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

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

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Product Expert Lindsey S

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, round 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 - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number RP66087 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66087

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

Featuring dual-cam sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank and flexible, powder coated steel, round 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
  • Round 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
  • Easy-to-use blocks for simple, fast adjustment of the ball mount angle
    • Uniquely shaped washer is positioned between blocks on head to give desired tilt
  • 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/ RP66087Required - 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.


Block-Style Washer

Unique Features of Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, block-style washer on the Reese system makes adjusting the tilt of the weight-distribution head a snap. This uniquely shaped washer can be rotated and positioned between blocks on the weight-distribution head for simple, secure positioning. And the numbered sides provide reference points should you need to adjust your system between different tow vehicles. 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 to obtain the desired tilt.



The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and secure with pins 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. In addition, 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.




66087 Reese Strait-Line Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66087 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - RP66087

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (286 Customer Reviews)

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

- RP66087
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Simply fantastic hitch, it did not reduce sway, it eliminated it 100%! Towing roughly a 6000 lb. camper with a 2015 Ford F150, I have no fear or concerns running the interstates at 70mph. There are time when I have forgotten I am towing the camper because it performs so well! Thanks etrailer for recommending this hitch to solve the issues I was experiencing prior to this installation.



- RP66087
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This hitch works great pulling my Lance 2375 trailer. Install was not a problem except for the day I did it was 100 degrees. I like that I don’t have to disconnect the anti sway to backup.



- RP66087
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The hitch parts came fast and it installed easy. The best was the 110% price match which they honored and reimbursed my credit card.



- RP66087
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Did the job I wanted. Pulled trailer about three hunderd miles. Handled good. Weigth is 6800 lbs, with hitch of 700 lbs. Have a ford, expedition, 2004, with 5.4L.



- RP66087
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Based on previous use of the Reese hitch for horse trailers. Will update once I get it installed on our Lance 1995.



- RP66087
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excellent salesmen very helpfull in getting right product. will use etrailer again.



- RP66087
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Great service, great prices, quick delivery. Aaaa+++++++



- RP66087
by: 08/03/2021



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


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


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


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


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


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



- RP66073
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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


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


- RP66072
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This setup really improved my ride. I was looking for both weight distribution and sway control for my '08 Yukon pulling a 24' vintage Streamline. Trailer weight about 4000 lb, tongue weight about 650 lb. Even though these spring bars were rated a little lower than my actual tongue weight turned out to be, the ride they delivered was great. The installation instructions for the entire system were extremely detailed and complex, but I followed them carefully step by step and achieved a very good outcome. I also installed an electric tongue jack which made connecting and disconnecting this hitch much, much easier. Wouldn't use a weight distribution hitch without one. Price, advice, and service great as always. Thanks etrailer.



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


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.



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


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


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


- RP66084
by:

Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


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


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

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

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


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


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.



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


This is definitely one of the very best weight distribution/sway control systems on the market. The travel trailer moves smoothly down the road with no wandering whatsoever. Large tractor trailers barely move the travel trailer as they pass by. I've taken several trips since buying this system and it consistently preforms very well. It's a great system I highly recommend this product.



- RP66075
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a super heavy hitch for a large heavy camper. Take your time setting up the sway control bars and it will reward you with probably the best performance that will be had with a heavy, long bumper pull trailer. The hitch is a little noisy during turns, but that doesn’t bother me. My F250 4x4 handles our 32’ Jayco toy hauler with no drama after finding the right chain tension. Very happy with the hitch. Thanks Lori at etrailer.



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


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



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


This is a great hitch! I pull a 35 foot travel trailer with it and I have a completely flat towing experience with this hitch. I have no sway while pulling and it is very easy when I hook up and go as well as store because the chains are attached to the trailer and not the bars. Very pleased with this hitch!



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


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



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


Awesome weight hitch! I pull a 28" camper with this hitch and its really nice not having to stop and break down the hitch before backing up the camper. I have about 3k miles on this setup and absolutely love it. Its also easier to store when not in use because the chains stay attached to the cams on the a frame of the trailer and not attached to the bars. So the bars arent as heavy. Thanks again etrailer



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


This is simply a very good hitch. Installation instructions produced a completely flat tow when the trailer settles on the truck. My rig is sway free there's no extra up and down movement. The hitch is quiet going forward and backwards. Just really pleased.



