Weight Distribution

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700 lbs

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Fits 2 Inch Hitch

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Includes Shank

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Grease zerks in the head make for easy maintenance
  • Mounting points on both sides of head let you add on two friction sway controls, if needed

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Chains don't provide much tension or stability, so this won't do anything to keep your trailer in line
  • And there's no sway control included either
  • Round bars don't provide as much ground clearance as trunnion, so you won't want this if you tow with a van or low-riding car
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 from Curt. Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW part number C17051 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Weight Distribution - C17051

  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
  • Grease zerks in the head assembly make for simple maintenance
  • 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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 8,000 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.


Built-In Grease Zerks

Built-in grease zerk on the Curt weight distribution system head assembly

The system's head features 2 built-in grease zerks so that you can easily lubricate the spring bars without having to remove them from the head assembly. The grease zerks are located on each of the shafts that encase the spring bars. Simply use a grease gun (sold separately) to inject grease into each of the zerks.



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Video of Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution - WD Only - C17051 Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at part number C17051. This is the CURT weight distribution system. It's going to have the round spring bars. It's going to have a gross towing weight of 8,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 800 pounds. Now this unit's going to evenly distribute the weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and trailer for improved stability and control. It's going to create a more level ride for both the two vehicle and the trailer.

The round spring bars on the unit are going to be constructed of a solid forged steel construction, so very strong and very durable. Another neat feature about this unit is you can actually adjust the spring bar tension simply by switching out the links right here on the lift chains and the lift bracket. If you need more tension, simply just switch out the links. If you need less, again, you just switch out the links. That's fully customizable when it comes to adjusting the spring bar tension for your particular setup. You can also gain the desired tilt using a simple washer design.

It's going to have this spacer rivet that's going to go into the head assembly. Once you have that through there, right here in this gap . Before you have the head assembly attached to the shank, you will need to install the number of washers that you need to achieve the certain amount of tilt that you want on the head assembly. It looks like it going to come with one, two, three, four, five, six, seven washers. That way you can tilt the head unit as needed. Once you get the desired tilt, you will need to set the set screw located here at the bottom of the head assembly.

Then you will need to tighten up the nuts and bolts that hold the head onto the adjustable shank. Located right here on each slot on the head assembly, this is where our round bars are going to go up in and connect to the head assembly. It's got a nice snapper design, so once you get these engaged in the head unit, give them a little bit of a push. They are going to snap in place. That's going to hold the bars inside the head assembly.

You obviously don't want like steel on steel contact for very long, so they have these nice grease fittings located here on each side of the head unit. You can pump that full of grease, and that's going to grease the ends of the round bars. That's going to allow them to move as needed inside the head assembly, so easy maintenance as well with this system. Now, the adjustable shank, this is included. It's designed to fit 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. I'm going to roll this around a little bit so you can get a better look at that. It's going to have the solid steel shank on it, again 2 inch by 2 inches. From the very back to the very front, it's going to give us an overall length of 12 inches. It can be used in either the drop or rise position. Right now I have the head assembly attached to the shank, with my shank in the rise position, but depending on your application, you can easily flip that over and use it in a drop position if needed. Now all the steel on the unit is going to have a really nice black patter-coat finish, so it's really going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. It's going to last a really long time. It's also going to come with a snap-up lever. Now this is designed for our list brackets. It's going to go over this right here. Once you have the lift brackets installed on your trailer, and you have the chains attached, sometimes there can be so much tension built up to where it's really hard to engage it or disengage whether you are hooking up or disconnecting, or unhooking. They include a nice little snap-up lever bar. It's just going to help you gain leverage, and make that process easier. It's also going to keep your hands away from it in case something was to malfunction, you don't have to worry about yourself or somebody you know getting hurt. This allows you to stand a little bit away from the actual tension and just keeps you safe and makes it easier when it comes to hooking up and unhooking. The system's going to include everything that you see here on the table. Your hitch ball is going to be sold separately. That goes in this portion right here. The diameter of our hitch ball hole is going to measure an inch and a quarter. CURT's also going to include this reducer bushing. This is going to reduce the ball hole diameter from an inch and a quarter to one inch. You can use a ball mount or a hitch ball with a one inch diameter shank, but in order to do that, you will need to install the included reducer bushing. Without that installed, the diameter is going to be an inch and a quarter. You have that right here, hitch ball sold separately. Then you have the location on either side for a small hitch ball. That way you can install a sway control system with this. That's going to be sold separately as well. When it comes to the tongue weight for this unit, it's going to accommodate anywhere from 600 pounds to 800 pounds with a maximum gross towing weight of 8000 pounds. Again, the unit's designed for two inch by two inch trailer hitch receivers that are rated for use with a weight distribution system. The max drop measuring from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, with the shank in the drop position, it's going to give us a maximum drop of an inch and a half. With it in the rise position and the head unit at the highest setting, it's going to give us a maximum rise from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform of six and a half inches. Then the holes right here on the adjustable portion of the shank, those are going to be separated on center by an inch and a quarter. That's going to do it for today's review of part number C17051. This is the CURT weight distribution system with a gross towing weight of 8000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 800 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Curt MV Weight Distribution System - Round Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW - C17051

