Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System with Shank, 1,000 lbs. TW, 10,000 lbs. GTW

Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System with Shank, 1,000 lbs. TW, 10,000 lbs. GTW

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  • 900 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Standard
This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Curt. Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System with Shank, 1,000 lbs. TW, 10,000 lbs. GTW part number 17302 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Weight Distribution - 17302

This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.


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
  • Trunnion spring bars are constructed of solid, forged steel for strength and durability
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from adjustment rod to tilt head up or down
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift brackets and chains, snap-up handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum drop: 1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 7-1/2"
  • 1-Year warranty


Included w/ 17302Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

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.



17302 Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - Trunnion Bar



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Customer Reviews

Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System with Shank, 1,000 lbs. TW, 10,000 lbs. GTW - 17302

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

This weight-distribution system will help to evenly distribute the load over the axles of both your tow vehicle and trailer for a smooth, controlled ride. Shank included. Hitch ball sold separately.

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Great price, seems more robust than other brands. Works great, no problems. I use it to tow new travel trailers from Indiana to all over the US. Helps with "porpoising" on some trailers. 595683



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Ok system, had to buy a longer shank for my set-up. Work fine but that's about it. After about 4k miles trying different adjustments decided to replace with a different system. FYI, I am near the top of the TW with this. 584764



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Gotta love "Curt" products! ......great engineering, priced fair (etrailer.com)....... 179532



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Received the weight distribution hitch promptly when they said. Hooked up to the motor-home well & carried our truck & RZR smoothly! We are very happy with the overall service we received. Very professional, attentive to details, good follow-up, and excellent product! Would order something from E-trailer again, because the service was so good! Thank you! 37146



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This is a great product! My truck almost rides smoother with my trailer hooked up then without the trailer. Installation was a piece of cake. 20 minutes after installing I saw first hand what can happen when you don't have a weight distribution hitch. As I was driving down the road pulling my travel trailer I noticed up ahead of me that there was a truck was pulling a heavy trailer coming towards me down a hill. The trailer began to sway and the truck could not handle it. The truck crossed into my lane and then back across the road going into a ditch and rolling over! Thankfully the people in the truck were okay, but the guy said he had is trailer loaded down too much and he didn't have a weight distribution hitch! As I was standing there calling 911 I looked over at my truck, and the whole setup from my trucks front bumper to the rear bumper of my 31 foot travel trailer was perfectly level. Safety first everyone! This is a great product!! 31734



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Excellent System I have been very happy with this weight distribution system. It has performed perfectly and is built heavy duty for hauling. It is much stronger and built better than most of the systems that I looked at. A+ 3505