- RP66073
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Review from a similar Strait-Line in Weight Distribution Hitch


Reese RP 66073, install on a 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Used a drop shank because my truck (stock) hitch sits at 19”. Bought this product for a 7’X18’ V-nose trailer, system has a “standard” neck and this system is essentially perfect, had concerns at first. System is understandably overkill at first thought. I plan on pulling in the neighborhood of 9000lb from the coast of GA to Colorado Springs. I did not want to revisit this later on or part way through my trip! So getting this system should prevent any of the sway and weight sag during my haul. First day of install, system seems to work very well! Had concerns about the trunnions staying on at full turn but a full day of in town driving with and without load and zero issues. My setup is not a “forget it’s back there” configuration but a noticeable difference in pulling quality and stability overall! Finding something in the realm of 450’ pounds to torque the hitch ball is hard to do unless your in a specialty field. An install video online claims the rivet helicoils are 9/16, the system I received calls for an 11/16 hole for the helicoils. Local hardware stores skip right over 11/16 so if your at a lowes or the like, you will have to go with a unibit if this is the route you choose to take be very careful because going to the 11/16 setting will make for a loose fit for the rivets!! If you have the option I would suggest a 5/8” bit and file to get that snug fit that is required to ensure engagement on closed frame trailers! Other than that install was relatively painless. Lots of pulling and tightening if your having to install this manually!!



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


Installed this on a 2016 Silverado 1500 2wd dbl cab pulling a 2016 northland 30ft travel trailer. I was having the typical sway issues with crosswinds and passing big rigs etc. I am very pleased that this hitch solved the problem. Good quality product. I installed it myself and I had to buy about $100 in larger wrenches and a good quality step drill bit.


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    When you use a motorcycle carrier on the back of your vehicle, the weight of the bike as well as the weight of the carrier needs to be considered as tongue weight. Most medium and heavyweight motorcycles will surpass the capacity of the hitch or the carrier, so light to medium bikes are really the market for the motorcycle hitch carriers like # MT70101 and # UF48-979033. The torque of the weight extended is integrated into the carrying capacity of the carrier. If you use any type of...
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  • Using Weight Distribution when Towing Enclosed Motorcycle Trailer with 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    If you choose to pull your motorcycle trailer with your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, I recommend using a weight distribution (WD) system. Since the dry trailer weight is just over half of your vehicle's weight it is a good idea to use a WD system. However, it can be difficult to find a system that is compatible with a V-nose trailer because of the length of frame required for the WD system. Most systems require 28-30 inches along the trailer's frame to mount the spring arm brackets....
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  • Will the Weight Capacity of a 2007 GMC Envoy Increase When a Weight Distribution System is Used
    Even though some trailer hitches have an increased towing weight capacity if used with a Weight Distribution (WD) system, if your owner's manual doesn't say that it increases (which I didn't see in the online version) then you will still be limited to the 5,200 lbs of towing for your 2007 GMC Envoy. I can say that when you are looking for a WD system you want to choose one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle...
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  • What Weight Distribution is Recommend to Tow a 7700 lb Trailer with a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2012 Toyota Tundra Towing a Trailer with 350 Pound Tongue Weight
    When choosing weight distribution you need to go by the trailer tongue weight when it is loaded and ready to tow and then to that add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to get the loaded tongue weight. Then you need a system that has a range that encompasses the loaded tongue weight or system with a max tongue weight capacity that exceeds the loaded tongue weight. So if the loaded tongue weight was 350 pounds I recommend going with a system that is...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Coachmen Catalina Expedition 192FQS
    From what I was able to determine with some research, it looks like the 2021 Coachmen Catalina Expedition 192FQS has a 5040-lbs GVWR and 540-lbs tongue weight; you'll want to choose a weight distribution system based off of the tongue weight of your trailer when it's fully loaded, which should be at maximum 15% of your GVWR. I recommend using the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # RP66087 which is the perfect fit for your...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Hitch for 2019 Airstream Trailer with 4500-lbs GTW Towed by 2019 Ford F-150
    The one important thing to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is actually the tongue weight of your loaded trailer. Typically your tongue weight will fall between 10-15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer- a good tool to have to make sure you're not overloading the tongue is a tongue weight scale like the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701. This system plugs into the OBDII reader on your vehicle and links to your phone to help you monitor...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Trailer with 750 lbs of Tongue Weight
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For your loaded tongue weight figure...
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    Since RVs usually have a larger section of the body behind the rear axle as compared to a passenger vehicle, you could experience a rougher ride, trailer sway, or RV sag, so weight distribution would be a good idea in this situation. I recommend a system that has built in sway control. Since you will be towing an enclosed trailer, the large flat sides of it will catch a lot of the wind from passing big rigs, and cross winds blowing across the highway. You will need a system that has...
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