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Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12K GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12K GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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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. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12K GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66074 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66074

  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Reese
  • Shank Not Included
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Some Sway

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: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 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
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66074Required - 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.




66074 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch without Hitch Bar (66022 and 26002)

Installation Details RP66074 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12K GTW, 1,200 lbs TW - RP66074

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (329 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.

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Awesome weight hitch! I pull a 28" camper with this hitch and its really nice not having to stop and break down the hitch before backing up the camper. I have about 3k miles on this setup and absolutely love it. Its also easier to store when not in use because the chains stay attached to the cams on the a frame of the trailer and not attached to the bars. So the bars arent as heavy. Thanks again etrailer



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Here is my completed setup Everything went nice and smooth, thanks to your installation videos. Thank you!



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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.



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I have been using this hitch for about 2 years now on my 20' flatbed trailer. It has been done everything I expected and excels at what it is designed to do. I have had my trailer loaded up to it's max weight (12k) on more than one occasion and this hitch keeps everything nice and level. I have never experienced any sway, but I am careful to load the weight on my trailer correctly. I had to use a drop shank #RP3344 since I have a 6" lift and 35" tires. My trailer sits perfectly level. etrailer is awesome - fast shipping and top notch customer service!!



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This is simply a very good hitch. Installation instructions produced a completely flat tow when the trailer settles on the truck. My rig is sway free there's no extra up and down movement. The hitch is quiet going forward and backwards. Just really pleased.

Jeff

4/7/2022

Very well. An excellent hitch.



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This weight distribution hitch works s great. however make sure the people you have install it know what they are doing, once installed properly I have had ne issues with it.



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I don't really have anything to compare this weight-ditrubuting hitch to because it is my first one. I had it installed on a 2021 Forest River Puma 37' foot travel trailer. I pull it with my 11 F350. Before the hitch, I hated pulling the trailer in crosswinds but after the hitch install the winds, dont seem to bother me at all. The hitch allows for tight turns and does not limit any movement. The trailer is much easier to pull and at times, I forget it is back there.

I did not install myself even though I typically would but did not want to mess up. I paid a local RV mechanic $100 to install the hitch. They completed the task in about 2 hours.



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I won’t know much about the product until it is installed and we have taken a trip with it pulling our trailer. Check back in late fall

Robert

7/23/2022

This has turned out to be one of the best purchases we have made for our trailer. The ride is much more solid now, I almost don’t know I am pulling a trailer. Plus, we used to have a separate anti-sway bar, one of those friction ones, but now we only have to attach these weight distribution bars and all is good. We are about to leave on a 3 month trip with the confidence that at least this part of our outfit is 100 ready for the challenge.



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Installed this on a 2016 Silverado 1500 2wd dbl cab pulling a 2016 northland 30ft travel trailer. I was having the typical sway issues with crosswinds and passing big rigs etc. I am very pleased that this hitch solved the problem. Good quality product. I installed it myself and I had to buy about $100 in larger wrenches and a good quality step drill bit.



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Wow-this fixed my issue. I have a Silvarado 2500 and pull a 36ft Puma camper. Weight distribution was not an issue with my truck but my trailer swayed a lot. After installation no sway issues at all. 25-30 mph winds on interstate no issues at all. No sway!!! Great product!!! Glad I did not go with the friction sway control. The system allowed me to back up with no issues. Even had to do a tight u-turn inside the camp with no issues. No noise. Can not believe what a difference this makes in pulling my camper. I still think I can make a few adjustments to make it better.

Installation: took about 4 hrs-but most of that time was finding another drill bit after drilling 3 holes the bit chipped. So really could have installed within 2-1/2 hours. Very easy to install. If I had watched the video first I could have installed even faster. You will need some heavy duty tools but my in-laws had the tools.



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Per usual, got a great deal and fulfillment from etrailer. This system works great and was easy to install on my 2400BH from GDRV-- although it was a little tight installing the saddles behind the propane tanks. Took a little trial and error to get the height and trunion tension adjusted properly.

It makes a bit of noise in sharp turns as the sway control mechanism engages and disengages, but the setup tows nicely.



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This hitch is the perfect hitch for my 32 foot travel trailer. It practically eliminates sway and of course distributes the tongue weight! I highly recommend this hitch of you are having sway. I tried a few others prior but they simply didn't do the job!

Kevin C.

3/29/2020

The hitch is working wonderfully holding up well after a year of decent use.



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Was not what I hoped, did not take the sway out of my 2021 Grand Design travel trailer. The hitch is now for sale online at half the price I paid for it. I built and installed gooseneck on my trailer... It now pulls great! Too bad you can not order the trailer built that way!

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Heather A.

