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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the tight, rigid ride you get with other systems that have built-in sway control
  • Might need to upgrade to a heavier trailer down the line and don't want to have buy a completely new hitch
  • Have a lighter weight trailer with 200 lbs – 600 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, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number RP66082 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Prevents Sway
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.


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 and adjustable shank included
    • Forged, raised ball platform eliminates need for raised hitch ball
    • Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
  • 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, adjustable shank, lift brackets, spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on trailer frame are available
    • Will not fit trailer frames wider than 2-1/2"
  • Shank length: 14" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 5-1/4"
    • Maximum rise: 6-1/2" from top of hitch receiver opening
    • Maximum drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ RP66082Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • 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.




66540 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Item # RP66082

Installation Details RP66082 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - RP66082

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (250 Customer Reviews)

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars to create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.

- RP66082
by:

New to the camping world but did my research on this Reese straight line hitch and just pulled 780 miles to Maine. I felt comfortable and confident in knowing that my first experience would not be a disaster . etrailer was awesome in our decision making because I was able to bounce questions off them (Maranda) to make our best fit and I couldn’t be more happy. The installation can be done by a competent person but buy good drill bits first and have your C clamps ready . I think they show 3 different drill bits to use with precise drilling instructions. Ok but did scratch my head a couple times as the directions could be more clear.



- RP66082
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I have a 21 foot travel trailer that I pull with a Nissan X-Terra. Before getting the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, the back of the X-Terra and the front of the trailer would be too low, creating a "V" at the hitch connection. In addition, out on the highway, the trailer would sway, particularly on the down hills, and at times would get so intense I was afraid the sideways energy created would force me into oncoming traffic or off the road to the right. After installing the Strait-Line system, the X-Terra and trailer are leveled out and the sway problem has been completely eliminated. I could not be happier with the results. I would recommend this product to anyone having these problems. Do your research to make sure you get the proper size for the unit you are pulling.


Comments
A couple of months ago I purchased a 2017 Ford F150 with the built in sway control. The new truck pulls the trailer much more easily than my Nissan X-terra did. Although hooking up the trailer to just the ball hitch on the new truck is much easier than having to use the Strait-Line Weight Dist. System, I do find that the trucks built-in sway control, although adequate, does not work as well as the Strait-Line system does. The trucks built-in system can get overwhelmed by excessive sway and must rely on an automatic deceleration system to correct and control the sway, which can at times be a bit of a challenge until you get comfortable with it.
Charles - 11/15/2018



- RP66082
by:

This system works incredibly! Beyond my expectations, stress free towing. The single best accessory we have purchased for our rig. Highly recommended, we won’t leave home without it.



- RP66082
by:

Company Rep ( Tommy C) was amazingly helpful in doing rapid research with Reese company and determining that my existing system although still functional contained obsolete parts and should be replaced to accommodate second trailer needs. New pets order was immediate and I received all necessary parts on 3rd day from order. Exceptional! Now a design complaint regarding mounting the Reese Sway Control brackets to trailer frame tube (2"x6"-1/8" ) with press in "nut rivets". This frame is not adequately thick enough to accept this attachment procedure unless these items are welded in place to keep them from "stripping out". Holes in frame were correctly drilled per instruction. My machine shop, one of the most respected in Illinois, that this is a very common situation which can only be remedied by a skied welder. This is something that Reese and you should address. Hope this will assist others. Thanks for your excellent service.


Comments
System works perfectly, as expected. Thank you for following up on this issue.
Jim a - 05/26/2016



- RP66082
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Purchased this to tow our MicroMini Winnebago 1700BH with our 2012 GMC Acadia with factory towing package. My father has towed with these for years and swears by them. I know why now. Wind, passing 18 wheelers, whatever - these things keep our ride level and straight. I like having the sway control built into the equalizer bars, and what I would call the "active" sway control. When these get out of the stirrups they actually force themselves back with the pressure the misalignment causes as opposed to the "friction brake" style. Well worth the money.



- RP66082
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Great hitch for weight distribution and sway control. use with or without sway control.



- RP66082
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Great hitch. Controls weight and sway and although easy to install the instructions were not clear on direction of cam bracket. Best to be professionally installed for most users though basic tools and time are all you need.



- RP66082
by:

Good system design and solid. Prevents sway, side to side, up and down because of the shape of the arms' end, the free moving holder and the chain link length that is adjustable. You can see at the turns how the system pushes back trying to straighten the convoy. And even backing up is fine, others cannot do backup. It will lift the truck to be even both the front and the back. I recommend. Best in class



- RP66082
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The product is exactly as advertised and should be the best currently on the market. The installation instructions need some work for clarity but the installation video on eTrailer helped immensely to answer a few questions the instructions created.



- RP66082
by:

well made product. be aware that sway control may not fit on camper. suggest purchasing separate if needed.


