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Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Product Expert Lindsey S

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

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lighter weight trailer with 200 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight
  • Don't typically have a problem with trailer sway
  • Might want to upgrade to Reese's dual-cam sway control down the line

No, if you:

  • Want sway control out of the box
  • Have a trailer frame wider than 2-1/2"
High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number RP66540 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66540

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Reese
  • Electric Brake Compatible

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


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
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
    • Curved ends are designed for use with dual-cam sway control (RP26002 - sold separately)
  • 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
  • Forged, raised ball platform on head eliminates need for raised hitch ball
  • Solid steel shank has corrosion-resistant powder coat
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, trunnion spring bars, lift chains, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 30" back from hitch ball
    • Requires approximately 5-1/2" of space along trailer frame
      • Optional mounts (sold separately) that take up less space on a 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/ RP66540Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • Dual-Cam Sway Control

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 Trunnion-Bar Weight Distribution

The easy-to-use, serrated washers on the Reese 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 this 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. 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 (sold separately).



66540 Reese Trunnion Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar

Installation Details RP66540 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Reese Weight Distribution System w Shank - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - RP66540

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

High-performance system is designed to offer the best in weight distribution with an easy-to-adjust, forged head; a raised ball platform; and flexible, powder coated steel, trunnion spring bars. Adjustable shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Just what I ordered. Should have bought the Reese hitch in the first place. Have had Reese hitches in the past. You can’t beat them. A quality product with no problems ever.



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PERFECT! It has made pulling the trailer much smoother and easier. Item was delivered as described. Believe we had help in ordering the part(s) for this we were very grateful.


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EXCELLENT - its doing its job and we are very pleased.
Cathy L - 12/03/2018



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I have owned a my Reese distribution hitch for a year now and am extremely happy. The product and tech department where very knowledgeable and help me pick the right setup without any hassle. I would recommend etrailer to anyone.



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Ordered this on Monday and received it today. Looks like it is well made and will be ready to tow my Rockwood 2280 2016 year with my 2015 Sienna minivan. I was originally going to tow using only the standard hitch and ball but after doing further research decided the weight distribution system was the way to go, particularly because the Sienna rides low to the ground normally.



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The assistance by Ashley in selecting the proper load leveling unit for my application was excellent! The unit arrived extremely fast and in excellent condition with all of the components well packaged. The installation proceeded exactly as shown on the installation video shown on their product website.This is definately company I will continue to do business with as the need arises.



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The best: website, service, S&H time, videos and product was exactly as needed. Thanks



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Easy to follow directions for a first time user.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Excellent customer service, Steve was knowledgeable and courteous. Fast delivery. Great quality. Adjustable chains work well for varying loads on my 10K car hauler.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


One of the nuts supplied to attach chain to trunion bar was not self locking. Otherwise this was bought because I have next larger version for a different trailer and have been pleased with it. The service was great in that the ball I ordered was out of stock and they notified me immediately and suggested an alternative ball that met my needs.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Excellent delivery speed, unfortunately we had to wait until last week to have the trailer delivered. Used the hitch 3 times and are very pleased with the ease of installation. Enjoyed the heavy duty bar to over center the distribution bar. Used the same trick I used on previous hitches - place a bicycle handlebar grip on one end of the bar - much more comfortable. First time with trunnion bars - I'll never go back to the bent bar type with the snap pins and flexible clips - I've had to replace them several times - a real pain to drill out the rivets and find new ones. Very satisfied with hitch. Pulling a 24' Outdoor RV - "Timber Ridge" - 8000 GVW with 900 lb tongue weight with a Ford F250 Diesel. Pulls like a dream!



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


I am very happy with the Reese Weight Distribution System that I purchased from E-Trailer. Even more... I got exceptional customer serviced from the staff and Technical Experts that I contracted. I have included some installation tips in the attachments & a photo of what it is all about!



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


We ordered the the weight distribution kit and hitch for a new camper on May 20th. We were going camping on the 26th of may and still had not received confirmation of shipping on the 23rd. My wife called and spoke to Sandy who advised that the online order dept was very backlogged but that she would check into getting it shipped right out for us. We received the hitch on the 25th and were able to get it hooked up and ready to go for the memorial weekend camping trip. Excellent product but more importantly to us was the above and beyond customer service we received.


Comments
Great product!!!Very well built.
mark o - 06/21/2017



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


After spending two hours setting this up I was disappointed to find that I need a different hitch bar. as the supplied one did not drop enough for me to achieve a level trailer. Now I have to order another hitch bar at $ 140. It would have been nice to know ahead of time that you should measure down from the top of your receiver box to the approx trailer coupler height ( w leveled trailer) to determine if you have sufficient drop or rise. I now have an extra hitch bar I do not need.