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (47 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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hitch works great on my single axel tt 487063



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The Curt hitch is a quality product for the money. One suggestion to make the installation go easier. Use a old fashioned scissors jack to raise the tension bars to hook the chains on. 654269



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Excellent quality product. I did alot of research before purchasing this weight distribution system and this one fit the bill perfectly. The shank is solid, not hollow like some other brands. The installation is not bad, alittle tedious to get measurements just right if not on perfectly level ground, but not too bad. Driving difference is night and day. Overall a great product for a great price. Extremely satisfied and I would recommend this to anybody looking for a quality product at a great price. 200956


Comments

One year later, and still completely satisfied

Ben - 06/04/2016

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Only gave it 4 because I just got it and won't be setting it up real soon, but took the parts out of the box and it's all there and seems easy enough to set up. 576636



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George J., I received the Curt Weight Distribution System C17051 earlier this week and finally have time today to check everything. I have all the parts and should have it ready to go later this week. Thanks for the quick shipping and your interest in my satisfaction. Very happy with product looking forward to several years of services. Rodney 193812


Comments

Thank you for taking the time to follow up on the Weight Distribution I purchased from your company.I still enjoy using the WD and I think it will continue to provide the same level of service for years to come.Thanks again and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

George J - 06/07/2016

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Very good product , does the job. Two things I don't like. The "snap ins" for the flex bars. Are you supposed to pull them out with your fingers? To release the bars? It hurts my fingers, to the point I can't do it. So I use an old large flat screwdriver, that's works. Second, the hair pins, they hurt putting them in, and taking them out. I had another hitch that did not have the engineering mistakes. Other than that it works fine. Pay attention to the instructions and videos , they help a lot. etrailers does a great job, They let U speak to a tech, if U want, he was a great help. I definitely would do business with them again. 389509



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Everything looks good out of the box. Instructions and assembly easy. Took maybe half hour to setup. I wish instructions were more specific regarding the type of grease, but otherwise very satisfied. 714156


Comments

We like to use a Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease. I have linked the grease we use in our shop in both the Cartridge # L10301
UltraLube Biobased, Multipurpose Lithium Grease - 14-oz Cartridge
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and Tub # L10302
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$9.04
options.

-- Victoria B - 10/19/2019

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After researching online and after talking with local hitch installers I ordered the recommended product from etrailer! I found the price to be fair and after ordering the item arrived on time! We're very happy with etrailer and highly recommend them! 693382



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This equalizer assembly is exactly like another brand we put on another trailer, just not as heavy. This equalizer went on our travel trailer, gets used maybe twice a year right now. We pull this trailer or a 23' flat hauling a Jeep plus accessories (13500 lb. GVW) with a Ram 1500. Delivery was quick, all the parts were ok and there. Nice looking paint/powder coat. 677310



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Wow! Got that in 2 days! Thanks! 639896



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Great product, perfect fit for my application. Easy to level truck and travel easily. couldn't be more pleased. Thanks e trailer. James 569243



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Great stuff works great thanks, good service and video on installation 558006



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Exactly what I needed. Arrived in a timely manner. Thank you for the good service. 544264


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Working great, could not be better at all.

Dennis - 07/22/2019

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Had it a year and has performed adequately. Easy to hook up and easy to disconnect. Definitely would recommend! 526353



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I have installed the curt 17051weight distributing hitch according to the easy to follow instructions. Test drove with camper connected and pulled very easy. Will be going on first long trip next week.. 525521


Comments

Used the hitch to tow a jayco 154 BH. Made towing easier. We have since traded to a little bigger camper and the hitch still works like a dream. I would recommend the hitch to anyone towing a trailer.

