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Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from CURT. Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17332 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Weight Distribution Hitch - C17332

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

Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Trunnion spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
    • Bars are shorter than those in standard systems to accommodate your short-tongue trailer
  • 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
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases installation 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: 7-3/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Spring-bar length: 28-3/8"
  • 1-Year warranty

Included w/ C17332Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a 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.

17332 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Short Trunnion

Installation Details C17332 Installation instructions

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Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17332

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (94 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for your short-tongue trailer, this heavy-duty 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. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


I will never tow a trailer again without a distribution hitch.


E-trailer had just what I needed for a good price. The shorter than standard length distribution arms were just what I needed for my toy hauler. Product was well packaged. The delivery was unexpectedly FAST!!! Awesome service!


Had a chance to try this out several times on a 25' aluminum car hauler, work's great, total control. Thank you!


Product was received the next day. Packaging looks good. It is for someone else so hasn’t been opened yet. He will use it for anew trailer he bought to haul his duck decoys. Thanks for speedy shipping.


This has worked well over the year. Very satisfied.



Well, where do I start? First of all etrailer did not place the correct address on my shipment. They left out two very important lines. Secondly I had to call to get a copy of my invoice. They didn’t send it at the time of my order. Good thing I took a picture of the order number.
Next? Changing or adding to an address with UPS while the package is being shipped? Impossible! So I took the tracking number to the loading facility of my location 75 miles away and the super cool driver supervisor at UPS took my information and made sure I received my shipment.

Now… yes it arrived but like I’ve seen in many reviews the box was a mess! It has at least a roll or two of packing tape all over it to keep it together. I don’t know yet if I’m missing any parts. I won’t have time to look till next week. I can not imagine UPS would accept a box in this condition so I’m pretty certain the damage happened in transit. Bottom line IMHO Curt manufacturing needs to be held to account for this. If you’re boxing up something that weighs 120 pounds make sure your packaging is up to the task.

Would I order from etrailer again? That remains to be seen. Am I happy with my purchase? Don’t know yet, I need to install it. In this case I’m broke down in the middle of nowhere with a broken hitch that was supplied with my trailer that is very possibly too light for the trailer.

The saga continues! If all goes well with the install and the operation of the hitch then I’ll be happy. Just a BTW… I’ve seen reports that this hitch works fine till it breaks. Finding a bumper pull hitch for a 15,000 pound trailer is not as easy as one might think.


I use this to pull a camper and it works great. etrailer has been great to order from and they have very good products. I have ordered several items since i ordered this hitch from them. Give them a chance, they will do you right.


My first order wasn’t the right setup for what I needed, but I called Brent J at and he helped me get the first order returned. Then he took the time to get my order right (to research it) by looking at diagrams and pictures making sure it was what I needed and that I got everything I needed. He was so nice and very professional. The Curt Weight Distribution Hitch with Trunnion Bars (Part # C17333) was perfect for my setup. My truck pulls my trailer so smooth and I can tell a BIG difference now that I have the hitch how even and well-balanced it pulls. There’s no swaying either. So go to or talk to Brent J. They have all your towing needs and more, and at great prices too! Thank you so much!!


This how the box showed up with just a couple of pieces left in it. Then they act like they are doing you a favor to replace it. Package it right before you ship it.


I had an L shaped weight distribution hitch before I bought this Curt model from E trailer.If you the coop ape the two the older one wS easier to operate. The Pins that lock the chain brackets in please are difficult to remove and adding wd40 does not help also this new one seems to be lower to the ground,, making me bend over and sometimes or even get to my knees to hook it up .My wife used to be able to help me with the older one the new one she is not able so I do both sides myself . Also the part that connects to the truck you need to hold it sideways then flip the the release up and maneuver it he top 2 tabs into place , lot more work than the L shaped one I had. It’s ok otherwise.


I’m using this hitch on a two axle 20 ft car hauler that has a bit too much tongue weight when carrying a full size pickup. It works perfectly for this & is quick & east to remove & install.


Installed on horse trailer for stability with cab over while towing horse trailer.


