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  5. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  6. Includes Shank
Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 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 600 lbs – 800 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 - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17051 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - C17051

  • 700 lbs
  • Curt
  • WD Only
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • 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: 600 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 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.



17051 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Installation Details C17051 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17051

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (442 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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Very good product , does the job. Two things I don't like. The "snap ins" for the flex bars. Are you supposed to pull them out with your fingers? To release the bars? It hurts my fingers, to the point I can't do it. So I use an old large flat screwdriver, that's works. Second, the hair pins, they hurt putting them in, and taking them out. I had another hitch that did not have the engineering mistakes. Other than that it works fine. Pay attention to the instructions and videos , they help a lot. etrailers does a great job, They let U speak to a tech, if U want, he was a great help. I definitely would do business with them again.



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Curt 17051 weight distribution hitch. This hitch works great with my 2005 Chevy Suburban and equally well with 2011 Chevy Avalanche. The coil spring rear suspension on these vehicle ride really nice but sags a lot with my 26' travel trailer attached. The weight distribution hitch installed easily and after adjusting, the ride height is back to within one inch of the unloaded ride height and can be cranked up more if needed. The round bars can easily be installed or removed and have grease fittings. When the spring bar is turned sideways, the locking pin comes out of the groove and the bar falls out. This makes it easy to remove the spring bar. Sway control is definitely helpful for this combination. I'm using an add-on Curt friction sway control. I should have bought the whole kit with sway control included.



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It's been a year and so far, there's been no issues or problems. Once set up, it works flawlessly and really makes a difference on how the trailer and truck handles. I would highly recommend this to anyone!



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Product was easy to install and worked as advertised. My application was a bit odd and I went for a different solution after using it for a while, in the end to avoid the torque bars, I swapped the 2" hitch to a 2.5" hitch. Raising the trailer on the electric tongue jack made installing the torque bars a lot easier and I avoid the potential finger pinch at the chain/hook connection. The chain had a tendency to slip off the hook when applying the tension. My rig is heavy enough (1 ton) that the load distribution made little difference, for a lighter tractor I can see how it would improve the handling.



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George J., I received the Curt Weight Distribution System C17051 earlier this week and finally have time today to check everything. I have all the parts and should have it ready to go later this week. Thanks for the quick shipping and your interest in my satisfaction. Very happy with product looking forward to several years of services. Rodney


Comments
Thank you for taking the time to follow up on the Weight Distribution I purchased from your company.I still enjoy using the WD and I think it will continue to provide the same level of service for years to come.Thanks again and have a great Memorial Day weekend.
George J - 06/07/2016



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Trailer pulls much nice woth it on. Still get a good deal sway when I'm being passed by a larger vehicle. One of the little pins came out, how I caught was pure luck.



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Excellent quality product. I did alot of research before purchasing this weight distribution system and this one fit the bill perfectly. The shank is solid, not hollow like some other brands. The installation is not bad, alittle tedious to get measurements just right if not on perfectly level ground, but not too bad. Driving difference is night and day. Overall a great product for a great price. Extremely satisfied and I would recommend this to anybody looking for a quality product at a great price.


Comments
One year later, and still completely satisfied
Ben - 06/04/2016



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I am still attempting to get a good and safe ride. Every adjustment I make does not change a thing. This is not my 1st trailer I have set up and the other was great when adjusted.



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I have installed the curt 17051weight distributing hitch according to the easy to follow instructions. Test drove with camper connected and pulled very easy. Will be going on first long trip next week..


Comments
Used the hitch to tow a jayco 154 BH. Made towing easier. We have since traded to a little bigger camper and the hitch still works like a dream. I would recommend the hitch to anyone towing a trailer.
Robert P - 06/22/2019



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I am very pleased with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System that I purchased. It was relatively easy to install and the instructions were clear. I was able to level both trailer and pickup with a significant before and after difference. I do not have the additional sway control but have noticed very little sway and do not feel a need to add it. For the price I believe this system to be an excellent, effective value.



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The product itself is excellent but was delivered without the hardware bag with all of the fasteners needed to assemble the hitch nor did the package contain the hitch ball also ordered. I contacted eTrailer and spoke with Michele about the missing items and she apologized and said that she would contact Curt to get the hitch pieces sent to me. I received the missing pieces AND the hitch ball five days later. Have to give a better than good rating even though the last time I ordered from eTrailer I had no problems with getting what I ordered and gave an excellent rating that time.



