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

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   (282 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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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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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.



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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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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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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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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



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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!


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



- RP66074
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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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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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Here is my completed setup Everything went nice and smooth, thanks to your installation videos. Thank you!



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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.


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


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



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 !



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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 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!



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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!



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An excellent weight distribution hitch for pulling a 9500 pound toy hauler. Easy to install and great weight carrying capacity. The anti-sway control really does what it is supposed to do. STOPS the sway!



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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


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 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 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System 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 # RP67509 which is effective on trailers with tongue weights...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can You Back Up a Trailer With Dual-Cam Sway Control Installed
    With a dual-cam sway control system, you will have more freedom in terms of backing up than you would with a friction sway control bar. However, if you are going to be making tight turns and maneuvers while backing up, it is a good idea to disconnect the dual-cam sway control to avoid any potential issues. I have included a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for you.
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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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  • Compatibility of Curt and Reese Weight Distribution System Components
    You will have to replace the head with the bars since the Reese bars will not fit into the Curt head. At this point your best option would be to order a Strait-Line system part # RP66074 as it does not come with a shank (since you already have one) and it comes with the dual cam system you want plus bars and a head. The shank of a Curt system is compatible with the head of a Reese system.
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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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  • 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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  • How to Select Correct Weight Distribution Hitch
    The Eaz-Lift Recurve R6 weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) hitch system 48734 can be fitted with a hitch lock like # e98880 to secure its shank in the vehicle hitch receiver but according to my contact at the manufacturer (Camco) there is no other provision for locking any other components in this system. We do not carry the Recurve but we do have systems from other makers like Reese who produces the Strait-Line systems such as # RP66074 that you referenced. Selecting the right...
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  • How to Properly Set up Weight Distribution With Air Bag Equipped 2017 Ram 2500
    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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  • 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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  • Can Sway Control Be Used on a Trailer that Uses a Pintle Hitch Set Up
    The only way to use sway control on a trailer that uses a pintle hitch set up is to use the Tuson electronic sway control system # 335TSC-1000. The trailer has to have electric brakes to use this though. When it senses sway it will apply the trailer brakes accordingly to reduce or stop the sway. I have included a link to a video review for you. The only other option is to switch from a pintle set up to a regular ball coupler. Then you could use friction sway control bars or, even better,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are Trunnion Bars for Reese Strait-Line 800 lb and 1,200 lb Systems Interchangeable
    Yes! The trunnion bars for the 1,200 lb and 800 lb Reese Strait-Line weight distribution (WD) systems use the same head unit so they are interchangeable. I recommend going with the 12K system # RP66074 since it already has the tongue weight (TW) range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and then getting the 400 lb - 800 lb TW bars # RP22225 when you need them. Please note that the trunnion bars come in a single unit so you need to purchase a quantity of 2 for your WD system. The cams that come with...
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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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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution System for 2 inch Hitch be Adapted to 2.5 inch Hitch
    We have shanks that fit your new hitch size that will fit the head of your Strait Line Dual Cam setup with the Curt part # C17131. So basically you'll be able to reuse everything you have now including the head and would only have to swap the shank. The # C17131 can provide up to 2 inches of drop so if you need more drop than that we have the Equal-i-zer part # EQ90-02-4900 which can provide up to 6 inches of drop. Both the Curt and Equal-i-zer brands both fit the Reese systems since...
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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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  • Setting Up Weight Distribution with Auto-Leveling Air Bags on a GMC Yukon
    If your compressor kicked in after your auto load leveling air bag system and weight distribution were set up together then the only solution I can think of is that you have front air bags as well and they are sensing the extra weight that the weight distribution (WD) system is putting on the front suspension. It shouldn't be trying to fill the rear bags because a WD system should be taking some weight off. With that being said, if you have the ability to turn off the auto-leveling function...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Installed on a V-Nose Trailer like a 2016 Diamond Car Hauler
    With a V-nose trailer you can still install a weight distribution system, but due to the shape of the trailer and how there won't be access above the frame where the chain hangers would go you would need to use the bolt on brackets like part # RP58305 instead of what comes with the kit. 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Grand Design Imagine 2950RL Trailer
    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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  • 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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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2009 Trail Sport 3,100 Pounds Dry Weight
    You are correct in assuming the Dual Cam System will give you at the very least a stiffer ride, but the system may prove to be ineffective as well. It is very important to match the weight distribution system tongue weight (TW) capacity to your specific application. For instance, using spring bars with a higher TW capacity than a trailer calls for can lead to erratic weight distributing performance. To choose a system you will need to go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch on Vehicle with Self Leveling Suspension
    For vehicles with auto-leveling suspension the proper setup procedure for weight distribution is to put the full tongue weight on the trailer hitch to activate the vehicle's auto-level function and then from there go through the setup procedure for the weight distribution system.
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