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Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems

Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems

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Replacement snap-up bracket works with Reese weight-distribution systems. Includes bracket, safety pin and set screw. Call 800-298-1624 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP21501 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP21501

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Frame Bracket
  • Reese

Replacement snap-up bracket works with Reese weight-distribution systems. Includes bracket, safety pin and set screw.


Features:

  • Snap-up bracket mounts on trailer tongue and provides attachment point for weight-distribution spring bars via chain
  • Replacement unit is designed for use with Reese weight-distribution systems
  • Set screw bolts bracket to your trailer frame
  • Safety pin locks bracket in raised position
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 1 Snap-up bracket assembly included


Specs:

  • Application: Reese weight-distribution systems with tongue weight capacity up to 600 lbs
  • Installs approximately 30" back from coupler
  • Requires 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
  • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"


21501 Reese Snap Up Bracket Assembly for Weight Distribution Hitches




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Video of Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems

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Video Transcript for Review of Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - Snap Up Bracket Assembly - RP21501

Hello, everybody, this is Jeff at etrailer.com Today I'm gonna take a look at this replacement lift bracket for the Reese Weight Distribution Systems. Now, this is a snap-up bracket that'll mount on your trailer tongue and provides the attachment point for the chain on your weight distribution spring bar. So basically this bracket, you can see it has a shape to it. This will go over your trailer frame and then the set-bolt tightens down to hold it to your trailer frame. And then what you'll do is remove your safety pin right up here and then lower this bracket right here and this bracket with the hook on it, this is where your chain that's attached to the end of your spring bar on your weight distribution system will attach to. Once you get the chain on there, then you just lift up on this until it goes all the way up to the top.

The holes line up, put the safety pin through there and then that'll hold the spring with the spring bar attached to it. Now the replacement unit, this is designed for use with the Reese Weight Distribution Systems. It does include the snap-up bracket with the set-screw and the safety pin. Now the installation hardware to attach this to your trailer frame is sold separately. So listed on this product page as a related product.

That's part number 58459 and the set-screw right back here, this is what'll hold the bracket to your trailer frame. And as we showed you, the safety pin is what'll lock the bracket in the raised position. You can see it as a nice black powder coat steel, resists corrosion. Application, this is for Reese Weight Distribution Systems with tongue weight capacity up to 600 pounds. Now, when you do install this on your trailer frame, it installs approximately 30 inches back from the Curt trailer coupler.

Does require about five-and-a-half inches of space along the trailer frame. And this is the part that'll go over the width of the trailer frame, so it will not fit trailer frames wider than two-and-a-half inches. But that should do it for the review on the replacement lift bracket for the Reese Weight Distribution Systems..


Customer Reviews

Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - RP21501

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Replacement snap-up bracket works with Reese weight-distribution systems. Includes bracket, safety pin and set screw.

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etrailer.com was great! It was easy to order what I needed, and it was shipped promptly.



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Robust, compatible with existing equipment, attachment went smoothly. Only been on the trailer for a year, so it's too soon to evaluate longevity.



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I had to replace one of my sway bar brackets when it got damaged. I like the replacement bracket so much that I ordered another one and replaced the undamaged bracket. The help line service was excellent I guiding to the correct bracket. It arrived way before I expected it. I will continute to deal with etrailer.com for all my trailer needs and will continue to recommend them to all my friends.



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I ordered this bracket because I failed to remove our original bracket from our old trailer. This bracket appears to be of the same quality as our original set up. I was very pleased with the ease of locating the product, ordering and the service from the etrailer.com staff. I will be back.



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The replacement swaybar bracket fit perfectly and has worked properly. Thaks.



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First time ordering products from etrailer.com and I'd have to say my experience was excellent. My order packaged and shipped right away. I was able to track where my order was in the delivery system very easily and saw when it was going to show up at my door step. I got the package on the day it stated in the tracking system. Thanks etrailer.com for the easy process and great pricing.



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Received the item I ordered in a timely manner.always get the parts I order ,and get great service. I highly recommend etrailer for all your hitch needs. Steve



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I lent my trailer to a friend and it was returned missing this item. Turns out this matched up perfectly. I bought another set to have on another trailer. This time Ill spot weld both sets. Good quality fast shipping. Thanks!



