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Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On

Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On

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As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide an attachment point for your weight-distribution spring bars without interfering with trailer-frame-mounted items. 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP58305 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch
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As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide an attachment point for your weight-distribution spring bars without interfering with trailer-frame-mounted items.


Features:

  • Chain hangers provide attachment points for weight-distribution spring bars via chain
    • Specially designed to eliminate clearance problems by attaching to the side of trailer tongue
  • Quick, bolt-on installation
    • Drilling required
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • 2 Hangers and all necessary hardware included


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Application: trailer frames no wider than 2-1/4"
  • Hanger dimensions: 5" wide x 3-5/16" tall
  • 4 Bolts are 3-1/2" long
  • 4 Shorter bolts are 1-3/4" long
  • Distance between mounting holes: 3" center to center
  • Installation tip: distance from the center of chain hangers to the center of hitch ball should measure approximately 31"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: To achieve the required amount of tension for your weight-distribution system's spring bars, you will need to jack up your trailer when hooking up the weight-distribution spring bars.



58305 Reese Bolt-On Chain Hangers for Weight Distribution Hitches

Item # RP58305

Installation Details RP58305 Installation instructions


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Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems - Bolt On - RP58305

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (55 Customer Reviews)

As an alternative to traditional lift brackets, these bolt-on chain hangers provide an attachment point for your weight-distribution spring bars without interfering with trailer-frame-mounted items.

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These were a great solution to my issue. My trailers's propane tank, battery box, and winch prevented me from using the mounts that came with my weight distribution hitch. Installation was straightforward and only took about a half an hour. These chain hangers are easy to use too! Very happy eTrailer customer (again!).


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These chain hangers are still working out great! No issues at all. I would definitely buy them again.
Todd E - 05/28/2014


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It was shipped in a timely manor. The product seems to be built well and should last a very long time. The instructions where clear once you studied the pieces and gained a understanding of how the product works.I will be using it to cross the country from Washington to Pennsylvania. I hope it works as advertised




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I couldn't fit my Weight Distribution Hitch on the used trailer I recently purchased because of the nice tool box that was mounted on the V Tongue of the Trailer. With the tool box I couldn't pull over the chain attach brackets. Called E-Trailer and Kathy recommended the Chain Hangers PN: RP58305. They were an easy install and were exactly what I needed. The Service and shipping from E-Trailer was Excellent.




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This product worked great for me. I had mounted a small generator on the front not making the regular flip chain connectors work. The best way to use this product is with a electric tongue jack. Connect the hitch raise the back of the truck to connect the chains then lower to put the tension on the bars. Easy as pie just make sure if you are buying a jack to get a higher rated one. Highly recommended


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Still working like a champ.
Michael W - 06/26/2018


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This hook operates as expected. No issues installing if what you're installing it to is appropriate. Comes with long and short screws, so it works on hollow beams and C channel frame members at the front of your trailer. Can't comment on the durability of the finish, as I keep installing these on rental campers and never see them again! Well, we all know Reese and the hitch industry overall has significant corrosion issues they just seem to ignore over the decades - their process isn't up to par in my book. That said, the finish seems thick enough and the steel is so thick that rust in this case will be only an optical issue. I like the fact that they are delivered with nylock nuts. I spray the drilled holes (both sides) with aerosol grease before a bolt everything up, to prevent rust on the frame once THAT finish is broken open. Then I hit the fasteners too, to prevent rust. I'm a repeat purchaser, and from experience believe strongly in weight distribution hitches even on small travel trailers, it's just SO much more stable.




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Great service and product.Worked like a charm on our 20' open car trailer with toolbox.Thanks !




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The product was well priced and delivery was very fast (3 days)

I was unable to find any other product anywhere that would work for my setup. Every trailer store I contacted had no idea where to direct me as they knew of no product on the market that would work.

I have a V-Cross 32FKDS. Because of the V nose I am unable to use the traditional load level system. the V extends all the way to the trailer jack.

