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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Hate the tight, rigid ride you get with other systems that have built-in sway control
  • 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 600 lbs – 1,200 lbs of tongue weight that often veers out of line with your vehicle

No, if you:

  • Don’t have a lot of space to work with on your trailer frame, or if the frame is thicker than 2-1/2”
  • Have a boat trailer with surge brakes or an aluminum frame
  • Hate noise - the bars popping in and out of the cams can create a racket, especially during turns
Featuring dual-cam sway control, 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 - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW part number RP66084 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66084

  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reese
  • Prevents Sway
  • 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.


  • 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


  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 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/ RP66084Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Cams
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank

Note: Dual-cam sway control cannot be used with surge-type trailer brakes and is designed for Class III and Class IV hitches only. Should not be used with aluminum trailer frames.

Weight Distributing Hitch

Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight-distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.

Selecting a Weight-Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.

To determine the proper weight rating for a weight-distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight-distribution system.

Serrated Washer System

Unique Features of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese Strait-Line system make adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This is a huge improvement over the standard pin-and-washer method, which involves piling washers - one on top of another - onto a difficult-to-access pin. The serrated-washer system lets you easily loosen, adjust and tighten a single washer and nut on either side of the head for simple, secure positioning.

The trunnion spring bars of the Strait-Line system slide into the weight-distribution head for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and hot rolled steel construction, these bars offer superior flex, ensuring a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. These specially designed bars have rounded, hooked ends, making them the only kind of spring bars that can function with Reese's active-style, dual-cam sway control.

Weight Distributing Hitch

Dual-Cam Sway Control

Reese's dual-cam sway-control system stops trailer sway before it begins. This is a significant improvement over traditional friction-style controls, which help to correct sway only after it has already begun. This specially designed system uses unique sliding devices called "cams" to suspend the spring bars of your weight-distribution system. One end of a cam bolts onto your trailer's frame, and the other end attaches to the lift bracket via the lift chain. The rounded, hooked ends of the spring bars then sit in these cams. The controlled placement of the spring bars keeps your system secure while still allowing enough movement for free, easy interaction between your trailer and your tow vehicle.

Dual-Cam Sway Control Turning

During basic, straight-line towing, the cams lock in place and hold the trailer steady by applying constant, consistent pressure to both sides. This keeps the trailer from swaying in crosswinds. When you go into a turn, the cams unlock and slide to allow a controlled, full-radius maneuver. If you swerve suddenly, the cams will give to accommodate the movement while still working to obtain a straight angle, thereby maintaining control of the trailer.

66542 and 26002 Reese Strait-Line Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66084 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW - RP66084

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (276 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.

- RP66084

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.

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

- RP66084

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.

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

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.

- RP66084

We bought a very large travel trailer after having owned on before. With the first camper I eventually ended up with a Reese cam sway control as the only way to control sway in Kansas cross winds. I made the mistake with our new camper of following the recommendation of the dealer on a hitch for the new camper (36ft 9600lbs unloaded). It was really just a variation of equalizer bars and man what a mistaKe that was! I looked for the Reese cam system but wasnt finding it in my searches - then realized they changed the name to the Strait-line. This thing is amazing! What a difference in the wind. And you back up without doing anything to the hitch which I guess can be an issue with 4-points. When setting it up follow the instructions to the letter, and always think “keep thongs symmetrical.” It wont disappoint. Love it.

- RP66084

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.

Fantastic hitch!
Michael - 09/30/2020

- RP66084

Solid product, disappointed to see it is manufactured in China but it seems quality nonetheless. Etrailer was great, quick shipping and good prices.

- RP66084

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.

