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Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want an easy-to-maintain system
  • Have a trailer with 500 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight that doesn't experience much sway

No, if you:

  • Want sway control out of the box
  • Have a van or low-riding car that requires more ground clearance than you can get with round bars
This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from CURT. Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number C17050 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Weight Distribution Hitch - C17050

  • 500 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD Only
  • Includes Shank
  • CURT
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
  • Adjustable spring bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Grease zerks in the head assembly make for simple maintenance
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases hookup by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 500 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 2-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more 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.


Forged Steel Spring Bars

The round spring bars are made from forged steel, giving them a distinct advantage over typical cast steel bars. Forging is a process where thermal and mechanical energy are applied to the steel, resulting in a finished product that is more resilient to impacts and is stronger in terms of shear strength. Simply put, these spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.


Built-In Grease Zerks

Built-in grease zerk on the Curt weight distribution system head assembly

The system's head features 2 built-in grease zerks so that you can easily lubricate the spring bars without having to remove them from the head assembly. The grease zerks are located on each of the shafts that encase the spring bars. Simply use a grease gun (sold separately) to inject grease into each of the zerks.



17050 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Installation Details C17050 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - C17050

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (584 Customer Reviews)

This weight distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Arrived early, my wife and I installed this ourselves with basic tools. Instructions were clear and easily followed. Loaded my trailer just like I would for travel. Went from squatting to nice and level. I purchased longer chains for the bars due to the Somerset having a stacked frame. I also purchased a transmission cooler. Installed that with no problems



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Iam sure the hitch will work well if all the parts are there. This is how I received my hitch off the delivery truck. Not good.


Comments
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-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/16/2022


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Very stout. Easy setup. Can still use as standard hitch without bars. Let’s go camping!



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Works very well. With sway bar also helps reduce swaying.



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Put this on our 2006 Nissan Frontier to pull our camper. Worked great, and really helped raise the trailer tongue.



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A big improvement in towing performance for my small truck and small travel trailer. Even without a sway control device, the sway is drastically reduced. Great value for the price.



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As usual etrailer gets you your order quickly and reasonably priced.



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The price was over $100.00 cheaper than anywhere else and it was easy to install.



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Fast delivery!



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I had the system installed by my trailer personnel--no problems. Fit was perfect and it works great. Highly recommend it.



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This hitch seems very well made and is not difficult to assemble. I’m overall happy with this product except for the chains on the bars isn’t long enough to hook up while using this with a pole tongue adapter.


Comments
The Pole tongue adapter you purchased is designed for trailer frames up to 6 inches tall. If the chains arent long enough, lower the weight distribution head by 1-2 sets of holes and tilt the head more toward the front of the vehicle. This will bring the ends of the spring bars higher, and should allow your existing chains to work.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 05/11/2018


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So far I have installed the Weight Distribution Hitch, very easy to install it (saved me 200 $), easier if you have a helper, took me about an hour (with a helper) to put it together, instructions very easy to follow. Solid construction, you will need tools that usually are not in every house (1" wrench)



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Great product for my needs, etrailer was quick to get my order shipped. Here's where things take an ugly turn. UPS scattered the parts across 7 or 8 states - but etrailer took care of me. They were pleasant to deal with and took care to get me a replacement promptly.



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Assembly and set up was easy. After install my van no longer squats like a dog going to the bathroom.



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I installed the hitch today, with the information provided on the etrailer website I was able to get the right one for my application first time around. It turned out just like I wanted. etrailer has name brand products at good prices. I'll be back.



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The hitch was easy to install and setup properly with the instructions provided. My pickup and the trailer ride level and I’m guaranteed to not drag the tongue jack again.


Comments
Still great, I’ve used it with my old Dodge Dakota and my newer Toyota Tacoma. I had to make a simple adjustment when I first started towing with the Tacoma but it is all good after the slight adjustment.
Mac - 05/31/2020


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Good fit and finish of the weight distribution system. Assembled and installed easily in 1 to 2 hours. Seems to be the perfect fit for my trailer and tow vehicle. Way better value than the $900 system that the RV dealer tried to insist that I needed.


Comments
still working great. no issues.
Jerome - 06/11/2019



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Equalizer bars work great with my Dodge Caravan and our Christian Builders tool trailer.



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Working as expected - towing a 21' travel trailer with no problem. I used all washers that came with it.



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Fit perfect easy to install. Excellent service from etrailer. What more can I say. Great company to deal with I wouldn’t buy anywhere else



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This hitch system helped us haul our popup 4k highway miles with no stability issues and great load levelling on our Honda minivan. Setup is relatively easy, however it did require some modifications to the trailer tongue. Overall I recommend this device.