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GREAT MADE PRODUCT SHIPPED ON TIME AND RECEIVED THANK YOU AGAIN ETRAILER



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Heavy duty and well constructed.... Just what I was looking for.



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They came complete and I was ready to make my first tow in less than 30 minutes after they were delivered .



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Product works as promised and wish shipped quickly... will use etrailer.com again in the future...



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Good company to deal with.products fit and are recieved in good condition.BIG shout to chelsey s. for getting my last order to me very quickly. I highly recommend them....



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Product arrived promptly & is working g reat!!



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Good product, matched description, fast shipping


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Travis J - 04/06/2018



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I didn't relixe it was only one. I reordered the second one today but will probably return them both I thought it was a pair



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Great product! Exactly what I wanted. Easy to install and worked perfectly.



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Perfect fit on my 2003 Nash 22H. Excellent service. Shipped quickly. Received a confirmation email when the order was received, when it shipped, and after it arrived.



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just fine



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Fast shipping, product was what was represented online catalog and very good quality.



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All is well and no issues.



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Great price, the item I needed and fast delivery. What more could you ask for from ordering online.



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excellent product. only took a few minutes ti install



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Product delivered within 3 days. Much better price than I received from local dealers


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • Can Reese Weight Distribution Lift Brackets be used on a C-Channel Frame on an Aerolite Trailer
    If your weight distribution system uses the lift brackets, like # RP21501, my contact at Reese stated that you can use it on a trailer with a C-channel frame. The 3 inch bolt is long enough that it will work with C-channel frames. So provided that it has a weight capacity that can handle your 2000 Aerolite 28 foot trailer, you will be able to use the same weight distribution system.
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  • Replacement Lift Bracket For Reese, Draw-Tite, or Hidden Hitch Branded Weight Distribution Systems
    The Replacement Lift Bracket, # RP21501, is the current lift bracket used in Reese weight distribution systems. It will fit in place of any branded weight distribution system going back many years. By branded I mean if it is labeled as Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, or Pro Series.
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  • Lift Brackets for an Older Reese V5 WD System Rated for 750 lbs
    The replacement lift bracket that you will want to use with your Reese V5 Weight Distribution (WD) system is part # RP21501. If you need new chains you can use either part # 55630 or part # 3216. My contact at Reese confirmed these fits. When choosing a WD system for your towing setup you will need to make sure that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup falls in the middle of the Tongue Weight (TW) range of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the TW of your fully loaded...
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  • Is it OK for Weight Distribution System Chains to be Installed at an Angle Because of Interference
    Typically a weight distribution system is going to perform the best and be easier to setup properly if the chains are at a right angle to the trailer frame and the trailer frame is as level as possible when the vehicle and trailer are parked on fairly level ground. A slight forward or rearward angle to the chains is not typically a problem with the chain style weight distribution systems we carry, see link, but you should check with Husky, just to be sure. If your chains are at a...
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  • Troubleshooting Bent Lift Brackets on a Reese Weight Distribution System
    It sounds to me like you will need the Replacement Heavy Duty Snap-Up Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems, # 58392, to keep from bending the tip up brackets with your trailer. When trailers get near the 1,000 pound tongue weight range the tip up brackets can be a bit weak for the weight of the trailer and the stiffness of the suspension on heavy duty trucks like your Ford F-250. I recommend replacing both brackets, as you will most likely bend the bracket on the right side...
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  • EAZ Lift Weight Distribution System Head is Bent on One Side
    For weight distribution, one of the most important factors is the tongue weight. You need to determine the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow. Then you need to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to get the total tongue weight. It does sound like the system is overloaded, possibly very overloaded if part of the head is bending. Usually we see the brackets on the trailer bending or even the trailer frame in some cases. This...
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  • Is the 600 lb Rating of the Reese Lift Bracket # RP21501 Per Bracket
