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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 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 trailer with 400 lbs – 800 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, 800 lbs TW part number RP66083 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66083

  • 500 lbs
  • 600 lbs
  • 700 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: 400 lbs - 800 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/ RP66083Required - 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.




66541 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66083 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - RP66083

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (245 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.

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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



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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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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



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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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The hitch worked wonderful. I was scheduled to have it installed by others but when they saw the unit they got scared, I think. So, having read and re-read the instructions myself by this time, I decided to go it myself. It took all of 4 hours and the following day we left on a five week trip to the northwest US. It performed really well. We had taken two shorter trips without it and I can really feel the difference it makes in windy conditions and weight distribution. 216549


Comments
Flawlessly.Just returned from a 5-week, 5,600 mile trip. No problems with it.
Richard P - 08/04/2016

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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 . 287015



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Have one on my truck works very good. This order is for my daughters truck feel the sway bars make towing a lot safer for someone new to trailer towing. 876382



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Wow I can’t believe how great this worked. I pulled a camper with one hand without any worries. 809354



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Bought this hitch to use on a Jayco toy hauler at a dealers recommendation who sold several different types of load distribution/stabilizer products. Worked great so I bought another one for our new North Trail which is same size but 1/2 the weight. Only this time I installed it myself. Support from etrailer was excellent. They know their product. I actually ordered the wrong weight bars, and another part was missing and we had a trip scheduled! They got us the parts ASAP and we were ready to go with time to spare. One point of caution: When installing the ball, it requires 400 lbs of torque. I took this to a truck repair shop and did it for me free in just a minute. 804455



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Great knowledgeable sales service from Paula, and SUPER FAST shipping!! I haven't installed it yet, but should go just fine. 763766



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Install the reese after fighting with a blue ox hitch. The reese worked well on my 8k , 3 month trip from Maine to California. 675370



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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. 661155


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

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I think the setup is great. The installation was a little tricky since I’ve never installed anything like it before, but there are plenty of installation videos out there to watch first (and to reference during install). When I’m towing I sometimes forget my 30’ camper is back there. As far as sway, I have get to be effected by any. I would recommend this hitch and I would buy it again if needed. 644262



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Works great no problems had a question customer service was great 623229


Comments
Works great keeps the trailer very stable
Bob - 04/12/2020

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Installed it to take 30 ft Springdale trailer to Yellowstone from Pa and back, best trip with camper in 10 yrs we have owned it. No sway or sag. Pulled with 2005 2500 Suburban. Makes loud creaking when turning sharp, but i've heard they all do. 608555


Comments
The creaking noise you describe is caused by the spring bars sliding over the sway control cams, and is unfortunately unavoidable. As you mention, all weight distribution systems that depend on some kind of friction to provide the sway control function are going to make some kind of noise.
-- Mike L - 02/27/2019

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I have used this setup on 3 different trailers with good results. K 603698



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Still working like a charm! 526034



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Great product. Not too bad of an install. Works great. Thanks etrailer.com 414094



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we love it what a difference it made while towing our camper!! 410062


Comments
Awesome! What a difference it makes wouldnt travel without it!!
John W - 07/24/2018

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The new weight distribution hitch exceeded my expectations Pricing was excellent, Customer service was second to none! 407528



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product was shipped very fast and was as described, will definitely be doing business with this company again in the future!!! 231021



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I'm extremely impressed with ETrailer. The order was processed, shipped and delivered within 4 days...if it hadn't been for the weekend, it would have been sooner. The free shipping was a plus! I plan to install the system this week and will share pictures when finished. I would not hesitate to recommend ETrailer! Thank you! 225503


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Very, very well! I would not hesitate to recommend this product. Im still impressed by the service given by E trailers.
Gerald O - 09/13/2016

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The equalizer hitch arrived. It is really a heavy duty piece. unfortunately we will not get to road test it for a few more weeks when our new trailer arrives. 218195



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Already have this product on a heavy trailer . Works great . Drove all day in 50 mph wind gust and was able to keep it straight. 210588


