Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW

Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 600 lbs
  • Pro Series
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Does Not Allow Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Reduces Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Bar Style
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Pro Series Weight Distribution - PS49902

Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes tongue weight to the axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Friction sway control reduces sway caused by winds, curving roads and sudden maneuvers
    • Adjustable tension lets you create the perfect degree of control and resistance
    • Integrated handle engages and disengages the system
    • Removable - just release 2 spring locking pins
  • Round, forged steel spring bars are tapered for superior flexibility
    • Bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt of head and system is achieved by adding washers to a rivet inside the weight-distribution head
  • Solid steel shank is powder coated for rust protection
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, lift brackets, round bars, lift chains, pin and clip, friction sway control, 2-5/16" hitch ball and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 550 to 750 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with a weight-distribution system
  • Shank length: 12-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Lift bracket width: 5"
    • Lift brackets are centered on trailer frame 30" from center of hitch ball
  • Hitch ball dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2-5/16"
    • Shank length: 2-1/2"
    • Shank diameter: 1-1/4"
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ PS49902Optional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball
  • Additional Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Note: This weight-distribution system cannot be used on trailers with surge brakes. The sway control must be removed when you are going in reverse.


Pro Series Weight Distribution diagram

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.



Unique Features of Pro Series Round-Bar Weight Distribution

Pro Series Weight Distribution adjustable head from top and side

To adjust your weight-distribution head assembly to the correct angle, insert the included rivet and up to 8 washers into a 1/2-inch hole in the "U" on your head assembly. Use the smallest number of washers necessary to achieve the correct downward angle for the spring bars. Each washer lowers the chain ends of your spring bars by approximately 1-1/2 inches. Once the correct angle is reached, use the included bolts, serrated washers and nuts to lock the unit into place.


Pro Series Weight Distribution round spring bar locking devices

The round spring bars of this system slide up into the weight-distribution head and are secured with built-in, spring-bar locking devices for quick, easy installation. With a tapered design and forged steel construction, these bars flex to ensure a smooth, controlled ride for both your tow vehicle and your trailer.


Friction Sway Control

Pro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on trailer framePro Series Weight Distribution friction sway control installation on hitch head

The integrated friction-style sway control of the Pro Series system reduces trailer sway caused by winds, winding roads and sudden maneuvers. As soon as your trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads inside the unit touch one another and create resistance to help prevent further side-to-side movement. To install, simply bolt the sway-control ball plate to the A-frame of your trailer and attach the other end to the included ball, which mounts on the head of your weight-distribution hitch - drilling required. The ball plate mounts to the side of the trailer frame so it will not interfere with gas tanks, toolboxes or generators.



49902 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW



PS49902 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details PS49902 Installation instructions

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Video of Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Pro Series Weight Distribution System Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

Today on this 2004 Ford F150 Super Cab, we're going to install Part number PS49902. This is a Pro Series weight distribution system with friction sway control. To start off, we need our truck and trailer in a straight line, but separated. We'll go ahead and take a few measurements. First off, we want to make sure our trailer is level. Once you know you have your trailer level, we'll go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the coupler. This is about 24 inches.

At every truck and trailer combination, this measurement is going to be different. Going to our truck, we want to get a measurement from the ground to top of the fender well. This case will be about 40 inches. We'll go to the front of our truck. It's about 37 inches. We can go ahead and put our parts together.

First, we'll put our hitch bar into the hitch of the truck then install a pin and clip. I'll start working with our head assembly. It's a good idea to make sure that this bolt right here is around all the way flush with the bottom. We install this rivet and these flat washers. These are hardened washers. It comes with 7 so for an initial set up, go ahead and put them all into place.

This will fit in this hole right here. Remember, our trailer hitch height is about 24 inches. When you install the head assembly onto the hitch bar, we want our bar about roughly 3/4 to one inch higher up. This won't always be exact, but try to get as close to one inch as possible. We'll take our bolt, put it through the hitch head, and through the hitch bar to hold it in place. We'll tilt it up and see how close we get to our 23 inches.

