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Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW

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Weight Distribution Hitch RP66561 - Prevents Sway - Reese
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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  • Don't want to have waste time with difficult, outdated adjustment methods during setup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 700 lbs – 1,400 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 - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW part number RP66561 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 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.


  • 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: 700 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 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:
    • 9-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8-3/4" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 14-1/4" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 2-1/4"
    • Overall height: 10-1/2"
    • 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

System Head

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.

66561 Reese Steady Flex Heavy Duty Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Item # RP66561

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Customer Reviews

Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW - RP66561

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.

- RP66561

Works good, really makes pulling my 32’ enclosed trailer a more pleasurable experience. One of the brake pads sheared off the backing plate, I called Reese and they sent 4 new pads. It took a couple of months for them to get to me. All in all, i’m Pleased with this hitch.

One year later, and it is still working good.
Will S - 02/24/2021

- RP66561

Greater capacity then my current round bar type. The round bars on mine keep falling out and I decided to get another type with higher capacity. You can not go wrong with etrailer.com.

Love this new hitch. It has a built in sway control. Way easier to put on and take off. Get yourself one.
Randy - 08/01/2020

- RP66561

I haven’t had any issues with this hitch

- RP66561

I have always towed my trailers with my Ram 2500 on just the ball hitch, recently we decided to take a trip that involved a lot of highway travel and I thought I might like to have some sway control. After comparing many different types of sway controls I found this to be the most simple and efficient. We traveled several thousand miles with out any sway problems at speeds up to 80 mph. This product works exceptionally well and was very easy to install and store. I had no trouble with tight turns or backing up. I would recommend this hitch for anyone who intends to tow a large trailer on a major highway next to large trucks. Awesome hitch, you won't be disappointed.

Still working, great product
Ray - 07/17/2019

- RP66561

I got this particular Load Distributing / anti sway hitch for my 2016 Jayco Octane 222 toyhauler because it was one that would fit on the tongue with the rack. This Year of the 222 has a large rack behind the propane tanks that holds a generator and 2 batteries. This makes the space avail for the brackets that fit on the trailer frame / tongue a bit small/narrow, and the distance from the ball to these brackets is not very adjustable. I think it was about 27 inches. This Hitch has worked FANTASTIC. The drop shaft is VERY adjustable, and the ball angle is VERY adjustable. Trailer pulls fantastic no issues with sway. The Jayco Octane 222 is not a terribly large trailer, but even in windy conditions minimal mvt from the trailer. The one downside is the shank and ball portion of the hitch are heavy. The sway/load dist bars come of easily with a pin, so it makes moving the hitch easier, but she's got some mass. I would recommend this hitch, and I think if we ever sell our current trailer, I'll keep this hitch for the next one.

- RP66561

I purchased a Reese Load Distribution Hitch #RP665161 from etrailer. The hitch was delivered as promised within a week. I have assembled the unit in my garage and will install it next week when my 29 ft. toy hauler trailer arrives. It appears to be very well made and very sturdy as advertised. It arrived with all the parts and pieces in good condition and the price was very fair. I will write another review after installation as to how well this hitch performs. I am very satisfied with etrailer and their service. Paul P.

- RP66561

I am pulling a 35 foot travel trailer with a Ford F250 diesel single rear wheels. I like it. I usually drive about 65 mph. Most of the time I don't even feel the 18 wheelers. Once I got it adjusted it is easy to hook up. I had a good experience dealing with the people at etrailer. So I am a happy camper.

- RP66561

I can't review the actual use yet since I do not have the trailer yet, however I can review the purchase and delivery. I purchased on a wed evening, needing it for a Monday pickup of my trailer. The standard free delivery stated Monday before 8pm and I was afraid that would be too late, so I paid for 3 day knowing I could at least intercept at UPS and pickup at UPS location. UPS delivered on Saturday so no need. The box was extremely beat up with one flap open. I was afraid a part might have slipped out. I just inventoried every part against the packing list and all is there, The box is extremely heavy weighing about 90 lbs. I took pictures of the box and contents in case I had to claim a missing part but all looks good. If I can edit this review after I pick up my trailer, I will. I am giving 5 star for etrailer shipping and UPS delivery, As a former UPSer I know a box this heavy is bound to be beat up. The packing was really not sufficient to keep the integrity of the box. the contents slipped around loose, I believe that is the manufacturer's lack of proper packing and nothing with etrailer.

- RP66561

Very heavy duty. Well made and easy to assemble. It “groans” a bit in tight turns until you shoot the trunnion bars with lube at the hutch end. Otherwise a really nice piece of equipment for the price. Does a terrific job stopping bounce and sway.

- RP66561

The hitch works great the only downfall is the break pads come loose from there mounts.