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 700 lb
    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 loaded tongue weight is 700...
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  • Weight Distribution System Compatible with 2018 GMC Canyon and 4,000 lb 20 Foot Travel Trailer
    To get you the proper weight distribution recommendation for your trailer, I need a little more information. Most trailers have a tongue weight that is 10-15% of the total trailer weight and with that accurate loaded tongue weight, you would then need to add any cargo you carry behind the rear axle of your 2018 GMC Canyon. This will give you the total tongue weight and then you will be able to determine the correct system by ensuring you are in the middle range of the weight distribution...
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  • Is Noise and Slightly Bent Trunnion Bars Safe for a Weight Distribution System
    As long as your Strait-Line Weight Distribution (WD) System, like part # RP66083, isn't underrated for your towing setup and you haven't gone past the 5th chain link like you mentioned then you should be good to go. With friction sway control there is always going to be some noise because it is metal on metal and if you check out the attached photo you can see that there was a slight bend to the trunnion bars when we installed this same system. If you can give me some more details about...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Trailer w 545 lb Tongue Weight
    For your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe with a hitch rated for weight distribution like the Curt part # C13153 or # C13152 that it sounds like you have based on the capacities you listed, and for your trailer that has an unloaded tongue weight of 545 lbs the Strait Line System part # RP66083 would be a perfect solution. It has a tongue weight range of 400 to 800 lbs which would work well plus it has the only sway control on the market designed to fight sway before it starts. For a 2 inch ball...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing an R-Pod 190 with a 2019 GMC Canyon
    I highly recommend using the Reese Strait-Line # RP66083 for your R-Pod 190 because this is one of the few systems that fights sway before it starts instead of correcting it after it already starts. This gives you a much better ride quality and since this uses chains it will be a little quieter than a system that mounts solely with brackets. You just need a hitch ball like the 2" # A-90 or the 2-5/16" # 19286 to complete your towing setup. The lift brackets need to be mounted about 30"...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Needed for Ford Expedition with Factory Tow Package
    Depending on the vehicle and trailer hitch model, a weight distribution system can indeed increase the maximum trailer weight you can safely tow, as is the case with your 2008 Ford Expedition. With that being said, increasing the towing capacity is not the main benefit or purpose of a weight distribution system. You will most likely see the benefits of a weight distribution system anytime the trailer weight is more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, regardless of the type...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2020 Airstream Basecamp X
    With the Airstream dry tongue weight of 435 lbs, you can be sure the loaded tongue weight will be slightly higher and then you also need to consider any cargo you put behind the rear axle of your truck as tongue weight for the weight distribution system as well. I recommend using the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # RP66083 which is rated for total tongue weight between 400 and 800 lbs. It will give you the best sway...
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  • Are there Restrictions on Turning, Backing Up, or Hills for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution
    When using a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66083 you can drive, turn, back up, go up and down hills the same as you would when not using the system. I have not heard of anyone yet breaking a spring bar or damaging anything else from a steep grade. The bars are meant to flex and are designed and built with traveling and movement in mind so its up to the task for sure! I have linked a review video and some additional helpful links for you to view. All you...
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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    We do carry replacement parts for weight distribution systems like the excellent Reese Straight-Line systems such as # RP66083. It sounds like you have everything except the trunnion spring bars and the shank, which is what fits into your hitch receiver and holds the head assembly. I linked our page for Reese trunnion spring bars. The type you need has a bend in the trailer end, such as # RP58369. You will want to select two bars based on your fully-loaded trailer's actual measured tongue...
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  • Recommended Dual Cam Weight Distribution System for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing 7K Trailer
    I'm happy to clear all this up for you, and let's start with the dual cam systems compared to the friction-control systems like your Equal-i-zer. While neither are going to completely and totally prevent all sway, you are right that the dual cam systems will be a bit less "stiff" as you put it. The reason for that is pretty simple - friction systems rely on force to get the trailer back in line once a bit of sway begins while the cam system of the Strait-Line is consistently applying pressure...
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  • Recommended 2018 Audi Q7 Towing a Lance 2285 Travel Trailer
    For your 2018 Audi Q7, the numbers you gave don't give me enough information to put your mind at ease. The tongue weight of most trailers are between 10 and 15% of you total weight. The manufacturers almost always put their tongue weight rating at 10% of the max total tongue weight, and because they don't allow weight distribution you will need to remain under the 700 lb maximum tongue weight. I don't recommend using weight distribution when the manufacturer states not to use it. I...
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  • How to Determine if a 2010 Ford F-150 Platinum has Factory Sway Control System
    Sway control was an option on the 2010 Ford F-150. If the truck has the heavy duty towing package you would have it. If you are not sure you can check. Look at the stability control interface. By pushing select/cancel button you can turn the sway control on or off. If the truck has it then it would display the sway control as on or off. Sway control in a vehicle works differently than sway control on a trailer and is different than weight distribution. Sway control on a vehicle will...
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  • Recommended Sway Control Compatible With Aluminum Frame Car Hauler Trailer
    With an aluminum frame trailer, you need to check with the trailer manufacturer to determine if weight distribution can be used. Many companies won't allow it. To help with sway when a weight distribution system with sway control isn't an option, I recommend the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System for Electric Trailer Brakes # 335TSC-1000. This system uses your electric trailer brakes to assist with controlling trailer sway using a solid-state gyroscope to sense sway. I've attached...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailer with 525 lb Max 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. If you know your tongue weight...