I bought the trailer new and had it delivered to a seasonal lot in 2010 where it has remained. We are looking at moving to a different campground and delivery was $250-$350. For the price this seemed well worth a try.

I am hoping once this product is installed it will keep the trailer and my 3/4 ton level for towing.




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The chain hangers for my new trailer appear to be great quality. They solved the problem for connecting the Reese load levelers on a pointed front enclosed trailer, which has a very short tongue.


Comments
The Reese chain hangers have worked Great! Makes towing a joy!
Dean Z - 04/28/2018


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They mount easily and work as intended. With a V-nose trailer there is no way I would have been able to use the WD hitch without bolt on chain hangers. These enabled me to hang the chains further behind the V-nose on the frame. I just wish these had been included in a WD hitch package intended specifically for trailers without sufficient free space over the frame.




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The parts I ordered were a great fit for my V nose trailer. After I installed all the pieces I was able to use my load level hitch without having to cut or modify my trailer . The customer service rep. was very helpful in selecting the correct part for my application. Thanks Paul L.




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This product will not fit up with a Curt Weight DIstribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar (#c17345).

It's hook will not accept the chain. It is too big.

Fast Shipping, just wrong part suggested by etrailer expert.




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These worked great. I have a rig with a funky battery tray configuration that the spring bar chains kept getting snagged on and snapping the U bolts when using traditional hangers. These solved the problem!




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Was pleased to find the bolt on hitch brackets at etrailer. Finally a solution to the problem of adapting my equalizer hitch to two different trailers. Install looks to be straightforward.




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seems to be a quick fix for my situation, I ordered weight distribution system but was not aware that my v-nosed trailer would be a issue with brackets that came with kit




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Fixed my issue. The hang over type don't work with my tounge jack in the way. Also cross beam is border line in the way. These you can line the chain up perfectly.




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Product was well made and installed in a matter of minutes to allow the use of a weight distrubution hitch on a V nose travel trailer.




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These are a must for V nose trailers if your using a weight distribution hitch. Over the tongue saddle types won't fit because of the nose section over hang. Kit comes with everything for mounting and easy to follow instructions.




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Solid build, should be the perfect solution for a WD hitch which the trailer has the body over the beams where the brackets would go




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Great customer service staff




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This is the first time I have ordered through etrailer.com and it will not be the last. My order came quicker then I thought and in excellent condition. The quality looks very good also. [email protected] was very helpful and professional. I highly recommend etrailer.com.




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Very easy hook-up, no problems with unit. Balances trailer weight wonderfully. Smooth, even when turning. Also dampens sway of trailer.




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Out standing product. A a great company to deal with as well. I highly recommend etrailer.com




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A must for v-nosed trailers




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Works as expected. Easy to install after reviewing the videos.




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This is the only choice for a V-nose trailer. I must say more importantly than the product because it is Reese so it is good but etrailer is a great and easy place to do business with and I am in a crunch and need to get this on the road they get your product to you super fast. Excellent Service Thank you etrailer!



