1. Weight Distribution Hitch
  2. Curt
  3. 900 lbs
  4. WD Only
  5. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  6. Includes Shank
Curt Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Curt Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a trailer with 800 lbs – 1,000 lbs of tongue weight
  • Don't typically have a problem with trailer sway

No, if you:

  • Want sway control out of the box
  • Have a van or low-riding car that requires more ground clearance than you can get with round bars
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. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Curt. Curt Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number C17002 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution Hitch - C17002

  • 900 lbs
  • WD Only
  • Curt
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

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. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round 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 spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Snap-up lever eases hookup 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


  • Tongue weight: 800 lbs - 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 rise: 7"
  • Maximum drop: 2-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty

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

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more 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.

Forged Steel Spring Bars

The round spring bars are made from forged steel, giving them a distinct advantage over typical cast steel bars. Forging is a process where thermal and mechanical energy are applied to the steel, resulting in a finished product that is more resilient to impacts and is stronger in terms of shear strength. Simply put, these spring bars do a superior job of helping to hold your trailer in line because of their added strength and durability.

17002 Curt MV Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch

Installation Details C17002 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Curt Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - C17002

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 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. Includes round, forged steel spring bars and an adjustable shank. Hitch ball sold separately.

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I haven't been able to use my hitch yet, but it was easy to set up and looks like it's going to be exactly what I was looking for. It looks great and is very well built. Wayne 796054

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thank you very much. 497396

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I received hitch fast. The price was the best I could find. Also I don't know how you ship this very heavy item for free. I am well satisfied. 440524

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I have never towed with a weight distrubution htch beore.I was inpressed with how much better the vheicle handled.This hitch is heavy and well built. 362393

Product has exceeded my expectations..will never pull a loaded without a weight distribution hitch again
Russell E - 05/19/2018


