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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the rigid ride you can get with other hitches that have built-in sway control
  • Want a really easy-to-set-up system with everything included
  • Have a trailer with 500 lbs – 800 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Have a lifted truck and need a decent drop
  • Put your gear through the ringer and need super-heavy-duty parts that will stand up to the abuse
Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17499 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - C17499

  • 600 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Curt
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt.


  • 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
  • Integrated active sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Spring-loaded ball bearings in system head rest in detents, applying constant pressure to help trailer stay centered
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Steel-on-steel friction helps to correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
  • Spring bars work with brackets to transfer tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle
    • Constructed of forged steel
    • Secure in system head with easy-to-use snap pins
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets mount directly to your trailer frame
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using adjustable head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • Grease zerks in trunnions make for simple maintenance
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, active sway control brackets, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


  • Tongue weight: 500 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 4" - 6" in from end of spring bar
  • Maximum trailer frame dimensions:
    • Height: 6"
    • Width: 4"
  • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6"
  • Shank measures:
    • 8" From the center of the pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes
    • 7-1/4" From the center of the pin hole to the closest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
    • 9" From the center of the pin hole to the furthest edge of the vertical adjustment shank
  • Spring bar dimensions: 35-9/16" long x 1" wide
  • 10-Year limited warranty

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shankn/a

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.

Integrated Active Sway Control

The TruTrack weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved primarily thanks to the specially designed system head.

TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings in Detents

On top of the trunnions, there are spring-loaded ball bearings that rest in detents built into the underside of the head. As you travel down the road normally, these ball bearings help to keep the trailer in a straight line by applying pressure inside these detents.

TruTrack Spring-Loaded Ball Bearings out of Detents

When sway occurs, the trunnions move inside the head, causing the ball bearings to come out of these detents. When this happens, the ball bearings ride along internal grooves in the head as they work to return to the detents to snap the trunnion back in place. This action effectively returns your trailer to center.

TruTrack Spring Bar Bracket

Additional sway control is created by the spring bar brackets. Most traditional weight distribution systems have spring bars that are suspended by chains. Although this ensures that the system is not so rigid as to create bounce in the trailer, it also permits a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Allowing the spring bars to hang freely also minimizes the tension described earlier. This limits your system's ability to hold your trailer in line behind your tow vehicle.

Not only do the brackets on the TruTrack work to constantly hold your trailer in line, but they also supply friction to force it back into place should any sway occur. The concept is similar to the way in which an add-on friction sway control device functions. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. The resistance created by this action limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.

Forged Steel Spring Bars

The TruTrack's 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, the TruTrack's spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.

Simple Spring Bar Setup

TruTrack Spring Bar Install

The support brackets of the TruTrack easily clamp onto your trailer frame to provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars on the brackets during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar onto an L-shaped bracket. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.

17499 Curt True Track Light Duty Weight Distributing Hitch with Sway Control - Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 8K

Installation Details C17499 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17499

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (386 Customer Reviews)

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head is adjustable so you can easily achieve the proper tilt.

- C17499

This TRU Track is great no more sagging, No more trailer swaying and the trailer response and control is outstanding.

- C17499

Curt Weight distribution and anti sway hitch arrived a day before scheduled delivery. It was doubled boxed, and there were no missing parts. Good job etrailer. Some reviews reported missing parts because of the heavy weight breaking the box.

Great. We have traveled over 12,000 miles with this product, and we still have a smooth ride.
Roger - 02/16/2021

- C17499

Hitch was as expected. Sometime gets a little noisy from friction. One of the holding clips that holds the sway bar to the hitch broke and I’m concerned about losing it. Need to find another one

- C17499

It does the job well! Our tow vehicle could handle (Ram 2500) our travel trailer (26' 6k) decent without but it makes our trips less stressful when it comes weather and traffic.

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Wow what a difference this made in my F150 pulling our Forest River Wildwood....it’s heavy duty and meant to last...the packing was excellent and service with etrailer.com was perfect...great people to deal with

- C17499

Well I wish I had purchased the next size down. We pull a 4,000 lb trailer with 400 lb+ tongue weight. my thinking was, after we got the trailer loaded with all of our camping junk we would need this heavier hitch. This thing is a beast. it's very heavy. that said, it has plenty of adjustment to get your rig level, it also seems to take any sway out of the trailer. So, just give it some real thought before you add more weight to the back of your tow vehicle than you need.

