets.
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  • Chain Hangers for Pro Series WDH That Bolt to Side of Trailer Frame
    Actually Reese/Pro Series does make a set of bolt on chain hangers that are designed to work with your Pro Series WDH. For that you would want the part # RP58305. You also wouldn't need to put a lower brace on your trailer for an A-frame jack to fit. Some trailers will have these but for the most part they just aren't needed.
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  • How to Install Spring Bars Using Bolt On Brackets for a Curt Weight Distribution System
    When using the bolt brackets # C17005 you will have to use the trailer jack to lift both the trailer and the tow vehicle to be able to put the spring bar on or take them off. Since the bolt-on brackets do not have lift assembly like the normal brackets, this is the only way to install/remove the spring bars.
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  • Chain Hanger Recommendations for Trailer with Propane Tank and Curt Weight Distribution System
    The Curt Chain Hangers for the Curt Weight Distribution Systems would be exactly what you need for your A-frame trailer that does not have clearance above the frame rail because of your propane tank and battery support. I can also assure you that these hangers have more than enough capacity for you 400-600 lb rated spring bars.
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  • Where Does Max Towing/Tongue Ratings for Bolt On Curt Chain Hangers Come From
    We had received that info directly from one of our Curt contacts. When I reached out to see where that max weight rating comes from my contact said the 15,000 lbs towing/1,500 lbs tongue weight ratings for the Chain Hangers # C17005 come from the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution (WD) # C17333 being the highest rated system they have. They have tested and approved it to work with all of their WD systems and since the highest rated WD from Curt is 15,000 lbs towing/ 1,500 lbs tongue this...
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution Chain Hangers be Used for a 14,000 Pound Weight Distribution Hitch
    I spoke with Curt and the chain hangers # C17005 do not have a weight capacity rating. Since some Curt systems are actually rated as high as 15,000 pounds the hangers can be used with a 14,000 pound system as well.
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  • Dimensions of Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On
    I was able to get the measurements for you of the bolt on Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems # C17005. They measure 3-1/16 inches tall and 5-1/16 inches wide at the top, which is their widest point.
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  • Weight Distribution System that Allows For Bracket Placement 35 Inches Behind Hitch Ball
    The Curt Weight Distribution systems part # C17052 and C17002 brackets fit frames that are 2-3/4" wide so you will not have an issue with the brackets fitting your frame. Curt does not specify bracket placement for MV weight distribution systems however, the bars measure 30-5/8" long. The two Curt systems you mention also have a tongue weight range of 800 lbs-1,000 lbs which is very overrated for your setup with a 450 lb tongue weight. An overrated weight distribution system can cause a...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for V-Nose Trailer
    The best weight distribution system to use on a v-nose trailer with short tongue is the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System. The correct one will be based on the weight of the trailer. The part # C17331 for example is rated for up to 8,000 lbs. I have attached a full list of options below. If the trailer body covers the entire tongue then you'll also need an adapter to use this system. The adapter that will be needed is the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part...
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  • Using Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution System on V-Nose Trailer
    With Curt Short Arm weight distribution systems like the part # C17322 that you referenced the distance from the center of the hitch ball to the far edge of the chain hanger will be 30-5/8 inches. A lot of times the best solution for V-nose trailers like yours is to use bolt on hangers like part # C17005 instead as this style does not require clearance above the frame channel so it fits right underneath the V-nose.
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  • Can Weight Distribution System Be Used on Aluminum Frame Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of your enclosed trailer's tongue area and the measurement of your frame access for using a weight distribution (WD) system. Often trailers like yours that use aluminum construction for less weight are not recommended for use with WD systems since the steel WD hitch can apply too much force on the aluminum frame. Before installing any WD system on your trailer I recommend you check with the manufacturer using the trailer VIN. In some cases a specific aluminum...