We're a little short so we'll go up one hole. It'll probably be a little bit over the one inch mark, but, like I said, it won't be exact. About as close as we can get on the top of the ball here. We'll install our top bolt with a large inaudible 00:02:10 with the teeth always facing towards it for the head assembly. That'll be on both sides. We'll loosely put our nuts into place, then we'll tighten up this bolt on the bottom here to set the tilt. Use a 15/16 socket to tighten down this bolt right here. This will tilt the head back up and take up all the slack. At this point, we'll hook up our truck to our trailer. Now, we'll install a spring bar. All this does is slip underneath the head assembly and clicks into place. We got our passenger side done. Let's do the same thing on the driver's side. Next, we'll install our chain hanger bracket. Make sure that this bolt is unthreaded. This is going to sit on top of the frame right here. On our trailer here, we've got the propane tanks. They're in the way. This is pretty common. We'll take the cover off and see how close we can get to the center the chain on the spring bar. We'll set into place and skew it as far forward as possible. We'll have it in a straight line with our spring bar. In this case, I think we're just going to make it. Once we're happy with the placement, we'll go ahead and tighten down this set screw here. After this meets the frame, we're going to turn the bolt about one quarter of a turn. We're done with our passenger side. Let's do the same thing on the driver's side. As you take it for a test drive, you always want to double check this. Sometimes these can back off or the whole thing moves a little bit. You may have to snug it down one more time. We'll do our initial hookup for our spring bar through spring brackets. To do that, it's always a good idea to lift the truck and trailer with the jack on the trailer. In this case, to make things faster and easier, we're using a floor jack. With this part of the chain hanger about horizontal, we'll put our chain up to it. When it's all said and done, you want a minimum of 5 links working on this. You may have one or two left over or even three, as long as you have a minimum of 5 links showing. Typically you won't put it on the very end here. To make our connection, you may have to jack it up a considerable distance to make it easier to chain up. Push the chain on your bracket. There's a little detent for a chain to fit into. Then with a pry bar, you snap it into place. Passenger side done, let's do the same to the other side. Everything hooked up, we'll take the weight off the chain and we'll remeasure our truck. Starting at the front of the truck, original measurement was about 37 inches. That stayed the same. That's pretty much what you want to aim for. Typically, you don't want the deflection any more than 1-1/2 inches. We're inside of that so it looks like we're okay. If we're measuring with two though, that would mean we have to use one more link on our weight distribution to put more tension on it and pick up more weight, one on each side. This also applies to the front wheel of the truck as well. If you actually lost measurement and it went down, that means you have too much tension on the weight distribution. That's why it's a good idea to stay at the original measurement on the front axle of a truck. I've moved the floor jack out of the way. One other thing you want to take a look for is make sure that spring bar is level with the bottom of your frame. You can have a little of deflection up or down as needed, but it shouldn't be at a severe angle going up towards the frame of the truck. This way, if you can get as level as possible, you have some leeway with your chain to add more tension or less tension. Once you're happy with everything the way it's sitting, we'll tighten down everything for good. From this case, we'll go take the weight off of our truck and trailer once again. We'll tighten down the two large bolts in the head assembly. If we had to make more adjustments like we need to raise the bars up or we need more tension and point the bars down, all we have to do is loosen up our head assembly and take out one or two washers at a time until we have the right height. This is the reason why I like to leave these bolts loose until we're completely done. I tighten down our hardware. We'll be using 1-1/8" socket end wrench. Once we have our bolts tightened down, we'll torque them down as specified in the instructions. We'll move on to our sway control. Starting from the separate hitch ball, we'll measure that as indicated in the instructions. In this case, it's going to be 24 inches. What I like to do is draw a straight line all the way down, double check our measurement, and then we'll line up the center of our ball with our mark right here. In this case, it's going to line up straight up against our bracket. You also want to make sure it's in a straight line with your sway control as well. Once we're satisfied with placement, we'll go ahead and mark the center of our holes. Once we're satisfied with the placement, we'll trace an outline then we'll drill our holes. It'll be a good idea also to clamp it in place. Once we have our sway control ball clamped into place, we'll use our 11/32 drill bit to find the center of our holes. We'll drill our pilot hole out, then install the hardware to help hold it in place. We'll use a self-starting bolt and a star washer. We'll run these into our frame. You can do it all with a ratchet as well. We're using a 9/16 socket. I like to tighten them down till they're just snug, maybe a quarter turn after. That'll be fine. We'll continue that same process for the remaining 4 holes. Now, we put on our sway control. Turn it to off and we can extend it out. We'll put it on the sway control ball and then the one in the back we just installed. We'll install the clips that'll hold it in place. In this case, our tanks are in the way so we've got to rotate a little bit to get access to the hole, then we can go and push it in place. Go ahead and turn it back on, then we'll put our tank cover back into place and modify it as needed to make sure everything fits. If you want to, you can notch this out to make it work, but since this is so light it might be worth taking off and on. Once we have everything set up, before we take off, we'll make sure we put in our safety pins for lift/lock brackets, one on each side. With everything fully assembled, we'll reinstall our safety chains, our electrical cable, and break away switch cable. We'll take it for a test drive. With that, that'll finish it for our install Part number PS49902. This is a Pro Series weight distribution system with friction sway control on our 2004 Ford F150 Super Cab. .