- RP66561

Very happy with performance of this setup. Easy to setup, easy to hookup and QUIET!

- RP66561

Reese did a great job with this design. The installation took a little trial and error to get adjusted correctly but once I was satisfied with the install we took it out on the road and it worked like a dream.

- RP66561

it was the right part, fast shipping, fair price, I always shop e-trailer.

- RP66561

No issues with this product. Using it all the time and works great.

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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!!!
Tommy - 07/12/2020

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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.

- RP66558

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

This has been a lifesaver for our Jeep Cherokee (non-Grand) towing a 4k# trailer. Prior to this, towing felt sketchy above 50 and downright unsafe above 70. With this, things feel secure at any speed. Just remember to take the bars off if you're doing any sort of off-roading. I really only have 2 gripes, hence the 4-star review: 1. The pins connecting the trunnions tend to spin a bit while driving, which can result in the cotter pin getting mangled. I had to buy a bolt cutter to remove one once and now carry them and spare cotter pins as a result. I'm very careful to always align the pins with the bars but it doesn't stay that way. It seems they could improve the design. 2. The pins tend to wear with sharp edges, making inserting and removing them very difficulty. I've already had to file the edges down once and expect to have to do it every season or so. Both of these are very manageable, though, and are a small price to pay for the increased safety and comfort while towing.

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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 $$.

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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.

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

- RP66558

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

WOW! I have a Lance 1995 24 foot trailer that was balanced but swayed above 55 mph. I researched the solution on this site and based on everything suggested I purchased the Reese Steadi-Flex. I formerly had a Husky round bar unit that did not address the issue. The order had a minor delay so I was contacted by etrailer. They gave me options but assured me what I bought was the best. So I waited. Glad I did. I cannot believe the difference. There is absolutely no sway whatsoever with this unit. After a long drive on Hwy 99 I found the speed had crept up to 70! Oops. Still in perfect control. Had I done this before I would have wound up in a ditch! This thing is literally a life saver and I am no longer worried when I have to tow with it. Super cudos for staff at etrailer. You have my business from here on out. Also I want to comment on the complaint about the bars being heavy. Not so. I am sixty eight and recently damaged both thumbs so my lifting is limited. (btw, old guys SHOULD NOT use a jackhammer!) The old round bar Husky was heavy, these straight steel bars are not. Much easier to set this unit up. I will never drive with my trailer again without the Steadi-Flex. Thanks etrailer!

- RP66559

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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.

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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.

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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

- RP66560

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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..

- RP66559

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch

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.

