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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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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  • Don't want to have waste time with difficult, outdated adjustment methods during setup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 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Reese Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Reese
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Prevents Sway
  • Includes Shank
  • 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: 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
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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

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   (161 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
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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. 638561



- RP66561
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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. 542540


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

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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. 757518



- RP66561
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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. 708208



- RP66561
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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. 679018


Comments
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

95981

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it was the right part, fast shipping, fair price, I always shop e-trailer. 628959



- RP66561
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Very happy with performance of this setup. Easy to setup, easy to hookup and QUIET! 625391



- RP66561
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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. 560987



- RP66561
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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. 544606



- RP66561
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The hitch works great the only downfall is the break pads come loose from there mounts. 513324



- RP66561
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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. 452149



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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. 440196



- RP66561
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No issues with this product. Using it all the time and works great. 419758



- RP66559
by:

Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


The item arrived with a large hole in the box. One of the pieces to the hitch was missing. I called up etrailer and spoke with Noah and he was great. I had the part in 2 days. Thank you etrailer for wonderful customer service!!!! 641773



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


easy to install and can back up with this hitch 405982


Comments
great
jim c - 07/15/2018

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- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Awesome product!! Even better service specially after the purchase when parts were missing. The staff at etrailer took care of it immediately! 612976



- 66557
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Works great. I tow a 3,500 lb bayside pop up camper with my 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. Without the weight distribution and sway bars the system would be unsafe to tow at freeway speeds. With the system it is solid and I have felt comfortable even on winding mountain roads. Installation was straight forward and took 1-2 hours. I would absolutely get a system like this that is backup capable. The brake pad material is holding up well after 1 year. 505033



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


This product works very well, I have used several different types of distribution systems in the past. The integrated sway and weight distribution saves time and effort. Once set up into place there is no sway and the distribution really helps to make pulling our camper much more pleasant. 638372



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Thanks for the technical help and advise on selecting the proper hitch for my application. The hitch arrived on the date you promised-thank you again. It came in what appeared to have been a box at one time (lol) completely destroyed and open. Thankfully all parts appear to be there. I am very happy with the quality of the Reese Steady Flex hitch RP66559 and look forward to many years of towing. E-Trailer is anyones BEST on line source for your equipment needs. Thanks very much- Bob Sac 290567



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I installed this hitch while my trailer was in winter storage. The instructions were very good, and it was not difficult to install. A few weeks ago I got the trailer out of storage and was able to verify the measurements of the setup were exactly correct. I then towed my 25 foot travel trailer more than 2000 miles and could not be happier with the ease of hookup, unhooking and towing. The weight distribution was perfect and sway control was much better than with the old pro-style chain and torsion bar system I had used for about 30 years. I wanted a hitch that required less physical exertion to hookup and unhook, and I wanted better sway control. This hitch is the answer. It makes some noise at slow speeds, sometimes sounding almost like a horn or a low-pitched squeal, but I believe it is less noisy than other similar products, and it less noisy than my old system. I bought this hitch after doing considerable research, then talking with a very helpful salesperson at etrailer. When I called back with a followup question a couple of hours after I placed the order, I talked with a different salesperson who was equally as helpful. I received the hitch within days of the order. I then sent an email to etrailer with a question. Within about a day, they replied with a message from the manufacturer that answered my question. Over the years, I have purchased several items from etrailer and have always been pleased with their service. I strongly recommend this Reese Steadi-Flex hitch and etrailer. 489150



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I purchased the Reese Steadi-Flex WD w/ sway control system about a year ago. I towed my 6500# 31ft camper on 18 trips covering over 3200 miles. The hitch performs flawlessly, its easy to install, and easy on/off. The connection process only takes a few minutes and a few people that have helped me hitch or unhitch the camper have commented on the hitch about how easy it is to use. The brake pad material has flaked off a bit, but I don't see this as a flaw, rather as a function of the design. Again, the hitch is fantastic and allows the camper to tow like a dream with my 2013 F150 Super Cab. I would recommend this hitch to anyone. 608642