Ask the Experts about this Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution System that Allows For Bracket Placement 35 Inches Behind Hitch Ball
    The Curt Weight Distribution systems part # C17052 and C17002 brackets fit frames that are 2-3/4" wide so you will not have an issue with the brackets fitting your frame. Curt does not specify bracket placement for MV weight distribution systems however, the bars measure 30-5/8" long. The two Curt systems you mention also have a tongue weight range of 800 lbs-1,000 lbs which is very overrated for your setup with a 450 lb tongue weight. An overrated weight distribution system can cause a...
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  • How To Find Correct Round 1,000 Lb Spring Bars for Curt Weight Distribution System
    In order to determine the correct replacement or upgraded spring bar for a Curt Weight Distribution System you need to know if you have the standard like part # C17002 or MV like part # C17052. The head for each is a bit different so you should be able to distinguish which you have by looking at photos of each. If you have the standard then the correct one for a 800-1,000 lb rating is part # C17115. If you have the MV then the correct one for a 800-1,000 lb rating is part # C17073.
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Recommended for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 7,000 Lb Trailer
    A weight distribution system is recommended if the gross trailer weight (GTW) of the trailer is more than 50% of the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Therefore, yes I would recommend using a weight distribution system on your 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 even though you already have a set of airbags. The reason for this is that not only will the system work to improve braking and handling, most of them have built-in sway control which is an extremely useful added bonus. Trailer...
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  • Lubrication Points of the Curt Weight Distribution System Part # C17002
    According to Curt for the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17002, they recommend keeping the socket ends of the spring bar where they sit in the head and the lift brackets attached to the trailer frame lubricated. I have pointed both of these locations out in the attached photo. You will also want to keep a good amount of grease on the hitch ball as well. I recommend using a white lithium grease like part # L10308 in the above locations on your weight distribution system.
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  • Comparing Curt Weight Distribution Hitch Systems C17002 and C17052
    The two Curt weight distribution (WD) hitches you referenced, parts # C17002 and # C17052, are both round bar type WD systems that are intended for trailer tongue weights between 800 and 1000-lbs. Both include the same component parts (and both do NOT include a hitch ball or friction anti-sway mechanism). The main difference between them is that the MV # C17052 has grease zerks at the head to make it easier to lubricate that friction point. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt.
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  • How To Tension Chains On Curt Weight Distribution System
    In order to adjust the tension on the Curt Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17002 you will first want to flip the bracket down, towards the ground. Once the bracket is flipped downward you can place one of the links through the hook end of the bracket. Then you can snap the bracket up using the included lift handle (Lift Handle for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part # C17112). If you have a power tongue jack, you can use this to apply tension to the spring bars as well. I...
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  • Can Spring Bars of Curt C17002 Weight Distribution System Be Upgraded to Higher Capacity
    The weight distribution head used on the # C17002 system is rated up to 1500lbs of tongue weight, so you certainly could use two of the # C17117 1500 lb rated replacement spring bars for trailers with a 1000-1500 fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. The bars are sold individually, so you'll need two of them.
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  • Longer Weight Distribution Shank Needed for the Curt # C17002
    We do have a variety of weight distribution (WD) shanks that you can swap out with the shank you are using for the Curt # C17002. One of the most popular options that we carry is the Curt # C17123 which has a 7" long shank and allows you to adjust your round bar system to a max 8-1/4" drop or a max 11-3/4" rise. I have also attached a link to our selection of WD shanks that are compatible with a 2" hitch receiver. As long as they have a squared side and don't slope down like part...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution Hitch for Coleman Pop-Up Camper Towed by 2004 Toyota Tacoma
    The weights of pop-up tent trailers from Coleman and other makers can vary quite a bit depending on the number of axle and the specific OEM equipment installed so the best way to go for selecting the correct weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) set-up is to measure its loaded tongue weight. The linked video may be helpful. Scale # 5780 makes is really easy to measure your trailer's fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) so you can choose a properly-rated WD/SC system. You'll want to load...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 8 Tall x 4 Wide Frame
    I do have options for you but the frame dimensions will cause problems for most systems. If you want to use one with chains like the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17002 then you'd have to swap out the clamp-on brackets for bolt-on, the Chain Hangers for Curt Weight Distribution Systems part # C17005. This system will have you covered while empty or loaded and it's easy to adjust this based on the load with the chains.
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  • How to Choose a Weight Distribution System for Fun Finder Camper With 2014 Toyota Tacoma
    In order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Fun Finder plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2014 Toyota Tacoma. To determine your trailer's loaded tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there,...
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  • How to Install Curt Weight Distribution Spring Bar Retainer Package 17109
    Curt Spring Bar Retainer Package # 17109 for round bar weight distribution systems like # C17002 includes clips, locking pins and rivets; and the rivets do resemble screws when they are installed. The old ones need to be drilled out in order to install the replacement parts in the kit unless you can get a grip on them with pliers. They usually can be pulled out.
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  • What Does Replacement Curt Weight Distribution Head Fit
    The Replacement Weight Distribution Head # C17107 will only fit specific models of Curt weight distribution systems: 17000, 17001, # C17002, and 17007 so if that's what you have then this head would work. Otherwise if you let me know the model of your weight distribution set up I can try and find the correct replacement head unit.
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  • Weight Distribution System for Towing 7,000 lb Trailer
    When picking out a weight distribution system you'd want to aim for the weight range needed for how your trailer is loaded to the heaviest you'll be at. For your situation the higher rated Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17002 would be the way to go as it has a range of 800-1,000 lbs but ideally you'd go with a system with a wider range like the Reese Weight Distribution System part # 49570 which has a range of 600-1,200 lbs which would be more ideal for you since you'll have a...
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  • Will Curt Chain Hangers C17208 Work on Curt Weight Distribution System C17002
    Yes, the Curt chain hangers part # C17208 that you referenced could be used with the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17002 that you referenced. The set screws of the hangers will fit a trailer frame that is 1-3/4 inches wide too.
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  • What Shank to use With Curt Round Bar Weight Distribution System?
    To start with, yes the Replacement Bolt Kit # C17150 will work with Curt Weight Distribution System # C17002; the bolt kit is a fit for round bar Curt weight distribution systems like the one you have. In terms of the shank it sounds like you need to get another 5 inches of drop. The shank on your Curt Weight Distribution System # C17002 offers a maximum of 2-1/2 inches of drop so you will need a shank that gives you at least 7-1/2 inches. If that is the case, either of the shanks you...
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Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Adam R
Updated by:
Lindsey S
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Amanda M
Updated by:
Mike S
Updated by:
Isabelle B
Installed by:
Cole B
Written by:
Chelsea B

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