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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Tension in head only activates when needed, so the ride's not as rigid as it can be with other 4-point setups
  • Everything's included, even a pre-torqued hitch ball
  • Head tilt adjustment makes this one of the easiest systems to set up

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • L-brackets and pins aren't quite as heavy duty as those on other similar systems
  • It's a newer system that hasn't yet been proven effective over time
Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17500 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - C17500

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

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.


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
  • 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 preset positions on system head - no more piling on washer after washer
    • 5 Preset adjustment points to choose from
  • 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, chrome hitch ball, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • 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
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 4" 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
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 35" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Torqued Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
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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.


Head Tilt Adjustment

TruTrack Head Position

The TruTrack's unique head adjustment method sets it apart from traditional washer-style setups by taking the hassle and guesswork out of finding the correct tilt. The main drawback with the washer method stems from the need to add or remove washers to determine the proper tilt. So each time an adjustment is required the hitch head must be disassembled so that the washers can be either removed or stacked on, and then reassembled. Not only is this time consuming, but the trial and error necessary to determine the precise number of washers can be frustrating.


The TruTrack simplifies the entire process by giving you 5 preset adjustment points to choose from. As a result, you can quickly and conveniently achieve the proper tilt without ever needing to disassemble the head or keep track of washers. To fine-tune the system simply start out in Position 1, which is the lowest head tilt setting. This setting applies the least amount of tension to the spring bars. As you continue to adjust the head tilt, more tension will be applied to the spring bars. Work through the positions in order until the correct tilt setting is determined. Once your tow vehicle is level, use the oblong washers in conjunction with the shank bolts to secure the head to the shank in the desired position.


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.



17500 Curt True Track Weight Distributing Hitch w/ Sway Control - Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 10K

Installation Details C17500 Installation instructions



Video of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - C17500 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number C17500. This is the Curt Tru Track Weight Distribution System with sway control. The unit's going to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control. It's going to create a more level ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. Now this unit is going to have the integrated active sway control that's going to limit your side to side movement of the trailer. We're going to have spring loaded ball bearings in the system head that's going to rest in detents. That's going to help apply constant pressure to help the trailer stay centered.

We're also going to have our brackets that are going to keep our spring bars in place for a rigid system. It's going to hold your trailer in line. With this unit, you don't have any lift chains to worry about so that's going to eliminate unwanted movement of the spring bars and you're going to have steel-on-steel friction. You have these L brackets that come down and wrap around the bottom bar and then a tab that comes up and wraps around the top of the bar. That's going to be that steel-on-steel friction that's going to help correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers. Now the spring boards are going to work with the brackets to help transfer the tongue weight evenly to the tow vehicle. The spring bars are constructed of forged steel so they've very strong.

They're going to be secured in the head assembly with the easy-to-use snap pins. It's very easy to install them in there and it's very easy to remove them from that assembly if needed. Now the overall length of the spring bar if we we're to take this out, the spring bar from end to end would be 28-3/8ths of an inch long. Both spring bars are going to be identical. This is a trunnion bar design. When it comes to the clamps right here, the brackets for the trailer frame, it's a no drill installation. These are going to mount directly to the trailer frame.

Multi-hole design so you can customize it to make sure that it's going to fit your particular size of trailer frame. Then here at the head assembly, it's going to have the 2-5/16th inch hitch ball pre-installed already torqued to the specifications from manufacturer. You can get the desired tilt that you need with the head assembly. Now this is going to use a very different design, but it's proven true already. You're going to have these two spacers right here, one on each side. I'm going to rotate this around so you can see it a little bit better.