Robert P - 06/22/2019

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etrailer.com has earned my business with their outstanding customer service and prompt deliveries. Did I say free shipping. Also I can’t say enough praises for Curt Manufacturing. Their powder coated weight distribution package is the best. 499141



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hitch works great on my single axel tt 487132



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good product.easy set up, makes my silverado ride great.e trailer is great place to purchase items for r v 472055


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still fine.thanks for fast service, good product, and price

RL - 02/01/2019

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Order parts they showed up in two days. Great service. 452177



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Works well, I use it for a Jeep Grand Cherokee pulling a dump trailer. Well built and easy to assemble. 448722



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Hitch is still in the box, never opened or used... How do I write a review? I'm going to put it on my local Craigslist, it's taking up room in my garage. 438189


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It’s still in the box, sitting in my garage, never opened, never used. Anyone want to buy it from me?

RJ - 10/05/2018

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Overall I was surprisingly impressed with the build quality and thickness of the steel. etrailer Shipped the product in an outer box which was a nice touch. I am very pleased as usual. I have ordered from etrailer a handful of times and will continue to do so. Great prices and quality inventory. 420480


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I keep everything greased and out of the weather so the whole hitch is still like new. I still feel this is a great buy.

John B - 08/15/2018

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I am very pleased with the Curt MV Weight Distribution System that I purchased. It was relatively easy to install and the instructions were clear. I was able to level both trailer and pickup with a significant before and after difference. I do not have the additional sway control but have noticed very little sway and do not feel a need to add it. For the price I believe this system to be an excellent, effective value. 415019



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Install was a breeze. Took it out for a trial run. No bouncing. Great results. 408455



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The weight distribution hitch works great. It was easy to install. 387487



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Great price, great product. 358721



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Excellent quality,works well. 325555



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The unit performs as stated. No problems, no issues. 317044



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Great experience! I contacted etrailer help desk, instant reply to my question. I ordered a complete hitch with extra parts, it came the second day! Amazing service. If you are looking for anything to do with any of the products they sell, you will not find better service anywhere, and with free shipping, I doubt if you will find a better price. 313864



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So far this product is great. 295017


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After a year this product is great. It is easy to use and handles well while pulling my trailer. Thanks for the follow up.

Gary H - 09/15/2017

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I've only used it maybe ten times but looks well built and has worked perfectly. It's easy to setup and instructions are clear 273668



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I ordered this item on a weekend. I am impressed with the service I received! I received order confirmation, shipping information, and was able to watch routing. I received my order quickly. This is a first class operation and I would definitely use them in the future! The item was exactly as presented and I'm very happy with it. 269899


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The quality of the hitch is great. Expect that it will give years of service with no problems

Brett - 07/12/2017

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Awesome hitch at and awesome price. I tried finding one on craigslist and found that buying here was only about $** more. In that case, I will go brand new every time. I haven't had a chance to put it to use yet, but everything looks great. 261625


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The product has worked excellent. Its rugged, thick steel that has held up to many camping trips.

Timothy E - 06/15/2017

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The product itself is excellent but was delivered without the hardware bag with all of the fasteners needed to assemble the hitch nor did the package contain the hitch ball also ordered. I contacted eTrailer and spoke with Michele about the missing items and she apologized and said that she would contact Curt to get the hitch pieces sent to me. I received the missing pieces AND the hitch ball five days later. Have to give a better than good rating even though the last time I ordered from eTrailer I had no problems with getting what I ordered and gave an excellent rating that time. 260345



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Thanks,, perfect fit 257443



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Not my first experience with etrailer won't be the last. They have good service, helpful staff, quick shipping and good prices. The Curt weight distribution hitch is comparable to higher priced brands and works well for less money. 255245



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Good quality. EXCELLENT shipping. Easy transaction. Information was provided all through the purchase to the delivery. 244069



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Good product. The chains could have been a little longer. 231739



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Very easy to install and set-up. Hard to imagine why I would want to spend more unless it included a sway control system. Very pleased with my purchase. My only small complaint was that I read many reviews from other customers of etrailer praising the speediness of their shipping; my order showed to be "in-stock" but took nearly a week before it actually shipped. Now once it left the facility the shipping was very fast. 227308



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ok 225564


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Working well. Other folks have used it in equal fashion.

steven m - 09/13/2016

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Easy install...Watch the U tube video it explains it all... Fast shipping too...Thanks 223314



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Came quick, easy install and works grea t. 220631



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Package arrived a little beat up on the outside but all was well inside. Parts appear well made. Directions are clear and straight-forward. I'll install shortly. 220147


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One year later, several camping trips with the trailer, no problems.

