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Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the tight, rigid ride you get with other systems that have built-in sway control
  • Have a lifted truck and won't be able to use the standard shank that typically comes with these hitches
  • Have a trailer with 400 lbs – 800 lbs of tongue weight that often veers out of line with your vehicle

No, if you:

  • Don’t have a lot of space to work with on your trailer frame, or if the frame is thicker than 2-1/2”
  • Have a boat trailer with surge brakes or an aluminum frame
  • Hate noise - the bars popping in and out of the cams can create a racket, especially during turns
Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW part number RP66073 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 500 lbs
  • 600 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Prevents Sway
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Shank Not Included
  • Electric Brake Compatible

Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately.


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
  • Automatically self-adjusting, self-centering sway control works in a variety of situations
    • Straight-line movement - cams lock in position to hold trailer steady despite crosswinds
    • Cornering - cams automatically unlock and slide to allow full-radius turns
    • Sudden swerving - cams seek a straight-line angle to help stabilize trailer
  • Sway control bolts onto A-frame trailer tongue and attaches to lift brackets via chains
    • No U-bolts or platforms to interfere with frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Sway-control cams provide attachment point for spring bars
  • Head assembly has a forged, raised ball platform - eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved with serrated-washer design - no more piling on washer after washer
  • System includes sway-control cams, head assembly, lift brackets, spring bars, lift chains and all necessary hardware
    • Adjustable shank and trailer hitch ball sold separately
      • Ball requires threaded shank with 1-1/4" diameter


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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 trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66073Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be used with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only. Should not be used with aluminum trailer frames.


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.


Serrated Washer System

Unique Features of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese Strait-Line system make adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. 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. The serrated-washer system lets you easily loosen, adjust and tighten a single washer and nut on either side of the head for simple, secure positioning.



The trunnion spring bars of the Strait-Line system slide into the weight-distribution head 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. 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.


Weight Distributing Hitch

Dual-Cam Sway Control

Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. The rounded, hooked ends of the spring bars then sit in these cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.



Dual-Cam Sway Control Turning

During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.




66021 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar

Item # RP66073

Installation Details RP66073 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10K GTW, 800 lbs TW - RP66073

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (243 Customer Reviews)

Featuring dual-cam sway control to stop trailer sway before it begins, this weight-distribution system has flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars that create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately.

- RP66073
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The hitch itself is great. Took some time to dial it in. My trailer sits 28” high the Instructions only go up to 26”. So it took some time to get it to work. But once I got it dialed in everything else was easy. 683708



- RP66073
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This is one of the best hitches I've used. We took a trailer to Burning Man last year, traveling 2100 miles each way from Florida. Up hills, down hills, 6% grades and all. If a truck passing managed a bit of a sway in our 21' trailer, touching the trailer brakes, using the brake controller, set it back in line. Set the trailer level and it works great! 679306



- RP66073
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This hitch is much easier to set up, hook up and unhook than the hitch it replaced! I have been around Reese Hitches for 50+ years. They are hard to beat! 664493


Comments
This Reese hitch is far superior than the one it replaced! Husky Center LineEasier to make running adjustments for conditions and loading of the trailer as well.
Ray W - 06/30/2020

84626

- RP66073
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Received my order in record time. Everything was well packaged and arrived in good condition. The assistance and recommendations I received were very helpful. I have ordered numerous items previously from etrailer and have always been well satisfied with the products and the price. The etrailer folks are my choices for trailering parts and supplies. 601779



- RP66073
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Reese RP 66073, install on a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Used a drop shank because my truck (stock) hitch sits at 19”. Bought this product for a 7’X18’ V-nose trailer, system has a “standard” neck and this system is essentially perfect, had concerns at first. System is understandably overkill at first thought. I plan on pulling in the neighborhood of 9000lb from the coast of GA to Colorado Springs. I did not want to revisit this later on or part way through my trip! So getting this system should prevent any of the sway and weight sag during my haul. First day of install, system seems to work very well! Had concerns about the trunnions staying on at full turn but a full day of in town driving with and without load and zero issues. My setup is not a “forget it’s back there” configuration but a noticeable difference in pulling quality and stability overall! Finding something in the realm of 450’ pounds to torque the hitch ball is hard to do unless your in a specialty field. An install video online claims the rivet helicoils are 9/16, the system I received calls for an 11/16 hole for the helicoils. Local hardware stores skip right over 11/16 so if your at a lowes or the like, you will have to go with a unibit if this is the route you choose to take be very careful because going to the 11/16 setting will make for a loose fit for the rivets!! If you have the option I would suggest a 5/8” bit and file to get that snug fit that is required to ensure engagement on closed frame trailers! Other than that install was relatively painless. Lots of pulling and tightening if your having to install this manually!! 567887



- RP66073
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A little noisy, but excellent control of trailer; fully adjustable 524645



- RP66073
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Made a huge difference in how the travel trailer handled crosswinds and passing larger trucks. Great recommendation! 492349



- RP66073
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Better Price than my normal distributor and they had it in stock. quick delivery. will order again and again! 325467