- RP66084

I have used the Reese weight distribution and sway control system twice now over the past year to tow a 6K pound, 30'Jayco travel trailer with my 2014 4x4 Tundra Platinum (which had, at the time of purchase, the largest tow capacity of any 1500 truck on the market). Before having the system installed, the trailer felt like a sail behind my truck and was pushing me around - felt like I was navigating an ocean liner. After the system was installed, I've taken the trailer over one of the most challenging (and beautiful) highways in the country - HWY 299 in Humboldt/Trinity County, California. This trek has steep grades, many poorly-banked hairpin turns, and gusty conditions, and I could barely tell I was towing anything. Huge difference in performance, and tremendous improvement in my peace of mind. Would highly recommend the system. Note: I also have an aftermarket brake controller on the Tundra as the '14 model didn't come with an integrated controller. In TOW-HAUL mode, that truck has no problem in the muscle department towing that trailer, just needed the extra security/stabilization of the Reese system.

- RP66084

Pulled an 11,000 lbs enclosed trailer from Arizona to Rhode Island. Once I got the load adjusted, I didn’t have enough weight on the tongue, it worked well. I’ll buy it again and would recommend it.

- RP66084

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

I had experience with towing travel trailers before, but it had been a while. When we decided to buy a new trailer, the hitch setup the trailer dealer proposed just didn't seem right for the job. Doing some research on my own, I came across the etrailer.com site. From the information that was available on the site I was able to focus in on what I thought would be the best fit for my F-150 towing an 8,000 lb + trailer. When I called with questions, I was fortunate that I talked to Wayne--one of etrailer's product specialists. This was like talking to a trusted brother. We discussed a few different brands and the pros and cons; but in the end decided the Strait-Line RP66084 would be the best fit. After that conversation, I did some more research on my own and--besides discovering that Wayne's advice was fantastic and spot on--found that the Strait Line system proposed was top ranked. The features I was looking for: (1) Leveling (weight distribution) capabilities (2) Sway control (3) Safety (4) Tracking (holding the trailer steady behind you when taking curves (5) Ability to back up without having to get out of truck and manually release a brake bar and (6) simple enough to install for a shade tree mechanic. The Strait-Line fit the bill and I'm very appreciative that etrailer.com has experts--rather than sales-focused pushy people--to help you make the right decision. I've pulled my trailer with ease and the Strait-Line has lived up to every expectation. And etrailer.com's price was great and the shipping had it delivered sooner than expected. It's rare when you can say you are COMPLETELY SATISFIED with a product, service, quality, and price--but I can that about my purchase of the Strait-Line RP66084 from etrailer.com

Greattowed trailer through wind and hail on way to Floridasure glad I had this hitch setup!
Ken W - 06/01/2016

- RP66084

I can't vouch for the product as yet, because I haven't installed it. I can however comment on the service & etrailers excellent way of updating the progress of the transaction. It was very efficiently & fast. I ordered the hitch on Sunday night and UPS drove up in front of the house on Wednesday about 1:30 pm and delivered it. That is great service by any ones standards. I've read the instructions some & it looks like it will take some time to install this unit. There are a number of tools that are needed to accomplish the task & not all of them are in just everybody's tool box. (unless you are a heavy equipment mechanic) which my son-in-law is, so I had access to everything I needed. A friend also bought this hitch & purchased all the tools needed to do the job so I am all set to strike out and install the hitch, as soon as it takes a turn for the better weather wise. The hitch is a massive heavy duty unit that looks to be able to handle the job with ease. When I get it installed & use it awhile I will repost a review concerning it's use & installation info including the quirks & all the things needed to measure & drill, etc. to put it to use. I again want to thank etrailer for their attention to every detail of the transaction & the prompt service & almost miraculous delivery in such a short time right to my door & in a complete state. (nothing missing) it was very well packaged to stand up to the rigors of shipping.Kudos Etrailer...

After using this hitch for a year it has performed as well as I could have expected
Dave R - 05/24/2014

Ive been using the Reese Straight-Line system since 2006, its the best performing distribution hitch Ive owned. I had a traditional round bar set up w friction sway control on my previous trailer. The straight-line gives you an extremely solid
-- comment by: Steve - 06/14/2014

- RP66084

It is very good..Made a big difference in towing the camper

- RP66084

The sway control worked OK when the hitch was new but after 8000 miles and as the hitch wore in, my 32 foot trailer became harder to control as the trailer mounted sway brackets developed flat spots on the rollers - the grinding noise which got worse as the hitch heated up from the vehicles exhaust has become unbearable. I have elected to order a different hitch / sway system which unfortunately is not sold by etrailer.