One year later, working great. Good quality. I didn't use the lift brackets because I have a race trailer that had them already welded on. Glad this system worked with the existing welded-on setup of my trailer. E-Trailer was great helping me figure that out among all the different styles available.


Helpful salesperson quick shipment excellent product and well packed 1st class service all the way


This is a serious hitch if you are needing one that allows for up to1,500lb.tongue weight.
The build quality is very good and it fits our trailer which due to the V- Nose has limited space for the traditional longer trunnion spring arms.
We also like the spacers that are used to position the head for placement of the spring arms.
Unlike the head locks on most hitches, there is absolutely no way for this to slip or move after it is adjusted.
We have no doubts that we will get years of service from it.
Thank you!


Works Great, excellent service


I had a fastway e2 trunnion 12k pound hitch and hated it. It was great if you didnt need much pressure on the bars and always hooked up while on flat even ground. Most times I had to use a 3 foot prybar to get the weight transfer bars off the trailer and a 3 foot cheater bar to get the bars on!!! This 15k pound hitch from curt is great!!!! The welds could be better (pretty picky I'm a fabricator by trade) but nothing beats this style hitch. It may take an extra step if you want the friction brake but it is worth it. I run 2 friction brakes as I have a 38ft travel trailer and is pretty much a giant sail. The trunnion hitch couldn't handle that camper in the wind and there wasnt a way to adjust the bars for a windy day. but this hitch with 2 brakes works great. Dont always need 2 brakes but I like the option for when its windy out and we have a 2 hour drive on the expressway!!!


This weight distribution system and sway bar made a world of difference hauling heavy loads in my Big Tex 7'x14' dump trailer. We have hauled many heavy loads long distances through the curvy Mountain roads of central Oregon. Definitely levels my F250 4x4 pickup/Big Tex-7'x14' dump trailer combination and prevents the scary sway that we experienced on our first trip. We found that even the occasional high winds we experienced on two trips did not create a problem. The peace of mind and safety for us was/is worth every penny of the very reasonable purchase price. I was unable to use the standard chain hangers that came with the distribution system because of the battery and pump box location. The optional bolt on chain hangers worked great for me.


We're a first time travel trailer owners. I purchased the CURT weight distribution hitch. It's heavy duty and easy to assemble. Then I purchased the Draw-tite electronic brake control with a Tekonsha wire harness for my truck. After watching you tube to see how to find the brake control cable on my truck and assemble the electronic brake control it all works perfectly.


Exactly what I needed for my new travel trailer. Needed a hitch to support almost 1400lbs tongue weight, this fit the bill. Package was a little damaged, but its hard to hurt a hitch, nothing was damaged. Curt install video is the first thing that comes up on youtube. Description says "short arm" model, but it looks pretty standard to me, about the same size as my old Reese hitch.

etrailer is amazing, shipping was free, and it arrived to me in 4 days!


works great!


My weight distribution hitch worked perfectly. It was very easy to install and the instructions made it simple to adjust for the weight I was pulling. The sway control that I received was great as well holding me steady on the highway, even with strong cross-winds. An impressive product that I would definitely recommend.


Item was delivered had a minor issue with item Melissa from costumer service was the best at taking care of the problem. Very satisfied I have ordered from here in the past and will be using ETRAILER again Thank you Melissa for all your help .