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Overall I was surprisingly impressed with the build quality and thickness of the steel. etrailer Shipped the product in an outer box which was a nice touch. I am very pleased as usual. I have ordered from etrailer a handful of times and will continue to do so. Great prices and quality inventory.


Comments
I keep everything greased and out of the weather so the whole hitch is still like new. I still feel this is a great buy.
John B - 08/15/2018



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After researching online and after talking with local hitch installers I ordered the recommended product from etrailer! I found the price to be fair and after ordering the item arrived on time! We're very happy with etrailer and highly recommend them!



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Not my first experience with etrailer won't be the last. They have good service, helpful staff, quick shipping and good prices. The Curt weight distribution hitch is comparable to higher priced brands and works well for less money.



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Everything looks good out of the box. Instructions and assembly easy. Took maybe half hour to setup. I wish instructions were more specific regarding the type of grease, but otherwise very satisfied.


Comments
We like to use a Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease. I have linked the grease we use in our shop in both the Cartridge # L10301
UltraLube Biobased, Multipurpose Lithium Grease - 14-oz Cartridge
$12.81
and Tub # L10302
UltraLube Biobased, Multipurpose Lithium Grease - 16-oz Tub
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options.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 10/19/2019


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This equalizer assembly is exactly like another brand we put on another trailer, just not as heavy. This equalizer went on our travel trailer, gets used maybe twice a year right now. We pull this trailer or a 23' flat hauling a Jeep plus accessories (13500 lb. GVW) with a Ram 1500. Delivery was quick, all the parts were ok and there. Nice looking paint/powder coat.



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Very easy to install and set-up. Hard to imagine why I would want to spend more unless it included a sway control system. Very pleased with my purchase. My only small complaint was that I read many reviews from other customers of etrailer praising the speediness of their shipping; my order showed to be "in-stock" but took nearly a week before it actually shipped. Now once it left the facility the shipping was very fast.



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good product.easy set up, makes my silverado ride great.e trailer is great place to purchase items for r v


Comments
still fine.thanks for fast service, good product, and price
RL - 02/01/2019



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The Curt hitch is a quality product for the money. One suggestion to make the installation go easier. Use a old fashioned scissors jack to raise the tension bars to hook the chains on.



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Hitch is still in the box, never opened or used... How do I write a review? I'm going to put it on my local Craigslist, it's taking up room in my garage.


Comments
It’s still in the box, sitting in my garage, never opened, never used. Anyone want to buy it from me?
RJ - 10/05/2018



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Great experience! I contacted etrailer help desk, instant reply to my question. I ordered a complete hitch with extra parts, it came the second day! Amazing service. If you are looking for anything to do with any of the products they sell, you will not find better service anywhere, and with free shipping, I doubt if you will find a better price.



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Perfect fit for my setup. Easy install due to the videos on etrailer! Love it.



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Awesome hitch at and awesome price. I tried finding one on craigslist and found that buying here was only about $** more. In that case, I will go brand new every time. I haven't had a chance to put it to use yet, but everything looks great.


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The product has worked excellent. Its rugged, thick steel that has held up to many camping trips.
Timothy E - 06/15/2017



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Package arrived a little beat up on the outside but all was well inside. Parts appear well made. Directions are clear and straight-forward. I'll install shortly.


Comments
One year later, several camping trips with the trailer, no problems.
Rob - 08/18/2016