We're going to have these six holes here at the head assembly. This is going to offer five preset adjustment points to choose from when it comes to the tilt. Of course, you would have your hardware in place, but through a combination of using these holes and the tabs here on this spacer, you can customize the tilt that you need for your application. This is a lot easier than compared to that traditional washer design where you have to pile on washer after washer. You don't have to worry about that with this system. Again, you can get that desired tilt by using the preset position on the system's head assembly, which eliminates the old washer design and again, this is going to offer five pre-set adjustment points to choose from. When it comes to maintenance, the unit's very easy in that regard too because here at the back of the head assembly where the spring bars go in, we're going to have a grease zerk on each side, allows you to easily attach a grease gun, pump the grease that you need to in there and get everything lubricated. It offers simple maintenance. All the steel's going to have that black powder coat finish on it, very strong and durable. It's highly rust and corrosion resistant. You're going to get the hardware that you need to get the head assembly attached to the shank and you're going to get your standard 5/8th inch pin and clip to get the shank secured inside of the 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. Now again, it is designed for 2 inch by 2 inch hitches that are rated for use with weight distribution systems. This unit's going to offer a tongue weight of or capacity of 800 to 1,000 pounds with the maximum gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 pounds. When using this in the rise position with the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to offer a maximum rise of 7-1/2 inches from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of our hitch to the top of the ball platform. If we we're to take this and rotate it over to the drop position and move the head assembly to the lowest setting, that's going to give us a maximum drop of 1/2 inch. Now this shank, it's going to be your standard six-hole adjustment. These holes are going to be separated apart from one another on center by an inch and a quarter. If we we're to take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes, it's going to measure 8 inches. From the center of the pin hole to the closest point of the vertical edge here of the adjustment shank, that's going to be 7-1/4. Center of pin hole to the outermost point of the adjustment shank, that's going to be 9 inches. Really nice design. It's also going to come with a lift bar. That way you can easily get the spring bars up on the brackets and get it in place even when there's tension on them. This is just going to help you gain the proper leverage that you need. It's got a nice rubberized grip on here so you can use it in different conditions or you can use it with gloves on, whatever you want to. That's also going to help you stay a safe distance away from the moving components as well. Again, really nice design. Ball's already pre-installed. The brackets are unique to this system. Can adjust to fit a variety of frame sizes and you're going to get everything else that you need. It's also going to come with your detailed instructions. It's going to walk you through the installation process. It's going to help you get everything adjusted to how you need it, especially with the tilt and everything with the new system. It's going to go over the ball bearings, that Tru Track design, very unique to this system as well, and a really neat system. It really does fight to get back into place, that center align to keep your trailer centered. It seems to be a great weight distribution system and I hope you have a lot of success with it. That's going to do it for today's look at part number C17500.


Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17500

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (225 Customer Reviews)

Built-in, active sway control keeps your trailer in line by using specific tension points and steel-on-steel resistance. System head has 5 preset adjustment options to choose from so you can easily achieve the proper tilt. 2-5/16" Ball included.

- C17500
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Changed from a chain type WD this bar/bracket system. Rating very close to the same. This c17500 is MUCH better. I can backup and drive off pavement with this sytem and it works great! The tow vehicle and trailer are level and other than the extra weight behind me slowing acceleration, it rides great. 1500 Avalanche towing 6000lb loaded small toy hauler. 570474



- C17500
by:

I use this WDS to pull a Surveyor 32RLTS with a 2014 Ram 1500, HEMI with 3.92. The TT is 7800lbs, and It feels great with no sway even with the trailer being 36 feet long. I really enjoy the ability to be able to adjust the hitch head unit to level out the truck and trailer. It took me 20 minutes for the initial installation and another 15 minutes to get everything leveled. Make sure you have a 1" 1/16 socket and 1"1/18 wrench to make the process easier. I'm glad I was able to research WDS before I purchased my TT. If I would have purchase the WDS at the RV dealership, I would have paid 200 dollars more for the same of most likely lower quality. Another great product provided by etrailer at a great price. I placed my order with short notice and to my surprise we received it two days later ready for a 600 mile trip. As always, I make my purchases last minute, but once again etrailer and UPS always bail me out and my me look like a hero.! 367322



- C17500
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First off etrailer.com had a ton of information and the website was able to answer all my questions. My weight distribution hitch showed up fast and as described. Hitch was easy to install and worked exactly as described. I tow a 4000 pound camper with approx 400-800lbs of tongue weight depending on bed and camper load. I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. This hitch is easy to adjust and leveled the load. This hitch also allows backing up and that was a major selling point. 191299


Comments
I will be towing up to 5500lb with my 2016 TRD OFF ROAD DC auto, Do you recommend this hitch Thanks Tom C.
-- comment by: Tom C - 10/24/2015

