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Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Compatible with dual cams if you decide you need high-performance sway control down the road
  • Spring bars are durable and well made, and flexible for a smooth ride
  • Easy-to-adjust head makes setup simple

No, if you:

  • Chains don't provide much tension or stability, so this won't do anything to keep your trailer in line
  • Round bars don't provide as much ground clearance as trunnion, so you won't want this if you tow with a van or low-riding car
  • Low tongue weight compared to other 10K setups, so you're more limited on the size of your trailer
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 - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number RP65509 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP65509

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
    • 2-5/16" hitch ball is preinstalled and torqued to proper specifications
    • 8-1/2" 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 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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on a trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Shank length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 5-1/4"
    • Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
    • Maximum drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP65509Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • Dual-Cam Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a 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.


Block-Style Washer

Unique Features of Reese Round-Bar Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, block-style washer on the Reese system makes adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This uniquely shaped washer can be rotated and positioned between blocks on the weight-distribution head for simple, secure positioning. And the numbered sides provide reference points should you need to adjust your system between different tow vehicles. This is a huge improvement over the standard pin-and-washer method, which involves piling washers - one on top of another - onto a difficult-to-access pin to obtain the desired tilt.



The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and secure with pins for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and hot rolled steel construction, these bars offer superior flex, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. In addition, these specially designed bars have rounded, hooked ends, making them the only kind of spring bars that can function with Reese's active-style, dual-cam sway control (sold separately).



65509 Reese Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP65509 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - RP65509

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 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.

- RP65509
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I haven't pulled very far with it yet but it seems to work quite well Ride nice and level as we need it to. 794704



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It was everything I needed. Very well built. 779196



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I did the install without any difficulty. Appears to be very well made. 771434



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Fast shipping. Great communication(w/ tracking). Great price! Would highly recommend. 723121