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The sales person help me chose the correct distribution hitch to suit my need. The package came on time. The hitch was in perect condition when it arrived. This hitch is perfect for my 5500# travel trailer.



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Using hitch to pull a 20’ 3k travel trailer. Works great, easy to set up and hook up. Usually takes 10min to be full ready to pull my trailer.



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GREAT COMPANY,GREAT SERVICE STACEY WAS A GREAT HELP WITH HER ADVICE IN HELPING ME SELECT THE RIGHT HITCH FOR MY APPLICATION THANK YOU STACT I'LL BE BACK



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Works great for my single axle bunkhouse of about 3k pounds behind my 09 Explorer v8. Pro-tip, keep some plastic shopping bags handy to cover the greasy ends of the spring bars.


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Ask the Experts about this CURT Weight Distribution Hitch



  • What Needs to be Disconnected on Curt MV Weight Distribution System When Disconnecting Vehicle
    When you leave your trailer that would have the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 installed you'd end up disconnecting the chains from the chain hangers and then sliding the spring bars out of the head of the system and you'd be set. The chain hangers would stay on the trailer and you could leave the shank installed in the hitch of the truck but most likely you'd take that out.
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  • Can You Reverse with the 6K Curt MV Weight Distribution System
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 does not have sway control so reversing is not as big of an issue although the trailer still needs to remain relative straight. If you need to turn and backup it is recommend to unhook the spring bars.
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  • Does Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17050 Work Over a Range of Trailer Tongue Weight
    Weight distribution systems like the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17050 are specified to work over a range of trailer tongue weights (TW). This system is rated for TW from 500 to 600-lbs. Ideally the total TW of the trailer/vehicle system will fall right near the middle of a WD system's operating range. This Curt system would then be ideal for a total TW of 550-575-lbs. The total TW of a trailer/vehicle system is the sum of the actual fully-loaded trailer's TW plus the weight...
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  • Does the Curt MV Weight Distribution System Require Drilling
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 offers bolt-on installation therefore you won't have to drill into your trailer frame. The frame hanger brackets which are the only part of the system that installs on the trailer are held in place by set screws which just butt up against the frame and do not protrude though. The 500 - 600 lb weight capacity will be perfect for your trailer. The only other thing you will need to complete this setup is a hitch ball, the 2" Hitch Ball...
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  • Shank Dimensions for Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17050
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 has a shank which is 12" long overall or 8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment hole. In regards to the gusset, this is about 2-3/4" forward from the center of the adjustment hole. Don't forget the 2" Hitch Ball part # 40038 as well.
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  • Weight Distribution System Capable Of A Weight Capacity Of 6,000lbs And A Tongue Weight Of 600lbs
    Assuming you're talking about the length of your shank being 16" long, then no the length of your shank will not affect the capacity of your weight distribution system. That being said, if you're looking for a complete system I recommend going with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17050. This weight distribution system has a maximum tongue weight capacity of up to 600lbs, with a maximum towing weight capacity of 6,000lbs, like you mention and they are round bars as well. This...
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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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  • Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 5,000 lbs Trailer and a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500
    I would be happy to help you find a weight distribution system that will work with your 1999 Ram 2500 truck and travel trailer. I recommend the Curt MV Weight Distribution System item # C17050. Your tongue weight should be right around 10% of your trailer's total weight. This system has a tongue weight range of 500 lbs - 600 lbs and a maximum gross towing weight of 6,000 lbs so it will be perfect for your setup.
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  • Replacing OEM Hitch On 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 - Class IV
    The factory hitch that came with your GMC Sierra 1500 was at least a Class III and possibly a class IV depending on what trim level you have. Looking at the available products as well as your specific application and towing needs, I recommend replacing your OEM hitch with the Curt Class IV Hitch # 14301 which has the 1000 lbs TW and 10000 lbs GTW you're looking for. I would caution you to give more consideration to a weight distribution hitch instead of a pure bumper pull, based upon your...
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  • Weight Distribution with Sway Control for 2017 Spree Escape by KZ
    It looks like your 2017 Spree Escape by KZ has a maximum weight of 3,500 lbs. Going off of this information, I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control item # BXW0550. This weight distribution hitch works with trailers up to 6,000 lbs and won't be too over-rated at 550 lbs. This system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. The lift chains will provide for a quieter ride than spring bar brackets....
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  • Does Chevy Trailblazer Have Higher Towing Capacity When Using Weight Distribution
    Yes, if you were to use a weight distribution system like the part # C17050 you'd get the higher tongue weight capacity you mentioned of 912 lbs instead of 400 lbs like you mentioned.
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  • How to Determine if Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17050 is Correct
    In order to determine if the Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # C17050 is correct, you'll need to know the loaded tongue weight of your H&H trailer, which you can get with the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701. If it is between 500 lbs and 600 lbs (and your hitch is rated for that much tongue weight with weight distribution) then you can use the Curt # C17050. If your total tongue weight is different you would need a...