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- C17500
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Ordered online and then made a second order. Called first thing in a.m. to have orders combined in order to save on shipping. Customer service was excellent. 3 to 5 Day Shipping arrived in 4 business days. Curt Tru Track works great. I cant believe the difference in towing. Smooth and straight as an arrow! The product was easy to put together and instructions were simple. I started putting it on at dusk and finished by the light of streetlight with no big issues. Easy to adjust! I installed this unit after talking to some professionals. They said going up on tongue weight is not a big issue. The Tru Track is rated for 1000lb GTW. My application is on Jeep Grand Cherokee with 500 lb tongue weight capacity and 5000lb Gross Tow Capacity. Havent tried all competitor brands but very happy with the product! 383101



- C17500
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Bought this since we went from a fifth wheel to a travel trailer. I like that there's no sway bar to fuss with. Installation was pretty easy and straight-forward. It was pretty difficult to find just the right tension setting. You may need to replace your tongue jack (as I did) since you will have to lift the tongue of your trailer with the truck attached at least a few inches to put the trunion bars on. Sway control seemed to work pretty well. 647825



- C17500
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This is the first time I have ever done any review about anything but I felt compelled to let everyone know about etrailer.com. First thing was the easy web site navigation and the help looking at my towing needs. Im a first time travel trailer owner. After finding my proper hitch and ordering it, it arrived 3 days later from UPS but the package was broken open and 3 parts were missing. I called etrailer.com and explained the problem and let them know I had a group camping trip planned in 7 days. They sprang into action and started the claim with UPS. I watched the tracking on line through their web site but it never left e trailer so I called on Monday and talked with another customer rep and explained my situation about leaving on Wed. with the group. She looked into it and said it was e trailers fault that somehow it didn't get shipped but she would get it out ASAP. This was Monday around 3 pm. By 8 pm I received an e-mail with a order number saying it was being shipped next day so I would have time to install it and make the trip on Wed. I have never been so impressed with a companies customer service in my life. A big THANK YOU to Chelsey, George and Im sorry I don't remember the last gals name but you did give me your desk phone number and said to call direct to your desk if I had any more problems. As for the product I haven't used it yet but its built with solid steel and I cant imagine it not working but if it doesn't I know e trailer will take care of me. Thank you again etrailer.com !!! 421445



- C17500
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I like this little weight distribution system. I bought it mostly for the anti-sway features but the weight distribution system works well. I pull a 7 x 14 enclosed tandem axle trailer loaded with two motorcycles, all my camping gear, bicycles, motorcycle clothing, tools, canoe, motor etc. I pulled the load from Utah to Montana and back and didn't even know the trailer was back there. I'm very pleased and the price was $500 less than a local distributor wanted for a similar system. As always, etrailer service was outstanding. I'll try to post photos later. 216240


Comments
Im still very pleased. I did find a way to dent my trailer by turning too tight but thats not the fault of the equipment. Everything Ive purchased from E trailer has worked perfectly.
Dan D - 08/01/2016

19858

- C17500
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First: I attest under penalty of RV hell that this is not a paid endorsement of either the product or etrailer...lol Word to the wise. Before we installed this product, we installed an electric tongue jack and a cordless impact drill for $70 from Harbor Freight. Both of these helped the quality and efficiency of the install of this system...it would have been a lot more work cranking up and down on a manual jack and then also cranking up and down to fine tune the weight distribution system. Now, on to the review: This product was easy to install and has almost totally negated the visible swag on the rear suspension of our tow vehicle. I was anticipating having to purchase E-rated tires and air bag suspension for a 1/2 ton pickup. This equalizer works well enough that the tow vehicle looks fine. I realize this is the intent of the product...but have to say that it probably saved over $1000 in further modifications. I must also really brag on your installation video. We were not certain about installing it ourselves...but with the video combined with the great instructions, it was easier than we ever thought would be possible(this also saved us at least $150 on installation costs for what would have been an inferior product). I considered putting the pics of the trailer hooked up without the system, but am afraid I would be laughed off the internet for what could have passed for an episode of "Sanford and Son". Trust me, it made a big difference. I'm inspired enough from this install to try and install a brake system for the same trailer. Looks to be a great video for it as well. We purchased it from etrailer and combined it with a wiring harness to fit my exact make/model of vehicle and I'm hoping it will be as good of an experience as the sway control system. Great job etrailer and kudos to your video crew(s)! 213179