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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 3700 lb Fleetwood Niagara Pop-Up Camper
    With a weight distribution system, you want to choose a system based on the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. I'll link you to a help article that explains how to determine your fully loaded tongue weight, but since you've provided the GVWR (thanks for that, by the way!) we can make a pretty darn accurate educated guess. With a GVWR of 3700 lbs, the tongue weight of your pop-up will range from 370 lbs on the low side to as much as 550 lbs. Both the Curt # C17057...
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  • Are Spring Bars of Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems Interchangeable
    Since the Curt MV weight distribution systems all use the same head part # C17075 the bar sizes are all the same between the kits you mentioned of # C17051, # C17052, and # C17057 so what that means is you could swap spring bars down the road if you wanted to change the tongue weight rating of your system.
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  • Is Curt MV Weight Distribution System Correct for 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 may be a great choice for your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK but it will depend on a couple factors. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. According to my research your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK has a GVWR of approximately 4,500...
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  • Trailer Propane Tanks and Batteries Interfere with Lift Brackets on Curt Weight Distribution System
    The spring bar length in Curt weight distribution system # C17051 is 30-5/8 inches long. This will put the system outside the range you need but I do have a way to make it work with your trailer. Instead of using the lift brackets that come with the kit you could use chain hangers # C17005 that bolt to the sides of the trailer frame. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this Curt system. The difference between using the lift brackets and the bolt-on chain...
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  • Curt MV Weight Distribution Hitch for 10,000 lb GVWR Trailer
    For your trailer, which has a GVWR of nearly 10,000 lbs and a 950 lb dry tongue weight, the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 you mentioned is well under the capacity so it would not be a good option. It is for total tongue weights up to 800 lbs so won't ride stiff, it simply won't give you any benefit at all, but we do have the right system for you. What you need instead is the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17057. This system is going to be perfect for your 10,000...
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  • Correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 201BHXL
    The correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 201BHXL is part # C17051. The Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200 and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball part # C40030 or 2" Hitch Ball part # A-90 can then be added separately.
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  • Should Weight Distribution Raise Rear Suspension When Braking
    A weight distribution system is designed to redistribute some of the trailer's tongue weight up to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This helps level the vehicle when towing but you shouldn't feel like the rear of the vehicle is getting lifted when you are slowing down. You may have too much spring bar tension if that's the case or are using a system that's rated too high for your tongue weight if that's what you are experiencing.
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  • Can You Back Up with a Curt Weight Distribution System Installed
    As long as you are backing up mainly in a straight line you can back up with a weight distribution system like the Curt part # C17051 that you referenced. If the angle of the truck and trailer would get more severe than what you would experience while traveling forward you would need to disconnect the spring bars first.
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution Hitch for 2015 Toyota Tacoma Towing 2900-lb and 6500-lb Trailer
    The key to choosing a weight distribution (WD) system is to know your trailer's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) just as it will be when you head out. To this you need to add the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a loaded cooler. Since you noted this is not usually the case with your truck then the actual measured TW of the fully-loaded trailer will give you the information you need. TW matters when choosing a WD system because you want...
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  • How to Set Up Weight Distribution System on Vehicle with Auto Leveling Suspension
    I would recommend you just start over totally with setting up the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17051 on your trailer and 2009 Chevy Suburban. Like you said you will want to set the trailer on the hitch ball by itself first without the WD system attached to let the auto-level do it's thing. Once settled then you would go about setting up the system. For more information on that check out the install video I attached plus the install instructions link that is attached as well.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a Camper 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. Tongue weight is typically 10...
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  • Length of Spring Bars that Come with Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17051
    The spring bars of the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 that you referenced are 31.67 inches in length. The lift brackets on this system should be located a minimum of 33 inches from the center of the hitch ball.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan & 2000 Bantum Trail Lite Trailer
    If you are adding the weight towards the back of the trailer then the tongue weight probably won't go too much above the 480 pounds that it is now. When determining tongue weight you also have to factor in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of your 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. If all of that keeps the tongue weight below the capacity of Curt weight distribution system # C17051 then it will work well. You would just need to add a ball; # 40038 for a 2 inch or # C40030 for a...
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  • Weight Distribution Set Up For A 2014 Ford F-150 Pulling A Trailer With A 5000 LB Dry Weight
    Since your Ford F-150 has an 11,300 lb max towing capacity with braking and sway control built into the factory tow package you don't necessarily need weight distribution. Weight distribution transfers weight from the tongue of the trailer back to the axles to bring the rear of your truck back up to normal ride height. Keep in mind if you are pulling a 5000 lb trailer, as you add weight it could potentially lower the back end of your truck. When this happens the front of your vehicle raises....