Comments
Question please, who told you to buy the hitch bar you received? The videos on this site are clear and would lead you order the correct componets.
-- comment by: Howard S - 06/15/2014


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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Very heavy-duty. Superior quality. etrailer's customer service is outstanding! They agreed to price match, shipped immediately, great communication, excellent follow-up. Love doing business with this company.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


After our third trip with this hitch it has performed great. This is almost exactly the same hitch that we have had for over 20 years so hopefully we will get 20 plus out of this one. Our only dissatisfaction is that the hold pins are very difficult to insert. As always the service of etrailer has been terrific.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Another great Reese Product. Installed on a Tundra towing a Flagstaff Tent Trailer with a toy deck. I was having problems with the load sinking my truck and trailer. With the distribution system installed it is now towing very nicely. I had to increase the length of the chain by 1 link due to the way that the hitch on the trailer was built. I would buy and use another one with NO hesitation.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Product is exactly as described. We ended up not being able to use the trunnion bars because the trailer we rented had the propane tanks mounted such that they prevented us from attaching the bars. But we ultimately didn't need them since the trailer was a light weight one. I'm pleased to have this product since we don' t know what we might tow in the future. I like that it will also be easy to add the Reese sway controllers in the future if needed. I know comments are supposed to be about the product itself, but I have to say the best part of buying it was the fantastic & knowledgeable customer service that Etrailer provided in helping me choose the best product for my needs ( I ordered by phone).



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


The product, for how much steel it consists of came to my front door step completely unscathed. The packaging was flawless. After the cursory inspection, I began laying out the parts readying myself for assembly. The instructions were thoughtfully crafted and easy to follow. Once mounted and setup, I took the trailer for a test pull. My trailer is a 26' enclosed car hauler. I put my wife's car in the trailer (her car is relatively small and probably only ways 2500 lbs give or take) and pulled 5 miles of curvy roads and about 10 miles of freeway. The system is confidence inspiring! I would whole-heartily recommend this product. It arrived quickly mounted easily and inspires confidence. What more could you ask for?



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


The hitch is plenty heavy duty and worth the money. Makes a big difference when driving with a heavier trailer when compared to a conventional hitch. Delivery of the hitch was fast too!!



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Appears to be good quality and easy to install - just need some time and don't rush the process. Have only used it once on a short trip and seems to be good. I noticed that the ride seems stiffer than with the curve bar type that I had prior - the bars are bigger and at a different point and do not appear to flex much. Shipping was faster than I expected for a heavier package. I will know how it performs after taking a longer trip.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


Great product instructions easy to follow, easy to install. It was a backordered product but came in a week earlier that expected. Packaged well though box was ripped in during shipping, watch out for the shim (optional shim Kit) that comes with the kit, almost threw it out was stuck loose in the bottom of the box.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


This has made hauling our trailer a lot easier. The trailer is a 24 ft enclosed, used mainly for racing.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


purchased this to replace my old load leveler. when I bought a new bunkhouse w/ a tipout the old 8000# wouldn't handle it. it was easy to put together and the hook is a breeze. the price was excellent and delivery was very quick.



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Review from a similar Trunnion Reese WD in Weight Distribution Hitch


I ordered a Reese Weight Distribution Hitch from etrailer and it was shipped the same day. It arrived in great shape, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The online price at etrailer was substantially less than what it would of cost locally.