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  • How to Mount Weight Distribution Chain Lift Brackets on Trailer with Crossbeam
    Weight Distribution lift brackets can sometimes interfere with a trailer's structural components or with certain frame-mount accessory items like propane tanks. Reese offers a set of chain hangers that bolt on to the sides of your trailer frame, part # RP58305. These chain hangers include extra installation hardware to provide a good fit on various sizes of trailer frame. Please refer to the linked photo for illustration.
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used On Trailer with V-Nose
    For V-nose trailers like what you have you can use a weight distribution system but you have to use frame brackets that bolt to the side of the frame like the part # RP58305. Bolt on style brackets don't require above frame access like standard style clamp on brackets. 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...
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  • Will Drilling into Trailer Frame for Chain Hanger Brackets RP58305 Weaken the Frame
    The trailer manufacturer may have something to say about drilling into the sides of the frame but if they are fine with it then you are good to go with chain hangers # RP58305. A steel frame would still be fine if you drilled into it. Aluminum can be an issue unless the manufacturer says it is fine to do so. When you say a slight angle, how far off from being straight are the chains? If it is slight enough you may not have to use alternate brackets.
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  • Using the Reese Chain Hanger on a Weight Distribution System on a 2017 Jeep Wrangler
    Reese's Chain Hangers, part # RP58305 are designed specifically for replacing the standard chain brackets when there is a clearance issue for the regular brackets, such as when there is a tool box or propane tanks over the mounting location. Its no more difficult than the regular installation, once the hanger is bolted on.
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on V-Nose Pace Trailer
    For a V-nose trailer you have to use frame hangers that bolt to the side of the trailer frame. For that we have the part # RP58305 which is designed to work with Reese weight distribution systems. 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...
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  • Chain Hanger Recommendation for 5 Inch x 1-1/2 Inch Trailer Frame
    I recommend taking a look at the Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP58305 which will work so long as your trailer frame is no wider than 2-1/4". These hangers are 5" wide x 3-5/16" tall and bolt on to the side of your frame; they have a 14,000 lb towing capacity and 1,400 lb tongue weight capacity so they will work for your 10,000 lb trailer. I've added a link to a video review of these hangers for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Install Weight Distribution System on Trailer with V-Nose
    For V-nose trailers like yours the solution for attaching the side frame brackets to the trailer is to use bolt on brackets since they do not require clearance above the frame. Reese has the kit part # RP58305 which would work great for you. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • Where Should Reese Bolt On Chain Hangers Install on Frame of Trailer
    Reese recommends that when you install the bolt on chain hangers part # RP58305 that they sit 1/4 inch down from the top of the frame if the frame is a box frame or 1/2 inch down if it's a c-channel. It is important you follow these instructions. If you already installed them in the wrong location you should reinstall them where they need to go.
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  • How Do You Attach Spring Bar Chains to Chain Hanger Brackets # RP58305
    When you use chain hangers such as # RP58305 in place of the regular weight distribution brackets you will need to use the trailer jack to mount/remove the bars. Basically you will couple the trailer to the tow vehicle then use the jack to lift up the trailer and rear end of the vehicle some. This will allow you to manually hang the spring bar chains to the brackets.
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  • Availability of Bolt On Style Weight Distribution Frame Bracket
    What brand of system do you have?
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  • Frame Hanger Recommendation for Weight Distribution System on Trailer with 8 inch Tall Frame
    We have weight distribution frame hangers designed for your exact application. For a Reese WD system we have the part # RP58305 which will bolt to the side of the trailer frame for the chains to attach to.
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  • Length and Diameter of Bolts Included w/Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems RP58305
    The chain hangers # RP58305 include a set of long bolts and a set of short bolts. The long bolts for tube frames are 3-1/2 inches long. The short ones for C-channel frames are 1-3/4 inches long. In either case they are 1/2 inch bolts. I have included a link below to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Reese Chain Hanger Recommendation for Trailer that Will Not Accommodate Traditional Lift Brackets
    The Reese Chain Hangers part # RP58305 that you referenced are designed to work on trailer frames no wider than 2-1/4 inches and the hangers are 5 inches wide by 3-5/16 inches tall. So if your trailer frame fits those dimensions you should be good. You did not say why your current chain hangers do not fit, but if it is because you have trailer frame accessories that interfere with them then the # RP58305 would be the recommended solution for that. I attached installation instructions for...
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  • How To Unhook Chains When Using Reese Weight Distribution Chain Hangers # RP58305