3/16/2022

It is important to make sure the loaded tongue weight of the 2021 Grand Design Travel Trailer does not exceed the weight rating of the bars for this system which are rated for between 600 lbs to 1,200 lbs. Ideally you want the loaded tongue weight of the trailer to fall in the middle of that range to combat sway. I know that you ended up converting to a gooseneck but that is something to keep in mind for the future.



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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.

Roger P.

3/5/2018

25000 miles, still going strong

Roger P.

3/5/2018

25000 miles, still going strong



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I use this product to pull my 6000 lb Arctic Fox trailer with a Dodge Ram 2500. I received an incredible amount of help from etrailer as to the set up and adjustment of this hitch. Without their expert advice I could never have done the set up correctly. The adjustments are critical to proper performance of the hitch. Etrailer was clearly more knowledgable and more willing to answer questions than was the manufacturer.

My trailer pulls perfectly. All is perfectly level, the truck steering is positive with front wheels firmly on the road, the anti sway feature is in great in windy conditions, the trailer tracks and follows my truck in nicely turns, and there is no "bounce" from the trailer loading down the truck.

This is a great hitch and etrailer is there to help - and you'll need it!



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First off I love etrailer and always check with them for pricing on all my towing needs. We used this hitch a few times in 2019. Once was for a trip from Ohio to Salt lake city. I bought it due to it was 1 of 2 that it stated you could back up with without causing damage. I can say it performed better than expected. We had switched from a 5th wheel camper to a pull behind and with this hitch our camper felt very stable even in a cross wind. In some cases I think there was less sway than our 5th wheel was. I would not hesitate to buy another one of these hitches.



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I got this to pull a trailer from Virginia, through Canada, to Alaska. After almost 6000 miles, I highly recommend this, in the appropriate weight rating of course, for anyone pulling a heavy load. My loaded trailer was right at 9000 lbs. I first visited the recommendation page and decided on this particular hitch. The route wasn't easy and mostly mountainous, and the Alaskan Highway is nothing to sneeze at. We hit several unmarked rough patches pretty fast. Never once did I have any issues. The truck rode perfectly level, and the trailer never swayed, not one bit. Set up wasn't the easiest, but just read through the instructions a couple times, then find a video covering it. Once you have it set up, hooking up takes just a minute or two longer than just hooking straight to the ball, but not any more difficult. Highly recommend.



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My local installer didn't adjust the new hitch correctly. The hitch has to be "pointed down in the back" some to adjust the spring tension correctly (this is in the instructions...) Anyway, after readjusting this myself it's GREAT. Much more stable with the strait-line, the chain tensioners don't slide around on the trailer chassis and truck is level. I've recommended this hitch to several other trailer owners. Tundra 5.7L 4x4, Arctic Fox 25Y.



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This product is an addition to peace of mind when I'm towing my camper. The installation was easy - although in all fairness I'm a toolmaker machinist and am well versed with these types of mechanical assemblies.

Very C.

7/27/2017

Very, very well. Ive had no problems with sway. Follow the setup instructions and youre on your way!



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This is a great hitch! I pull a 35 foot travel trailer with it and I have a completely flat towing experience with this hitch. I have no sway while pulling and it is very easy when I hook up and go as well as store because the chains are attached to the trailer and not the bars. Very pleased with this hitch!



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My wife and I installed this on our 28’ bunkhouse and it made and huge difference. Both the weight distribution and anti-sway systems work well. The driving experience was more stable and in control. We just drove across Kansas with 30 mph cross winds and the trailer was very solid, even as tractor trailers passed us. The weight distribution system made the ride feel like the trailer wasn’t really there whereas before the truck felt back end heavy.

This system is well worth the money for the peace of mind of safety that it has given us.



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After just one avenger with it installed I would be scared to tow my camper with out it. It takes the bouncing up and down with every little hump in the road out. When a big truck goes flying by you the trailer stays put.If I Only give it 4.5 stars is because I didn't read all that came with it. It does not come with the receiver that everything hooks to. Yes another hundred buck but this part is not found local so I had to wait to finish the install until after we came back from our first trip with the new camper.



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Easy to install, easy to use and set up. Only bad thing is it sounds like everything is breaking apart when making turns. The socket slides out of the nuckle and makes horrible metal on metal popping and grinding. After one year, it looks like I've had it for 10 years. And it's ona camper trailer, so it's only been used a couple of times



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Originally installed this kit on 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing 2015 Summerland 267BGHS TT. Vast improvement over the friction style sway control system that was installed when I bought the TT. Now installed on 2004 Silverado and sway is completely gone.



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This hitch is excellent, I installed it myself in about 1.5 hours. Just follow the directions and do a careful job of measuring. easy to hook up after the initial set up is complete and pulls like a dream.

