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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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Reese WD With Sway Control - RP66074
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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 600 lbs – 1,200 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 - 12K GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66074 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

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


  • 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


  • 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

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)

Item # RP66074

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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (257 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.

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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!!

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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!

The hitch is working wonderfully holding up well after a year of decent use.
Kevin C - 03/29/2020

- RP66074

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

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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.

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

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

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

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!

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

I currently own a WD system with round bars and sway control, which is about 15 years old. This newer system, with trunnion bars and cam sway control, is far superior. And etrailer.com offered the best web price, including free and quick shipping and excellent customer service. I gave been a customer of etrailer for many years!

- RP66074

I had this style of hitch on our previous travel trailer and absolutely loved it . We bought a big fifth wheel RV and are finding that not all parks accommodate these big rv's , so we are going back to a travel trailer again , but I will not pull without this hitch . Etrailer did a great job getting this to me without hassle , but on my error of not reading the description fully , I ordered the trunion bar instead of the round bar set , guess it pays to read everything before you purchase !

- RP66074

This hitch is outstanding. It totally eliminatedall my sway issues. Installed in about 4 hours. Just take your time.

Still performs flawlessly after 1 year
Darrell - 09/23/2019

- RP66074

- RP66074

Installed the Reese Strait-Line Dual Cam hitch a day or so after it was received and everything went very well! Had to make one call to tech support to clarify an instruction on drilling the frame for bracket bolts, and the phone help was great. My advisor knew about the hitch, how it went together and easily answered my questions, giving me the confidence it would be right. Love the hitch, got it in two days, love the service, and the price was fantastic! Thanks to all!

- RP66074

I just installed a Reese straight line hitch. Instalation was easy. It took me about 5 hours to install. The instructions included were easy to follow. Some tools needed are large and may need to be rented or borrowed. I'm looking forward to pulling my camper with this new hitch.

- RP66074

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.

- RP66074

My order came in a timely manner. The free shipping was nice because the hitch set was heavy. It was well packaged too. The hitch had some paint chips and whatnot, likely from banging around during shipping. The directions were crumpled up and mixed inside, but they were fine just had to flatten out. Overall this was the best price on the internet and I’m completely satisfied with my purchase. Will definitely buy from e trailer again

- RP66074

etrailer.com was so easy to work with, I would not hesitate to buy from them again. I was disappointed that Reese is now using China to manufacture its products. Prefer to buy American, but the hitch is fine. It installed easily and was shipped quickly by etrailer.com I will buy from them again.