Comments
after one year of use this product has held up great, some surface rust in areas, but with the abuse it takes that is to be expected. Id recommend this product to others. Ive sold the sway bars as they didnt fit on my pop up camper, but the weight dist works great.
JEREMY G - 09/07/2017



- RP66082
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Very good no problems



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


The product was not only a perfect physical fit for my truck and travel trailer, but it it works so well I no longer drive with white knuckles. The etrailer support team worked with me to figure out my real needs versus my preciously rookie "wants" which were somewhat uninformed wants. My Trunion Bar WD Hitch with Optional sway control makes ZERO noise in use or backing up, nor does it impart any felt knuckling.


Comments
Absolutely the best working hitch ever. No noise, clacking and knuckling like friction hitches. The sway control is amazing.
Steve M - 08/20/2020


- RP66073
by:

Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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


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


- RP66084
by:

Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


OMG, the Reese straight-line weight distribution hitch is fantastic. No complaints whatsoever. Pull a 23 foot Rockwood trailer of 3,200 pounds with my 2016 Ram 1500. Pass the semi-trailers with confidence and absolutely no white knuckles. Great product.


Comments
Fantastic hitch!
Michael - 09/30/2020


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


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


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



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


It was OK. Put it on my trailer in place of a ProPride P3 so renters could use it. Drove less than 30 miles with the Reese, and the ProPride went back on. It's a much better hitch. Trailer can't sway with a ProPride. Got a very lightly used Reese available, by the way.



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


I purchased my second one in 2018 after having this system on my previous trailer. I love the function and how well my travel trailer is balanced with pull and weight distribution. The biggest change is in a tubular installation. The "press in" nuts have no tolerance for drill hole sizing error. I use the drill bit sizes and methods describe by the manufacturer. Yet, the nut would spin free during assembly. I had to use a creative solution just to get my system installed. I gave 4 Stars instead of 5 due to installation is not user friendly for a tube frame trailer.


Comments
This hitch continued to work great with my travel trailer through the 6 months after this review. I traded it away at that point, but retained the hitch. Looking for a non-travel trailer to add it to at this point due to its tremendous reliability and performance. I still stand behind this hitch and continue to recommend it to my friends.
Don. R - 06/22/2020


- RP66086
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I use this to pull a 3500lb travel trailer behind my 2007 BMW X3. We just completed a 4000 mile road trip with this hitch, traveling on every difficult windy curvy hilly mountain and coastal road from San Diego to Vancouver and back. The PROS: Easy to install, attach and detach. It distributed the weight well, and we had no problems with sway. The CON: It moans and groans on turns like an old man that forgot to take his pain meds. Even when it’s been lubricated.


Comments
The noise you describe is a function of the metal on metal contact that provides the anti-sway component of the system. Because lubricating the contact points would defeat the sway control function, the noise is for the most point unavoidable.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/27/2018


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


OK, I waited to write this review until I had an opportunity to really use this product. We just completed a 950 mile camping trip around Colorado. We went up and over mountains, around curves, and traveled in the interstate. All I can say is, WOW! I wish I had purchased this years ago. We pull a 7000# travel trailer with a new F150 EcoBoost. Before installing this we were pushed around in windy canyons, semis and dealt with sway descending the mountains. This product is the real deal. I can safely travel on the interstate at speeds up to 75 MPH thanks to this product.


Comments
I have a 33 TT towing with an ecoboost. I think the hitch I have is too week. My TT never gets loaded over 6,500 yet I still get a bad front end drift? I think its the WD I currently have. Does this hitch really solve that problem? My TV is a super crew lariat off road package with c rated tires
-- comment by: Josh - 08/08/2014

Weight distribution can help handling and steering when properly set up. This system also has an integrated sway control system also improves handling and stability. With your travel trailer loaded and ready to go, having about 650 pound of tongue weight, this system is rated appropriately for your needs. If you are experiencing too much front end sway you may need to make some adjustments to place more of the load on the front axle These adjustments can be made at the angle of the head. Please see your specific installation instructions for more details.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 8/12/2014


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


Pulling a trailer from Oklahoma to Wyoming and the one thing you’re guaranteed; wind and fast moving semis. When you see enough trailers on the side of the road flipped, knowing you have the additional help off the bat to control your own is peace of mind worth the price. Pulling through 80mph crosswinds or a blizzard, having this piece of equipment is a lifesaver. My only gripe is the install can be challenging and ended up just watching online videos. You’ll end up buying additional trailer mounts for faster hook up if you have more than one trailer.



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


I've been very happy with the system that we got, we put almost 7,000 miles on it in 2017 and it rode great. I added a secondary friction sway control to compliment the control provided by the leveling bars and cam assembly and over those miles it never felt uneasy. A couple of times we were in some pretty good cross winds and I would notice enough to put two hands on the wheel but the rest of the time it was almost easy to forget we were towing a 28' trailer. I'd definitely recommend spending a little time at your local Cat Scales to find out your specific truck / trailer and tongue weights, but this hitch and distribution assembly gave us the ability to tune the tongue weight into right where we wanted by the selection of the right link. The peace of mind the overall control that it provided going down the road is well worth it.



