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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Experience pretty significant trailer sway on a regular basis
  • Don't want to have waste time with difficult, outdated adjustment methods during setup
  • Have a trailer with 500 lbs – 1,000 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Want a maintenance-free hitch - you'll have to tighten and eventually replace the friction pads on this
  • Hate noise - the friction pads minimize grinding sounds, but the system is still pretty loud during turns
Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Reese. Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW part number RP66559 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66559

  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reese
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Prevents Sway
  • 4-Point

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.


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
  • Integrated sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds your trailer in line
      • No lift chains - eliminates unwanted movement of spring bars
      • Automotive-grade friction material lines brackets to help correct any sway that may occur due to winds, curvy roads, or sudden maneuvers
    • System head provides frictional resistance to limit movement of spring bars
  • Trunnion spring bars are hot rolled and tapered for superior strength and flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Desired tilt is easily achieved using preset positions on system head - no more piling on washer after washer
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can adjust along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, toolboxes or generators
  • Included lift handle eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • Corrosion-resistant powder coat is long-lasting
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, trunnion spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 500 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Shank length:
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 13" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum drop: 4"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Lift Bar
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
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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.


Integrated Dependent Sway Control

The Steadi-Flex weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved in 2 ways. First, the system head is designed to firmly hold the spring bars in place to provide tight resistance and help ensure that your trailer tracks behind your vehicle. Second, the spring bar brackets that mount on your trailer's frame produce friction with the bars whenever any side-to-side motion occurs. This keeps the bars from moving, also helping to hold your trailer in a straight line.


System Head with Steel-on-Steel Friction

System Head

The head of the Steadi-Flex system firmly holds the spring bars in place at the hitch point. This tight hold helps to keep the bars from moving, which in turn helps to ensure that the trailer is held firmly in place behind your vehicle. If any sway or side-to-side movement does occur, the spring bars will move only slightly inside of the system's head. This steel-on-steel contact produces frictional resistance to limit further side-to-side motion of the bars, limiting the motion of your trailer in the process. The Steadi-Flex head is wider than most weight distribution heads. This design allows for greater surface area for the spring bars to move against. This makes it easier to produce the friction that resists sway.


Sway Control Brackets with Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Friction Material Brackets

The spring bars attach to the trailer frame with fixed, sturdy steel brackets. They sit on top of the brackets instead of being suspended by chains like the bars that are on traditional weight distribution systems. Chain suspensions typically allow a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Because the Steadi-Flex has brackets in place of chains, that unwanted movement of the spring bars is eliminated. This helps to keep your trailer in line behind your vehicle. In addition, these brackets create friction to limit any side-to-side movement that may occur. When each spring bar on the Steadi-Flex system moves within the bracket, it rubs along the surface of the bracket, creating friction. This resistance limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.


Friction Material

Most systems with sway control brackets use bare steel brackets to create friction with the steel bars. Steel-on-steel friction typically causes a much louder ride, and it can result in wear and tear on the brackets themselves. The Steadi-Flex brackets, on the other hand, are lined with automotive-grade friction material. This material is more abrasive than bare steel, which allows more friction to build up faster and easier. The long-lasting friction material also reduces the banging noise created by the bars hitting the inside of the steel brackets. This provides a quieter ride while towing.


Fast, Easy Installation

The Steadi-Flex system is easy to install and set up. On the trailer side, simply clamp the spring bar brackets around your trailer's frame. Then prepare your vehicle by sliding the included shank into your 2" x 2" hitch receiver, and bolt on the head. The system head can be easily adjusted to achieve the proper angle and optimum leverage for your specific setup. No drilling is required to install this weight distribution system.


Head Tilt Adjustment

Head Adjustment

The head of the Steadi-Flex can be easily adjusted for the best possible angle for your towing setup. Adjusting the head lets you fine-tune the system's leverage so that you can get the best distribution of weight possible. Traditional head tilt adjustment methods require that the head be disassembled so that stackable washers inside the head can be either removed or added on. But with the Steadi-Flex, there are external, toothed washers on either side of the head that make it easy to change the tilt. Simply position the head in one of the preset angles based on your hitch's tongue weight, then bolt it in place, tightening the washers as you do so. Once the head is sitting at the correct angle, tighten the internal adjustment bolt to secure the platform in place.