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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Keystone Summerland 1750RD
    The most important thing to consider when picking out a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if it's ready for a trip) along with any added cargo weight you might have loaded behind the rear axle of your F-250. Ideally this number falls comfortably within the operating range of the system you choose. Based on my research your 2018 Keystone Summerland 1750RD Trailer does indeed have an empty...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with up to 1,200 lbs Tongue Weight
    The best weight distribution and sway control option we have for a tongue weight of up to 1,200 lbs would be the Strait Line part # RP66074 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs and comes with the best sway control for preventing sway before it starts. This kit doesn't come with a shank which allows you to select the one you'd need to provide the amount of drop required to tow trailer level. So for that the shank you'd need the part # RP3215 which can do a drop of up to 6-3/4...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 10K Trailer and Lifted Ford F-250
    The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66074 is an excellent option with some of the best sway control prevention on the market. It will be the perfect option for a 10,000 lb trailer. It also does not come with a shank which means you can pick out one specifically for your needs. For example, if you have a tow vehicle with larger trailer hitch you can get a larger shank or if you have a truck with a lift you can get a shank with more drop. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 5300 lb Apex Nano Camper
    If the as-towed weight of your camper is 5300 lbs, and we know a trailer's tongue weight is typically 10-15% of its loaded weight, your tongue weight almost certainly sits at a minimum of around 550 lbs to 800 lbs at the most. You can confirm this by checking out the linked article. Since you're planning on using the # 335TSC-1000 Tuson sway control, you can simply use a chain suspended weight distribution system like the Reese # 49570 which is effective on trailers with tongue weights...
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    We have 2-1/2 inch shanks that will work with a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66074 but you did not mention the length you had so I'll give you a number of options for shanks that fit 2-1/2 inch hitches and you can choose the correct one. - Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976 is 17-1/2" long and offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and has a weight rating of up to 1,700 lbs of tongue weight. - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4800 is 12" long,...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 with 1,000 to 1,500 Pounds Tongue Weight
    I looked up your 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 (nice trailer) and I noticed a couple of things about it that could affect the fit of a weight distribution system such as # RP66074. First I noticed that on the frame behind the propane tanks it looks like there is a metal structure welded to the bottom of the frame. With the weight distribution brackets in place on the frame that extra piece on the trailer frame could make contact with the spring bars. The brackets mount 30 inches back along...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Electric Over Hydraulic Actuator for Tug Boat Trailer
    I did some research and your F-150 with the combination you have is the 11,600 lbs if you have the max towing package. If you do not it drops to 10,600 lbs. The upgrades you have done to your truck are really nice so I can see why you don't want to change vehicles. What I recommend is keeping your current hitch, upgrading your weight distribution system to the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # RP66561 because it will work...
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  • Recommended Reese Strait-Line Weight Distrubtion/Sway Control for 7800 lb GVWR Travel Trailer
    Thanks for providing those details, that makes life much easier! To choose the correctly rated weight distribution system for your camper, you'll need to determine the trailer's tongue weight when loaded up as you'd typically tow it. This should also include the weight of anything you have stowed in the truck bed behind the rear axle. I'll link to a help article that explains a few ways to do this, but the easiest way would be to use a tongue weight scale like the Curt Better Weigh,...
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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...
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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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  • Wrenches Size Used to Install Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution
    Wrenches needed will be 1-1/2 inches, 1-1/4 inches, 1-1/8 inch, 1 inch, 3/4 inch, 9/16 inch and 1/2 inch. I would also recommend an adjustable wrench for the square headed bolts. The drill bit size needed will be 7/16 inch, tube style frame, or 17/32 inch, c-channel frame. The torque wrench you use will need to be able to go up to 450 ft bls.
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  • 8 inch Drop Shank Recommendation for Reese Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Strait-Line system part # RP66074 that you referenced would do great for a setup that has a 1,000 lb tongue weight as it has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and features the only sway control on the market designed to help prevent sway before it starts. For a shank that will let you do 8 inches of drop you would want the part # RP3344.
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  • Can Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Fit with C Channel Trailer Frame
    While the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - No Shank # RP66074 is a great option, since your trailer has a C channel we will need to find you a different system as the Strait-Line is designed to clamp down on both sides of the trailer frame. For your application I recommend going with the Equal-i-zer System # EQ37121ET instead. This has the same weight capacity as the Strait-Line system but it uses brackets that fit around your C channel and then you can place some wood...
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  • can Weight Distribution and Sway Control be Added to a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Load Leveling
    First, since your 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners manual may have special recommendations in terms of weight distribution and sway control because it has the special load leveling and sway dampening systems installed. That would be the first thing I would check. When installing a system, the load leveling typically does not affect how you would install the weight distribution. On some vehicles, this system can be disabled. On other vehicles, it is not as easy to disable so you would...
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  • How to Use Bolt On Weight Distribution Chain Hangers on V-Nose Trailer