Customer Reviews

Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW - PS49902

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (101 Customer Reviews)

Featuring friction sway control, this weight-distribution system includes an adjustable shank, and its flexible, powder coated steel, round spring bars create a level ride for both your trailer and your tow vehicle. Fits 2" trailer hitches.

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I was surprised 100 lbs. could fit in such a small box. The packaging of this unit was amazing. This was even more sturdy than I thought it would be. The help I received from their CS rep saved me from buying the wrong hitch. Their videos are excellent and the instructions thorough. This was my second purchase from Etrailer and they had the best deals that I could find online. Free shipping and no tax(for me) made this a great buy. The quality of craftsmanship was excellent even though it came from China. GREAT BUY! 112254


Comments

Still doing great. I really like the way the torsion bars snap into place when you go to hook up the hitch.

Paul D - 01/12/2015

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I would have given it 5 stars if the installation instructions were more thorough. I watched the videos on the website and that made it easier. Everything was included for installation. Not many people will have 11/8" sockets which are necessary for the main bolts. I am going to drive it a while before deciding about the sway control. Our trailer only weighs 4500 # empty so should be fine behind a Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4. 523895



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Installed easy and made towing the trailwrsafer and easy to control. 574872



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Easy to hook up and tows great !!! 664239



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no issues. Works fine 1 year later. 663508



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have not installed yet - no damage - received product in 48 hours outstanding 660601



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Trailer hitch was well packaged and delivered quickly. High quality. Installed quickly. Plan on using it soon. As a side note, I just ordered another product that was priced at 1/3 of the cost on the big website that sells everything for the exact same product. Can't wait to get it. It is a connector/conversion set in order to use a portable grill with my RV. 633584



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I pull a 26' TT with a 2005 Chevy Tahoe Z71. I called Etrailer and the tech helped me decide on this WD system. It took me an hour or so to get it installed correctly, but it has worked great since day 1. I also got the sway bar and I can tell a huge difference with it. Great product and great service! 603861



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Used the sway control & load balancer for a 700 mile trip with a new-to-me trailer; all went smoothly! Great product, great shipping. Thanks! 563355



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Seems to be very high quality will known after the 4th of july will take trailer out for a trip this hitch was easy to assemble and set up would recommend it for any one looking for a load leveling trailer hitch shipped fast also 526575



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The WD system is doing what I wanted it for so far. I haven't had it on for very long but I can tell it made a huge difference. The sway control is still waiting for me to attach the mount but I think it'll be a-ok as well. 522323



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To date, this trailer hitch has performed flawlessly over approximately 5500 miles. It will be on the road again in a couple of weeks for a short trip up to Las Vegas to visit friends & celebrate our grandson's 21st birthday. I would recommend this hitch, or its bigger brother if your trailer is heavier, to anyone. It is currently used to tow our 25' Apex trailer. Sorry I don't have any pictures. 493235



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Hitch is great quality with super service to back it up 491332



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This is my second order from etrailer.com and I have had very great experiences. I highly recommend the for anyone’s trailer needs. 491105



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Very satisfied 483649



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This was our first experience with a pulling a camper. Everyone said we needed this. Bought it and it was easy to install with your very well made videos. This hitch works great. Since then i have purchased mirror extensions and a complete wiring harness. Your videos are great. Keep up the good work. I tell everyone to go here for any trailer needs. Thanks again 478213



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It is my first time hauling a trialer this size. The instructional video is fantastic made it easy to hook up, had it hooked up and driving home with our new trailer in less then an hour. 430771



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Product installed easy, looks to be heavy duty. I will find out in a few weeks when we take it on the road.etrailer has been a great company to order from. 425783