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    For your pole-tongue boat trailer, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution with Sway Control # RP66561. To fit this weight distribution system to your trailer, you will want the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems # RP58393. The Reese system uses spring-bar hangers with integrated friction pads to help reduce trailer sway. The trunnion bars help distribute the load of the trailer while providing better ground clearance than more traditional-style round...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Toy Hauler With 1,012 lb Tongue Weight
    For your new toy hauler with 1,012 lb tongue weight, I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 14K GTW, 1.4K TW # RP66561. This system is rated for a total tongue weight (total loaded trailer tongue weight and cargo weight behind rear axle) between 700 and 1400 lbs. This system has clamp on brackets and uses trunnion bars along with automotive grade friction material for sway control. For a hitch ball, I recommend the 2-5/16 inch # 19286. Your...
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  • Weight Distribution and Powered jack Recommendations for a Trailer with 1,100 Pounds Tongue Weight
    When choosing a weight distribution system you will want your trailer tongue weight, when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, to be near the middle of the system range. For a tongue weight of 1,100 pounds, you would want to go with # RP66561, 700 to 1,400 pounds tongue weight capacity. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # 63840. I have included a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for you. For a jack,...
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  • Comparing the 1,400 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66561 and the 1,200 lb Steadi-Flex # RP66560 WD Systems
    That is an excellent question. When you are trying to determine what Weight Distribution (WD) system to use, you need to add the Tongue Weight (TW) of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer, and any weight that is behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The best way to figure this out is to load everything up as if you were getting ready to go on a trip and then choose a WD system based off of that. Another thing to keep in mind is that you want the TW of your loaded trailer plus the...
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  • Will the Reese Steadi-Flex System Fit a Jayco Eagle HT 272RBO With Top Mounted Coupler
    Yes, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System part # RP66561 can be returned if there is an issue with your top mounted coupler but you would be responsible for return shipping. That said, we have had several customers use the Reese Steadi-Flex on a Jayco trailer with top mounted coupler so we can confirm you will not have clearance issues. If you take a look at the attached review you will see a customer who uses this very same system on a 2016 Jayco Octane Super Lite which has...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Enclosed Car Trailer With 910 lbs of Tongue Weight
    Given the 910 lb as-towed tongue weight figure you kindly provided, the Reese Steadi-Flex, part # RP66561 is exactly what you need. The system is designed for trailer tongue weights ranging from 700-1400 lbs, which places your trailer's tongue weight right about dead center in the effective range, which is exactly where you want it. Because it isn't a chain-suspended system, you can back the trailer with the bars in place, but if you're making a very sharp turn while backing where there's...
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  • Will Weight Distribution and Sway Control Help a 2007 Toyota Sequoia tow 3100 lb Boat Trailer
    Anytime your overall trailer weight is more than 50 percent of the total capacity of the tow vehicle weight distribution is recommended. Since your boat empty is close to that I would imagine that you would benefit using weight distribution. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider is the loaded tongue weight of the setup. Check out the FAQ article I attached that shows how to determine this. It is very important that you determine this when...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For 2006 Ford F-350 With Lift Kit Towing Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of the trailer you are planning on towing. Since you plan on towing a trailer that size I recommend using a weight distribution system with sway control. This would keep the trailer level and the sway control will help keep the trailer steady on the road when passing large trucks and in high winds. The most important thing you need to know when selecting a WD system is the tongue weight and also the trailer weight. Tongue weight is the tongue weight of the trailer...
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  • Are Popping and Creaking Noises When Using a Weight Distribution System Okay
    Sounds like you have a friction sway control weight distribution (WD) system like the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 or the Equal-i-zer # EQ37140ET. Pretty much all sway control setups use friction and that's what those loud popping and creaking noises are. They can seem a bit alarming but it's very normal and you actually don't want to grease them because then they won't be able to have that friction to help with trailer sway. It is definitely okay to use a WD that is rated higher than...
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  • Installing a Weight Distribution System on a Trailer with a Bottom Mount Coupler
    I believe the problem you are experiencing is due to the fact that the trailer has a bottom-mount coupler. You will need to have the weight distribution shank in the drop position with the head low and probably tilted towards the trailer in order to get the proper height for your trailer. The spring bars should be close to being parallel with the trailer frame. If you make these adjustments and the system still is not properly mounted, this weight distribution system probably is not...
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  • Is There a Reese Weight Distribution System That is Compatible with Surge Brakes on a Boat Trailer
    There are weight distribution systems available that are compatible with trailers that have surge brakes. When selecting a weight distribution system, you want one that will want to match the Gross Tongue Weight (GTW) of the trailer to the tongue weight capacity of the weight distribution system you choose. The tongue weight of the trailer should be weighed when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. If your trailer tongue weight is 1000 lbs or higher with the boat fully loaded and ready...
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity for 2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500 for Weight Distribution
    Sounds like you may be asking what the tongue weight capacity is for your 2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500. From the research I did it looks like your vehicle has an 1,100 lb tongue weight capacity. But I recommend you check the owners manual of your vehicle to confirm this. If you are looking for a weight distribution recommendation you will need to know the tongue weight of your trailer. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of...
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  • Can the Equal-i-zer Shank Be Used With the Reese Steadi-Flex 14K WD System
    Yes, you can use the Equal-i-zer weight distribution shank # EQ90-02-4700 with the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561 that you have. This shank is rated for up to 14,000 lbs so it doesn't take away from the use of the Steadi-Flex. Review videos have been linked for you to check out.
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  • Recommended WD Hitch for a 7,800-lb GVW Trailer
    When you choose a WD system you want to choose one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of; too heavy and the ride will be stiff but too light and you won't even know the WD system is installed. You can find your TTW by adding the the TW of the fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2011 Silverado. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have...
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  • Does The Weight Of an ATV in the Bed of a Truck Count as Tongue Weight for WD Systems
    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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. So if just the rear axle of your ATV is behind the rear axle of your truck you would want to consider half of the weight of the ATV as tongue weight. So an additional 300 lbs...
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  • Weight Distribution System for a 2006 GMC Yukon Towing a Travel Trailer
    From the figures you have given me, I am going to figure that when loaded, the tongue weight of your trailer will run around 1000 lbs, which will fall right in between 10 and 15 percent of the trailer weight. This weight figure will also account for any cargo in your Yukon that is loaded behind the rear axle. It is this figure I am going to use to base my recommendation. I would go with the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution, # RP66561, that you have referenced. The main benefit...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Trailers With Surge or Electric Over Hydraulic Brakes
    It is important to know the exact tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo that is loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle when choosing a weight distribution system. You will want to choose a system that can handle the tongue weight of your towing setup. I have attached a link to an FAQ article on how to determine your tongue weight. I have attached a link to our weight distribution systems that are compatible with both surge brakes, and electric over hydraulic...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2014 Toyota Tundra Towing 36-Ft Camper
    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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