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by: 06/07/2021

Does a great job of keeping the trailer in-line, behind our truck. It did take some time to install and some getting used to. It does make noise when making tight turns but overall I have no real complaints!

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Installed it this past Saturday morning, for a new, larger/longer trailer that swayed a bit with my older chain-link equalizer system. Like doing anything the first time, it took awhile longer, figuring things out and having tools laid out. It would go much faster next time! Good instructions, got the set-up pretty good the first go-round (height and weight distribution and vehicle/trailer proper levels), did have to adjust it two more times to get it perfect. I do mean perfect. Got to the point adjusting height and loading on the equalizing/sway bars only took 15 minutes start to finish! Fine product, out on the road it worked great. The sway I had with the old chain-link equalizers was all but gone. Glad I spent the money for better safety!

Has worked as expected, performed well. I pull a 31 travel trailer with a 2018 Dodge Durango The match-up of pull vehicle to travel trailer is on the edge of acceptable and this set-up keeps it where it belongs, and on the very rare occasion, pulls it back where it belongs. 1000s of miles with no issues. I WISH they made a product that maintained friction and reduce some of the noise when turning sharp.
CAMny - 07/16/2019

The Reese Straight line Weight Distribution system is great on cornering and with dual cam forms of sway control, they are quieter than standard bar and L bracket style weight distribution. For a similar tounge weight capacity as your curent Tru Track system you would want to check out the # RP6607. It is rated for up to 10,000 pounds and about 800 pounds of tongue weight. Depending on your trailer though you will need to select the correct size, adjustable shank, and trailer ball for this set up, either a 2 inch or 2-5/16.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/19/2019

- C17499

Fantastic. Had a Reese trunion bar system for many years with a friction sway control. Worked OK but was missing something; Had bouncing with some sway. Just felt sloppy going down the road. Trailer is 5500 lbs with 650 lbs of tongue weight. Set this up per instructions. measuring front and back of tow vehicle and couple height. Hooked everything up and it is like a dream towing now. So glad I mad the investment in this system. Tow so nicely with no bounding and no sway. One system does everything and very well. Takes some time to set up with measurement and all but not bad. Al in all a great system and would recommend it!

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etrailer customer support is excellent! I talked to Nick a couple of times before ordering a weight distribution hitch for my travel trailer. I received the hitch two days after ordering but unfortunately there was some shipping damage so I refused the shipment. The next day etrailer processed another shipment and two days later I received the hitch which was in excellent condition. I would highly recommend them because of their excellent service and support.

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Product is as advertised. The trailer feels more stable when towing, both sway and bounce. I bought it for bounce, because I have a 1500 and tow a KZ 18’ travel trailer and I cart about 1800 pounds of tools in the back of the truck. The set up was simple. If you are not very handy it might take a little time, and get it with the ball already installed. I had to weld mine on, because Harbor Freights ball was 1” shank, and I needed it for the next day. Thank you. Joseph

- C17499

Wonderful service and products.

- C17499

Best unit for its purpose ! Grease daily with some Lucas White Lithium grease and you are good to go. Amazing how the sway control works. Well built. Better grab it with both hands due to its weight!

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Seems like a quality product, but do have a few issues. 1. The ball detent angle should be adjustable such that the bars center in alignment with the trailer frame. Each change results in about a 15 degree total angle change, so what happens is the left and right bar forces are working against each other with both balls out of detent while driving straight. The system needs finer adjustment so the balls can be in detent while driving straight. 2. Would be nice to have more than one bar choice, especially for a car hauler. Being able to swap out bars would allow setup running heavy and light without doing a head adjustment. With solid mounted bar hangars, it would be nice to be able to add some more spring tension without breaking out an impact. Due to this issue, I would say this sway control system is more suited to a trailer running a constant weight (travel trailer) rather than a trailer with a wider weight range (car hauler). Option B would be to give a second, lower tension shelf for the bar to be put on while running lighter. I may end up modifying my bar mounts to do this.

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Perfect fit. Easy install.