    The Reese Lift Bracket # RP21501 is rated for Reese weight distribution (WD) systems that have a tongue weight (TW) capacity, or rating, of up to 600 lbs. These are the brackets that would be used on a WD system like the Strait-Line # RP66082 which has a TW range of 200 lbs - 600 lbs. Since you have a heavier TW with your new trailer you will need to use the Reese Heavy Duty Snap-Up Bracket # 58392 instead which is used for WD systems that are rated for 800 lbs TW and up, like the Strait-Line...
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  • What Replacement Parts Are Available for Reese V5 Weight Distribution Hitch
    The Reese V5 is an old system that has been discontinued, but you can use the replacement lift bracket # RP21501 to replace your old brackets. If you need new chains for the lift brackets you can use either part # 55630 or part # 3216. These parts have been confirmed as a fit from Reese. Unfortunately there are not spring bars available that can be used with the old V5 system, so if the bars are lost or damaged beyond repair you would then need to look into a new weight distribution...
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Husky Round Bar Weight Distribution System
    Most chain hanging weight distribution systems use a set screw to hold the chain hanging brackets in place and drilling is not required. This is the case with the Husky round bar systems as well. You will not have to drill. You will tighten the back hex bolt (set screw) by hand until you cannot turn it anymore. Then using a wrench give it another 1/4 turn.
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  • Replacement Lift Bracket for a Valley Brand Trunion WD System
    Since Valley is out of business I do not have a Valley part that I could recommend for you. The Reese Bracket part # RP21501 has never been tested with a Valley system like what you have so I do not know if it would work safely. Chances are it would since all the bracket does is hold a chain, but for liability reasons I cannot make that recommendation. The heavy duty bracket would be a better option for you anyway, part # 58392. Another possibility is that you could be bending the...
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  • Which Reese Weight Distribution Lift Brackets for 2-1/2-Inch Wide Trailer Frame
    The Reese Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems that you referenced, part # RP21501, is a suitable choice for use on your trailer frame that is roughly 2-1/2-inches wide.
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  • Replacement Frame Brackets for Reese Weight Distribution Systems
    The part # RP21501 includes one lift bracket. If you need two brackets you would want the part # RP6637 instead. This comes with a lift handle as well.
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  • What Might Cause Spring Bar Pins to Bend When Removing them From Hangers
    When you went to remove the springs bars did you use the trailer jack to lift up on the front of the trailer and relieve the spring bar tension before removing the pins? Or did you attempt to remove them with the spring bars at full tension? If so, that would be the problem that would cause the pins to become damaged.
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  • Are Reese Weight Distribution Snap Up Brackets RP21501 and RP6637 the Same
    We offer the part # RP21501 that you mentioned which is basically just as single bracket that comes with the # RP6637. In other words the part # RP6637 is just two of the brackets part # RP21501.
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  • Difference Between Weight Distribution Chain Lift Brackets # 586392 and # RP21501
    Because your trailer is fairly heavy, I would recommend you go with 2 of the # 58392 lift brackets. The 58392 has extra gusseting welded to it for reinforcement, and would be better suited to a heavier trailer like yours, because the spring bars will be under greater tension than they would be for a lighter trailer. Part # RP6637 is a kit that includes two of the # RP21501 brackets and the lift handle. If you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the difference...
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  • Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    The Replacement Lift Brackets with Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP6637 is what you want for your Reese Strait-Line dual cam # RP66084. This is the proper replacement for the tongue weight you are referring to. If you just want the single replacement # RP21501 which is rated for 600 lbs is what comes with the unit, so the # 58392 is a stronger bracket rated for 800 lb tongue weight. The head, cam arms, and brackets share the weight, so rest assured these are the proper...
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  • Recommendation For Snap Up Replacement Brackets For Weight Distribution System
    Snap up brackets are somewhat interchangeable within their family branding. For example, the current Replacement Lift Bracket, Item # RP21501, works with the Reese family of weight distribution systems which includes Reese, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, or Pro Series. The difference between all the snap up brackets involves how heavy duty they are and what weight distribution systems they work with. The Curt Replacement Hook Up Brackets, Item # C17208, are designed for Curt weight distribution...
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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Based on your photo, it appears you have the dual cam system of the Reese Strait-Line. I researched your trailer to find a GVWR of 5895. Based on this, we can make some calculated assumptions on the tongue weight. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically 10 to 15%, so that would put you at 590 to 885 lbs. That will make the correct system the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084. For the replacement parts you will want the following: Replacement Head...