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Can Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution System be Used with Surge Brakes
    The Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution system part # C17332 is surge brake compatible. Some WD systems don't allow the in and out movement that a surge brake requires but this system does so it would be compatible.
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  • Do You Have To Re-Setup Weight Distribution Hitch When Using A New Tow Vehicle?
    The system you have should do a great job for your trailer, and since it was working correctly on your previous truck it more than likely needs to be adjusted to your new truck to get it back to performing correct. Based on the pictures it looks like you have the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17332, so I have included the written instructions for you to look at to help you get the system adjusted correctly. For the...
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  • Are There Shorter Spring Bars for a Reese Weight Distribution System
    I do have an option for you but Curt is the only weight distribution system manufacturer that is offered with short arms. The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System part # C17332 for example has a 10K capacity and comes with 28-3/8" long arms. There's no way to use these arms with your Reese system this means you'll need a new system. These are the shortest spring bars we offer for a weight distribution system.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a V-Nose Trailer
    On a trailer with a V-Nose you cannot use the standard weight distribution systems with the chain hangers for the spring bars that go over the top of the trailer frame, but a simple bracket switch, and you can use a weight distribution system. Traditional chain hanger brackets go over the top of the frame, but a V-Nose trailer cabin sits on the top of the frame where the brackets need to go. What you will need to do is get a Reese weight distribution system like the Reese Strait-Line...
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  • Solution for Needing Better Trailer Frame Clearance with Reese Weight Distribution System
    I wish they were interchangeable but they are not. If you are having an interference issue with your Reese weight distribution system's chain hangers one easy solution is to go with bolt on hangers that would attach to the sides of the trailer frame like the part # RP58305. Since they do not go above the top of the trailer frame it avoids clearance issues.
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  • Replacement Spring Bar Retainers For Curt Weight Distribution Hitch # C17057
    The Curt Spring Bar Retainer Package # 17109 is what you need for the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057. The new retainers are held in place using screws rather than pins.
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  • Capacity of Curt C17307 Replacement Weight Distribution Hitch Head
    The Curt # C17307 weight distribution head is good for up to 10,000 gross trailer weight/1000 lbs tongue weight. The head is compatible with Curt trunnion style weight distribution systems like # 17302 and # C17332.
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  • Availability of Curt Weight Distribution System with Shorter Spring Bars
    We actually have a Curt weight distribution system similar to the # C17500 that has shorter spring bars with the ShortArm kit part # C17332 which has the same weight rating and spring bars that are 28-3/8 inch which would work great with the dimensions you need.
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  • Will Curt Weight Distribution System Help Reduce Sway From Crosswinds While Towing
    Since the sway happens in cross winds a weight distribution system would be exactly what you would need. If your loaded tongue weight falls in the range of the # C17332 this would be a great solution. This would be ideal for if your tongue weight falls between 500 and 1,000 lbs. Which your trailer most likely would. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Length of Bars on Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System
    The Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Systems have trunnion bars which measure 28-3/8 inches, according to the manufacturer. These are pretty common on V-nose trailers, and come with a couple of different tongue weight options. I'll go ahead and list those out below so you can choose the right one: - Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # C17332 - Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Shank - Trunnion Bar - 15,000...
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  • Replacement Frame Lift Bracket for Curt Weight Distribution System
    Thank you for the photo of what appears to be a spring bar lift bracket for a weight distribution system. I checked all such replacement parts we offer and it looks like you have a Curt system that uses part # C17208.
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  • How to Use a Curt Weight Distribution System on a V-Nose Trailer
    The spring bars of the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17062 that you referenced are 30-5/8 inches in length. A better solution for you might be the Curt Short Arm System part # C17332 that has the same weight rating as the system you referenced except the bars are 2 inches shorter. Otherwise you may have to go with chain hangers that bolt to the side of the trailer frame like part # RP58305. These don't require any clearance above the trailer frame for install so they should work well.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Limited Access to Tongue Area
    Curt offers their Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17332 that is rated for trailer tongue weight in the range of 1000-lbs. This system's spring bars are 2-1/4-inches shorter, at 28-3/8-inches, than most other bars and so they can be the best option when there is limited space at the trailer tongue. All you need to add is a hitch ball, either 2-inch # A-90 or 2-5/16-inch # 19286. If your trailer nose blocks access to the side of the trailer frame where the spring bar brackets need...
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  • Can Curt Short Arm Weight Distribution be Used on V-Nose Trailer With 25-1/2 Inches of Clearance