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I just got the WDHitch system installed today, but I haven't taken it for a test drive yet. Once I got the trailer on level ground it took me almost 2 hours to get it installed correctly, and I'm still not 100% sure I've done that. I will say that it would be helpful if the videos or product page included a section in the beginning outlining all the various tools you will need to do the job. He does mention some of them in the video, but not all. For instance - if there is a certain kind of drill/bit that will drill through the trailer metal better than others. Also the size of the rachet needed for the screws that mount the friction ball to the frame. He mentions it throughout the video, but it would be nice to have a checklist up front. Overall I am very pleased so far. 421059



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I have been using this for a year now. Once you have it setup correctly it is a great WD hitch. I have had no problems with it and I am sure I will be using it for many seasons! 361031



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Box real heavy 359129



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This product has worked very well for me. I originally ordered a hitch that was too heavy duty for my trailer. Etrailer was great and worked with me to make sure I got a new hitch that would work for my needs. No I have the product that I needed. Thanks! 338390



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i have used this weight distribution system time after time and would recommend it to anyone to get one. It makes your control so much better. 332482



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Very well presented on line for sale and all information about this product was accurate. Easy to install and use. 306006



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Everything worked great. The equel hitch video was a saver. No way i could have done it without video. 304902



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I have minimal use with the product since I purchased it, however, I have had absolutely no problems with it at all. It has performed perfectly in the few instances I have had to use it. I would have no issues with recommending it to a friend. 296481


Comments

Still working flawlessly! Well pleased with this product.

Pat - 09/19/2017

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After shopping around, reading and so forth, this was a great purchase. Perform's flawless! 293482



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I bought this unit a little over a year ago and it is great. I acquired a used camper that already had a similar set up. However the last owner never gave me the hitch portion of it so it was useless. It made me feel unsafe with my family in the truck so, I looked at RV stores and could not believe the prices they wanted for the setups they had. When I saw this one at this price I was sold. Camper does not swing from side to side like it was before. I don't have a picture of the setup but here we are in Maine using this unit. 24' camper over 3000 lbs a little over 9' tall with the AC on top. 285378



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Great product. Never used one before. Drove to Virginia from South Carolina and bought my first RV camper. I put it together in the parking lot and pulled the camper back to SC with no problems. I have been using it for a year now with absolutely no problems. 279016



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The self-leveling hitch showed up 4 days after I ordered it .was a lot heavier Duty then it looked followed the instructions in my truck sits a inch lower with a 7000 lb. rv trailer on it now. with no sway . By far the best bang for your buck 277028



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Ordered the hitch on Saturday afternoon and it arrived on Tuesday. I did pay the 3 day shipping price, but it was cheap and was well worth the $15. Hitch was packaged nicely and easy to follow directions. Will be using it this weekend and it works just great with my trailer. 274318



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Etrailer was great to deal with the video on the website showed how to install the load distribution bars it took me about 45 minutes to install it. I would highly recommend buying any RV products from etrailer.com 267995



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I was in a hurry for my new hitch! I ordered the one I wanted and was informed by email that they did not have that one in stock. A little while later a nice and extremely knowledgeable lady called me and started asking questions about my truck and the trailer that I intended to use the hitch on. She found me a hitch and shipped it fast. After watching the video on how to install the hitch it only took about an hour to install! The hitch worked perfectly 255020



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Arrived when expected and in good condition. Used the hitch for the first time and worked great. I did have the dealer perform the install but using the hitch was very easy. Very good product and no need to pay for the other hitches. The dealer even liked it alot and stated it was good. This is my 3rd purchase from etrailer and will continue. 254368



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My fourth time ordering products from etrailer, love the prices, the quality, and the fast shipping. The customer support is awsome! 251335



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Have installed and used the hitch-load leveler with my Nash 22 foot trailer and love the way it works. Product was great and the customer service outstanding. I will recommend this product and E-trailer to all my friends. Thank you. 251040



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I researched long time before pulling the trigger on this purchase. This is by far the BEST hitch you will find anywhere, and at a very good price. 250044



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Have taken 2 major vacations, 20,000 miles total in the past year. Unit installed fairly easily. The kit looked complicated but the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I was amazed how level the truck remained even after I hitched to the fully loaded trailer. Adding a power tongue jack made the hookup a breeze. Based on price and performance I would highly recommend this weight distribution kit. 247594