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  • How Long are Curt Round Bar Spring Bars
    I spoke with Curt and spring bars of the WD system # C17150 has an overall length of 30-5/8 inches and the diameter is 1-1/4 inches where it fits into the head. The length is measured from the center of the end that fits in the head to the center point between the holes of the small u-bolt that chain attaches to. So what you can do hopefully is install a set of bolt on brackets like the part # C17005 to the frame where the spring bars need to be which allows you to bypass the interference...
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  • How To Obtain the Offset Lift Brackets for a Curt MV Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the offset lift brackets listed in the manual for the Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17063 are the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part # C17005 which bolt to the side of the trailer frame. If you cannot mount the clamp-on lift brackets on top of the frame due to obstructions then these bolt-on lift brackets are your only option.
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Bar for 24 Foot Enclosed Trailer with Limited Tongue Length
    For your short tongue on your new trailer, I recommend the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution systems with sway Control. This will give you the friction sway bar that will help control sway, but will need to be disconnected prior to backing up. I've attached an article to assist. If the hanger locations won't allow the brackets, you can use the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On # C17005 as the hangers. Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 8000 lb Car Hauler
    Given the weights for the trailer and cargo you provided, your trailer tongue weight will range from 800-1200 lbs. If your trailer tongue weight is below 1000 lbs, the # C17342 you'd looked at would work well for you. If the tongue weight is above 1000 lbs, I'd go with # C17057. So you're saying that the chain attachment point on your trailer are fixed instead of the movable style that's more commonly seen? If the chain bracket is approximately 30 inches rearward of the trailer ball,...
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  • Replacement Brackets for EZ Lift Weight Distribution System Chains
    The Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17508 will work with only the Curt TruTrack systems. If you have the EAZ Lift brackets for a chain system, then you will need to use the Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - Clamp On # RP58306 or bolt on hangers like # C17005. If you have the trunnion or round bars with integrated sway control then we don't have anything that is compatible with your brand of system.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 10,000 lbs with V-Nose
    Since your trailer has a V-nose where most of the frame is under the trailer you'll need to use a set of bolt on brackets for the chain hangers like the # C17005. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well....
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  • Can Curt Chain Hangers Be Used Instead Of Clamp On Hangers Provided With BXW2000?
    The Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On # C17005 will work for chain style systems that don't have sway control, so if you replace the tightening clamps of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW2000 you would lose the sway control ability of the hitch but it could still function for weight distribution. My recommendation instead is to use the Blue Ox Signature Series Lift Brackets for SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems - Clamp On or...
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  • How Long Are Spring Bars on Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17063
    The spring bars on the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17063 are 31-5/8 inches long. Judging by the photo you attached, you should be able to install the chain brackets behind the cross member but it may be a tight fit. What I would recommend is to also purchase a set of bolt-on chain brackets # C17005 just in case you run into any clearance issues. These brackets are bolted to the side of your trailer frame so any interference on top or on the inside of your trailer frame is inconsequential....
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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for 2020 Airstream Basecamp X
    The Curt Weight Distribution System with Shank part # C17341 would be a good option for a 2020 Airstream Basecamp X. The weight of the items in the bed also needs to be factored into choosing the correct weight distribution system so this option gives you a good safety margin. It could still be used even if you were to remove the truck bed camper as well. Please note, I took a look at the tongue of the trailer and there appears to be a large cover so you can either modify this or change...
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  • Trailer Propane Tanks and Batteries Interfere with Lift Brackets on Curt Weight Distribution System
    The spring bar length in Curt weight distribution system # C17051 is 30-5/8 inches long. This will put the system outside the range you need but I do have a way to make it work with your trailer. Instead of using the lift brackets that come with the kit you could use chain hangers # C17005 that bolt to the sides of the trailer frame. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this Curt system. The difference between using the lift brackets and the bolt-on chain...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Short A-Frame Trailer Tongue
    It seems like you have the basics of choosing an effective weight distribution system down, but just to be thorough it bears repeating that in order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2017 Nissan Armada. Since your trailer weighs 4,550 lbs fully loaded, depending on how much weight you...
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