- RP66560
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Product worked perfectly 691249



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


I Read the manual twice and was able to install the hitch without any problems. All the parts went together great. The hitch grip carrying tool came in handy. Im 74 years old and weigh only 150lb. so I would highly recommend the hitch grip if you plan to buy a hitch for WD with sway correction. In the future if I need a truck or camper item I will check first to see if E-trailer has the part, if they have it that's who I wii purchase it from. E-trailer shipped my parts to me fast-had a great savings in cost and provided me with more information about the items than any other company ever did. I also give E-trailer 5 stars. I hope this review helps you decide on your items. 613743



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Fast delivery, easy, straightforward installation and setup. This is a nice hitch! My only gripe is that it can't be ordered without the shank, which was too short to let me open my F150 tailgate and had way too much drop, which would have required cutting off. (Luckily a friend had a longer shank with less drop and we were able to swap.) 548206



- RP66559
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Review from a similar Steadi-Flex in Weight Distribution Hitch


Easy to install. No sway. Easy hookup and disconnect . Love being able to back up without unhooking the bars. I get positive impressions from fellow campers. You need to lmprove packaging. It arrived in a jumble of torn up cardboard and parts. Fortunately all the parts were thier. 480037


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    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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  • Comparing Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Systems
    The Reese Steadi-Flex system # RP66561 was introduced last year so there are not a lot of reviews available yet. The system works really well to help prevent sway with the sway control built into the head and the brackets. Some of the features like the adjustable head makes this system attractive. This system is designed for tongue weight between 700 and 1,400-lbs. The hitch ball is sold separately for this system. For a 2-inch ball I recommend part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball I recommend...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-250 Towing a 24 Foot, 14,000 Pound Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when loaded and ready to tow. When calculating tongue weight you will also need to factor in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck. For example if you are towing at the maximum of your truck at 12,500 pounds, and tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of gross trailer weight, that would put the tongue weight between...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 8 or 10 Inch Frame
    I spoke with my contact at Reese and the Reese Weight Distribution with Sway Control # RP66561, will only fit frames up to 6 inches and there is no bracket available that will allow it to fit a larger frame. I recommend going with the Reese weight distribution system # RP66131 and shank # RP63971. This system is also rated for 15000 lbs and will fit 8 or 10 inch frames. To help reduce sway you can add Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control # RP26002. For install details and...
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  • Installing Hitch Ball On Reese SC Weight Distribution System
    The installation of a the hitch ball on the Reese SC Weight Distribution system is best done with a socket on a torque wrench. The installation instructions for the Reese SC # RP66561 state to torque the hitch ball to 450 ft-lbs.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 200 Ford F-150 and 8,000 Pound Travel Trailer
    The type of weight distribution that has brackets mounted on the frame and does not use chains is what is called a friction system because it uses friction style sway control. A chain system would use dual-cam sway control. The systems are just different designs like you have said. When choosing a system you want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the total tongue weight of the trailer, loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of anything loaded behind the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer With Frame Channel Close to Coupler
    Looks like the frame channel of your trailer would interfere with the base of the Steadi-Flex # RP66561 since it has such a wide base. You'd need to go with a weight distribution system that wouldn't interfere with that like the Reese Strait Line part # RP66084 which is rated similarly and actually has a much nicer sway control system. This kit has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lb. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 9,500 Pound Pole-Tongue Boat Trailer
    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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  • 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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  • Which Reese Weight Distribution System for Outdoors RV 21TRX Toy Hauler
    If your max tongue weight when loaded is going to be 925 lbs the part # RP66560 would be the best option. Ideally your loaded tongue weight falls right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The # RP66560 has a range of 600-1,200 lbs which would be perfect for what you have. The other option I would recommend is the Strait Line part # RP66084 which features a better sway control (same tongue weight range) which works to prevent sway instead of just minimize...
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