Comments
Product is still working great. In fact, we moved up to a one ton vehicle and had to transfer it. Obviously the height is different, so we used the same video for the install to adjust it to the new vehicle. Works great!
Cody W - 07/19/2016

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- C17500
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Really like the way it keeps my vehicle and travel trailer level. Pretty easy to set up and use. I give 3 stars because the hardware that sets the angle bent after 6 months of use on a 3000 lb travel trailer. I torqued them all to spec, so not sure how it happened. I was able to order the replacement parts, but for the amount paid it should last. This is no fault of etrailer, they were great. 627971



- C17500
by:

I bought this to replace an older style equalizer hitch (with the chain bars) and needed to add anti sway, which my old hitch did not have. Adding an anti sway bar to the old hitch would have cost a couple hundred $$ with welding and ball installation, so I opted to just start over. My application is a 24' (box length) 10000GVW toy hauler that was wagging from time to time. I have many years of towing experience with pull behinds and fifth wheels so I knew what I was looking for while shopping. I have had Curt hitches before and know that they are a quality product. The Equal-i-zer hitch was considered but it was more in cost. In the end, the mechanics of the Curt hitch were superior to the Equal-i-zer for less money. Installing the hitch was easy and took less than 2 hours. One adjustment was necessary to get the proper tension on the bars and adjust them to no more than 4" hangover on the bar tray, as well as level towing with the equalizer factor. There is no option but to get it installed correctly, so if you don't have any or limited experience with installing hitches, get help from a friend who has or get professional help. You don't want your camper flailing down the road or in the ditch because of improper hitch installation. First trip out on winding mountain roads with very windy conditions was excellent...no more wagging trailer...very impressed Backing the trailer in the campsite with relatively tight jack-knife potential angles was not a problem with no issues with the bars. I watched closely with these tight angles to make sure no problems were awaiting me, and no problems at all. Instructions recommend removing the bars with tight turning angles and that would be a good idea if the angles were were getting to extreme. So, I highly recommend this hitch for load equalization and anti sway. The Good: Easy to install Performs as expected The Bad: No torque specifications that I found for the bolts, so I just rompt on it with a breakover bar to get it tight. Installations instructions were about a C+ Hitch head itself is VERY heavy so be prepared to grunt and swear as you remove or reinstall it from your truck hitch. 436382



- C17500
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I am disappointed by the weight of the hitch head. When I spoke with e-trailer, I was looking for a lighter head than my Husky (40 pounds). This one is a full 60 pounds and is a brute to lift and maneuver. No way can I lift into storage compartment or back of my truck. I am figuring out a shoulder harness system-but be warned-it is VERY heavy. I did not want to pay the restocking fee or shipping back, so am giving it a try. If it proves to be too much for me to handle, I will sell it and get something with a lighter head It came very well packed and totally intact, but I was told 2 boxes and it was one box 118 pounds. That was a big challenge! Instructions are good and it was easy to get the ball to the correct height-again the head is very heavy as you are trying to get the correct hole on the shank. Extra hands would be helpful but I'm doing this on my own. In the process of installing on trailer and had to move relays and other stuff out of the way to mount the brackets. Picture shows what I had to move. It's about 34-35" back so keep that in mind. I have a narrow frame and the bolts provided are about 1.5" longer than needed. I went and got shorter bolts because they need to be removed when adjusting brackets for a different tow vehicle. Of course you will need deep sockets, and 2 large (1 1/8 I think) for the head I haven't used it yet but heading out on long trip so it will be tested. I'm rating it before testing-one star off for the weight and difficulty moving it. Not for anyone weak! 646483