Tapered Spring Bars

Spring Bars

The spring bars of the Steadi-Flex 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 to evenly distribute the weight between your tow vehicle and your trailer.


The bars easily pin into place inside the system head - no need to torque or re-torque any trunnion bolts to adjust the tension. With fewer parts to manage, installing and maintaining the Steadi-Flex is simple.


Adjustable, Clamp-On Brackets

The spring bar brackets simply clamp around your trailer's frame - no drilling required. These brackets are designed to be positioned 27" to 32" back from your coupler and they can fit a wide range of frame sizes and can even be used on a trailer with a bottom-mounted coupler.


Adjustable Brackets

While other brackets use L-pins to secure the spring bars in place on the brackets, the hinged Steadi-Flex brackets close completely around the spring bars. As a result, you can have greater piece of mind knowing that the spring bars are secure, all without the hassle of using and possibly losing L-pins and any extra hardware.



66559 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW - RP66559

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (189 Customer Reviews)

Friction in brackets and in head works to prevent and correct trailer sway. Chainless brackets with automotive-style friction pads hold spring bars firmly in place to help keep trailer in line with your tow vehicle. Adjustable shank included.

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I LOVE this hitch. Truly transformed my towing experience. I had a Reese distribution hitch before with separate sway bars, but I still had a ton of sway. I read a ton of reviews and this hitch seemed to meet my requirements. I have a F150 with max tow package and I pull a 27 foot travel trailer, about 7800 pounds max capacity. I had never pulled farther than about 100 miles prior to having this hitch, due to the white knuckle swaying. Now I have pulled my camper from Indiana to Panama City Beach, Florida and from Indiana to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I have almost no sway 98% of the time. If it is still a really windy day, you might get a little, but on a normal day, no sway at all, no semis sucking me into them. Pulls straight as an arrow down the road. Reminds me of when I had a 5th wheel and how great it pulled. I would 100% buy this hitch again and highly recommend it.


Comments
One year later, still LOVE this hitch! I have put almost 4,000 miles on my camper since May 2020 and have been to Florida, Tennessee twice, etc. from Indiana. The hitch is holding up very well given the amount I use it, still love pulling with this hitch as I have almost no sway.
Brian L - 09/09/2021


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I had a 10K hitch prior to this with the adjustable friction sway bar on the side of the trailer frame which did not work well no matter on tight I got it. It also made loads of screeching. I had to watch myself when passing semi trucks because of the sway. That is all but eliminated with the Reese Steadi-flex! No more white knuckles.


Comments
Update: After one year I am still happy with the performance of this hitch. The only downside is the friction pads are flaking off on the edges. I will have to replace them soon to maintain the anti sway function.
Mike V - 08/19/2021


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really nice system. I use it to tow a Micro Minnie 2306BHS with a 2009 Nissan Frontier. very beefy and no issues with installation or setup. the only thing I'd say is that the bars wear into the steel where they move within the hitch carrier. I grease these points regularly, but seems like abnormal wear on the bars. Pads are holding up just fine; had to tighten them down after a year of use. overall, a good product and I'm satisfied with the shift to the Frontier's front suspension and overall sway and distribution control. Very easy to set up before our camping trips.



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Chrissy at etrailer had the foresight to advise me correctly on my choice of weight distribution hitch. It was perfect for my Rubicon set-up, and now it's still perfect for my new tow vehicle and travel trailer weight increase. I've saved hundreds of dollars!



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I've only used this product twice as I am new to RVing. These first trips were a nerve-racking ordeal, pulling a 30 foot trailer. But in these trips I've learned to trust the Steadi-Flex to keep me running straight down the road. I think from reviews I've read Reese is a company that makes a excellent product and etrailer had the best price. Very happy with my choice in etrailer and Reese.