I have reached out to my contacts at Reese regarding your concerns about your Straight-Line weight distribution system and get the following information that I wanted to pass along you you: It is normal for the dual cam portion of the hitch to develop wear or flat spots on the rollers. The spring bars constantly move fore and aft on the dual cam and they will wear. We maintain this metal on metal friction to minimize sway. Yes the metal on metal contact will create noise when making turns and more noticeable when making turns at slow speeds. This is all part of how the system works with all the parts and pieces.
-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 08/28/2019

- RP66084

What a piece of engineering! I haven't towed with this yet but the design looks great. I've read other reviews about how long the installation takes, the directions seem simple so I don't anticipate any problems. My unloaded, as shipped TW is 600lbs, adding a battery and full propane tanks plus the hitch weight brings the TW up to 800lbs. I should have plenty of extra capacity with these.

I just pulled 500 miles with zero sway. When being overtaken by a semi, the whole rig wants to move instead of just the camper. I find this normal and acceptable.
Edward S - 06/30/2016

- RP66084

Packedge arrived a day early which is good, heavy cardboard box, little damage from the long cross counry delivery, inside all o,k. I installed the hitch as instructed without a problem, next week I hope to have a road test, it looks well built. Dodge Ram 2500 28' toy hauler. Thanks guys.

Thanks for your letter.Your product is preforming very well. My trailer is very steady behind my track,
It s - 01/19/2018

- RP66084

I purchase a used trailer recently and have made several purchases from etrailer to include a Straight-Line Weight Distribution Hitch (RP 66084), 2 5/16 Ball (19286), RV Generator Plug (CAM 55333), Aqua Hose, sealing trim for roof and side seams etc... All of the products have arrived on time and are of high quality. The trunnion bar holes on the RP 66084 were missed drilled so I called etrailer(Laser) and he shipped me out replacement bars which arrived sooner than expected along with a return label for the miss-drilled bars. Products are quality, service is quality and inventory is exceptional. It is a pleasure doing business with them.

- RP66084

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.

- RP66084

I purchased my hitch just before making a trip from the Seattle area to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (about 750 miles each way). I pull a Timber Ridge 250RDS travel trailer (31', 6200 lbs dry weight) with a RAM 2500, and could not be happier with this hitch. It is spendy, but you definitely get what you pay for. 1) It does an excellent job of preventing sway and provides a solid feel, making mefeel comfortable towing at speeds over 70 MPH. 2) I have noticed very little noise coming from the hitch compared to others that pop, creak, and groan. 3) It is very easy to hook up and disconnect, compared to others that involve kicking, prying and loud noises when installing or removing the WD bars. I called etrailer and placed my order over the phone with Karen, and she made sure the order was shipped that day. Excellent service! The only disappointment was that the product had previously been opened, and some mounting hardware was missing. So, when I went to have it installed, the technician had to improvise. Not a big deal, but I wish that had been checked to make sure all of the pieces were there, since it had been previously opened.

- RP66084

Excellent product. It's an easy DYI installation. It only took about an hour to install to spec. Not much to say about the weight distro, other than it's nice to have my truck riding next to normal. I was most impressed with the built-in anti-sway in high winds while crossing a large body of water. Never once did I feel the vehicle was going to go off the bridge, or any whipping of the trailer. The two felt like one unit. Highly recommend this setup

I’m still pleased with the system. It was easy to install and configure
john c - 05/18/2018

- RP66084

Perfect, this is exactly what we needed for a weight distributing hitch w/sway control, shipping and service was very good. Will use this company again. Thanks

Great, used this setup quite a few times in the past year, still doing what I bought it for. Thanks Steve C
Steve C - 12/24/2019

- RP66084

I had a reese hitch about 30 years ago, the hitch saved me from going into clear creek when my trailer was fishtailing it pulled it back straight behind my tow vehicle. I went to a 5th wheel for several years then wanted to downsize to smaller trailer. Bought a pull behind and wanted a weight dist and sway control for it. Bought the rp66084, you kept me informed about the shipping and when i would get it, came in by ups one box was crushed open but was no missing parts. Have not had it on the road yet but sure everything will be ok.