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  • Should 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Use Weight Distribution Towing 2006 Trailmanor 2720SL
    A weight distribution system will be a wise choice for your 2017 Nissan Pathfinder towing a 2006 Trailmanor 2720sl popup camper. The weight of your camper is over half the weight of your vehicle and the tongue weight will most likely cause noticeable sag so a WD system will give you a much safer and less stressful towing experience. 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...
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  • Sway Control Help for a 19 Foot Travel Trailer
    If I am understanding your question correctly it sounds like you are using the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems item # 17200 when you are pulling your 19 ft travel trailer with your 2020 Ford F-150. To keep your trailer from bouncing up and down and give you a more solid stable connection I recommend adding a weight distribution system that is compatible with your Curt Friction Sway Control. The Curt MV Weight Distribution System item # C17051 would work extremely...
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  • Alternate Shank for Weight Distribution System to Keep Trailer Level
    The Curt weight distribution (WD) system # C17050 does include a shank which installs in your hitch receiver and suspends the system's head assembly. It is possible to select a WD system that does NOT include a shank, which allows you to choose one with the appropriate rise or drop to keep your hitched trailer level. Or you can simply choose a second shank from the linked page, such as Curt shank # C17124, which offers up to 9-1/2-inches of drop. The linked page displays all WD systems...
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  • Can the Curt MV 600 LB Weight Distribution System Be Upgraded
    The springs bars are the only difference between the Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems part # C17050 and part # C17051 and these are available separately so you can purchase two of the Replacement Spring Bar part # C17072 and then be set when you are towing with your motorcycle in the truck bed. The addition of airbags should not be needed. In regards to installation, the head attachment bolts used to be 1/2" but they are now 3/4" and that is what this is referring to so please disregard...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2017 Forest River R-Pod 179
    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. 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. Since your tongue weight is 300 lbs the Curt system you mentioned would be rated too high so the best option would be instead...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch For a 2014 Buick Enclave With Factory Tow Package
    I highly recommend using a weight distribution system like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET when you tow a camper with your 2014 Buick Enclave. This particular system is rated for tongue weights of 200-600lbs with a maximum trailer weight of 6,000lbs. The weight distribution is important as you will be able to level your Enclave which will ensure that your steering and braking in your Enclave is not diminished when towing. Equally important this hitch will provide...
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  • Where on Trailer A-Frame Would Lift Brackets of Curt C15070 MV Weight Distribution Hitch Install
    When installed so that the chains are perpendicular to the trailer frame, the lift brackets should be installed so they're centered right at 30 inches rearward from the trailer ball when the trailer's hitched up. The lift brackets are 4 inches wide (they take up 4 inches of space on the trailer A-frame), so the leading edge of the bracket would sit at about 28 inches rearward of the ball center and the trailing edge of the bracket would sit at about 32 inches rearward of the trailer ball...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 4,000 Lb Trailer
    I have two options for you; a system without sway control in the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 and a system with sway control in the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System part # HT32216. These systems are both rated correctly for your 4,000 lbs trailer. I recommend the system with sway control as you will have stability during strong crosswinds or when large trucks pass by. It also comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball which is what you need as I am not aware of a 2-5/8"...
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  • Recommended Curt MV Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 425 Pound Tongue Weight
    If the loaded tongue weight of your Starcraft Avalon is around 425 pounds I recommend the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17050, which features a tongue weight capacity of 500 to 600 pounds. When adding any cargo weight you have stored behind the rear axle of your Silverado this will match up really nicely to your setup's total tongue weight and will work great to level out both your truck and the trailer. The only thing you will need to add is a compatible hitch ball like the 2...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Colorado Towing Enclosed Trailer
    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. The Curt part # C17057 that you referenced...
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  • Reese Pole Tongue Adapter Compatibility with Curt Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems - 7,500 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # RP3280 will work well with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # C17050. You will just need to add a hitch ball like # 40038 for a 2 inch diameter or # C40030 for a 2-5/16 inch option. If your trailer is aluminum, you will want to check with the manufacturer before using a weight distribution system.
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  • Can 2013 Ford Edge With Factory Trailer Hitch Use Weight Distribution Hitch C17050
    Your Ford dealer was right, as Ford says nothing specific about weight distribution compatibility with the factory hitch on a 2013 Ford Edge. That said, I took a look at Ford's 2013 towing guide, and they list capacities for their hitches both with and without weight distribution, and the Edge's capacity for WITH weight distribution was blank, and the only reason I can think why that would be is if it isn't compatible with weight distribution. So while I can't say with absolute, 100 percent,...
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