Dave P.

9/15/2017

Still loving this set up! Have to explain it to some folks, but do so happily


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See what our Experts say about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Would Over Tightened Sway Control Cause Sway
    Typically over tightening a friction sway control unit won't cause sway. If anything, under-tightening it will cause it. Most likely there was a different change in your setup. Not having enough tongue weight on a trailer will cause sway the easiest. You would want to check the condition of the suspension components. Worn out suspension or under-inflated tires can cause sway as well.
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  • Backing Up with Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control Installed
    The Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # RP66074 will allow you to back up but there isn't a set limit on what kind of angle you can get out of it. If you are just going to be backing up somewhere like at a gas station then you should be just fine, but if you're talking about more severe angles like backing up at 90 degree angle at a campsite then I highly recommend disengaging the bars prior to backing up. Once parked you would normally remove the bars anyways so it would...
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  • What is Required to Disconnect From Trailer With Weight Distribution System Installed
    There would be too much spring bar tension to allow the shank of the system to slide out of the hitch. If you were to remove the hitch pin and try to drive off the trailer will follow you. You will have to lower the spring bars and jack the trailer up and off of the hitch ball. Even without a WD system installed if you removed the hitch pin of the ball mount the downward force of the trailer tongue is going to prevent the shank from sliding out of the hitch.
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  • Does Weight of Weight Distribution System Count as Trailer Tongue Weight
    When calculating tongue weight for a weight distribution system you would not add the weight of the system into the calculations. Our manufactufers have told us that the WD system essentially becomes part of the trailer hitch so it's weight does not factor in. 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...
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  • Will a Weight Distribution System Allow You to Tow Beyond Towing Capacities
    First thing I would do is check the owners manual of your 2013 Ford F150 to determine if there is a higher rating for towing when using a weight distribution system. A lot of vehicles/hitches have a second higher rating for weight distribution. Now with that in mind, a WD system will not allow you to tow beyond the weight capacities of your vehicle safely. You will still need to verify that loaded your tongue weight and trailer weight are not beyond what Ford lists as safe towing capacities...
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  • Weight Distribution with Sway Control Recommendation that's Better than Friction Sway
    The best style of sway control is in the dual cam setup of the Reese Strait-Line part # RP66074 which actively works to prevent sway before it starts. It does this by trying to force the trailer into a straight line instead of a friction style that just tried to curb it once it's started. The tongue weight range for this kit is 600-1,200 lbs too.
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  • How to Know if Reese Strait Line System RP66074 is Correct Fit for Trailer Based on Tongue Weight
    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. The part # RP66074 has a tongue weight...
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  • Will Reese Titan Shank RP54997 Work With Reese Strait Line System RP66074
    Yes, the Reese weight distribution shank part # RP54997 that you referenced will fit the Strait Line system part # RP66074 that you also referenced. Luckily the weight distribution shanks made by nearly all manufacturers use the same bracket hole dimensions so the shanks and systems are pretty interchangeable.
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  • Can Trailer Be Backed w/ Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Installed on Trailer
    In normal situations, you can indeed back a trailer with the Reese Strait-Line # RP66074 weight distribution system installed. However, if you're backing at a very sharp angle where jackknifing the trailer is possible, it's recommended to remove the spring bars to prevent anything from being damaged. The hooks on the ends of the spring bars won't allow the spring bars to 'pop off' the assembly, if that's what you're concerned about. As the trailer is turning, the spring bar on the outside...
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  • Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch System Weight and Disconnect
    The spring bars of weight distribution systems are designed to install and hang parallel with the frame rails on an A-frame trailer. They will hang almost completely under the frame rails, so the turning radius of a truck will only be slightly affected by the hanger brackets and only when making extremely sharp turns. In general, the only time a customer has a problem with the turning radius is when they are doing a lot of maneuvering in close quarters. The spring bar may pop out of the...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Spring Bars be Pointed Up on the Trailer End and Still Work Properly
    When ready to tow (trailer off of the jack) the spring bars should be level with the trailer frame which should be level with the ground (assuming a flat surface). Having the bars pointed too far up or down can render them ineffective and can cause the bars to contact the trailer frame in some cases. This could bend the bars or cause them to fall off. If you need to add more than 5 links of chain on chain hanging systems, it is fine to do so as long as the bars are level with the trailer...
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  • Best Weight Distribution/Sway Control Recommendation for 6,500 lb Trailer
    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. Your tongue weight will most likely...
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  • Procedure for Removing Weight Distribution Spring Bars When Unhitching Trailer