- C17500
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WOW is all I can say. I have a 2017 Ram 2500 pulling a 31ft bump pull Hideout travel trailer. I had the old style WD hitch that use the chains. Last weekend we had 20-40 mph winds coming home from camping. I could not get over 45mph with fear of losing the trailer and my truck. I had done a lot of research on C17500. All the reviews were great. So then it came down to who I was going to buy it from. etrailer was the last place I had found who sold them and I could not believe the price. It was cheaper then anyone I could find. I order it on Monday night and it was at my door Friday morning. I put it on today Sunday the 18th of February. It took me about a hour from start to finish. I got it to less then 1/2 in of sag on the back and about 1/4 of rise on the front. Now was the moment of truth. Taking back to it storage home during the week. I took the hwy to get a idea of how well it worked. Almost immediately I could tell it was everything and MORE then I hoped. 75mph later and not a wiggle or movement of my truck or trailer. Passing 18 wheelers with out a worry in the world. I was TOTALLY amazed how well it worked. If you are looking for a Sway control WD Hitch look no further. Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. You will not regret it. 476910



- C17500
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I bought and installed this hitch so my brother could pull my trailer across country. Installation was the Curt Tru track C17500 WDS on my 2017 Coachman Catalina Legacy Edition travel trailer, being pulled with a Ford F-150. This is the first experience I've had with installing and using a WDS. Instructions were clear and simple to follow, and after about 3 hours and going through various hitch tilt settings to get enough weight on the front axle, we were ready to go. I would have given a higher rating, but I did encounter a problem with the A-frame placement on the trailer tongue. With my tongue, it was impossible to place the A-frames at the required 4" from the end of the spring bar due to the cross support angle iron that holds my battery. At first, I tried placing the A-frames behind the angle iron, but that put them at only 3" from end of spring bar, causing the spring bar to slip out of the L-bracket on a tight turn. I ended up having to cut part of the angle iron away in order to move the A-frames far enough forward to keep this from happening. I'm just curious if others have had this same problem and if etrailer and/or Curt are aware of this potential issue, or if possibly I was sent the wrong hitch for this particular trailer. Seems to me that the spring bars should be a couple inches longer for this particular setup, to keep this from being an issue. We were on a tight schedule, so I didn't have time to contact customer service to help resolve this matter...so I just went ahead and modified the trailer as needed. Other than that, the system seems like it is going to work just fine... my brother left out today hauling the trailer from GA to AZ. We'll see how it goes. 486868


Comments
Weight distribution systems are only specific to the tongue weight of a trailer, not to the design or the trailer make and model. Unfortunately, the sheer numbers of trailer makes and models would make it impossible to fit guide them correctly to provide fit information for specific trailers.
-- Mike L - 03/20/2018

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- C17500
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Some clip adaptations to my trailer didn't quite yield the load leveling I was hoping for, but it definitely makes a difference. I added air lifts to my Tahoe as well and between the two, i am good. I only wish i had a source for the little L shaped clips that hold bar in place horizontally. Those are the only "spare" parts i could use.... Overall I am happy with this, glad I bought it.... 359515


Comments
Thanks for your business and your review, Jim! I have good news! The L-brackets to which you refer are available as a replacement part C17508. I hope this helps!
-- Laura E - 04/03/2017

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Comments
Hitch is terrific. As I mention in my post, I would love a pair of those tiny L clips that hold the torsion bars in place. Mine bent up early on and while Ive sorta straightened they would work more safely if I could get new. Thoughts on how I can get those?
Jim N - 04/02/2018

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Thanks for the follow-up and reply. We have the complete replacement L-pins as part # C17513
Replacement L-Pins and Clips for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Qty 2
$7.30
, which included 2 L-Pins and 2 clips. Additionally the frame brackets and installation hardware available as part # C17508
Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control
$59.21
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- C17500
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I've owned this weight distribution hitch for a year now. Hauling travel trailers and 5th wheels professionally, I needed a unit that was dependable and one that would hold up to the rigorous demands of a professional hauler. Although the shipping box took a real beating during transit, miraculously everything was there. I would highly recommend this unit to all who pull a travel trailer to their vacation destinations. This unit will give you a stress free experience with no white knuckles while passing the big rigs on the highway. The trailer will follow a straight, true track behind you. Enjoy your driving experience. 312360



- C17500
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This is a quality product and serves me well. I do think though, the original E-Qual-Izer may be a bit better. 627773