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Works as advertised. Pull a 30 foot camper. Controls the weight appropriately 243730



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Not offen we get exactly what we want, on said time, for said cost. What a great company with friendly service- I bet when things go wrong they make it right. 242415



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Excellent product, fast install, super fast shipping. Thanks Etrailer 239470


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Working great no issues what so ever. Fantastic service and product

Ethan - 03/13/2017

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Great business great product would buy from again 225419


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Still working great

Jarren p - 09/13/2016

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Once I figured it out and got it installed correctly it worked great. Read the instructions before starting. It made a world of difference getting down to the coast. 224895


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Still working great

KEVIN M - 09/16/2016

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Very easy installation! Watch the the video first. took maybe an hour. This works like a dream, hardly knew my 30 foot 7000 lb trailer was behind me. best investment i've made in a long time 224383



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Quite impressed with the quality. Made all the difference in the travel trailer's towing stability and peace of mind. Highly recommend this product. 218101


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Still riding strong!

Mark H - 08/15/2016

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It came on time and was easy to assemble. Wonderful product. Thanks. 214413



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Arrived quickly and in good shape. The box had seen better days but I didn't buy a box I bought a hitch. The instructions lack some clarity but the video on the web page is plenty of information. I haven't been able to road test it yet but I cant see why it wont function just fine. 202803



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Best price around. And fast shipping. I was surprised how fast i got this heavy package and shocked anyone could even lift it. Complete bumper hitch, stabilizer bars, ball. Will be ordering a electric lift so i dont have to crank it up. 202705



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Easy to put on works very will. Good instructions easy to follow. 202563



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I've had other equilizer hitches and this is almost identical ... EXCELLENT VALUE!! I must also say whatever hitch you choose Etrailer is absolutely a top notch e-commerce site ... all the care and efficiency we hope for when buying on line actually is found here (and no they didn't pay me for the comment - LOL) back to the hitch - it's awesome!! already used it today!! 200726