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This hitch is awesome. I haul a 24' enclosed aluminum trailer to tow a race car. Total loaded weight is about 7800#. I pull it with a new 2019 Ram 1500 5.7 now. Prior was with a 1500 Sierra with 6.2 motor and also a F150 3.5 EB. I almost forget the trailer is there when I am towing. Sway is very controlled in windy conditions. It is a little noisy when turning in a parking lot, but that is the only downside I can think of. One other may be the weight of the hitch itself. It is pretty stout and heavy. Love this hitch... have towed well over 1000 miles with it on 3 different trucks (all 1/2 tons).



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Haven't had a single issue with it . Install wasn't that tough, but you need a special thin wall deep well socket to mount the ball. You can back the trailer up with this setup somewhat but if you need to make any sharp turns in reverse than just remove the friction bars before hand. Pulling a 23 ft living quarters.......26 ft total length Sonic Venture with a 2014 Tacoma and Firestone air bags.



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This hitch worked amazing! Not the easiest to install, but worked really well!!! Definitely leveled the truck and made the load easy to tow!



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Purchased this Reese Stedi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control to use on our 2016 Silverado pulling our new 26' Winnebago Travel Trailer. Just returned from a 300 mile round trip and really enjoyed the way it handled as we drove both flat ;land and Arizona mountains with steep grades and curves. Really handled well. Hook up with the spring bars was a snap and feel rally safe with this system. This was the first trip with our new trailer and we were most delighted with the way that the truck and trailer worked together. Always knew Reese made good products and would happily recommend this system and etrailer. Thank you --


Comments
Working good however, I get some up & down bounce in the front of the truck. Checked with customer service and determined that I needed to change the head angle to put more weight on the front of the truck. Made that change but have not yet pulled the trailer. Will in about two weeks and then will know if I helped it or not. I feel sure that I have made the right adjustment., Thanks etrailer for your help.
Victor - 08/04/2019



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I bought this using reviews on its simple design. I have never had a trailer that needed this type of hitch. After viewing the video install guidelines I went to work and the install went flawless. I did have to go to a garage and have them torque the one nut for me since I did not have a big enough socket. I would recommend this product highly. My trailer travels well and keeps my truck level.



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Hitch works great. It controls sway, distributes weight and can be backed up unless very tight angles. Excellent service from Etrailer, quick delivery and price match. Would definitely buy from them again.



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Outstanding Job to the etrailer team on communication, all the way from receiving my payment to hitting my doorstep they let me know where my order was. I was impressed with the hitch setup the way it’s designed. Now the only thing I was disappointed about was the way the Ball nut sets up into a cavity and if you don’t have a socket to get to it , you better round one up before it gets delivered. I think that information needs to be added to the description.


Comments
Joe, A 1-78” socket and torque wrench capable of manufacturers specified torque is needed for assembly. If needed, your nearest body shop or RV dealer will have tools necessary for hitch ball assembly. A fee may be applicable.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 02/16/2018


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Works extremely well on a 20' enclosed trailer pulled with a 2007 GMC short bed half ton. I have never owned a trailer where one of these was needed, so this was a first experience. Read the instructions before I picked up the trailer and did the measurements carefully before and after hook-up at the dealer. After hook-up, truck and trailer sat perfectly level. Now for a 2-hour (empty) road test. Almost felt like the trailer wasn't back there. Normal creaking around slow, 90 degree turns in town; no noticeable sway on the highway. At home, after unhooking, I noticed the bars were only touching the back edge of the brake pads and starting to chip the edge slightly. Loosened the frame brackets and tilted them bottom-forward as far as the bolts would allow. Didn't need much. Another test run, and the bars lay perfectly parallel to the brake pads. Made two trips at highway/freeway speeds last summer, not quite fully loaded. Still, absolutely no unnecessary sway to speak of, even while passing or being passed by tractor trailers. Quite stable and never felt dangerous or unsafe at all. Brake pads are no longer chipping at the rear; appear to be wearing evenly as they should. My trailer dealer was impressed with it enough he asked for the model number so he could consider stocking them himself.



