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  4. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  5. WD Only
  6. Includes Shank
Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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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. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from CURT. Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17052 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Weight Distribution Hitch - C17052

  • 900 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD Only
  • CURT
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • No Sway

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.


  • 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


  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 6"
  • 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.

17052 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Installation Details C17052 Installation instructions

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Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17052

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (749 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.


I can't speak on the product performance as I haven't hooked it up just yet. It was delivered a few hours ago and it arrived with a damaged box (basically split in half, I'm guessing since it was so heavy). I understand this won't affect it's performance but when you buy something brand new, you expect it fully painted without damage. I really don't want to fool with sending it back. I will attach some pictures with this review. Consider it a heads up when purchasing.


This works amazing! The price was the best and it was in stock.



Its been great using this for the year. One link on the chains has rusted a bit is the only thing but not an issue.


E trailer was very professional to deal with after a couple of delivery hiccups(UPS) issues. Took the camper out for it's maiden voyage and the System worked great! defiantly recommend this product and company.


Works great in tandem with sway control. Easy to adjust ride height for different tongue weights.



Works great and easily adapts to various tongue weights.using wsway control.


Prior Curt WD Hitch was stolen off my truck so ordered the same product again since I'm familiar with it. NO SURPRISES! Just as advertised, same quality I've come to expect from Curt. In the process of getting it put together and use for first trip of the season.


It came With no instructions, had to go online to find manual in order to set it up


Well-made system that interchanged seamlessly with my last one. Delivery was prompt too.


Replaced a fastaway e2 with this. This hitch does what it is supposed to and with built in plate for friction sway control ball mounts it can be used with almost any trailer. The hitch was very easy to setup and I have transferred it between multiple trucks and setting up each time to about 20 minutes tops. Good reliable hitch.


I love it mostly. Only problem is when I turn sharp it pinch my plug in cord. I have rerouted that so all is good now.


The equalizer hitch we purchased was more hitch than we needed to pull our ALiner, but we found that we were glad to have made this choice. We traveled though the Rocky Mountains, Oregon, Yellowstone Park and back home without any hint of problems. The hitch worked so well that we had little to no sway, went up mountain passes with ease, and were pleased with the weight distribution. We did have a learning curve on how to use the hitch, but we are novices on pulling anything. We found that it was very easy to use.


I have done business with etrailer for many years. Be it trailer hitches, tow bars, brake controlers, mirrors - the list goes on and on. Everytime I do a new transaction with them their service, attention to detail and customer satisfaction reinforces to me the rightness of my decision to only do business with them. I have no idea what I will need next but I do know UNEQUIVOCALLY it will be with them!


I installed this in less than an hour. Worked perfectly with my camper. Gave me a nice smooth ride. I'm very happy with this set up.


Easy to install . Distributes the weight like it's supposed to . Thank you


The weight distribution system is pretty much standard you should order a new ball with this item.

Heavy duty putting it together if you don't have a one inch drive socket set you might consider taking it and your truck to a RV service center for setting it up. I have a 6000 lbs trailer and an F-150 works great.


I haven't had a chance to use the Curt hitch yet, but the service I got from etrailer was fantastic!! They had information available to match my needs with the proper hitch system....AND delivery time was quick and exceeded my expectations!


.Ability to lube load bars is a plus. Load bars should be removed during difficult backing


Two hours attempting to set this up and ultimately gave up and did not use it. It would not attach to my new trailer even with the pole tongue adapter. Worthless.


Put this on my 2013 Silverado 1500 for towing a travel trailer. It took about 90 minutes to install and make the adjustments. Seems like a good product so far. It will enable me to tow a travel trailer that would have otherwise been too heavy to tow.


Box was broken open, but all the parts where there.
Hitch looks well made , have not used it or assembled it yet, but I think it will work fine.
It is replacing my old hitch that has given me great service, but started giving me problems the last time I used it, it was 35 years old.


I will be making my living with this hitch and I trust Curt with all my hitch needs.


I can’t find the pin to one of the arms.


Does the job well, not really a system for someone who has lifting limitations.


The hitch and load bars are extremely well built and etrailers shipped it quickly. Very pleased with purchase.