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  • Dimensions of Reese Snap-Up Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Lift Brackets RP58162
    The Reese Snap-Up Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Lift Brackets # RP58162 measures 18-inches overall length, has an outer diameter (O.D.) of 1-inch and an inner diameter (I.D.) of 13/16-inch. This is used to operate weight distribution lift brackets like # RP21501.
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  • Need Replacement Lift Brackets for Pro Series # PS49583 Weight Distribution Hitch
    I see that you purchased your Pro Series weight distribution system from etrailer last June; thank you for your order. We offer the Reese Replacement Lift Bracket, part # RP21501, that is fully compatible with your Pro Series weight distribution hitch # PS49583. My contact at Pro Series confirmed this part will work fine as a replacement for the original. Please note that this replacement bracket is sold as a single unit, so you will need to order two. I suggest you confirm that your...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with Dry Weight of 3,000 lb
    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. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Most likely you'd have a tongue...
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  • Fit and Compatibility of Weight Distribution System Chain Lift Brackets
    There are different brackets, like the Replacement Heavy Duty Snap-Up Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # 58392 which will fit tongue weight capacities up to 800 lbs. This is the same bracket that comes with the # RP6637. The # RP21501 is for TW capacities up to 600 lbs. I believe the hooks are the same size, so the chains may not be correct on your system. If this is the case, I recommend the Reese Replacement Weight Distribution Chain Kit # 3216.
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  • Replacement 600 Pound Reese Weight Distribution Trunnion Spring Bar with Cam End
    Based on your measurements Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar for Reese Weight Distribution System - 600 lbs TW Item # RP23227 is indeed the correct replacement spring bar for your system. For the chain, u-bolt, nuts, and washers to attach the spring bar to the lift bracket you will need # 55630. And if you need the lift bracket too it is # RP21501.
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  • Are The Pin Clips Available For The Lift Brackets On The Reese Weight Distribution # RP66072
    On the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution, part # RP66072, you can use the Reese Replacement Clips for Weight Distribution Uplift Brackets, part # 58029. These clips are used to lock the yoke of the snap-up bracket in the raised position. They come in a set of two clips. I also have the Reese Replacement Lift Bracket, part # RP21501, which is the whole lift bracket with set screw bolt and the safety pin clips.
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  • Replacement Lift Brackets With Handle To Adjust Spring Bar On Reese Weight Distribution System
    Replacement Lift Brackets with Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP6637 that you were looking at is a kit that includes 2 of the Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP21501. This is the current bracket offered by Reese; Reese also confirmed that they could not locate a part number 21500 like you have so it is possible that you actually have 21501, or that you have an old part number which has now been replaced by the current 21501. Either way,...
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  • Capacity and Availability of Replacement Snap Up Brackets and Chains for Weight Distribution Systems
    The chains in the Reese Strait-Line Hitch with Shank 1,200 lbs. TW / 12,000 lbs. GTW, item # RP66084, are designed to be used with weight distribution systems up to 12,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 1,200 pounds tongue weight. These chains can be purchased separately in the Replacement Weight Distribution Chain Kit, item # 3216. The snap up brackets can also be purchased separately in the Replacement Weight Distribution Hook-Up Brackets kit (2) with Lift Bar, item # RP6637,...
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  • Can Reese SC Weight Distribution Spring Bars be Converted to Use Chain Hanging Brackets
    Technically yes, you could use a chain, # 55630, on a Reese SC spring bar. But you will also need the lift brackets or chain hangers. For the lift brackets you would need # RP21501 sold in quantities of one. Or you can get a pair with a lift handle # RP6637. Another option is to use chain hangers that bolt to the sides of the frame. For a set use # RP58305.
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  • Which Snap Up Spring Bar Bracket to Use with Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter RP3280
    With the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems # RP3280 or the higher-weight-rated version # RP58393 you can use Snap Up bracket # RP21501 or 2-piece kit # RP6637.
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  • Availability of Replacement Sway Control Frame Bracket
    Are you referring to the brackets that hang the sway control from your frame? We offer the right hand sway control frame bracket, part # 58462. If you are referring to the Snap-Up Bracket which attaches the weight distribution chains to the trailer frame, those are available as well, that part # is RP21501.
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  • Which Reese Weight Distribution Snap Up Bracket has The Heavy Duty Gussets
    It looks like part numbers have changed and the correct part number for the frame bracket that has the extra gusset to make it heavier duty is the part # 58392 and the hanger without them is the part # RP21501.
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