    It sounds like you are having trouble removing your weight distribution spring bars from their lift brackets on the trailer frame. When its time to unhitch the trailer and truck what you want to do is use your trailer tongue jack to lift the trailer tongue (and the rear of the truck along with it) to take the tension off the bars. You can then disengage the bars. Then lower the jack and uncouple the trailer.
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  • How to Ease Attaching and Removing Spring Bars on an EAZ Lift Elite Weight Distribution Hitch
    The easiest way to take tension off the round spring bars in your EAZ Lift Elite weight distribution hitch is to use the trailer tongue jack to raise the coupled trailer and hitch ball. By using the jack to support much of the tongue weight there will be less force applied to the spring bars and they will be easier to move in and out of position on the lift brackets. For reference I have included a link to our main product page for trailer jacks.
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  • Does Using Grease in Weight Distribution System Affect Effectiveness of Sway Control
    Weight distribution systems that advertise as having friction sway control built into the heads and spring bars of the system should not be lubricated at those points as the grease effectively removes the sway control. The dual cam setups like the Strait Line part # RP66074 that you referenced do not use friction as a way to control sway greasing them would not reduce the effectiveness.
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  • Installing Sway Control Cam Brackets For Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    When setting up the dual cam assemblies for the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66074, you will just want to make sure the distance from the center of the hitch ball to the center of the cam arm pivot bolt is correct per the installation instructions (19-3/8 inches for a standard coupler). Also make sure that the chain coming down from the hanger bracket is as straight up and down as possible. As long as this is done correctly, it does not matter where exactly the cam...
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  • Does Weight Behind Rear Axle of Tow Vehicle Count as Tongue Weight only with Weight Distribution
    This is a really good question that I would be happy to help clear up for you. So the additional weight behind the rear axle from cargo gets counted as tongue weight when picking out a weight distribution system, but it does not also need to be considered as tongue weight for either the trailer hitch's capacity or trying to get the tongue weight to be between 10 and 15 percent of total trailer weight. Basically it only is factored with a WD system because the WD system seeks to even out...
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  • Weight Distribution System to Replace Older Pro Series Kit to Allow Dual Cam Sway Control Install
    What you will need to do is buy a Strait Line system that doesn't have a shank since that's really the only part of your setup that will be re-usable. The rest is old enough that newer parts aren't available for. For that you would want the part # RP66074 which comes with spring bars rated for 600-1,200 lbs tongue weight and the dual cam sway control you want. With this system and basically all WD systems you really can only back up mainly in a straight line. If you get into too tight...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used on a Mercedes GL450 with Air Bag Suspension
    Unless otherwise stated in your owners manual, you should have no problem using a weight distribution system on your Mercedes GL450 with air bag suspension. The air bag system should work well with the weight distribution system. I attached an FAQ article on weight distribution systems that details how to pick out and setup a weight distribution system.
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  • Should Spring Bars on a Weight Distribution System Bend
    Spring bars are designed to bend, but if you are putting a significant bend into your spring bars and you think that even more spring tension would help you tow better, but you don't have any adjustment left then it sounds like you have spring bars that are rated too low for your application. 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...
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  • Differences Between Trailer Weight Distribution System Round Bars and Trunnion Bars
    One difference between trunnion and round bar setups is how they attach to the head of the weight distribution system.The round style bars have grooves on the bar and just twist in. The trunnion style bars slide into the head from the side or back which makes it easier to hook up then the round bar system. Also the square bar trunnion style is a more heavy duty spring bar compared to the round bar. Round bars offer less ground clearance than trunnion bars and the round bars have more...
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  • Could New Tires on Tow Vehicle Cause Trailer to Sway
    The amount of spring bar tension you use should be based on the instructions for setting up the weight distribution system. We don't carry the EAZ systems but you'll need to follow the setup instructions for the system you have. Normall sway is due to not enough tongue weight on the trailer. Have you tried moving cargo forward in the trailer? If the tread of the tires are very tall it's possible you'll experience the tread basically folding over to either side when towing due to the extra...
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  • Shank Compatibility Between Older Reese Weight Distribution System and Newer Systems
    The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66074 will be compatible with the Reese weight distribution shank you currently have as long as it is rated for 1200 lbs tongue weight or higher. Weight distribution system shanks are typically interchangeable because they have the holes 1-1/4 inch on center. This allows you to get the shank with the correct rise or drop needed for you to tow level and will allow you to choose a shank for a 2 x 2 receiver or...
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  • Install/Setup Recommendation for a Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Setting up a weight distribution depends almost entirely on the trailer and not the tow vehicle. You would need to get to level ground and follow the installation instructions (see link), that detail how to properly set up the Strait-Line system part # RP66074 that you referenced. You can also watch the install video that I attached to see how it is done as well.
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