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Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 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 1,000 lbs – 1,500 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. 2-5/16" Ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Curt. Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number C17501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 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. 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 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, chrome hitch ball, pins and clips, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 15,000 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.


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.



17501 Curt True Track Weight Distributing Hitch with Sway Control - Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 15K

Item # C17501

Installation Details C17501 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - C17501

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (387 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. 2-5/16" Ball included.

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I the hitch looks well built. I think I was sent an older model of this hitch because it came with the spacers instead of the Cam for adjusting. I wish I would have gotten the one with the CAM to adjust it. It took me a while to figure out how to put it together because of the spacer and the wording on the instructions. I do like the hitch but if I ordered it again I would request that I get the model with the cam for adjusting.



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Great product. Using it on a 14K bumper pull trailer that is set up with a diesel powered air compressor and Greener Blast Technologies GBT 760 Slurry Blaster for mobile abrasive blasting. Total weight of trailer setup is just under the rated limits for my truck. Took quite a bit of measuring and adjusting to get to the final setup but it is great and doing the intended purpose of moving weight to the front axle. No way I could safely pull this load without this hitch system.



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Last month we went to SD and Tenn,the TruTrack worked flawlessly for almost 4000 miles. Great product for use with our truck and toy hauler.. Chevy Silverado 1500 and XLR27qb boost,



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Excellent product, was as described and not to difficult to install. Only needed to adjust brackets one to level unit out. Would recommend this product to anyone who needs a weight distribution hitch. Will be using this on my 2014 extended cad f250, to pull my 36 ft keystone Laredo rv. Many who wander, are not lost!



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This hitch saved us. When we hooked up the loaded trailer the truck sank to the ground. Could not have made the move without it. That being said, you probably wonder why this is not a 5 star rating. It is very difficult to install and level, unless you have done it before. It took two people several hours to get it put together, installed, and leveled correctly. Its definitely a two person job, as it is very heavy. However once leveled it worked like a dream. Disconnecting and reconnecting is also a little bit of a chore. With all that said, this is well worth the money.



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What a great purchase, easy to install and after an adjustment the 7800 lb dry weight, 35 foot camper tows like a dream. Instructions were clear and simple even for a camper towing newbie. This unit was picked due to the possibility of getting a heavier camper later and not wanting to buy another hitch. Service from etrailer was outstanding and the price was the cheapest I found.



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Good trailer hitch. I was using the basic chain weight distributing hitch with added sway control. This is much better.


Comments
Yes good hitch. Works good no problems with it.
Norman - 01/21/2019



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Got my original order but the box was damaged. Checking the box against the manufacturer’s paperwork inside and found the following items missing. 1. Large spacer 2. Both Spring trunnions bars Contacted etrailer customer support and talked with them about the damage Which happened during shipping. Customer support got the information from me and immediately got my missing parts shipped out to me and in less that 48hrs. I received the replacement parts. I compliment etrailer on their customer service, great job etrailer. I highly recommend etrailer as they have shown to me they value their customers and stand behind what they sell.



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I use this for towing my 32' travel trailer and enclosed utility trailer. I haul a lot of weight and these fit all my uses. Etrailer's customer service is second to none. I will pay more for my purchases just for the peace of mind knowing a company always stands for their customers



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The curt anti sway hitch performs better than anything I’ve ever used. You never see the trailer behind you. The weight dist is awesome. We have f350 /lance truck camper and 26 ft car trailer In tow. I can’t picture anything working better.



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The weight distribution hitch was shipped very quick The product was as shown, its extremely heavy duty. It made a huge difference pulling our Travel Trailer that weighs 10,000 LBS


Comments
GREAT Love the Product and the customer service was great as Always!!!!
justin m - 05/05/2021


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This Curt Weight Distribution system performs great. I pull a 12,000 lb trailer so I have room to spare.



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I needed a weight distribution system and quickly realized that Curt was the best around. You get what you pay for so why not get the best!? Very simple to install and with the correct routine maintenance this will last forever, Shipping was fast and box was In good shape when it arrived.



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I called and ordered on Monday, it was at my door step on Thursday. Very fast shipping. Easy to install. It made a huge difference towing my 14,000lb load (excavator and trailer) with a 3/4 ton. I can hardly feel the trailer behind the truck now. Very nice set up, would definitely recommend.



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works fine towing my car hauler behind my motor home.However I had to modify the frame brackets because they hung too low with the 8" frame rails.


