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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K 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  • Don't want to have waste time with difficult, outdated adjustment methods during setup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 600 lbs – 1,200 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 - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW part number RP66560 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch - RP66560

  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Reese
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Bar Style

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: 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.



66560 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

Installation Details RP66560 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW - RP66560

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (180 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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Great Service!!! Great Products!!!, I called and told Steve at E Trailer that I needed a Reese Weight Distribution Hitch Asap. Steve sent me an email several hours later saying it’s on its way, I had the hitch in two days. Fast shipping , and great customer service, Thanks E Trailer for taking care of your customers.


Comments
Used the hitch for a year now and still going strong!!!
Tommy - 07/12/2020


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I bought this hitch about a year ago to pull our 17' horse trailer behind our 2001 Chevy Tahoe. A scale showed that the trailer (4000 lbs empty) with one horse in the front stall had about 1000 lbs of tongue weight, which was more than our stock Tahoe could balance. This hitch was a pain to set up and dial in the first time, in part because the trailer didn't have open channels on the tongue. I had to cut holes in the tongue's sheet metal cover to allow clearance for the hitch's brackets. I had to crank the hitch up as far as it would go, which leveled out the trailer pretty well, but still left the Tahoe squatting more than I'd like. I ended up having to get air bags for the Tahoe to completely level it out. Now that I've got the hang of it and it's all adjusted, this isn't hard to hook up. It only takes a few minutes longer than a normal trailer. The anti-sway feature seems to be doing its job. It is a little noisy when turning, but I only notice it when I'm backing up slowly. Overall, I'm happy with this hitch, and I'd recommend it to a friend. I suspect any other weight distributing hitch would have had the same complications.



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This unit is Awesome! Made a huge difference in my Weight Distribution and was VERY easy to install! I have no SAG either, leveled out TV and Trailer. I had also purchased Air Bags, which have just made the ride smoother! I did make the mistake of not leveling my pads to the sway bars the first time around and this thing was noisy! Once I watched the Reese online install video, I found I need to level the pads to my bars. Once I did that, the noise pretty much stopped. I only hear them at low speeds going into sharp turns. Worth the $$.



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For the most part this has been an easy WD system to live with. I tow a 25' travel trailer with a '12 Ram 1500 and it tracks straight even in strong cross winds. I was also suprised at how turning radius doesn't seem to be affected with it attached. My only complaint is how the covers for the ends of the weight distribution bars are secured. The little pins are placed so far to the end that a small movement in the cover allows them to be completely ineffective at securing the cover. This is important because these covers keep the WD bars from slipping off their resistance pads. Thankfuly so far I haven't had a cover slip or bounce open allowing the bar to release its tension after slipping off the pad. I can't imagine that would end well at highway speeds. I've traveled about 5,000 miles with this hitch and so far so good. Hopefully it stays that way. Lastly if these were designed this way on purpose, it would have been nice to have had a note about it in the manual to ease ones concerns.


Comments
The hitch is still performing well, but the bar covers continue to concern me.
Allen K - 07/23/2018



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Becky did a great job helping me get the correct hitch for my tow vehicle and travel trailer.The box arrived damaged but everything inside was ok looks like a nice product and easy to install.I have to locate a socket to mount the ball before i can set everything up. Thank You



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After a month of looking and reading responses, watching various videos and talking with users; I decided on the RP66560. My situation is: 2012 Chevy 2500 ext cab 4wd with 6.5' bed. I followed the directions which were easy to understand and all parts fit perfectly. I am towing a 30' full width 9500 lb travel trailer with two slide outs. Following directions I was able to complete application with no change with front or rear measurement. A key note - use real bearing grease on the WD bars not just spray grease; not enough lubricant. Also, look at the set back before you buy to ensure you can use it. For some assurance I bought a 25k 1" rise hitch ball. I pulled the trailer with a good 20-30mph cross wind with no sway at all. There was zero bucking over bumps or movement on uneven roads. Easy to back up with no issues. When I was done with towing I had it unhitched in 3 minutes. This WD hitch far exceeded my expectations.