    Using the bolt on hangers # RP58305 will change the procedure for installing the spring bars and hooking the chains to the trailer, since you won't have a snap-up bracket to provide slack in the system so the chains can be hooked up. With the bolt on hangers used, you'll jack up the trailer WITH the coupler attached to the trailer ball. This lifts not only the trailer, but also the rear of the tow vehicle as the same time. This will provide enough slack in the system so that the spring...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation Towing Jayco White Hawk 29BH
    Both round and trunnion bar systems are equally as effective, but a round bar system won't have as much ground clearance under it as a trunnion bar system. This is because the bars attach to the weight distribution head from underneath. If your tow vehicle is a full sized pick-up or SUV, a round bar system would work just fine. If you're towing with a small crossover or a minivan (anything with little ground clearance) you'd definitely want to go with a trunnion bar system. Typically the...
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  • Weight Distribution and/or Sway Control for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 8,400 Pound Trailer
    It sounds like you have the bar style friction sway control like # 83660. These are only effective on trailers up to 6,000 pounds. Since your trailer is heavier the system can't keep up with the amount of sway. You would need to use 2 of the bar friction sway control units or go with a different weight distribution system. I recommend the new Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 which controls sway at the bars and the head for superior sway control and weight distribution. I have linked a video...
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2-1/2 Inch Class V Trailer Hitch
    If your Class V trailer hitch has a 2-1/2 inch receiver, then you can use the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control, # RP66075. I have included a link to the installation details below. You will also need shank # RP54977, and a properly sized ball like # 63840. According to one of our installers. You could use # RP66074 that you have referenced in a 2-1/2 inch receiver, you would just need the 2-1/2 inch shank, # RP54977. I have included a link to an FAQ article on weight distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank that Fits 2.5 inch Hitch and Reese Strait Line RP66074
    For a shank that fits the Reese Strait Line part # RP66074 and a 2-1/2 inch hitch the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4900 would work well and can give you a drop of up to 6 inches of drop. If you need more drop you'd want the part # EQ94FR which can do up to 9 inches of drop. Or if you wanted to go with something cushioned we have the Gen-Y part # 325-GH-1102 as well.
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  • Which is Better Round Bar Weight Distribution or Trunnion Head
    The difference between the two systems is basically the attachment point. One is not better than the other except that the trunnion bars are a little easier to install than the round bars that require a clip to hold them into the head. For the round bars it is easier to adjust the angle of the ball mount to get the system in the correct position for towing and weight distribution. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution Hitch, item # RP66074, is an excellent system that controls sway before...
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  • Best Weight Distribution and Sway Control For a 6,500 lb.Travel Trailer on 2006 Ford F150 Super Crew
    My favorite weight distribution system to recommend is the Reese Strait Line like the # RP66074 that you referenced. They fit and install well and offer the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts so it would be your best option. 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...
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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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  • Do I Need Sway Control With My Weight Distribution System
    When it comes to picking the correct Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup there are a lot of options out there. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are looking for a WD system is your Total Tongue Weight. Total tongue weight is measured by the tongue weight of your loaded trailer plus the weight of anything that is sitting behind the rear axle of your GMC. Once you narrow down the WD system by tongue weight, choosing one usually comes down to style preference....
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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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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with 800 lbs Tongue Weight and 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    For the tongue weight of 800 lbs that you mentioned the best weight distribution system and sway control we have is the part # RP66074 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs and features the only sway control designed to fight sway before it starts. Then you could use the shank # C17131 which fits the system and is designed for 2-1/2 inch hitches like what you mentioned. For a hitch ball you then would want the # 19286.
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    For your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66074. This system has a total tongue weight range of 600-1200 lbs. The total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. The Reese Straight-Line uses hot rolled spring trunnion bars along with cams to keep your trailer straight. This is the only system that actually...
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    In some situations, air bags and weight distribution can work against each other if they're incorrectly set up, but they work best for two different purposes. Suspension enhancement works best for cargo carried in the bed of the truck, while weight distribution works best for leveling out the ride height from squat caused by a trailer's tongue weight compressing the rear truck suspension. When the two systems are used together, the recommended method is to load up the truck as needed,...
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    When choosing a weight distribution system you will want to go by the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then choose a system with a tongue weight capacity range that puts that total weight in the middle of the systems range. If the loaded trailer weighed 8,200 pounds and you had nothing behind the rear axle of the truck, the typical tongue weight would be 10 to 15 percent of the...
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    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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Once you figure out the loaded tongue weight of your setup check out the link I attached to see all of the systems we carry. You will need to select your tongue weight from...
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  • Adjusting Weight Distribution System Used on 2009 Yukon with Auto-Leveling Air Bag Suspension
    I spoke with our contact at Reese who suggested that the best way to use the weight distribution system and an automatic leveling suspension system at the same time is to first start your vehicle and put a slight load on the rear of the vehicle to let the air suspension begin to level the vehicle. Then you will want to measure the distance from the ground to the top of the front wheel wells. Next you will want to hitch up your trailer and set up your weight distribution system according...
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