- C17500
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After hearing what others have said about this system, I expected this to be much better than the traditional systems with chains with the sway control. This system is okay. No better and no worse than a traditional system. If I had to do over again I would get the traditional system. It is my recommendation to save some cash and get the traditional system. 606506



- C17500
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Arrived on time and looks like a quality product Thanks etrailer for excellent product and service. 771082



- C17500
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I haven't used this product yet, but I'm so happy with it. It is made very well. I'm very pleased on the quick delivery. It only took 1 1/2 days from when ordered till it was delivered. 765721



- C17500
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Excellent follow up service after some coaxing. Received the WD, box was extremely damaged and instructions look like a dog got hold of them. Also the the sway bar lift tool was missing, made setting in L brackets difficult. When I called to get the lift bar sent I explained it was time sensitive , and I was obviously expecting all the parts I paid for in good faith. I was told it could only be sent by ground and would take a week. I explained I did not have that long. After pushing they agreed to ship by air. Received today and WD installed and ready to go. So all on all after some trials it all worked and WD seems to be a solid purchase. 763125



- C17500
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The hitch arrived when promised. The weekend I installed the ball and trunnion assemble on my truck. The hitch is well constructed and will be easy to adjust the lift bar angles when I get the trailer loaded. I am very pleased with the hitch. 749268



- C17500
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The missing parts from the box showed up today. Everything now looks great. Thank you etrailer for your good follow-thru on this product issue. You did great!! 695029



- C17500
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Ordering product was easy, confirmation of order processing was fast, delivery was right on time. 652232



- C17500
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Works and operates as advertised. But I am the loudest, squeakiest , guy in the park when I pull in and turn. Cannot say I wasn’t warned by some testimonials, but I never dreamed it would be SO Loud. 643653



- C17500
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When we bought our Lance 1995 travel trailer the dealer said we didn't need an equalizing hitch. Boy was he wrong, after pulling this on a couple trips with my F150 in windy conditions it was outright scary. Bought this set up and now pulls like a dream. Sway is gone and going over uneven pavement on the interstate truck is much more stable. Great price, my initial adjustment was off by one position and easy to fix. So glad I made this purchase. 628868


