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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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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. Great 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 or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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

Item # RP66560

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (227 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.


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.

Allen K.


The hitch is still performing well, but the bar covers continue to concern me.


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.


Works great! Fairly straightforward installation and easy to use. We use this on our F250 pulling a 31ft travel trailer weighing about 8500 fully loaded. No issues so far after a year.


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.



Used the hitch for a year now and still going strong!!!


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.


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 $$.


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


Provides great stabilization, I have never felt a bit of sway. Bars need to be lubricated every time where they rub on the head or they make a ton of noise when making low speed turns. Also have had to tighten the pads on the frame multiple times they seem to loosen up. Other than that I’ve been very happy with the system.



Still need to tighten pads a lot. Only uses rear pads and that pad has crumbled quite a bit. Used a heavier duty grease on the bars where they move on the head and it seems to cut down the noise and having to do it every time.


Product looks great. However we mistakenly bought too large of a weight distributer and won’t be able to use it. Completely our fault as the website provides plenty of tools to help us locate the correct size (it was a gift for my husband and I had the wrong specs). Only complaint is the boxes and instructions were pretty mangled and some of the parts looked like they had been installed and returned as they were bent. otherwise super fast shipping and everything looks heavy duty and well made. If we had a bigger rv it would be perfect. Our tongue weight is lower (around 550-600) and based on what we read that was going to cause a bouncy stiff ride. We have a Toyota tacoma and a Starcraft autumn ridge 17rd.

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Sierra K.


Customer Service will reach out to you. I recommend this system as it is more suited for your needs, but still has the Sway Control feature: item # FA92-00-0800.


ettrailer recommended this hitch for my Silverado 1500 HD. It exceeds the trucks capacity, so it provides a level of confidence that I was looking for. The height adjustment, along with ball angle adjustment allow the tuning flexibility needed to get a perfect set-up. I use these adjustments in conjunction with an etrailer tongue weight scale. After a very bad experience with the wrong hitch & tongue weight set-up, my rig is now dialed in and absolutely no sway, level towing is the result. The load distribution feature really plants the truck.

by: 01/10/2023

Actually, I have had the product for more than 3 years. It Reese Stedi Flex has done everything promised and has done it well. Two things to note though; 1) The truck side fixtures are heavy and 2) the hitch is noisy while traveling and low speed maneuvering. It squawks and groans alot. But again, the system works fine for me.


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..



Great and easy to use hitch that I’ve put 30k on so far without issues…


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.

Jeff H.


Still working and performing flawlessly.


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.



Hitch is still doing a solid job after one year! I have set it up to a new vehicle for out 30’ travel trailer and it still creaks some, but is great a distributing weight and preventing swaying! Still happy w this purchase!!


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!

Kevin P.


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.


Well I can’t tell yo what I think because I havnt been able to put it together
The box showed up a little bear up but I expected that, but when took out all the parts all I has wAs the head unit for the ball, the sway bars and the two trailer brackets…it was missing ALL the parts to put it together!
I’ve been working with customer service however I was miss g so many parts that they needed to email me an Installation manual to inventory what I am missing…I have been working with customer service the past couple of weeks and still no resolution…I have really disappointed so far that’s why I’m leaving a 1 star…will amend once I get the parts and to close this is a matter of urgency because I have to take a cross country trip mid May
Thank you

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.


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.

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Heather A.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Very nice hitch-towing a 30ft Airstream no sway and easy load leveling! Don’t make the leveling bars too tight or it’ll chip the friction pads!


First time using etrailer. Ordered hitch and was delivered in 2 days. Very quick.
Box was opened and re closed prior to getting to my home. All the large parts were in the box but the small parts, nuts, bolts, washers and pins were missing for assembly. Contacted etrailer and their customer service jumped right on it.
Kudos to Ahren J at Etrailer for the quick fix.
They got the vendor to overnight the missing parts. Used the hitch for the first time pulling a 32 foot travel trailer from NC to Indy. Lots of hills and moderate rain all weekend. Great hitch with weight dist/anti sway. Best hitch I have used.


This equalizer/anti-sway hitch was a tremendous improvement over the Pro-Series that I previously used. This greatest advantage was the ability to drop the hitch 4" over the 3" drop of the Pro. This put less pressure on the bars to place them into the slide brackets with the tool. I was not trying to pull the truck down to make it level.