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Sway Control vs. Weight Distribution System for 3,000 lb Trailer
    So let's start with keeping the hitch weight (tongue weight) of a 3,000 lb trailer to about 12 percent, and the way to adjust the tongue weight of any trailer is simply to redistribute the weight. For example, if there is more weight near the front of the trailer, the tongue weight will be higher but if you redistribute the load to the rear of the trailer the tongue weight will decrease. As far as a sway control system vs. a weight distribution system, the general rule is that you want...
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  • Can Trailer w/ Reese RP65509 Trailer Weight Distribution Installed Back Up With Spring Bars In Place
    The Reese # RP65509 will allow you to back the trailer without disconnecting the spring bars, but if you're in a situation where it's possible that the trailer could jackknife, it's strongly recommedned to remove the bars. This system is desgined for trailer with a loaded and ready to tow tongue weight between 200-600 lbs. This figure also would include any cargo in the rear of the tow vehicle that's stowed behind the rear axle. You will also need a trailer ball with a 1-1/4 inch...
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  • Installing Weight Distribution System Frame Brackets on Pop-Up Camper With Obstructions on Frame
    So there's an obstruction on your trailer frame that prevents you from installing the chain hanger brackets where they need to be, is that correct? We have the perfect solution for you. The Reese Bolt-On Chain Hangers, part # RP58305 should work very well for you if you have access to the side of the trailer frame. Since you won't be able to release the tension on the chains by using the latch on the frame brackets, you'll jack up the front of the trailer and the rear of the tow vehicle...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 300 lb Tongue Weight
    A weight distribution system with a tongue weight range of 800-1,200 lbs (I am assuming that's what you meant) is going to be very harsh on a trailer that only has 300 lbs of tongue weight. You will need a much lighter rated system. Ideally you get a system where your tongue weight falls right into the middle of the systems tongue weight range and you'll get the best overall towing experience. The Reese weight distribution system part # RP65509 would be a great option as it has a tongue...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for an A-Frame Trailer
    You have a pretty standard A-frame trailer frame that would work well with weight distribution hangers and brackets. You may have to temporarily remove the battery box to install the frame hangers. 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...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Tongue Weight of 290 lbs
    As long as your vehicle is rated for use with a weight distribution system, we have just what you would need. 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...
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  • The Best Sway Control System For Use With Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System
    The best sway control to match the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, item # RP65509, is the Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control, item # RP26002. This sway control system prevents and corrects trailer sway using a patented cam design that does not require adjustment every time the tow vehicle and the trailer are hooked up, unless the hitch weight or tow vehicle loading change.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Shorter Spring Bars for V-Nose Trailer
    I've got good news for you. Curt offers a few Trunnion Bar Short Arm weight distribution systems that are purposely designed for V-Nose trailers with limited access to the trailer tongue. If you were needing a system rated for a maximum 6000 lb trailer/600 lb tongue weight like the Reese # RP65509 you'd looked at, the # C17330 would work great for you. A trunnion system offers increased ground clearance compared to a round bar system like the Reese. If you drive a truck or a full size...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Use with Trailer that Weighs Between 4800-5200
    Yes we have the Reese weight distribution system part # RP67509 which has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs which would work great for your setup. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 3000lb ECO Trailer
    With a trailer weighing in at 3000 pounds, your tongue weight, at 10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight, will be between 300 and 450 pounds. It would be best to go with a system with a wider range. For your trailer, I recommend the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49568. This system has a range of 200 to 600 pounds tongue weight, perfect for your trailer. It comes with the required shank so all you would need is a properly sized ball like # 19286 (2-5/16...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Rockwood Freedom 2318 Trailer
    You would want the Reese Round Bar Weight Distribution System part # RP65509 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and is compatible with the frame brackets part # RP58305 which would bolt to the side of your frame and not interfere with the propane tanks you have installed on top of the frame of the trailer. To then add friction sway control you would want the part # 83660. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control, 2011 Toyota Sienna and Pole Tongue Trailer with Surge Brakes
    First, if you have an aluminum trailer frame, you will first need to consult the trailer manufacturer to make sure that it can be used with weight distribution. If you find that you can, you will need to start out with a pole tongue adapter, # RP58393. The adapter bolts around the tongue and provides attachment points for weight distribution. You can then add a weight distribution system. I recommend going with a system rated for 250 to 400 pounds tongue weight. Tongue weight can be...
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  • What Is Needed To Install Dual Cam Sway Control On An Older Reese Weight Distribution System
    If you have the Reese Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW, part # RP65509, and the spring bars have the curves on the end (integrated cam spring bar), you will be able to use the Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control, part # RP26002, on your trailer. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Reese Dual Cam sway control. If your spring bars do not have the curves you would need to replace the spring bars with the integrated cam...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 1999 Chevy Suburban and 10K Horse Trailer
    It is always better to go with a larger system rather than one that is not rated high enough. A system that is rated too low will not be effective because the tongue weight will exceed the ability of the spring bars. On the other side, a system rated much higher than the actual tongue weight will provide a stiffer ride. So it is always better to go to a higher rated system than a smaller one. For you I think a system rated for 800 to 1,500 pounds would be more ideal because that will...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 17 Foot 2,700 Pound Casita Travel Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when loaded and ready to tow and that also includes the weight of any gear loaded behind the rear axle of the vehicle. The 365 pound tongue weight of your travel trailer is near the top capacity of the Reese Light-Duty Weight Distribution System, # RP65509, which has a range of 200 to 600 pounds. If you are not counting the weight of any gear...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford Expedition Expedition Towing Camper
    Normally for trailer frames like yours where there is interference above the frame you have to use a set of bolt on weight distribution frame brackets like the # RP58305. Normally this doesn't void the warranty of a trailer. Then you could use a weight distribution system like the part # RP65509 which would work great with your tongue weight range. A WD system is preferred over suspension enhancement as it reduces suspension sag as well as improves handling and braking so it's the way...