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


Works great on a older 28 ft. 6000lb. restored Airstream with a F150 4x4 with anti sway electronics. Without we could only go about 55 mph and the trailer would sway. The truck would warn us to slow down. The install was a bit complex we were not too sure of the angle of the hitch but we followed directions and it works. We traveled about 6k miles on two trips. It stopped the sway even at 70mph . Many a giant truck flew by at 80+ it started to sway but the bars prevented it. Backing and tight turns are no problem. Adjusting the chains require some work and disconnecting, reconnecting a pain. would highly recommend to any one .



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


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
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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
by:

Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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


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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Toyota 4Runner Towing Light Camper
    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. If your tongue weight is right...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Honda Pilot Towing a 4,000 lb Trailer
    I really like the Strait Line weight distribution systems as they feature the only sway control that works to prevent sway before it starts. 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...
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  • How do Andersen Chain Weight Distribution Systems Compare to Spring Bar Systems
    We do not carry the Andersen weight distribution you mentioned but we do carry several others that use the more traditional spring bar setup as opposed to the chains. The general consensus on the Andersen setup is that it's very quiet compared to others and it does seem to work well but once you get over 500 lbs of tongue weight is just isn't as a effective as a spring bar type setup. One of their big selling points is less bounce or harshness when you hit bumps due to the chain tension...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD with Quadra Lift
    First thing you want to do is check the owners manual of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with quadra lift air suspension to see if the vehicle is rated for use with a WD system. You can use a weight distribution system on a vehicle that has auto-leveling suspension. But in order to set it up properly you want to first put the tongue weight of the trailer on the vehicle, let it level itself, and then finish the setup procedures. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Weight Distribution Solution for A-Frame Trailer with Side Mounted Jack
    Your picture is a bit grainy so I couldn't tell for sure, but if there is a hole in the center of the a-frame for mounting a jack you are going to want to install a jack there and remove your side mount jack. The part # BD155300 has a wheel caster like your current jack does as well. With the jack off of the side of the trailer you would have clearance to install a WD system. Since you already have sway control the Reese Trunnion system part # RP66540 would be a great choice for a...
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  • Should Weight Distribution be Used on a Truck Towing 8k Trailer with 10k Rated Hitch
    If the trailer you plan on towing weighs more than half of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend the use of weight distribution. If your trailer weighs 8,000 lbs loaded you are going to want to use a weight distribution system. The WD systems do put a different kind of pressure on the bottom of the trailer hitches they are used with, but it does not actually over-strain the vehicle/hitch. For an 8k trailer the Straitline System part # RP66084 would be the one to use. For a...
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  • Best Weight Distribution for a 2018 Airstream Sport Bambi
    I think you meant that you have a 2" receiver on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Some newer heavy duty pickups have 3" receivers, but most of them are still using 2-1/2" receivers. You can verify your receiver size by measuring from the bottom to the top of the inside of your receiver. When looking for a Weight Distribution (WD) system you want to choose one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Cherokee
    We recommend the use of a weight distribution system anytime the the trailer you are towing weighs more than half the towing capacity of the vehicle. You are pretty close to the towing capacities so it would really be a good idea to go with one. For your towing capacities and your trailer weight the best option would be the Strait Line system part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features only sway control that works to fight sway before it starts.
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  • What Causes Trailer Sway at 65 Miles Per Hour
    Persistent sway that occurs at a certain speed won't be cured with a sway control device or a weight distribution system. These systems are designed to stop sway that starts from a gust of wind or a passing semi. The type of sway you are experiencing is due to a tongue weight issue or a suspension component issue. In nearly every case of what you described the cause of the sway is not enough tongue weight relative to the total trailer weight. You need between 10 and 15 percent of the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommend for 2015 Toyota Sienna Towing Trailer w 350 lbs Tongue Weight
    With weight distribution you will be able to tow up to a 5,000 lb trailer with a 500 lb tongue weight rating. Without you would be limited to only 350 and 3,500 lbs. For 350 lbs of tongue weight the best solution would be the Strait Line system part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features only sway control designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Aliner Classic Camping Trailer
    For the weight capacity, you do not technically need a weight distribution system. However, due to the design of the trailer, I do recommend using a weight distribution system for the sway control features as the crosswinds or passing vehicles may create more sway than would be comfortable. For your 2015 Honda Odyssey, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66082 for your application because it will be a fit for your trailer tongue weight and any...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2012 Toyota Sienna Towing Trailer with 400 lb 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. For a loaded tongue weight of 400...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommend for 2017 Toyota Tacoma Towing Trailer with 320 lb dry 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. Since your tongue weight is 320...
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