Comments
The frame brackets and pins are not robust enough.Ive bent mine twice as my car hauler rides so low
Bobby H - 06/29/2020


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Heavy duty and very well made!! I pull a 33ft. T/T with 2 slides, Curt Tru Track system works very well. Compared to similar style weight distribution systems, Curt is definitely a better value!!



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For the setup its pretty simple but I would recommend two people just to make setting it and tightening the bolts a lot easier. The setup is similar to the 17500 model just how you set the tilt is different. For sway control it has worked great and hasnt let me down in 3000 miles of travel so far.



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PIA to set up. No video to guide you. I had to watch two different video to just get an idea how to set up. Got lucky that I installed at the RV dealer and their hitch tech took pity on me. See end of message for install tips. The brackets that are installed on the trailer have a fixed configuration. The PO of the trailer had left their brackets on trailer. That manufacturer's design afforded flexibility. That design allows for many variations in tension beyond Curt s degree of hitch tilt. The stem welds had to be ground down in order hitch head to go on. Shipping box was in shreds when UPS delivered it. I helped him get it off his truck. As we did it, the tension bars broke out of the box and I lucky enough to grab them. On the road the hitch worked great. Towed new - to-us 32ft trailer 6500 lbs, 890 miles to get rig home. Towed the entire length of Nebraska, it has CROSS WINDS! Installation tips. You will need 3" deep 15/16 socket. A 1 1/8 socket Torque wrench that provides 200 lb Grinder might be necessary. Dry fit on ground to check for fit. Trailer doesn't have to be on level ground. Just make sure the frame is parallel to ground, same distance to the ground at front and rear. Make sure TV is in straight line to trailer, to get brackets in right location. Instructions at one point tell you to lift trailer and hitch 3". Tech said to go as high as you can, only stop when TV rear wheels cone off ground (I chocked front tires) . The higher you go the easier to place tension bars on trailer. Do same when removing ! My trailer hitch (according to the tech) was quite high. At max tension setup I was not getting enough leverage. Bought a another hitch ball with a 1" riser. (Took two of us with a two foot breaker bar to remove Curt installed ball. )



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The mounts that the bars go on need to have an adjustment to them



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Purchased my 25’ toy hauler a year ago and it came with a husky weight distribution with the additional sway control. This set up sucked trailer would start to sway at 65/70 on the freeway and with semi truck traffic. Bought this setup and towed with it this week 180 miles two lane speeds of 65/70 with crosswinds what a difference no sway at all and much better ride I would recommend this hitch to anyone.



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This hitch is perfect for the trailer I bought. My truck doesn’t sag and I’m not getting any trailer sway when towing.



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Trailer camper we bought it for was totaled before getting to use sway bar. By the time I asked for a partial refund request was denied due to time lapse. Still new in box unopened



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Easy installation. Towed approximately 3-5k last year with no problems



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There's not help that much wish I would have just spend the money and got the higher dollar ones



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Easy install. Took a little to get all set right for my truck and camper. Love it!


