1. Weight Distribution Hitch
  2. Reese
  3. 1150 lbs
  4. WD Only
  5. Includes Shank
  6. Electric Brake Compatible
Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 11,500 lbs GTW, 1,150 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 11,500 lbs GTW, 1,150 lbs TW

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Weight Distribution Hitch RE44FR - Electric Brake Compatible - Reese
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The Reese Pro Round Bar weight distribution system is designed to evenly distribute weight and reduce trailer sway for a smooth and comfortable ride. Includes deep drop shank and preinstalled hitch ball. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 11,500 lbs GTW, 1,150 lbs TW part number RE44FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 1150 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Reese
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible

The Reese Pro Round Bar weight distribution system is designed to evenly distribute weight and reduce trailer sway for a smooth and comfortable ride. Includes deep drop shank and preinstalled hitch ball.


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round, tapered spring bars offer controlled, comfortable ride
    • Bars provide constant weight distribution over the axles
  • Hitch ball is preinstalled and torqued to proper specifications
  • Deep drop shank designed for today's taller trucks
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets fit up to 7" trailer frames
  • High strength steel head and welded hitch bar
  • Fits top and bottom mounted couplers
  • Powder coat finish offers durability and corrosion resistance
  • System includes head with preinstalled ball, deep drop shank, control brackets, tapered spring bars, lift-assist bar, and all necessary hardware


  • Tongue weight: 1,150 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 11,500 lbs
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-1/2"
  • Hitch ball: 2-5/16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

49913 Reese Round Bar Weight Distribution System with Hitch Ball

Item # RE44FR

Installation Details RE44FR Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 11,500 lbs GTW, 1,150 lbs TW - RE44FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

The Reese Pro Round Bar weight distribution system is designed to evenly distribute weight and reduce trailer sway for a smooth and comfortable ride. Includes deep drop shank and preinstalled hitch ball.

- RE44FR

Excellent product. Super fast shipping! 916662

- RE44FR


- RE44FR

vary good product, with excellent service from trainer 884692


Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Does Reese RE44FR Weight Distribution System Offer Sway Control
    The Reese # RE44FR would offer weight distribution and doesn't offer any sway control. For a system with a similar capacity, the Curt TruTrack, part # C17500 would be an excellent choice for trailers with an as-towed tongue weight ranging from 800-1000 lbs. For tongue weights of 500-800 lbs, the # C17499 would be recommended. The # C17500 includes a 2-5/16 inch trailer ball, but the lower rated # C17499 doesn't include the trailer ball. For a 2 inch ball, use # A-90 or # 19286 for a 2-5/16...
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  • How Far Back From Ball Center Should L-Brackets of Reese Weight Distribution # RE44FR/49913 Install
    The L-brackets of the Reese weight distribution system # RE44FR need to install between 24.5 and 27.5 inches from the hitch ball center. I attached a picture that I took from the instructions that shows this. The range gives you a bit of flexibility to fit around trailer mounted accessories.
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  • Can You Reverse With the Reese Weight Distribution System Installed
    The Reese Weight Distribution Systems like part # RE44FR will allow you to reverse without having to disengage the spring bars. That said, you need to make sure you are doing so at a relatively straight angle meaning you can't put the trailer at say a 90 degree angle in order to get into a tight space. If this is needed you would have to pop the springs bars off which won't take too long. Please note, there are some weight distribution systems that allow for a greater angle during reverse...
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  • Which Reese Weight Distribution System to Use with 4,000 lb Trailer
    We have a great similar system that would work well for you but the part # RE44FR is rated too high for a 4,000 lb trailer. You'd have a very harsh ride quality with this due to the spring bars being rated for a much heavier trailer. Instead you'd want the part # RP65509 which has a tongue weight range of 200 to 600 lbs.
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  • Will the Reese Weight Distribution System RE44FR Allow the Tailgate To Open With Trailer Attached
    The Reese Weight Distribution Systems like part # RE44FR all come with a standard length shank which won't allow the tailgate to be opened with the trailer attached. That said, we do offer longer shanks which allow for this but they must be purchased separately, the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 is the most popular option. That said, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole will be 12-7/8".
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  • Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool for Reese Weight Distribution System 49918
    Reese doesn't offer a spring bar handle as a replacement part for the # RE44FR weight distribution kit, but luckily the Equal-i-zer # EQ95-01-6050 would work for you.
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  • Will the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit Work With Reese Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Weight Distribution System part # RE44FR does indeed have provisions for trailer sway control via a tab on each side of the head. These tabs are designed to be used with the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660 which installs in the hole on the tab and then onto the frame with the included bracket. The frame bracket for the weight distribution system will install in front of the frame bracket for the friction sway bar so there will be no issues.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Forest River Salem FSX 178BHSK With 4870 lb GVWR
    It's usually best to positively determine the trailer's as-towed tongue weight using a tongue weight scale like # C51701 before choosing a system, but because your travel trailer's specs are readily available, we can make a very good educated guess. According to the specs listed online, your Forest River Salem FSX 178BHSK has a GVWR of 4870 lbs, which would put it's fully loaded tongue weight range in the neighborhood of between 500 and 750 lbs. Because travel trailers are especially...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 1,150 lbs Tongue Weight
    There are some great options for using a weight distribution hitch with your new trailer. I recommend the Reese Weight Distribution System # RE44FR. This WD system is rated for 1,150 lbs tongue weight and can tow up to 11,500 lbs. Check out the video linked below for more details. However, your 1,150 tongue weight rating for your trailer might be for just the empty trailer and not fully loaded. In that case, you need a higher tongue weight capacity system, such as the Curt MV Weight...
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Written by:
Alexander C
Updated by:
Mike S
Updated by:
Noah M
Installed by:
Michael B

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