- RP66073
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Excellent customer service, great product. I can't imagine driving down the road without it. 276627


Comments
Thanks for following up. Im still using the product without any issues whatsoever. We are getting ready to take a trip up into the mountains of NC and wouldnt want to haul the camper without it.
Jon - 01/06/2018

32648

- RP66073
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Hi Guys, Again you have delivered exceptionally! I've received my order correct and in full! I have ordered from you guys a number of times now and have never received a bad shipment. Thank you so much for your great service and keep up the great work! Ryan 185805



- RP66073
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Very good service and excellent product. 162139



- RP66073
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Good price, timely shipping, knowledgeable people. Thanks! 144077



- RP66073
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We just returned from our first trip from Oregon to Montana. It was extremely windy and gusty both ways. This hitch is amazing. the wind and passing trucks never once caused the trailer to sway. It sometimes caused the trailer and SUV to move sideways slightly but always as a unit and always kept the trailer in a straight line with the SUV. It is easy to hook up. I recommend it. 45095



- RP66073
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What a great company to work with. I had some trouble determining which hitch I needed. One phone call and they explained everything I needed to know. I have already made more purchases from etrailer. Thanks guys, 27292



- RP66083
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Have not opened up the two packages yet. My friend has one exactly like this one and he likes it very much and said he is getting no sway from Florida to Michigan. I believe we will be very happy with this hitch. 379922



- RP66083
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Took me about 8 hours to get it setup perfectly, but it was well worth the time spent. I pull a 20 foot v-nose trailer behind a 2014 F150 5.0. Its about 6,000 lbs with my race car in it. It used to sway a bit in the wind and not track great. This hitch really makes driving down the highway easier. No sway now, and tracks much better. I think it is well worth the time and money and would recommend this hitch to anyone. 174821



- RP66083
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This Reese weight distribution and sway control unit is actually my second one. My experience installing the unit and then towing a 34 foot travel trailer with the first one was excellent. When I purchased a large enclosed car hauler, it was a "no brainer" to order a second one. The installation took approximately 4 hours although it could take less time if you aren't OCD like me. The trailer tows beautiful and etrailer has been very nice to work with... 476947



- RP66074
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Im able to pull a 24+2 V Nose loaded with a racecar, 4-wheeler, tools and misc stuff for the track with my half ton. 604055



- RP66084
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This thing works well, as advertised. It did boost the rear end of the truck up immediately and seemed to have a positive affect on sway. I was able to back up with it as advertised. The issue I had with it and what prevents me from scoring higher is despite the fact that I followed the instructions to the letter, the lower brackets are installed by drilling out holes and hammering in "blind" or knurled nuts. I was leery of their longevity and for good reason. After 1500 miles they wallowed out the holes and made one of the lower brackets loose. My solution was simply to weld the lower brackets directly to the frame and its vastly superior to the install methods they advise and works great. However since not everyone is comfortable/set up to MIG welding these on and will rely on the foolish blind nuts I can only give it 3 stars. 447030



- RP66074
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I was disappointed that the drop bar was not included . That should be stated in that specifications. When I get the missing drop bar I may write more. 669114


Comments
The adjustable shank and hitch ball are not included with this weight distribution system. We do mention in the description, in a chart just be low the specs, and as options linked as related items.
-- Rachael H - 07/19/2019

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- RP66084
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Timely shipping was important to me. Every part of this transaction worked flawlessly. I was scheduled to leave on Monday and my order arrived on Friday as Judy had told me. I seldom find customer service as good as I experienced from e trailer. Thank You 186878



- RP66084
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Works great. Had problems with product being defective but costomer service handeld it with perfection. Couldn't be happier! 673729



- RP66074
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a quality product from Etrailer.com. It does everything they claim it is supposed to do. I have used it three times now since having it professionally installed by my local RV Dealer. It has eliminated the sway problems that I had been having at different times on different trips with my 31 foot Rockwood Ultralight 2701SS. Very happy with this product and even more satisfied with the quick and outstanding service from etrailer.com. You wont go wrong with this combination. 231511



- RP66083
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I had this hitch installed at a local RV specialist shop as I didn't have access to a large enough flat and level area. The cost was about $225. When I picked up the truck and trailer for a test drive, the trailer tracked true behind the truck and I never felt any sway. The load leveling feature helped keep the truck level and I always felt I was in complete control. The only down side to this product is the noise it makes when taking sharp turns. The metallic popping noise are scary at first but I was expecting them. Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this hitch and would recommend it. 281068


Comments
No problems, hitch still performs as I described in my write up a year ago.
AL W - 08/07/2017

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- RP66074
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Have towed 50' rowing shell trailer over 10000 miles so far with this system. Great stability, even better tracking capability. Was a little tricky to set up originally because of non -standard trailer. Got excellent help from trailer expert to get setup dialed in, have had no problems. 348138


Comments
25000 miles, still going strong
Roger P - 03/05/2018

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25000 miles, still going strong
Roger P - 03/05/2018

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