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Excellent product! Would recommend

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Just installed my curt weight distribution system on my truck. My truck use to slump terrible, where actually my chains would drag the ground and with my curt weight distribution system it is now perfectly level. I’m pulling 4600 pounds with my tractor and 20 ft trailer. Could not be more happy with the system and etrailer gets a big thumbs up for their help in getting me the right system and for their excellent customer service.

- C17499

Well worth it. The truck sits way more level and handles as if there wasn't even a trailer attached. This is my first weight distribution hitch so it took a while for me to set up but it wasn't too difficult.

- C17499

Just installed a week ago. Went on easy but instructions could be better. Etrailer videos made install a snap and only took 40 minutes. Make sure your hitch ball has a 1 1/4 “ shank as anything smaller will need an adapter. Makes my 33’ trailer sit and ride like a dream.

- C17499

Order delivered as promised. Impressed by the hitch itself. Only possible downside was that packaging was insufficient for the weight. Part of the top and ends ripped open with parts sticking out although everything was there.

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The product seems very well made and should work perfect for my truck and trailer. The external box it was shipped in was a bit dented in and torn up. It needed to be packaged a little better.

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I like it. The guy at the RV lot hates them because it a bit more work to install than the kind with the two chains. So what. I wanted certainty. It's slight overkill for my 28' RV but slight overkill is okay.

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Worked great. I no longer have the setup but it worked very well while I did have it.

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Tried out my new hitch today. It worked flawlessly. Pickup is a little lite for the load but this hitch made it work great.

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A little pricey, but a good product for a lighter camper. Easy Assembly and easy to install and remove from tow vehicle. Quiet