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  • First of all, thank you for your service. If is recommended to use a weight distribution (WD) system and sway control if your trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle. On bigger pickups you could probably get away without needing either but since you are using a 2007 Chevy Colorado I do recommend with having a device to combat rear sag in your pickup and trailer sway. Unless you will be making a really sharp turn to park your trailer you should be able to use...
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  • Pro Series Weight Distribution System w/ Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # PS49902 is very much under rated for the tongue weight of your trailer. Considering that your measured tongue weight is 1,044 without water and other things even the 1,200 pound system # PS49904 might not be enough once loaded and ready to tow. I recommend going to a 1,500 pound system such as Curt Weight Distribution System # C17333. The only other part needed is a ball. The ball you...
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  • Weight Distribution Installation for Pole Tongue Boat Trailer Towed by 2005 Ford F-150
  • Thank you for the photo of your truck and hitched boat trailer. There are a couple of things to keep in mind concerning tongue weights (TW) in your setup. First, typically a boat trailer can have low-ish TW due to the rear-positioned motor's weight lifting the trailer tongue. When placing tanks, toys and other items in the boat for transport you want to do so such that you can maintain a suitable amount of TW, 10 to 15-percent of the boat/trailer combined gross weight. Scale # 5780 makes...
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  • Which Pro Series Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Unloaded Tongue Weight 480 lb
  • Since your unloaded tongue weight is 480 lbs you'd pretty easily get over the 550 lb tongue weight capacity of the Pro Series WD system part # PS49901 which means you'd want the part # PS49902 instead which has a range of 550 to 750 lbs.
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  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and did see that it has a maximum trailer weight of 7,200 pounds. I just recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's manual, as it's possible that you have a different model. With this in mind, you can safely tow a 29 foot camper with a dry weight of around 5,500 pounds, assuming that the loaded weight does not creep over the Jeep's 7,200 pound limit. If you are worried about sway when...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Towing A Tent Trailer With A 2014 Town And Country Van
  • When choosing a weight distribution (WD) system, the tongue weight (TW) is most important when choosing a system. 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. When choosing a WD this is the formula that we use: Tongue Weight (for weight...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2015 Ford Expedition and 8,600 Pound Trailer
  • 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. A trailer that weighs 8,600 pounds max would have a tongue weight in the neighborhood of 860 to 1,290 pounds not counting anything behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For this weight I recommend Reese...
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  • Recommended Longer 2-1/2 Inch Shank for a Pro Series Weight Distribution System
  • The Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # C17132 will work with the Pro Series Weight Distribution System part # PS49902 so if this is what you need then you will be good to go. However, the 8" drop that the above offers is quite long and if you don't use all of this then the shank might limit your ground clearance. If you only need 6" per say of drop then I would go with the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4900 instead. In order to find out how much drop you need, simply...
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  • Weight Distribution System To Tow 4700 lb Trailer With Toyota Tacoma V6 With Tow Package
  • Based off of the truck weight rating information you have told me, as long as you stay under 650 lbs of tongue weight the truck is capable of towing the 4,700 lb trailer. Using a weight distribution system does not lower the tongue weight of the trailer but it does properly distribute the weight. The Fastway E2 Trunnion 6,000 lb system part # FA92-00-0600 is the perfect weight distribution system for your setup. The 6,000 lb system spring bars are rated for tongue weights between 250...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2004 Ford F-250 Towing 6,900 Pound Trailer
  • When choosing weight distribution you will want to go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to it the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck. For argument, lets say that you are towing the trailer and it weighs all of 6,900 pounds and there is nothing in the truck bed. The tongue weight, which is normally 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight, would be 690 to 1,035...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a Trailer with 270 lbs Dry Tongue Weight
  • The Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit # 49586 actually could very well be the correct fit for you. When you are choosing a Weight Distribution (WD) system you want to use one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup falls in the middle of. You can find your TTW by adding the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Nissan Xterra, like a cooler. Keep...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 560 lb Tongue Weight
  • I looked up the towing capacity of your 2007 Nissan Pathfinder and it appears to have a 6,000 lb towing capacity. Which a 4,140 lb trailer would have no problem with.The Pro Series Weight Distribution System part # PS49902 that you referenced would be a great option too since it has a tongue weight range of 550-750 lb and your tongue weight is 560 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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  • Why Do Some Weight Distribution Systems Allow Backing
  • The weight distribution systems that use a simple friction-bar for sway control, such as the Pro Series # PS49902, cannot be backed up until you either release the tension on that friction arm's hand control or simply disconnect it entirely. These simple friction devices can help with trailer sway because their friction works to stop the swaying motion of the trailer. Better weight distribution systems use other methods for sway control and sway prevention and these other systems (that...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2017 StarCraft Travel Trailer
  • The Pro Series # PS49902 system you mention likely has the necessary capacity for your needs, but utilizes a sway control system that's best for combatting minimal trailer sway. 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...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 22 FT Wolf Pup Trailer with 550 LB Tongue Weight
  • Thanks for the detailed information on your trailer! As you know a key component to choosing the correct weight distribution system is knowing the trailer's exact tongue weight. Tongue weight 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. The weight of the weight distribution system would not be included in the calculation. The ideal situation is to have...
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  • Backing Up Trailer While Using Pro Series Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control