- RP66084

I bought the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW for my 18 foot trailer used to haul just under 10,000lbs of Tractor and implements on winding Tennessee roads with my 2014 Double Cab 4.6 liter Full Bed Tundra. The product works great; I almost don't realize the trailer is there. Everything is level with no drop at the front and 1/2 to1 inch drop at the back depending on what's loaded. There is normally about a 3-4 inch drop in the back. Be aware that the box will be delivered at just over 90 pounds. The installation is not technically difficult, but you will need more tools than the instructions indicate to get everything together. The high torque bolts and as well as the 450 ft/lbs ball torque require some specific large wrenches and sockets. If you go through the instructions and pieces for the actual size of the bolts required, it will save you some running around to find tools. Invest in a step drill bit and it will save some hunting. With everything in place and ready to go, this was a solid 8 hour install with a lot of low to the ground squatting and bending which you will feel the next day. If I were older (46 now), I would have a professional install this. If you do, they will need a fully loaded trailer to finish which you will also need to finish the install. There is one piece in the instructions for installing the optional 1/2" x 1.00" SELF TAPPING SCREW into the snap up braket First, this is not really optional, but the instructions indicate to drill a 9/16" hole for this 1/2" screw which is incorrect and will cause you to not be able to tighten the screw down. The whole should be 1/2". Don't be tempted to put these in before the very last step after everything is hooked up or you will be very unhappy. The snapup brakets get moved around several times between the WD and Sway Control sections. The only negative (if it is negative) is that for my trailer height of 16", the trunnions are only 5 1/2" of the ground which can make speed bumps and the like an interesting experience as the do contact the road as the trailer wheels go over those bumps. If you are converting from a normal ball hitch off the back of the truck to this for the first time, your break away wire and safety chains will now be too short to connect to the truck (in all likely hood). You will likely need to either add to or replace those as well. All in all, the system works great, is technically easy to install with all the correct tools and sufficient time.

- RP66084

The hitch was delivered in good condition except for a few paint chips. Considering the weight of the hitch and parts, I expected as such. If you order the sway control arms as I did you must read all the directions before starting. The sway control arms will change where the brackets need to be located on the trailer tongue. All the parts when together great and I can't wait to see how the hitch performs on my 29 foot Salem travel trailer.

- RP66084

Love this. Never feel sway and being able to back up without discontecting the bars really helps. Definitely would recommend

Still very happy with the system. My neighbor has Reese envy everytime he sees me backing up without having to disconnect like he does. Highly recommendit.
Richard R - 03/11/2020

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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