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I am really impressed with the Reese Steadi-flex hitch. It stopped most of the trailer sway I was having with my Puma. It sits higher on the axles and was affected more from wind and semi-trucks passing. Driving is much more stable now.



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I installed this hitch while my trailer was in winter storage. The instructions were very good, and it was not difficult to install. A few weeks ago I got the trailer out of storage and was able to verify the measurements of the setup were exactly correct. I then towed my 25 foot travel trailer more than 2000 miles and could not be happier with the ease of hookup, unhooking and towing. The weight distribution was perfect and sway control was much better than with the old pro-style chain and torsion bar system I had used for about 30 years. I wanted a hitch that required less physical exertion to hookup and unhook, and I wanted better sway control. This hitch is the answer. It makes some noise at slow speeds, sometimes sounding almost like a horn or a low-pitched squeal, but I believe it is less noisy than other similar products, and it less noisy than my old system. I bought this hitch after doing considerable research, then talking with a very helpful salesperson at etrailer. When I called back with a followup question a couple of hours after I placed the order, I talked with a different salesperson who was equally as helpful. I received the hitch within days of the order. I then sent an email to etrailer with a question. Within about a day, they replied with a message from the manufacturer that answered my question. Over the years, I have purchased several items from etrailer and have always been pleased with their service. I strongly recommend this Reese Steadi-Flex hitch and etrailer.



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When I upgraded my trailer, I was told the Pro-Series #800 hitch, with a separate sway control would be fine. I apparently don't set the sway control tightness the same everytime, so I experienced various levels of sway and bouncing with that hitch. So, I did some research and I bought the Reese Steadi-Flex 1000# w 6 point sway control. It was a night and day difference. No more anxious moments and my confidence even grew when the trailer behaved in gusty cross-winds and when the big trucks would pass. I had to do some running around to complete the assembly, since I didn't have all of the right sized tools; But, so happy with the results.



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I purchased the Reese Steadi-Flex WD w/ sway control system about a year ago. I towed my 6500# 31ft camper on 18 trips covering over 3200 miles. The hitch performs flawlessly, its easy to install, and easy on/off. The connection process only takes a few minutes and a few people that have helped me hitch or unhitch the camper have commented on the hitch about how easy it is to use. The brake pad material has flaked off a bit, but I don't see this as a flaw, rather as a function of the design. Again, the hitch is fantastic and allows the camper to tow like a dream with my 2013 F150 Super Cab. I would recommend this hitch to anyone.



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Pleased with product. Distributes weight and controls sway well. Simple to connect once setup



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Installed items below and loaded car according to instructions, drove three hundred miles on three different occasions with tractor trailers going by and 30 mph wind without any sway, hardly felt like trailer was not even hooked up. awesome products! RP66559 10K Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System 19286 12K 2-5/16 Hitch Ball



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I Read the manual twice and was able to install the hitch without any problems. All the parts went together great. The hitch grip carrying tool came in handy. Im 74 years old and weigh only 150lb. so I would highly recommend the hitch grip if you plan to buy a hitch for WD with sway correction. In the future if I need a truck or camper item I will check first to see if E-trailer has the part, if they have it that's who I wii purchase it from. E-trailer shipped my parts to me fast-had a great savings in cost and provided me with more information about the items than any other company ever did. I also give E-trailer 5 stars. I hope this review helps you decide on your items.



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With this hitch I now feel safe towing my 6k lb, 26' travel trailer with my 1500 pickup truck. Just finished a 2200 mile trip. Also I like the fact the new hitch puts the trailer a little further behind the truck because I can open my tailgate fully when hitched. Like another fellow, I had to drill out the hole for the spring bar cover pin.