  • Pro Series does not recommend that you back up your trailer while using the Pro Series Weight Distribution System with Friction Sway Control, # PS49902. The reason behind this is that there is a very good possibility that the sway control system will bind up while backing up the trailer and this could damage your system. There is a quick and easy fix though. When you need to back up the trailer, you will need to switch the sway control lever to the off position, pull two clips, remove the...
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  • Weight Distribution for a Trailer with Varying Tongue Weight from 400 to 1,500 Pounds
  • No worries, I can help you out with this issue. It is a common question, a varying load. There are weight distribution systems that have a tongue weight capacity range. The widest range is 600 to 1,200 pounds. There is also an 800 to 1,500 pound system. Considering that you can potentially have 1,500 pounds tongue weight you will need a system that goes at least that high. There is a Blue Ox system, # BXW1500, that is rated for up to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and requires a minimum...
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  • Are Replacement Spring Bars Available for Old Draw-Tite Weight Distribution Head 7120
  • The weight distribution head you have was made obsolete on 2/10/2011. I spoke with my contact at Reese/Draw-Tite and the current springs bars will not fit the head that you have. In order to use new bars you would have to replace the whole system and get new additional bars for different weight trailers. The bars you have are probably rated for a range of 600 to 1200 pounds. Bars are rated for 200 to 600 pounds, 400 to 800 pounds, 600 to 1200 pounds, and 800 to 1500 pounds. It would...
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  • Differences Between Pro Series # PS49901 and # PS49903 Weight Distribution Systems
  • When you're choosing a weight distribution system, you'll want to choose the system whose effective tongue weight range most closely matches the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. The weight of any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle should also be considered tongue weight. Ideally, you want the fully loaded tongue weight of the trailer to be as closes as possible to the middle of the effective tongue weight range of the system you choose. If...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Camper w/ 600 lb Tongue Weight Pulled by Chevy Trailblazer
  • Your trailer won't have enough tongue weight to get the spring bars of the Curt # C17062 Weight distribution system to flex, it'll make for a rough ride and the system won't distribute enough (if any) tongue weight to the front vehicle axle to level your ride height. I'd recommend a lower rated system like the Pro Series # PS49902 which is rated for tongue weights ranging from 550 to 750 lbs. Ideally, you want the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer (including...
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  • 2015 Ford F-150 Sags at the Back When Coupled to Trailer with 550 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • Sag at the rear of a vehicle such as your 2015 Ford F-150 can happen from 1 of 2 ways. First, weight in the actual truck bed can cause sag. Second, the tongue weight from a coupled trailer can cause sag. The ways to deal with the sag are different. When sag is caused by a trailer the recommended solution is weight distribution, not helper springs. Weight distribution will more evenly distribution the force of the tongue weight to all of the axles on the tow vehicle and trailer so it...
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  • Primary Difference Between Round Bar and Trunnion Weight Distribution Systems
  • Generally speaking, trunnion bar systems are available in higher weight ratings, but if you're speaking of two systems with identical weight ratings, the main difference between the two is that the trunnion bar system allows for better ground clearance. So, if you were driving a minivan or smaller SUV that has limited ground clearance at the rear, the trunnion bar system would be the way to go. If you drive a larger SUV or a truck, you could go either way. To choose a weight distribution...
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  • Friction Sway Control Bar Making Groaning Noises After 4 Years of Use
  • It sounds like the friction sway control bar needs to be cleaned. All you have to do is remove the slide bar from the unit and clean off the friction surfaces with a wire brush. You may also need to blow out the inside of the unit to clear out any crud stuck inside. This is also a good time to inspect the unit for damage and excessive wear. If you determine that you need a new one they are very reasonably priced. You would need # 83660.
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  • What Happens if Trailer Tongue Weight is 500lbs and Weight Distribution System is Rated For 1000lbs
  • Some weight distribution systems have a tongue weight capacity range and if the tongue weight is in that range it will still be effective. If the system is only rated for 1,000 pounds and there is no range and you have 500 pounds on it you will experience a stiffer ride and it will not be as effective as it could be. In extreme cases the trailer can get damaged because the spring bar tension is so great compared to the weight of the trailer. But you should not be concerned about that...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Jay Flight Trailer with 325 Pound Tongue Weight
  • A weight distribution system will help to ensure a smooth and level ride when towing your Jay Flight trailer. As a general rule, a weight distribution is going to be beneficial if the trailer weight is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's weight, which is the case with the 3,200 pound gross weight on your trailer. Based on the trailer hitches we have available that are custom fit for your 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, you can absolutely use a weight distribution system. The issue that...
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  • Recommended Way to Measure a Trailer to Determine the Tongue Weight
  • Typically, tongue weight will be 10-15 percent of the gross trailer weight. There are several ways you can measure: Tongue weight scale, bathroom scale or commercial scale. We currently offer is the Sherline trailer tongue weight scale # 5780 which has a 2,000 pound capacity. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight. The Pro Series # PS49901 and # PS49902 referenced will have the same gross towing weight of 10,000 pounds. The # PS49901 will have a tongue weight up to 550 pounds,...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2018 Heartland Ultralite Mallard M185 Travel Trailer
  • The Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # PS49903 is likely too big a system for your trailer. If you want this style system, a better option for you is the similar system rated for 550 to 750 lbs total tongue weight # PS49902. Total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of the trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These friction sway bar systems are not designed to allow backing up without...
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  • How Do I know if I need to Use Weight Distribution and Sway Control when Towing a Trailer
  • Weight distribution is recommended if the gross trailer weight is 50 percent or more of the gross vehicle weight OR if the rear end of the vehicle is sagging when the trailer is connected. Based on the weight of the trailer you would benefit from using weight distribution. You will notice improved ride quality and handling (on the truck) and reduce or eliminated sway if you choose a system that has sway control. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total...
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