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After one year and 20 k miles towing all over the country with a 8k trailer I’m very pleased.. One pro and con I blew a tire in New Mexico and didn’t even notice a thing I guess this is good and bad.. Bad that I didn’t notice even a shutter in towing and good that it remained perfectly straight. Only change would be to have a much bigger pen and pen hole for the flip over bracket that holds bar to the pads.. Would definitely purchase another.. I travel once a year across the US and many trips elsewhere during the year. So I can say after towing through the highest elevations in our country that this product is solid.. To add even my wife and kids can put this system on without difficulty..



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keeps my 10,000 pound 38 foot trailer completely planted. Was surprised at how good it was in 20mph crosswind



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this was the best thing i did!!!! it With my 2008 ran 1500 it pulls my flagstaff Super-Lite 26 FS with no movement at all from Gilbert Sc To Versailles Mo. and back And Gilbert Sc to South Branch Mi. Thank you-all very much HAPPY CAMPER Jimmie R



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Product was extremely good quality! It solved my rv towing issues and works as advertised. Instructions were easy to understand.


Comments
Been working out as advertised. No problems with my rv on hiways.
Frank B - 03/07/2021


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The hitch itself is great and does what it's supposed to do. However, the friction pads need to be a lot more stout. The friction pads disintegrate and/or the pads themselves come apart from the metal base they're on after just a few uses; I've had to replace several of them, and they're rather pricey. If the friction pads were of better quality and lasted longer, this product would get 5 stars.



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I appreciate the high level of service and attention to detail they have given me as a customer because it is far above what I've seen from other online retailers. We recently purchased a truck and travel trailer so I've been outfitting each vehicle w/ parts from etrailer and will continue to do so because of their great service, recommendation of products and prices. As a former Purchasing Manager, I price shop everything and etrailer is always the best. You will not be disappointed with etrailer!


Comments
Great! I talked my friend into purchasing the same unit and I even catch myself checking out others hitches as we drive past them swaying away.
Kevin P - 01/22/2020



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Hitch does a solid job of minimizing sway and distributing weight off back of vehicle. I feel 100% safe while pulling out travel trailer. I would mention that this hitch does creak and groan with turning, which I didn’t think it would.



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One year later and I am still extremely pleased with the quality and overall performance of this system. The installation instructions were clear and concise which made set up a breeze. The Reese sway control system works so well you sometimes forget you are towing a trailer. Selecting the right sized system is key so be sure to determine your exact tongue weight.


Comments
Still working and performing flawlessly.
Jeff H - 08/20/2019



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The Reese easy lift anti sway hitch is the way to go. The directions are simplistic just like the install. After a time or two around the block when the hitch had time to break in when making turns or backing up you do not even know it is there. I thought the salesman had over sold me but anything but the hitch is smooth and stable. When being passed by large vehicles there is no sway or movement from the wind currents the large vehicles create. Easy to hook up and un-hook from. Highly recommend this hitch. The price is well worth it.



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My experience with the RP66560 Steadi-flex was not what I expected. Following the setup instructions the sway control was satisfactory, but the hitch caused significant bounce. I also did not like the weight as I have a bad back. I sold the hitch for half of what I paid and purchased an Andersen No-sway. I tow a 35 ft. Rockwood tt with a Ram 3500 dually.


Comments
When your setup is bouncy that is an indicator that the weight distribution system WDS is rated too high for your setup. In order to choose the correct WDS for your setup, figure out the loaded tongue weight. This is the tongue weight of the trailer when it is all loaded with cargo and ready to be towed. You should also include the weight of anything you may have behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The loaded tongue weight of your setup needs to be in the middle of the range of tongue weights the WDS supports.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/11/2017


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Replacing reese pro. Can't wait to give it a go. Didn't care for the old chain lift and friction bar.



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The weight distribution works great for pulling. winds still affected driving steady with some sway.