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Does 15,000 lb Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Provide Better Sway Control Than Curt TruTrack
    This is a really good question, and while the 15,000 lb towing/1,500 lb tongue weight Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 is a nice system, the system with the best sway control is indeed the Reese Strait-Line, so there will be an improvement with the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution with Sway Control # RP66130. The reason why is that while the TruTrack has a nice 4-point system of friction sway control, this is effective by correcting sway, while the Strait-Line essentially...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 27’ Airstream Travel Trailer
    Given that a trailer's tongue weight is at the worst case 15% of the trailer's GVWR (assuming that the trailer isn't overloaded), that would place your maximum tongue weight at about 1100 lbs. Although the Curt # C17501 TruTrack weight distribution system would work fine for you, I'd recommend going with the # EQ37120ET from Equal-i-zer. This system is rated for tongue weights up to 1200 lbs, which is perfect for your setup. Curt makes a fine product, but weight distribution isn't a...
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  • Upgrading 10K Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution to 15K TruTrack
    The Curt TruTrack # C17500 and the Curt TruTrack # C17501 actually use different head units too so you would need 2 of the Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar # C17537 as well as the 15K Replacement Head for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17509. Aside from that though you can use everything else.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch For Camper Trailer With 300-500lbs Tongue Weight
    I have a different weight distribution hitch recommendation for your 350-500lb tongue weight range, but the lowest rated Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch is rated for 500-800lbs tongue weight so it will be a bit stiff for your camper. Instead I recommend going with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Hitch # FA92-00-0600 which works with tongue weights between 250-600lbs so it would be the perfect option for your specific trailer. This hitch has built in two point sway control...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 7,500 Lb Trailer
    The typical tongue weight for a trailer with 7,500 lb GVWR will be between 750 lbs and 1,125 lbs. Therefore, the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17500 which is rated for 1,000 lbs would be ideal. This system has clamp-on frame brackets so there's no drilling required. It has integrated sway control and an included hitch ball which comes pre-torqued. In regards to the propane line you'll have to bend or relocate this if it's in the way but there not much else you can...
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  • Do I Need Suspension Enhancement to Tow 5th Wheel with 2015 Ram 3500?
    In reality, your Ram 3500 is well equipped to handle towing a 5th wheel trailer of that size, and shouldn't have any problems. However, it's never a bad idea to add something like the SumoSprings # SSR-312-54 to help keep your truck level when towing a 5th wheel load- since you'll likely see some added stress when towing. These will do a good job at keeping you level and minimizing sway that can occur because of passing trucks and cross-winds. These SumoSprings work independently from each...
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  • Where Will The Mounting Brackets For Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch C17501 Get Installed?
    The mounting brackets of the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Hitch # C17501 you were looking at will be placed roughly 33" back from the center of the hitch ball location in the coupler of your trailer. If your A-Frame is too short to accommodate this length you will need to go with the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # C17422 which will have mounting brackets installed roughly 28" back from the center of the coupler. Both of these hitches are rated for...
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  • Which Shank Comes With The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System C17501?
    I confirmed with Curt that the correct replacement shank for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW # C17501 is the Curt Adjustable Weight Distribution Shank - 8" # C17100. I attached a short demonstration video for you to check out.
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  • Does the Curt 15K TruTrack Weight Distribution System Come with 2.5" Shank
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17501 all come with the standard 2" shank with 1/2" drop. That said, you can add the 2-1/2" shank part # C17132 separately which has an 8" drop.
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  • Operation of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Bars and Pivot Shaft
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control like # C17501 should have almost no vertical play on that pivot shaft with the bars engaged unless you apply significant weight to that individual bar. The force from the bars should keep that trunnion shaft and spring mounted ball securely in the designed indentation so that the spring ball will help keep the trailer straight behind your tow vehicle. There needs to be movement on that shaft to allow the bars to move slightly...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Keystone Outback 335CG Towed With Lifted Truck
    I looked up the specs for your 2021 Keystone outback 335CG, and have found it has a GVWR of 10,500 lbs. Since the tongue weight of a travel trailer is typically 10-15% of the loaded trailer weight, your travel trailer will have a maximum tongue weight of 1500 lbs. In order to choose the correct weight distribution hitch for your needs, you'll need to determine tongue weight of your travel trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to tow. I'll link you to an article that lists a few ways...
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  • Adjusting Trailer Mounting Brackets for Curt Weight Distribution System
    Most weight distribution systems have a bit of a range for where the frame brackets can be attached to the trailer in relation to the hitch ball to allow for some wiggle room. This is to account for situations like yours where something on the trailer prevents the ideal placement. For example the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 uses brackets that can technically be mounted on the trailer anywhere between 28-1/2 inches to 31-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch ball....
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  • Difference Between 4-Point Sway Control of Equal-i-zer and Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems
    Thanks for your question. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - 15K system # C17501 you mentioned is a 4 point sway control system. The four points consist of the 2 points where the trunnion bars meet the frame brackets and the other 2 points are near the head where the trunnion bars integrate. There is a spring loaded ball bearing that is another point of friction on each bar giving you the other two friction points. I've attached a photo to assist. This...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer With 9,500 GVW