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Can the Reese RP66540 be Used on Several Different Vehicles?
    The chain style weight distribution systems, like the Reese # RP66540, will be easier to swap between vehicles and trailers, so I do suggest going with one of these systems. That being said, the rise or drop needed as well as the weight capacity needed will play into everything. If the same trailer will be towed by these vehicles, you can skip this part, but if they are different, we do have higher rated spring bars. As an example, the # RP58369 will be rated up to 1,500 pounds of tongue...
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  • Why are Some Trailer Hitches Rated for Weight Distribution and Others Are Not
    Weight distribution systems are quite helpful for towing but not every hitch can be used with them. The issue is that the spring bar tension that the system puts on the vehicle and hitch can be too much and could potentially damage either. It's not that the vehicle itself wouldn't benefit from a WD system it's that the torque the system puts on the attachment points for the hitch and/or vehicle just would be too much. The Hidden Hitch part # 87626 that you referenced is rated for...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2012 Honda Pilot
    Any time your tow vehicle is towing a trailer that weighs more than 50 percent of the total weight of the trailer it is recommended that a weight distribution system be used. The part # RP66540 would be an excellent option as it has a tongue weight range of 200 lbs - 600 lbs which should be perfect for you. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286. It's not a common practice to bring temporary trailer lights in case the trailer's fail. If...
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    To actuate the brakes on your Trailmanor camper, you would indeed need to install a brake controller. If the factory tow package on your Flex includes the OEM 7-way on the back bumper, the install would be plug-and-play, using the # 22292 Brake Controller Wiring Adapter. The wiring adapter would plug into the connector located under the dash pretty much directly below the steering column as shown in the photos I have edited for you. You can't go wrong with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2011 GMC Terrain Towing a 3,200 Pound Travel Trailer
    The basic rule to go by is if the trailer is 50 percent or more of the vehicle weight then you should use weight distribution. In this case, your 2011 GMC Terrain probably does not weigh over 6,400 pounds so using weight distribution would be a good idea. To choose a system, you will need to go by the tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, then add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the Terrain. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a Casita Camper Trailer
    Since your tongue weight is right at 350 lbs I would recommend going with the Reese SC Weight Distribution Hitch part # RP66540 which would be an excellent choice. This system uses trunnion bars which will give you better ground clearance when compared to a round bar setup. To determine if your propane tanks will interfere you will need to measure 29 inches from the center of your coupler back on the trailer frame. Thats where the spring bar hangers will need to be installed, so if there...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a Horse Trailer
    I am not sure I know what you mean as I have never heard of the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 being better for a horse trailer. I would however agree that a weight distribution system with sway control has more benefits than a weight distribution without sway control. For a great weight distribution system with sway control, I recommend taking a look at the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System like part # FA92-00-1000. These systems are excellent options as they have...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a Trailer that Weighs 3,700 lbs
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  • What Weight Distribution System is best for a 2009 Chevy Avalanche Towing a Fleetwood Evolution
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  • When to Use a Weight Distribution System when Towing 3,500 lb Trailer
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  • Does 2015 Toyota Tundra Need Weight Distribution Towing 2016 R-Pod 179
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    If that 705 lb tongue weight figure that you mention represents a fully loaded trailer that will never have more weight than that, the Reese Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 will work perfectly for you. If the tongue weight would approach or exceed the 800 lb limit when fully loaded with gear, part # RP66084 would be a better choice for you. This system works well for trailers with tongue weights ranging from 600-1200 lbs. I have included a link to the installation details...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Hyundai Santa Fe that Sags When Towing Trailer
    For suspension sag from the weight of a trailer a better solution than suspension enhancement is a weight distribution system. A WD system will not only level the suspension of the tow vehicle, but it will also distribute some of the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle so that braking and handling is improved. 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....
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation For 2011 Jeep Liberty And Boat Trailer
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2004 Dodge Dakota Towing Trailer with 350 lbs Tongue Weight
    If the trailer you plan on towing weighs more than half of the weight of the tow vehicle we recommend the use of weight distribution. A weight distribution system would be a good idea for the weight of your trailer and the capacity your truck would have. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle should be considered tongue weight as...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed For 2007 Ford Expedition Towing a Titan 3,000-Lb Loaded Trailer
    A good rule to follow when deciding whether or not to use weight distribution is to remember that weight distributing systems should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. So with the trailer at almost 2,000 pounds, and 1,000 pounds loaded on it, you are looking at about 3,000 pounds total trailer weight. Since the 2007 Ford Expedition can weigh as much as 7,700 pounds, a weight distribution may not be required for your setup, but you would...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Fleetwood Bayside Trailer and a 2009 Toyota Tacoma
    You could possibly use the Reese Heavy Duty Round Bar Weight Distribution System, 600 lbs, part # RP65509, along with the Bolt On Weight Distribution Chain Hanger Kit, part # RP58305, to avoid contact with the frame mounted accessories. With these chain hangers you will use the trailers tongue jack to raise the vehicle and trailer for attachment of the spring bars rather than the tip up brackets and a bar. This system will also accept the High Performance Dual Cam Sway Control, part # RP26002,...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 400 lbs Tongue Weight
    The Reese Trunnion Weight Distribution System part # RP66540 would be a great choice. It has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and is a simple yet effective design. It also will allow backing up as long as it's mainly in a straight line. This is the case for basically all weight distribution systems though. As long as you aren't jackknifing the trailer you can leave the spring bars connected. Otherwise you'll need to disconnect them.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2014 Flagstaff MAC BR23SC
    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. So since your tongue weight would be near 400 lbs when loaded the Reese weight distribution system part # RP66540 that you referenced would be perfect as this has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs. Then for a hitch ball you'd want the part # A-90.
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  • Can Grease be Used on Reese Weight Distribution with Trunnion Bars
    Yes, you can use grease with a Reese trunnion-style weight distribution system like parts # RP66540 and # RP66541. The updated instructions, which are essentially the same as what you stated, does have a difference that answers your question. I cut out and highlighted the part which states "Use a heavy oil or grease." These instructions are also linked for you to take a look at.
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  • Weight Distribution System for 1996 Nissan Quest Towing Popup Camper
    In order to choose the correct weight distribution system for your needs, you will need to determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of each trailer. To this figure, you will need to add the weight of anything stowed in the van behind the rear axle. These two weights added together represent the amount of weight applied to the rear van axle that the weight distribution system will need to overcome, and is referred to as the Total Tongue Weight. I have linked you to an FAQ...
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