    Thank you for that photo, and we do have a solution here for you that will allow you to use the Curt Short-Arm system you mentioned, though you are right that as it is the arms are too long for your 25-1/2 inches of clearance. So what you will need to do is add chain hangers to the side of your trailer frame; you will bolt these onto your frame and this will give you a way to mount the Curt system. The system, along with the hangers are the following: - Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution...
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  • Short Arm Curt Weight Distribution System Spring Bar Length
    The Curt Short Arm weight distribution systems do have the shorter length spring bars that are 28-5/8 inches. The # C17500 uses the full length spring bars. For the Short-Arm equivalent you would want the part # C17332 instead. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Used on an Aluminum Frame V-Nose Trailer
    In order to see how the brackets install on a CURT weight distribution system, I have included a link to part # 17302. The bracket installation will be the same on the # C17332 system that you have referenced. As far as clearance, I spoke with my contact at CURT and he stated that on the C17332 you will need 28 inches from the center of the ball down each frame rail to allow the brackets that hold the chains to fit. If you find that your trailer does not have enough open space, there is...
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  • A Frame Trailer Lacks Clearance For Weight Distribution Snap-Up Brackets to Operate
    You will want to measure from the middle of the lift bracket. If you need short spring bars because the brackets that fit on the trailer frame would interfere with something, then there is another solution. Typical spring bars, round or trunnion style, are going to be around 30 inches long, give or take an inch. The exception is the Curt system, # C17332, which has bars that measure about 28-5/8 inches long. Another option would be to switch out the lift brackets for alternate chain hangers,...
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  • Curt Trunnion Weight Distribution System Recommend V-Nose Trailer with 1,100 lbs Tongue Weight
    For V-nose trailer you have to use a set of bolt-on chain hangers. This allows the brackets to install on the frame underneath the V-nose of the trailer without requiring clearance above the frame. If you went with a Curt system like what you referenced you would want the part # C17005, or if you went with a Reese system you would need part # RP58305. Since your tongue weight is 1,100 lbs the # C17332 that you referenced would not be the correct system to use since it is for a 1,000 lb...
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  • Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System Comparison
    The spring bars of the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Systems # C17422 and # C17333 both measure 28-3/8 inches. The difference between these two weight distribution systems is that # C17422 is equipped with sway control and also comes with a hitch ball. With the # C17333 system there is no sway control device and you will need to purchase a hitch ball separately # A-90. I have attached a Help Article titled "Common Weight Distribution and Sway Control Questions" for you as well.
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  • Short Arm Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for V-Nose Trailer
    You'd need to go with a Short Arm Curt weight distribution system like the part # C17330 which has a 600 lb tongue weight max, the # C17331 for if you need an 800 lb max TW rating, or # C17332 for if you need a 1,000 lb tongue weight max system. The bar of this kit are only 28-3/8 inches long which would work well with your frame clearance that has the V-nose at around the 32 inch mark.
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  • Are Bolt On Chain Hangers Necessary For V-Nose Trailer With 28 Inches of Clearance
    You are correct, the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System # C17332 is typically the solution for a V-Nose trailer like yours. The spring-bar length is 28-3/8". Unfortunately, with your 28" measurement it is impossible to say if you will have enough clearance or not. The chain lift bracket placement is based on the chain being vertical, not a measurement. The springs bars don't go straight back so that is to your advantage and gives you some extra room with them angled down. You also...
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  • Can Short-Arm Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Systems be Used on a 2006 Jayco Travel Trailer
    A short-arm weight distribution system such as Curt system # C17332 can be used on any trailer that will accept the lift brackets but was designed for short frame trailers. Please note that the arms are shorter, but not by a large margin. The Curt short arms are 28-5/8 inches long, only a couple inches shorter than standard arms. If the frame is occupied by a jack or propane tanks roughly 30 inches back from the center of the ball cavity in the coupler then you would have to use alternate...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used on a V-Nose Trailer With 22 Inches of Useable A-Frame?
    If you are getting sway issues, I can definitely recommend the Tuson Asymmetric Sway Control # 335TSC-1000. But from the picture and measurements provided, it does not look like we will have a weight distribution option available. I would usually suggest a Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System, like the # C17332, but the arms on this, though shorter than typical systems, are still going to be too long.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 4500 lb Enclosed Car Trailer
    Your first step will be to determine the trailer's tongue weight as it is when it's loaded up and ready to tow. I'll link you to an article that explains a few ways of doing this, but a wireless tongue weight/payload scale like the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044. In order to keep the tongue weight pretty constant, you'll want to be sure to load the car in a consistent manner, so it sits in the same spot in relation to the trailer's axles, so the tongue weight doesn't vary. Weight...
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