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This system was fairly easy to install, the instructions could have been a little better but overall it was fine. I pull a 32' video game trailer with an 04 Sierra 2500hd and this system relieved about an inch of squat. I could probably adjust it to help more but I am pretty happy with how it sits now. The main reason I bought it was actually for sway control and on that front it works wonderfully. The only downsides to this rig is that 1 it is noisy. Not when driving down the interstate or anything. But when making tight turns in neighborhoods or parking lots etc. It isn't a huge deal most weight distribution/sway systems make some noise, so it's whatever. 2: the break pad type things wore down badly when I first installed it because my trailer tongue had a rubberized coating on it that allowed the brackets to move some. So having a part that will need to be replaced is something to consider. Also the small pins that keep the "doors" closed on it are easy to bend up, especially if the bars have a bit of side pressure on them. I strongly recommend going to lowes or somewhere and buying yourself some spares.



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I bought this hitch to tow our family's Coachmen Catalina 22FBS with an early 2000s Ford Expedition. Prior to this hitch we just had a ball and friction sway bar. Rightly so, it is night and day difference between the two. My wife and I both take turns towing and the sway bar never really made either of us comfortable due to bucking and sway next to other large vehicles on the highway. With this hitch there is no more bucking and very little sway. What sway there is corrects/dampens itself very quickly. On smooth or gentle hills The two vehicles feel like one and you don't really notice the trailer when towing. I was hesitant about spending the money on this hitch which is why we tried the sway bar first, but now that I have it I absolutely love this hitch and we're both extremely happy to have made the switch. I still have some learning and adjusting to do to get the tow vehicle at the right angle which is something that I think is a bit of a pain to zero in, but I can't really say it's related to the hitch and is more my issue of figuring it out. I'm assuming when I bought this hitch in early 2016 it was new because etrailer was one of the few places I found that was selling this hitch. The price at the time was much cheaper than anywhere else online or locally and the shipping was decent. I live within two hours of the etrailer facility so I can't really provide feedback for shipping long distances. I've never used any other type of weight distribution hitch so I can't speak of comparisons, but I found this to be easy to understand the installation instructions and the use instructions too.



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I installed this on my 2011 Jayco 32BHDS hooked to a 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD single rear wheel. I’m in love with this set up. It has superior sway and bounce control compared to the other style that uses the L shaped weight distribution bars with separate sway control. My only complaint is that this hitch is excessively noisy when making tight turns through the campground or turning at intersections. If the noise exists at highway speeds, it is not even noticeable. I still gave this hitch a 5 star rating though, because it does a perfect job of weight distribution and sway control, and the noise doesn’t have anything to do with that part. It does what it promises. The noise is acceptable due to the great performance.



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The Reese Steadi-flex was shipped to me in a timely manner and the product was in good shape upon arrival. The instructions were clear and there were no surprises. Leave some time to dial in your trailer load, tongue weight, measuring the wheel wells etc. I had my adult sons help out and made it a family project. Finding a large torque wrench was our biggest hurdle. The hitch performed well in traffic and 30 mph winds at highway speeds with no problems. We put on just over 5,000 miles towing our 30 ft. toy hauler around this season. I really like the easy hook up and removal. It does make some noise on small town turns and in campgrounds but most do. I have been very happy with this hitch and would recommend this set up if it fits your truck and trailer.



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I purchased a new RV camper (dry weight around 6,300lbs) in March 2018. I decided to change from my Equalizer brand weight distribution hitch to a Reese Steadi-Flex. After a year of owning it, I would say I prefer the Reese Steadi-Flex over the Equalizer. I thought it was much easier to install initially. The adjusting to get the camper level was much easier with the Reese hitch. After the initial hook-up, they are about the same to connect to the camper. While fairly similar, I think the Reese offers a little better sway control, but that is tough to tell for sure.



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Had a bad sway problem with the weight disruption hitch with the chain tensioner with the added friction sway bay. This hitch solved 90% of the towing issues in regards to sway. Much quiter too. Remember it is a trailer hitch, not a magician.