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 650 lb Tongue Weight Travel Trailer
    To select the proper weight distribution system for your travel trailer, you'll need to figure out its fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight, which should include the weight of anything stowed in the bed of the truck behind the rear axle. I'd recommend going with a system that provides an integrated sway control component as well, because travel trailers are susceptible to trailer sway caused by cross winds or turbulence from oncoming or passing traffic. For a budget friendly...
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS
    The Curt Weight Distribution System I recommend for a 2015 Keystone Hideout 260LHS is the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499. The TruTrack has integrated sway control which will do a much better job than systems with add-on sway control such as the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 with the Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200. Furthermore this option does not require drilling into the trailer frame, it offers easiest setup, and does not restrict the reverse...
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  • What is the Weight of the Head in the Curt TruTrack 8k Weight Distribution System
    I've got some good news! The head of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 only weighs about 32-1/2lbs, so it's going to be quite a bit lighter than the heavier duty WD systems. The TruTrack systems do not come with a hitch ball included so you would need one with a 1-1/4" shank diameter like the # A-90 (2" hitch ball) or # 19286 (2-5/16" hitch ball) to complete the setup.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for Coleman 5,000 Lb Camper
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 is what I recommend using for a 5,000 lb trailer. This system offers both weight distribution properties as well as integrated sway control which won't require any modifications to the trailer frame. The only other thing you'd need to complete this setup is a hitch ball, part # A-90 for 2" or part # 19286 for 2-5/16".
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  • Weight Distribution System For 7-1/2 Tall I-Beam Trailer Frames
    I do have an option for you but I can't recommend you weld the brackets of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 to your i-beam trailer frame as this will not allow the system to function properly and it would be very difficult to line up the spring bars with the vehicle. However, you will not need to weld the TruTrack brackets to the frame as there is a set of TruTrack brackets available that will work on trailer frames up to 8" tall and for that you will want...
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  • Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 4,500lb Travel Trailer
    For your 2007 Airstream Safari Travel Trailer, I would go with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17499. This has a tongue weight range of 500-800lbs and max towing weight of 8,000lbs. Since your travel trailer has an approximate weight of 4,460lbs and tongue weight of roughly 650lbs, this hitch will handle it well. This setup includes the shank that fits into a 2" receiver hitch. Make sure that your towing vehicle has a receiver hitch capable of pulling...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2020 Gulf Stream Kingsport 248BH
    The weight distribution system I recommend for a 2020 Gulf Stream Kingsport 248BH is the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 which will have you covered while empty or fully loaded. This system is a great option with integrated sway control so not only do you get the reduced sag/squat you also get better control of the trailer on the highway. The best part of all is that it's all bolt-on and pretty easy to setup. In order to complete your setup you'll also need part #...
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  • Weight Distribution System For 7,000lb Trailer
    We have systems that will be great for your weight class, but the Huskey system that you had # FA92-00-0600 was the largest GTW set up you can get. I do have one that works similarly and it's made by Curt which is also a very good brand. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17499 has 8,000 lbs GTW and 800 lbs TW. This is perfect for your new 7,500 lb trailer! It installs like your old Huskey system. If you wanted to go a little bit more beefy, you can get the...
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  • Is Curt 17499 TruTrack Weight Distribution Rated Correctly for 4800 lb R-Pod Travel Trailer
    The Curt # C17499 TruTrack is a great system, but it could rated a bit higher than what you actually need (depending on your actual as-towed trailer tongue weight). The system is designed for trailers with a fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight between 500-800 lbs. The best first step is to load your R-Pod up the way you normally would for a trip, then find its tongue weight. I'll link to an article that shows how to do this, but the Curt Better Weight tongue weight/payload scale,...
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  • Weight Distribution System with a 2007 Holiday Rambler Alumalite on a 2011 GMC Sierra
    The 2007 Holiday Rambler Alumalite has a gross vehicle weight rating of 7605 pounds and a gross tongue weight between 605 and 1140 pounds (depending on how it's loaded). The Curt TruTrack, part # C17499, has a maximum tongue weight of 800 pounds. As such, you may want to upgrade to a weight distribution system that has a higher tongue weight capacity. We have one that is very comparable to the TruTrack. It's the Fastway e2, part # FA92-00-1200. They're at similar price points, and like...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Towing 2021 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup
    A weight distribution system would be a great idea for your 2021 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup but there isn't a way to use it with a Weigh Safe ball mount that has a scale built into it. The reading wouldn't be accurate even if there was a way since the spring bar tension pushes down quite a bit on the hitch ball. Based on the weight you mentioned for your camper the Curt weight distribution part # C17499 that you referenced would work really great since it has a tongue weight range...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Trailer that has 650 Pounds of Tongue Weight
    The bars with your current Husky weight distribution system are going to be too heavy duty for your new trailer. Unfortunately, we no longer carry this line from Husky and we will not have the lower rated bars. With that being said, we do have the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 that will suit your needs. This is rated from 500 pounds to 800 pounds of tongue weight and will be the best option we have available for you.
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  • How Much Drop Does the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Offer
    The shank included with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 indeed only offers up to a 1/2" of drop when used with trunnion spring bars. If you need more than this then you would also need the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 which offers up to 3-3/4" of drop when used with trunnion spring bars. Unfortunately, the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System cannot be ordered with a different shank which is why you need to purchase the Curt Weight Distribution...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Sway/Control for 5000 lb
    The systems you mention, the Curt # C17499 TruTrack and the Fastway # FA92-00-0600 are both pretty similar, the TruTrack works with trailers that have tongue weights between 500-800 lbs. The Fastway # FA92-00-0600 is rated for tongue weights of 250-600 lbs, which could me a bit on the low side of your trailer tongue weight could potentially be approaching 600 lbs. The Fastway # FA92-00-0800 for tongue weights between 400-800 would be a better choice for you. From a quality standpoint,...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 5200 lb Camper