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    I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System part # RP66084 which has chain style frame hangers and built-in sway control. It's actually one of the best in this category. That said, if you really liked the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution part # BLU66FR you'd have no issue at all using this. The tongue weight ranges are not that sensitive on the low end. It only really becomes an issue when they are exceeded.
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    I love the fact you are taking the potential need for a weight distribution system seriously and the first thing I'd like to note is that a weight distribution system is strongly recommended if your trailer weight (GTW) is more than 50% of your vehicle's weight (GVWR). In regards to tongue weight, you do not need to find the weight of the two different axles, as you can see by the cut out I added from the help article I linked for you on how to determine tongue weight. Along with the...
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    The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution Systems w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66084 and # RP66074 referenced in your question are almost identical systems except for a couple of small differences. Both of these systems feature dual-cam sway control with a tongue weight capacity of 600 to 1,200 pounds. The first difference between the two is that the Reese # RP66084 includes an adjustable shank with a maximum rise of 6-1/2 inches and maximum drop of 1-1/4 inches. The Reese #...
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  • Does the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System Use Rivet Nuts or Self Threading Screws
    The most up to date instructions that I have for the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System (Rev. T 2017) show bolts and rivet nuts being used to secure the sway brackets to the frame although our photos may not reflect this change. Therefore, the kits we offer such as part # RP66084 will come with the bolts and rivet nuts as opposed to the previously used thread forming screws. The bolts can be obtained locally but we do offer the rivet nuts as part # RP58507. The thread forming screws...
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    Reese (manufacturer of the Strait Line) has told me that the use of their weight distribution systems on an aluminum trailer is limited by what the trailer manufacturer states is okay. Since Featherlite has determined that your trailer is fine to use with WD you are totally fine as long as you follow their guidelines for how it should install. Since there's diamond plate on top of your frame and you won't be able to use the included frame clamps that come with the Strait Line you'll...
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    With a camper on your truck it is difficult to accurately measure your trailer total tongue weight because the cargo weight behind the rear axle is actually spread over the frame and not directly behind the rear axle. So what we do is level with suspension enhancement if needed prior to adding the truss and weight distribution system. Then we base the weight distribution system off the capacity of the extension. Based on your trailer information, with a loaded tongue weight of 1000...
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  • Tools Required To Install Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084
    The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084 will require limited tools for installation. You will need 3/4 inch socket, a 1/2 inch socket, and matching open end wrenches. You will also need a torque wrench like # ALL944001. You will also need two drill bits: 7/16 inch and 17/32 inch. The manufacturer also recommends an 8-10 inch c-clamp, tape measure, and penetrating oil.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Palomino Solaire 258 RBSS
    The best weight distribution system for your brand new 2019 Palomino Solaire that's being pulled by your Silverado is the Reese Strait-Line # RP66084 because of its self-adjusting sway control that prevents side-to-side movement before it even begins and its 600 to 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity that matches the potential range on your setup perfectly. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup....
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Lance 2185 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. If you have a 720 lb tongue weight...
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  • Absolute Best Weight Distribution System for a 36 Foot Travel Trailer
    If you are interested in the very best weight distribution system on the market then look no further than the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. The Strait-Line has a four point sway control system which will reduce and prevent trailer sway better than any other system. It also comes with a lifetime warranty so it will be the last weight distribution system you have to purchase. In order to make sure you get the correct one for your trailer you will need to calculate total...
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  • How Would Reese Strait-Line Round Bar Weight Distribution Fit a V-Nose Trailer
    Your best option is going to be to install the bolt on brackets part # RP58305 that you mentioned as there isn't a shorter bar option available and since this bracket was basically designed for V-nose trailers like yours we know it would work well. I attached a picture that shows how the brackets would work in a similar situation.
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  • What is the Difference Between a Trunnion and Round Spring Bars Weight Distribution System
    The round-style bars slide up into the head and are held in place with clips. The trunnion-style bars slide into the head from the side or the back. If ground clearance is an issue, I recommend going with a trunnion-bar system because these bars slide into the weight distribution head. The trunnion bars don't hang down as low which is why they have better ground clearance. The trunnion bar system are hot rolled and tapered giving it superb strength and flexibility. Some of the round...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Ford F-150 Towing a 3,800 Pound Travel Trailer
    Weight distribution should be used any time the gross trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the gross vehicle weight. Since the trailer weighs 3,800 pounds it is likely more than half of the truck's weight so weight distribution would be a good idea. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Wildwood 30KQBSS
    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. Based on the weights you listed...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite
    For your 2019 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite the information on models and weights doesn't line up with the manufacturer information. If you have the 2104S then the manufacturer states a dry hitch weight of 560 lbs and dry weight of 4197 lbs or if you have the 2304KS then the dry hitch weight is 629 lbs and the dry weight is 3963 lbs. There simply isn't a 2404s and nothing that lines up with the weights given. With either of these options, the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution...
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  • What Does a Weight Distribution System Do
    The goal of a weight distribution system is to more evenly distribute the trailer tongue weight to all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. You also want the rig to be level. Ride hide after a trailer is coupled and the weight distribution spring bars are engaged is an indicator if the system is set up properly. If it isn't then you are not getting the full benefit of the system. The easiest way to measure that is to compare the ride height at the front and rear wheel wells with and...
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  • Will a Big Dip Damage a Weight Distribution System Since It Is Designed for Level Towing?
    The Reese Strait-Line weight distribution hitch # RP66084 is designed to keep your vehicle and trailer level, so a big dip could cause damage. I don't believe you will have any issues as long as the bars and hangers don't bottom out. The V shape you referenced does give me pause, so if you are concerned it is best to be cautious and connect the system after you leave the driveway.
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  • Replacement Lift Bracket for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    The Replacement Lift Brackets with Handle for Reese Weight Distribution Systems # RP6637 is what you want for your Reese Strait-Line dual cam # RP66084. This is the proper replacement for the tongue weight you are referring to. If you just want the single replacement # RP21501 which is rated for 600 lbs is what comes with the unit, so the # 58392 is a stronger bracket rated for 800 lb tongue weight. The head, cam arms, and brackets share the weight, so rest assured these are the proper...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Jayco Flight 26BH Travel Trailer
    When choosing the best weight distribution system for your setup, the most important factor to consider is your total tongue weight. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if it is loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the weight distribution system you choose. Using a tongue weight scale like...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control for Enclosed V-Nose Trailer with Limited Frame Access
    Thank you for the photo of your v-nose enclosed trailer for which you are looking for a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system. Since you have limited access to the trailer frame, about 15-inches based on your photo, I suggest you check whether the diamond-plate nose blocks access to the side of the frame further back, say around 30-inches back from the hitch ball. This is hard to tell from the photo due to the camera angle. If the bottom of the diamond-plate does not extend...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Hitch for 2021 Grand Design Transcend 247BH Travel Trailer
    Your weight estimate will be close but probably a bit higher than the 700lb. Of course this is completely dependent on how you load your camper but the largest storage area is the front as well as the bedroom closets and under-bed storage. The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66084 is rated to work from 600lbs-1,200lbs of tongue weight. So it does fit in line with your 2021 Grand Design Transcend 247BH. I would recommend going with this hitch coming from an RV background...
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  • Recommended WD that has Sway Control, Allows Backing Up, Includes Shank, and Can be Used with Brakes
    I do have a recommendation for you to check out, plus I have attached a link to our selection of Weight Distribution (WD) systems that meet the criteria that you specified. As far as ground clearance goes it really just depends on your towing setup. All WD systems have some height adjustability so that the WD can be tailored to the weight and height of the towing setup. Since they do sit under the frame of your trailer your ground clearance will be reduced. My favorite WD system that...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Travel Trailer with 700 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. The Strait-Line WD system part...
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  • Comparing Reese Strait Line vs Steady Flex Hitch for Ease of Removal for Storage
    The Reese Steady Flex # RP66560 will be 75 lbs total and the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084 will be 113 lbs. The complexity of the systems to disconnect for storage will be similar, so I would just mark the trailer for easy reinstallation. The Strait-Line is a better system for sway control, so that is my recommendation for you. It appears more complex with the cams, but to remove it is really the same number of bolts. You will want to make sure...
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  • What is the Best Type of Weight Distribution System with Sway Control
    The best weight distribution systems with sway control that we offer are the Reese Strait-Line systems, such as the # RP66084 that you referenced. The Strait-Line weight distribution systems use the dual cam type of sway control which is a proactive style of sway control that keeps the trailer inline with the tow vehicle at all times to prevent sway from starting in the first place, rather than trying to correct it once it starts. The other types of weight distributions such as the...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Coachmen Freedom Express Trailer with 900 lb Loaded TW
    For your Coachmen Freedom Express 248rbs travel trailer, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084. This system actively works to prevent trailer sway and keep your trailer in line with your towing vehicle. It is easily my favorite system based on the design features and function. The dual cams and the hot rolled spring bars create a very user friendly system with adjustability for driving preferences....
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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Based on your photo, it appears you have the dual cam system of the Reese Strait-Line. I researched your trailer to find a GVWR of 5895. Based on this, we can make some calculated assumptions on the tongue weight. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically 10 to 15%, so that would put you at 590 to 885 lbs. That will make the correct system the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control # RP66084. For the replacement parts you will want the following: Replacement Head...
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