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Although I won't actually get to use my new Reese RP66560 WDH for a couple more days, I will provide some feedback regarding the assembly at this point and will update my comments after first use.......All went well during assembly, except you WILL need a 1 7/8" socket and appropriate breaker bar/torque wrench to install a hitch ball on the draw bar head assembly. Hmmm....I didn't have a socket that large in my tool box, so I ordered one. Problem was, the new socket was simply too large to fit in the "pocket" where the trailer ball mounting nut is. So, it really helps if you have an excellent set of tools to conquer this challenge. Not sure how I'll handle this one just yet. I also want to add that shipping was ultra fast, so I know the team at Etrailer has their act together. I am going to need additional trailer items, and will be sure to order those from Etrailer as well! A word regarding customer support.......It is all too common these days to see so much critical feedback (mostly justified, I am sure) all over the internet. But at the same time, positive feedback just isn't provided as often as it should be. On that note, I would like to provide some EXCELLENT feedback for Etrailer customer agent Heidi M. Not only did she immediately understand my dilemma in selecting the right weight distributing hitch for my trailer, she was quick to make knowledgeable suggestions of potential hitches that would meet my towing needs. I settled on one of her recommendations that not only fit the bill now, but would also provide room for growth into a larger trailer in the future if needed, all while not breaking the bank. THANK YOU, Heidi M., for being so helpful!