Looking forward to getting this out to my camper so get it set up.
Looks like its a sturdy hitch setup. Love the Adjustable factor of it


Hitch does what it is supposed to with out the cost of buying from somewhere else. etrailer is by far the best price anywhere

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Is Sway Control Needed with Weight Distribution System on Newer Ford Truck
    Weight distribution alone is basically a form of "sway control". It will help reduce sway caused by cross winds or passing semi-trucks greatly. Going with additional sway control isn't always needed and since you have a the Ford sway control built into the truck already I would assume you would be totally fine without a sway control system.
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  • Bar Length of Curt MV 10K Weight Distribution System
    The spring bars that come with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17052 are 31-1/2" long.
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  • Using Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17052 on Vehicle With Auto-Leveling
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17052 you have is rated correctly for your 6,850 lb loaded trailer, as your tongue weight should be right in the 800 lb - 1,000 lb range of the system. So I think the issue is with the auto-leveling air bag suspension not allowing the set up to be complete. For vehicles with an auto-level system, what you will need to do when setting up weight distribution is first connect your fully loaded trailer with...
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  • Comparing Ground Clearance of Trunnion and Round Bar Weight Distribution Systems
    Trunnion Bar systems will have greater ground clearance under the coupler than round bar systems. However, the lowest point of the system would be the point where the chains connect to the ends of the spring bars. This would be about the same height on both types of systems. If you'd like to reply with the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, I'd be happy to recommend a system for you. I'll link you to some FAQ articles you might find helpful.
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  • Shipping Weight of Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052 referenced in your question has a shipping weight of 87 pounds. If needed you can also open the box and have the individual components loaded into your truck for easier lifting. For example the head itself weighs just 15 pounds while the spring bars will weigh around 14 pounds each. I have attached the complete installation instructions too that you can show your mechanic ahead of time so he can take a look at the process.
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  • How to Determine Tongue Weight of Trailer for Picking Out Weight Distribution System
    To determine the tongue weight of your trailer when it is unloaded or loaded will require you to weigh it. For more info on that check out the link I attached. The tongue weight of a trailer isn't always listed. 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 weight distribution...
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  • Curt MV Weight Distribution System C17052
    The country of origin for the Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17052 is the USA.
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  • Do Install Instructions Come with the Curt Weight Distribution C17052
    Yes, a set of detailed install instructions come with the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17052 that you referenced. I attached a link to them if you wanted to check them out now. I also attached a review video for this product and a couple other help articles on weight distribution.
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  • Is It Okay for Reese Pro Weight Distribution System 49903 To Have Different Spring Bars
    I can't exactly recommend using a weight distribution system with different spring bars because if the system is not providing an even amount of pressure on both sides, it could very well lead to issues like sway, porpoising, etc. Unfortunately, this system is discontinued and replacement parts like the spring bars are no longer available. Therefore, the only options we'd be able to offer is a new system, the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17052 which has the same 1,000 lb capacity.
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  • Are There Replacement Spring Bars for the Draw-Tite 3221 Weight Distribution System
    I do have an option for you but we do not have any options for replacement spring bars due to the age of the weight distribution system, they have been discontinued. Therefore, you will need to replace the system for which I recommend the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17052 which has a 1,000 lb weight capacity and it is very cost effective. It's a complete system that comes with everything you need for the exception of the hitch ball but you can use your existing for this....
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  • Do Round or Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Systems Offer Better Ground Clearance
    A weight distribution system with trunnion bars would definitely offer more ground clearance at the trailer coupler because the bars don't extend below the weight distribution head like they do on round bar systems. If you'd care to reply with the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your horse trailer, I'd be happy recommend a weight distribution system for you. I've linked you to an FAQ article that explains how to determine your trailer's tongue weight, as well as to an...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank that Allows 5 inches of Drop Recommendation
    All of the Curt Weight Distribution Systems like the part # C17052 that you referenced come with a standard shank that can only do a drop of 1-1/2 inches. The good news is that the Curt systems are priced so great that having to get a drop shank like the part # 17120 which can do 6-1/8 inches of drop still costs less than going with a different system that doesn't include a shank.