Rob - 08/18/2016

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Great product, good price, quick shopping. Would not hesitate to purchase again. 218589



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I HAVE NOT USED THE ITEM YET BUT HAD THE SAME UNIT MANY YEARS AGO. THE QUALITY APPEARS TO BE MUCH IMPROVED OVER THE PREVIOUS VERSION I HAD. 208031



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The price was great and the shipping was free and very timely. Have not had a chance to use it, yet, but can tell it is sturdy and well-built. 202819



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everything arrived quickly and all parts accounted for. thanks! 191032


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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 755 lb Tongue Weight
  • 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. For a loaded tongue weight of 755...
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  • Is Curt MV Weight Distribution System Correct for 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 may be a great choice for your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK but it will depend on a couple factors. 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 trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. According to my research your 2019 Crossroads ZR18RK has a GVWR of approximately 4,500...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Curt MV Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17050 could very well be correct for your utility trailer. However, in order to confirm this we would need to estimate your total tongue weight which is the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer in addition to the weight of any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. A good rule of thumb is that the tongue weight of the trailer will be around 10-15% of its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). If the above figure...
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  • Can the Curt MV 600 LB Weight Distribution System Be Upgraded
  • The springs bars are the only difference between the Curt MV Weight Distribution Systems part # C17050 and part # C17051 and these are available separately so you can purchase two of the Replacement Spring Bar part # C17072 and then be set when you are towing with your motorcycle in the truck bed. The addition of airbags should not be needed. In regards to installation, the head attachment bolts used to be 1/2" but they are now 3/4" and that is what this is referring to so please disregard...
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  • USA Made Weight Distribution System Recommendation
  • The Equal-I-Zer brand weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37100ET are made in the USA, but the Curts you mentioned are not made in the USA.
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  • Compatibility of Quality S Weight Distribution Head with Curt Replacement Round Spring Bars
  • The Curt replacement spring bars would likely not work with your Quality S weight distribution head. I can't recommend mixing and matching weight distribution heads and spring bars from different manufacturers. When a weight distribution system is engineered it's not tested with spring bars from other manufacturers, so your weight rating would be unknown. Best case scenario, the system wouldn't work as designed. Worst case scenario, the bar could fail. And chaos would ensue. I'd recommend...
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  • Can You Back Up with a Curt Weight Distribution System Installed
  • As long as you are backing up mainly in a straight line you can back up with a weight distribution system like the Curt part # C17051 that you referenced. If the angle of the truck and trailer would get more severe than what you would experience while traveling forward you would need to disconnect the spring bars first.
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  • Trailer Propane Tanks and Batteries Interfere with Lift Brackets on Curt Weight Distribution System
  • The spring bar length in Curt weight distribution system # C17051 is 30-5/8 inches long. This will put the system outside the range you need but I do have a way to make it work with your trailer. Instead of using the lift brackets that come with the kit you could use chain hangers # C17005 that bolt to the sides of the trailer frame. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this Curt system. The difference between using the lift brackets and the bolt-on chain...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 6300lb Trailer w/ 550lb Tongue Weight
  • Your first step in choosing a weight distribution system is to identify the tongue weight of your trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to tow. This tongue weight figure should also include the weight of anything stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. These combined figures represent the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system you choose. I've linked...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a Camper Trailer
  • 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. Tongue weight is typically 10...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan & 2000 Bantum Trail Lite Trailer
  • If you are adding the weight towards the back of the trailer then the tongue weight probably won't go too much above the 480 pounds that it is now. When determining tongue weight you also have to factor in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of your 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. If all of that keeps the tongue weight below the capacity of Curt weight distribution system # C17051 then it will work well. You would just need to add a ball; # 40038 for a 2 inch or # C40030 for a...
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  • How to Set Up Weight Distribution System on Vehicle with Auto Leveling Suspension
  • I would recommend you just start over totally with setting up the Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17051 on your trailer and 2009 Chevy Suburban. Like you said you will want to set the trailer on the hitch ball by itself first without the WD system attached to let the auto-level do it's thing. Once settled then you would go about setting up the system. For more information on that check out the install video I attached plus the install instructions link that is attached as well.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with Tongue Weight Between 600 and 800 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 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. Based on that the part # RP66542...