    Unhooking the chains on Reese Weight Distribution Chain Hangers, part # RP58305, has not been a problem for us. We have not had many problems with unhooking the chains, only questions on the proper procedure to removing the chains. The # RP58305 chain hangars do not work the same way as the lift up brackets. The important things to remember when unhooking these chains is to keep more weight on the jack when jacking up the trailer and to make sure the truck and trailer are in a straight...
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  • Do All Weight Distribution System Frame Brackets Attach 30 inches Back from Coupler Ball Center
    Nearly all weight distribution frame brackets are going to install right at 30 inches from the center of the coupler ball back on the frame. If this causes an interference issue the easiest fix is typically to go with a set of bolt on frame brackets like part # RP58305 for Reese systems. Since these bolt to the side of the trailer frame they do not require clearance above the frame like most clamp on style brackets do.
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  • Can Bolt-On Chain Hangers be Used on a Jayco 222 Octane SL 2016
    Yes I believe you are right. Chain hangers # RP58305 would be the way to go. You will need to use the trailer jack to be able to hook up or remove the spring bars but otherwise they are the perfect solution.
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  • Solution for Reese Spring Bars that are Too Short to Reach Attachment Point
    The solution is to relocate the attachment point for your spring bars by using the Chain Hangers for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP58305. This part has a quick, bolt-on installation. We cannot recommend that you manufacture your own chain brackets. I have included a link to an article about common weight distribution and sway control questions for your reference.
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  • Distance from Mounting Holes to Bottom of the Reese Chain Hanger set part # RP58305
    I went and pulled a Reese Chain Hanger set part # RP58305 from our warehouse to measure the distance you are looking for and found it to be 2-3/8 inches from the center of the mounting holes down to the bottom of the bracket.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a V-Nose Trailer
    We have exactly what you would need to be able to install a weight distribution system on your trailer that has a V nose. The chain hangers part # RP58305 will allow you to install chain hangers on the side of your frame that has the V-nose of your trailer above it. Typically weight distribution system chain hangers will need to go above the frame member to be able to install on the trailer, this kit attaches to the side of the frame and doesn't require clearance above the frame so they...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used on an Aluminum Car Hauler Trailer
    You should not have any issues using weight distribution with your aluminum trailer, but you will want to check with the trailer manufacturer to be certain. My contact at Reese has stated that as long as the trailer manufacturer says it's ok then their systems would work well on aluminum trailers. Since you have a tool box above the frame on your trailer you will need to use bolt on brackets, part # RP58305 since you do not have clearance above the frame for the standard chain hangers. The...
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  • Availability of Shorter Spring Bars For Pro Series # PS49903 Weight Distribution System
    Bars that were shorter wouldn't provide the necessary lift, and they aren't available. If there are obstructions on your trailer tongue that would prevent the snap-up brackets from installing over the trailer frame members, a bolt-on hanger like part # RP58305 would be solution. Once the bracket is installed, you won't have the option of taking the tension up in the chains by using the snap up brackets, but you can reduce the tension on the bars to the chains by using the jack to raise...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Somerset E3 Trailer
    Based on your trailer's set up you will need to go with bolt-on chain hangers for Weight Distribution Systems, part # RP58305. These will bolt onto the side of the trailer frame. Attaching chains to the bolt on hangers is accomplished by hooking the trailer to the vehicle and using the trailer jack to lift the trailer and vehicle until the proper link in the spring bar chains can be placed on the hanger. Once the chain is attached, the weight is then lowered and the spring bars will distribute...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Solution for V-Nose Trailer
    We may have something that will allow you to install a weight distribution system on your V-nosed trailer. The bolt-on chain hangers, part # RP58305, provide an attachment point for your weight-distribution spring bars without interfering with trailer-frame-mounted items. They are specially designed to eliminate clearance problems by attaching to the side of trailer tongue. However Reese has not tested these parts together and combining parts from different manufacturers may void the warranty. I...
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  • Trailer Does Not Have Enough Clearance For Weight Distribution Snap-Up Brackets to Operate
    When confronted with a short A frame trailer tongue and interference from above that would prevent using the standard snap-up brackets, instead of moving the brackets I typically recommend the bolt on chain hanger brackets, part # RP58305. To attach the chains, you will have to hitch up the trailer, and then raise the trailer tongue and the rear of the vehicle using the trailer jack. This will relieve enough force on the weight distribution spring bars so that the chains can be attached...
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