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Ask the Experts about this Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Troubleshooting Uneven Wear on Friction Pads for Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    The pads on the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 systems are designed to wear down over time which is why the Replacement Friction Pad Kit # RP58527 exists, however you should be experiencing fairly even wear so if just one end is wearing down then some adjustments need to be made. If you check out step 31 in the linked instructions (see attached photo) it calls for adjusting the friction pads so that they settle flat against the spring bars. If you haven't been doing that when hitching up...
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  • Is It Okay To Use the Reese 12K Steadi-Flex On a Trailer Under 12K
    Yes, you can use a weight distribution system that is overrated for the trailer you intend to use it with. However, the best performance will come from a system that matches the total tongue weight of your towing setup. In order to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup you will need to calculate the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System...
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  • Will a High Coupler Height On a Boat Trailer Affect Stability
    I would assume as well that boat trailer manufacturers have some inclination as to how the trailer will perform with a boat attached as that is its purpose after all but I don't have specifics on this. The coupler height however does not necessarily have a direct affect on the center of gravity for the trailer because some are mounted on top of the tounge which appears to be the case for you. Therefore, I would not fret too much unless you start to run into issues with stability. If...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control For 5200 lb 24 Foot Travel Trailer
    With an as-loaded weight of about 5200 lbs, your tongue weight will be somewhere in the 500-800 lb range. Because it's a travel trailer, you'll certainly want to go with a w/d system with an integrated sway control because a travel trailer is very susceptible to sway caused by cross winds or passing and oncoming traffic. In a good/better/best scenario- The Curt TruTrack # C17499 is rated for 500-800 lbs of tongue weight, which is smack dab where you want to be, unless you're carrying...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With 6 Inches of Drop
    The Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 offers good sway control and weight capacities, but is a little limited on the amount of drop. We do not currently have an option to give you more than 4 inches of drop. That being said, we do have a few other options available. The Blue Ox Weight Distribution Shank # BLU86FR will offer up to 7 inches of drop when used with one of their trunnion bar set ups. This would need to be purchased separately from one of said systems. These do have a little less...
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    The Reese Steadi-Flex like part # RP66560, Husky Center Line like part # HT32218, and Fastway e2 like part # FA92-00-1000 are all great weight distribution systems. I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex over the Fastway e2 and Husky Center Line because the friction pad system it uses is much quieter than the steel brackets that come with others. Furthermore, it offers greater shank adjustments (max rise 8-3/4", max drop 4") so you can switch trailers or tow vehicles down the road without needing...
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  • Determining Which Weight Distribution Hitch For 2016 Malibu 23LSV On Trailer W/ Surge Brakes
    I would be happy to help you find the correct weight distribution hitch for your 2016 Malibu 23LSV on a boatmate trailer with surge brakes, but you will need to know the total tongue weight of your setup. Total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to tow trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2017 Ford Expedition. The easiest way to get an accurate tongue weight measurement is with a tongue weight scale like the # e99044 but...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Colony Cargo 7 x 16 V-Nose Trailer
    Thank you for all of the info regarding your towing situation! For your application I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 which has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,200 lbs and a max towing rating of 12, 000 lbs so it is perfect for your trailer weight. The brackets need to be mounted about 27" - 32" from the center of the hitch ball so I believe they will be able to fit just fine between the 2 bracket that you are talking about. The only other thing you're going to need...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on a Truck with a Lift Kit
    Lifted trucks can use weight distribution systems like the Reese Steadi-Flex kit part # RP66560 that you referenced but more often than not a drop shank is needed to provide the additional drop needed. For example we have the Fastway e2 shank part # FA92-02-4315 which can provide a drop of up to 7 inches. This also can be used with the Steadi Flex system you listed. To determine the amount of drop you'll need will require you to measure from the top of your hitch opening down to the...
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  • Will the Bars Fall Out of the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System With Sharp Turns
    In regards to the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System like part # RP66560, you can make sharp turns without worrying about the spring bars falling off the frame brackets. The brackets can be installed anywhere from 27" to 32" back from the center of the coupler. If you foresee sharp turns then the closer to the 27" mark you are, the better off you will be but even at the 32" mark the bars should not fall out of the brackets.
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  • Can Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System be Used With Hitch Reducer
    Though it is possible to use a hitch reducer sleeve in a 2-1/2 inch hitch with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66560, we have asked the manufacturer, Reese, about this in the past and they do not recommend doing so because it can reduce the capacity of the system. The best option to use the Steadi-Flex with a 2-1/2 inch hitch is to simply replace the 2 inch shank of the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66560 with a 2-1/2 inch shank, the Curt Weight Distribution...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed for 8,000 lb Travel Trailer Towed by 2018 F-150
    We recommend using a weight distribution system when the trailer weighs more than half the weight of the tow vehicle so in your case, with a 2018 Ford F-150 towing a 8,000 lb Palomino Puma 30FBSS I do recommend using a weight distribution system. This will ensure a level ride which will help you maintain control over your truck, as will the sway control. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue...
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  • Will Weight Distribution Fix Rear Suspension Sag of Truck Towing Camper
    A weight distribution system will distribute some of the tongue weight of your camper up to the front axle of your truck which will greatly reduce rear sag of the truck. So based on what we know about your 2015 Rockwood Roo 233S a system like the Reese Steadi-Flex part # RP66560 would work really well and also has sway control like you are wanting as well.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Boat Trailer With Pole Tongue Adapter