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution System be Used with Curt Friction Sway Control
    The Curt weight distribution system part # C17052 is perfectly compatible with your Curt Friction Sway Control Item # 17200. You'd just need to mount the smaller ball of the kit to the brackets on either side of the hitch ball of this kit and you'd be set. I attached a picture that shows what this will look like.
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  • Replacement Spring Bar Retaining Pin and Clips For a Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch
    We have the Curt Spring Bar Retainer Package # 17109 that will replace the pins and clips for your Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052.
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  • Can 800 lb Spring Bars be Used With 1,000 lb Curt MV Weight Distribution
    So long as the total tongue weight of your fully loaded 2022 Forest River Surveyor is between 600 lbs and 800 lbs, you can use the lower rated spring bars with the hitch head of your Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17052. The MV systems all use the same hitch head, which is why different rated spring bars are compatible. Having said that, without knowing your loaded tongue weight, it's impossible for me to know specifically if new bars are...
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  • Comparing Curt Weight Distribution Hitch Systems C17002 and C17052
    The two Curt weight distribution (WD) hitches you referenced, parts # C17002 and # C17052, are both round bar type WD systems that are intended for trailer tongue weights between 800 and 1000-lbs. Both include the same component parts (and both do NOT include a hitch ball or friction anti-sway mechanism). The main difference between them is that the MV # C17052 has grease zerks at the head to make it easier to lubricate that friction point. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt.
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  • Do Chain Hangers Require Trailer Frame Drilling for Curt MV Weight Distribution System
    The chain lift brackets that come with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17052 have a single 1/2" bolt that is used to secure the bracket to your trailer frame. The instructions call out to turn the bolt until it makes contact with your trailer tongue and then tighten it another 1/4 turn. The only time you would have to drill into your frame for a kit like this is if you didn't have the room for the standard lift brackets and you needed to install the brackets # C17005.
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  • Replacement For 1,000 lb Pro Series Weight Distribution With no Replacement Bars Available
    The Curt spring bars you mentioned won't fit a Pro Series weight distribution hitch as they are not designed to fit that head unit so they won't work. There are no longer Pro Series replacement bars available as they stopped making that version of hitch, so the only option available is a new system. Since you mentioned you had 1,000 lb spring bars you can use a similar Curt system: - Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17052 This is the most...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailers with Gross Weight of 7,000 Pounds
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If the gross weight of each trailer is 7,000 pounds that would put the tongue weight range at 700 to 1,050 pounds. Based on that I recommend going with the 1,000 pound system # C17052 over an 800 pound system....
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  • Weight Distribution System or New Shank with More Drop to Tow Trailer Level
    We cannot open the packages and swap out the shanks so the best option is to either just replace the shank that you have or choose a system that doesn't come with a shank and shank separately. You don't have to get a whole new weight distribution system if you just need a shank with more drop. You can buy just a shank. Most shanks are interchangeable amongst the different manufacturers. If the head of the weight distribution system you have now mounts to the shank using 3/4 inch diameter...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Trailer with 360 lb Dry Tongue Weight
    For the tongue weight you mentioned of 360 lb dry the Curt weight distribution system # C17052 would be rated too high and would give you a pretty harsh ride quality. The # C17051 with it's range of 600 to 800 lbs would be a much better option once your trailer is loaded and would have a higher tongue weight.
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  • Recommended 10K Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 8 Tall x 4 Wide Frame
    I do have options for you but the frame dimensions will cause problems for most systems. If you want to use one with chains like the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17052 then you'd have to swap out the clamp-on brackets for bolt-on, the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part # C17005. This system will have you covered while empty or loaded and it's easy to adjust this based on the load with the chains.
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  • Are There Replacement 10K Spring Bars for Hidden Hitch Weight Distribution System Model 40022
    The Hidden Hitch Model 40022 is a very old system and they do not offer replacement spring bars for this anymore. That said, we have an excellent option for replacement and it's very cost effective, the Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17052 which comes with everything you need except the hitch ball (2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C40030) and has a 10,000 lbs / 1,000 lb weight capacity.
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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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