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  • Replacing 1,000 lb Trunnion Bars Curt Weight Distribution System with 800 lb Bars
  • If the Tongue Weight of your trailer when it is loaded and ready to go, plus the weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle is right around 600 lbs then a Curt Weight Distribution System rated at 1,000 lbs TW, like the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System # 17302, is definitely overrated. The WD System that I mentioned has a TW range of 800-1,000 lbs. Since you will be right at the 600 lb mark I recommend going with the Replacement Trunnion Bar Kit # C17308 which is rated...
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  • What is the Difference between Curt Weight Distribution Systems # 17302 and # C17342
  • The difference between Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System with Shank, 1,000 lbs. TW, 10,000 lbs. GTW Item # 17302 and # C17342 is the style of the trunnion bars. Kit # C17342 has bars that pin into the trunnion couplings whereas with # 17302 the bars are bolted to the trunnion couplings. They offer the same performance and specs but it is easier to remove the pin-in bars so if you will put on and remove the spring bars frequently the pin-in style is your best option. For...
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  • Can You Back Up with a Curt Weight Distribution System Installed
  • You can back up with the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17500 that you referenced as long as you are backing mainly in a straight line. Some systems are more strict on this than others, but basically you don't want to end up in a jack knife situation with a WD system installed as it will bind up the bars so bad that something can break or the bars will fall out. For a similar system that does not come with a hitch ball so that you can install and use a 2 inch ball like part...
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  • Adjusting Curt Trunnion Weight Distribution System so Tow Vehicle Rides Level
  • Although you have the proper system based on the tongue weight of the trailer, it sounds like you need to apply more tension to the spring bars. This will apply more leverage to the system, and therefore more weight to the front axle of your tow vehicle, leveling the ride height. How many links are showing in the chain between the snap up bracket and the end of the spring bar? If there are more than 5, tightening the chain a link or two will provide some more tension. If you are already...
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used on Trailer with Surge Brakes
  • There are some weight distribution systems that can be used with surge brakes as they do allow the forward and back movement needed to operate the actuator. For example the Curt Trunnion System part # 17302 that you referenced is compatible with surge brakes. Not all systems will allow the forward and back movement like the Strait Line kits like part # RP66084 as the cams that the system has to ride on prevent the amount of movement that's needed.
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  • How to install the Friction Anti Sway Bar # 17200 on the Curt # 17302 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • To combine the Curt Friction Style Sway Control System, item # 17200, with the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System, item # 17302, all you will have to do is set up the weight distribution system and then attach the small threaded ball from the friction sway control to the small, side ball hole on the weight distribution head. Then attach the plate mounted ball in the friction sway control system the the trailer frame 24 inches straight back from the center of the trailer coupler,...
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  • How to Install Weight Distribution Snap-Up Brackets on Frame of V-Nose Trailer
  • The trunnion bars used by the Curt # 17302 are 30-5/8 inches long. The chain hanging brackets would mount so that they're centered roughly 29 inches rearward from the center of the trailer ball. If the V-nose of your trailer covers the top of the trailer frame at that location, no worries. You can simply use a bolt on chain hanger, like part # C17005. Instead of flipping the hanger lever up to take the slack out of the chains, you'd use the trailer jack to raise the trailer tongue...
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  • Spring Bar Tension is Higher on One Side of Trailer than Other Side with Curt Weight Distribution
  • The tension on the spring bars fore any weight distribution system should be nearly identical (when sitting still on level ground with the trailer in a straight line behind the truck). The little bit of play making the shank off-level at the hitch is going to translate to anything else connected down the line to be off even more so that could have something to do with it. Curt does not specify a maximum or minimum amount of washers but if you are angling the head down to get the trailer...
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  • Is the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System # 17302 Compatible with Surge Brakes
  • Yes, the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System # 17302 that you referenced is compatible with surge brakes so it should work well on our single axle boat trailer with surge brakes. I attached an FAQ on weight distribution systems for you to check out also.
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  • How to Adjust Weight Distribution System for Level Towing
  • Don't worry, I can help explain how you will need to adjust your weight distribution system for the best tension. First thing to know is that there is no particular set amount of bar tension that is standard for all vehicles. It will depend on the vehicle and the trailer and how its loaded. Ultimately you will want to check your Tacoma's wheel wells for the best fitment. When you have the proper amount of tension for your setup your front and rear wheel well will measure the same...
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  • Troubeshooting Uneven Tension on Curt Weight Distribution System # 17302
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said a couple of things could cause the uneven tension on your Curt weight distribution system # 17302. First make sure you are on even ground when you set up your system and not on an incline or that your trailer is crooked. Next, make sure you have the same number of links in on both sides of the system, with a minimum of five links. You can test the tension in the system by taking the chains off your system an d lifting the bars until you feel...
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  • Can Curt Weight Distribution System Use Larger Spring Bar Arms to Upgrade Tongue Weight
  • It will certainly improve the ride and handling of your 2011 Dodge Durango to upgrade the spring bar arms on your Curt weight distribution system to accommodate the 875 pound tongue weight of your new travel trailer. To replace your existing spring bars with those rated for up to 1,000 pounds of tongue weight, you will want 2 of part # C17303. This part number includes 1 trunnion arm, chain, and U-bolt. With 2 of # C17303, you can upgrade your existing system to work well with your...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing a Snowmobile Trailer with a Minivan to Eliminate Ups and Downs
  • We have just what you are looking for. You would need to install a pole tongue adapter, # RP3280, on the long straight tongue on your snowmobile trailer. Before using a weight distribution system be sure to check your vehicle owners manual and trailer hitch to make sure they are compatible with weight distribution. Once you have the adapter installed, you will be able to select a weigh distribution system that is compatible with your snowmobile trailers tongue weight and gross trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2007 Chevy TrailBlazer Towing a Jayco Travel Trailer
