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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 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66082

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Prevents Sway
  • Allows Backing Up
  • 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

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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (239 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
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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. 447176


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

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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. 797793



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Great hitch for weight distribution and sway control. use with or without sway control. 739682



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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. 628054



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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. 514919



- RP66082
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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. 480331



- RP66082
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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 411014



- RP66082
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well made product. be aware that sway control may not fit on camper. suggest purchasing separate if needed. 289504


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

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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. 196491


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

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Very good no problems 186439



- 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. 101281



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


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



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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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


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

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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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



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


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



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


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



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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


I bought two 66130 weight dist. and sway sytems one was put on 3/4 diesel and the other on 3/4 gas bought worked great had no problems with installation,only thing I needed was the shim #58207 for the head assy. and shank if you have a gap. Called Sequent products which is part of reese and drawtite,sent me the shim and all was great 31850



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


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


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

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

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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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. 292196



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


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


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

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- 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. 691354


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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 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. You would likely benefit from...
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  • Best Way to Reduce Suspension Sag When Towing a Trailer
    We have the perfect product for you, but it's not a suspension enhancement system as they are more ideal for vehicles that are carrying weight in the cargo area of the vehicle. For a towing situation a weight distribution system would be much better as it actually distributes the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the tow vehicle which will help with braking and handling. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 350 lbs 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 350...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Option With Sway Control-2013 Nissan Xterra and Casita 17ft Spirit Deluxe
    The first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the cargo area of the Xterra behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures comprise the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 4,000 lb Trailer Towed by Ford F-150
    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. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle should be considered tongue weight as well. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out. For a trailer with a tongue weight of 400...
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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 Way to Prevent Trailer Sway with Rockwood GeoPro 19FD
    The biggest thing that causes trailer sway is not having enough tongue weight on the trailer. If the tongue weight isn't between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight you'll end up with sway. The other less common cause is worn out suspension components. Weight distribution with sway control will do a great job preventing and curbing sway induces by high winds or passing semi trucks but won't stop persistent sway that happens always at highway speeds. The best way to pick out...
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  • How to Install Weight Distribution Chain Hangers on Trailer with Interference above Trailer Frame
    Yes there is. Whenever there is a clearance issue above the frame rails of a trailer that someone is trying to install a weight distribution system onto we recommend the frame brackets part # RP58305. These will bolt to the side of your frame which will not interfere with your battery on your trailer.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Chrysler Pacifica Towing a Forest River Camper Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when it is loaded and ready to tow. For a tongue weight of 325 pounds, I recommend going with a system with a range of 200 to 600 pounds. All of our weight distribution systems can be used with shanks in the rise or drop position, so we will be able to find one with the appropriate rise for your Chrysler Pacifica. I recommend the Pro Series...
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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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