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer that Weighs 7,500 lbs
    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. Since your trailer is 7,500 lbs...
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  • Troubleshooting Truck Sag with Trailer and Weight Distribution System Connected on 2019 Ram 1500
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # C17500 you referenced is rated for total tongue weights between 800 and 1000 lbs. Based on your camper dry weight, it does appear that once loaded and with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck you should be in the appropriate range. I've attached some articles to assist. If you aren't getting any difference in sag between when the system is engaged and when the bars aren't under load, then it appears you may not...
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  • Difference Between Curt Weight Distribution Systems C17500 and C17501
    The difference between the two systems is that the Curt TruTrack # C17500 has a tongue weight capacity between 800 lbs and 1,000 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 10,000 lbs while the Curt TruTrack # C17501 has a tongue weight capacity between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs with a maximum gross towing weight of 15,000 lbs. This is important because 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...
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  • Correct Curt Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2018 Keystone Bullet Premier Ultra Light 30RIPR
    It looks like your current system is a Curt MV like part # C17052 which is supposed to help with the distribution of weight but doesn't include any sway control. This is why you were having issues with the wind. There are friction sway control bars like part # 17200 that you can add to your system but they are not as effective as a system that has the sway control integrated into it. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution (WD) # C17500 does have integrated sway control so it will help...
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  • Bent Head Tilt Spacers on the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
    You can attach the photos in response to this email. It would also help if I knew the part number of the product you were referring to.
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  • Best Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 400 Pound Tongue Weight
    When picking out a weight distribution system it's important to make sure your setup's total tongue weight, which includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle, falls comfortably within its weight capacity range. If your trailer's loaded tongue weight will be around 400 pounds the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500, which has a tongue weight capacity of 800 to 1,000 pounds, will definitely...
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  • Length of Spring Bars on Curt TruTrack 17500 Weight Distribution System
    I checked and the spring bars of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 are 35" long and 1-1/4" wide and based on your photo and the necessary positioning of the brackets. I do have a solution which could work for you, however. Since the TruTrack you asked about would be for a 900 lb total tongue weight I assume that you need a system with that tongue weight rating. The Equal-i-zer # EQ37120ET has brackets that can be positioned 27" - 32" from the center of the coupler. It...
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  • Can the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 be Purchased Without the Shank
    You can piece out the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 with the following part numbers that include everything but the shank: Trunnion Spring Bar - # C17536 (need 2 of these) Spring Bar Lift Tool - # C17512 Frame Brackets - # C17508 Replacement Head - # C17507 Hardware Kit - # C17550 2" Hitch Ball - # 63018 or 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40085 This is slightly more cost-effective than purchasing the whole assembly, but also keep in mind that the assembly comes with...
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  • Choosing Correct Weight Distribution Hitch for 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Travel Trailer
    Trailer weight distribution hitches (WDH) such as the Curt TruTrack systems # C17499 and # C17500 do come in varying weight capacities. Selection of the correct one for any given towing setup is based on the actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW). It is true that using a system rated for much more than your actual TW will cause poor ride quality. In the case of a WDH more is not necessarily better. All you need to do to select the right setup is measure your fully-loaded trailer's actual...
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  • Replacement Spring Bar for Older Curt TruTrack 10,000 Pound Weight Distribution System
    For your Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System (10,000/1,000 pounds) # C17500 the correct replacement spring bar is the part # C17536. The shorter 28-1/2" bars that you currently have are no longer made. This replacement bar measures 35 inches long and is completely compatible with your existing Curt head (which we have verified with the manufacture), but you will need to replace both bars so that they have an equal length. I have attached a short video review that you can check out...
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  • Replacement Parts for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500
    I have some good news to offset some of that anger from recently being scammed. We do indeed have all of the replacement parts available for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 and I will list them out below. Replacement L-Pins and Clips # C17513 Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool # C17512 Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar (quantity of 1) # C17536 Replacement Frame Brackets # C17508 Replacement Hardware Kit # C17550 Replacement Head # C17507 I have also attached...
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  • Recommended Curt Weight Distribution System on 2017 Ford F-150
    Would you be able to get back to me and let me know what you are referring to in terms of "Curt product?" I assume weight distribution system but want to make sure. Thanks for the inquiry and any additional info you could provide would be very helpful.
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  • Additional Frame Brackets for the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System
    It sounds like you're looking for a second set of frame brackets to make it easier to set up your Curt TruTrack, part # C17500, to a second trailer. That's a pretty good idea if you ask me. And pretty easy with part # C17508.
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  • Comparing Curt TruTrack and Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Systems
    Between the Curt TruTrack system # C17500 and the Husky Center Line system, # HT32218, the differences are basically cosmetic. There are some slight differences in the design of various components between the systems but they function the same. The Curt system is rated for 800 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight and the Husky system is rated for 800 to 1,200 pounds tongue weight. If it were me I would go with the Curt system since it costs a bit less. I have linked videos of both systems...