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  • Weight Distribution System Options for a 2013 Cozy Travel Trailer
    I have two great weight distribution system options for a 2013 Cozy Travel Trailer, the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP65509 and the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System part # FA94-00-0600. The main difference between the Reese and Fastway systems is that the Fastway system has integrated sway control whereas the Reese system does not. The integration of sway control will help you keep control of the trailer in all sorts of scenarios (cross winds, passing semis etc.). I recommend...
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  • Trailer Riding High At the Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Mazda CX-9 With Weight Distribution Installed
    You may need to adjust the ball angle on the weight distribution system to level the spring bars with the trailer frame when the unit is hooked up. I have included a link to the instructions for the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, # RP65509. The instructions you need start on the top of page 2. If the trailer still is not level after making the above adjustments, you may need to lower the ball mount for a level ride, especially since you stated that your tow vehicle...
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  • Is it Possible to Use a Weight Distribution System and Sway Control on a Boat Trailer
    It is possible to use weight distribution on a boat trailer. You will need to add a pole tongue adapter like Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems, # RP58393. This adapter will fit tongue widths from 1-5/8 inches to 5 inches and tongue heights from 3 inches to 6 inches. With the pole tongue adapter installed, you can add a weight distribution system like Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control, # RP66155. I have included a link to the installation instructions...
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  • What is the Gross Combined Weight Rating for a 2013 Ford Escape
    If you choose a 2013 Ford Escape that has the factory tow package and has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds then it can handle the light tent trailer without issue. What you will want to look at is the gross combined weight rating. This rating is the most the vehicle and trailer can be including passengers, fuel, and luggage. Ford did not put this specific information in the owners manual that I found online, only how to find it on the vehicle. If you look in the drivers side door jamb...
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  • Needing 6 Inch Drop Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Hitch Receiver
    What you're needing is a weight distribution shank with a 6-1/4 inch drop (shank included with your # RP65509 has a 1-1/4 inch drop) so the # EQ90-02-4900 would work well for you. With a 6 inch drop, it'll come up a 1/4 inch short, but that's certainly close enough to work perfectly. This shank fits 2-1/2 inch receivers, and even though it's from Equal-i-zer and not Reese, the hole spacing is identical so it'll work perfectly for you. I've linked you to a product description video featuring...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution System With 8 Drop Shank For Airstream Bambi Sport
    Hello Bill, the Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Round Bar part # RP65509 does come with a shank with a maximum drop of 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening. It sounds like you need a shank with more drop to accommodate for the height difference when towing with the Ford Ranger. I recommend to use the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP65509 and switch out the shank with Reese Weight Dist Shank part # RP3344 which provides a maximum drop of 8-5/8" from top of hitch...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Recommended for Towing 2013 KZRV Spree Escape E18
    I looked up your 2013 KZ RV Spree escape E18 and it most likely is going to have a tongue weight around 400 lbs when full loaded which the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP65509 would be perfect for. It's going to take and distribute some of the trailer's tongue weight up to the front axle of your Dodge Ram which is going to improve handling, braking and reduce suspension sag. It also would help prevent sway from higher winds or passing semis so it's a really great choice. For a...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Equinox Towing 3,200 lb Trailer
    I have a really great solution for you, but the tongue weight range of the Curt system you mentioned is too small for your trailer with most likely a 320 lb tongue weight. Ideally you pick a system where the loaded tongue weight of your trailer falls right into the middle of the range. So for a similar system that would work well we have the part # RP65509 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs. The Curt only has a 500-600 lb tongue weight range. This will work great with your...
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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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  • What Weight Distribution System Do You Recommend for a 3400 pound Trailer
    There are two systems I would recommend for your setup. Your tongue weight should be in the 400 pound range with a 3400 pound trailer so the weight distribution systems that go up to 600 pounds of tongue weight capacity are perfect for your situation. If you use a system that is heavier, it will cause a stiffer ride and will not provide any added benefit. The first system is the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, item # RP65509, which will work nicely with, and is...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 4000 Pound Trailer with 400 Pound Tongue Weight
    If the rear end of your vehicle sags significantly when the trailer is hooked up then you could have an unsafe condition and your front end and tires will not wear properly. The weight is taken off of the front wheels of the vehicle and can cause loss of control, especially when towing in adverse conditions such as rain, snow, high winds or if a sudden maneuver has to be made. A weight distribution system will level out the vehicle and distribute the tongue weight between the vehicles...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2,900lb Trailer Towed by a 2001 Dodge Dakota
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to tow. This will also include the weight in the truck bed behind the rear axle as you have indicated. It is always better to go bigger than too small. Another benefit of going a little larger is that you are not as limited to what you can tow in the future. I recommend going with a system that is rated for 250 to 400...
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  • Recommendation for Complete Towing Setup on a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9 Liter
    I did some research on your 2007 Chevrolet Uplander and found that the maximum recommended towing capacity for this vehicle is 3,500 pounds. If your trailer is 2,600 pounds empty, you would be limited to 900 pounds or less of cargo. If 900 pounds of cargo sounds about right, you will need to check your hitch capacities and make sure it is capable of towing 3,500 pounds. You may find that a weight distribution system is needed to safely tow the maximum capacity with your vehicle. You...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2018 Coachmen Clipper Cadet 17 that Can Use with Reese Sway Control
    The Reese weight distribution system part # RP65509 has a tab on the side of the head which you can attach the ball for your friction sway control unit # 83660 to and is the correct tongue weight range for your 2018 Coachmen Clipper Cadet 17 so it would work great for you!
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