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  • How To Adjust Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System
    The best way to setup a Curt Weight Distribution System like part # C17051 is using measurements. I don't have hard numbers for you using scales unfortunately, there are too many variables for each vehicle to use this method. The first thing you'll do is take a measurement at the front and rear of the truck unhooked. Then couple the trailer and re-measure. The goal is to get within 1/2" of the original measurements, you can use different chain links until this is done. Furthermore, there...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Bars Flex When Installed
    A slight bend in the spring bars of a weight distribution system is normal and just shows that they are doing their job. The bars are made of spring steel which is designed to flex. If they didn't flex the ride quality would be very rough. Since you have an 800 lb tongue weight system you will need to be sure not to exceed this figure with the loaded tongue weight of your setup. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well.
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  • Can the Curt Weight Distribution Systems Be Ordered With a Longer Shank
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17051 all come with a standard 12" long shank. If you like, you can purchase the above and then a longer 18" shank like the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 but there would be no way to combine the two pre-purchase. Please note you will also need a hitch ball in order to complete your setup, part # A-90 or part # C40030. We do have options for you that do not already come with the shank...
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  • Is it OK that Curt MV Weight Distribution Head Has Slight Play On Shank
    If the two 3/4-inch bolts, washers and nuts that secure the head assembly to the shank of your Curt MV weight distribution system # C17051 are installed properly and you have also installed the adjustment pin and flat washers you do not need to worry about the 1/8-inch of play between the head and shank. For reference, these parts are shown in the linked instructions as items 8, 9, and 10 (bolts, washers and nuts) and items 18 and 19 (pin and washers). When components are going to be...
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  • What Trailer Ball Needed For 8000 lb Weight Distribution System
    For the Curt # C17051 MV Weight Distribution system, the appropriate hitch ball will depend on the ball size required by your trailer coupler which should be stamped into the metal of the coupler. You'll need a trailer ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. For a 2 inch ball, use # A-90 or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball.
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  • How to Pick Out a Curt Weight Distribution System for a Camper 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. If your loaded tongue weight would...
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  • Will Valley Industries Spring Bars Work With a Curt Weight Distribution Head
    The weight distribution bars are not universal so you won't be able to use Valley Industries spring bars with a Curt head. It should also be noted that Valley Industries is no longer in business. Therefore, a new weight distribution system will be your only option. The Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17051 are very cost effective. If you can let me know the weight of the trailer I can make a specific recommendation, otherwise I have attached a full list of options below.
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  • Choosing the Correct Shank for the Curt MV Weight Distribution System
    In order to receive the best performance of your Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17051 I recommend using the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120. This is going to allow you to lower the trailer hitch ball an additional 2" so it is level with the trailer. If you were to tow the trailer unlevel, the amount of trailer sway you experience would almost certainly be higher than with the trailer level.
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation with Extra Long Shank for Tailgate Clearance
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that from the center of the hitch pin hole of the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17051 to the center of the hitch ball will measure right at 11 inches. He said that from the pin hole to the end of the shank measures 8 inches. For a shank that you could use with this system that is overall 16 inches long you could use the part # RP3214. This would get you to about 15-3/4 inches long overall from the pin hole to the center of the ball hole.
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution for 1997 Mitsubishi Montero
    If you were wanting the weight distribution system to prevent the rear of the vehicle form squatting when a trailer is hitched up, you might consider an Air Helper Spring system like the # AL60747 from Air Lift. The air springs mount inside your current coil springs, and can be inflated when needed to prevent some of that rear send squat. If you click the provided link, you can see the installation instructions. The leverage provided by the weight distribution system's spring bars places...
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  • Possible Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Chevy Silverado
    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. Without knowing more about your...
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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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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 755 lb Tongue Weight
    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. For a loaded tongue weight of 755...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
    The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 could very well be correct for your utility trailer. However, in order to confirm this we would need to estimate your total tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer in addition to the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. A good rule of thumb is that the tongue weight of the trailer will be around 10-15% of its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). If the above figure...
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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 or Suspension Enhancement for my 1995 Ford F-250
    It appears all of your weights are inline. If you load your trailer with about 700 lbs of tongue weight sway will not be an issue. There is not a great deal of profile for wind or a passing semi to get a hold of or a weight issue your dealing with as you can move the car forward or rearward to get the right tongue weight. With a tow rating of around 10,000 lbs. and a 5,500 lb. trailer you should not experience a great deal of sagging and I would not want to mess with weight distribution...
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