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  • How To Determine If A Weight Distribution System is Needed On a Trailer
    Typically we have a couple indicators that help you figure out if you are in need of a weight distribution hitch. 1-Your trailer weight (GTW) is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's weight (GVWR) 2-The rear of your tow vehicle sags when the trailer is hooked up 3-You experience trailer sway 4-Your tow vehicle's headlights point upward 5-You find it difficult to steer or stop your rig 6-You want to tow to the highest capacity allowed by your vehicle's trailer hitch If you find...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Sway with a 2015 Toyota Tacoma Towing Pop Up Camper
    To reduce sway your best options are going to be to remove the lift kit you put on the front of your 2015 Toyota Tacoma and then use a weight distribution system for when you are on the highway. If you need the type of articulation you described for off-road situations you would need to remove the spring bars when encountering these areas. 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...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for a 2002 Chevy Tahoe
    Before determining the best weight distribution system, you will need to know the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer along with the weight of the cargo that will be behind the rear axle of your 2002 Chevy Tahoe. This is called your total tongue weight (TW), and you can determine this either with a scale like # 5780 or by one of the methods outlined in the article on determining TW I've linked for you. For example, if your trailer had a tongue weight of 575 lbs and...
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  • Replacement Shim Kit and Snap Up Bracket Handle for Reese Strait Line Weight Distribution
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  • Weight Distribution for 5,750 Pound Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite Travel Trailer and 2003 Ford F-150
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The trailers tongue weight is estimated between 455 and 862 pounds but if you will not have the trailer fully loaded so as to have a tongue weight over 800 pounds the I recommend a system rated for 400 to 800 pounds tongue weight like # RP66083 that you have referenced. For this system you will...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for No Boundaries 19.7 Travel Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. You'd be looking at a loaded tongue...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 500 lbs Tongue Weight
    Between the three listed the part # FA94-00-0600 is the best for a loaded tongue weight of 540 lbs give or take. That being said the best option is the part # RP66083 as it has a tongue weight range that would work perfectly as well but features sway control that works 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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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 29 ft Sprindale Trailer Towed by a 2012 Ford Expedition
    The key to purchasing the correct weight distribution system and sway control is choosing a system that is compatible with the tongue weight of your trailer. So it is important to know the tongue weight of your trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. With that being said, I have attached an article on determining trailer tongue weight for you to review. If the tongue weight of your trailer is greater or less than the tongue weight range on your weight distribution system,...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 26 Foot Gulfstream Ameri-Lite
    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 loaded tongue weight was...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Little Guy Max Trailer
    Your tongue weight is most likely going to fall between 400 and 800 lbs so the best setup would be the Reese Strait Line part # RP66083 which has that exact tongue weight range and features the 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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  • Can I Use a Weigh Safe Ball Mount with a Weight Distribution Hitch
    No. You cannot use a Weigh Safe ball mount like the # WS4-2 with a weight distribution hitch like the Reese Strait-Line # RP66083, but you don't need to since the #RP66083 comes with a shank included that mounts to the weight distribution head. With that said, the Strait-Line is a great system because it provides 4 point sway control and the cams lock into place during sway events, so they work to prevent sway completely before it starts. If you're looking for a way to make sure that...
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  • Which is Better Equalizer or Strait Line Weight Distribution
    I recommend the Strait Line systems the highest. They have the most advanced sway control that works to fight sway before it even starts unlike the Equalizer that basically tries to minimize it as it's happening. Also, because the tongue weight ranges of the Strait Line systems are just easier to recommend. The Equalizer ranges are pretty small whereas the Strait Lines seem to be just wide enough to make the most sense. The Trunnion bars of the part # RP66083 are considered more heavy...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2013 Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite X17Z
    To choose a correct weight distribution system you need to find your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight combined with the amount of weight you have stored behind the rear axle of your 2007 Saab 9-7x. From my research the 2013 Jayco Jay Feather Ultra Lite X17Z travel trailer has a maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 3,500 pounds. This means if your trailer is loaded to its full capacity the tongue weight should be between 350 to 525 pounds since a trailer's tongue weight...
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  • Comparing Weight Distribution Systems that Use Chains Versus No Chains
    For a weight distribution system, there are always exceptions,but in general the systems with only bars and chains do not have sway control. They are adjustable in tension for different weight, but are a little more work. The bar systems whether trunnion or round bar, usually have an element of sway control and are easier to use. My favorite system is a hybrid and is the Reese Straight-Line like # RP66083. Systems are available in different weight ratings and you want to make sure...
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  • List of Replacement Parts for # RP66083 Dual Cam Sway Control System
    The individual parts that make up the # RP66083 are as follows: Weight Distribution Head for Trunnion Bars, part # RP58167 800 lb Capacity Trunnion Bar, part # RP22225 (sold individually) Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54970 Dual Cam Sway Control, part # RP26002 Chain Kit, part # 3216 Chain Hanger Bracket, part # RP6637 Due to the fact that the weight distribution head unit, the shank and the trunnion heads of the spring bars are cast, I would recommend replacing those regardless...
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