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Thanks for the technical help and advise on selecting the proper hitch for my application. The hitch arrived on the date you promised-thank you again. It came in what appeared to have been a box at one time (lol) completely destroyed and open. Thankfully all parts appear to be there. I am very happy with the quality of the Reese Steady Flex hitch RP66559 and look forward to many years of towing. E-Trailer is anyones BEST on line source for your equipment needs. Thanks very much- Bob Sac



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Package arrived on time and intact. Instructions adequate. Installation w/o problems, good quality hardware. Hooking up took 1/2 hour the first time, now down to about 15". My 28ft TT pulled by a 2016 F150 ext. cab w/ 3.5l eco engine was much more stable than with my old wt distributing hitch and one friction bar sway control. Felt passing trucks and crosswinds a lot less. Can actually use the cruise control. Glad I bought it, highly recommend it.



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We have yet to install but ordered the trailer brake controller (which is now installed) with this distribution sway control system. We are headed to Jackson, pulling an Avion trailer for the eclipse so we will add photos and text once we put the whole package in use. The website at etrailer was easy to use and helpful reviews made ordering a breeze. Good follow-up from customer service. Look forward to ordering from etrailer again.



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The Reese Steady-Flex is far and away better than the others based on the following: 1. This hitch was up and running in less than 30 minutes. 2. It does NOT require a ton of measurements like a lot of other hitches do. 3. NO chains to have to hook on, and 6 point sway control, not 4 like the others. 4. Automotive friction pad are the resting place of the most heavy duty built sway bars I have ever seen bar none. 5. Reese built....what more can you say. This hitch is by far the best built I have ever seen, simple to install, and just plain out works fantastic. If you never seen on in action, here's the link that help sell me on it and is very descriptive in showing you hands on how it's done.Buy one, install it, and never look back.