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  • How to Pick Out a Curt Weight Distribution System for a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 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. Based on what you listed as the...
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  • Length of Spring Bars that Come with Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17051
  • The spring bars of the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17051 that you referenced are 31.67 inches in length. The lift brackets on this system should be located a minimum of 33 inches from the center of the hitch ball.
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  • Is it OK that Curt MV Weight Distribution Head Has Slight Play On Shank
  • If the two 3/4-inch bolts, washers and nuts that secure the head assembly to the shank of your Curt MV weight distribution system # C17051 are installed properly and you have also installed the adjustment pin and flat washers you do not need to worry about the 1/8-inch of play between the head and shank. For reference, these parts are shown in the linked instructions as items 8, 9, and 10 (bolts, washers and nuts) and items 18 and 19 (pin and washers). When components are going to be...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution Hitch for 2015 Toyota Tacoma Towing 2900-lb and 6500-lb Trailer
  • The key to choosing a weight distribution (WD) system is to know your trailer's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) just as it will be when you head out. To this you need to add the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a loaded cooler. Since you noted this is not usually the case with your truck then the actual measured TW of the fully-loaded trailer will give you the information you need. TW matters when choosing a WD system because you want...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Raise Rear Suspension When Braking
  • A weight distribution system is designed to redistribute some of the trailer's tongue weight up to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This helps level the vehicle when towing but you shouldn't feel like the rear of the vehicle is getting lifted when you are slowing down. You may have too much spring bar tension if that's the case or are using a system that's rated too high for your tongue weight if that's what you are experiencing.
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  • Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation with Extra Long Shank for Tailgate Clearance
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that from the center of the hitch pin hole of the Curt Weight Distribution system part # C17051 to the center of the hitch ball will measure right at 11 inches. He said that from the pin hole to the end of the shank measures 8 inches. For a shank that you could use with this system that is overall 16 inches long you could use the part # RP3214. This would get you to about 15-3/4 inches long overall from the pin hole to the center of the ball hole.
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  • Choosing the Correct Shank for the Curt MV Weight Distribution System
  • In order to receive the best performance of your Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17051 I recommend using the Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120. This is going to allow you to lower the trailer hitch ball an additional 2" so it is level with the trailer. If you were to tow the trailer unlevel, the amount of trailer sway you experience would almost certainly be higher than with the trailer level.
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  • How to Pick Out a Curt Weight Distribution System for a Camper Trailer
  • 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. If your loaded tongue weight would...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 4,500 Lb Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper
  • The Curt Weight Distribution System part # C17341 would be a good choice for your Fleetwood Pop-Up Camper in regards to the weight range capability but I recommend you go with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System part # C17499 instead. The reason for this is because the TruTrack has integrated trailer sway control and prevention as well which will help you maintain your trailer at highway speed in the event of crosswinds or a semi passing. The spring bars are also typically easier...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Hitch Ball for Curt Weight Distribution System C17051
  • The Curt Weight Distribution System # C17051 requires a hitch ball with a 1-1/4-inch diameter shank. Part # 40038 is the recommended 2-inch ball; it has a higher capacity than # A-90 that you referenced and actually costs less.
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  • Should Weight Distribution Bars Flex When Installed
  • A slight bend in the spring bars of a weight distribution system is normal and just shows that they are doing their job. The bars are made of spring steel which is designed to flex. If they didn't flex the ride quality would be very rough. Since you have an 800 lb tongue weight system you will need to be sure not to exceed this figure with the loaded tongue weight of your setup. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Weight Distribution for 1997 Mitsubishi Montero
  • If you were wanting the weight distribution system to prevent the rear of the vehicle form squatting when a trailer is hitched up, you might consider an Air Helper Spring system like the # AL60747 from Air Lift. The air springs mount inside your current coil springs, and can be inflated when needed to prevent some of that rear send squat. If you click the provided link, you can see the installation instructions. The leverage provided by the weight distribution system's spring bars places...
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  • Possible Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Chevy Silverado
  • 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. Without knowing more about your...
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  • Can the Curt Weight Distribution Systems Be Ordered With a Longer Shank
  • I do have an option for you but the Curt Weight Distribution Systems like part # C17051 all come with a standard 12" long shank. If you like, you can purchase the above and then a longer 18" shank like the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4600 but there would be no way to combine the two pre-purchase. Please note you will also need a hitch ball in order to complete your setup, part # A-90 or part # C40030. We do have options for you that do not already come with the shank...
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