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  • Can You Back Up with a Curt Weight Distribution System Installed
    You can back up with the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17500 that you referenced as long as you are backing mainly in a straight line. Some systems are more strict on this than others, but basically you don't want to end up in a jack knife situation with a WD system installed as it will bind up the bars so bad that something can break or the bars will fall out. For a similar system that does not come with a hitch ball so that you can install and use a 2 inch ball like part...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch C17500
    My contact at Curt confirmed you can use their Replacement Hardware Kit # C17550 to replace the missing components in your TruTrack weight distribution hitch # C17500. The kit includes the following (2) Wire-lock linchpins (2) Head tilt washers (1) 3/4-10 x 5" Hex bolt (1) 3/4-10 x 4" Hex bolt (2) 3/4"-10 Nylock nuts (1) 5/8" Hitch pin with clip
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  • Can the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems Be Used On a Trailer With L-Shaped Frame
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17500 can be used on a l-shaped trailer frame. In order to do so you would simply just take a block of wood and then use that to take up the space between the frame brackets and trailer frame. There isn't a ton of side to side pressure on the frame so the wood can be used as a substitute since there would still be a steel backing.
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  • Can You Back a Trailer Up with the Curt TruTrack part # C17500 Installed
    With weight distribution systems like the Curt TruTrack part # C17500 you can back up as long as you are going mainly straight. If you are going to jackknife the trailer you would need to disconnect the bars.
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 5,500 Pound Trailer
    If you use a weight distribution system rated higher than the total tongue weight then the system will not be effective at distributing the weight and will make for a very stiff ride. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For a tongue weight...
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  • What is the Difference Between 2-Point and 4-Point Sway Control
    Weight distribution systems that have 2-point sway control generally have sway control just at the ends of the springs bars on the trailer side. On the Fastway systems for example the L bracket that secures the bar to the frame bracket can be tightened or loosened to adjust the amount of sway control tension on the bars. A system with 4-point sway control such as Curt # C17500 or Equal-I-zer hitch # EQ37100ET has the 2-point as mention above and then also sway control where the spring...
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  • Does More Tension on Weight Distribution Spring Bars Transfer More Weight to Front Truck Axle
    The more tension that is on the spring bars such as those in Curt system # C17500, the more weight is distributed to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. It wouldn't be just on the truck side or just on the trailer side. I am glad that you noticed and corrected Camping World's mistake. That could have caused you some problems!
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  • Weight Distribution System Needed for Towing a 6,800 lb Dry Weight Trailer with a 2018 GMC Sierra
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution (WD) System # C17500 is a popular system that does include 4 points of sway control; 1 at either of the trunnion bar heads and 1 at either bar where it sits on the bracket. Since there are 2 bars that gives you 4 points of sway control. The TruTrack includes everything that you need for the WD system but since it does only have a max drop of 1/2" you need a different WD shank to accommodate the large rise you have. Out of the linked selection of...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Trailer With 8 Inch Frame
    There is a solution for you to use a weight distribution system with your motor home. I recommend you use a system with chain hangers such as the Reese Strait-Line # RP66074, as height will not be an issue. Width still matters though, and the Strait-Line can only be used if your trailer's frame is a maximum of 2-1/2" wide. The Reese system is for total tongue weights between 700 lbs and 1,200 lbs, and in order to choose the most appropriately rated weight distribution hitch, you will...
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  • Choosing Between Fastway e2 and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System for 2015 Grey Wolf 26RL RV
    The Curt TruTrack # C17500 and the Fastway e2, part # FA92-00-1000 are very similar. Both are rated for up to 1000 lb of tongue weight or 10,000 lbs of gross trailer weight. Both are covered by a 10 year warranty. The Curt TruTrack includes the 2-5/16 inch trailer ball, while the Fastway system would use a # EQ91-00-6100 ball that's sold separately. If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick the TruTrack because the tilt of the ball is easier to adjust, and because its weight distributing...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Fit a Forest River Grey Wolf 26DBH Travel Trailer
    To determine if Curt TruTrack weight distribution system # C17500 will work with your Forest River Grey Wolf travel trailer, or any trailer, there are some measurements that are needed. Basically the point of the measurements is to determine if there is room for the brackets that mount on the trailer frame. The brackets will mount approximately 31 inches back along the frame measured from the center of the ball cavity of the coupler. Looking at pictures of the trailer it seems like...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System Be Used on Aluminum Trailer Frame
    Not all aluminum trailer frames are strong enough for use with a steel weight distribution (WD) system. It is possible that the stronger steel WD components could put too much stress on the frame. If your trailer has an aluminum frame you'll first want to check with the manufacturer. Locate your trailer's VIN, model number and manufacturer information and contact the maker. They will ask you about your typical weight loads and other details about your towing application. They will be...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2 Horse Trailer Weighing 3,200 to 4,200 Pounds
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 t0 15 percent of the gross trailer weight (but could be more). For a trailer weighing 3,200 pounds to 4,200 pounds the tongue weight range should be around 320 to 630 pounds....
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  • 1,000 lb Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation with 2 inch Hitch Ball
    For a somewhat similar weight distribution system as the # C17500 except without a ball mounted you would want the part # 17302. This system does not have the same sway control though. Then for a 2 inch hitch ball you would also want the part # A-90. For a WD system that is more similar the Fastway e2 part # FA92-00-1000 would be your best option as it is a trunnion setup with the 2 point sway control.
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