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    With a GVWR of 7,582 pounds you are likely looking at a loaded tongue weight of between 750 and 1,140 pounds. This is simply because the tongue weight should be about 10 to 15 percent of its loaded weight. I looked up the specs for your Forest River Wildwood 27RKSS and it appears that the 720 pound tongue weight that you mentioned is with the trailer empty. Also keep in mind that any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle needs to be added to your total...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 8,000 LB Travel Trailer
    Typically the tongue weight of a travel trailer is 10 to 15 percent of the trailer's fully loaded weight. Since you mention that your fully loaded trailer is probably close to 8,000 pounds, a tongue weight of 750 pounds sounds a bit on the light side. I recommend that you verify the tongue weight and fully loaded weight of your trailer just to make sure that you are purchasing the system that is best for you. I am including an article that goes over ways to measure tongue weight. If...
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  • Size Bolts that Secure Head of Reese Steadi Flex to Shank
    Your best option honestly is going to be to a local hardware store and tell them the size bolts you need. They are going to have them in stock and you'll be on your way. We can't really get just the bolts from Reese so it wouldn't be a great idea to try and get them from us. The size is 3/4-10X5 and 3/4-10X4 like you mentioned.
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  • Can a Single Weight Distribution System Be Used for Multiple Trailers with Various Weights
    Weight distribution systems are rated for different tongue weights and gross trailer weights. They are designed to work best with trailers that fall within their rating. 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 are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable...
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  • Can Reese Steadi Flex Weight Distribution System Be Used in Rain
    I checked with Reese and they list the Steadi-Flex systems like part # RP66559 as being able to used in rain or inclement weather so it would still work fine.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Setup for a 2010 Toyota Tacoma Towing a 1966 Aristocrat Trailer
    To choose a properly tuned weight distribution system for your trailer you will need to go by the total effective tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the measured tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Each system will have an operating range, and if your tongue weight is 350 pounds, go with the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution system with sway control...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Anti-Sway for 14 KZ Sportsmen Classic 250
    For your weight distribution system with sway control for your 14 KZ Sportsmen Classic 250 trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW # RP66559. This will account for the loaded trailer tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Ram truck. That combination is referred to as the total tongue weight and this system is rated for that total tongue weight between 500 and 1000 lbs. You ideally want...
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  • Can the 14K Reese Steadi-Flex Spring Bars Be Used with the 10K Reese Steadi-Flex Head
    The spring bars between the Reese Steadi-Flex 10K Weight Distribution System part # RP66559 and the Reese Steadi-Flex 14K Weight Distribution System part # RP66561 are not interchangeable as they are both machined to different specifications. They may be able to fit into the socket but this is not advised by the manufacturer nor do I recommend doing so either. Unfortunately, most weight distribution systems begin using larger spring bars around 10K. With that being sad, the Reese Steadi-Flex...
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  • How Much Drop with Shank of Reese Steadi Flex Weight Distribution System
    Sounds like you only would need a drop of 3 inches to allow your trailer to be towed level. The Reese weight distribution system part # RP66559 can do up to 4 inches of drop so it would work well for you and not require you to get a different shank.
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  • Replacement Friction Pads for the Reese Stedi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 10K GTW, 1K TW # RP66559 utilizes friction pads that will eventually wear down as you stated. It will take a long time for these pads to require replacing, but the Replacement Friction Pad Kit for Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution Systems # RP58527 are available and easy to replace with a simple screw and nut.
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 4610 lbs Dry Weight Thor Tahoe Trailer Behind a 1999 Ford F-150
    Typically, the tongue weight of a trailer is 10 to 15 percent of the weight of the trailer, so the dry tongue weight of your trailer is probably between 416 and 620 lbs. The tongue weight will increase once you load the trailer. When choosing a weight distribution system, it is very important to know the tongue weight of your trailer fully loaded and ready to tow. Keep in mind that anything loaded in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle will contribute to the tongue weight as...
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  • Weight Distribution for Livin Lite Axxess Toy Hauler Towed By 2014 Ram 4x4 With Air Suspension
    Any time the fully loaded weight of the trailer is greater than half the weight of the tow vehicle, using weight distribution is recommended. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. Since you have a toy hauler, your tongue weight will likely be heavier with only one bike on board. The idea is to determine the level at which the tongue weight is heaviest. To that figure, add the weight of...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with a 2017 Ram 1500
    To choose the correct weight distribution system you'll need to find your total tongue weight. This is your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight added to the amount of weight stored behind the 2016 Ram 1500's rear axle. You want the total tongue weight to fall somewhere in the middle of what the system is rated for. With a trailer between 7,500 and 8,000 pounds you'll likely need a system rated for 1,000 pounds of tongue weight. If this ends up correct I suggest the Reese...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Increase 650lb Manufacturers Tongue Weight Capacity of 2014 Toyota Tacoma
    Using a weight distribution system won't increase the 650lb tongue weight capacity of the vehicle, so you'll either need a more capable tow vehicle or a trailer that's lighter. In some cases where the capacity of the hitch is less than the capacity of the vehicle, using a weight distribution system can raise the capacity of the hitch itself, but the manufacturer's stated towing capacity of the vehicle will have the final word. I've linked you to our FAQ article about weight distribution. ...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 1963 Airstream Globetrotter Towed by a 1994 GMC Suburban
    The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is to choose a system that can support the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your Suburban. There are also many different types of weight distribution systems, there are systems that provide weight distribution only, systems that can accommodate sway control bars and systems with integrated...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 3100 Lb Trailer
    The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2007 Chevy Suburban Towing a 7,500 Pound Camper
    You are limited by the lowest rated factor in your towing system. In your case, the limiting factor is your hitch, which is rated for 5,000lbs without using weight distribution. If you do use weight distribution, you'd be limited to the vehicle's 7000 lb towing capacity (if that's the case.) Without using weight distribution your hitch does not have a high enough capacity rating to tow your camper safely. If the vehicle tow capacity is indeed 7000 lbs, I would recommend a weight distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2006 Lexus GX470 Towing a Featherlite Open Car Trailer
    I recommend Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution system, part # RP66559, if the tongue weight of your trailer will always be less than 1,000 lbs fully loaded and ready to travel. The Steadi-Flex will help to control sway and will reduce the stress on the vehicle auto-leveling system. You will need a properly sized hitch ball to complete your installation, the compatible hitch balls we offer can be seen at the link below.
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