  • For your new Jayco trailer and Chevy Trailblazer, I recommend the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit, # 49568. It is a little more economical, it will still allow you to add friction sway control, like # 83660, and it comes with the adjustable shank. You would just need a properly sized ball like # 19286 (2-5/16 inch diameter) or # A-90 (2 inch diameter). This system has a tongue weight capacity range of 200 to 600 pounds so the 470 pounds max on the trailer will fit nicely...
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  • Tongue Weight Range of the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17422
  • The tongue weight range of the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17422 that you referenced is 1,000-1,500 lbs. 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. If your loaded tongue weight falls in that range of 1k...
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  • Trunnion Spring Bar Length in the Curt Trunnion Weight Distribution System part # 17302
  • I confirmed with my contact at Curt that the spring bars of the Curt Trunnion Weight Distribution System part # 17302 is 30-5/8 inches. You are also correct about the Curt Short-Arm Systems as they have 28-5/8 inch length spring bars. I attached an FAQ article on weight distribution systems for you to check out also.
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  • How to Upgrade Weight Rating of Curt Weight Distribution Hitch from 5,000-lbs to 10,000-lbs
  • In order to select the correct higher-capacity spring bars and the other required components to upgrade your Curt Weight Distribution Hitch from a 5000-lb trailer rating to a 10,000-lb rating I will need to know the model/part number of your existing hitch. I checked with my contact at Curt to confirm that this is necessary. The part you referenced, part # C17308, consists of a trunnion spring bar and chain. I see that you have made purchases from etrailer but I did not see any weight...
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  • Which Sway Control Will Work for my Keystone Passport Trailer 5,700 pounds
  • The sway control that I would recommend for your Keystone Passport Travel Trailer is the Reese Round Bar Strait-Line Hitch with Shank, part # RP66088, to use with your Keystone Passport Travel Trailer. The dual cam system is different than friction sway control because the dual cam system works to stop trailer sway before it starts. Part # RP66088, can also handle more weight than your trailer so it will be good to have in case you decide to buy a different trailer in the future.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2015 Sure Trac Car Hauler That Requires No Drilling
  • When choosing a weight distribution system you want the tongue weight of the fully-loaded trailer to be as close to the middle of the range of the system you go with. Typically, the tongue weight is about 10 percent of the trailer so in the case of your 2000-lb trailer carrying a 4000-lb vehicle the tongue weight should be around 600-lbs. The weight distribution system I recommend is the Curt Trunnion System, part # 17302. This has a weight capacity of 10,000-lbs and a tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control to Tow a Keystone Outback Trailer with a 2007 Nissan Armada
  • The Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System, # 17302, will work when pulling your Keystone Outback with your 2007 Nissan Armada. Sway control is not a must have, but I recommend it to increase the reduction in trailer sway. If you plan on using friction sway control, you will need 2 controls when towing between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds. For friction sway control, I recommend 2 of # 17200. They can be used on the left or right side, but you will need one on each side. Friction sway...
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  • 1,000 lb Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation with 2 inch Hitch Ball
  • For a somewhat similar weight distribution system as the # C17500 except without a ball mounted you would want the part # 17302. This system does not have the same sway control though. Then for a 2 inch hitch ball you would also want the part # A-90. For a WD system that is more similar the Fastway e2 part # FA92-00-1000 would be your best option as it is a trunnion setup with the 2 point sway control.
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on Vehicle with Air Suspension
  • When using a weight distribution system on a vehicle with air ride or air suspension you want to inflate the air system first and then adjust/set up the weight distribution system. The other thing you need to do is make sure that your weight distribution system is rated for the tongue weight of your trailer. If the system is rated too low it won't be effective and if it's too high the ride quality will be very rough. I attached a help article on weight distribution and tongue weight...
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  • Does 2016 Nissan Frontier Have Towing Capacity for 3,597 lb Camper
  • Looks like you'd be totally safe to tow the trailer you mentioned. You have plenty of trailer weight capacity, have the P3 part # 90195 which is one of the best controllers around, and a weight distribution system so you'd have a totally safe towing setup.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Trailer with 540 lbs of Tongue Weight
  • When using a weight distribution system on a trailer the weight on the axles will stay the same. The tongue weight of the trailer will be distributed from being basically all on the rear axle of the tow vehicle to being also on the front axle of the tow vehicle. Weight distribution systems are recommended when the trailer of the vehicle weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight...
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 900 lbs Tongue Weight and 8 inches Drop
  • Trunnion bar systems are generally preferred because they offer greater ground clearance. If you are sure your tongue weight is going to be right at 900 lbs and not over 1,000 lbs loaded the part # 17302 that you referenced would be a great option. You should note that you need to include the weight of any cargo behind your rear axle as tongue weight as well. You will need a drop shank like the part # C17123 since you are in need of 8 inches of drop and the shank that comes with the...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 and 6,800 Pound Trailer
  • When selecting weight distribution you will want a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight when it is loaded and ready to tow. You will also want to add the weight of any gear loaded behind the rear axle in the tow vehicle as that will also count as tongue weight. Trailer tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when it is loaded and ready to tow. For 6,800 pounds, 10 to 15 percent would be 680 to 1,020 pounds....
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  • What is the Capacity of Curt Weight Distribution System without the Spring Bars
  • The Curt Weight Distribution System, # 17302, as a whole is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. If the spring bars are not connected, the system will be rated for whatever the vehicle is rated for. Check the owners manual to determine the amount of tongue weight and gross trailer weight your vehicle is capable of. I have included a link to our weight distribution FAQ article for you to view.
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  • Does Weight Have to be On the Trailer When Setting Up CURT Weight Distribution for a Horse Trailer
  • The horses in this case, or cargo in other cases, does not have to be on or in the trailer to install and set up the CURT Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System, # 17302. Whether there is weight in the trailer or not, you want 5 links of chain for the spring bars to hang from. You may need more or less links to get the spring bars parallel with the trailer frame. Once you have the horses in the trailer you will be able to determine if anything needs to be adjusted. It is the same...
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