    You really would want to determine the loaded tongue weight first to pick out the best option but most likely the higher rated # C17501 with it's tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,500 lbs would be best option. Typically trailer tongue weight is between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight. With campers we have found that it leans more on the 15 percent side which would work well with the # C17501. Also, the weight behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle needs to be considered...
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  • Weight Distribution System or Rear Air Bags for Towing a Trailer
    The best solution when truck sag is caused by a trailer's tongue weight is a weight distribution system. This is because a properly rated system will actually re-distribute this weight over both axles of your truck and the trailer to create a level ride instead of just providing additional support like air bags. A weight distribution system with integrated sway control will also just help to create a much more enjoyable towing experience with limited side-to-side movement and much fewer...
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  • 2016 Ford F-150 Sags When Attached to Horse Trailer with Living Quarters
    In order to prevent sagging while towing with a 2016 Ford F-150 I do recommend a weight distribution system, the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17501 is one of the best options for the money and would be suited for your tongue weight range. I understand the trailer will have less tongue weight when the horses are loaded but the Curt TruTrack has a pretty large range so you should not have any issues though you would need to readjust the system to get the best performance....
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  • How to Determine Best Weight Distribution System
    No, if you use a weight distribution system on your trailer that is rated higher than you need, your trailer will be bouncing. 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. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify...
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  • Does Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Shank have the Rise/Drop to Tow Trailer Level w/2016 F-250
    Given that your 2016 Ford F-250 is a 4x4 and has large tires on it there is a good chance that the shank included with Curt weight distribution system # C17501 doesn't have enough drop to tow your trailer level. First we need to figure out how much drop (or rise if the trailer coupler is taller than the hitch receiver) is needed. With the truck and trailer on level ground but not hooked up to each other there are a couple of measurements needed. Measure from the ground to the top of...
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  • Will Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution C17501 Work on a Trailer with 7,294 Pound Dry Weight
    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. But it does not include the weight of the weight distribution system because it is essentially supporting itself. Curt TruTrack weight distribution system # C17501 is rated for 1,000 to 1,500 pounds tongue...
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  • Pro Series Weight Distribution Head Weight Capacity When Bars aren't Connected
    The picture you submitted shows a weight distribution head that has a 1,000 lb tongue weight and 10k total trailer weight when the spring bars aren't connected.
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Trutrac System Digging Into Brackets
    Based on your photo, the system was not setup correctly so the bars that should be applying friction to the brackets evenly is only hitting on that inside edge of the bar. That will not carry the weight correctly and definitely can cause scary sway. The head of the system needs to be positioned correctly and so do the brackets for proper function. I highly recommend you correct the alignment of the system and replace the brackets with the Replacement Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System When Getting Close To Tow Vehicle's Weight Limit
    The best way to determine if your Tundra can tow a particular trailer (This is the best way but not necessarily the easiest) is to load the vehicle just as it will be loaded when taking it on a trip with the trailer and weigh it on a commercial scale. Once you have its loaded weight find the Tundra's gross combined weight rating (GCWR) on its spec sheet inside the driver's side door. Subtract the weight of the loaded vehicle from the GCWR. What you are left with is the maximum amount...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with 900 lbs Max Tongue Weight Rating
    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. You really want to have a good...
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  • Comparing the Weight of Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution Systems # C17501 and # C17500
    The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 has a shipping weight of 100 lbs and the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 has a shipping weight of 112 lbs. Their weight is similar but you would be able to tell a difference. Keep in mind that when choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system that you will want to choose one based off of the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup. This includes the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along...
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  • How to Select Properly-Rated Weight Distribution System
    All weight distribution/sway control systems like the Curt # C17501 operate over a range of trailer tongue weight. The ideal situation is that your total effective tongue weight - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle - falls right near the middle of that range. Trailer TW can be easily measured with the Sherline scale # 5780. If your total TW is below the system's range you could experience...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 12,000 Lb Trailer
    I am not sure what you mean by "extended tongue" but if you can send me a photo of your trailer I would be happy to see if and how a weight distribution system would be affected by this feature. The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17501 is designed to be used in applications in which the total tongue weight (TTW) of the truck/trailer is between 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. TTW is calculated by adding the loaded ready to tow tongue (TW) weight of the trailer by any cargo stored...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 8 Inch Trailer Frame
    When choosing a weight distribution system, you want to go off the total tongue weight. This total tongue weight includes the loaded weight of the trailer tongue that you stated along with any cargo behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle. For the size system you need, I only have one recommendation that includes sway control that will fit on your trailer. For your application, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 17,000 lbs GTW,...
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution Systems be Used in 2-1/2 inch Trailer Hitches
    What you would need to do is order the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17501 and then swap out the shank with one that is designed for 2-1/2 inch hitches like the # C17131.
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  • Solution for Installing Curt Weight Distribution System on Trailer with Frame Clearance Issue
    Curt offers a chain hanger that is designed to bolt to the side of a trailer frame, part # C17005. This is designed for applications like yours where there isn't access above the trailer frame where the hangers need to be. These will work great with the part # C17501 that you have.
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