    Anytime the trailer weighs more than half the weight of the vehicle itself, weight distribution is recommended. To choose the correct system, you'll want to determine the tongue weight of the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer. I'll lnk to an article that shows a few ways to do this, but an easy way would be the # C51701 Better Weigh tongue weight scale from Curt. Since you're towing a camper versus a flat bed utility trailer, I'd highly recommend using a system with an integrated...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Work on R-Pod Trailer With 300 lb to 400 lb Tongue Weight
    To choose the best weight distribution system what you need to know is your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go R-Pod plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The ideal system would be one in which your TTW falls somewhere in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity. Since you mentioned you have a tongue weight of between 300 lbs and 400 lbs, if you had 150 lbs or so of cargo...
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  • What is Ideal Tongue Weight for Use with Curt Weight Distribution System # C17499
    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. Using the Curt kit part # C17499...
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  • Where to Install the Mounting Brackets of the Curt TruTrack # C17499 Compared to the Hitch Ball
    I spoke with my contact at Curt who said that the ideal location for the brackets is 28" on your frame from the hitch ball for the Curt TruTrack # C17499. He did say that they designed this Weight Distribution (WD) system so that you have a little more freedom in where you mount the brackets due to propane tanks or other accessories so there is a little wiggle room in the exact location.
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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for 5K to 7K Trailer
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 is the perfect option for a trailer ranging from 5,000 - 7,000 lbs. It offers integrated sway control as well as weight distributing properties. It only requires that you add a hitch ball to be complete, the part # A-90 or part # 19286. It will work wonderfully even when used with a set of suspension enhancements which are not always enough. The trunion spring bars will give the best ground clearance. It can also be used while in...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2021 Jayco Jay Feather X23B
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 is what I recommend for a 2021 Jayco Jay Feather X23B. It has integrated sway control for stability, built-in zerk fittings for ease maintenance, and a simple no-drill design. It also comes ready to use with a pre-torqued hitch ball.
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  • Where to Mount Spring Bar Support Brackets on Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499
    I spoke with my contact at Curt regarding the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 that you are installing on your trailer. He said that you can install the support brackets 6 to 6-1/2 inches from the end of the spring bar without issue. This is perfectly fine to do. The ideal bracket position is 4 to 6 inches in from the spring bar but going a bit over the 6 inches is much better than going below the minimum because as you mentioned, you can start to run into the risk of...
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  • Does Using A Weight Distribution System Add Stress To the Vehicle Frame
    Yes, a weight distribution system like the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 will add stress to both the trailer and vehicle frame. That said, this stress is not usually enough to cause damage. The only exceptions to this would be aluminum frame trailers. There are also some vehicles which restrict the use of a weight distribution system due to this stress which are usually unibodies. This info can be found in the owner's manual. I have attached a full list of our...
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  • Correct Sway Control Bracket Mounting Location for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
    The ideal location for mounting the sway control brackets on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17499 that you referenced is around 28 inches from the hitch ball. There is a little wiggle room with this particular system, so you will have no issue installing them 28-1/2 to 29 inches back from the ball. When determining if a weight distribution system is properly rated for your setup, the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number includes...
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  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Setup
    When using the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17499, which is a great system for your trailer weight and vehicle, you will initially setup your system just like you would a ball mount. So you will measure from level ground to the bottom of your trailer coupler when the trailer is sitting level to the ground. Then you will adjust the hitch ball height on your trailer to correspond to that measurement at the base of the platform the hitch ball rests on. I've...
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  • Why isn't 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Rated for Weight Distribution If Hitch that Fits It Is
    Weight distribution systems put a bit more torque on the hitch and frame of the vehicle due to the spring bars pulling up pretty hard on the head of the system. Not every vehicle/hitch is going to be heavy duty enough to allow this and not potentially damage anything. We have trailer hitches for your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas that are rated for weight distribution like the Draw Tite part # 76176 but if the manufacturer of the vehicle says you can't use a WD system we cannot recommend it either....
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  • Which Grease for Curt C17499 TruTrack Weight Distribution System
    A quality wheel bearing grease like # L11402 or the bearing grease you're already using would work just fine. You'll want to grease the trunnions by using the grease zerk and also brush some grease on the ball bearings above the trunnion as shown in the provided diagram.
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  • Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Winnebago Minnie Drop 170S Travel Trailer
    The Minnie Drop 170S has a dry weight of 2800-lbs, dry hitch weight of 315-lbs and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 3800-lbs. Its 31-gallon water tank when filled will add 258-lbs. Based on the GVWR of 3800-lbs your loaded TW should fall between 400-lbs and 570-lbs so using 500-lbs TW for the trailer plus your cargo load of 150-lbs you'll end up with an effective total TW of 650-lbs. The Curt TruTrack weight distribution and sway control system # C17499 is rated just right for...
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  • How to Set the Bracket Height on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Part # C17499
    When the instruction manual for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 states to set the bracket height closest to the spring bar position set with the jack earlier, they are referring to the when you raised the front of the trailer and back of the tow vehicle approximately 3" with the tongue jack. This then simulates the spring bars engaged and level to the trailer frame.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 8K Trailer with Limited Bracket Location Spacing
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