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    For your pole tongue trailer, I recommend the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems # RP58393 as long as the trailer manufacturer allows weight distribution systems on the aluminum frame. I've attached the dimensions to assist so you can ensure a fit for your trailer jack. Then based on your GVWR, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion # RP66560 which will work with total loaded tongue weights between 600 and 1200 lbs....
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  • Weight Distribution for 5,000 lb Trailer and Brake Controller Recommendation 2012 Chevy Silverado
    I looked up the towing capacity of your 2012 Silverado 1500 with a 6.0 that is Flex Fuel compatible and it looks like it has a capacity of 10,200 lbs so a 5,000 lb camper would be no problem at all. 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...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for 2012 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi W/4 Lift and 7,500 lb Travel Trailer
    You will be okay with a 7,500 lb travel trailer with an appropriate weight distribution system based on the numbers you gave. Because you don't know what trailer you will be getting yet, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66560 is a great option because the total tongue weight range of this system is 600 to 1200 lbs which is a broader range than most. The total tongue weight is the loaded trailer tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle...
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  • Which Weight Distribution and Sway Control System is Best for a 32 Foot Travel Trailer 7,000 Pounds
    Weight distribution systems have a tongue weight range, essentially the spring bar effective window. When selecting a system, you want your loaded tongue weight to fall within that window. If the tongue weight is more, the spring bars will be ineffective and could bend or break. If the tongue weight is below that window, you will have a very stiff ride and could even end up losing traction on the rear vehicle wheels. I will make some recommendations based on your 800/7000 figures. If this...
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  • Can the Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long Be Used for a 5,000 Lb Boat
    The Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver 14" Long part # HE12 as with any hitch extender will reduce the towing weight capacity of the vehicle. The amount at which the weight capacity is reduced will be 1/3 of the capacity or 3,500 lbs, whichever is lower. For example, if the vehicle is rated to tow 5,000 lbs then the new towing weigh capacity while using the extender is around 1,666 lbs. In regards to tongue weight which is the downward force on the receiver tube, this will be...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Setup for a 2014 Ford F-150 Pulling a 7,000 Pound Trailer
    As you referenced, your truck is sprung heavy in the rear compared to the front. Once you setup a weight distribution system, most likely your truck will still be higher in the rear. Measure each wheel well (front and rear) prior to setting up a weight distribution system and again after. If the measurement is more than an 1-1/2 up or down of your original measurement, then you will adjust the weight distribution system according to the directions. Tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2005 Chevy Silverado with 24 Pace Trailer
    Ideally, you want the Total Tongue Weight of the trailer (TTW, which includes the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer PLUS the weight of any gear in the truck bed behind the rear axle) to fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system you choose. We offer one system with integrated sway control that has an effective range of 1000-1700 lbs, which would be the Reese Strait-Line, part # RP66075. This system is only compatible with 2-1/2...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Ford F-150 and 6,318 Pound Travel Trailer
    The 800 pound would definitely NOT be enough since it tops out at 800 pounds tongue weight. The 1,200 pound system # RP66560 is actually perfect because it is rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds tongue weight and the 840 pounds is right in the middle of that range which is exactly where you want it. The RP66560 system comes with everything except a ball. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # 19286. I have linked some helpful links on tongue weight and weight distribution for you.
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  • Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control for 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing 26 Surveyor Travel Trailer
    To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the cargo area of your GC behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures comprise the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution...
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  • Mobile Shop Inside V-Nose Trailer Sways and Bounces
    The best defense against trailer sway and the bouncing issue is going to be proper loading of the trailer. First, the tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. It sounds like the tongue weight is too low. To increase the tongue weight you can move some weight towards the front of the trailer. The weight left to right is also uneven enough that it could cause some problems including uneven tire wear. Balancing out the weight left to right more equally will help...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control for 1998 38 Foot Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer
    A 38 foot travel trailer will without a doubt be susceptible to crosswinds and turbulence from oncoming and passing traffic. A friction sway control like # 83660 is what I would refer to as an entry-level solution that works best for trailers 25 feet long or shorter that experience minor sway. Due to the length of the travel trailer, I believe a weight distribution/sway control combination would work best for your needs. The system would be matched to the trailer, and could be used with...
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  • Would Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System RP66560 Work With 960 lb Tongue Weight Trailer
    Yes, if your tongue weight is 960 lbs dry the Reese Steadi-Flex System part # RP66560 would be perfect for you as it has a tongue weight range of 800-1,200 lbs and your tongue weight falls right in the middle of that which is ideal when picking out a WD system. If your loaded tongue weight exceeds that then you may need a higher rated system. Keep in mind the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle counts as tongue weight as well. The part # RP66561 would be for 800-1,400 lbs tongue weight. For...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 5,500 Pound Trailer
    If you use a weight distribution system rated higher than the total tongue weight then the system will not be effective at distributing the weight and will make for a very stiff ride. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For a tongue weight of...
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