    For your Malibu Wakesetter 23LSV, based on the weights you gave me, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560, which will account for any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your 2001 Toyota Sequoia as well. This system will help distribute the weight of your trailer for a smoother ride and will also give you sway control with the friction pads made of brake pad material and the spring trunnion bars. You will need a pole tongue adapter...
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  • Adjusting Reese SC Weight Distribution or Using Air Bags to Compensate for ATV in Truck Bed
    Air bags are primarily designed to help suspend loads carried in the truck bed, and will not do much to distribute any of the trailer tongue weight to the front truck axle. Once your ATV is loaded into your truck bed, you will need to consider about 1/2 its weight (the portion located behind the rear truck axle) as tongue weight. You will need to ensure that the tongue weight of the trailer, plus the weight of anything in the bed behind the axle does not exceed the tongue weight rating...
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  • Weight Distribution System Option for a 2005 Toyota 4runner V8 4x4 SR5 7000 lbs Towing 32ft Trailer
    There are many different weight distribution systems on the market and one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a weight distribution system is the tongue weight of your set up. This includes the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded in the bed of your truck behind the rear axle. You will want to choose a weight distribution system with a tongue weight range that encompasses the fully loaded tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 650 lb Tongue Weight and 8995 GVWR
    The Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560 is what I recommend for your trailer with a 650 lb tongue weight. This system will work well with your loaded tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 F-150. This is the total tongue weight you need to account for with your system. This weight distribution system has integrated sway control utilizing trunnion bars and friction material that is similar to automotive brake pads. This...
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  • Is Specialty Socket Needed to Torquing Hitch Ball of Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution
    The thin walled socket is needed for the Equalizer weight distribution hitches. The Reese Steadi Flex part # RP66560 does not require the use of a specialty socket. A standard one would work fine.
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  • Steadi-Flex vs Strait-Line Weight Distribution for a Dump Trailer with Varying Weight
    Yes, you will need to adjust your weight distribution (WD) system depending on how much total tongue weight you have. If you have a system that is rated too high then your towing setup will be too stiff. Out of the Steadi-Flex # RP66560 and the Strait-Line # RP66074 you are correct that the Strait-Line will be the easier of the 2 to adjust. They both have similar head adjustment options but when it comes to the arms it is much easier to adjust chain length and the bolts on the dual...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 7,000 lb Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Since you are going to have a wide...
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  • Adjusting Tilt on Weight Distribution Head for Desired Tongue Weight
    For the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560 to increase your tongue weight and put more weight on the tow vehicle rear axle, you would angle the head up. Another way to add more tongue weight is to lower the brackets on the sides if possible so less weight is on the spring bars, so not so much weight will be distributed to the trailer frame and more will be at the coupler.
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  • Upgrading to 1,200 Pound Weight Distribution Spring Bars for 7,725 Pound Trailer
    The dry hitch weight is the weight with the trailer empty of everything including propane and any other cargo, water, and other items. The gross weight of your 2017 Grey Wolf 26DBH is 7,725 pounds. That is the maximum the trailer can weigh when loaded and ready to tow. The empty weight is 5,795 pounds. So is 725 is the dry hitch weight then that is 12.5 percent of the gross trailer weight. That means that when loaded to the max 7,725 pounds the tongue weight would be around 965 pounds....
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Dump Trailer Towed by a GMC Sierra 2500HD
    For your situation, I recommend looking at the Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution systems. As you mentioned, you will want a weight distribution system with a large tongue weight range. The Reese Steadi-Flex System, # RP66560, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,200 lbs and a minimum tongue weight requirement of 600 lbs. This would be an ideal system for a dump trailer with fluctuating loads. This system also has integrated friction sway control. If your tongue weight dips below...
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  • Recommended Brake Controller and Weight Distribution for 2015 Toyota Tundra and 2020 Lance 2075
    For your 2015 Toyota Tundra I recommend the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 3 Axles - Proportional # RED44FR along with the wiring adapter # RED99FR. This will allow you to mount the controller to your dash or console wherever you want and gives you a very clean look with great function. For your weight distribution system, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # RP66083 which is a great...
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  • Is a 1,200 Pound Weight Distribution System too Big for a Trailer with 500 Pound Dry Tongue Weight
    A Reese weight distribution system is going to have a tongue weigh capacity range. The 1,200 pound systems are rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds of tongue weight. The tongue weight will increase once you load the trailer. But, you also have to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the towing vehicle to the trailer tongue weight. So if your trailer tongue weight when loaded is 600 pounds and you have 200 pounds of stuff behind the rear axle of your Ram, that puts the tongue...
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  • Can Reese Dual-Cam Sway Control Be Used with an EAZ Lift Elite Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Dual-cam sway control only works with the Reese spring bars with the hook end and will not work with the EAZ Lift systems. You would need to use a friction sway control bar such as # 83660. I have linked a video showing an example installation and some links on weight distribution for you.
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  • Weight Distribution System for a Boat Trailer with Surge Brakes
    There is a way to use weight distribution on a boat trailer with surge brakes. First, you will need to contact the trailer manufacturer to determine if the trailer frame can be used with weight distribution. Not all boat trailer frames, especially aluminum frames, can be used with weight distribution. The trailer tongue weight is probably in the neighborhood of 700 pounds (10 percent of the gross trailer weight) but you have to add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of...
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